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It was a little of both. There was actually some termite damage to some of the door trim.....
By:  Paul (Moderators; 65573)
Posted on: 03-14-2019 10:28.
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...on the back side (I'll post pics of that later, wife's out painting it up), and some to a false shutter which I already put up on the front side. There was none to this ramp, but I'd rather an inspector come by, take a momentary glance and think "yup, looks good," vice "hmm, this seems poorly maintained, I should look extra close at every thing."

The termite damage--superficial as it was--was present when we got here, and we've had Terminix under contract ever since, so I don't anticipate anything major that we wouldn't have them on the hook to fix, BUT... I'd rather just avoid all that hassle, and it was actually a way to say thanks to the buyers for agreeing to full price without any closing concessions to us. Saved us around $7,000. A few hours and a hundred bucks or so seemed reasonable.

Termite inspection is a condition of the sale, and wouldn't normally apply to a free standing structure, but I'm told VA loans (which this person is using) stipulate anywhere on the property.

Edited by Paul at 3/14/2019 10:29:54 AM

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