Buying a Home With Termite Damage in Albuquerque
As long as the home you’re buying does not have an active infestation, you are safe to buy a home with a history of termites.
Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime. It’s easy to understand why, then, one would be worried about putting a down payment on a property with termite damage. It is generally considered to be safe and completely normal to buy a home with a history of termites. Simply ensure you receive a WDI report and that any structural damage has been fixed!
Is it Dangerous to Buy A Home With Past Termite Problems?
As long as proper precautions have been taken, it’s considered safe to buy a home that once had a termite infestation.
Precautions to take include:
- Getting a WDI report that will uncover any evidence of past, present, or possible future infestations.
- Asking the seller for any infestation history the home may have just in case the WDI report missed something.
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Selling a Home With a History of Termites in Albuquerque
Damage from termites or anything else will of course lessen the value of your home if they are not fixed. That doesn’t mean you won’t be able to sell your home whatsoever. Whether you had an infestation that was treated and caused minimal damage or have active termites in the home, it’s important to be upfront about your property’s history with termites. Home sellers should be prepared to pay for inspections, treatments, and even repairs if necessary.
Are Termites Drawn to Homes They've Already Infested?
While it may seem possible that termites will re-infest homes, it’s a toss up. A home that once had an infestation has the same chance of getting another infestation as a new home does. The best way to avoid having to deal with termites is to implement regular inspections, treatments, and prevention methods into your home maintenance routine. This is the best defense against termites—whether you’ve had an infestation before or not!
Buying a Home With Termite Damage in Albuquerque in Albuquerque NM
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