Where are the boundaries of your property?
To accurately answer this question you should order what we call a survey. Survey’s are wonderful, detailed, professional maps that you can order and record with your deed at the time of purchase. You may also use surveys to help understand your land’s boundaries and establish the placement of fences.
Recently, I ran into an issue with an un-surveyed property where the boundaries of the land were not 100% clear and the maps available did help but could be off by up to 30 ft. Those 30 feet can indeed make a difference.
If you are obtaining title insurance on a property then you will be required to purchase and a survey. However, if you are paying in cash for a property and you have optioned not to order a survey then you should take note that in order to really be clear about the boundaries of a property that a survey is a vital tool.