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Forum: Ottawa 2018-08-10, 02:21 PM
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Posted By gerapau
In another post this person says they are from...

In another post this person says they are from Waterloo. I think builders not providing gutters is an Ottawa thing. Yes, I know this is the Ottawa section but it's possible this person doesn't know...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-26, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By gerapau
Winterizing a hot tub is a lot of work and can be...

Winterizing a hot tub is a lot of work and can be prone to mistakes. Leave just a bit of water in the pipes when you are blowing them out and it could cost you a lot of money when they freeze. And...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By gerapau
It is hard to drain every drop of water without...

It is hard to drain every drop of water without some way to blow out the lines. Just draining it leaves a lot of water in the pipes that will freeze. I have never had to do it but my understanding...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-06-29, 11:18 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 155,258
Posted By gerapau
I wouldn't be so sure that the others would be up...

I wouldn't be so sure that the others would be up the creek. I guess time will tell.

I would imagine that this talk though would have to have an impact on the premium that they will be able to...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-06-29, 10:57 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 155,258
Posted By gerapau
It isn't only the owners who back onto the course...

It isn't only the owners who back onto the course that paid premiums. Every house in Stonebridge was priced at premium prices and priced much higher than similar homes elsewhere in Barrhaven. And...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-06-27, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By gerapau
I agree about the cord but I think most of the...

I agree about the cord but I think most of the electric ones these days have batteries (so no cord to run over)?
Forum: Ottawa 2018-06-27, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By gerapau
Over the years I have bought many different...

Over the years I have bought many different sprinklers and found that the more expensive ones do a better job making sure the water is evenly distributed but I have never been able to get one that...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-06-27, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By gerapau
Pray for rain. Or you will spend hundreds...

Pray for rain. Or you will spend hundreds keeping the sod moist. This is just about the worst time of year to sod.:(
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2018-06-25, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By gerapau
I think you will find that things like hardwood...

I think you will find that things like hardwood and even how your kitchen is finished does not play a part in your MPAC appraisal. If you were looking to sell then yes, those things matter. But for...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2018-06-25, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By gerapau
For the most part upgrades do not affect your...

For the most part upgrades do not affect your property taxes. There are certain upgrades (adding a finished basement, adding a bathroom, adding a bedroom, etc...) which may but most don't (upgrades...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-06-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,776
Posted By gerapau
I'm not quite sure I understand your logic. ...

I'm not quite sure I understand your logic. First, they should be able to get it back to what it looked like. At least as well as they could for any fix elsewhere in the house.

And, instead of...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-06-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By gerapau
I don't see the hardwood as a sure thing. ...

I don't see the hardwood as a sure thing. Especially on the second floor. It may help you sell faster but I doubt you would get your money back.

If, like the basement, you or your dad does the...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-06-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,776
Posted By gerapau
If it is a builder finished basement then they...

If it is a builder finished basement then they would have to fix the ceiling back to what it was prior to the repair.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-06-06, 02:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,055
Posted By gerapau
When you say 8-9" deep do you mean the foundation...

When you say 8-9" deep do you mean the foundation will be 8-9" deep? Or that you will excavate 8-9" deep? With all the clay we have in Barrhaven you should be looking at excavating at least between...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-25, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,055
Posted By gerapau
A mix of shale and champlain grey.

A mix of shale and champlain grey.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-24, 02:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,055
Posted By gerapau
I did the patio around our pool using the slate...

I did the patio around our pool using the slate version of the blu 60mm. We like the look better and haven't had any problem with wobbly furniture.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By gerapau
I think with our hot tub it is closer to $80-$90...

I think with our hot tub it is closer to $80-$90 per month for the hydro (make sure the brand you buy is well insulated or it will be even more). Maybe another $10-$20 for chemicals. And a bit more...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,188
Posted By gerapau
OK, I see that you did actually get your values...

OK, I see that you did actually get your values from the government of Canada website. But I think you are still confused. Basically the government of Canada pension plan gives you 2% for each year...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,188
Posted By gerapau
U Sorry Sarah, but you are a bit confused. ...

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Sorry Sarah, but you are a bit confused. First, the government of Canada pension is definitely 2% per year of service (as long as you meet the age and years of service requirement). Second, the...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By gerapau
I guess it's good not everyone follows this...

I guess it's good not everyone follows this advice or you would have had trouble getting your experience.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-08, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By gerapau
What price range are they looking at?

What price range are they looking at?
Forum: Ottawa 2018-04-06, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By gerapau
Those things are great. Our pool steps gets...

Those things are great. Our pool steps gets stains on them that are hard to remove. We tried lots of specialty cleaners from our pool supplier and nothing cleaned them very well. Someone mentioned...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-03-27, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By gerapau
Hose and a car cleaning brush should clean up...

Hose and a car cleaning brush should clean up your basement windows. Not sure why you would think it would take professional cleaners. You can try using a razor blade or the blade out of an exacto...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-03-23, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By gerapau
I think what most are saying is that you would...

I think what most are saying is that you would definitely benefit from having someone who is knowledgeable inspect the work to ensure that the contractor is doing things correctly and to code. ...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-03-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 299,401
Posted By gerapau
Isn't the land transfer tax only calculated on...

Isn't the land transfer tax only calculated on the pre-tax cost of the home? So that purchase price may include some HST but you don't pay Land Transfer Tax on that HST?
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