Buying a home can be an exhausting process with tons of steps and loads of paperwork. It is critical to take your time to thoroughly research the home and do your due diligence with inspections. After all, you don’t want to be the couple who buys the house that inspired The Excorcist.
According to a report from Silver Screen Beat, a Pennsylvania couple waived the inspection when buying a farmhouse that was built in 1872. The seller’s disclosure said there were “bees in the walls” but the couple was so excited about the house, they didn’t follow up. Besides, what is so bad about a dozen bees living in your walls?
Well, it turns out the substance they thought was dirt on the window sills was actually honey. More importantly, they didn’t have a handful of bees living in the walls, it was 450,000 of them. Yes, nearly half a million bees.
This is certainly an unpleasant discovery. The couple did the right thing and had a professional beekeeper come and move the colony of bees instead of going the chemical route. It cost $12,000 to relocate the bee colony. This is yet another reason to do an inspection and be extra careful when purchasing a home.