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Property Q&A in West Ashley : Real Estate Advice

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Brian F. Wal…, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Thu Jun 20, 2013
Brian F. Walsh answered:
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Doug Hall, Real Estate Pro in Isle of Palms, SC
Thu Mar 21, 2013
Doug Hall answered:
Hi Deborah,

While the neighborhood association is important, it is not the only reason to get a survey. You have to think about encroachments in regard to your neighbors and the City of Charleston.

If found early, encroachments can usually be resolved by having a written and recorded document that will convey throughout the years. In addition, you will get more coverage out of your title insurance policy if a survey is done before closing on a property.

To give you an idea as to what can be found in a survey, here are some examples:
Part or all of your neighbors fence, driveway, etc. is on your property, or vice versa.
Part of your house is on your neighbors property or vice versa.
What you thought was your neighbors driveway is actually all yours or partly yours.
Part of the perceived lot does not actually belong to the owners and thus may not be able to be conveyed.

Not only is it good to have this information before you actually close on a property but it is good to have afterwards if you plan to do any structural additions (fence, add on to the house, build a shed, etc).

It use to be that lenders required a survey to be done on a property before they would fund the loan but that is not the case anymore. Nonetheless, I still highly recommend that anyone buying a property get a survey done whether it is required or not.

In this area surveys for a residential property generally cost $350-$450 (of course, a lot depends on lot size, etc) and can be a lifesaver. Along with a home and termite inspection, spending money on a survey, is some of the best money you can spend when buying a home.

The City of Charleston requires an encroachment permit for fences in a public drainage easement.

The Carolina Fence Company is a good resource for you: 843-821-0486 office
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Ron Schiappa,…, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Thu Nov 15, 2012
Ron Schiappa, Realtor NAR answered:
This home will be listed as a foreclosure soon. It is a 4br/2ba 1639 sq/ft home.
If you send me your email address I would be glad to send pictures from its last now expired listing.

I eagerly and sincerely look forward for the opportunity to earn your trust, and to place your faith in my abilities to provide you with the assistance and information needed, so that you can make an educated and informed decision with regards to your real estate needs.

Ron Schiappa, Realtor NAR 843-469-1330
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Cheryll Wood…, Real Estate Pro in Mount Pleasant, SC
Wed Jul 11, 2012
Cheryll Woods-Flowers ABR answered:
Good morning!

I wanted to check back with you to make sure that you got all of the info that you needed. Do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance!

Best regards,


Cheryll Woods-Flowers, Keller Williams Realty
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