Terrible Termites!

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I was watching “Flip That House” the other day and on this particular episode, during the renovation, they discovered that the house had horrific damage from wood destroying insects. They ended up reframing the whole area and essentially re-building part of the house just to fix the damage. Of course the “flippers” came out on top because it’s TV and they have all those contractors at their disposal. But what about you?

“Ew, bugs!” may be running through your head thinking about termites. I know my skin in crawling! But termites are more than bugs, they are serious pests and a threat to your home investment! In fact, a termite inspection is required if you are not paying cash for your home. If you have a mortgage, lenders and their investors will not approve your home purchase until a termite certificate is produced. Why should they if they can’t be certain that those little buggers aren’t tunneling their way through the house?

Termite Inspections are usually at the cost of the buyer, but fall under $100. It provides peace of mind for you as well as the investors backing your mortgage. In order to maintain your termite-free status, we recommend getting a yearly termite inspection as well as following some tips on avoiding termite infestation.

If you need further recommendations, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Anya Taschereau
The Allen Group

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  2. Thanks for sharing this advice when it comes to termites. I agree that it is better to inspect a home for termites than to buy a house and realize there are termites while you own it! Plus, it is also worth it because you have that peace of mind!

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