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Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2015-11-07, 09:55 PM
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Views: 5,503
Posted By summerwood
Home Inspection for 1-Year Tarion submission

Hello,

We moved to our new house in December 2014, and we are thinking to get an inspection done before we submit the 1-year form to tarion.

Is there anybody in this forum who has done this? Is...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2015-06-29, 08:51 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 91,665
Posted By summerwood
our model was coming with 9-foot main floor and...

our model was coming with 9-foot main floor and 8-foot second floor, and we were able to negotiate 10-foot the whole main floor in the offer. Best decision ever. Also we were able to get some extra...
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-04-14, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,963
Posted By summerwood
Thanks, i am going to try anyway.

Thanks, i am going to try anyway.
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-04-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,963
Posted By summerwood
Kitchen Island is smaller than in the house plan

Hi,

We moved in to our new house a few months ago, and our house plan indicated that we get a kitchen island 4 feet long. When we moved in, it seemed to be small but we did not measure. Today I...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-12-07, 01:19 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 70,646
Posted By summerwood
Angry We are going with ADT. The ADT contractor will...

We are going with ADT. The ADT contractor will also install our garage door opener and aslo appliances and vacuum cleaner
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-12-07, 11:32 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 70,646
Posted By summerwood
Just the hardwood was around 3500 for my model,...

Just the hardwood was around 3500 for my model, but the staircase is 6000$ if i remember. We did not really ask for the exact price since even for maple hardwood there is upgrade 1 and upgrade 2, and...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-12-06, 08:15 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 70,646
Posted By summerwood
The maple hardwood is expensive, but the most...

The maple hardwood is expensive, but the most expensive one is the staircase if you choose maple. The price varies by model, but i think you're looking at 10k+
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-12-02, 07:09 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 70,646
Posted By summerwood
Congrats, you did well with your offer. Now they...

Congrats, you did well with your offer. Now they will send you an email with your structural appointment date and prices for structural upgrades ( glass shower, free standing tub, pot lights,...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-11-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 70,646
Posted By summerwood
As I said earlier, your list is reasonable. Try...

As I said earlier, your list is reasonable. Try to get stained stairs. You will be surprised how much they will charge you to stain stairs if you don't throw them in the offer. The hardwood itself is...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-11-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 70,646
Posted By summerwood
Welcome Sangii, The more you put un your...

Welcome Sangii,

The more you put un your list, the more they will accept.
The list of extras you're asking for is very reasonable. If you want any changes in the layout, you should do them during...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-10-31, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,603
Posted By summerwood
Banks have been so wrong in the past with their...

Banks have been so wrong in the past with their predictions so it's hard to believe them. When we bought in December 2013, some bank i believe CIBC said that real estate market is going down by the...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-10-29, 06:14 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 70,646
Posted By summerwood
Thanks for sharing Spinnyminny. I have read...

Thanks for sharing Spinnyminny. I have read horrible stories regarding PDI findings too :)

How long before closing date was your PDI? We also close in December, i hope we will find the house open...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-10-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 70,646
Posted By summerwood
Thanks for the update Spinnyminny, when is your...

Thanks for the update Spinnyminny, when is your closing? Is your house finished already? Yesterday I checked our house and they were installing the tiles. I could not enter but i could see them from...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-10-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 70,646
Posted By summerwood
This thread is being really quit:) For those who...

This thread is being really quit:) For those who have already done your PDI, it would be nice if you share the experience :)
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-09-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 70,646
Posted By summerwood
Good to see this thread picking up :) The fun...

Good to see this thread picking up :)
The fun part is about to start for some of us, lol.

I have never heard of "walk through" appointment, probably the same one as PDI, but probably this...
Forum: King Township / Kleinburg Hills 2014-08-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,433
Posted By summerwood
If the builder accepts it, this is a great deal....

If the builder accepts it, this is a great deal. But in my opinion, you should do the smooth ceiling also, at least for main floor. It makes the house look so much nicer
How much does your builder...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-08-12, 06:05 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 70,646
Posted By summerwood
Hi everybody, Did anybody locked the...

Hi everybody,

Did anybody locked the mortgage rates yet, i think maple2maple and Spinnyminny close in less than 3 months and you guys can lock your rates now :)

We will start shopping next...
Forum: King Township / Kleinburg Hills 2014-07-31, 08:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,237
Posted By summerwood
I dont think there is any go train station close...

I dont think there is any go train station close to Kleinburg. If you work in downtown Toronto, you have to drive to Maple Go Station which is a good 30 minute drive. The other option is to drive to...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-07-24, 10:45 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 70,646
Posted By summerwood
Hi guys, I am happy to see this thread...

Hi guys,
I am happy to see this thread revitalized:)

There is some progress in our house too :) the framing is finished. Windows and doors are in. Now they are bricking the house. We close in...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-07-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 70,646
Posted By summerwood
Thanks for the update maple2. I am sure they can...

Thanks for the update maple2. I am sure they can build your house on time.
They are working on our house also, still framing. Yesterday I noticed they brought the windows and I hope they will...
Forum: Building and Construction 2014-06-24, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,394
Posted By summerwood
We got 10 ft main floor from the offer, and then...

We got 10 ft main floor from the offer, and then we were going through the same dilemna, so we decided to upgrade the second floor ceiling to 9ft also. We have seen model homes with 10 ft ceiling on...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2014-06-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,684
Posted By summerwood
I also am planning to do the backsplash after...

I also am planning to do the backsplash after closing, but cabinets do not go all the way to ceiling, there is a gap of 12 inches between crown mouldings and ceiling. Can you please post a picture of...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-06-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 70,646
Posted By summerwood
Hi maple2maple, thanks for the update. Our house...

Hi maple2maple, thanks for the update. Our house will be delayed until december (at least), lol. They are still working on foundation, today i saw some guys there in the morning, i hope they started...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-06-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,251
Posted By summerwood
What we did is we used the line of credit to pay...

What we did is we used the line of credit to pay all the annual lump sum, and also increased the payment amount. In our case we put 20% of the original mortgage amount as lump sum and also doubled...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-06-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 70,646
Posted By summerwood
Hi everybody, How is progress of your new...

Hi everybody,

How is progress of your new house going?
They finally built our foundation :) We are hoping they will start framing next week. They are building so many houses in Maple and the...
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