Home Purchase Termite Inspections in Arizona
Helping Home Buyers in Mesa, Phoenix & Surrounding Areas
Termites are a major problem in Arizona. There’s a common saying around here: “There are three types of homes. Those that have termites, those that will get them, and those that have had them.” Left untreated, termites can destroy your home—or the one you’re about to purchase. If you’re buying a home, it’s worth it to get a home buyer termite inspection.
Our termite technicians at Arizona's Best Choice Pest & Termite Services provide a thorough inspection that seeks out the tell-tale signs of either a current termite infestation or a past one. Don’t close on your home without scheduling a professional termite inspection first—the cost of our inspection is so small compared to the cost of dealing with years of termite problems, a lowered home value, and the headache of having termites.
Why Get a Termite Inspection?
It’s your right under Arizona law to be able to order inspections of property or a home you’re buying during the period between the offer being accepted by the seller but prior to closing. Most home buyers get a general home inspector to look at the structure of the home and make sure there aren’t any problems with the air conditioner or attic. However, most general home inspectors do not have the expertise to look for termites. For that, you’ll want to give our professionals at Arizona's Best Choice Pest & Termite Services a call.
Here’s the thing: termite can cause major damage to a home, and they’re common throughout the Mesa area. If you skip getting a termite inspection, you could be taking a huge risk. In most home buying processes, a home inspection period is a place where you, as the buyer, can weigh things that are wrong with the home and decide if you still want to move forward with the purchase. To make the best possible decision, you need all the information possible. You don’t want to get into your dream home only to find that 20 years of termite infestation has eaten away everything from the foundation on up.
Most mortgages do not require proof of a home buyer termite inspection, with the exception of a VA mortgage, which requires you to send a termite report to your lender. However, if the appraiser notices termite problems, it could cause you problems as a buyer. It’s often better to just know if there are termite issues before that point.
Information About Termites
In natural ecosystems, termites are an important part of the circle of life, as they consume dead leaves and trees, giving new things a room to grow. In your home, however, termites can turn that useful destruction into a living nightmare for you and your family. Attracted to the wood construction of your home, termites can cause major damage if left unchecked.
Details About Our Termite Inspections for Arizona Home Buyers
In Arizona, home sellers have to disclose to buyers the termite history of the property. However, this means that the seller has to know that they have termites. What if they don’t? What if termites have been eating away in the walls and attic and the seller is unaware of the problem? A professional home buyer inspection in Mesa is always a good idea.
If you plan to pay by card or another form of direct pay, payment is required at the time of inspection.
We offer payment through escrow. There is a $20 escrow fee, and your credit card must be on file with the main office to bill through escrow. Your credit card will be charged 45 days after the inspection if payment has not been received by the escrow company.
In addition, we have access to MLS lockboxes, which allows us to access the home for the termite inspection without the realtor present, so long as we have an appointment agreed upon by both the buyer and the seller.
Our Affordable Pricing:
- Under 1,500 sq. feet--$52.00
- 1,501-2,500 sq. feet--$62.00
- 2,501-3,500 sq. feet--$72.00
- Over 3,501 sq. feet—call for price
- Premium reports start at $150.00 and come with a one-year warranty
- Commercial property—call for price
*The above pricing is based on the report being paid for at the time of inspection. A $20.00 processing fee will be added if the report is billed through a title company.
Home Seller/Buyer Termite Inspection FAQs
What will I receive at the end of the termite inspection?
Once we’ve completed your inspection and processed the payment, we’ll provide you with an official Wood Destroying Insect Information Report. For those going through the VA loan process, this report can be provided to the lender as proof that the home doesn’t have termites. Otherwise, the form will give you—the future homeowner—information about the current state of termite activity for your records.
I’m a home seller. Can I get a termite inspection?
Yes, home sellers can also schedule a termite inspection with Arizona's Best Choice Pest & Termite Services. We’ll run through the same process. This may help you fill out termite information for the future buyer honestly, and without guessing. If you do have termites, you can also choose to deal with them before putting your home on the market. However, keep in mind that most buyers will still go forward with their own home buyer’s termite inspection.
You offer free termite inspections normally. Why do I pay for this one?
In most instances where inspections are scheduled, it’s because someone suspects they have termites. However, most of the home buyer’s termite inspections are done regardless of any suspicion, meaning the inspection is unlikely to require any service. The small charge is to cover the time and gas our inspector uses to perform the job.
Do you offer termite inspections for non-home real estate transactions?
Yes, we do. We often do termite inspections for the prospective buyers of commercial and industrial property. As you can imagine, the work varies, from small restaurants to warehouses. Therefore, for prices and rates, you’ll need to call us and prove us with a square footage estimate and information about the building you’re looking to purchase. We’ll help you out however we can.
Why Should I Hire Arizona's Best Choice Pest & Termite Services?
We have been serving home buyers in Mesa, Phoenix, and Casa Grande for 20 years. We know that purchasing a new home is a major step in your life, not to mention one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. That’s why our technicians thoroughly inspect your future home for termites, looking for any signs of infestation or damage. We want you to have all the information possible heading into the final home purchase decision.
For a same-day home buyer termite inspection in Arizona, call (480) 418-3068 today.
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