Did you know that you can check the sale price of a home by just previewing the land title in Alberta – for free?
The only caveat is that the property must have already transferred ownership, so it won’t show the selling price for any recent sales. In those instances, feel free to post a comment here and I’ll get back to you.
To preview the title, you need to know one of four descriptors of the home:
- Legal description (Plan, Block, and Lot Number)
- Land Identification Number Code (LINC number)
- Title number
- Street Address
For the purpose of this tutorial, I’m going to assume all you have is the street address to go by.
Go to the Alberta Land Titles Spatial Information System (SPIN2 for short) and click on “Guest Login” and agree to the terms.
Click on the “Search”
Select “Search By Street Address”
After entering the address and clicking “FIND”, the map will zoom to the general vicinity. From here, hover your cursor over the correct parcel of land and a small white box with numbers will pop up.
The white box that appears displays the LINC Number and the Legal Description (Plan/Block or Unit/Lot)
While still in map view, there’s a navigation bar at the bottom of the page. Click the first icon located under “tools”( the information circle and arrow). Then select the parcel for the home you’re interested in.
When this screen pops up, click on the preview icon (the paper and binoculars).
This will bring up a preview of the Title with the value of the property.
I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow and helpful!