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Jensen Beach Surveyor
Accurate surveys are vital when it comes to property changes and alterations to the property. For longer than 30 years, the residents have relied on Accurate Land Surveyors, Inc. If you are looking for a quality land and water Jensen Beach surveyor, contact our representatives today.
After serving as the official Broward County and Port Everglades Surveyor, Robert L. Thompson founded Accurate Land Surveyors, Inc in 1983. He believed in providing quality client service and precise survey services.
Over 100,000 surveys later, the Accurate Land Surveyors team, Inc, continues its mission to provide Jensen Beach property owners with excellent customer service. In addition to working with residents, we work with local attorneys, mortgage assessors, and construction companies in and around Jensen Beach.
Contact Accurate Land Surveyors, Inc for your land and water survey needs. Our representatives are available to answer your questions.
Why a survey is valuable
A survey shows where the property’s legal boundaries are and other details about the land and water.
Generally speaking, you should seek out a survey anytime there is a change to ownership or alterations on the property. The following are times in which you should consider hiring a surveyor.
In Jensen Beach, the typical home sells between $285,000 to $350,000. Most prospective homeowners apply for a loan with a bank or another lender. Almost all lenders will require a survey of the intended property.
A survey verifies that the property described in the paperwork matches. Surveys also play a part in the appraisal process.
Banks and lenders do not want borrowers to be upside-down on their mortgages. An upside-down mortgage is when the borrower owes more on the loan than the value of the property. Lenders would sell the property to recoup losses if the borrower defaulted on the loan.
Just because no one is forcing your hand does not mean you should skip the survey. In addition to the reasons that lenders require surveys, you should get one to verify what you are buying.
For instance, your soon-to-be neighbor has a fence between your backyards. You should not assume that the fence marks your legal boundaries. Some individuals place their fences a few yards in because of trees, large rocks, and other hurdles.
Likewise, the survey will show you where easements are should some exist on your property. You might be building your dream backyard only to find out mid-construction that there are city lines running through your yard.
Flood insurance is often a requirement for a mortgage. It is another way lenders try to reduce the risk of the borrower defaulting on the loan. If a homeowner has to pay for emergency flood repairs or loses their home, they may forfeit paying the loan back.
Unfortunately, it is the homeowner, not the lender, who pays the monthly insurance premiums. The provider determines your rate based on where you live, your risk of experiencing a flood, and the cost to cover damages.
It is not unusual to find out that insurance companies are using outdated information. Properties change, and yours may be less at risk than it was 20 years ago. Likewise, the insurance company may have too much coverage if you no longer have structures, like a shed, or are less at risk, such as getting rid of a hazardous tree.
How does your dream backyard look? Before adding a pool or another water feature, you should check for easements on your property.
A survey can also make it much easier for you or your landscape manager to estimate supplies and an accurate project deadline. In cases of big renovations, your landscaper may require a survey to verify the information before breaking soil.
You also do want to get along with your neighbors. Your dream landscape may be scenic to you, but your neighbor likely has their own vision. A few flowers over a property line are not worth waging war with the family next door.
Do you have room for an addition? A survey will help you and your construction company design structural changes on your property. It can also help you visualize the new construction along with the topographic information.
You do not want to make the mistake of putting up a garage that is partially on your neighbor’s property. They have the right to request it removed, which could cost you thousands in demolition and reconstruction.
Knowing where your easements are, if any, is another benefit. Part of your buying terms would have mentioned that a party would need access to an area of your property. If you built something on top of that access point, you might also be responsible for removing it.
The team at Accurate Land Surveyors, Inc offers comprehensive surveying services, including sub-division, platting, and construction layout. Contact us regarding survey requests for:
- Purchases and refinances – residential and commercial
- Flood insurance and LOMA or LOMR
- New construction, building additions, or remodels
- Property improvements – fences, pools, driveways, patios, and more
- Docks, seawalls, and mean high water
- Liquor licenses
- Topographic data
- Boundary disputes
The keystone to our efficient operations is our custom surveying software that streamlines communication between parties. From office administration to technicians to field specialists, interactions and information is relayed with state-of-the-art technology.
As a fully insured and licensed by The Department of Professional Regulations company, our work is ethical and focused on client satisfaction. We are also Florida Society of Professional Land Surveyors members.
How We Serve Jensen Beach
Jensen Beach has a long history of preserving the natural wonders of the area. The marine biology community knows the area for its dedication to giving sea turtles protected areas.
The team at Accurate Land Surveyors, Inc offers services related to or water surveys. Contact us if:
- You are buying property.
- Looking to make improvements.
- Want more information about your land.
If you live in Jensen Beach or surrounding areas, please reach out to us with your questions. We are happy to send out a Jensen Beach Surveyor to look at your land.