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Forum: Ottawa 2008-08-20, 01:40 PM
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Posted By skipticum
Thank you hhassoun. I'll appreciated very much if...

Thank you hhassoun. I'll appreciated very much if you can PM me, whenever you find out new information, as I really need to decide very soon. Thanks again.
Forum: Ottawa 2008-08-20, 01:04 PM
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Posted By skipticum
I neglected to mention that IF we sign up with...

I neglected to mention that IF we sign up with them we will be making big item purchases that will be at least 8 t0 10 times the sign up fee. But I wanted to concentrate on the AC purchase, because...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-08-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By skipticum
My feeling is that a 3.5 ton AC is oversized for...

My feeling is that a 3.5 ton AC is oversized for the size of my home (~2700 sq. ft living space), but I do not know by how much.
I'll be getting at least one fan for the OTA area (family Room), but...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-08-20, 12:42 PM
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Posted By skipticum
Buying A/C from Direct Buy, is it worth it?

Iím looking for information from people that know of or directly dealt with Direct Buy in purchasing A/Cís for their new home. Do Direct Buy have good deals (is there really savings, as they claim)...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-08-19, 11:26 AM
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Posted By skipticum
AC installed by builder

Is a builder quoted price of $4,100 to $4,800 + Tax, for a Bryant 3.5 ton R410A central AC reasonable?
The alternative, from the same builder is $3,500 +Tax, for a Bryant 3.5 ton using Freon-22 as...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-07-28, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 286,907
Posted By skipticum
Thanks everyone for the feedback. We feel a...

Thanks everyone for the feedback. We feel a little bit more at ease now. We have also asked Cardel the same question, and we got some reassurance that everything seems to be on track so far.
Forum: Ottawa 2008-07-25, 01:23 PM
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Posted By skipticum
What's the timeframe for the Frame Walk?

The reason for the question is that we're now in a situation that we can finalize the sale of our current home, but given the verbal information from Cardel sales Center at the time of signing (e.g.,...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-07-04, 10:45 AM
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Posted By skipticum
So far so good!

Yes they did. They offered to re-locate the windows or to install a third window for no cost to us, leaving the other windows at their current locations. We opted for the latter; we thought it may...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-06-27, 11:12 AM
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Posted By skipticum
What does everyone from Notting Hill South do for a living?

I saw two similar threads (for Fairwinds and Non-Fiarwinds), and so I thought we should start our own.

I'm with the Feds, as a nuclear scientist/specialist, and my other half a linguist trying to...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-06-24, 02:35 PM
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Posted By skipticum
Thanks Orleans. Right now I'm pretty much waiting...

Thanks Orleans. Right now I'm pretty much waiting for the "tone" of the reply from Cardel. Depending on Cadel's response, we could opt for option 2 or 3 above.
Forum: Ottawa 2008-06-24, 01:17 PM
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Posted By skipticum
Queen could you please tell me where your...

Queen could you please tell me where your basement windows are located (e.g., at one side wall, etc..), and do you remember the original layout for basement windows for the Marquis?
Forum: Ottawa 2008-06-24, 01:15 PM
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Posted By skipticum
Trouble!!

I don't mean to spoil all the excitment (sorry for that), but today I want to complain. My basement windows are located in the wrong locations. I have already pointed that out to Cardel, but it seems...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-06-12, 02:54 PM
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Posted By skipticum
Right now I feel excited, but at the same time...

Right now I feel excited, but at the same time terrified. This week we started the process of putting our current home in the market. Actually, we're trying to sell our home by ourselves; we started...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-06-11, 12:44 PM
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Posted By skipticum
[QUOTE=Queen Marquis;63028]... and were still...

[QUOTE=Queen Marquis;63028]... and were still surprised by certain elements

[QUOTE]

I hope the surprise was a good one...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-06-10, 12:10 PM
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Posted By skipticum
By not taking any vacation time for two years!...

By not taking any vacation time for two years! The whole family really needed it this time off. It has been crazy for us for the last two years, a baby and signing for a new house...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-06-10, 12:06 PM
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Posted By skipticum
Thanks Queen. Our closing is Nov. 04, 2008.

Thanks Queen. Our closing is Nov. 04, 2008.
Forum: Ottawa 2008-06-09, 02:29 PM
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Posted By skipticum
What a change!

Disappeared for few (5) weeks (on vacation) and look what happened! When we left there was no action on our lot (166), and now footings are put in place and things are moving along nicely.
Forum: Ottawa 2008-04-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 286,907
Posted By skipticum
Welcome all new commers to the forum. It's...

Welcome all new commers to the forum. It's strange I don't see any member on my street side of Fielfair (I'm in lot 166).

On another topic, I opted not to go with Cardel's A/C, because I thought I...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-04-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 286,907
Posted By skipticum
You don't have to buy your appliances 9 months in...

You don't have to buy your appliances 9 months in advance, but what you could do is to shop around, mostly from the web, and decide on the brand and model you like. Then, it is easy to get the...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-04-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 286,907
Posted By skipticum
That's fine, as long as you can bypass my...

That's fine, as long as you can bypass my ratweiler. No just kidding! It's ok, just don't hop over my fence at 02:00 AM.
Forum: Ottawa 2008-04-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 286,907
Posted By skipticum
Our closing date was clearly stated in the...

Our closing date was clearly stated in the document, but again it doesn't mean much since the builder can change it at will, because of the way the sales agreement is written (usually to protect the...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-04-03, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 286,907
Posted By skipticum
I have one general comment and that is you should...

I have one general comment and that is you should be very careful in the selection of the hardwood, ceramic, kitchen cabinetry and carpet. Any combination of these in any floor has to be harmoniously...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-04-03, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By skipticum
Scheduled/Expected price increases for the year

I'm just wondering if any one has information on when builders usually post rate increases in the price of the new homes they build during a year. This information is especially usefull for people...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-03-31, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 286,907
Posted By skipticum
We're lot 166, and closing on Nov.04, 2008. It...

We're lot 166, and closing on Nov.04, 2008. It looks that you'll be moving in in no time. Hopefully, you will have few months of peace in your backyard! We have two boys, one about 3 and the other...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-03-31, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 286,907
Posted By skipticum
Yes, and I hope she'll be tolerant with a 3-year...

Yes, and I hope she'll be tolerant with a 3-year old screamer playing in the backyard during summer time!
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