Buying a Home With Termite Damage in Atlanta GA

Buying a home is a major investment and likely the largest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. Before you purchase a home in Atlanta, it’s important to determine if there has been any wood-destroying pest activity in the past or present.Unless there is an active infestation, it is generally considered to be safe and completely normal to buy a home with termite damage as long as proper precautions are taken.

Buying a home with termite damage in Atlanta; Call Active Pest Control for Termite Control and Prevention

Buying a Home With Termite Damage

To put your mind at ease about investing in a home that has had termite activity, it’s best to adhere to the following guidelines during the home buying process:

  1. Get a WDI report that will uncover any evidence of past, present, or possible future infestations.
  2. If damage is found, you may be able to negotiate costs with the seller to cover treatment and repair expenses.
  3. Ask the seller for any past infestation history in case the WDI report missed something.
  4. If a home has significant structural damage or active termites, it’s up to the buyer to decide whether or not they want to still purchase the home.
  5. As long as past infestations have been eliminated, you should not allow a history of termites to stop you from purchasing your dream home.

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Selling a Home With a History of Termites

If you’re thinking of selling your home, termite damage can reduce the value of your property. However, it doesn’t mean that you’ll never be able to sell your home. Under the best circumstances, you’ve had a past infestation that was treated with minimal damage. If you currently have an active infestation, it’s best to be honest and forthcoming. No matter the situation, when you are attempting to sell your home, it’s important to be prepared to pay for inspections, treatment, and repairs.

Living in a Home That Has Old Termite Damage

Past termite history and treatment in a home does necessarily mean that you will have future infestations. To avoid future termite infestations it’s important to implement regular inspections, treatments, and prevention methods, making them part of your regular maintenance routine.