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When Do You Need a Land Surveyor?

There are a variety of reasons why you may need the services of a licensed Massachusetts land surveyor, including the following: If you are purchasing or selling land. If you are subdividing land. If you are purchasing Title Insurance. If you are refinancing or obtaining a mortgage. If you are building a house or adding […]

What is a Land Surveyor?

A land surveyor is a professional with unique qualifications, training and experience to perform land surveys to accurately determine the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them, often to establish boundaries for ownership or governmental purposes or for land maps. A registered Massachusetts surveyor has passed a series of […]

How Can a Land Surveyor Assist Me?

Professional land surveyors can help you in a variety of ways. If you have a conflict or are curious about the boundaries of your land, a surveyor can review your deed and other evidence in order to give you his professional opinion. He or she can also identify or set monuments at your property corners […]

Winthrop Elevation Survey Removes Oceanfront Property from Flood Zone

Recently we had our land surveyors in Winthrop to perform an elevation survey for an oceanfront property. Having newly purchased the property, the homeowners were hoping to avoid the costly flood insurance required for homes in designated FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas, or SFHAs  The survey revealed that the home was one-and-a-half feet above the […]

Arlington Property Survey for Addition

We had our land surveyors in Arlington for a property survey the other day. This was for homeowners who were looking to build an addition on their existing house.  The survey ensured that the proposed addition met the setback requirements of the town before moving forward with construction. Every town has different setback requirements so […]

Middleton Property Survey

Recently we had our land surveyors in Middleton for a property survey and stake out.  The property owners were looking to install a fence on their property line. Though not required by all towns, it is always a good idea to first get a professional land survey prior to fence installation, particularly if you want […]

Blog Series: Elevation Certificates in Burlington, MA

If you’re looking for information about elevation certificates in Burlington, MA, the town website has a decent amount of information.  One of the most helpful resources is a Clickable Map of Burlington which allows you to click on any area within the town to see the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for that area.  […]

Blog Series: Elevation Certificates in Beverly, MA

For those seeking information regarding elevation certificates in Beverly, MA, the city website does have detailed information available online.  This includes links to the new FEMA flood maps along with details regarding the FEMA Flood Map Informational Meeting held in April. It’s important for homeowners to know that FEMA’s flood maps are based on elevation […]

Blog Series: Elevation Certificates in Waltham, MA

If you’re looking for information on elevation certificates in Waltham, MA, there is information available on the city website.  The FAQ section contains frequently asked questions from the Conservation Commission, including the FAQ “Where do I find flood zone information?”  Included are links to FEMA for flood zone information and Flood Smart for flood insurance […]

Looking to Get Out of the Special Flood Hazard Zone?

The Odds Are In Your Favor With the recent updates in FEMA flood maps, many property owners are understandably concerned about rising flood insurance in Massachusetts. For some, it’s a matter of seeing their current rates double, triple or worse, while others now have to acquire flood insurance for the first time. What many property […]