Steve, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA

how do I evaluate a termite report? What should I look for in the report that would tell me that the termite?

Asked by Steve, Fremont, CA Tue Mar 25, 2008

problem is serious and that I should avoid buying the house?

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Steve, to buy or not to buy is your choice. Do you already have your termite report? Or are you just being proactive? The termite reports that I have seen are quite detailed with clarity. They will say if there is no sign of damage, no sign of damage now, but previous damage and where it is located.

I would suggest that you get something called a Guarenteed Termite Inspection. Therefore, if there are termites they will come back and take care of the problem for you. It is usually much more reasonable then if you get a non-guarenteed termite, then if you have a problem it could be several hundred dollars more to take care of the problem.

If there is termite damage you can re-negotiate if your contract allows you to of course. You will have to check with your buyers agent on that one.

I hope this information helps! Best Wishes!
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