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You Don’t Need Santa To Give You A Termite-Free Holiday

If you hear creaking and groaning in the ceiling this Christmas Eve, it could be Santa landing on the roof…or it could be your wooden structures groaning due to termite damage. Did I just dim your holiday cheer a little? Apologies, but termites don’t take a winter holiday even if you do. They also have […]

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Happy Halloween from Best-Rate Repair

This Halloween, plenty of monsters and ghouls will show up on your doorstep. You might be accosted by vampires, ghosts, zombies, and werewolves. The real terrors, however, may already be lurking within your home. You could have something dark and horrible attacking the foundation of your home, gobbling up wood as hungrily as a vampire […]

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When Do Termites Strikes?

Q: I’ve heard that termites cause billions of dollars in damage each year in the United States. I definitely don’t want that happening to my house! Is there a certain time of year when they strike so I can be on the lookout for signs? A: You’re right, termites cause a significant amount of damage […]

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Q& A: Termite Inspection Before or After Escrow?

Q: When purchasing a home, is it better to have the termite inspection performed before or after entering escrow? A: This is a question we get a lot in the wood repair business. Homeowners are understandably nervous about agreeing to purchase a home only to get back a termite inspection report that shows massive termite […]

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The Three Little Real Estate Agents

Once upon a time there were three little real estate agents who sold houses in San Diego. Like most real estate agents, they wanted to sell their houses quickly. Each had a different way of achieving this goal. The first real estate agent wanted to do the least amount of work possible to sell her […]

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Is Termite Damage Covered by your Home Owners Policy?

For most people, their home is the largest investment they will ever make. That’s why it’s so important to have homeowner’s insurance to cover the cost of repairs if the house is ever damaged by fire, earthquakes or from any other unseen event. In fact, homeowner’s insurance is so important that all banks require it […]

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The Termite Grinch

Termites have a certain Grinchiness to them. They certainly don’t mind sneaking into your house or ruining your Christmas with all the damage they create. The holidays aren’t an ideal time to get termites, but when is? If you find the little suckers (or maybe I should say “little biters”), sampling the wooden structures in […]

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What’s Scarier Than A Vampire? Termites!

Halloween is a time for ghouls and ghosts and mysterious creaks that wake you up in the darkest part of the night. While children worry about werewolves and vampires, there may already be monsters in your house. Tens of thousands of them. And these monsters are hungry. I’m talking, of course, about termites. You think […]

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For Real Estate Agents: How To Deal With Termite Damage

Whether you discover termite damage in a home your client wants to sell or buy, it will change the way you approach the buying or selling process. As a real estate agent, your client will depend on you for advice on how to deal with the termite damage in their home or how to bid […]

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For Real Estate Agents: How To Find Termite Damage

Clients looking to buy or sell a home rely on the expertise of their real estate agent to help them fairly price their home and to determine what to bid on homes of interest. Making a good pricing assessment on a client’s home or a home a client may be interested in buying requires real […]

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