I'm not an expert, but from yeah, from what I've seen holding off on digging is usually to save money. I know at times when I've looked to get a fiber optic circuit run somewhere in the winter, you get two costs. One cost to dig right away, and a cheaper cost if you wait until spring.Is there a start date listed in the contract? typically there is a time limit on the deposits (which the developer is required to keep secure) before the purchaser can ask for it back. Sales are tough for inner city condos, so most projects are switching to rental these days.
Construction starting in March is a cost savings, less heating and hoarding of the excavation / concrete work, probably saves $20 000 at least. This is a typical thing for a development to start right as the ground thaws so it sounds legit.
If they aren't digging by April, I would be concerned. They've had lots of time since your friend signed up.Thanks guys. He signed the contract last January and they've told him the priject would begin last december. However he had been told the fundation would not be digged until March, 2020, which is easier to dig in the coldest weather. Wondering is that make sense?