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2000 Sutherland settlement monitoring
February 2015 we conducted a primary level loop for settlement monitoring of approximately 140 columns of an existing warehouse at 2000 Sutherland Avenue. The site will be occupied by the University of Tennessee on completion. We will return twice more [...]
No property is safe. Watch a roomful of government officials collude to take innocents’ property.
Every citizen should educate themselves concerning the threat of civil asset forfeiture. There is no presumption of innocence in such cases, and government is incentivized to take as much as possible. The blatant collusion taking place at this New Mexico [...]
Due diligence error results in $680,000 – 5,000 sq. ft. home built on the wrong lot
Palm Coast, Florida. Photo by Bob Koslow/Daytona Beach News-Journal."We are in total disbelief, just amazed this could happen," said Mark Voss, owner with Brenda Voss, of the luxury home constructed on the wrong property. The Voss' new home has five [...]
Spainhour v. B. Aubrey Huffman & Associates, Ltd.
Record No. 861164 Supreme Court of Virginia 237 Va. 340; 377 S.E.2d 615; 1989 Va. LEXIS 49; 5 VLR 1884 March 3, 1989 Appeal from a judgment of the Circuit Court of Albemarle County. Hon. Robert L. Powell, judge designate [...]
“Locating property lines without the assistance of a Surveyor” is a Bad Idea
I spend a significant portion of my energies warning people about this. It's all I can do. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the City of Oak Ridge is suing two men for $50,000 in damages for cutting trees that [...]
Tennessee Business Taxes Atypically High
"Tennessee is in the bottom half of a new study that measures the tax burden businesses would face in each of the 50 states." "Tennessee is 29th in both categories, which means it has a heavier tax burden than most [...]
Now on Google+
I just created a Google Plus page for Professional Land Systems and I can be found on Linkin. Always looking for new business contacts. Give me a shout on one of these networks.
Web Site Updated
I've spent months (because I've been inconsistent, it's a lot of work) updating my website. It just went live today. I received plenty of compliments on the old one, but I think this represents an improvement. I hope everyone likes [...]
National Association of Realtors Pumps the Numbers
The National Association of Realtors has been caught manipulating housing data to over-represent optimistic housing numbers. Despite wishful recovery talk, housing and the economy remains stagnant. Some predict unemployment will soon surge again above 9 percent. "The latest weekly Mortgage [...]
Home Sales suffer “Unexpected” December Decline Capping the Worst Year on Record
Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Sales of new U.S. homes unexpectedly declined in December for the first time in four months, capping the slowest year on record for builders. Purchases of single-family properties decreased 2.2 percent to a 307,000 annual pace, [...]
Ain’t THAT the truth?
I want to know where to get one of these bumper stickers. Make Welfare as hard to get as a Building Permit Everyone who has been through the process can identify. H/T Legal Insurrection
Fix your Text
Many times, when one does a "cut and paste" between various documents there are hidden line breaks which make the result look terrible. You can fix the whole thing manually, or you can use this tool to remove them. I [...]
Nanny-State Madness: Woman Faces Jail Over Veggie Garden | Breaking news and opinion on The Blaze
"We only want to help you." Public servants or totalitarian masters? You decide. First up, we have a family harassed by the government over their small vegetable garden. Nanny-State Madness: Woman Faces Jail Over Veggie Garden | Breaking news and [...]
Please, For the Love of Humanity, Print this Email
Please consider that trees are a renewable resource. When a tree is cut, more trees are planted. Disposition of private property is fundamental to all rights. ~30 percent of U.S. Land is owned by the federal government, with more falling [...]
Private flood levees protect owners’ property
No one has incentive to protect and preserve property like private owners, as these photos attest. Meanwhile, those dependent on government are… disappointed.