Sunday, March 27, 2011

What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know About Termite Inspections

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What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know About Termite Inpections

So you’ve just spent the past few months fixing up all of your home’s little eyesores, cleaning every window in the house, and planting plenty of flowers out front to boost the property’s curb appeal. The house looks great! You proceed to put it on the market.
Then it happens. A buyer walks-in, loves the place –and all of the hard work you recently put into it–and makes an offer. You accept the offer and go into escrow. Then the termite inspection comes in: You have a major infestation.
Now imagine shelling out potentially thousands of dollars to kill off the little buggers. And those homebuyers who thought they found the house of their dreams? Well, they’re probably not too stoked about the infestation.
Termites are very common here in Encino. Our climate is perfect for them. Many homeowners do not realize that a termite inspection is actually a “wood destroying pest” inspection. In addition to checking for termites, the inspection checks for damage, dry rot and fungus:

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