Spying on the Neighbours

If you’re a property owner, you’ve probably received your home’s assessment today. As touted by our esteemed local newspaper (the Sun, not the other one), most home owners have seen their house values rise by 23% (except Robert Pickton – his property value dropped by $2.5 million).

If you’re not a property owner, you can still join in on the fun: pick a neighbour on whose house you’ve got your sights set; go to the BC Assessment website; on the righthand side (under Property Owner Toolkit), click on Assessments and Sales by Address; click Next on the following two pages after answering a skill-testing question; enter in the address of your neighbour; and voila! your neighbour’s house’s price.

Yes, until March 15, you can find out what anyone in the province paid for their place or at what it’s valued.

(By the way, if you think your property has been incorrectly assessed you have until January 31 to file an appeal.)

1 Comment so far

  1. Erin (unregistered) on January 4th, 2007 @ 2:31 pm

    It seems to give you your neighbours whether you want them or not…

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