After you’ve completed your professional inspections and found all to your standard, it’s time to move on to the next step. According to the Australian Pest Control Association, termite infestations are far more common in older homes and can cost $5,000 or more to treat (APCA). Fixing structural issues, on the other hand, may cost huge sums of money.
It’s a small price to pay for peace of mind and trust in your investment. If you don’t take these precautions before you buy, you might find out too late that your house is a termite-infested, poorly maintained leaky pitcher that will drain off loads of money.