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Forum: Oakville 2016-03-09, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1,155
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Posted By WellThatsLovely
As long as people keep buying them in cash, there...

As long as people keep buying them in cash, there shouldn't be a problem but banks are becoming suspicious and there will come a point where they just won't finance them anymore, so people putting...
Forum: Ottawa 2016-03-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,322
Posted By WellThatsLovely
I found that the more you spent, the cheaper...

I found that the more you spent, the cheaper things got lol
...and if something didn't show up in the system, they just gave it to us for free. Our budget was $37k from the builder going in, but by...
Forum: Oakville 2016-03-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,079
Posted By WellThatsLovely
Yup, it's this. We had a 3 storey townhome once...

Yup, it's this. We had a 3 storey townhome once and despite the horror stories from the HVAC people, it was actually a great system. Cost almost nothing to run and our system was a tank.
We were...
Forum: Oakville 2016-03-04, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 223,625
Posted By WellThatsLovely
This has been my life's mission lol They...

This has been my life's mission lol
They closest I've gotten is to wait until they're old enough that they're worthless and breaking down so they'll have to replace it and then get out of the...
Forum: Ottawa 2016-02-25, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,517
Posted By WellThatsLovely
When it comes time to close, your lawyer will ask...

When it comes time to close, your lawyer will ask for instructions on what amount you would like to borrow. It technically doesn't matter if you're rolling in appliances or a bag of potatoes... The...
Forum: Ottawa 2016-02-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,517
Posted By WellThatsLovely
You can roll those into your mortgage either way...

You can roll those into your mortgage either way if you want to.
Forum: Oakville 2016-02-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 223,625
Posted By WellThatsLovely
If you missed anything on the PDI you have to be...

If you missed anything on the PDI you have to be able to establish that the problem existed before you took possession (shouldn't be too hard).
To be honest, I've never had a problem with any large...
Forum: Real Estate Questions 2016-02-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,682
Posted By WellThatsLovely
There is no way to tell. It depends who has the...

There is no way to tell. It depends who has the best connections and how much time you have to sell. The cheaper agent may cost you $9,000 anyway if your home sits on the market for 3 months...
I...
Forum: Ottawa 2016-02-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By WellThatsLovely
People on boats die all the time from doing this....

People on boats die all the time from doing this. They move the generator to a "better" location and their family doesn't wake up in the morning.
If the manufacturer took the trouble to calculate...
Forum: Durham - General 2016-02-11, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,831
Posted By WellThatsLovely
Just because you don't understand it, it doesn't...

Just because you don't understand it, it doesn't make it stupid :)
I'm aware of what the fees cover, and because these developments are typically built in phases, each phase gets its own board of...
Forum: Oakville 2016-02-08, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,899
Posted By WellThatsLovely
Yup, we've been in PH2 of the Preserve for 9...

Yup, we've been in PH2 of the Preserve for 9 months. I've lived directly on Lake Ontario and also a bit further north and never noticed a difference. I think "on paper", Oakville is slightly harder...
Forum: Oakville 2016-02-08, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,899
Posted By WellThatsLovely
We moved from Toronto... I haven't noticed the...

We moved from Toronto... I haven't noticed the hardness to be much different, if anything, it seems overall a bit softer... Our glass showers are much easier to keep clean in this house.
Forum: Oakville 2016-02-06, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 223,625
Posted By WellThatsLovely
It wasn't that much to do with infrastructure as...

It wasn't that much to do with infrastructure as it was politics... They got mad that they wouldn't budge on the $60,000 development fee so they left (presumably to wait a few years until there is a...
Forum: Oakville 2016-02-03, 10:14 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 28,765
Posted By WellThatsLovely
There are much less expensive homes available in...

There are much less expensive homes available in Oakville. Not everybody has to have a detached show home with the finest finishes.
Forum: Oakville 2016-02-03, 09:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 28,765
Posted By WellThatsLovely
Just because someone can pay the mortgage on a...

Just because someone can pay the mortgage on a million dollar home, doesn't mean they can "afford" it. Spending a million dollars on a home with no other assets is a terrible idea, even if there was...
Forum: Oakville 2016-02-03, 12:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 28,765
Posted By WellThatsLovely
I understand that they also went up in price, the...

I understand that they also went up in price, the point I was trying to make is that they are older homes now. You can see what happens to the price if you do nothing to it and just allow it to age...
Forum: Oakville 2016-02-03, 08:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 28,765
Posted By WellThatsLovely
Just from following the sales in the...

Just from following the sales in the neighbourhood for the past few years, I've noticed that resale buyers are mainly going for the upgraded finishes. There were a few flippers who clearly thought...
Forum: Oakville 2016-02-02, 08:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,068
Posted By WellThatsLovely
Mattamy seems to have better finishes... but that...

Mattamy seems to have better finishes... but that might also depend on the size of the homes as well. With the larger homes from Mattamy you get a lot included so it doesn't cost a terrible amount to...
Forum: Oakville 2016-02-01, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 245,759
Posted By WellThatsLovely
I'm curious if anyone else had their HRV and...

I'm curious if anyone else had their HRV and humidifier installed by Mattamy, does your unit whistle when it's running? I know it's sucking on air somewhere (because that's how whistling works lol)...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2016-02-01, 11:02 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 32,619
Posted By WellThatsLovely
So with today's stricter "guidelines", what...

So with today's stricter "guidelines", what remedy would the average person have if they were taken advantage of by a broker?
Forum: Ottawa 2016-01-29, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,729
Posted By WellThatsLovely
You may want to check the type of fixture they're...

You may want to check the type of fixture they're installing for $250. I'm not an expert on pot lights but in our last home the builder installed the quick cheap ones which just popped in through the...
Forum: Oakville 2016-01-29, 10:47 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 109,390
Posted By WellThatsLovely
The city already does the driveway aprons in...

The city already does the driveway aprons in concrete so they look tidy and uniform. If you do interlock, they rip it out and replace it with concrete at your expense.
Forum: Oakville 2016-01-28, 08:51 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 109,390
Posted By WellThatsLovely
It was banned 20 years ago and old rentals are...

It was banned 20 years ago and old rentals are grandfathered in. When our house was being built we tried to get them to put an extra laundry room in the basement, they said no.... We also wanted...
Forum: Oakville 2016-01-28, 05:38 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 109,390
Posted By WellThatsLovely
We're in the development on the west side of...

We're in the development on the west side of Sixth Line north of Dundas... The demographic is very diverse but in a good way. Everyone is friendly, says hello, mostly educated professionals with...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2016-01-27, 07:00 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 32,619
Posted By WellThatsLovely
Thanks for that, but my post wasn't really a...

Thanks for that, but my post wasn't really a question, it was more of a warning to others to not blindly trust brokers. Even the bank it was through was surprised how badly I got taken advantage of....
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