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Old 2019-04-25, 08:20 PM
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Mine is also in October, do you know if thatís his firm closing date?
I don't know, unfortunately. I would guess its a tentative closing date.
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Old 2019-04-25, 10:09 PM
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My house in RSS (Urbandale) has been delayed from June to September. I have a friend who bought in FC (Phoenix) and he's delayed to October...
Were you provided with a reason for this delay?
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Old 2019-04-25, 10:19 PM
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Were you provided with a reason for this delay?
Bad weather and labour shortage. The sales rep told me that it wasn't just Urbandale, but across the board.
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Old 2019-04-25, 11:28 PM
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Well that’s unsettling (the labour shortage).. however driving through RSS, there’s A LOT of construction.
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Old 2019-04-26, 07:06 PM
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Our Urbandale townhome in Cowan's Grove is delayed from July to October. Foundation was poured in mid February. The main level is framed now. It's hard to believe it's going to take them 8 months to build it from start to finish?!
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Old 2019-04-26, 07:12 PM
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To be honest, I prefer that they take their time instead of rushing and doing a shoddy job, but I am renting month to month right now so it is easier for me to move.

Edited to add: I feel reassured because I see progress and things are moving along. Otherwise, I wouldn't be as calm.

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Old 2019-04-26, 09:11 PM
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To be honest, I prefer that they take their time instead of rushing and doing a shoddy job.
Agreed! At the rate they have built RSS in the last 5-7 years, a few months is nothing if in the end we're guaranteed something solid.
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Old 2019-04-29, 08:21 AM
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Our Urbandale townhome in Cowan's Grove is delayed from July to October. Foundation was poured in mid February. The main level is framed now. It's hard to believe it's going to take them 8 months to build it from start to finish?!
Were you given a reason for the delay?
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Old 2019-04-29, 09:34 AM
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Were you given a reason for the delay?
Our sales rep just said weather and delays with permits set things back
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Old 2019-04-29, 09:38 AM
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Our sales rep just said weather and delays with permits set things back
If you bought around the time of the Tornado last year, it's definitely a permit thing - because the City wasn't allowing new permits until all rebuild homes had theirs - it was like a 3-6 month window, if I'm remembering right.

That said, we certainly had a harsh winter with lots of snow, which delays any home that doesn't have its roof on.

The thing they are not advertising is that they are REALLY having supplier and labour issues - they're getting the rug pulled out from under them on costs of labour by other developers, and they are having mega supplier issues, mostly with Windows, as there's a massive issue with Mason windows.

This issue has been around for years, and they're only getting around to fixing old windows now. The trouble is that they continue to enter into purchase agreements with the idea that they'll close in 6-12 months, and they just delay everyone, knowing full well the home won't be built in 6-12 months because of labour/supplier issues, and weather.
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