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Forum: Building and Construction 2011-07-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By Toukolou
Why not just measure the outside dimensions of...

Why not just measure the outside dimensions of the house to get the interior square footage. You'll drive yourself mental trying to figure out closets, bathrooms, hallways etc...

If I'm not...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2011-07-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 175,857
Posted By Toukolou
Why doesn't he see if he lucks out and gets the...

Why doesn't he see if he lucks out and gets the "good" grass from Mattamy...?
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2011-07-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,870
Posted By Toukolou
Very strange dimensions though, it would have to...

Very strange dimensions though, it would have to be a custom space for it. Probably why it's marked down so much.
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2011-07-09, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2,988
Views: 336,150
Posted By Toukolou
This is the problem, people accepting the...

This is the problem, people accepting the delays/excuses/insufficient penalties as the norm.

The "above average" return is GTA wide, has nothing to do with SVH. Compensation is not voluntary, but...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2011-06-06, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,988
Views: 336,150
Posted By Toukolou
I would submit directly to Lisa and Tarion,...

I would submit directly to Lisa and Tarion, including all correspondence you've had with SVH. I'd also make copies of all out of pocket expenses if you need to submit originals. Also make sure you...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2011-06-04, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,018
Posted By Toukolou
1.5-2% of purchase price

1.5-2% of purchase price
Forum: Richmond Hill 2011-05-31, 02:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,998
Posted By Toukolou
I'd skip the berber. It requires extra attention...

I'd skip the berber. It requires extra attention to cleaning (no power head on the vacuum, making it significantly more difficult to keep clean), it is "rough" underfoot, God forbid you have any...
Forum: Richmond Hill 2011-05-25, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,047
Posted By Toukolou
Contact all utilities yourself. Don't rely on...

Contact all utilities yourself. Don't rely on anyone else doing this for you.
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2011-05-25, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,622
Posted By Toukolou
$200/ft!? Uninstalled!? ?I'd expect them to make...

$200/ft!? Uninstalled!? ?I'd expect them to make dinner as well for that price.

Two words: SHOP AROUND
Forum: Building and Construction 2011-05-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By Toukolou
Bought Sept '09, closed June '10, on time.

Bought Sept '09, closed June '10, on time.
Forum: Building and Construction 2011-05-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,220
Posted By Toukolou
I'm curious to know how your builder responded.

I'm curious to know how your builder responded.
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2011-05-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,622
Posted By Toukolou
Why don't you ask your builder?

Why don't you ask your builder?
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2011-05-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By Toukolou
If space, and not cost, is your only...

If space, and not cost, is your only consideration, why not put the wall oven where the existing pantry is and have them build an equivalent (or even larger) pantry on the other side of the wall at...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2011-05-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 123,644
Posted By Toukolou
This is the biggest understatement I've ever read...

This is the biggest understatement I've ever read on this site.
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2011-05-12, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 175,857
Posted By Toukolou
Making your shower frameless glass would help...

Making your shower frameless glass would help open it up too.
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2011-05-10, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 175,857
Posted By Toukolou
closing costs are usually 1.5-2% of the purchase...

closing costs are usually 1.5-2% of the purchase price
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2011-04-29, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,254
Posted By Toukolou
If they try to tell you that, tell them to blow...

If they try to tell you that, tell them to blow (albeit in a nice way). Too often builders hide behind ANY upgrade homeowners do to cover their a**. They need to demonstrate/explain why this is the...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2011-04-26, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,161
Posted By Toukolou
I agree, ask the builder to do it. If they won't,...

I agree, ask the builder to do it. If they won't, try zippo lighter fluid, I find that removes most tacky residues.
Forum: Building and Construction 2011-04-26, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,309
Posted By Toukolou
I understand that the garage needs to be...

I understand that the garage needs to be completely sealed from the interior of the home. I'm curious though, are people in the habit of leaving their cars running with the garage door closed? Enough...
Forum: King Township / Kleinburg Hills 2011-04-23, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10,011
Views: 2,366,418
Posted By Toukolou
AR was our builder (different development), we...

AR was our builder (different development), we picked the location of phone jacks and cable outlets at our meeting with <company name removed for legal reasons>.
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2011-04-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,382
Posted By Toukolou
Why don't you contact Electrolux? Send them...

Why don't you contact Electrolux?

Send them an email, or if you call, have them email you a response so you have a copy.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2011-04-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,381
Posted By Toukolou
We were told in order to satisfy Tarion rules...

We were told in order to satisfy Tarion rules they must provide a completed home to the purchaser. If you want hardwood/nicer tiles in the kitchen, you may need to bite the bullet and get it through...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2011-04-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By Toukolou
The items I haven't commented I have no idea...

The items I haven't commented I have no idea about. Ultimately the upgrades are worth what you're willing to pay and how badly you want them.

Fyi, the builder always charges significantly more...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2011-04-15, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By Toukolou
I just think we overspent on the hood. It does...

I just think we overspent on the hood. It does the job, it's relatively quiet, it looks good. Is it worth close to $2k? I don't think so.

We never considered a chimney style hood so I can't...
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2011-04-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,751
Posted By Toukolou
I'm curious, we never had an inspection when we...

I'm curious, we never had an inspection when we installed our range. Is this standard practice? Are the gas inspectors supposed to know what every stove on the market requires, or do they ask to see...
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