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What is an ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey?

Posted on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 @ 07:30 AM

As a professional lender or title company, you may encounter ALTA (American Land Title Association) surveys. Entities use ALTA surveys to gather information required to issue property titles or mortgage insurance. Since an ALTA/NSPS land title survey can take weeks to complete and cost several thousand dollars, typically they are used for commercial properties. ALTA/NSPS land title surveys are deeply detailed, including important property information such as property lines, boundaries, real property, easements, encroachments, liens, and land ownership data. The goal of ALTA/NSPS land title surveys is to provide consistency and uniformity to the title industry.

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What Is a Plat Survey?

Posted on Wed, Nov 18, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

A plat is an officially drawn map of a land area that defines the boundaries between different parcels of property to scale. A plat survey is used to create this map as accurately as possible. Generally, the divided sections of land are described in metes and bounds. This is a system using features of geography, distances between points, and directions to mark the different boundaries. These boundaries are described from a starting point and circled around the area until they reach back to that same point.

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Seven Winter Weather Management Tips for Outdoor Occupations

Posted on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

 

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Top 5 Topics Discussed During Our Grantor Grantee Index 101 Webinar

Posted on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Earlier this summer, CourthouseDirect.com conducted an informational webinar about grantor/grantee index essentials. During this session, our team covered the significance of these indexes and showed clients how to use the features of our website efficiently. Because it has been a while since we last discussed grantor/grantee indexes, we think it would be good to review the highlights as a refresher.

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Tags: Document Storage and Retrieval, Land Survey

3 Surveying Events to Attend in 2014 and 2015

Posted on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Attending events with other experts in the industry is important in all fields. The same is true for surveyors. Learning from others creates new business opportunities and sometimes reveals more efficient practices you can adopt.

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5 Smart Apps Every Surveyor Should Download

Posted on Wed, Oct 01, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

A mobile device is powerful tool for many purposes. With many different apps and capabilities, a smart phone can serve a multitude of functions for various professions. From helping people maintain better health to helping sports enthusiasts and physical fitness buffs stay on track apps have revolutionized the way we stay organized and focused.

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CourthouseDirect.com Featured on Land Rush Now

Posted on Fri, Aug 01, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

At CourthouseDirect.com, we understand the value that surveyors provide the real estate and construction industries. That's why we're proud to be the largest provider of land title information for Surveyors and Engineers in Texas and throughout the nation.

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Developing a Safety Plan for Your Surveying Team

Posted on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

In the majority of developed countries around the world, construction is one of the most dangerous industries in which an individual can work. The injury and fatality rates are fairly high and risks are present on nearly every job site. While you may or may not consider yourself a construction worker, as a surveyor you are placed in very similar situations. Whether it’s a busy highway, curvy mountain road, construction zone, mine, or any other highly-traversed area, risk is always right around the corner.

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Surveyors, How Do You Know Maps Are Accurate?

Posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

As a land surveyor, accuracy is extremely important. After all, a lack of precision can be extremely costly and painstaking to correct. But, how do you know your maps are accurate and up to date? Do you always check data and measurements, or do you trust them as they are?

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Surveying Techniques: Then and Now Part 2

Posted on Wed, Jul 02, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Previously, the history of surveying techniques and instruments, from ancient civilizations to the 19th century, were explored as they relate to the evolution of the profession. Beginning in the 20th century, surveying technology advanced at a rapid rate, resulting in an improved ability to accurately map land and greater insight into the possibilities available with better technology.

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