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[GTA] Durham Region Developments Mega Thread

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Aug 9, 2016
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cartfan123 wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 9:33 am
A) yes, Mattamy is known as less than optimal builder
B) TARION, is much of the time useless for defects if that's what you are relying on to fix the builders issues
C) it is possible to have a decent experience, but if you have the option of selecting from a better builder..do so. The market has cooled buyers should demand proper quality.
Hey thanks for replying. Do you have any builder suggestion by any chance within Durham region? Thanks again for your inputs!
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cartfan123 wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 9:33 am
A) yes, Mattamy is known as less than optimal builder plus more drama and trickery and etc
B) TARION, is much of the time useless for defects if that's what you are relying on to fix the builders issues
C) it is possible to have a decent experience, but if you have the option of selecting from a better builder..do so. The market has cooled buyers should demand proper quality.
There I fixed it. Now it is more like Mattamy. Grinning Face
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huntdealz wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 9:25 am
Wow that’s great. I’m seriously considering buying in there too but did a quick google for Mattamy Complains and I saw a couple of them. Was wondering if you know anyone who already bought from Mattamy who have something great to say about them?

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Add these ones
https://globalnews.ca/video/3493895/mat ... -occupancy

From 2 days ago
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ba ... -1.4479287

I would stay away from Mattamy unless you are up for drama, line ups, risk, and etc. just my 2 cents.
Remember there are others who are in the same boat but not covered in the news.
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fibetek wrote:
Jan 14th, 2018 5:29 pm
Few cars at opening today
Wow, that’s desolation take a look at a year ago. So funny to see the sentiment last year “so happy and I was able a snag one after waiting in the cold all night and surviving the fights”
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cartfan123 wrote:
Jan 14th, 2018 6:52 pm
Wow, that’s desolation take a look at a year ago. So funny to see the sentiment last year “so happy and I was able a snag one after waiting in the cold all night and surviving the fights”
How’s your experience so far with your new home from Mattamy? Did you issues initially?

Thanks!
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huntdealz wrote:
Jan 14th, 2018 6:57 pm
How’s your experience so far with your new home from Mattamy? Did you issues initially?

Thanks!
I’d never buy from Mattamy. Making the biggest purchase of your life from a company not known for quality or customer service is not something I’d do. But maybe there’s others on the thread that can chime in.
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cartfan123 wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 7:07 am
A) you won’t be cancelling anything or they’ve got big pockets to sue you and you will lose even more
B) you won’t be getting any type of rebate or compensation
C) companies like Mattamy are in the business of building and selling houses, not holding out for the highest price each year...so if a new development is coming on stream...they will price it where the market will buy it...and even $200k less than here Mattamy is making nice profit so they will continue to be able to cut prices and still make money.

It’s funny that when they are increasing prices daily and when buyers are fighting in line with pre con book a house flippers...buyers think this is great let me buy buy buy! And then when it’s going the other way, want to shirk the contract and beg for some low price guarantee like it’s Walmart or something.

People who bought at any cost in the madness, caused the madness.
Well said and very true. Market value at time of sale.
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redkulat wrote:
Jan 16th, 2018 11:44 pm
John Boddy, Tribute, and Heathwood Homes are reputable builders in Durham region.
Hey thanks for that. I’ll have a look at their respective websites and see if they have any up coming new builds.
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Apr 20, 2017
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Funny to see Markham "sold" house prices

markham h1
List Price Sold Price Contract Date Sold Date Status
$1.27M $1.19M November 2017 January 2018 Sold
$1.74M N/A May 2017 N/A Terminated

markham h2
List Price Sold Price Contract Date Sold Date Status
$1.20M $1.13M October 2017 January 2018 Sold
$1.19M N/A May 2017 N/A Terminated
$1.55M N/A May 2017 N/A Terminated

Even now I think the price is still high.

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