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Old 2011-07-09, 05:35 PM
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I was wondering how much the builder prices have gone up in the last year.

Does anyone have any old pricelists from CWH that they can scan for the 50's and 60's at the UTE site?

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Old 2011-07-10, 01:36 AM
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The prices went up a lot over the last year especially the last 6 months. 50 lot houses used to be from 800K now 900K to 1 mill. Upgrades also went up, lot premiums r up too.so overall price went up at least 100 K. I am glad I bought my 50 lot home last year.
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Old 2011-07-10, 10:39 AM
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There are very few lots available now at UTE area, only few left on 50', and not many models you can choose from, the price has gone up to close to 1M, NO free upgrade credit!!!
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Old 2011-07-11, 11:38 AM
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no upgrade credit? wow things have really changed.
were you able to negotiate anything?

anyone have an old price list on the 60's?

thanks
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Old 2011-07-11, 06:48 PM
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I only have the 50's from Sept 18 2009.

For example
Alder 3867 sqft Elev B 4 bed is 799,999


Wilmington 3306 sqft elev B 4 bed 754,900
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Old 2011-07-11, 11:51 PM
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I am in the middle of packing and moving, so no time to scan the lists that I have. But here is for the 60 lots as of may 2010-
Dakota elev B 4732 sq ft 4 bedrooms $1064990
A Same. $1076990
B. 4791 5 bedrooms $1070990
A. Same. $1083990

Princeton all sold out

Delaware B. 4 beds. $1109990 A 1119990
B 5 beds. $1114990 A $1119990
Limcombe A 5368 sq ft $1125990, B 5528 sq ft $1135990
Valmar(bungalow) B 4854 sqft 4 bed $1119990 A 4792 $1129990
B 5 bed $1125990. A. $1129990
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Old 2011-07-12, 08:57 AM
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Wow ... how the prices have shot up!! its crazy ....
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Old 2011-07-12, 01:19 PM
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Yes, once the Upper Thornhill Estates community is settled and eventually established, the resale price will go up even higher.
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Old 2011-07-14, 12:23 AM
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When u put in an offer , try to negotiate some upgrade money into the agreement, or include some upgrades. Countrywide was quite reasonable when I put in my offer last yr.
I had a 60 k premium for my 50 ft lot. So I offered a lower premium plus some upgrades included in my house. I got pantry cabinets with granite counter, laundry upper cabinets, coffered ceiling in the hallway in the first floor, stained hardwood for both first and second floors, matching stained staircase, extra washroom for upstairs instead of the shared bath which all plans have. These were all included in my house offer. I even used the 25000 $ free upgrade money for a basement rec room , a washroom and a bedroom.
U have to really negotiate with the builder, go back and forth, to get your moneys worth. After your offer they don't let u negotiate your upgrades. U have to pay quite a bit on your upgrade appointments.
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Old 2011-07-14, 08:53 AM
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I think the flexibility to negotiate is completely dependent on market conditions and the sales rep.

I had put two offers with countrywide. The first one was around may/june time last year and the second one around December. Both were with different sales rep at UTE site. The first offer was with a rep who was willing to take any reasonable offer and pass in to the builder. There was some back and forth initially .. but the builder and I couldn't strike a deal.

Then the second time (this time with a different rep) ... things were a lot different. The reps wouldn't even pass on a reasonable offer to the builder if it wasn't very close to the original. I had tough time haggling any discounts. The reps were a lot firm with what the offer should look like and budged very little. Anyway, I did manage to get a descent sum off from purchase price ... but boy it was tuff.

My impression was that the new sales team was instituted to get offers close to asking from get go. To some degree its kinda worked as they have had a flurry of closed deals since december last year. Plus I think I got lucky to get a descent amount off from my purchase price as I was the first to put an offer on many lots available on my street. After my deal was done, nearly all the lots were sold out within 3-4 weeks. I hear that all the deals were done at nearly the asking price which was jacked up like crazy as available lots became scarce and scarce.

They have released some new lots in a very highly desirable area of UTE ..... don't think the builder will be willing to work with any one to do the deal as the market is crazy crazy hot at UTE. Its you 'pay the price I want or else don't waste time' attitude by the builder. This time around last year was a very different story ...!!

Having said that .. it doesn't hurt to work aggressively to get a discount. Just want to let people know to not let their hopes run very high. The economics of that area have changed dramatically in the past year and so has the builder's attitude - which is perfectly expected. They are really good builders .. but like others try hard to get the largest amount of $.

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