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Written by Tim Denner
on June 18, 2019

The home buying process can feel like a roller coaster of emotions. It is exciting to try and find a home but it can also be very stressful. There are a lot of different things you need to consider about any property you think about buying. You have to temper your excitement and make sure to take the steps that will protect you from purchasing a property that will be problematic in the future. One step that you can take during the home buying process to protect yourself from unexpected costs in the future is getting a termite inspection. A termite inspection will help make an informed purchasing decision. If termites are found in a property you want to purchase then you can negotiate repair and treatment or move on to a different property.

Importance of a termite inspection before a purchase

Widespread termite damage can cause significant and expensive damage to a property. Even when there is significant damage, termite activity can go unnoticed for a long period of time. And, it can be difficult to recognize the signs of termite activity if you do not have formal training in the process. Because of this it is important to get a professional inspection on any property you are considering before a purchase. A professional termite inspection is a simple step during the home buying process that can save you money and time spent on repairs in the future. The results of your termite inspection can also help you in price negotiations if you decide to move forward with the purchase.

When to walk away from a deal because of termites

The information you receive in the termite inspection report will tell you if termites are present, give a description of any damage that exists, and provide you with treatment recommendations. Ultimately, the report will help you decide if you should move forward with the purchase or walk away. Each situation is unique but there are some instances where walking away may be the best option. If the sellers are unwilling to budge on price or make repairs then you have to decide if the property is worth the price in its present condition.

A termite inspection is an essential part of purchasing a home. In order to know what you are purchasing you need to have it looked at thoroughly by a professional. Termite inspections are a standard part of the home buying process. When you are at the point in the home buying process where you have made an offer on a property then it is time to get a termite inspection scheduled. Your real estate agent and the termite professional you choose will be able to help you navigate this part of the process.

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