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Forum: Ottawa Yesterday, 06:02 PM
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Posted By HMBTUX
I did it (as second owner so slightly different...

I did it (as second owner so slightly different scenario). They will try and scare tactic you, call them on it, be firm, tell them the tank is waiting in the driveway. Installer of new tank was...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-11-10, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By HMBTUX
Also be careful, it seems to me that the ones...

Also be careful, it seems to me that the ones with ALL good ratings are able to somehow block or "resolve" the negative ratings. Just a hunch, but we all know people are more motivated to complain...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-11-02, 06:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,519
Posted By HMBTUX
Yes that's just it, a contract is not valid...

Yes that's just it, a contract is not valid without certain key details. Two parties can't enter into a contract without both parties knowing what they are even committing to. From what I recall...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-11-02, 01:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,519
Posted By HMBTUX
This is not true. These "blank cheque" type...

This is not true. These "blank cheque" type contracts do not hold weight. Just be firm with them, tell them you are not interested in renting an appliance long term because it is a waste of money....
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-31, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By HMBTUX
Yup I see one of the first re-sale listing in...

Yup I see one of the first re-sale listing in that development just went up the other day and it's only 69' deep. The houses themselves look really big, but they are simply a different shape and...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-31, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By HMBTUX
Well I suppose if you're paying for an extra foot...

Well I suppose if you're paying for an extra foot and still get that extra foot it's not so bad, but it still seems that advertising something that is in reality not even close to 9 ft as such is a...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-31, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By HMBTUX
Ya this seems completely reasonable. A half...

Ya this seems completely reasonable. A half inch, even an inch or two in variance.

And yes I have seen many walls that are not even close to straight, you only notice where they touch down on...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-26, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By HMBTUX
I could be wrong but I would imagine they attempt...

I could be wrong but I would imagine they attempt to mimic the correlation between recent sales values and MPAC assessed value in the re-sale market. Most re-sale homes going for 900K currently are...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-23, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By HMBTUX
Red Flag #1 - NEVER accept a referral from a...

Red Flag #1 - NEVER accept a referral from a realtor you are working with. For obvious reasons!

Rule #2 - Find the GRUMPIEST and pickiest, most thorough inspector you can find.

Godspeed!
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-13, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By HMBTUX
6 inches really? People usually pay to have...

6 inches really? People usually pay to have ceilings raise a foot from 8 to 9 ft, and you're suggesting it's ok for a builder to only actually raise the ceiling as little as half of that? Honest...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-09-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 43,805
Posted By HMBTUX
Ya this is all true but I was just mainly...

Ya this is all true but I was just mainly referring to the shape of the house itself, not the lot so much - I realize there is often a correlation, but not always.

For example in Mattamy's nearby,...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-09-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 43,805
Posted By HMBTUX
Ah yes this is what I was guessing the sizes...

Ah yes this is what I was guessing the sizes would be once you deduct the bsmt space. And yes, great points about the curb appeal and also the additional light. Houses so close together these days...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-09-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 43,805
Posted By HMBTUX
Hey folks, question for you. I went for a jog...

Hey folks, question for you. I went for a jog through what I believe to be your neighbourhood the other day - are you the southern most new builds just *West* of Home Depot? Great looking houses. ...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By HMBTUX
Ya the multiplier effect is a very real concept....

Ya the multiplier effect is a very real concept. Impossible to count how many ways our area is positively effected by this type of employment/development. A lot of people tend to want to reject any...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By HMBTUX
We have 9 ft ceilings on both above ground floors...

We have 9 ft ceilings on both above ground floors and 10 ft ceilngs in bsmt. It makes a huge difference. The bsmt hardly feels like one. We also have all doors upgraded to be 8 ft tall. The house...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 43,805
Posted By HMBTUX
Believe it or not, and despite most people’s...

Believe it or not, and despite most people’s reflex to reject all things offered by doorknockers, they get you the best price. We switched back to Rogers recently and are paying $29 per month for...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-07, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By HMBTUX
I understand what you're saying as the traffic...

I understand what you're saying as the traffic concerns are very real. Unfortunately the City put the cart before the horse in planning the transpo infrastructure in BH.

Big picture though, this...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-03, 03:19 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 211,874
Posted By HMBTUX
So who’s occupying the other 2.3 million sq ft?...

So who’s occupying the other 2.3 million sq ft? Or was that an error? Check out this article below, they were explaining that it was a much larger development (2.7 million sq ft).

Is this part of...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-29, 10:31 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 52,241
Posted By HMBTUX
I'm mostly joking, I get it. But to be fair,...

I'm mostly joking, I get it.

But to be fair, I have years worth of experience, and a vehicle I bought to get to and from work, etc etc..... and would be laughed out of the room if I tried to...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-29, 04:22 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 52,241
Posted By HMBTUX
Plumber or heart surgeon? ;) That's quite...

Plumber or heart surgeon? ;)

That's quite the hourly wage!
Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-25, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,765
Posted By HMBTUX
Don't let them bully/bluff/scare you into being...

Don't let them bully/bluff/scare you into being force-fed a contract you don't want when there are far better ways to pay for a hot water tank. Nobody rents a fridge/stove/furnace/car long...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-30, 04:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,942
Posted By HMBTUX
My current understanding after speaking with RBC...

My current understanding after speaking with RBC today is that it's fairly simple and wide open. And of course it will not be a black eye on and credit report. They'll defer payments for 6 months,...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-27, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 425,080
Posted By HMBTUX
Question! With these rates falling so low,...

Question!

With these rates falling so low, is there any scenario where a lender, under current circumstances, will offer some flexibility in someone going from a 5 year fixed (still 4 years left @...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-02-27, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,404
Posted By HMBTUX
Great tips!

Great tips!
Forum: Ottawa 2020-02-27, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,404
Posted By HMBTUX
Hey all - long time no post. So we went...

Hey all - long time no post.

So we went through a fairly extensive search process this past summer in order to find the right contractor to finish our bsmt. We were in touch with many...
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