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    I pulled those charges directly from my closing...

    I pulled those charges directly from my closing statement. I had no additional levies or development charges. From what I've read the developer will only charge you those levies if they've increased...
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    Are you including land transfer tax in your 15k...

    Are you including land transfer tax in your 15k number?

    I closed in December and on a purchase price of approx $500k my closing costs were:

    1) Tarion - 1,039.60
    2) Utility connection - 2,000...
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    41 but doesn't change your argument

    41 but doesn't change your argument
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    Its not that hard to find the Q4 2012 unadjusted...

    Its not that hard to find the Q4 2012 unadjusted numbers:

    http://www.torontorealestateboard.com/market_news/condo_report/2012/condo_report_Q4-2012.pdf

    So unadjusted to unadjusted
    2012 - 3,830...
  5. So I got word from my lawyer that the building is...

    So I got word from my lawyer that the building is registered and my final closing will be Dember 11th...less than 1 month of occupancy for this kid.
  6. They're in the process of taking down the...

    They're in the process of taking down the construction elevator. The guy I spoke with said 3-4 days. I wonder how long after that will the sidewalk be returned to pedestrians?
  7. The blue there is just where cladding is missing....

    The blue there is just where cladding is missing. The blue I was talking about is on the back side of the building.
  8. I'm one of the purchasers. Here's what I can say...

    I'm one of the purchasers. Here's what I can say about everything so far:

    The Good

    1 - The communication with the builder has been pretty great with me. An example...my PDI was delayed a few...
  9. I had my PDI last week. I asked about the...

    I had my PDI last week. I asked about the commercial spaces. One has been leased to a dentist and the other to a coffee shop. He wouldn't provide a name of the chain.
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    Its not as straight forward as that. If you do a...

    Its not as straight forward as that. If you do a quick search for amortization tables you will find your answer. Using the data you provided and an assumed interest rate of 5% and monthly payments...
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    Well this is interesting. Letter from my builder:...

    Well this is interesting. Letter from my builder:

    As of Monday June 17, 2013, the Labour Relations Board ordered residential construction site elevator maintenance workers back to work in the GTS...
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    And it looks like its coming to an end. I wonder...

    And it looks like its coming to an end. I wonder how many new construction buildings will be delayed because of this.
    ...
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    Impact on the TTC ...

    Impact on the TTC

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/05/13/toronto-ttc-elevator-strike.html

    The Toronto Transit Commission says they are adding buses and looking at their options...
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    Another one: ...

    Another one:

    http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/12/elevator_technicians_strike_leaves_man_worried_for_elderly_mother.html

    Roy Leffell went to visit his mom at her old-age home on Mother’s...
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    Seems like the local press has only focused on...

    Seems like the local press has only focused on the repair side of things:

    http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/10/elevator_workers_strike_could_ground_toronto.html

    If the elevators in her...
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    It's actually way more than that in inflated...

    It's actually way more than that in inflated dollar terms. Using an inflation rate of 2% the $300k unit should be worth $331k 5 years later. If it is only worth $280k then you've got a loss of $51k...
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    Confirmed by my builder moments ago: Please be...

    Confirmed by my builder moments ago:

    Please be advised that the Drywallers Local 675 of the Carpenters Union in Toronto began striking on Monday May 6, 2013.
    As per the Tarion Addendum to...
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    Elevator Constructors strike

    So I got a letter from my builder stating the following:

    Please be advised that the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) in Toronto began striking on Wednesday May 1, 2013. As per...
  19. I received a letter today saying they were no...

    I received a letter today saying they were no longer able to provide an accurate occupancy date because of the recent elevator workers strike. I wonder how much this will delay this project or any...
  20. We'd be neighbours if you did

    We'd be neighbours if you did
  21. No no. There's a thread with construction updates...

    No no. There's a thread with construction updates that i've occasionally added updates around moving occupancy. The most recent letter was received a couple weeks ago with a new date for me of Oct...
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    ^^ What he said

    ^^ What he said
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    If you sold it now or next year technically you...

    If you sold it now or next year technically you would pay tax (50% as a rental property) as its not your primary residence.

    If you moved back in it would have to be for 6 months before you could...
  24. I'm liking it. I think once all the brick is done...

    I'm liking it. I think once all the brick is done the front will look great.

    I'm on the top floor and just got my occupancy pushed back to Oct 9. My math says people would start to move in on the...
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    Occupancy date movement - Business days?

    So here's an interesting question...Are the notice periods laid out in Tarion listed in business days?

    Here's my situation:

    * In december I received a notice from the builders lawyers stating...
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