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What is the difference between a boundary survey and a topographic survey?

When is a topographic survey needed? While there are many reasons you might need a boundary survey, few homeowners ever require a topographic survey. Topographic surveys are generally only required for new construction or new development. Building your own home on a piece of land is one instance where a topographic survey could be required.

Understanding Easements on Your Property—Find the Limits on Your Property with a Land Survey

Do you have an easement on your property? Be sure with a land survey. Easements can affect property values significantly. In other cases, easements do not affect property values at all. Knowing if there is an easement on your property is essential, as is knowing the type of easement and any restrictions that might come

By |2019-07-30T15:23:02+00:00July 30th, 2019|easements, land survey, Land Surveying|

Understanding Easements on Your Property—Find the Limits on Your Property with a Land Survey

Do you have an easement on your property? Be sure with a land survey. Easements can affect property values significantly. In other cases, easements do not affect property values at all. Knowing if there is an easement on your property is essential, as is knowing the type of easement and any restrictions that might come

By |2019-06-24T17:46:38+00:00June 24th, 2019|Land Surveying|

How Land Surveys Protect Your Rights in Cases of Adverse Possession

How can a land survey protect me from adverse possession? While uncommon, many homeowners are shocked to learn that their property can be claimed under the laws of adverse possession in Texas. While not an easy task, as it can be a risk, getting a land survey is the first step to ensuring this cannot

By |2019-06-17T21:16:39+00:00June 17th, 2019|Land Surveying|

Back to Basics — What is a Plat?

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

By |2019-06-06T18:53:39+00:00June 6th, 2019|realsearch.org|

ALTA Surveys — Why you might need one.

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

By |2019-05-28T18:11:03+00:00May 24th, 2019|realsearch.org|

How do I choose a reputable land surveyor?

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.

By |2019-05-28T18:00:51+00:00May 9th, 2019|Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, realsearch.org|