hi, we just put an offer one of the house, but the problem is that house has been treated with termites before, is that safe to buy that house.

Asked by Jassi, Waltham, MA Mon Nov 16, 2009

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Jassi, Home Buyer, Waltham, MA
Tue Nov 17, 2009
thanks guys for your advice.
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Janet Peters…, Agent, Carver, MA
Tue Nov 17, 2009
Hi Jassi,

If the inspection went well and the termites are inactive, and the damage is minimal or already repaired, it should not be an issue to you or future buyers down the road. Termites are a part of the home owners world can be kept in check. You should be aware and keep an active termite treament in effect as you have had prior issues and you should be fine.
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Susan Costa, , Westport, MA
Tue Nov 17, 2009
If the termite areas show no activity - then this is an old issue - does not mean that there will be termites in the future. Do you lik the house? If so, then is actually a mute issue.

If the area shows some life - have th seller treat the area (most companies provide future warranty) then monitor the situation. Or have the seller remove and replace the infested area and treat the surrounding area (again monitor for future repeat).

If you like the house - there are always options.
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Sean Dawes, , Philadelphia, PA
Mon Nov 16, 2009
Jassi,

All depends on if the other buyer is discouraged. if the problem has been addressed and your inspection was smooth assuming you do not get termites again I do not see why a future buyer would not be interested if the section has been replaced years ago and passes with flying colors.



Sean Dawes
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Jassi, Home Buyer, Waltham, MA
Mon Nov 16, 2009
home inspection go well, they did'nt find termites in the house , damaged part is totally remove by a seller. but we are still in confuse shall we move forward to buy this house. in future if we want to sell the house it may effect the value or not , plz give suggestion.
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Sean Dawes, , Philadelphia, PA
Mon Nov 16, 2009
Jassi,

Prior to moving forward, I would invest in the money to do a home inspection so you are aware of the full damage if any to the home.

Better to spend a couple hundred bucks then invest thousands by actually buying the home and finding a huge problem.



Sean Dawes
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Thomas Martin, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Hollywood, FL
Mon Nov 16, 2009
Debends on how bad the termite damage is. You can ask the seller for a credit for any repairs you think the home may need from the damage. Or even get a contacter to inspect the home and get an estimate on what the repairs will cost.
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Janet Peters…, Agent, Carver, MA
Mon Nov 16, 2009
If the property has been treated for termites, this does not necessarily mean that it had termites. Many homeowners will have their homes treated as a precaution.
At your home inspection, be sure to ask the inspector to check for termites.

Good Luck with your offer!
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