On this page you will find a list of the services we offer in
our land use consulting business. If you have a land
use question or concern and don't see the specific service you
require listed here - call us, or send an e-mail. If we don't
provide the service ourselves, we may be able to direct you to
a professional who does.
Real Estate Appraisal
An appraisal is a point in time valuation of your
will provide you with an estimate of market value as of the date
of the appraisal, taking into consideration the property's physical
condition, highest and best use, it's current use and zoning, and
assuming a reasonable exposure time on the market.
There are three
basic approaches to value:
Direct Comparison - where your property is compared with other
similar properties that have sold, and adjustments are made for
differences. This approach is most commonly applied to residential
housing and vacant land.
Cost - where the land is valued using the direct comparison approach,
and the building(s) are valued on a reproduction or replacement
cost (less depreciation). This approach is suitable for special
purpose or one-of-a-kind properties where the direct comparison
and income approaches cannot be used.
Income - generally used for commercial and light industrial property. The
property is valued using a capitalized income stream based on market
rents for similar properties, with consideration given to it's
own income stream.
Appraisals can be done in restrospect - for example,
Valuation Day appraisals for Revenue Canada, or they can be done
based on assumptions of certain events taking place, for example
Before going ahead with an appraisal, it is very important
to clearly identify the objectives - the purpose, the intended
use, and what conditions the end value may be contingent upon.
Aspen Grove, we will take the time to sit down with you and be
sure we have a mutual understanding of your needs. In
some cases, it may not be an actual appraisal you need - but one
of our other property services.
When you receive your Assessment Notice, you may think your property
is over or undervalued. If you don't have time to take
advantage of the comparable sales information that BC Assessment
will provide you free of charge, Aspen Grove Property Services
- a review of your assessment
- if it is believed to be in error, acting as your agent in
discussions with BCA
- if resolution is not possible, acting as your agent at Property
Assessment Review Panel and/or Property Assessment Appeal Board
- a point in time appraisal using BC Assessment's valuation
date and condition dates
Other Property Services to choose from....
Use Studies - is a proposed development feasible? Is
it the highest and best use of the property? What could get
in the way? Be informed before you start.
- Consulting Assignments - public information meetings, report preparation, liaison
- Due diligence investigation for local governments.
Management - let us look after all the paperwork, stakeholder
consultation and referrals to make sure your project goes ahead.
- Land Agency -
available to negotiate surface leases for individual land owners.
of Way Negotiation/Acquisition for agencies or individuals.
Nations Consulting for your project.
- Crown Land Applications & Leases -
we can assist you with mapping, locating survey evidence and
Appraisal Services - Farm/Acreage, Commercial/Industrial/Oil
and Gas, Back Country Recreation, Litigation Services
(reports and expert witness services required for legal action),
- Program Delivery Contractors -
Delivered 3 year pilot hunting program on agricultural land for Ministry of Environment and BC Conservation Foundation; with our partner New Harvest Media Inc. operated Farmers’ Advocacy Office for Peace River Regional District and Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources from 2010 to 2019.
Taking the road less travelled to bring accuracy and integrity
to all your real estate decisions.