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All prices, features, images and descriptions on newhomefinder.ca are unofficial and subject to error. Please contact a sales professional at the builder who will guide you through the current prices and features.
Remember that builders usually reserve the right to change prices and features without notice. These changes can be made in part due to rising or unanticipated costs, US-dollar exchange rates, changes in suppliers, development phase, demand, supply or to help increase quality. Prices are most often rising, but they can also come down.
Ask the builder for an official up-to-date list of features and prices during your initial consideration. Discuss features and prices that are relevant to your purchase with the builder. We remind you to ask about taxes (HST/GST/land/municipal), lot premiums, upgrades, condominium fees, payment terms and dates, responsibilities for utilities (including hot water tank), easements, closing dates, warranty and termination clauses.
Before you sign an Agreement of Purchase and Sale, double check the latest prices and feature list which may have changed. Ensure this information and any other important features and prices are attached and specified in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale. You may need to refer to this contractual agreement if there is a disagreement later. You may be legally bound to the terms of any contract if you sign. Read it carefully. Understand that newhomefinder or UNIV-ERSE is not familiar with or has any control over any contract you may sign. We recommend having a lawyer with experience in new real estate in your province or territory review your contracts before you sign.
Remember that most images and videos on newhomefinder are created by artists in a previous point in time and as such, have errors. Never use an image alone as your purchase decision. Review all images with the builder and discuss how likely it will match the final product. If any details in the image are relevant to your purchase decision, ensure that they are described in writing in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale.
We offer a mortgage calculator that tries to approximate payments and make you aware of interest costs. We may also post information about mortgages. The mortgage calculator and all information provided is subject to error. We do no regard ourselves as mortgage experts or financial planners. Ask your lender about payments, terms, expectations and cancellation fees. Make sure everything discussed is recorded in the terms of the deal before its signed.
If you are counting on a 'cooling off' period after you sign the contract, then please contact your Provincial or Territorial Consumer Affairs department to ensure the 'cooling off' period applies (before signing).
newhomefinder has selected in its own opinion, some of the finest builders in Canada. This is our own perspective. Events may have occurred that we were not aware of, or were aware of but underestimated their impact. These events may affect your purchase decision. Information on newhomefinder is by no means exhaustive.
Buying a new home or condominium is a serious process and you should evaluate many sources before arriving at a purchase decision. The Better Business Bureau, CMHC, builder associations like BILD, home warranty administrators (ie Tarion in Ontario), Consumer Affairs, real estate agents, municipality, on-site visits, word-of-mouth and online forums are just a few of many great resources for a new home buyer. We recommend researching into previous developments completed or in progress by the builder. Ask home buyers in that development about their experiences to date. Ask the home owners about any foundation issues, insulation issues, roof issues, water issues and rising condominium fees. You should report all issues to the builder and get their feedback. Ask the builder what steps have been made to ensure that similar mistakes will not be repeated.
It should be considered that any information on newhomefinder.ca is subject to error - but please let us know of these errors so we can fix them.
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, update your profile or enter a contest or promotion.
When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail and city. You may also attach your social accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and Reddit, which may grant us access to your basic information and email. You can further customize your interests by further completing your profile. You are always welcome to visit our site anonymously as well.
Do we spam?
We restrict the number of emails we send to content that is most relevant to you. You can however receive more event notifications by following a member or subscribing to events. You can remove event notifications by unfollowing a member or unsubscribing to events.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.
identifiable information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. However the data will be aggregated and the other party will NOT be able to identify you, NOT be able to contact you directly, NOT be able to identify your address, and NOT be able to identify your IP address or exact location. Your privacy is important to us.
If you follow a member, your basic information may be shared with them including your name, email, gender and location. Your permission is required each time you decide to follow a member.
How do we protect your information?
There are multiple protections in place to protect your account and password including sophisticated encryption and email confirmation mechanisms. We use the absolute best security technology, bcrypt
, to hash and secure your password. Your password is stored as an unrecognizable hash / encyrption and it is impossible for us or anyone else to view your passwords. Your original password as you know it is not stored anywhere on our databases or cookies.
However, there have been many recent attacks on sophisticated databases. While we remain alert on ways to enhance our security, there is no entirely safe system. Therefore you should use a very different password to the unique passwords you use on financial sites such as your bank, credit card or government site. Furthermore, it shouldn't be the one you use for email and primary social accounts. More passwords can be challenging to remember but are an important element in reducing your risk.
Third party links
Occasionally you may cross third party links on our website, either through a member's profile, an ad, or the comments and forums. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we definitely are interested in protecting our users and we welcome any feedback about these sites.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act). Explicityly we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 that we may have unknowingly collected information from, please contact us immediately so we can remove it.
This policy was last modified on October 27th, 2014
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