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February 19, 2019

Has a lack of property survey ever delayed your deal from closing? If so, you’re not alone.

A property survey can be immensely important — even more important than the deed, say some.

While not all lenders require property surveys, if you are dealing with one who does you know that it’s necessary. But what can you do if you don’t have, or can’t find, a survey?

The long answer might be to arrange for a new surveyor to come out, but this can get expensive and time-consuming — especially when you are waiting on a deal to go through and the survey is the last piece you need.

The short answer is simple: access it online!

GeoWarehouse has existing historical surveys available online in our e-store. If a survey for the property in question is available, you’ll be able to obtain it at the click of a button for much less than it would cost to get a new one.

Even if your lender doesn’t require a survey for the deal to close, it’s still a good idea to see if a historical copy exists.

According to the Toronto Star, a 2015 study by the surveyors at Protect Your Boundaries showed that of 1.2 million freehold residential properties in the GTA, an estimated 49% have significant boundary issues, most of which would not be covered by title insurance since they involve fences, hedges, and retaining walls.

Plus, if an issue comes up at the last minute, you’ll want to be prepared. The same Toronto Star article references a vendor who owned a house on the wrong side of a street, and one who owned the wrong half of a semi-detached house.

These may seem like extreme cases, but it is often better to be safe than sorry — particularly when it comes to closing a deal.

Obtaining a property survey can just be good due diligence. And accessing it online makes it so easy to do that you’ll want to make it part of your regular process.

Access your property surveys today through the GeoWarehouse e-store. If you don’t have an account, call us at 1-866-237-5937 or visit


If you are looking for real estate training, GeoWarehouse is the place to go.

We offer many different types of training on how to use our property tools that make you the expert.

Three main ways we provide our training:

  1. Webinars — both for individuals and for groups.
  2. Live training sessions for groups of 20 people or more (this is a popular choice for real estate associations and the like).
  3. Classroom training in person at our 123 Front Street West location in Toronto.

These training sessions give you the opportunity to learn how to harness real estate technology for your business, in the way that you learn best.

If you’re interested in an upcoming training session, here’s what we have on the horizon:

Live Training

October 16, 2018: Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS®

November 5, 2018: Northumberland Hills Association of REALTORS®

November 9, 2018: Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of REALTORS® Inc.

November 13, 2018: CENTURY 21 Green Realty Inc., Brokerage* MISSISSAUGA

November 15, 2018: Royal LePage Realty Plus in Mississauga

November 20, 2018: Manor Hill Realty Inc. in Toronto

If you would like to join any of these sessions, please contact the Real Estate Board or Organization directly to register.

Webinar: NEW GeoWarehouse – Tips & Tricks

In this webinar we will explore the top tips & tricks and best practices for using NEW GeoWarehouse.

  • October 23, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November 12, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • December 3, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Webinar: All About NEW GeoWarehouse

In this session you will learn about all of the features available in your GeoWarehouse subscription.

  • October 29, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • November 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • December 10, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Webinar: NEW GeoWarehouse – All About Condos

In this webinar we will explore all of the unique features related to condo-type properties using the NEW GeoWarehouse.

  • November 19, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • December 10, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Webinar: NEW GeoWarehouse – PDF Reports

In this webinar we will explore how to generate and customize the PDF Property Report, Comparable Sales Report, & Client Report.

  • October 23, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • November 12, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • December 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Webinar: The GeoWarehouse e-Store

In this webinar we will explore all additional due diligence opportunities available through the GeoWarehouse e-Store.

  • October 22, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to noon
  • November 12, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to noon
  • December 3, 2018 from 11:30 am. to noon

Interested in attending one of these sessions? Learn more about how to sign up on our website. Visit

Is there another session you’d like to see, or a custom training you would like to arrange? No problem! Theresa Corindia, our Training Program Leader, would be happy to help. Get in touch with her today. Email or call 1-866-237-5937 ext. 2224.

With GeoWarehouse’s tools and our real estate training, you can become a true property expert. Visit to learn more about how our technology helps.

July 3, 2018

Why the GeoWarehouse Store is Your Source for Up-To-Date Property Data

If your job requires any sort of property data research, the GeoWarehouse store will be your new best ally.

The GeoWarehouse store is an online store exclusively available to GeoWarehouse subscribers. The store offers property research products you will come to rely on, including ownership history, validating client information, Instrument Images*, property surveys, plans, and much more.

This is information that could make or break your deal — and it’s all available at the tip of your fingers.

Whether you’re a real estate sales professional, a developer, a planner, surveyor, collection agency, private investigator, or other profession that relies on property data, the GeoWarehouse store can help you.

So, what’s available in-store? Lots! Some of our most popular store searches are for:

  • POLARIS Parcel Registers*
  • Instrument Images* to discover liens, mortgages, and more
  • MPAC Assessment Reports
  • Property surveys and plans
  • StreetScape and PivotView property imagery — view the subject property as if you were standing on the street!

GeoWarehouse subscribers can browse the store for free and most reports are instantly available for download or are automatically emailed to you.

Not a GeoWarehouse subscriber? Get signed up today. Learn how at

*An official product of the Ontario government pursuant to provincial land registration statutes.


For a limited time only, you could win a $500 Best Buy gift certificate when you order property reports from the NEW GeoWarehouse e-store!

You get one contest entry for every property report purchased from the GeoWarehouse store. If you purchase a Parcel Register* you get two contest entries.

The contest is on until August 31, 2018.

In the GeoWarehouse store, you can access title search products from the Province of Ontario Electronic Land Registration Information System (POLARIS), MPAC reports, condo status certificates, property surveys, and more.

The GeoWarehouse e-store is open to real estate sales professionals across Canada. To learn more about the e-store, check out our video here.

Have questions? Our GeoWarehouse team is happy to help. Call 1-866-237-5937.

* An official product of the Ontario government pursuant to provincial land registration statutes.


May 15, 2017

The New GeoWarehouse Store has been redesigned to make it even easier to use! If you have not yet used the GeoWarehouse Store, this is where you can request things like:

  • Parcel Registers* – View the legal owners of a property, registered mortgages, liens and more.
  • Instrument Images – View documents registered on the Parcel Register* for even more information.
  • Surveys – Quickly access property surveys where available.
  • Condo Certificates – Obtain condo certificates online.

Here are some great resources to help you quickly navigate the NEW GeoWarehouse Store:

Not yet a GeoWarehouse customer? Find out more about this amazing tool by visiting

*An official product of the Ontario government pursuant to provincial land registration statutes.



NEW Reporting

Author: GeoWarehouse
July 4, 2016

Rich reporting capabilities will help you find the information that you need, in an easy to read manner and with deep analytics that you can use.



No Property Survey? No Problem

Author: GeoWarehouse
July 4, 2016

geo1Surveys are a critical part of the property purchasing process. While the immergence of title insurance has left some relying less on surveys – any person who buys a home really should get a copy of the survey.

Why? Surveys reveal a lot. Surveys are similar to a map that outlines a property’s boundaries and structures. A property survey will reveal improvements to the land where new structures have been added or where the size of the property itself has been increased.

Surveys are also important because they mitigate the likelihood of future disputes over land and boundary lines – this commonly occurs when the time comes to put a fence in or construct a garage. This is not to mention that a survey may reveal that a neighbour has a fence or building constructed on the property that is being sold or vice versa. This can become a costly exercise should it come up after the new owner has taken possession of the property. Your client also may benefit from a survey if they plan to construct new structures or build on the property because the survey will help them determine where they can and cannot legally build.

This brings us to our next point – zoning. Depending on how your client plans to use a property, the survey will reveal restrictions with regard to zoning. For example, what if your client has plans to put in a double garage but the property is not zoned for one, or perhaps your client plans to use part of their property for a business? A survey can reveal these restrictions which may pose problems later.

Finally, a property survey is one document that says what is what. In cases where two properties are sharing something like a driveway, for example, the survey will outline exactly how much of the shared element is located on the property being sold.

The challenge here is that, especially in cases of older properties, surveys can easily be misplaced or lost. Historically, when this occurs the next step is to have a new survey performed which is very costly and takes some time. No property survey? No problem. Well, not having a property survey is a problem, but a lost or stolen one no longer is.

Property surveys are available to you online. Can you imagine the value you can provide to your client when they cringe telling you they can’t find their survey – and your response is ‘not a problem!’ If a survey is available online for your property, the time to get it is greatly reduced because it is expedited electronically and the cost is also far less than requesting a whole new survey.

Don’t have a survey on hand? No problem. Grab one today from the GeoWarehouse Store:



February 1, 2016

The New GeoWarehouse is coming soon! We took your feedback and worked on what we already had…what we came up with is sure to impress. With several new features and many improvements, GeoWarehouse will be even better. If you liked it before, you’ll love it now!

So what’s new?

Property Search has improved. With the new Omni Search Bar, now you can do a quick search by address, name, PIN or ARN – getting results faster and more efficiently. You can also view all recent search activities and receive real-time suggestions as you type.

Map Search also got an upgrade. The new single-click map search makes it easy to click anywhere on the map to search a property. We now offer quick links to the Property Report and full-screen Street View.  We’ve also added location detection to find properties near you!

Want better comparable sales? You got it. With quick access to Comparable Sales Search you can bring up stats quickly. An all-new custom polygon drawing tool allows you to set search criteria even more accurately. Real-time statistics mean you are always up-to-date!

The New GeoWarehouse takes everything you loved about GeoWarehouse and turned it into and even more powerful tool.

Want to know more? Sign up today at

Not a GeoWarehouse customer yet? Visit to find out what you’re missing.


geo1Power at your fingertips – if you’re a GeoWarehouse user, you’ve got it. However, many users don’t even realize the power that they can unlock through the GeoWarehouse Store. So much land registry data is available through Parcel Registers*, Instrument Images, surveys, MPAC Assessment reports and more.

For this week’s training time we are focusing on the images, reports and documents available in the GeoWarehouse Store and how you can access them.

Want to unlock the power and access land registry data but not a GeoWarehouse customer? Reach out to us to find out more. Visit today.

*An official product of the Ontario government pursuant to provincial land registration statutes.



geo2Over the course of your role representing a buyer or seller, due diligence is going to require some extra digging. There are certain things in real estate that when needed could be a real pain to get.

Some examples of this are:

  • Condo Status Certificates – which can take up to 10 days to get and involve a written request, issuance of payment and then pick-up
  • Surveys – would involve a surveyor to come out to the property
  • Instrument Images when things come up on title – liens or other registrations come up on title and the registrant’s contact information is needed in order to get it resolved

Some real estate sales professionals don’t even realize that by being a member of a real estate board your board may have set-up access to GeoWarehouse. A GeoWarehouse subscription provides access to property search and evaluation features – but also access to premium searches, images and reports that can be needed from time to time and are a pain in the butt to get. If available, through the GeoWarehouse Store you can purchase a Condo Status Certificate, survey, Instrument Image or even MPAC Property Assessment report online.

Just realizing that you are a GeoWarehouse member? Here are some vital guides that walk you through how to request various searches, images, documents and reports in the GeoWarehouse Store.

Not a GeoWarehouse customer? Visit for more information about how to access this work changing tool!



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