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When buying a home, investing in a termite and pest inspection is the rule, not the exception.

As part of your offer, you may require a termite and pest inspection. This company not only inspects for termite damage and pest infestations, but also inspects for dry rot and water damage, among other things. The company that performs the inspection is important to you as a buyer, because you want to be sure they do a good job. While it was once customary for the seller to pay for the termite inspection and any repairs necessary, in the last few years this has become a part of the buyers’ investigations in escrow.

You should determine which company you want to perform this inspection and make it a part of your inspection period. If you do not know which company to hire, your agent will make a recommendation.

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