I wish I could remember why we decided we were going to buy a house…I’m sure it had something to do with K having to drive an hour to work every morning from Toronto, and the ungodly amount of money I pay for rent…
Either way, we were planning to move in September when my lease was up. I spent a lot of time browsing MLS for homes just to see what was available and nothing really caught my eye that was in our price range.
I started making a list of all the new build Townhomes in the Guelph area for us to check out. They were relatively inexpensive, and we liked the idea of a new house where we’d be able to choose all the interior finishes.
So we took a little road trip to Guelph and visited about 5 different model homes.
First we stopped in at a Terra View build, where we were greeted by a very nice sales woman. She gave us tons of information and let us walk through the two beautiful model homes. The place was pretty busy so we looked in, took the information and moved on to the next one.
Next, we went to visit another sales centre by Fusion Homes but their current phase was sold out. The sales woman there was very nice as well.
Just down the street we went to a Great Gulf Homes model (One of our friends just bought there too!). We weren’t greeted by anyone there, until we helped ourselves to some information. She basically looked at us and said “Our model home is down the street if you want to go look. It’s open.” Reaaaallllll helpful. Needless to say we turned around and walked out of there fairly quickly.
The fourth home we saw was by Granite homes, and they were semi detached homes and a little out of our price range. They were nice, but they also weren’t going to be ready by the time we needed to move.
The last place we saw was a new development by Reid Homes called Carriage Condos. They were split level townhomes (aka someone lived either above or below you). They were nice, but if I was going to pay for a home I didn’t want to live above or below anyone. Plus the lower level condo looked too much like a dungeon for my liking.
Those 5 places were more than enough model home galavanting for my liking, so we headed home.