When is a home appraised?
On a warm Sunday morning in late October, I drive along the quiet, winding roads of rural Alberta with the smell of maple syrup wafting from my nose and a soft breeze caressing the trees.
I look at the homes that have been listed for sale for $5.9 million or less.
They are all boarded up and the only evidence of life is a tiny patch of grass that has been planted in front of one.
I ask what the appraiser is looking for.
He asks how much he thinks the home is worth.
I tell him the appraisals are going to be at least $5 million and I have to sell.
The appraiser, a tall, bespectacled man with a mustache and glasses, is a little bit hesitant.
I suggest we get out of the car and walk the block.
The owner is going to sell, he says.
He’s not interested in a mortgage or a down payment.
I don’t know how he can sell the house for $1.2 million.
He tells me he’s not sure where he’s going to go next.
My wife and I talk about it a little later, as we are sitting at the end of a long driveway.
We decide to buy one of these homes.
We know that’s the hardest thing to do in Alberta.
It’s very expensive to buy a home in Alberta and it’s also very difficult to sell one.
There are about 5,000 houses in Alberta, with prices ranging from $500,000 to $1 million.
A home worth that much would be considered a luxury in Alberta for many, including me.
We also know the market is flooded with new listings.
And I know the prices are going up fast.
The last time I looked at the Alberta home market, we sold a home for $2.9 billion.
Now, the market looks like it could be headed for a record $5 billion.
The market is saturated with properties for sale and it can be tough to get a handle on how much you’re going to get for a home, but we know that we have to buy now.
We’ve been there before.
If you’re interested in owning or buying a home right now in Alberta you need to take action.
The Alberta Mortgage and Housing Corporation is offering up to $4,000 in cash to homeowners who have a home appraisal that shows a home is valued at $5,000,000 or less for a loan of less than two years.
In addition, mortgage brokers are now offering up $3,000 cash incentives to those who complete an appraisal within 90 days of receiving it.
As of Nov. 15, Alberta’s median house price was $1,828,000.
I’m not the only one who has a hard time finding a home.
About 30% of Alberta’s property owners were foreclosed on in the past two years, according to the Alberta Mortgage Institute.
The average price for a detached home in Calgary was $2,800,000 last year, according a survey by real estate agents.
It can be difficult to make a purchase in Alberta if you’re not already in the market.
The province is a bit like a cross between the US and Europe when it comes to home buying.
There is no such thing as a perfect market, and the price of a home isn’t set in stone.
A few years ago, Alberta sold $2 billion worth of homes, according the National Association of Realtors.
There’s no such magic number for the market, either.
For some homes, the appraised value is $1 billion or more.
For others, it’s less than that.
It can also be difficult for some owners to sell their homes because of tax, debt or other reasons.
And in Alberta homes are sold on the basis of the appraisers appraisal, not the home itself.
But if you can afford to pay the money and do the paperwork, then there’s a real chance you can find a home that’s worth $5 or $6 million.
For me, it was an easy decision to sell my Calgary home.
I knew I would need the money for a downpayment on the house, so I figured I’d just put the house up for sale.
When I first saw the house on sale, I was pleasantly surprised.
It had a lot of character.
It was beautiful, with lots of character, like a big, tall, old house with a big front porch.
The interior was pretty neat and the kitchen was a nice, clean space with lots and lots of counter space.
The appraisal also showed a lot more than $5 in the value of the home.
There was a big porch on the front of the house that was covered in flowers.
I was also impressed by the two large, wooden doors that had been built into the wall.
The back of the building had windows that looked like they were going to pop out and I was excited to