Douglas Cost Guide:
Estimate Rebuild & Replacement Costs

The Douglas Cost Guide has become the Canadian standard for estimating replacement cost for residential dwellings and agricultural use buildings. The agriculture and home valuation tools are used and trusted by industry professionals, including insurance agents, brokers, real estate appraisers as well as banks and financial institutions throughout Canada. Both the Residential and Agriculture Cost Guides feature the most up-to-date Canadian costing data that is reflective of the current market, conditions and trends within the residential and agricultural construction fields.

The Douglas Cost Guide property valuation tools have been researched and developed here in Canada by Karl Douglas, an expert in the field of agricultural and residential property valuations and real estate appraisal, with over 30 years of industry experience.

The Douglas Cost Guides are essential tools when estimating property values, through the Cost Approach to Value in order to accurately estimate the Replacement Cost New for homes and agricultural buildings.

Agricultural Cost Guide - Douglas Cost Guide

Agricultural Cost Guide

The Douglas Agricultural Cost Guide is an agricultural property valuation tool that has been developed over the past fifteen years as a manual to assist in estimating the Replacement Cost New of a wide variety of agricultural use buildings. The costing data is a compilation of actual construction costs, various estimates for agricultural use buildings, and other construction cost sources.

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Residential Cost Guide

The Douglas Residential Cost Guide is a trusted home valuation tool that has been developed over the past eight years as a manual to assist in estimating the Replacement Cost New of Single-Family Dwellings and Semi-Detached Residences. The costing data is a compilation of actual construction costs and estimates for residential occupancies and is reflective of Canadian costing data.

Trusted by Industry Professionals

The Douglas Residential Cost Guide and Agricultural Cost Guide property valuation tools are widely used, recognized and respected by industry professionals across many industries throughout Canada, including:

Why Choose Douglas Cost Guide

Dwelling owners and industry professionals rely on fine-tuned data and accuracy delivered by both the Residential and Agricultural Cost Guide. Here’s why the Douglas Cost Guide has become a widely recognized and trusted valuation tool:

  • Both the residential and agricultural cost guides are updated and republished annually to reflect the current market and construction trends, so home and business owners and industry professionals have the most accurate data to reflect the Replacement Cost New and Depreciated Value of their structures.
  • This industry-trusted property valuation tool has been developed by an experienced Canadian appraiser, with over 30 years of real estate appraisal expertise.
  • The Douglas Cost Guides are a trusted Canadian product. They are researched, compiled and published in Canada, using Canadian costing data to help determine accurate Replacement Cost and Actual Cash Value of homes / dwellings and agricultural structures.
  • The Douglas Cost Guide valuation tools come in an easy to use book resources as well as online applications.