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The sale of your principal residence is generally exempt from capital gains taxation. The sale of an income producing property, however, is subject to capital gains taxation. To calculate the capital gain and applicable taxes once the property is sold, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requires evidence of the property's value at the time you started using it as an income property.


When you purchase an income property, this calculation is fairly straightforward since the purchase price typically serves as the starting value. However, if your principal residence has been converted to an income property, evidence is required of the property's value at the time of this conversion. The best evidence of this value is a formal appraisal completed by a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC). And, a formal appraisal by a designated appraiser is typically the only type of valuation document accepted by government entities and the court system.


Hiring Apex Appraisal will ensure a fair, unbiased valuation of your home. You will be provided with a detailed written report complete with a full description of the property and a clear explanation of the valuation analysis and conclusion. 


Ideally, you will obtain a current market value appraisal at the time of the property's conversion from your principal residence to an income property. If you converted the property some time ago, you will need a retrospective appraisal of the property's value at the time of conversion. Your accountant should advise you of the appropriate valuation date(s). For retrospective appraisals, it is essential that the appraiser has access to detailed and accurate information about the condition of the property as of the retrospective date.​


We provide detailed full form appraisals for market value information assignments. Full appraisals are more accurate and reliable than drive-by appraisals because a full inspection offers the appraiser a clear understanding of the true condition of the property. Appraisal reports are completed and emailed within two business days of the property inspection for most assignments. 


Our service area covers the suburban areas of the east GTA from Scarborough, Markham and Stouffville through the  Durham Region (Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Brooklin, Oshawa, Courtice, Bowmanville and Newcastle) and into Port Hope, Cobourg and Peterborough. Please feel free to contact us to see if we can provide service in your area.


When you hire Apex Appraisal, you get the expertise and experience of a qualified designated appraiser from the Appraisal Institute of Canada. A professional designated appraiser offers an unbiased opinion of value during what can often be an emotional process. By engaging a third-party valuation expert, you can be sure you have the knowledge required to make informed real estate decisions. Apex Appraisal is here to provide the information and professional documentation you need.


Our appraisers are highly-trained and experienced professionals who adhere to the highest standards in the field of appraising. We are members of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC), which is guided by a strict Code of Conduct and the Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (CUSPAP). 

Our membership in the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) and adherence to CUSPAP ensures that your appraiser will:

  • ​Maintain the highest level of integrity and professionalism;

  • Engage in conduct that will instill confidence and protect the public interest;

  • Provide quality services within their areas of competence; and

  • Commit themselves to principles that reflect high standards of professionalism

Members who have achieved a designation with the AIC are widely respected and sought after by investors, federally and non-federally regulated financial institutions, the courts, all levels of government and the private sector. For many, an AIC designated appraiser is the only appraisal professional of choice. Contact Apex Appraisal today to see how we can help.


We also have a Frequently Asked Questions page but please reach out to us... we know that you probably have questions we haven't covered here. You can also fill out our Contact Form or call us at (905)233-2606.

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