The acquisition and improvement of real estate is one of the largest purchases that a buyer will ever make over any other asset. So it should follow that you should know as much as you can about a particular piece of real estate that you are considering purchasing before buying.
That is why a new boundary survey of the property should be of primary interest to you. A new boundary survey prepared for your real estate closing, will locate improvements located on the property including possible encroaching improvements from neighboring properties that may affect your title.
These are items which your title insurance policy may not cover unless they are identified in a current survey. With an added option, it can also show easements, rights-of-way or other encumbrances that may not be apparent on the ground.