What can't be seen can compromise the sale of a home
Last updated 10/30/2008 at Noon
FALLBROOK — It may not be the color of the walls but the activity behind them that ultimately seals the fate of many real estate transactions, according to Glen Fowler at Fowler Pest Control.
While many homeowners are entering the year’s busiest time for selling homes, far too many are preoccupied only with aesthetics, failing to consider the severity of hidden dangers such as termites, observes Glen Fowler.
“Surely an ugly color of paint on a wall may turn off a prospective buyer,” he says, “but finding a raging termite infestation behind that wall just before settlement could...