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Do I need a land survey before closing on my house?

In most cases
In some cases
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Question: Do I need a land survey before closing on my house?
Top Answer (58% of 29 votes): In some cases.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: In most cases it is not the Seller's responsibility to conduct a land survey, although they may wish to and should discuss this with their listing agent. From the Buyer's perspective, generally speaking, the survey exists to protect your investment. Just as you would use Carfax to help with the purchase of a car, you should get a survey to help with the purchase of your property. You are most likely spending hundreds of thousands of dollars,and should definitely consider having a survey done to protect your investment.
Real Living Kee Realty
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It is up to the buyer. If there is questions regarding easements, etc. then it can be done. The price is usually $300-$500 .
Hudson Real Estate
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: I don't know o f this ever being a requirement. But it can be written into a purchase contract and if agreed to it can become a requirement.
KF Home Sales @ Quality First Real Estate Group
Answer: Never
Explanation: You need a property survey including land and site plan. Basically a full survey with everything on the property must be on the survey.
Saunders & Associates
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes this is done as part of the mortgage requirement.
EA Realty LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Always if you are getting a mortgage. Recommended anyway to make sure you know what you are buying. A few years back, a new buyer found out the house had been built on the wrong lot decades before. All the previous transactions had been cash and the survey was not required. OOPS!!!
RE/MAX Realty Group
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: It is not required by law. Your lender may ask you to have one, but most do not.
Myra Strickland Real Estate at KW
Answer: Never
Explanation: The buyer may request a land survey, again if you say NO, they are welcome to go forward and purchase a different home.
Rodeo Realty
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: It is never a bad idea to know for sure what you are purchasing when the value of the property you are buying is at risk.
Skinner Land Survey Co., Inc.
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: A land survey may be required by a title or lending agency. Although a land survey may not be required, it is always recommended so that you know what you are buying.
B. Terrell Meunier, Land Surveyor
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