California Land Surveyor: Helping You Get the Correct Value of Your Property

Posted by Calvada on November 4th, 2014

A land survey may seem like a tedious and unnecessary process, but it pays going through with it sooner to save you from confusion and possible legal troubles in the future. For many, purchasing a property is one of the most important milestones of their life. Because property ownership is such a huge investment, you want to make sure that the real estate you are buying is worth all the money that you are paying. Despite this fact, a lot of people still jump into a purchase without first having their land surveyed and valued.

Land surveying offers tremendous value in terms of determining the real worth of the property you are trying to acquire and protecting your investment. It also provides critical information that you will need should you decide to improve on the land as well as to determine whether your purchase is a fair deal.

Land surveying is essentially the process of defining, plotting, and validating the boundary lines and structures within a piece of land or property. This includes all important/related features as stated in the deed, such as building, fence, and street locations, ensuring that all the details that are enumerated in the property deed are verified, accurate, and up-to-date. In addition to identifying property lines and boundaries of the parcel of land that you are considering to purchase and determining the areas and structures that are included in the deed, having the land surveyed also guarantees that you are getting the correct value of the property that you are paying for. Conversely, it also helps determine the fair value of a property that you are planning to put up for sale. Land surveyors help you verify that all improvements and features that are described in the deed are in fact part of the property or the real estate you are purchasing or selling.

Just because an old survey has been performed on a property, does not guarantee that everything in that particular survey is accurate. It is possible that the property or landowner could have omitted specific details that may affect the value of the property. Up-to-date land surveys are also important as the help detect if a neighbor is encroaching onto the property you are planning to buy or vice versa, as this can turn into expensive lawsuits well into the future.

About the Author:

Armando Dupont, a professional land surveyor started his career in surveying in 1977 and has extensive experience in managing personnel and projects. His experience includes: topographic mapping, boundary surveys and analysis, construction and control surveying, preparation of tract and parcel maps, earth work calculation and quantities, targeting and control for photogrammetric, and land title surveys in accordance with the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. Mr. DuPont founded Calvada Surveying, Inc. in 1989 and is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the State of California.

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