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Survey

surveymichiganlakesDo you really want to spend hard earned money on a survey?

No, but you must.

Recently a customer purchased a rural home and pole barn on some acreage. The price was attractive and the buildings were in relatively good condition.  There were very few improvements required.

The home was cleaned, painted in and out and new carpet was installed. Everything was completed to get it ready to sell. Since the purchaser was an experienced investor, a survey was not ordered at the time of their purchase.

To maximize the investment, a decision was made to split the property. The survey was ordered, a necessary document for obtaining the approval of a split.

To everyone’s surprise, the survey showed two homes with two pole barns on the property. In the very opposite corner of the irregular shaped property, the neighbor some fifteen years ago actually built a home and a pole barn on the wrong property. As he saw surveyor stakes surrounding his property, he wished he had spent some of his hard earned money on a survey and thus prevented the mess he is currently in.

Written by Dave.