Is it your dream to purchase or build your home among a clearing in the woods somewhere? If so, you may want to make sure to have a home inspector, a title company or a real estate attorney complete a review of the property records to make sure that there's no property line or easement dispute that's going to cause you a headache on down the line before you buy.
When you buy a home, a piece of land or perhaps a commercial building in Virginia – or anywhere else, in fact – you have big dreams for how you will use it. Just make sure you don't dream too big until your municipality tells you it's okay to do so.
Property line disputes can turn good neighbors into serious enemies really quickly, so it's always in your best interest to settle a boundary issue with a minimum of fuss. Otherwise, what starts out as nothing more than a simple mistake can morph into a complicated lawsuit.