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Termite Inspections: Why They Are Crucial for Home Buyers

Why Termite Inspections Are Crucial for Home Buyers


Buying a home is a major investment that requires careful consideration and due diligence. A home inspection is one of the most crucial steps in the home-buying process, which can uncover issues that may not be immediately visible to the buyer. However, one inspection is often overlooked but just as important as the rest – the termite inspection. Thankfully, you’ve got TLC Home Inspections, on your side to explain why this inspection is crucial for home buyers.

Uncover Damage

Unfortunately, termite damage often goes unnoticed until it’s too late. That’s why a termite inspection is so important for new home buyers. Our licensed inspectors will examine the structure for signs of termite infestation or damage, such as mud tubes, droppings, and hollowed-out wood.

Some Lenders Require It

In addition to uncovering hidden damage, lenders often require a termite inspection before they approve the loan. Without an inspection, the lender may not be comfortable lending money for the home purchase.

Homes in Texas Are Notorious for Termites

In certain areas throughout the United States, termites are a chronic issue for homeowners. Unfortunately, Texas is one such area. Therefore, a termite inspection can give you peace of mind and help you avoid buying a home that could potentially have costly termite damage.

Aids the Negotiation Process

Finally, you can use this information to negotiate with the seller if a termite infestation or damage is found during the inspection. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may be able to negotiate a lower price for the home or require the seller to pay for the repairs.

Don’t Skip a Termite Inspection

No matter the property’s condition in Austin, TX, you should never skip a termite inspection before buying a home. Instead, contact TLC Home Inspections. We’ll add it to your home buyer inspection, knocking out both simultaneously. Additionally, if you’re selling your home, add this to your pre-listing inspection for peace of mind. You can schedule your appointment by dialing (512) 900-2191.

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