What is a plat? Platting is the process of developing what is known as a Plat map. Platting is required mostly when buying and developing vacant land. Most often, platting occurs when a landowner is developing property to divide it into parcels while creating a subdivision. What is the difference between a plat and a
Why do I need an ALTA survey? While a boundary survey is generally required for most residential transactions, commercial transactions typically require an ALTA survey. An ALTA survey may be more expensive, but it conforms to the more exacting standards of the American Land Title Association and the National Society of Professional Surveyors. An ALTA
Knowing Your Boundaries -- Why It's Harder Than You Thought As property values continue to rise, and a few inches can potentially mean thousands of dollars, the importance of accuracy in land surveys becomes even more critical. Oddly, there is not one universal set of rules as to how these surveys must be conducted. However,
What should I look for in a land surveyor? Getting your land surveyed is not an everyday experience. Even if you bought a home, this might have just been one of those inspections that you don’t remember. Choosing a well-qualified land surveyor (a bit harder than, say, choosing someone to shampoo your carpets) is crucial.
4 Common Reasons for a Land Survey Most likely, you had a land survey when you bought your home. Most homeowners are unclear as to why lenders often require one. Even less clear to homeowners is why that is not the only time you may need a land survey. So, what are some of the