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Forum: Richmond Hill 2016-04-07, 09:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,586
Posted By SMC23
For Realtors, Builders of Obsesrvatory Hill. ...

For Realtors, Builders of Obsesrvatory Hill.

I am interested in a 45' - 50' home at Observatory Hill with preferential access. Willing to pay up to $75K to gain acesss to first release.

PM...
Forum: Aurora 2016-03-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 19,044
Posted By SMC23
I just got the email the other day as well. I...

I just got the email the other day as well. I registered for this development back last year July.
Forum: Aurora 2016-03-08, 11:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 19,044
Posted By SMC23
Any lots left?

Any lots left?
Forum: Newmarket 2016-03-08, 11:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,475
Posted By SMC23
Does anyone know if there are any detached homes...

Does anyone know if there are any detached homes left?
Forum: Aurora 2016-03-03, 12:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 19,044
Posted By SMC23
highly doubt that....but the way this market is...

highly doubt that....but the way this market is going I wouldnt be surprised!

Hoping for Mid-900s
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2015-06-06, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,100
Posted By SMC23
Hopefully you did buy!! Prices as of June...

Hopefully you did buy!!

Prices as of June 2015 are starting at a whopping $1.52 mil!! Damn wish i bought...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2015-03-13, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,679
Posted By SMC23
cool thanks I'll check this out

cool thanks I'll check this out
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2015-03-11, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,679
Posted By SMC23
looking great! Is that resilient channel...

looking great!

Is that resilient channel you used for the ceiling for the drywall to attach to? I can't tell from the pics but are your joists engineered and is this still necessary to have the...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2015-01-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,961
Posted By SMC23
Well a god majority of my Decora Windows are...

Well a god majority of my Decora Windows are garbage and have some form of leak in the sealed panes. Got some noticeable condensation within the glass.

Well since Decora windows when belly up...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2014-06-25, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,100
Posted By SMC23
Same here. framed 1.5" and some spots 2",...

Same here.

framed 1.5" and some spots 2", but issue was never raised by either Insta-Insulation nor inspector. Maple area.
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-06-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 57,843
Posted By SMC23
Yeah right!! That builder is out on left field!!...

Yeah right!! That builder is out on left field!! That home is starting 1.8mil plus the crazy premiums they want on ravine lots.

We intended to get a 50' ravine but those were sold by the time we...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-06-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 57,843
Posted By SMC23
Elevator would be on each floor, including...

Elevator would be on each floor, including basement. But at a $40K option I think this luxury is only available for the largest 41'ft lots with lofts.

Stairs would still be required I would...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-06-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 57,843
Posted By SMC23
This can only mean good for the immediate...

This can only mean good for the immediate residents of Upper Thornhill Estates.:D

I saw three homes that were previously on the market for several weeks instantly get SOLD after exposure of this...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-06-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 57,843
Posted By SMC23
Don't forget the builder will have the better...

Don't forget the builder will have the better lots available so you can justify the price increase that way! lol

We are upgrading!!!! Bought early phase 2 in upper thornhill in early 2007. Time...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-06-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 57,843
Posted By SMC23
Been eyeing this area as I currently live in the...

Been eyeing this area as I currently live in the same sub division - UTE, and looking to upgrade and stay in the community. Went to the preview and waited in line since 9am to buy a 50ft ravine lot. ...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-05-27, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,553
Posted By SMC23
I wouldn't take a chance with Zancor homes....

I wouldn't take a chance with Zancor homes. Workmanship is lacking with that builder. Witnessed this myself from their Brooklyn Forest model homes. The user reviews online echo what i have seen. But...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-04-29, 02:42 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 57,843
Posted By SMC23
Well, prices went up from CountryWide another...

Well, prices went up from CountryWide another $60K so the longer you wait...!

Expect another increase in July and another in Sep-Oct by this builder!
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2014-03-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 147,126
Posted By SMC23
we got it the first time! Thought about...

we got it the first time!

Thought about nobleton and not a chance for living option nor future investment option for us. Rather be central like King or Newmarket.
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2013-10-04, 11:23 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 57,843
Posted By SMC23
Potentially on same level. Look at the...

Potentially on same level.

Look at the Inventory 41' Manchestor model they got for example; 2925 Sqft, Court lot, and additional free upgrades, standard 8-9-8 ft ceilings $1M.

Take a look at...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2013-10-04, 11:16 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 57,843
Posted By SMC23
Agreed. Smart ones can see the dismal strategy...

Agreed. Smart ones can see the dismal strategy they got!

Countrywide re-hashes the SAME models throughout their sites. Take a look at Nobleton and Kleinburg sites where some are the same models...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2013-10-01, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,908
Posted By SMC23
I do know my builder used a similar method on my...

I do know my builder used a similar method on my second floor using metal furring channels. I see this in the attic. Not sure if it was used on the main floor though and if this is a standard...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2013-10-01, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,908
Posted By SMC23
Hey KalW, Yes, that's the ceiling pic that...

Hey KalW,

Yes, that's the ceiling pic that I saw. I haven't thought of this but will likely incorporate it into my basement as I got a few of those same lines in the worst possible locations too....
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2013-10-01, 10:29 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 57,843
Posted By SMC23
This extends to the entire Canadian real estate...

This extends to the entire Canadian real estate landscape and not just UTE.

UTE just happens to be a really desirable area, hence the greater price appreciation :D Simple economics
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2013-09-26, 03:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 57,843
Posted By SMC23
Not with CountryWide. They charge through the...

Not with CountryWide. They charge through the nose for increased ceiling heights. When we bought back in early 2007 each floor raised was 15K. Still by far expensive for what you get. They did up the...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2013-09-26, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,908
Posted By SMC23
Hey Kal, will do on the strike plates, I can also...

Hey Kal, will do on the strike plates, I can also use that for the plumbing.

I took a look at your build from your link and OMG, that basement looks absolutely amazing!!!!

IF I may ask a few...
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