Types of Surveys for Steamboat Real Estate
When selling Steamboat Springs Real Estate, there are several types of surveys you may need before selling your property. Here are the basic types:
Improvement Location Certificates (ILC)-- Not a true survey, but a drawing showing the house and major improvements and setbacks. ILC’s are typically on legal sized paper. They meet most Title Company requirements for removal of items 1-4 on Schedule B. Costs $400 and up.
Monumented Land Survey–setting of the property corners on any type of property. Platted lots in town typically start at $700, rural properties with acreage can cost in the thousands of dollars. This survey would show exterior fences on acreage.
Improvement Survey Plats–The survey of choice for platted properties with substantial improvements or values in excess of a million dollars. Costs start at $850. Land with acreage and improvements can cost several thousand dollars. An improvement survey is a monumented land survey showing the house, garage, setbacks, other structures and interior fences.
Alta Survey–The “top end” survey, which shows everything an improvement survey does, but includes ditches, ponds, visible utilities. On rural properties, this may involve rewriting the legal description. Costs typically start at $1500 and can cost over $10,000.
Townhouse plats/Condominium plats–Used in re-subdividing duplexes, triplexes, or multi- building units into separate legal entities. These plats need a City or County process, since approval by a government entity is necessary. Costs start at $1000 and up, and do not include attorney fees or government fees.
This Steamboat real estate survey information is provided by BTK Surveys, Inc. Call Brian or Arnold at (970) 879-0045.