Almost 10 years ago now, our family made the move from California to Texas. Since then, we’ve worked with countless clients relocating to Austin from the golden state. While real estate in California and Austin has a number of similarities, understanding the differences, and what they can mean for your transaction, can be the key to a stress-free real estate experience. In our latest blog series, we unpack the 10 biggest differences between the California and Texas real estate process and how you can use them to your advantage. Here we’ll look at CA vs TX termites.
Texas vs California Real Estate: Termites
If you’ve bought a home in California, you know that termites are a significant issue, particularly in the coastal cities.
High water tables, homes built on perimeter foundations with crawl spaces and improper drainage all contribute to the terminate and fungus infestation. In fact, it is estimated that more than 60% of the homes in California will have a termite infestation at some point in their useful life. To add to the headache, in addition to subterranean terminates (that live in the soil), California also has airborne termites. (Airborne termites fly which is the reason why you see homes tented to be exterminated.) Exterminating airborne termites can be expensive, inconvenient and toxic to pets, plants and people.
In Texas, because of the extreme heat, we have subterranean only. Subterranean termites can be eliminated by injecting soil with a termicide or several organic treatments which are more environmental friendly. When considering Ca vs Tx termites, Texas is a little more favorable.
Considering a Move to Austin?
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