Obtain Survey

TLDR: A survey outlines the perimeter of the property, and is useful if you intend to conduct any improvements, such as adding a fence.

A survey is a map of the plot taken from directions provided by the local land records department. A surveyor plots the perimeter of the land, drawing up the outline and physically marking the outline with little flags. If you plan to add a fence or construct any additions to the house, you’ll likely need a survey before pulling a permit for any construction.

While a survey is optional, it’s ideal to be aware of the perimeter of your new property.

Do I have to get a survey?

No, you can always get this done at a later date.

How much will getting a survey cost?

Expect to pay $400-700 for a survey.