User Guide

User Guide
User Guide
Contents
About propertyline™ ..................................................................................................................................................2
Accessing propertyline™ ............................................................................................................................................2
propertyline™ Home Screen......................................................................................................................................3
Tool Panel ...............................................................................................................................................................3
Change Password ...............................................................................................................................................4
iLOOKABOUT Streetscape™ ViewPort ....................................................................................................................5
Map ViewPort .........................................................................................................................................................6
Searching ....................................................................................................................................................................6
Address Search .......................................................................................................................................................6
Roll # Search ...........................................................................................................................................................8
PIN Search...............................................................................................................................................................8
Map Search .............................................................................................................................................................9
eStore ...................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Viewing Report Details ............................................................................................................................................ 12
Purchasing Reports .................................................................................................................................................. 13
View Your Reports tab ............................................................................................................................................. 17
Accessing Purchased Reports at a Later Date ......................................................................................................... 20
Requesting a Refund................................................................................................................................................ 20
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About propertyline™
propertyline™ enables users to purchase Assessment, Site, Structural, Sales and AVM data on all types of
properties across Ontario. Information is refreshed from our database weekly to ensure our users have access to
the most current property information in Ontario.
The new and improved propertyline™ includes features such as streetscape and satellite imagery, parcel
boundary information, advanced search features and enhanced report format including imagery. It also enables
Users the ability to create a Profile that can be added to purchased reports and to retrieve previously purchased
reports and receipts for viewing at a later date.
Accessing propertyline™
Step 1
Access the propertyline™ website at www.propertyline.ca
Step 2
Option 1
Sign in as a Registered User by entering your unique User Name and Password. Then click Submit.
Option 2
If you do not currently have an account setup please Sign in as Guest.
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propertyline™ Home Screen
Upon sign in, you are brought to the propertyline™ home screen.
Tool Panel
Profile - The Profile page provides you with the ability to setup your contact information and photo.
This feature also allows your Profile to be added to any reports that are purchased. Please see the View Your
Reports tab section (page 17) for information on how to add your Profile to purchased reports. Finally, you are
able to change your password in the Profile.
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Change Password
Note that upon first sign-in to the site, you will be required to change your password. Password length has to be
a minimum of 6 characters.
In the future, if you would like to change your password again, please follow the steps below:
Step 1
Click the Profile button
and select the Change Password hyperlink.
Step 2
You will be presented with the options below. Please complete the fields accordingly and click the Submit
button. Once submitted, you will get the message “Password was successfully changed”.
Step 3
Click the Save changes button to exit the Profile.
Terms - Please ensure you read and adhere to the propertyline™ terms and conditions.
Privacy - The Privacy page provides MPAC’s Privacy statement as well as information on the Assessment
Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Help
An updated version of the propertyline™ User Guide will always be available here.
Any questions or issues please contact
How do I request a refund for a Report?
MPAC Customer Contact Centre
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 1 866 296-6722
Email: propertyline@mpac.ca
Please send an email to propertyline@mpac.ca that
contains the following information:
• Attach email receipt
• Name
• Phone Number
• User ID
• Address of the property you purchased the report
for
• Name of Report(s) to be refunded
• Reason for the refund request
• Attach reports (optional)
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Logout - Click the Logout button to end your session with propertyline™.
iLOOKABOUT Streetscape™ ViewPort
The iLOOKABOUT Streetscape™ ViewPort is always located at the top right corner of the screen. Upon initial
login, the Streetscape™ ViewPort will look like the following:
However, once a property is searched and selected, the Streetscape™ ViewPort will change according to the
specific property chosen. You are able to obtain the Map and Photo Report once a property is searched. Finally,
if available, you will be able to view Historical Photos of the property.
Example:
To learn how to add the Map and Photo Report to your purchased reports, see page 18 of the View Your
Reports section.
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Map ViewPort
The Map ViewPort is always located at the bottom right corner of the screen. Upon initial login, the Map
ViewPort will look like the following:
However, once a property is searched and selected, the Map ViewPort will change according to the specific
property chosen; showing a pushpin to identify the property’s location and also the parcel boundaries.
Searching
You are able to perform a property search four different ways:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Address Search
Roll # Search
PIN Search
Map Search
Address Search
Step 1
Enter the address of the property you wish to search.
As the Street Name is entered, the system will begin searching for Street Names that match your selection.
You may choose a Street Name from the list or continue typing your Street Name.
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Step 2
Once the Street Name is entered a listing of matched addresses will be provided. Select the property you wish
to obtain a report on or, to further refine your search, enter a Municipality to narrow your results.
Step 3
Once a property is selected, you will be brought to the eStore where you will see a list of available reports that
may be purchased.
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Step 4
For information on how to view Report Details, proceed to the Viewing Report Details (page 12) section, or to
purchase a report, proceed to the Purchasing Reports (page 13) section.
Roll # Search
Step 1
Start typing a roll number into the search box. As you type, a list of roll numbers will start to appear after the
first 5-digits. You may either keep typing the roll number, or select one from the list of selections.
Step 2
Once a property is selected, you will be brought to the eStore where you will see a list of available reports that
may be purchased.
Step 3
For information on how to view Report Details, proceed to the Viewing Report Details (page 12) section, or to
purchase a report, proceed to the Purchasing Reports (page 13) section.
PIN Search
Step 1
Start typing a PIN (Property Identification Number) into the search box. As you type, a list of PINs will start to
appear after the first 3-digits. You may either keep typing the PIN or select one from the list of selections.
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Step 2
Once a property is selected, you will be brought to the eStore where you will see a list of available reports that
may be purchased.
Step 3
For information on how to view Report Details, proceed to the Viewing Report Details (page 12) section, or to
purchase a report, proceed to the Purchasing Reports (page 13) section.
Map Search
Step 1
Select the
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icon on the bottom grey task bar.
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Step 2
Click on the Layers icon at the bottom right of the Map ViewPort to open and make a selection. Note that after a
selection is made, you need to click on the zoom button and zoom to 1000ft to view the layer and 100ft to view
street and PIN numbers within the parcel.
Select the Parcel checkbox and choose either:
Assessment - to display parcel boundaries.
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Property Type - to categorize the map into property types. A Legend will appear in the top right hand corner
indicating the colour code for each property type.
Ownership – to display the PIN for each parcel.
Step 3
Pan across the map until you reach a location that you are interested in.
Step 4
Double click the parcel to select it.
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Step 5
Once a property is selected, you will be brought to the eStore where you will see a list of available reports.
Step 6
For information on how to view Report Details, proceed to the Viewing Report Details (page 12) section, or to
purchase a report, proceed to the Purchasing Reports (page 13) section.
eStore
The eStore allows for you to purchase reports, as well as view report details, sample reports and previously
purchased reports and receipts.
Once a property is searched and selected, you will automatically be brought to the eStore where you will see the
reports available for purchase.
Upon initial login, if you do not search for a property and just click the
button, you will be brought to
the View Your Reports tab section (page 17) of the eStore where you can view previously purchased reports and
receipts.
Viewing Report Details
In the eStore, after first searching for a property, you will see a list of report names. Viewing the Report Details
will show you a list of the data elements provided in each report, as well as a sample report.
Step 1
Click on the Report Details hyperlink.
Step 2
The listing of data elements in the report are listed in the Brief Description section. As well, an image of a
sample report is provided. To view a larger image of the sample report, click on the Enlarge button. The
enlarged version of the sample report will open in a new browser window. Click the “x” in your browser to close
the report and return to the Report Description page.
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Step 3
Click on the Go Back hyperlink to return to the list of available reports.
Purchasing Reports
In the eStore, after first searching for a subject property, you will see a list of report names.
Step 1
Find a report to purchase. If you would like to input a reference, it can be inputted in the Client Reference ID
field (not mandatory).
Step 2
Click on Add to Cart to add the chosen report to your Shopping Cart.
As you select each report, the Add to Cart buttons are greyed out and the Customer Reference (if entered) is
displayed in the reference box.
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Step 3
Option 1 - Click on the Shopping Cart tab to view your report selections.
Option 2 – Click on the
icon to search for a new subject property and add additional reports to the
Shopping Cart, before checking out.
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If you wish to remove any of the reports, click on the “x” and the report(s) will be removed from the Shopping
Cart. Additionally, you may click the eStore button again and purchase further reports for the selected property.
When you are satisfied with the report selection(s), click the Check Out button.
Step 4
On the Check Out screen, you will be asked to enter your email address however, this is not mandatory.
You will be able to obtain a copy of your receipt in the View Your Reports section of the eStore.
If you do not want to proceed with the purchase, you may stop the transaction by clicking the red “x” at the top
right hand corner of the page. You will be returned to the View Your Reports section of the eStore and the last
subject property you searched will still be active.
Step 5
After clicking Checkout with Moneris, you will be asked to enter your credit card details; including your name
and address as it appears on your credit card statement.
Note 1: Currently, the Street Number field only allows for the first 5-digits of the Street Number however, it will
not interfere with the transaction.
Note 2: Accepted credit cards are Visa and MasterCard
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Step 6
After completing the information, please click the green Process Transaction button.
If you do not want to proceed with the purchase, you may stop the transaction by clicking the red “x” located at
the top right hand corner of the page, or the red Cancel Transaction button located at the bottom right hand
corner of the page. You will be returned to the View Your Reports section of the eStore and your subject
property will still be active.
Step 7
After the transaction is approved, you will be brought to the Transaction Approved screen where you will see a
copy of your receipt. Click on the View Your Reports hyperlink at the top right-hand side of the page to be
brought to the View Your Reports section of the eStore to view the purchased reports and archived copies of
previous receipts.
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View Your Reports tab
After clicking the View Your Reports hyperlink, you are brought to the View Your Reports section of the eStore
where you can view your purchased reports, along with a receipt of your purchase.
View & Print Reports
When you click the View icon
Component options as follows:
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the following box will appear. You are able to select one or more Report
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User Profile Options
If you setup your Profile information (see page 3) you will have the option to add all, or parts, of your Profile to
your reports.
Streetscape Image Option
Select the Don’t include Streetscape image option if you do not like the current iLOOKABOUT Streetscape™
photo. This will replace the image with a “No Property Photo Available” photo.
Map and Photo Report Option
You are able to add the Map and Photo Report to newly purchased reports or previously purchased reports.
Select the Add Map and Photo Report option to add the Map and Photo Report as an additional page to your
purchased report.
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Print or Save your Report
Print
Save or Save and Print
View & Print Receipts
When you click the Receipt icon
Receipt.
a page will open in a new window with a copy of your Transaction
Print or Save your Receipt.
Print
Save or Save and Print
Click the “x” in your browser to close the Receipt and return to the View Your Reports Page of the eStore.
Search for Reports
You are able to Search your purchased reports by Location or Reference ID, using the icon to the right of each
field and selecting search criteria.
Once completed, you can clear the Search Fields by clicking the blue Clear Filters button.
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Accessing Purchased Reports at a Later Date
You can click on the
button on the bottom grey task bar and be brought directly to the View Your
Reports tab to view previously purchased reports or receipts.
Requesting a Refund
If you require a refund, please click the ‘Questions?’ tab in the eStore and follow the instructions below:
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