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NO... Buyer Beware,

Homeowners insurance policies do not cover pre-existing damage. They also typically exclude damage resulting from "ground movement" as this is a normal expected occurrence throughout the life of a home.

You would look to your buyers home warranty for coverage of an un-disclosed defect of the home you purchased.

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How much does State Farm Homeowners insurance cost on average?

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