Why You Need A Land Surveyor
Ask yourself this question. Why would you purchase ANYTHING without knowing fully what you are getting? Buying real property is no small investment of your hard-earned dollars. You need to know for sure just what it is you are getting in return.
This question is especially relevent when it comes to buying a home. With most loans today, the buyer signs off stating they understand any problem that appears down the road that would have been discovered with a land survey is the buyer’s problem, not the mortgage company. With the multitude of legal documents that must be signed at a loan closing, they don’t give this issue much thought. Oftentimes, they are even encouraged not to have the property surveyed, in order to “save money,” only to learn later that the so-called savings turned out to be a major expense instead!
Another good time to have your property surveyed is before you do any landscaping, fencing, or any type of exterior home improvements. You absolutely MUST know where your property lines are before approaching any project. A relatively small expense before a project begins will give you the peace of mind from knowing there will be no surprises later that might become a financial burden.
Gone are the days when a survey was required for every real estate related loan transaction, however, the burden of knowing what you own remains fully in your hands. The only sure way of knowing if there is an issue with a piece of property is to have it surveyed, and you want to know BEFORE you “sign on the dotted line,” not after.
Don’t wait any longer. Find a registered land surveyor in your area, and get your property surveyed as soon as possible!