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Old 2012-05-29, 11:30 PM
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Hello,

Does anyone currently own a Cardel home? If so, how would you rate the house, quality of build, customer service, purchase experience and after-sales services?

Where does Cardel rank with other builders?

Any feedback is appreciated.

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Old 2012-05-30, 12:28 AM
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Hello,

Does anyone currently own a Cardel home? If so, how would you rate the house, quality of build, customer service, purchase experience and after-sales services?

Where does Cardel rank with other builders?
Any feedback is appreciated.

Thanks
I have only heard good things about Cardel. The only concern that I would have is that they have quite a few communities on the go and have been increasing there possessions numbers year over year.
2012 34 (to date)
2011 187
2010 115

http://www.tarion.com/Services/build...?bcid=11633724
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http://www.tarion.com/Services/build...?bcid=12518443

With Blackstone starting up, Richardson Ridge about to open and there custom home development at Ridgewood estate. This may lead to some growing pains at some point as they spread there staff out thinner and end up hiring new people.
So far they seem to make very good homes.
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Old 2012-05-30, 07:23 AM
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If you do a search on this site you will find some of the experiences that some folks have had. I find its best to read these and form your own opinion. What others may be fine with could very well be not okay with you.

I do remember there being posts regarding incorrect lot sizes in Notting Hill and Cardel refusing to compensate for delivering smaller lots than advertised.

I also remember that many folks moved into their homes in Notting Hill without the exteriors finished. They were still waiting for the stucco and stone to be applied to the front of their homes.

I think you will also find people sharing their experiences with regard to Kanata Lakes.

Whatever you do, don't pay any attention to any builder's own press. It's amazing how many people think that one builder is better than another just because the builder claims to be. Don't fall for that marketing ploy.
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Old 2012-05-30, 08:57 AM
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I have a Cardel home and couldn't be happier with it. Any issues we've had have been minor and they've been a breeze to deal with. I know some people on my street aren't quite as impressed but you'll get that with any builder IMO.

If you have any specific questions, shoot me a pm or just ask here.

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Old 2012-05-30, 09:39 AM
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I think you need to concentrate on where your home is being built and ask anyone around there if they are satisified. Build quality can vary from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. I don't believe the exact same people that build in Orleans are also the same people building your home (by people, I mean the exact same contractor person). Even within the same company, pride and experience and capabilities can vary.
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We take possession of our Cardel home in Kanata Estates/Kizell Pond tomorrow. We have been happy with 90% of the process and have been extraordinarily happy particularly with sales and the site super. We did some significant customization and were quite happy with how that was handled. Our current home is from another reputable builder, Uniform, and we feel that they are very comparable.

BTW, we had our PDI on Monday and that also went very well.
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anybody have comments on the new condo's they are building in orleans.
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We take possession of our Cardel home in Kanata Estates/Kizell Pond tomorrow.
Howdy neighbour! We'll be there next April!
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