FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: When will construction commence on Hudson Condominiums, and when will the project be ready for occupancy?
A: Construction is now complete on Phase 1 of Hudson Condominiums and are now move-in-ready. Phase 2 of Hudson Condominiums is currently under construction.
Q: Who is the developer and designer of Hudson Condominiums?
A: StreetSide Developments, Winnipeg’s largest and longest-standing condominium developer, is the driving force behind this development. StreetSide is also a Qualico company (Western Canada’s largest real estate developer), which has a legacy of over 60 years of delivering quality residences to Canadians.
Q: How can I reserve a new condominium at Hudson Condominiums and when will I have to make payments with respect to my purchase?
A: If you are not yet ready to write a formal Offer to Purchase, you can place a temporary, short-term reservation on the condominium of your choice (subject to availability), by meeting with our sales representatives and completing a Reservation Form together with a refundable deposit of $2,000. This deposit may then be directly applied to the Offer to Purchase, along with the remainder of the required deposit. The balance of your purchase price will be due just prior to occupancy. Please note that during our launch, appointments to make reserves will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis as per our priority registration list and those registrants will be contacted by our sales team.
Q: What are the advantages of selecting my condominium early, and are Hudson Condominiums purchase prices going to increase after construction is complete?
A: There are many advantages to selecting your condominium home early. For example, you may want to obtain a particular exposure and location within the development itself. It is also easier to customize and select materials and products when you are involved with the project at an early stage. Perhaps most importantly, you will be purchasing your Hudson Condominium home at the lowest possible price. Hudson Condos’ pricing will increase early in the construction period and continue to do so as various phases are completed.
Q: Is the GST included in the purchase price?
A: Yes. The net GST is included in the stated Purchase Price. The Purchase Price includes 5% GST net of the GST New Housing Rebate allowable. The Purchaser assigns the GST New Housing Rebate to the Vendor at time of closing. To be eligible for the GST Rebate, the Purchaser, or a member of the Purchaser’s immediate family, will on closing occupy the unit as his/her primary place of residence.
Q: What are my real estate taxes likely to cost at Hudson Condominiums?
A: Property taxes are to be set by the City of Winnipeg which does not confirm amounts until a later time. These taxes will be dependent on the size and purchase price of the unit.
Q: When will your display suite be ready?
A: Our display suites and presentation are now open! Come tour our suites at 155 Peguis Street.
Q: Who will be selling this project, and how can I contact them?
A: Averie Hill and Stephanie Childerhose (Rancho Realty Services Manitoba) are currently selling this project. For any inquiries please email us at Hudson@qualico.com
Q: What are the advantages of a Condominium and how does condominium ownership work?
A: A condominium is a legal form of shared ownership, where the owner holds title to the individual townhome and a shared interest in the building and grounds’ common elements. A condominium allows for the financial benefits of ownership while leaving the chores of property upkeep and maintenance to our professional property managers. Residents will purchase their condominium homes outright, and pay a monthly “condo fee” to fund all shared common area expenses.
Q: What are the Common Element Fees at Hudson Condominiums and what is included in the common element charge?
A: Common element fees will be in the range of $237 – $311 per month and will include snow clearing, grounds keeping & landscaping, common area lighting, common area heating & cooling, and maintenance, water, amenities, building insurance (owners require separate insurance for condominium contents and betterments), service contracts and professional management. Owners are responsible for their own gas, hydro, telephone, Internet, cable TV, contents insurance and realty taxes.
Q: As a unit owner will I have any part to play in the ongoing operation and management of Hudson Condominiums?
A: The project will be professionally managed by a property manager engaged by the Developers and later by the Condominium Corporation Board of Directors. As a unit owner in the development, you have voting rights in your condominium corporation. An annual general meeting of all unit holders will be conducted to review the business of the corporation. You may participate in the management of the corporation to a greater extent if you wish to stand for election to the Condominium Corporation’s Board of Directors.
Q: Can I purchase a condominium at Hudson and rent it until I am ready to occupy myself?
A: You may rent your condo provided all rules and regulations of the Corporation contained in the condominium documents are complied with.
Q: How many floors and units will each building have?
A: The building will have 4 floors plus an underground parkade level and will be constructed in 2 phases. There will be 56 suites in Phase 1 and 40 suites in Phase 2 for a total of 96 suites once completed.
Q: What type of insurance will I require for my new condominium home at Hudson Condominiums?
A: The Condominium Corporation will provide insurance for the overall building. Owners will require separate condominium-unit owners’ insurance on their contents and on any options or upgrades. The Condominium Declaration provides further information.
Q: Is parking available? How many parking stalls are included with my purchase at Hudson Condominiums and are extra stalls available?
A: All units are assigned either one single interior stall in the heated parkade or one single outdoor electrified parking stall. “Exclusive Use” of an extra outdoor parking space is available for an additional cost subject to availability.
Q: Is there designated visitor parking at Hudson Condominiums?
A: There are 14 parking stalls designated for visitors and handicap. These visitors parking stalls are shared by the townhomes and condominiums.
Q: What rules and regulations should I know about with respect to Hudson Condominiums?
A: The rules and regulations will be described in detail in the condominium declaration and by-laws. These documents, typical to all condominium projects, describe in detail the rules regulating the use of the units, common elements, improvements, etc.
Q: How will I dispose of my garbage and recycling at Hudson Condominiums?
A: When construction is complete, there will be 2 enclosures for garbage and recycling bins. In the interim, StreetSide will provide 1 garbage bin and 1 recycling bin on the site.
Q: What are the common areas?
A: The common areas include the heated underground parkade, the fitness room, activity room, lobby and corridors, outdoor landscaped area and playground.
Q: Is there storage lockers?
A: There is a storage locker that come with each suite.
Q: Where is mail collected?
A: The mailboxes are located in the main floor lobby near the main entry and elevators.
Q: Are pets allowed at Hudson Condominiums?
A: The project by-laws and declaration will describe the rules in detail, however one pet is allowed. Additional pets may be allowed subject to board approval. All pets must be registered with the board.
Q: What type of construction is used for Hudson Condominiums?
A: The foundation is concrete piles and the parkade is comprised of concrete walls and floors. A concrete floor separates the parking level from the main floor. The four-storey building is wood framed from the main floor to the roof with engineered wood joists and beams and tongue and groove subfloor with gypcrete topping comprising the floors. There is a double-wall system separating the suites. It has an engineered wood truss sloped roof.
Q: What is the heating system used for the Condominiums?
A: Each suite is heated with compact linear convector baseboard heaters, cooled with a ductless mini-split air conditioner, and has a ducted transfer fan to circulate fresh air throughout the suite. The common areas of the building are conditioned by a make-up air unit which also supplies the fresh air to the suites. The parkade is heated with electric unit heaters.
Q: What security measures will be incorporated at Hudson Condominiums?
A: Access to the building will be via secure interphone located at the building entries. Closed circuit TV will monitor all building entry points including the lower level parkade. Deadbolts and peep holes will be installed in all suite entrance doors. Programmable key fobs will be used to access the building entries and parkade.
Q: What level of soundproofing can be expected at Hudson Condominiums?
A: All floor and wall soundproofing requirements are built to exceed the building code requirements. The walls between the suites are constructed of a double wood stud wall with drywall, sheathing at shear wall locations, and R12 batt insulation on each side with a 1” air gap in between. The floors are constructed of Engineered Floor Joists R22 batt insulation between floors, gypcrete floor topping, resilient channel, and 2 layers of 5/8″ drywall
Q: What materials and features will the exterior of the building have?
A: The Hudson Condominiums will be finished with stucco, vinyl siding, fibre cement panels and trim, brick veneer, and stone panels. Brick veneer siding finishes at the main entry canopy and other prominent areas of the building.
Q: I am concerned about the chance of a fire at the building. How has this been addressed?
A: The unlikely event of a fire has been extensively considered at Hudson. The building is equipped with a comprehensive fire alarm system that includes a full fire-supressing sprinkler system, fire alarm horns and strobe lights, hard-wired in-suite early detection smoke and heat detectors, and emergency exit lighting and signage. The suites are separated from each other with a 1-hour fire resistance rating on wall and floors are separated from the underground parkade by a 2-hour fire-resistance rating.
Q: Is air conditioning standard at Hudson Condominiums?
A: Air conditioning is standard in all suites at the Hudson Condominiums.
Q: What will the roadway construction be?
A: The roadway and parking areas within the Hudson Condominiums development will be asphalt with a concrete ramp to the parkade.
Q: What type of roof will the buildings have?
A: Hudson Condominiums will have an engineered wood truss roof with 25 year asphalt shingles.
Q: What kind of windows will be installed?
A: All windows at Hudson Condominiums are triple-pane for maximum energy-efficiency and sound-proofing.
Q: Can I customize my new Condominium at Hudson? What options are available if so, and how can I find out what upgrades might fit my budget?
A: If you select your new home early in construction commencement, you may customize certain aspects of the design and planning. The location of kitchens, bathrooms, and main walls, etc. cannot be modified, but early purchasers can select from our menu of optional interior finishings to create their own personal look and lifestyle. Optional upgrades include: custom flooring, kitchen cabinets, countertops, a wide spectrum of interior paint colours and appliances. Once you purchase your new condominium, you will then have the opportunity to visit our new state-of-the-art, 3,500-square-foot Design Centre to meet with our design consultant and make your interior upgrade selections.
Q: Can I choose the paint colours for my unit?
A: The standard paint colour for the interior of Hudson Condominiums is ‘antique white.’ If unit selection is made early in the construction phase you will have the opportunity to meet with our interior designer to discuss a wide choice of interior finishes.
Q: Can I select the type of flooring I want?
A: The standard flooring within the suites is vinyl plank with carpet in bedrooms, which are available in a variety of colours. If you select your unit early in the construction phase you will have the opportunity to meet with our interior designer to discuss a wide choice of interior finishes including flooring.
Q: Can I choose the type of kitchen cabinets for my unit?
A: Flat panel Contempra cabinets are available in a variety of colours at Hudson Condominiums. Owners may choose from a range of optional or upgrade cabinet styles. Please speak to our sales team about scheduling a visit to our Design Centre, where an extensive range of cabinets, counters, tile and flooring are displayed.
Q: What appliances are included with my purchase price at Hudson Condominiums?
A: A kitchen appliance package, which includes full-size fridge with internal ice-maker, self-cleaning range, built-in dishwasher, and over the range (OTR) microwave is included with each suite. A clothes washer and dryer set is available as an upgrade.
In addition to our 1-Year StreetSide warranty on workmanship and materials, your new home is protected by a broad coverage plan through one of western Canada’s leading warranty providers, National Home Warranty. It protects you against defects for your individual unit and common areas and starts the moment you take possession.
National Home Warranty coverage is provided as follows:
- 1 year – Defects in labour and materials; and
- 5 years – Structure of the building.
For more further information, definitions and additional benefits of purchasing a home with coverage under National Home Warranty, please visit nationalhomewarranty.com
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