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Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-15, 11:02 PM
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Views: 182,184
Posted By canabiz
I took this road every day for a good 5 years and...

I took this road every day for a good 5 years and I feel bad for the homeowners living around the area as more houses continue to pop up, without an adequate infrastructure support in place
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Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,352
Posted By canabiz
What I find funny (and I don't mean to trivialize...

What I find funny (and I don't mean to trivialize this issue) is the neighbour contacted the OP through social media. Whatever happened to good old-fashioned door knocking and having a quick chat?
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Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,641
Posted By canabiz
HMB: 1 issue I see with this approach is if there...

HMB: 1 issue I see with this approach is if there are other houses listed for sale in the same street/vicinity and the original poster's house price is more than his/her competition, that doesn't...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-16, 07:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,641
Posted By canabiz
Just adding another angle to the discussion: If...

Just adding another angle to the discussion: If you are truly looking for private buyers without any agent, it may not hurt to list your homes on several local FB groups dedicated to real estate...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,641
Posted By canabiz
^ I agree Sarah: The difference in 2.5% and 2% on...

^ I agree Sarah: The difference in 2.5% and 2% on a typical $500K home is only $2,500...if that amount is going to make somebody toss and turn at night then I don't envy the homeowner's position.
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Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 24,036
Posted By canabiz
Poster in another thread reported 1 of these...

Poster in another thread reported 1 of these homes on Knockaderry just slashed $30K off their asking price.

I no longer live in Barrhaven so I don't keep track of real estate news and listings as...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-10, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By canabiz
Sorry, g2k, the roof is your typical roof with...

Sorry, g2k, the roof is your typical roof with shingles. Our siding and the roof of the shed is aluminum so I incorrectly assumed the roof of the house is metal as well.

A neighbour came over to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-06, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By canabiz
(Potential) roofing issue and resolution?

Hi folks, we moved into a 4-year old freehold townhouse last summer and discovered at least 2 of our neighbours had roofing issue (water leakage).

The builder has since filed for bankruptcy and my...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-01, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By canabiz
G2K, the RH level on the main floor where we have...

G2K, the RH level on the main floor where we have the furnace is around 40%. The RH level on the 3rd floor is more or less the same as the level on 2nd floor, hovering around the 30% mark.

I do...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By canabiz
Humidity level in 3-story home

Does anyone here own a 3-story home (or used to)? If so, how do you manage the humidity level in your home in the winter?

We are living in 1, the furnace and the HRV are on the main floor while...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-08, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,663
Posted By canabiz
Another item which is common sense but the (new)...

Another item which is common sense but the (new) homeowners may not be aware and that is to stock up on salt to spread on the driveway...certainly don't want to fall and injure yourself (or your...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,663
Posted By canabiz
I took a quick peek at the list and would like to...

I took a quick peek at the list and would like to add a couple of items

- Put your patio furniture away (shed, basement, garage) or cover them up, if you don't want them to rust.

- Put fuel...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-23, 08:27 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 182,184
Posted By canabiz
I keep hearing LRT is coming to Barrhaven (from...

I keep hearing LRT is coming to Barrhaven (from Jimbo Watson and Jan Harder's Twitter feeds, among other media outlets). Any timeline when that will happen and will it extend past Marketplace?
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Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-02, 09:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,944
Posted By canabiz
I suppose if you call the sales office, they...

I suppose if you call the sales office, they might still have a copy (print or electronic somewhere).

Minto will be releasing new town home lots this weekend for Harmony. This is almost a weekly...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-30, 08:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,885
Posted By canabiz
If I may present a different perspective... ...

If I may present a different perspective...

We lived in Barrhaven for over a decade, starting out with a townhouse and ending up with a 2,600 sq.ft home. We just downsized to a 1,600 sq.ft...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-27, 07:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,944
Posted By canabiz
I think this is the only thread we have so far...

I think this is the only thread we have so far for Minto Harmony.

Did you mean to have 1 single thread for Minto in Barrhaven because they currently have 3 active projects here: Harmony,...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-26, 10:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,944
Posted By canabiz
I think this is the key. I don't want to sound...

I think this is the key. I don't want to sound ignorant or ill-informed but I can't name her competition for this election or know anything about their accomplishments.

Many voters have short...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-25, 10:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,944
Posted By canabiz
My friend sent me a tweet from Mayor Jim Watson...

My friend sent me a tweet from Mayor Jim Watson today saying the City is/will conduct environmental assessment to extend LRT to Barrhaven, with up to 8 stations. Unsure of timelines.

Great news...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-04, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 538,059
Posted By canabiz
Phil, we recently picked up a rental property (10...

Phil, we recently picked up a rental property (10 years old townhouse) and had the home inspected prior to waiving the conditions. I wanted to book my regular inspector but he was on holiday so he...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-02, 11:58 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 182,184
Posted By canabiz
Yes Darryl, I am curious if sales has been slow...

Yes Darryl, I am curious if sales has been slow so they have to be more aggressive in their marketing or if they are running out of land to build in Barrhaven and want to squeeze in as many units as...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-08-31, 04:40 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 182,184
Posted By canabiz
I am no longer in Barrhaven but I still subscribe...

I am no longer in Barrhaven but I still subscribe to the major builder newsletter and alerts. I just received one from Mattamy where they are advertising stacked townhouses for sale that carry...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-08-27, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 345,677
Posted By canabiz
Hi Dan, a number of friends have asked us to form...

Hi Dan, a number of friends have asked us to form a holding company for real estate investment. We are working with a lawyer and an accountant to go through the process but I am wondering if you have...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-08-09, 07:10 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 30,064
Posted By canabiz
There was no issue, HMB. I was just stating...

There was no issue, HMB.

I was just stating the fact that while the *free* tank is a nice *problem* to have, in my case, I have never *owned* a hot water tank so I will educate myself on...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-08-09, 06:27 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 30,064
Posted By canabiz
It was a small builder from Toronto who did a...

It was a small builder from Toronto who did a couple of projects here. I did not know they have since gone out of business. A moot point now.

The listing agent went to say the previous owner...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-08-07, 10:04 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 30,064
Posted By canabiz
I contacted the listing agent and this is his...

I contacted the listing agent and this is his response

I spoke with my clients again regarding the hot water tank rental and they have never had any bills for the hot water tank. They called all...
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