Hey if you would rather cough up tens of thousands than delay your move in by a month to let contractors do some work that is your call mate. I'm not that rich and I can tell you that most buyers aren't either. Why didn't you just buy Urbandale if you don't care about value?nikels21 wrote: ↑Feb 8th, 2018 10:40 pmYou aren't considering a lot of things that are valuable to some homeowners. A lot of people do not want to build a brand new house and then rip out carpets, countertops, etc before they move in. Again, I currently live in a Mattamy and agree they provide good value. But the quality (Yes, I hate the look of Mattamy communities....houses are too close together and they use A LOT of siding compared to other builders). The two Mattamy communities I like (Traditions, Blackstone) just so happen to be the old Monarch communities.
As for the counter tops, with SOME builders it is valuable to buy them through the builder because the builder will install larger floor joists or thicker sub floor. There are a lot of variables to consider from builder to builder.
You don't need much design money with Urbandale. Another advantage is that Urbandale will allow you to move walls,change room sizes,etc. Mattamy will not do this.
Its not just Urbandale though.
I would rank Ottawa builders as follows: Cardel, Uniform, Urbandale, HN, Richcraft, Tartan, Tamarack, Minto, Pheonix, Glenview, Mattamy
There is no question which builder gives more value:
I looked at Urbandale prices and they are truly crazy. Here is a 1922 square foot house on a 35' lot for 510k from Urbandale:
http://urbandaleconstruction.com/homes/ ... fic-series
For the same price you can get this from Mattamy:
https://mattamyhomes.com/ottawa/communi ... -1128.aspx