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The Benefits of Mixed-Use Buildings

The concept of mixed-use buildings is not new but its popularity has ebbed and flowed throughout the centuries. Most recently, the concept of living, working, shopping, and socializing all within a small geographical area has once again been revived. Let’s

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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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When Do I Need A Land Survey?

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

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An Introduction to Easements

The legal definition of an easement is the legal right to use another’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, but

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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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Investing in Vacant Land

Buying land seems like an investment full of opportunities. While there are many benefits that can come from owning property, there are several items to consider before purchasing. The view might be nice, but a little investigating can reveal any

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First Time Homebuyers and Land Surveys

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

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Surveying Land with Vegetation

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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Everything to Know About Becoming A Civil Engineer

Are you considering a career in civil engineering? If you are looking for something that is a long-term career, requires a very specific skillset, and is future-proof then civil engineering could be the right job for you! Civil Engineering Civil

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