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Fortier Mattila Appraisals Inc. has been completing residential appraisals in Saskatchewan since 1971.  Our team of accredited professional appraisers are liscenced by the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) and have the qualifications and experience required by Canadian Financial Institutions, Banks, Credit Unions and Government Authorities.  Our  appraisers are proficient and experienced in the valuation of:

  • Acreages
  • Agricultural property
  • Apartments (Multi-Family)
  • Condominiums
  • New Construction
  • Recreational (Lake Property)
  • Single Family
  • Townhouses

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AACI, P.App (Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute, Professional Appraiser)

The AACI designation requires an undergraduate degree, 15 real estate courses through the University of British Columbia, completion of a guided commercial or agricultural case study, two years in the Applied Experience Program and completion of both a written examination and oral interview. Individuals must also complete AIC’s mandatory Professional Practice Seminar and the introductory We Value Canada workshop. For more information see: AACI, P.App – Steps to Designation

David A. Fortier, AACI, P.App, Bcomm (Dist.) has been in the appraisal industry since 2008 and has completed residential assignments across western Saskatchewan for various financial institutions, government authorities, and has testified in Court of Queens Bench as an expert witness.  David Fortier is originally from the Edam area, raised on a beef, bison and grain farm. David draws upon his construction background, his agricultural background, his ownership and management of apartment and commercial rental properties, and a background in statistics and real estate through his University training. David has diplomas in Appraisal and Assessment and Advanced Business Administration (both with Honors) from Lakeland College, a Certificate in Real Property Assessment from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (with Distinction) from Athabasca University.

CRA, P.App (Canadian Residential Appraiser)

The CRA, P.App designation requires an undergraduate degree, up to seven courses from AIC’s Program of Professional Studies, completion of a residential guided case study, one year in the Applied Experience Program, and completion of both a written examination and oral interview. Individuals must also complete AIC’s mandatory Professional Practice Seminar and the introductory We Value Canada workshop. For more information see: CRA, P.App – Steps to Designation

Alex Scheidt, CRA, P.App, Bcomm has been in the appraisal industry since 2012 and is is experienced in the valuation of residential, recreational, agricultural and acreage type properties across western Saskatchewan.  Alex grew up in the Luseland-Kindersley, SK area where her family operated a grain farm. Alex draws on a background in agriculture and a strong understanding of business, economics and real estate through her University training. Alex has a diploma in Appraisal and Assessment from Lakeland College, Certificate in Real Property Assessment from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Athabasca University.

Kristene Hendricks, CRA, P.App has been in the appraisal industry since 1995 and is experienced in appraising residential property in the Saskatoon, Battlefords, Prince Albert markets as well as numerous communities throughout Saskatchewan.  Kristene has been Qualified in the Court of Queens Bench as an expert witness.  Kristene is an approved appraiser for numerous banks, credit unions, mortgage brokers, relocation companies and is experienced in the valuation of acreages, condos, multi-family, strata single family, townhouse type properties

Clientele

Our office has appraisers approved by appraisal management companies, national financial institutions and regional and local credit unions, mortgage brokers, relocation companies. We complete work for various municipal, provincial and federal government organizations including Saskatchewan Department of Highways, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Public Works and Government Services Canada, RCMP. We also complete litigation assignments and expert witness testimony for various local, regional and national law firms. David Fortier, AACI, P.App has been qualified as an expert witness by the Court of Queens Bench (Saskatchewan) and testified in open court.

Valuation Methods

A) Direct Comparison Approach – In this approach, recent sales of similar properties are analyzed. Location, age/condition, liveable floor area, design are of particular importance when selecting comparable sales. These sales are then compared to the subject property and adjusted for differences. The adjustment reflects the likely market reaction to the difference between the subject and each of the sales. After adjusting each of the indicators a final estimate of value is determined.

B) Cost Approach – The estimated cost to construct the residence is then determined through analysis of current construction costs and sales of new construction. The contributory value of the extra features is then estimated though a comparison of cost and market indications. An appropriate depreciation rate is developed and applied to arrive at a final estimate. The depreciated value is then added to the value of the raw land that was estimated using the Direct Comparison Approach.

C) Income Approach – In this approach, the actual and market rental revenue streams of a property are analyzed. Vacancy, bad debt and typical expenses are subtracted to estimate net operating income. Comparable sales are identified to which the relationship between sale price and income is analyzed. A market derived capitalization rate or income multiplier is applied to the subject to estimate market value.  For residential appraisals the income approach is more often completed on multi-family type properties than on single family dwellings.

Report Uses

Our residential reports are commonly used for:

  • First Mortgage Placement (Purchase Financing)
  • Equity Financing (Refinancing)
  • Construction Financing (Proposed Valuation and Progress Inspections)
  • Re-sale purposes (Vendor pre-marketing reports)
  • Employee Relocation
  • Capital Gains and Financial Planning (Including Retrospective Valuation)
  • Litigation (Arbitration, Foreclosure, Divorce, Estate)
  • Expropriation (Compensation)
  • Insurance Claims (Actual Cash Value and Replacement Cost)

Service Area

With offices in the Battlefords, Meadow Lake, Kindersley, Saskatoon, Prince Albert we can assist clients across northwest Saskatchewan.

Davidson north to La Loche is our general service area.  If you have questions about our service area please contact our office at 1-844-937-5073.

Pricing, Timelines and Report Inclusions

Offices located in the Battlefords, Kindersley, Meadow Lake, Prince Albert,and Saskatoon results in reduced timelines, decreased mileage charges, competitive pricing, and most importantly local experts. We are proud to offer all inclusive pricing on all of our projects which includes travel, mileage, inspection, report writing and submission.  Our office uses a combination of expertise, technology, and collaboration to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget. As our office has a staff of 8 including 5 appraisers and 3 full time office staff our timelines are significantly reduced, and we are often able to accommodate tight deadlines for residential appraisals. For more information on what is included in our residential appraisals:

Residential Appraisals – What we provide

Request A Quote

As the cost to complete an appraisal depends on a number of factors including location, property type, outbuildings on site, number of acres, etc – we quote each project on a case by case basis. To order a residential appraisal click Request Quote to complete our online appraisal request form, or you can contact our office at 1-844-937-5073.

Why get a Residential Appraisal?

We have been completing residential appraisals since 1971 for various types of clients including: homeowners, buyers, investors, financial institutions, lawyers, government agencies to name a few. Why should you consider a residential appraisal?

Increased Market Values. With increasing values over the last decade very small differences in value add up very fast. A 1% difference in value on a $500,000 property is $5,000, 2% is $10,000, 5% is $25,000 – you get the picture. With bigger dollar values there is obviously more at stake.

The trouble with ‘Rules of Thumb’ or ‘bench marking’ You wouldn’t sell your house based on the average price of homes in your City would you? You wouldn’t accept an offer on your home for $200,000 just because your neighbor sold his for $200,000 would you? Homes sell for different prices based on a variety of factors including design, age, size, basement development, location, parking, etc. On the surface a sale on your street may seem like a good indicator of your property value – however without knowing all the details – it may not be.  A professional appraisal analyses and compares your property to other properties that have sold, adjusting for differences to determine what your property is worth.

Due Diligence. The most important part of decision making when it comes to real estate, financial planning, retirement planning, estate planning is due diligence. Having a professional appraisal completed by our professional appraisers provides peace of mind that you did your due diligence and consulted with the experts beforehand. As we have appraisers who have been qualified as expert witnesses in Court of Queens Bench, and regularly have our appraisals used in legal proceedings – we know the importance of having a thorough, fair, unbiased appraisal reports.

It’s important to know exactly what is reasonable and realistic in today’s market. Rely on an appraisal to ensure you are accepting a reasonable amount when selling, making a fair offer when purchasing, or assigning appropriate values when completing retirement or estate planning.  Our appraisal team consist of licensed Appraisal Institute of Canada members, who only complete real estate appraisals – we do not sell real estate – as such we are only concerned with providing a fair, unbiased professional report so that our clients can make the best possible decisions.  Call us at 1-306-937-5073 or order an appraisal online at www.fmappraisals.com/request to see how we can help.