HOUSE HISTORY PRICING
The Booklet price is fixed due to the predetermined scope of its contents and is offered at a discount to realtors commissioning it as a closing gift or sales tool. In the latter case, a print-ready digital copy is included for realtors that wish to print copies in volume using their preferred vendor.
The Research Report, Scrapbook and Chronicle prices noted above are based on a typical profile of a Toronto home up to 125 years old. Prices may be slightly higher for homes blessed with a rare abundance of historical records, properties in municipalities with limited online access to archives or profiles containing custom research requests. This unique nature of our products is why we offer a complimentary consultation for every client. By asking a few basic questions we'll be able to confirm the price for your particular property. We'll also let you know the anticipated turnaround time for the project.
Have a different format in mind than what you see here? We'll be happy to quote that too!
Block Histories: The efficiencies provided by researching multiple adjacent properties at once allow us to pass on savings of up to 25% on the one-off prices for the Booklet and Chronicle. The more properties that are profiled, the greater the savings for each property owner.
Apartment Histories: The cost of an Booklet or Chronicle profiling an apartment building can be shared by multiple residents who each receive a digital copy. They can also opt for a printed copy of either product for as little as $35.
Contact us for a complimentary consultation to learn more about these group options.
Disbursements are additional for all products. These are service fees charged by government agencies to access or reproduce certain types of records. They will be billed at cost and do not typically exceed $75 for the Booklet or $150 for the other products.
Expenses (Properties Outside of GTA)
We're able to service clients throughout Ontario thanks to the online availability of related federal and provincial records and numerous commercial databases. However, some county archives and municipal governments require in-person research to access records specific to a local area. In such cases, clients will be provided an estimate of travel costs and can choose whether or not to incur them.
Shipping costs for the Booklet and the Research Report are included in the quoted price. Shipping costs for the Scrapbook and Chronicle will be provided during the initial consultation.
All prices exclude HST.
Our product costs are determined primarily by the extensive time required for research, writing and layout. The actual printing and binding process is only a small portion of the cost which means that additional copies can be provided for a modest charge.
Clients seeking an especially impressive end product can request custom publishing upgrades such as leather binding, slip cover or cutout book cover.
Custom House Illustration
A hand drawn illustration of your home is included on the cover of the Chronicle but can also be ordered for our other products for an additional $100. The price includes the original drawing on 5" x 7" card stock, suitable for framing. And you get to choose between the house as it appears now or as it looked in days gone by!
MULTI PRODUCT DISCOUNTS
If ordering the Booklet as a gift for someone else ask for a complimentary personalized coupon that provides the recipient with $200 off any of our other products. Similarly, clients who purchase the Research Report will receive a $600 discount on the price of the Scrapbook or Chronicle if they later opt to upgrade to these publications.
We welcome enquiries regarding commercial property histories and offer the same pricing as for residential profiles.