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Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,597
Posted By hjuandok
Not sure where you're getting the outer edge of a...

Not sure where you're getting the outer edge of a roofline being the property line. Even on town rows where porches extend out or overlap at the front of the house, you'll see on the lot diagrams...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,101
Posted By hjuandok
There's even premiums on lots that aren't on a...

There's even premiums on lots that aren't on a main street and having a single driveway (townhomes).
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-10, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,597
Posted By hjuandok
If it points out over his i'd just move it. That...

If it points out over his i'd just move it. That kind of thing would bother me. I can't see the photo you posted from this computer, but draining onto walkways or driveways is just bad design. When I...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By hjuandok
Bought in front of a park. I moved from downtown,...

Bought in front of a park. I moved from downtown, so the feeling of the street being alive and having people around was a comfort. Its a big park, but because there's so many parks around, most...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-26, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By hjuandok
I upgraded to have the laundry room finished and...

I upgraded to have the laundry room finished and it was by far the most expensive upgrade in the house. Looks ok, but the pipe coming out of the floor looks horrible, there's bulk heads all over and...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-26, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By hjuandok
I've seen builders resod, even huge lot jobs that...

I've seen builders resod, even huge lot jobs that probably cost tens of thousands, but it was always due to slope/drainage issues (that also killed the grass). I had mine done late October right...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By hjuandok
Chances are the agent won't get any commission...

Chances are the agent won't get any commission for introducing you to the project and they won't be able to do anything for you in terms of discounts or upgrades in a sellers market like the one...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 987
Posted By hjuandok
Always go wood. Thermafoil plastic is junk unless...

Always go wood. Thermafoil plastic is junk unless you like the peeled look (currently replacing and trying to match cabinet doors in my rental unit). Kinda like comparing solid surface counters to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,086
Posted By hjuandok
Back in the day they might have been necessary...

Back in the day they might have been necessary but I wouldn't waste my time with one now, especially in a hot market with an appealing house. Drop your price by 2.5% rather than getting bribed. I...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-05, 10:06 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,269
Posted By hjuandok
In phase 1 (near the end) when I bought, it was...

In phase 1 (near the end) when I bought, it was 'weeks' for a new block to be released after one had just opened up. But they didn't open up just one block at a time either.

Not everyone wants to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-24, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,138
Posted By hjuandok
Nice bathroom appliances too, if you love your...

Nice bathroom appliances too, if you love your sink, toilet and tubs all being a different shade of white (bordering on brown).
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-10, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By hjuandok
I've seen car lifts in certain houses...

I've seen car lifts in certain houses (bungalows), so you can also look for garage height for a possible solution to your storage needs. I know a few Barrhaven Richcraft homes (from about 20years...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,138
Posted By hjuandok
Door handles black means only interior doors...

Door handles black means only interior doors (handles, hinges, door stops), and nothing else. I was told (in an email) that the exterior doors would also have black handles, and after fighting them...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-03, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,858
Posted By hjuandok
The Haven isn't significantly smaller, and in...

The Haven isn't significantly smaller, and in fact to me it seems larger because the layout is really well thought out. You don't have long hallways, awkward spaces or typical nook areas (ex. stair...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,148
Posted By hjuandok
Stats are nice, especially stats from 2015. But...

Stats are nice, especially stats from 2015. But that has nothing to do with what the OP asked.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,891
Posted By hjuandok
You outgrew your house in 2 years? They're the...

You outgrew your house in 2 years? They're the cheapest, you get what you pay for and their quality is much much better?
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 187,930
Posted By hjuandok
LRT to Barrhaven? 15 years later they still doing...

LRT to Barrhaven? 15 years later they still doing studies. Here's an idea, drive to work from Barrhaven in the morning, and back home to Barrhaven after work. That should tell you everything you need...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-13, 01:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,934
Posted By hjuandok
Not a fan of these 'different' layouts at all....

Not a fan of these 'different' layouts at all. Long hallways, tiny rooms, laundry closets, less windows on first floors, no yard, kind of a waste of space with 2 entry areas.. Take a drive through...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,858
Posted By hjuandok
Ya they won't let you move the wall. You're...

Ya they won't let you move the wall. You're right.. that wall has the air return for the first floor, an electrical outlet, and switches for 3 rooms on it. They were hesitant to make smaller changes...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,858
Posted By hjuandok
I've been asked by friends about that wall where...

I've been asked by friends about that wall where the pantry was and I really like it there. I personally like open spaces but I like a bit of separation also. I kept the half walls, and like them as...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-13, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,858
Posted By hjuandok
Well I bought a Haven (Quinn's Pointe). I like...

Well I bought a Haven (Quinn's Pointe). I like the floorplan because i'm not a fan of a lot of hallways or little nook areas. I thought the layout was really functional. I camped out to purchase in...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-23, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By hjuandok
The only real easement issue I've ever...

The only real easement issue I've ever encountered is when a middle unit (5 units) owner built 2 gates, one on each side of it property. Us, being the corner unit on side with easement for only one...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 187,930
Posted By hjuandok
Harders been around for a while. Lots of reasons...

Harders been around for a while. Lots of reasons why she may have been elected back (fear of unknown, best of the bad choices, overwhelming number of candidates, routine vote, she's personable), but...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By hjuandok
I've seen some black cabinets in custom...

I've seen some black cabinets in custom kitchens/character homes that looked nice, but I probably wouldn't do in a new subdivision with builder upgrades. I did a grey/brown floor and similar (but...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-12, 09:07 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 187,930
Posted By hjuandok
Those Caivan ponds, streams, greenspaces look...

Those Caivan ponds, streams, greenspaces look nice. Love how its not just a park surrounded by cookie cutter houses. But everything looks nice in the design models. Hope they can pull it off.
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