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  • Palm Desert, CA 92260
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A Message From Cathi & Ben...

We hear similar stories repeated in different ways from our clients; At first, they look forward to stolen weekend's to golf & relax in the desert - they gradually discover they're crafting ways to spend more time here until it becomes clear, life just doesn't get any better than this."

Once that realization hit's, the process of change begins... We know what an extraordinary commodity your home is - buying or selling a home can be one of the most important decisions you will make and having the right team on your side will make the difference.

We specialize in homes throughout the Palm Springs Valley including Palm Desert Real Estate & Homes, Indian Wells Real Estate & Homes, La Quinta Real Estate & Homes, Rancho Mirage Real Estate & Homes, Palm Springs Real Estate & Homes& Indio Hills Real Estate & Homes. Whether you want to buy or sell an estate, lock & leave property with income potential, a resort property, land to build your dream home, or a property located in a country club or golf community we know the desert and are here to help. Our motto, If its important to you, it's important to us, guides us as we help our clients buy or sell a home in the desert.

Thank you for visiting DesertAreaHomeFinder.com, we hope you find our site helpful and we look forward to speaking with you it's easy, just click on the picture of a cell phone in the upper right corner of this web site and it will ring our cell phone directly.

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Home Pest Inspection

Q. We‘re getting our home ready for sale. Should we have a pest inspection now and it really necessary?

A. The state of California and most lenders require that the seller or buyer obtain a Wood-Destroying Pest Inspection Report and Lenders will require an “All Clear” prior to funding.

Termites can devastate a dwelling and the problem is not always visible – a trained entomologist (insect specialist) may be needed to spot evidence of termite activity. An independent, reputable expert may be a better choice than a company that treats homes for termite problems.

Hire experienced, licensed, and insured exterminators. Avoid any company that offers a contract containing a disclaimer against water damage. This is an “out” if their treatments aren’t effective – termites need a 98 % humidity level to thrive. Moisture and termites go hand-in-hand and only a thorough extermination will get them.

Americans spend $4.5 billion a year on termite extermination and $2 billion to repair their damage. The right exterminator could save you from extensive repairs. Here are some tips on hiring exterminators.

1. Ask someone you trust for a reference (your agent is a great place to start!).
2. Find out if the company belongs to a national, state, or local pest control association.
3. Ask the company exactly what the pest is, what treatments are needed, and how long it will take before they go to work.
4. Thoroughly read and understand the company’s guarantee.
5. Expect to pay more for a good exterminator and inspection.

Position your Home Correctly for the Marketplace. If you’re thinking about selling, or you’ve had your home on the market and it didn’t sell –
give us a call, we can help. (760) 218 – 5752

The Real Estate Corner is a monthly article published in Desert Living newsletter for the Palm Springs Valley – to receive a copy send your email address to: Cathi@CathiWalter.com.

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  • Cathi & Ben Walter
  • REALTOR ®
  • 44530 San Pablo, Suite 101
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • P: (760) 218 – 5752
  • E: Cathi@DesertAreaHomeFinder.com
  • CalBRE# 01346930

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