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8 Buying Steps
We encourage you to visit our neighbourhoods to browse the home designs and the lots available to pick from.
Please contact our site agent to schedule a day and time to sit down, go over and sign the Purchase Agreement. If you have any questions about the agreement, selections, time frame or anything else now is the time to do so.
It is very important that you review your Agreement of Purchase and Sale. There is a lot of information in the agreement that most buyers pass over. It is important that you understand the agreement. We highly recommend that you have a lawyer to review it with you. You are also welcome to call Sunlight Heritage Homes and have your questions answered at any given time.
The Design Living Centre is open to clients that have an offer in place or a lot reservation in place. Client’s agents are highly recommended to attend this open showroom meeting with the client to answer any question(s) they may have. All features that are included will be shown to the client, along with available options and upgrades. Extras and upgrades are not priced at this open house (this is done during the colour selection appointment).
After your agreement has become firm the next step is to come into the Design Living Centre and pick out your colour selections for your home. The appointment will take place during regular business hours at our Cambridge location. You have two weeks after your offer becomes firm to complete this appointment. We highly recommend you to make a list of items or upgrades that you want to have in your home.
Here is an idea of the people you will need to be calling before you move into your new home. We will be able to provide the numbers for the Utility Companies. If you need any help with others, please feel free to contact us.· Hydro Company
· Gas Company
· Energy Company
· Telephone Company
· Cable or Satellite Company
· School Boards: Separate or Catholic
· Post Office
· Doctor· Dentist
· Insurance Agent
· Bank/Credit Card Company
· ONTARIO SERVICE (Driver’s License)
Two Weeks before closing we recommend contacting your lawyer and financial institution to ensure that all documents are in order for closing day so that on the closing date there are no delays.
In our effort to ensure your experience as a new homeowner is a pleasant one, Sunlight Heritage Homes follows a three stage service policy during your first year of occupancy. All warranty service requests are accepted in writing as follows (excluding emergencies):
PDI Pre-delivery Inspection conducted with your Service Coordinator.
30-DAY FORM Located online, you shall log into your Tarion portal (create account if non-existent). Your homeowner information will be sent to you, via email, on the closing date.
YEAR-END FORM Should you require year-end service, log on to the Tarion portal and submit a copy of this form to the builder's head office within the last 30 days of the first year of possession.
8 Building Steps
We encourage you to visit our neighbourhoodsto browse the home designs and the lots available to pick from.
Once the home design and lot has been selected our design team gets to work creating those plans based on any additional features selected or added from the Purchase Agreement. Once that has been completed the plans are submitted to the Municipal Permit Office for review and approval.
After the Permits have been received back from the Municipal Permit Office the land is prepared with the hole being dug, the footings are formed and poured, and the foundation walls are formed and poured. Once the foundation has been poured it needs time to cure.
Upon the foundation being cured the floor systems, walls and roof systems are completed. Sheathing is applied to the exterior walls and roof. The windows and doors are installed during this time as well. The sheathing is then covered with housewrap which is a protective barrier used to keep liquid water from penetrating the structure while allowing water vapor to escape.
During the Framing Walk Thru the Site Supervisor with will walk you through your new home describing the layout of the house, the extras/upgrades chosen by you the homeowner and anything else that needs to be mentioned. During this time please ask any and all questions you may have as this is the time to ask them since no drywall has been installed at this point so you are able to see everything inside the walls. At the walk through you are given the opportunity to take window measurements for treatments or blinds.
During the framing walk through please keep in mind that your home and the site are still under construction and to be aware at all times. For this reason, we ask only for the Purchaser(s) listed in the Purchase Agreement to attend.
Once the shell of the house is completed the roof can be installed. During this time the electrical and plumbing are run through the interior walls, ceilings and floors. The ductwork for the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (if applicable) and possibly the furnace are installed at this time. After the roofing goes on and is considered “dried in” the electrician goes back to install receptacles, switches and runs wires.
Insulation is installed in all exterior walls, as well as the attic and any floors that are located above unfinished basements. Drywall is hung and taped so that the seams between the boards are not visible. The primer coat of paint is applied once the taping is completed and dry. The exterior finishes such as brick and siding are applied. All other interior finishes are completed such as the doors are installed, baseboard is applied, flooring is laid, kitchen cabinets are installed, vanities are installed and the walls get the finish coat of paint.
During the PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection the Site Supervisor will be provide a customer care package with additional information that they may need. During this PDI appointment the Site Supervisor will take you through the home and go through a report of items. A room by room inspection will be done by you and the Supervisor. On the day that your house closes, keys either get released on site or your lawyer will give you a code for the lock box if there is one at the house. There is no set time as to when the keys will be released. Welcome to your new home!