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John Meussner
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This is a state by state requirement, Debbie - if it's not a typical request for your area, it's doubtful that it's really needed, probably just a confused lender.

I lend across multiple states, and for example, they're typically required (unless you get a special title endorsement) in Delaware, but just 10 minutes up the road in Pennsylvania, one is not needed.

Aug 04, 2015 12:24 PM
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No, have not seen any requests for this.

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Not yet

Aug 04, 2015 12:15 PM
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Andrea Swiedler
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Not here. I have had a few buyers from out of state who were floored that the seller is not required to provide a survey. Many of our older properties don't have a survey on file, relying on the property description from the deed only. And that is all that is required, a property description. 

Aug 04, 2015 11:55 AM
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Financed transactions require a property survey here. Existing surveys that sellers may provide will be accepted provided there haven't benn any changes or additions.

Aug 04, 2015 11:26 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
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I rarely have anyone requesting a survery. As in, not once in over 8 years.

Aug 04, 2015 11:12 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I've never had a request to do so.

Aug 04, 2015 11:01 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

No, not in my area.  A client of mine sold her place in New Mexico and her agent mentioned a property survey, so I guess they're required there.

Aug 04, 2015 10:52 AM
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James Dray
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Not so much. Every once in a while they will

Aug 04, 2015 10:17 AM
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A few do, but if you require them to pay for them then they generally change their mind.

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No not at all!

Aug 05, 2015 08:36 AM
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Not a common practice in my area.  

Aug 05, 2015 01:55 AM
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William Feela
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Only if we see a possible encroachment.  Normally it may be the governing authority that requires it when splitting the property.

Aug 05, 2015 12:35 AM
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Jeff Pearl
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It's usualy the ttile company that asks buyers if they want a survey.

Aug 04, 2015 11:51 PM
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Debbie Reynolds Property surveys are mandatory here. The option here is wooden stakes or metal posts. Extra cost for metal posts.

Aug 04, 2015 11:30 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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every institution requires mortgage surveys (plot plans) to be done at the buyer's expense ..... this is not an instrument survey that one would use to put up a fence.... it's purpose is to make sure no permanent structures are on someone elses land.... fences can be moved.... 

Aug 04, 2015 10:55 PM
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Lenders require it.

Aug 04, 2015 10:19 PM
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Some, but not all, lenders and/or buyers may require a survey.  It depends upon their own requirements.

Aug 04, 2015 08:36 PM
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 Good Tuesday morning Debbie. I never have heard that for the state of Tennessee.

Aug 04, 2015 07:15 PM
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Good morning Debbie. Out of the eight states I do business, the only state that requires it is Florida.

Aug 04, 2015 05:53 PM
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no they don't. But I think they should.  I'm also considering having buyers sign a document saying I recommended and they declined if they don't get one.

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I just got an offer on one of my listings and the buyer asked for a survey. It was the first time I have seen that request in months and wondered if their lender required it. The seller has a survey so the issue is resolved either way.

Aug 04, 2015 12:30 PM