Termite Inspections Are So Important
In North Carolina, termite inspection are so important to have done on a home you are planning on buying. If you are a VA buyer this is a mandatory inspection that your lender requires. If you already own your home and have been in it for some time, you should have a termite inspection done yearly if you don’t have it under contract with a local pest company already.
As a Realtor, I see the majority of termite reports from my clients homes come back with active termites, previously infested termite, not active or an actual clean report with no termite issues. The last 10 termite inspection reports I received back showed 7 out of the 10 had active termites or previously infested termite, not active. WOW... right? Actually not really a big surprise as a Realtor, but can be alarming to a potential buyer or seller. Termites, if caught early and treated is not that big of a deal. I always have a talk about the termite inspection done on a home prior to getting the report back. This way it helps prepare the buyer or seller incase issues come up.
Fayetteville, NC and surrounding areas are very sandy and for some reason termites love our homes. It doesn't matter if your home was built 30 years ago, 10 years ago, 5 years ago or 1 year ago, termites don’t discrimination...I know, lucky us. The point I want you to know about termites in NC “it’s not if you have termites, it’s when you will get termites”. So make sure to keep up on this and protect one of your largest assets. It’s much cheaper to treat and inspection early, then to find out before selling your home, that you home is infested and it will now cost you $600+ to correct it. Termite inspections can cost between $55-$85 and that’s money worth spending. That’s why termite inspections are so important.
If you're thinking of buying or selling a home in and around Fayetteville, NC, I would love to be the Realtor to assist you. I would love the opportunity to help educate about protecting your home. Call 910-583-3817, email or visit my website to search for homes.