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Old 2011-07-30, 08:10 PM
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Havent seen any posts for this community, so thought i'd start one. My wife and I bought our home back in November and we close on our house May 17, 2012. Our lot is 69L, and we got the Keans Model, elevation A. Looking forward to meeting our neighbours. Hopefully some off them stumble upon this site
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Old 2011-11-17, 02:47 AM
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My husband & I bought last November of 2010 as well. Anxiously waiting to move in after having sold our condo/townhouse too early. Pleased with structure and company, finding the upgrades VERY VERY expensive for no reason. Feel like they are pushing back the closing date every time we turn around. If you dont mind me asking, how did you get a firm closing date of May 17 2012? We have yet to receive anything. We purchased the Shannon Model, elevation B. Looking for feedback.
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Old 2011-11-17, 02:59 PM
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Hi joverink, pleased to meet you.

We got our closing date when we filled out the paperwork with Russ the day we bought, also in November. He should have given you some paperwork from tarion stating the closing dates. May 17th is our first tentative closing date, september 17th our 2nd and January 17th 2013 is our absolute firm closing date. We too found the upgrades to be on the pricey side.
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Old 2011-11-23, 09:44 AM
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yes that closing date we did receive..clearly states that on the contract...sorry, misunderstood...i suppose well get our letter soon before dec 9th advising us of a move in date of may...starting to get very impatient lol feel like were getting the run around....looks like we're right across from one another...
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Old 2011-11-23, 12:24 PM
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We received a letter in the mail yesterday of a change to our closing date. It has been moved to september 14th. I know of one other buyer whose date got changed too. theirs went from February to June.

Yea we are across the street from each other. I talked to Russ yesterday and he said they will have the paving done in ten days and building permits will be pulled then. I'm trying to get him to arrange a meet your neighbour party or something.
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Old 2011-11-23, 04:42 PM
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this is our third notice, we received it today..closing date of July 9th at the latest...glad to hear the paving is going in...we'll be checking in the new year to see if maybe they are early???? and of course, just waiting to get into the decor centre to pick our interior stuff...
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Old 2011-11-23, 05:09 PM
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THIRD NOTICE?!?! Wow. This is our first
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Old 2012-04-18, 11:25 AM
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So, my wife and I have our decor appointment booked for Monday the 23rd. We wre wondering if you guys can let us know what kind of upgrades and pricing to expect? also, if you guys are driving through the site and see a white Mitsubishi RVR driving through too, that's me and/or my wife, so dont be afraid to say hi
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Old 2012-04-18, 10:30 PM
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if you see us around as well, we drive both a black sierra truck or a silver terrain suv.


not sure if you had structure appt but garage door was 1500$ and gas line to backyard for BBQ was 600$. just to get different handles for the kitchen is 1000$ (NOT A JOKE)...we looked into putting the cabinets higher in the bathroom (1000$ each), kitchen upgrades are thousands of dollars, through the roof. no exaggeration. we didn't do many because the prices are outrageous although we have the money saved. my husband is a carpenter therefore we can do the work for 3/4 the price. keep in mind builders make all their money on extras. their standard options for bath tile SUCK and the hardwood and ceramics are pretty good which takes away most of the issues. the kitchen cabinets quality can be improved but again not a huge deal, the color selection is good. most of the stuff is cosmetic and not worth getting AT All...stuff like extra cable outlets (150$ each) central vac rough in is something to not walk away from because it's kind of "structural" issues. they are going to try and sell you big time but dont fall for it. in order for us to make sure we had an electric outlet at a certain spot for the tv, they were charging us 170$ + HST, we almost lost it...so well hire someone to come in after and do it for FREE or atleast half the price if you may not know an electrician. the least you can get from them is better unless it's structural or along those lines...good luck with everything...oh another thing, if you can stain your hardwood stairs yourself, DO IT..they charge 2000$ to stain your hardwood if you pick something other than natural oak cause they have to match it to the color you picked...RIDICULOUS
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Old 2012-04-18, 10:43 PM
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oh and your paint colors are 5 different shades of white...we didn't find a good selection of countertops but we tend to have expensive taste so well get that stuff later on for a fraction of the price...we were EXTREMELY dissapointed, can't even say that's the word...not to sound like a downer but we've built before with the worst builder in Barrie and didn't encounter ANY issues with this...my parents and sister have both built homes twice and never had issues either...while doing our homework we noticed that fernbrook's homes were more expensive than everyone else so we thought that quality & selection would be exceptional, but it's not the case...sorry!
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