Understanding your sales agreement
After you have purchased your home, your Sales Representative is your contact for any specific questions about your Purchase Agreement and can also provide direction regarding financing your home.
Sales Steps after Purchase
Provide financing/lawyer information
To coordinate your occupancy/closing and finalize the sale, we need your financing information. Our Sales Representatives require up-to-date contact information and notifications of any changes for the lawyer facilitating your occupancy/closing – this information is crucial to ensure things go smoothly through the home owning process.
Key Information from your Sales Agreement
Standard features and finishes
We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the included features for your home, which are outlined in your Agreement of Purchase and Sale, as this may differ from a Show Home or previous year’s specifications.
Reverse mirror image plan
Depending on the type of home you have purchased, the layout of your finished home may be a reverse mirror image of the floor plans shown in the marketing materials or Agreement of Purchase and Sale. Please keep this in mind when purchasing appliances such as fridges and dryers, as you have to select which way the door swings.
At Minto Communities, we are fully committed to building a quality home that both you and Minto can be proud of and one that will bring you many years of enjoyment in. Although we strive to complete your home by your first tentative occupancy/close date, there is always the possibility of an unforeseen construction delay when building a new home.
Your Statement of Critical Dates outlines that your occupancy/close date may change. We encourage you to review your Statement of Critical Dates (included in your Agreement of Purchase and Sale) which outlines that there is the possibility of an unforeseen construction delay. Please keep in contact with your dedicated Customer Experience Coordinator, who will be able to provide you updates as we proceed with the construction of your home.
Exterior colour package selections (if applicable)
Minto’s objective is to build a beautiful community, where your home and the homes of your neighbours complement one another. We believe development of a Minto neighbourhood must begin with a selection of high-quality exterior finishes that are diverse in colour and texture, so that we avoid repetition – not just in design but in exterior colour materials as well. This means if you are eligible to select your exterior colour or elevation, we thank you in advance for your cooperation in following the architectural control guidelines in place to help us create diverse and interesting streetscapes.
Hot water tank rental agreement
Did you know that in order for an Ontario homebuilder to obtain an occupancy permit for a new home, a system to heat water must be installed in the home? We constantly review the options available in the market, and we work hard to find the best balance between energy efficiency, affordability and minimum maintenance for our homeowners. As part of your Agreement of Purchase and Sale, you have entered into a rental agreement with the supplier for your hot water tank or tankless water heating system. Once you have received the keys to your new home, you assume the monthly obligations.
Minto Communities provides you with a conditional period after you sign your agreement to give you the complete confidence in the Minto home you have purchased. This window of time (also referred to as rescission period) is between when you sign your Agreement of Purchase and Sale and the prescribed deadline for when the deal becomes firm. You can check your agreement or ask your Sales Representative for details.
The conditional period is the right and only time for you to review your agreement and be certain that you are completely confident in your decision. After the conditional period, we won’t be able to accommodate any further changes to your agreement, such as the model, lot, elevation or exterior colour package of your new home.
This is why we call our customers ‘Homeowners’ because once your conditional period is done, it’s a done (firm) deal!
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