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Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-29, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
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Wow, they pushed your occupancy date after the...

Wow, they pushed your occupancy date after the PDI?

By how many days? Is it because of issues raised during the PDI?

I think this is less an Urbandale issue and more an issue with Tarion...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Home Inspector Recommendations?

Anyone find a great Home Inspector they'd like to recommend?

Or any red flags when searching for an inspector? Thank you.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-09-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 62,103
I think wide and shallow lots/floor plans are...

I think wide and shallow lots/floor plans are just a marketing strategy for Caivan to differentiate themselves from other builders selling narrow and long.

Like everyone here, I prefer it. Wider...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-09-11, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,380
No advice, but I find the situation very...

No advice, but I find the situation very unscrupulous.

Sure, push closing dates because of the pandemic, but to not give buyers 90 days notice? How are we supposed to sell our old homes or give...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-09-04, 09:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,082
How much notice of delay are they giving you? ...

How much notice of delay are they giving you?

Edit: With the 90 day notice thrown out the window with the pandemic, the builder can now give you 2 weeks notice (for example).
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 62,103
Did anyone sign and pay for their upgrades before...

Did anyone sign and pay for their upgrades before getting a notice of unavoidable delay? Do you feel ripped off or is this all part of the game when buying pre con?

I have an upcoming appointment...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-07, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,277
Are there any benefits to buying an a/c from the...

Are there any benefits to buying an a/c from the builder? In terms of warranty and installation?

Our builder is charging a reasonable (ie. only slightly inflated price) amount and I'm considering...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-02-26, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,066
I wonder if these insane price increases are...

I wonder if these insane price increases are offset by free upgrades and big design centre bonuses?

Has anyone bought recently and managed to negotiate 25k in bonuses?

It does feel predatory,...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-31, 09:36 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 62,103
What kind of upgrades are you all getting? What...

What kind of upgrades are you all getting? What are your best purchases? How are your design centre meetings going?

Some of the quotes we got for a single:
-Kitchen island: 330$
-Pot and...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-02, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,279
Would you share some of the structural changes...

Would you share some of the structural changes you decided on?

I find the whole high-pressure sales tactic of only giving you 1 meeting and requiring you to make the decisions at that appointment...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 62,103
Caivan sent "The Conservancy Community Update...

Caivan sent "The Conservancy Community Update Edition 1" last week. (Check your spam folder if you didn't get it). Not much in it, just letting you know building is underway and Pre-Drywall Walks...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,253
Thanks all, this is such a knowledgeable group. ...

Thanks all, this is such a knowledgeable group. Wish I had found it sooner.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,253
Green Transformer Box

Drove by our construction site and saw we have the dreaded big green transformer box between our lawn and the neighbour's. :( (This is my first time buying a new build and with an occupancy date of...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-09, 01:09 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 62,103
Can you post a price list? Or discuss the price...

Can you post a price list? Or discuss the price difference?
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-03, 03:06 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 62,103
Talking https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/barrhaven-su...

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/barrhaven-subdivision-applications-growth-1.5197240

Caivan has 900 homes off Greenbank up for city approval in August.

Update: going to need a new thread...
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