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Shire on Inverness, building A
Use: condo
Address: 3300-block of Quadra Street
Municipality: Saanich
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 5
Condo units: 25 (1BR, 2BR)
Sales status: sold out / resales only
The Shire on Inverness, building A, consists of 25 condominiums in a five-storey building located along the 33... (view full profile)
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[Saanich] The Shire | 6-, 5- & 5-storey condos | Built - completed in 2017


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#61 LittleD

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 01:47 PM

Has anyone here bought a unit at The Shire? I did over 2.5 years ago and they continually change my move date even though I have a deficiency walk through date scheduled. I feel they are trying to wear me down so I give my unit up as I bought before the real estate market skyrocketed. Has anybody else been going through the same?

#62 Mike K.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:33 AM

What was the original move-in date, and what has it been pushed back to?

 

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#63 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:39 AM

Has anyone here bought a unit at The Shire? I did over 2.5 years ago and they continually change my move date even though I have a deficiency walk through date scheduled. I feel they are trying to wear me down so I give my unit up as I bought before the real estate market skyrocketed. Has anybody else been going through the same?


Hang in there. Maybe even spend $300 on a lawyer to send them a letter reminding them you expect to close as per all agreements. That might help them realize you will not be worn down.

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#64 jonny

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:53 AM

I don't know what these clowns are doing, but they are slow. They seem to be operating with a skeleton crew.

 

[we live in Sophia, right behind the Shire]

 

Theories:

- Cannot find/hire enough workers/vendors.

- Working with a skeleton crew to minimize costs.

- Are sold out, so what do they care if they finish in August or December?

 

As a side note, my realtor* advised me to not purchase from this builder.

 

[sorry marko...REALTOR®]


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#65 shoeflack

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:34 AM

I don't know what these clowns are doing, but they are slow. They seem to be operating with a skeleton crew.

 

[we live in Sophia, right behind the Shire]

 

Theories:

- Cannot find/hire enough workers/vendors.

- Working with a skeleton crew to minimize costs.

- Are sold out, so what do they care if they finish in August or December?

 

As a side note, my realtor* advised me to not purchase from this builder.

 

[sorry marko...REALTOR®]

 

Have a buddy who works with one of the Engineering firms on this job. Said the exact same thing when we were looking. Described the development as a "cluster f***". We looked at the Sophia as well, which they did too. His words on that one were the exact opposite, fyi. We were pretty close to pulling the trigger on it...beautiful building.


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#66 jonny

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:59 AM

^ That's good to hear, shoeflack.



#67 MarkoJ

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:10 AM

I don't know what these clowns are doing, but they are slow. They seem to be operating with a skeleton crew.

 

[we live in Sophia, right behind the Shire]

 

Theories:

- Cannot find/hire enough workers/vendors.

- Working with a skeleton crew to minimize costs.

- Are sold out, so what do they care if they finish in August or December?

 

As a side note, my realtor* advised me to not purchase from this builder.

 

[sorry marko...REALTOR®]

 

Two of your theories don't hold. I don't think there is a developer in Victoria that can finance a project of this size with cash meaning they most likely have financing in the 10s of millions.  I doubt the financing is 2.5% either; therefore, there would be zero savings in running a skeleton crew due to the carrying costs. Same with August vs December. 

 

It makes sense to have skeleton crew when you are excavating but when you are this deep into the project with massive carrying costs completion is priority versus minimizing expenses.


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#68 lanforod

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:15 AM

^ that's assuming competency... 


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#69 jonny

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:24 AM

Exactly. Little D purchased their unit over 2.5 years ago. This is not a complicated project. They are slow, slow, slow.



#70 Mike K.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:42 AM

The project received approvals in 2012.

 

Typically a development of this size and magnitude will have been completed within three years of receiving municipal approvals. Every project is different, but that's what we expect to see. 

 

So it should have (theoretically) been lived-in by mid-2015.


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#71 tjv

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:23 AM

yes I know Lyall Sargent, the general contractor.  I'll put it to you this way if you can't say anything nice about him, don't say anything at all.........

 

anyway, there is a massive labor crunch right now in town so a lot of jobs are behind schedule and everyone wants top dollar.  He probably bid it at much lower rates along with his subs and is having difficulty finding people



#72 jonny

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:01 PM

Is Sargent super loud and absurdly foul mouthed?


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#73 tjv

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:32 PM

lol, that describes most people in construction in general, but yes


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#74 jonny

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:40 PM

I don't usually get offended by dirty words, but there are two English words that are still out of bounds even today. One is the c word, which this guy yells daily. There's no need for that.
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#75 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:06 PM

What's the other one?
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#76 jonny

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:06 PM

N bomb
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#77 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:38 PM

N bomb


Say what, now? If it's the word I'm assuming, that would earn him a loud STFU from me. Unacceptable.

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#78 jonny

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:53 PM

No he doesn't say that.

#79 Mike K.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:29 PM

Lol...

 

You guys.


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#80 Bingo

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:17 PM

Hurry up what's the other word...I'm having my hot milk and going to bed.



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