Not Just Another Picket Fence

Not Just Another Picket Fence

Imagine you just bought a new house. You look at your fenced in backyard, ready to mow and manicure your new land for years to come. But here’s the problem, you may not own all the land inside the fence or worse, you may own land that is located outside of the fence!...
Survey Nightmares That Never End…

Survey Nightmares That Never End…

A while ago we shared a story about a REALTOR® who ran into a situation where she was being advised that “the surveying company is just wrong” this was stated by an employee who works in the Assessor’s office. The REALTOR® was also told that the boundary survey they...

Does An Elevation Certificate Expire?

An Elevation Certificate, otherwise known as an EC doesn’t have an expiration date, but there are some factors that do play a role in determining if an Elevation Certificate is still “good”. Has the FIRM been updated? The Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) are updated...
Survey Nightmares: Visible or Not, It Still Exists

Survey Nightmares: Visible or Not, It Still Exists

If we can’t see it, it clearly doesn’t exist – right? That’s not the case when it comes to easements. Now that it’s standard practice for electric, phone and cable lines to be buried, rarely do we “see” the full picture of where the utility companies are allowed to...