Every so often, a person wants to know whether they should get a survey when buying or selling a piece of property. I would always get a survey. It’s going to cost you some extra money. If you’re buying a piece of property, buying a piece of property is like buying anything else. If you buy a car, you want to make sure you’re getting four wheels, a motor, transmission, and doors, and everything that goes with it. It’s the same thing with a piece of property. Buying property is undoubtedly one of the biggest investments you can make so it is important that you get what you paid for. Having a survey can be helpful in the future if you ever get into a dispute with a neighbor over property borders or if you decide you want to do construction on the property at some point.
If you are buying a piece of property, and if it’s been represented to you that it’s an acre, a half acre, two acres, or an unusually shaped piece of property, you will want to get a survey because you want to know if you’re paying half a million dollars for the particular piece of property. You want to be sure that when you are paying that half a million dollars, you are actually getting what was advertised. Getting a survey is going to cost you some money and it’s going to be a little bit of extra work involved, but we do it for our clients. We set it up. We know very good surveyors that we’ve relied on over the years. It’s not a difficult thing to do, but I do recommend it. This extra step can go a long way.
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