While we are waiting for THE PHONE CALL telling us we have been approved, we had to get the house inspected for termites. The exterminator went out to the property, and crawled under the house to take a look. He did find some evidence of subterranean termites, which is not unusual for Georgia, but he did not see any evidence of damage from them.
Ronnie, the exterminator, sent me an email with a PDF file of that contained a drawing of the house, with marks to indicate where he found evidence of termites. Also included was a letter for the lender, and a tentative contract for treating the house for termites. If we are approved for the loan, we’ll sign the treatment contract and send it to Ronnie, with a copy to the lender’s representative. This inspection cost us $45, but $45 can save you lots of headaches down the road. And so, we wait some more.