- Mar 30, 2004
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
So just what does Customary to the area mean? How do you determine if something is Customary to the area?
Requiring reports and Treatment: Wood destroying insects and other organisms can cause serious problems in the wood structural components of a house and may go undetected for a long period of time. FHA requires inspection only if there is evidence of active infestation, if mandated by the state or local jurisdiction, if customary to the area, or at the lender's discretion. Please see: Mortgagee Letter 2005-48 for more information.