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Phyllis Hall, Both Buyer and Seller in Texas

how can i find out the lot size of my home?

Asked by Phyllis Hall, Texas Wed Aug 6, 2008

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Phyllis,

The Dallas Central Appraisal district has the lot dimensions on most of the homes listed on their website. Here is the link so you can search by address. http://www.dallascad.org/SearchAddr.aspx If you have any doubt to the accuracy of the measurements, you will have to either

1. find the survey if you got one when you purchased the home (it's a large blueprint with the drawing on the property showing all the easements and encroachments)

or

2. pay for a new one to be done

Let me know if I can assist you with either one.

Naima
214-289-8555
Web Reference: http://www.sumnerrealty.com
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The title company had you sign a few copies of your survey at the closing table. They give you a few copies of that in your documentation to take home. This is a blue-line of the outline of your house, the lot, and all easements on the lot. The official copy has the embossed seal of the surveyor. This is the best way to obtain your lot size. The dimensions are on this document. If you cannot locate it, and an agent helped you buy the house, check back with them. I know I request a copy of the survey to keep in my files should you need an extra down the road to refinance or sell the home.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 6, 2008
1. Search on http://www.dallascad.org for your property. Sometimes it will list approximate size there if your lot is square.
2. You can also refer to your survey if you have one, (alternatively you could purchase a new one.)
3. Measure it yourself for approximate size.
I hope this helps. If you need additional assistance please feel free to call me at 214-675-6992 and I'll assist you if I can.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
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In our county, the tax assessors office has that information. Our assessor has a website where that information is readily available. This information is usually reliable especially if it is a planned community with a site plan, but all of the lots have been entered into the tax base so that the tax assessor can place a value on the land separate from the home itself. This should be okay for most uses.

However, if you need to be absolutely sure that the measurements are accurate and/or exactly the location of the lot lines, then you do need a survey. You may be able to find posts driven into the ground from past surveys but if you need to be sure, a new survey is the way to go. If you apply for a loan or refinance the property, for example, the mortgage lender requires a new survey.
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You may have received one at closing..if not contact a Surveyor to measure your lot. There is a cost involved.

Mattye P. Smith
Realtor

Colonial Real Estate
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