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Old 2015-02-12, 09:06 AM
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Default Tiffany Park Homes at Valleybrooke Estates in Vaughan

Hi there,

We are in discussions to purchase a home in this phase 3 development near Weston Rd and Major Mackenzie. Looking for any feedback on the area, the builder, design center experiences, and eventually meet some of the new neighbours!

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Old 2015-02-25, 03:29 PM
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We firmed up our offer and decided on the Rembrandt model. We will be closing this Fall! They offer a referral bonus of 1K to each party, so if anyone is interested send me a PM as they only have a couple of lots remaining in this phase.

Looking forward to the design center selection process next month. Any advice or anyone from the valleybrook estates development on this forum?

http://www.tiffanyparkhomes.com/pdfs...-Rembrandt.pdf

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Old 2015-02-26, 05:45 PM
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Hello future neighbor! My wife and I just firmed up our offer with Tiffany Park Homes in Valleybrooke as well!

We went with the Versailles model ourselves, and we close this Fall too.

What kind of upgrades were you thinking about? We are kind of overwhelmed! Were you able to negotiate any extra upgrades with them?

I didn't hear about any referral program myself...too bad!
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Old 2015-02-27, 10:57 AM
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Welcome and congrats! The floor plan looks very similar to ours. Did you end up going with the 4 bedroom or 5 bedroom layout? What street will you be on? We chose the 5 bedroom but opened up two walls to make it into a loft area for now.

As for upgrades, all I've figured out is that the 10K bonus is going to disappear quite quick! We negotiated hardwood upstairs and a side door and deleted the finished hallway in the basement. What upgrades did you include with your offer?

As for what we are considering, I've come up with a huge list of nice to haves... Now it'll come down to what we really need and what we can afford. Any must haves on your list?
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Old 2015-02-27, 12:03 PM
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We went with the 4 bedroom layout, ourselves, on Madoc Place. We didn't see the need for the 5th bedroom. Your idea seems very interesting, though!

By hardwood upstairs, do you mean in the bedrooms, too?

We wanted an edit to our floor plan (delete service stairs, add an extra closet, remove some walls and replace with additional hallway section). So that was the only "upgrade" we were able to negotiate. We asked for more, but it didn't work .

We've taken quite a few looks through the upgrade book - I'm definitely glad they've been so up front about the upgrade costs (even if they are ridiculously expensive!). From the look of it, must have upgrades for us so far are:
- Kitchen Granite Upgrade (My wife and I are not a fan of either default option)
- Kitchen Cabinet Upgrade (Even through we get the first upgrade included, the pickings are not great)
- Conduit/electrical outlet for TV above the fireplace (Room layout effectively necessitates this, even though we don't want our TV there )
- Water rough in for fridge water dispenser
- Some pot lights for the areas with absolutely no lighting (Family Room)

We have a work in progress list we've been compiling, but those are the only ones I can remember off the top of my head. As you said, that 10K bonus will disappear really quick!

I also would've loved to increase our basement to 9'...but they quoted like $30,000.

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Old 2015-02-27, 02:03 PM
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We could be backyard neighbours as we are on stormont.

Yes we went with hardwood in all the rooms though ended up having to pay a bit more than our initial offer.

That's one thing we are really happy about is that they let us look at and write down all the upgrade prices. I've heard some pretty terrible stories about some builders who charge different people different prices and all quotes are done behind closed doors.

We were thinking of upgrading to the 200amp service for when we ever do the basement or upgrade appliances down the road.

We also do not like the standard granite. We will be pricing out the one we do like and then compare the price with having it done after wards.

As for the TV I'm worried that the distance from the start of the family room to the fireplace is only 11-12 feet and whether that will be too close to watch. The other option I've seen from some resales is to put the tv on the wall shared by the den. Only downside is you can't cook and watch tv at the same time... lol.

Water line, gas line, pot lights, and vacuum rough in to garage we decide we will be doing after closing. With the basement unfinished it should be fairly easy to do after. I'm surprised they dont give a light fixture in the family room or living room but just a switch controlled plug.

Everything else on the list is just things like whether we want to upgrade the tiles or backsplash or handles or spindles.

we were quoted 30K for basement height upgrade too. Way too high
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Old 2015-03-19, 06:26 PM
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I will make sure to look out for eggplant. We were thinking about going dark brown cabinets, light granite counter top, and beige tile, with an off white matte backsplash.

I suppose you are right, we could always move the light fixture location after the fact. Repainting the ceiling will be annoying, though.

What shape edge did you go with? Do you lose cabinet height by going with the double edge?

We plan on swinging by this weekend to take another look at the samples and we'll check out the construction progress ourselves.
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Old 2015-03-20, 09:39 AM
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We chose a quartz counter top very close to the one on display. For the backsplash we liked a light brown glass one but it's pricey so still on the fence.

We upgraded the edging to give it the thickness but stuck with the square cut. It shouldn't impact the cabinet height or door openings.

Let us know if you see any digging progress! What area are you guys living in right now?
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Old 2015-03-20, 02:34 PM
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We will definitely take a look at the example kitchen to get an idea of some of your choices .

I'll let you know if we see anything at all this weekend.

We live in Richmond Hill right now, it's not too far of a drive out to the site for us so I plan on checking in pretty regularly during construction.
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Old 2015-03-22, 01:17 PM
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So we checked out the site yesterday. Work has definitely begun on multiple lots.

Many lots are currently being dug out on Madoc, Stormont, and Poetry. I expect most of the lots to be dug out by the next couple of weeks.

Lots 16, 17 and 22 on Stormont Trail and Lot 42 on Madoc Place have been dug out already and the framing for the foundation has begun to be laid. The foundations for these lots could be poured within the next few days.

With the speed at which these houses go up, I think we'll be ok.

Do you live close to the development now? If you want, you can PM me your lot number and I can send you pictures when I go to visit the site.
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