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Old 11-04-2009, 05:51 PM
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Originally Posted by AustinB View Post
Not all properties have been surveyed. A mortgage loan inspection is sometimes confused as a survey.
The way they're getting done here I'm afraid that in 20 years my 3/4 acre lot is going to end up 50 ft wide & 20 ft deep.
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:03 PM
Location: Maine
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Originally Posted by tcrackly View Post
Exactly when did they start registering the plastic mylar docs ? I would imagine odds are that most registered deeds in Maine are otherwise.
I don't know exactly when but it's been a long time. I worked in Penobscot County Registry of Deeds 20+ years ago.
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:35 PM
Location: Maine's garden spot
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The plastic would last longer than a piece of paper... with all the use that they can get.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:23 PM
Location: Northern Maine
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In days of old a seller could issue a hand written deed conveying "The Old Butler Place" to the buyer. The Registrar of Deeds would record it. Buyer and seller were both satisfied. Today most registries require at least one corner be located so you can find it on the face of the earth. Then the description has to "close". That means when you follow the bearings and distances as described they will actually take you back to the "point of beginning".

When a landowner decides to create a subdivision he has to jump through many hoops. The last is to provide the registry with a mylar of the subdivision signed by the local planning board or LURC as the case may be. Each lot owner does not need a mylar. It is already on file. All his deed needs to say is Lot 3 as described in Map file 267, Page 21 for example.
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:49 AM
Location: Spencer MA, Sherman ME
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Thank you everyone, as always I appreciate the prompt replies and helpful posts. I'm going to call our lawyer in a few minutes and just clarify everything. Hopefully by the end of next week we will own a small lot of 15 acres next to our cabin!! We love Maine!!
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