The Taggart Group of Companies is pleased to announce that on September 1st, 2021, they acquired Tartan Homes. The Taggart Group and Tartan have a long-standing history and partnership, and together have built some of Ottawa’s most well-known subdivisions. As distinct and reputable home builders in Ottawa, the companies hold similar values and principles. The synergies between the two companies will drive value for employees, homeowners, and communities alike.
The acquisition of Tartan Homes includes their land, design centre, and current project sites, as well as welcoming Tartan’s employees to the Taggart team. Tartan will continue to operate as a separate entity under the umbrella of the Taggart Group of Companies. Through this acquisition, both Tamarack and Tartan will be able to accelerate their strategic growth plans, while continuing to deliver some of the highest quality homes in the National Capital Region.
There will be no change to any of the operations at Tartan Homes. All Agreements of Purchase and Sale with current and future Tartan customers, and all contracts and related obligations with subcontractors and strategic partners will remain in place.
To our valued Homeowners, Guests, and Partners,
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge that we at Tamarack Homes are monitoring very closely. We are currently following all guidelines published by Ottawa/Kingston Public Health to protect the health and safety of our employees, homeowners, partners, and other guests. Our goal is to continue to provide the quality of service that our homeowners expect, while ensuring our employees are healthy, safe, and have continued job security during these trying times. Below is some information regarding how we are addressing this situation. For more information, please get in touch with us by telephone or email (all contact information is available on our website).
Tamarack Sales Offices & Model Homes
Our sales offices and model homes are open to the public during our posted operating hours on our website. The Health & Safety of our employees and our new homeowners is our priority. Our sales teams are available in person, by phone, email, and virtual meetings to answer any of your questions and help guide and support you through your homebuying experience. Our sales office doors remain locked to allow for capacity management, please knock on the door or phone the office when you arrive, and you will be asked to fill out our COVID screening form (by website or QR code) and then be directed to the model homes. We are allowing one group/family at a time in each model home, masks and sanitizing are mandatory.
Tamarack Construction Sites
While our sites remain operational, we have put in place heightened hygiene and cleanliness standards in order to protect our employees and subcontractors. Our staff are observing physical distancing, increased handwashing, and disinfecting all surfaces regularly. If you have questions regarding your home that is currently under construction, please contact your customer service representative.
During this time of difficulty, supporting our local community has never been more important. Tamarack Homes and the Taggart Parkes Foundation are proud to be actively supporting local charities including the Ottawa Food Bank and the Youth Services Bureau through financial donations to help meet the increased need for these services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We appreciate your understanding, patience, and cooperation at this time. This situation is evolving rapidly, and we will be doing everything within our power to ensure the health and safety of our employees and our homeowners. We would like to thank our dedicated employees and assure them that their efforts and continued dedication are greatly appreciated during this uncertain time.
Deposit schedules as follows:
Attached product (Ottawa only): $10,000; $20,000; $20,000
35’/38’ Lots (Ottawa only): $10,000; $30,000; $40,000
45’ Lots (Ottawa only): $10,000; $40,000; $50,000
Attached product (Kingston only): $5,000; $10,000; $20,000
38’/45’ Lots (Kingston only): $10,000; $20,000; $30,000
Yes, if the entire amount is given when the first deposit is due.
Yes, all of our paperwork is signed using Docusign, which allows customers to sign quickly, digitally and securely.
Prices vary for each model and lot, when we have new releases all the information will be posted online at www.tamarackhomes.com or you may call and speak to one of our sales representatives and they will be able to help you. Their contact information can also be found on our website.
Available lots can be found online at tamarackhomes.com
Although you do not need to retain a lawyer to help you during the purchasing process, you will need a lawyer to represent you for the closing of your house, and for any legal questions regarding your purchase.
Our typical conditional period is 10 days from the signing of your Agreement of Purchase and Sale. This conditional period is the time to secure your mortgage/financing, consult a lawyer on any aspects of buying a new home. The conditional period is the only time that you can cancel your Agreement of Purchase and sale without financial penalties. Once you waive your conditions, the Agreement of Purchase and Sale is firm and binding.
As a new home builder, we do our best to sell homes with appropriate closing dates. Sometimes, there are labour or material shortages that require us to delay closing dates. Closing dates can be delayed as per the Tarion guidelines outlined in schedule D (Statement of Critical Dates) of your Agreement of Purchase and sale.
Once your Agreement of Purchase and sale is signed, and firm, you can then add some options and upgrades as defined in schedule “P-1 Cut Off Dates”. This would include any structural or design options applicable to your home.
After the conditional period has expired the agreement is considered firm. At this time withdrawing from the agreement would result in Tamarack holding the deposit until the home/lot has been re-sold and closed. At that time the deposit refund would be reviewed.
Yes, HST is included in your total purchase price. You can ask your sales or design agent for specifics on the calculations. Some other fees such as land transfer tax, and property tax adjustments will be made and reflected on your Statement of Adjustments at closing.
All new Tamarack Homes are equipped with a tankless hot water tank. It is standard that these are rented, on contract with the supplier. Your sales agents can inform you of which supplier will be providing your tank, and you can make arrangements to purchase the tank after closing.
Yes, the building does have barrier-free / accessible units. During your virtual appointment we can discuss the feature of these units with you.
We do not allow changes to the exterior of the home.
We currently do not accept any structural changes to our homes. The elevation of the home, if applicable, is to be decided at firm up and cannot be changed after that as it is required for the permit of the home.
We are regularly releasing new houses, stay tuned to www.tamarackhomes.com where you can find all the information regarding new releases.
New releases can be found online a www.tamarackhomes.com, all new releases are announced on the website and by e-mail prior to their release to allow new purchasers to plan for the release.
Yes, of course! We offer a past purchaser incentive, that you can ask your sales agent about.
In order to sign up for virtual releases, customers are asked to set up a virtual sales appointment online at www.tamarackhomes.com