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Vernon Martin

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I will be reviewing an appraisal report from Alberta. Are there any data services in Alberta for checking the appraiser's choice of comps?

Thanks, anyone.

VM
 

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148 acres in Lamont
 
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Don't know about Alberta but Ontario has MLS and Geo Warehouse. Geo Warehouse is a costly online service that lets you enter the registry office where all transactions are recorded. There are major privacy laws that make it real tuff to get data. You have to be working in the market to keep up with the information. You will probably have to partner with an Alberta appraiser to do your review.
 

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Is this an agricultural appraisal? If it is, then Farm Credit Corporation (FCC) is a good bet or the Alberta Financial Services Corporation (AFSC). FCC has a Provincial office in Edmonton and they also have a "Farmland Values Online" site that uses a general benchmark type approach. However, usually the best way I have found is to try and find a local agricultural realtor or MLS. I am from north western Alberta and use FCC and AFSC on a regular basis. I have a local contact for AFSC and provincial for FCC. If you email me with more specifics on property type, I may be able to steer you to the right area.
 

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Thanks.
This one sounds like an urban parcel to me.


143 +/- acres of land located at the southwest corner of Highway 29 and 48th Street in Lamont, Alberta, Canada. The parcel is zoned as UR (Urban Reserve District). Parcel is identified as NE-22-55-19-W4.
 

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Lamont is a small town located in a rural area north and east of Edmonton. It has a population of about 1,600. I did a search on MLS.ca and found no listings for land but 10 residential properties did show up. It is rural so it is serviced by realtor's from the surrounding areas of Fort Saskatchewan, Edmonton and Vegreville. You can email the town at "town of [email protected]" (remove spaces). They may be able to help you there with a reliable source. All of the listings that showed up were posted from the Edmonton Real Estate Board. I did a land title search on the property and it showed that the last transfer took place July 17, 2002 for $100,000.00. Much has happened in rural Alberta since then so I would anticipate that the price increase from then to now would be substantial. I know that is the case in my area for sure. Hope this helps some....
 

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Thanks so much, Roy! How did you do the land title search? Through any particular title company or website?

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The title search is done through land titles office in Edmonton. The site is https://alta.registries.gov.ab.ca/spinii/logon.aspx You will have to sign in as a guest, agree, then Search, then Titles and Registered Documents, then Standard ATS, type in location and search, then under "View" you can preview the title (the page with binocular icon), if you want to purchase a certified copy then you will have to pay. I hold an account with them so I'm not familiar with the process of paying via credit card. The preview will give you most of the info except owners names and registered liens, caveats, mortgages etc.
 

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I will be reviewing an appraisal report from Alberta. Are there any data services in Alberta for checking the appraiser's choice of comps?

Thanks, anyone.

VM

What makes you think you are able to complete a reviw of an appraisal in Alberta if you are in Cali? Just askin.....You would think that the lender would want an appraiser that was in Alberta to do the review.... Just my 2 pennies...
 
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