Many Buyers who purchase a home in a subdivision wonder if they should have a survey done. After all, the subdivision plat is recorded at the court house and a survey may cost $300 to $400. Is this really necessary?
Many buyers rely on anecdotal evidence such as fence lines, or where the neighbors mow to determine their property lines. If none of your neighbors have installed a fence or built a shed near the property line you may decide that having a survey is not important. However, if one or more of your neighbors has a fence or shed near the line, or even a retaining wall or driveway extension; do you want to find out later that they have encroached on your property or do you want the current owner to deal with it?
Think about when you decide to sell this home. What if the next Buyer does a survey? Imagine the monkey wrench this will throw into that sale and you may decide that paying for a survey now is money well spent.