When purchasing a home, termites or other wood-destroying insects such as carpenter ants, woodborers or powder post beetles can quickly put a damper on the excitement. Depending on your mortgage lender, a termite and wood-destroying insect inspection may be required. FHA, HUD, VA, all require that homes they finance have a termite and other wood-destroying insect inspection by a certified pest control provider prior to final approval.
Private lenders are beginning to see the value of inspections and integrating them into their requirements for financing. Make sure to check with your lender early in the process so you understand what is expected. Even if it is not required to have a termite inspection prior to purchasing a home, it is a responsible practice for homeowners
Wood destroying insect inspections vary in cost depending on the location of the property, but you can typically expect to pay between $99 and $125. Please call to schedule your wood destroying insect inspection.