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What Does Table A Add to ALTA Survey 

December 10, 2018

When deciding which optional survey items are best for your commercial property, it’s important to carefully consider the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements. If you’re looking for detailed information on property improvements included on your survey, Optional Table A Item 8 might be a good fit for you. Learn more.

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Sustain Efficiency with an Energy Optimization Audit 

November 05, 2018

By implementing an energy audit on your commercial property, you can reduce operating costs through all stages of a building’s lifecycle. Learn more.

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Zoning Compliance Code: Do I Have the Right to Rebuild? 

October 02, 2018

One of the most requested sections of the municipal zoning code is the right to rebuild in the event of casualty to a nonconforming structure. In this blog post, we will discuss what this is and why it is so important. Learn more.

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ALTA/NSPS Surveys: How to Sort Through Utility Location Details 

August 15, 2018

The newest updates to the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Surveys continue to raise questions concerning the location of utilities. In this blog post, we will clear up some of the confusion.

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment: Vapor Migration 

July 11, 2018

In the commercial real estate industry, it’s a universal understanding that any contamination found on a property can decrease its property value and become a risk to its inhabitants. Learn how a vapor migration report could help.

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Property Condition Assessments (PCA): When Should I Order a PCA? 

May 23, 2018

A Property Condition Assessment is a helpful reporting tool. Do you know when to order one for your commercial property? Learn more.

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ALTA Surveys – Importance of Commercial Zoning 

April 10, 2018

With the complexities of today’s zoning classifications, the zoning codes and laws have created a need for zoning companies in the commercial real estate industry to provide zoning letters and reports. Learn more.

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Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac – Importance of Correct Reporting Scopes 

March 05, 2018

A common misconception in reporting is that all Property Condition Assessments and Phase I ESAs are the same. This simple problem can be avoided if the correct report is ordered at the beginning of the project, which would avoid unnecessary delays. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of ordering the correct report for your needs. 

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ALTA Survey Reporting: Showing Access to Public Right-of-Way 

February 07, 2018

Establishing whether or not a property has access to a traveled roadway within a public roadway can be unclear, which leads to confusion for the surveyor and property owner. In this blog post, we will explain the responsibilities of the surveyor when surveying property near a public right-of-way. Learn more.

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Commercial Zoning: What is Planned Unit Development (PUD)? 

January 22, 2018

Planned Unit Development, or PUD, indicates the specific property or section that will be governed by requirements that were specifically approved for the development. Learn more.

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