Go Back   BuildingHomes.ca - Building your community! > Ontario > Ottawa

Ottawa For those in Ottawa, Kanata, Stittsville, Orleans, Nepean. Mattamy, Minto, Bridlewood, Cardel, Claridge, Braebury, Monarch, Barrhaven, Half Moon Bay, Fairwinds, Findlay Creek, Notting Hill, West Pointe, Stonebridge, Edinburgh Common, Uniform at Orchard-Stonebridge-Barrhaven and more!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 2010-06-25, 06:17 PM
Scuba Diver Scuba Diver is offline
Junior Member
Regular User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 22
Default Considering Mattamy in Orleans?

Hopefully anyone looking to purchase a new home will contact the city beforehand to check the status of the phase because you can't trust every builder! After reading and hearing (both on the news and on this forum) about many ex-Mattamy owners in Kanata Fairwinds, I understand that just because a builder has "draft site plan approval" does not mean they are able to build - only that they are legally able to sell.

Google Mattamy Fairwinds to find interviews and news reports on this subject.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 2010-06-25, 11:01 PM
BrianT's Avatar
BrianT BrianT is offline
Senior Member
Regular User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ontario - Orleans
Posts: 3,197
Default

There's some type of building being built near Harvest Valley and Tenth Line. It looks like a sales office and a big one, I wonder if it's Mattamy?
__________________
Builder: Tamarack Homes
Location: Chaperal (Orleans)
House: Avon 4E
Moved In: April 10th 2010
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 2010-06-26, 07:47 AM
Jenny1975 Jenny1975 is offline
Senior Member
Regular User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 558
Default

I heard that it was, but seems like a weird location for their sales office. My understanding was that they were building east of 10th Line? The entire area around that building at 10th Line/Harvest is being cleared, so it definitely looks like it's about to be developed.

Per Mattamy's website:
"Mattamy in Orleans is scheduled to be launched in Summer 2010 and will be located south of the Blackburn Hamlet Bypass, east of the Portobello Road extension."

This article also refers to Mattamy's existing lands east of 10th Line:
http://www.orleansstar.ca/Business/N...o-swap-lands/1
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 2010-06-26, 09:24 AM
England England is offline
Senior Member
Regular User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 917
Default

A reliable source tells me they haven't got the permits yet, just like some builders at half moon bay, selling lots but not able to deliver because the city hasn't approved
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 2010-06-26, 09:50 AM
Baycliffe "B" Elevation Baycliffe "B" Elevation is offline
Senior Member
Regular User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 160
Default

Anyone know when they will officially start selling this summer....I'm really curious on pricing. Do you think it will be more $$ than HMB ??
__________________
Mattamy Homes - Half Moon Bay
Baycliffe - "B""
April 29, 2009 - Moved In & Enjoying The Silence Of Our SINGLE HOME !!!



Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 2010-06-26, 01:06 PM
BrianT's Avatar
BrianT BrianT is offline
Senior Member
Regular User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ontario - Orleans
Posts: 3,197
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jenny1975 View Post
I heard that it was, but seems like a weird location for their sales office. My understanding was that they were building east of 10th Line? The entire area around that building at 10th Line/Harvest is being cleared, so it definitely looks like it's about to be developed.
It may be because Tenth Line Rd is so busy at times, they can take advantage of the free advertisement.
__________________
Builder: Tamarack Homes
Location: Chaperal (Orleans)
House: Avon 4E
Moved In: April 10th 2010
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 2010-06-26, 01:37 PM
Paju Paju is offline
Member
Regular User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: ONTARIO/ORLEANS
Posts: 61
Default

Two weeks ago I went to Minto's sales office on Tenth Line and a sales agent confirmed to me that it is indeed Mattamy who intends on building right at the end of Harvest Valley and Tenth Line.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 2010-06-26, 06:44 PM
Scuba Diver Scuba Diver is offline
Junior Member
Regular User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 22
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by England View Post
A reliable source tells me they haven't got the permits yet, just like some builders at half moon bay, selling lots but not able to deliver because the city hasn't approved
That doesn't surprise me and given what Mattamy did in Kanata, I would definitely proceed with caution.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 2010-06-26, 07:29 PM
Cosmogrrl Cosmogrrl is offline
Senior Member
Regular User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 2,662
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scuba Diver View Post
That doesn't surprise me and given what Mattamy did in Kanata, I would definitely proceed with caution.
Yep... me too.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 2010-06-26, 09:06 PM
Sara23's Avatar
Sara23 Sara23 is offline
Senior Member
Regular User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ottawa (Kanata)
Posts: 279
Default

Unfortunately we were so blinded by falling in love with the Mattamy floor plans and location that we completely missed asking the important questions beforehand. Now it's two years and $80,000 later (because that's how much house prices had increased by the time Mattamy cancelled our development). We had no real recourse because we signed a conditional purchase agreement which stated that Mattamy could walk away if they didn't get the required permits from the City. They swore up and down for two years that it would never happen and they were "close" to being approved. But they weren't and the families that believed them paid a dear price. Call the city and ask questions. If they don't have more than draft subdivision approval, don't hand them your hard earned money.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone selling in Orleans? England Ottawa Area Houses For Sale 0 2010-05-29 07:38 PM
Sandpiper Cove - Orleans Newhome1 Ottawa 0 2009-11-12 09:09 PM
Where is Mattamy going to build in Orleans? lil_ochef Ottawa 7 2009-09-10 09:06 AM
Urbandale in Orleans Myfirsthome Ottawa 1 2008-04-28 08:23 AM
Orleans problems?? aikejon Ottawa 6 2007-01-22 08:23 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:25 PM.



Copyright © PHAND Corporation
This document may not be used elsewhere without the expressed written consent of PHAND Corporation.
*** There is no association between this website and any builder. ***

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.