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

Always
8%
In most cases
13%
In some cases
60%
Never
13%
Not sure
4%
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Question: Do I need a land survey before closing on my house?
Top Answer (60% of 23 votes): In some cases.

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: In some cases
Explanation: Not usually, unless there is a reason to suspect lot lines, a question on encroachment or easements, etc. A good title company will normally alert us to an issue. For vacant land I suggest a survey.
John L. Scott - Lacey
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
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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: In some cases
Explanation: We encourage anyone who is purchasing property to have a survey done so that you know exactly what you are purchasing or have purchased. As for the timing, it is purely up to the client.
Apex Land Surveys
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
ProMatcher
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: You only have to perform the contract requirements. If your buyer didn't ask you to do so in the contract, then you are NOT required to get one.
Reece Nichols-Mary Wilcox
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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