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The Purpose of a Mortgage Survey

When purchasing real estate, a mortgage survey is often required. What is the purpose of a mortgage survey? Let us explain.  What is a Mortgage Survey? A mortgage survey is a comprehensive report of all the details of the property

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Top 5 Reasons You Need a Professional Land Survey

When do I need a land survey? Both commercial and residential property owners may find instances where they need to have a land survey performed. Let’s discuss some common situations where a professional land survey is recommended and/or required.  New

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A Simple Introduction to Easements

The legal definition of an easement is the legal right to use another person’s land for a specific limited purpose. When someone is granted an easement, they are given the legal right to use the property for whatever stated purpose,

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Common Ground Areas

Encroachment is a term often used in the world of land surveying. What exactly does it mean? Essentially, encroachment is surpassing property boundary lines and encroaching on someone else’s property without permission. Oftentimes encroachment is an issue in subdivision and

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Why Are Underground Utility Surveys Necessary?

We often forget the world that lives beneath our feet. Though it’s not the lost city of Atlantis, it is still an important part of why we are able to live the way that we do each and every day.  Underground

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Basic Guide to Investing in Vacant Land

Investing in vacant land seems like an acquisition full of opportunities. While there are many benefits that can come from owning property, there are several factors to consider before investing in vacant land. The view might be nice, but a

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First Time Homebuyers’ Guide to Land Surveys

The process of purchasing your very first home can be quite overwhelming. There are so many things to consider. Many times, first time homebuyers forget to include obtaining a current and accurate survey to their checklist.   Just as you

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Basic Guide to Vegetation Surveying

When put to the task of surveying land, some traditional surveying methods require the measurement of the terrain covered by thick vegetation. Another kind of surveying, known as vegetation surveying, is unique in that it actually looks specifically at the

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Fence Installation and Land Surveying

Are you working to figure out the best way to do a fence installation on your property? Involving a professional land surveyor is a must in the process! Fence installers might can offer you some wisdom in the boundaries of

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How Surveyors and Engineers Work Together

During a construction project, you may often see both a surveyor and engineer present. While they have two separate jobs, they work very closely together when it comes to construction. However, it might be difficult to outline their differing responsibilities

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