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Frequently Asked Questions

Buying a home:

Q. Do I need a real estate agent to buy a Doug Tarry Home?

Q. I currently have my home listed with a realtor. Do I require his/her involvement in the purchase of a new home?

Q. What advantages are there to buying a new home vs. a resale home?

Q. I am concerned about the housing market. Should I wait to buy a home until the market improves?

Q. What is a Feature Home? Is it built differently than one I would build?

Q. Does Doug Tarry Homes offer warranty? If so who is the warranty registered with?

Q. Does every new home come with a warranty?

Q. What is your price per sq. ft. for a Doug Tarry Home?

Building a Home:

Q. Can I buy the lot and build my own home?

Q. Can you build with the set of plans that I have?

Q. How long will it take to build my new home?

Taxes and other fees:

Q. How are Municipal taxes determined?

Q. What are the city taxes like in St. Thomas?

Q. Is the HST included in the home price, or is it extra?

Q. Are there additional Fees or Levies and are they included in my purchase price?

Q. Am I responsible to pay Land Transfer Tax?

Q. Are closing, or legal costs included in the purchase price?

Energy Efficiency:

Q. What is an energy star home?

Q. Do we have to have the solar ready portion of the home or can we credit it back?

Living in Our Communities:

Q. Does the storm management pond have a lot of bugs during the summer?