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Old 2017-04-04, 06:26 PM
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Default Times have changed.

11 years ago we purchased a new build in Oakville and back then it took weeks to months to sell out. You had lots of time to consider lots and the builder would bend over backwards to accommodate your requests for information or changes...etc

Now it seems you have a few seconds to choose a lot with little information to go on.

A few things I cannot stand is a lot with steep slopes in the grading, or with deep drain ditches, or with the drain itself. And I absolutely hate having the front or back door high off the ground leading to many steps.

In todays climate are purchasers ever able to obtain any information on lot elevation/grading or position of drains or fire hydrants before choosing?
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Old 2017-04-04, 08:44 PM
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If the developer has provided a complete plan then the locations of boxes and hydrants should be available. However you may find builders do not disclose that information up front. But as you have noticed things sell very quickly now and those who take their time to decide will lose out to those who slap down a deposit immediately.
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Old 2017-04-05, 10:53 AM
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Yes, very true. I have the first hand experience with the builder not telling upfront & if someone is a novice like me who doesn't know all the intricacies of buying a new build then it is a big disadvantage.
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Old 2017-04-06, 01:54 PM
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The standards that the sales rep hold themselves to have slipped, because people who are less informed or oblivious or don't care will buy them anyway.
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