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Russell C. Petersen
Russell C. Petersen Law Firm
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What does "Encroachment mean in real estate?

In a nutshell, an encroachment is when another person puts up a structure that intrudes on (or over) your land. This issue might come up if, for example, one of your neighbors were to build a shed that is partially on your property or expands his house so that a porch ends up on your property, or you receive a new survey of your property that discloses an existing encroachment.

You might decide that your neighbor's encroachment doesn't bother you and do nothing about it. This option has the “advantage” of preserving goodwill between you and your neighbor. However, if you ever want to sell your property, you will need to disclose the encroachment to any potential buyers so that they can consider the issue as part of their purchasing decision.

Remedies for an Encroachment

Fortunately, there are number of ways to handle an encroachment. But before you do anything, make sure you know where the  boundaries of your property  are. You are about to begin discussions with your neighbors, and do not want to cause any ill will over mistaken boundaries. A current survey by a registered surveyor is the best tool in your arsenal.
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Gabriela is a Venezuelan native and has over 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry, she is a Senior Mortgage Consultant for Homestar Financial. Maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of Homestar’s growing list of loan product offerings is crucial to her, in order to provide that exceptional service, she places primary emphasis on service and communication with her customers.

Gabriela understands the importance of staying educated with the changing market, as well as working with her clients’ individual needs and schedules. Gabriela is involved in her chosen field as a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia.

 Her expertise has been recognized by her customers and referral partners in Atlanta Magazine’s list of top mortgage professionals in 2017 and consistently ranking among the million dollars producers within the company. She specializes in FHA and Conventional loans, but also closes VA, USDA, GA Dream among other down payment assistance programs.

Gabriela also believes in community involvement, and is a supporter of the Arthritis Foundation, American Red Cross and American Cancer Society, as well as Venezuelan humanitarian causes. Outside of the office Gabriela practices yoga and hiking. She also enjoys international traveling as well and the many activities America has to offer.