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Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By JCC
Haha. I like the optimism :) You’re 100%...

Haha. I like the optimism :)

You’re 100% right! I can’t imagine only being able to build in summers - That would be soooo inefficient
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By JCC
You can ask to be delayed a little longer, even...

You can ask to be delayed a little longer, even if they don't, just to make sure things are done properly. There's really no system for prioritization, it could be as simple as "we got everything for...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-15, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By JCC
They also don't necessarily have to lay brick...

They also don't necessarily have to lay brick now. They can just cover the framing of the house to protect it, and lay it right before closing. But it is possible, as Halton Home Inspector pointed...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By JCC
Here's what people do not realize. Having...

Here's what people do not realize. Having hardwood stairs is not about laying hardwood on top of cheap plywood - that's basically what carpeted stairs are. It changes the ENTIRE construction of the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By JCC
Looking for RSS Homeowners

Hey guys,

I ran into someone on the street in riverside south almost two weeks ago - they close next week. If that was you, message me. I need to share some intel with you on your house.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2,628
Views: 562,524
Posted By JCC
Looking forward to you inspecting my place!

Looking forward to you inspecting my place!
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,628
Views: 562,524
Posted By JCC
Based on what I've read here, most inspectors...

Based on what I've read here, most inspectors seem to recommend not bringing in an inspector until the 30 day inspection, and the 1 year (And anything you want before).

There's little sense in...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-07, 03:44 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 24,072
Posted By JCC
What was the gap of time between PDI and Closing...

What was the gap of time between PDI and Closing in your case? Many of those things are super easy and fast to do. Installing the garage door can be done in a couple of hours - but their...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-04, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By JCC
Everyone buys for a different reason for sure....

Everyone buys for a different reason for sure. Some builders go for sheer size and don't put as much effort into finishing, and some people need the space. Some go smaller & do luxury finishes, some...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-04, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By JCC
\ Urbandale has some of the highest...

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Urbandale has some of the highest standards without their houses being ridiculously more expensive than others. A comparable richcraft model has much less, and costs almost the exact same.
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Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-04, 10:15 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 24,072
Posted By JCC
Good luck! Hope it goes well. No need to be...

Good luck! Hope it goes well. No need to be nervous. I'm sure it'll go great.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-02, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By JCC
Right...you bankrolling a big builder tells you...

Right...you bankrolling a big builder tells you exactly who they work with, who gets how much money, the exact specifications of the lumber they buy...yeah, no. I used to work for a bank, used to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-01, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By JCC
people can, and will, share their opinions...

people can, and will, share their opinions regardless. Do what you think is best for you, at the end of the day!

But again, don’t get a Samsung fridge. Highest failure rate, by about 30 percent...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 24,072
Posted By JCC
Maybe try asking the construction office...

Maybe try asking the construction office directly...or just peek in windows?

Also, given houses aren’t complete...shouldn’t they be paying people $150/day?
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By JCC
Not rich craft, but we did two tone in our...

Not rich craft, but we did two tone in our urbandale kitchen. Navy lowers, white uppers, with handles to contrast.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 24,072
Posted By JCC
I have to say I’ve had the complete opposite...

I have to say I’ve had the complete opposite experience... we are about to close on our riverside south urbandale single, and we had PDI earlier. At PDI, everything was done and in almost perfect...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-08, 02:22 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 24,072
Posted By JCC
Eh - I don't ask for permission, I just try it...

Eh - I don't ask for permission, I just try it and see if it works - worst case, someone says no - right?. I got the email & phone number of the construction office when they emailed me to schedule...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 24,072
Posted By JCC
All you've gotta do is ask. Give a bit of notice...

All you've gotta do is ask. Give a bit of notice and ask. I just send an email or text to the construction office, give the date and time, and they notify the site. We're also in Riverside South -...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-07, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By JCC
So my blurred lines on appliance brands these...

So my blurred lines on appliance brands these days... For us, it was a no-brainer to get a Bosch dishwasher - they're leagues ahead of basically everyone else. I'm sure your place will look AWESOME!...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-07, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By JCC
Spoke to my uncle about this this weekend,...

Spoke to my uncle about this this weekend, actually. He owns one of the largest appliance repair companies in Canada (North America?), and used to be the head of appliance repair for one of the big...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-06, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By JCC
My advice is avoid black stainless. It’s a fad...

My advice is avoid black stainless. It’s a fad that will pass, and when you sell your home it’s likely to hinder. I was really really pushing my wife for black stainless steel. In the end, we went...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-04, 01:07 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 24,072
Posted By JCC
Well then, that's good to know - thanks for that!...

Well then, that's good to know - thanks for that!

I think it's at/near the bottom.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-04, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By JCC
Plumber Recommendations

Hey all,

We take possession of our new build (Urbandale Riverside South) in a few weeks, and we're looking to hire a plumber to install our dishwasher, fridge (water + ice), and possibly a couple...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-04, 10:47 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 24,072
Posted By JCC
Yeah, I'm kind of considering hiring an inspector...

Yeah, I'm kind of considering hiring an inspector for PDI, too - but I'm looking at advice online in other areas (like red flag deals), and 90% of what the PDI is for is cosmetic things & things the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-04, 10:22 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 24,072
Posted By JCC
Not necessarily. We close about 2 and a half...

Not necessarily. We close about 2 and a half weeks before you, and ours only got scheduled last week (late last week).

They told me they usually schedule PDI for a week before closing - so yours...
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