We buy houses in Houston and we know that nothing deters buyers quite like dry rot, pests, or some other ominous discovery during an inspection. One of the worst is finding that termites have eaten away at part of your house. Not only do you have to kill the bugs, but you also have to repair any part of the house that they have damaged. In many cases, buyers will cold-shoulder you until it’s fixed, or walk away completely. At Brilliant Day Homes, we’ve worked with a lot of frustrated sellers who’ve gone through a similar situation and want to provide you with some answers to common questions we get.
Can you sell a house with termite damage?
Yes. However, it needs to be listed on the seller’s disclosure along with any other known defects with the house. While most people will have a termite inspection, knowingly hiding damage from the wood-destroying insects could get you in legal trouble. Make sure to fully explain any issues with the house including termites to your buyer.
Do you need to kill termites before you can sell the house?
It depends on the buyer. In most cases, a traditional buyer isn’t going to be able to buy a termite-infested house. The cost to tent a house to fumigate and kill the termite infestation ranges between $1 to $2 per square foot on average.
We Buy Termite Damaged Houses In Houston
At Brilliant Day Homes, we buy homes as-is for cash and we can close in as little as two weeks. We will pay closing costs and we don’t care if your home passes an inspection. Give us a call if you want to learn more! (713) 903-2582