As the director at a water testing lab that specializes in FHA water tests in the Naples and Fort Myers areas, I have a slightly different perspective on the real estate scene than a lot of my friends who are agents or brokers.
There are two things I have noticed lately; one is a definite uptick in the number of FHA water tests our laboratory is conducting and two is the recent arrival of requests for our lab to conduct USDA water tests.
I became curious and checked out the website of the USDA rural development program. I was suprised to find out that they define all of Collier county as eligible (Lehigh is also eligible) for rural development assistance. If you want more information you may go to the USDA rural assistance website below.
If you have any questions about the water testing requirements for USDA, VA, or FHA homes please feel free to call or email
John Henry Baird
Florida Environmental Laboratories