Hi Jennifer, I assume that by your question you didn't work with a buyer's agent. It's in situations like this that they can prove particularly valuable, especially when the seller is paying their commission. I'm assuming the termite damage is not from an active infestation, how bad is the damage? You can ask to have them to lower the price slighlty, or repair some items, but they are under no obligation to do so, just as you should be under no obligation to continue with the deal. Keep in mind though, you paid the inspector to find things wrong; and he did, the perfect house doesn't exist. If I had a home inspect like this and it wasn't a fairly new home I'd be pretty happy with the results. If it is in an area that is a seller's market you will have little leverage, if it's in an area where you can find another suitable home tomorrow than you should be able to get them to at least meet you half way. But remember their is no garantee the next home will inspect any better. Good luck.
Tom Brady SFR, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, BPOR
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