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Forum: Ottawa Today, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 893
Posted By OttawaC
CBC has an update on the build quality issues...

CBC has an update on the build quality issues affecting home owners in Tamarack's Cardinal Creek community in Orleans and it looks like the home owners haven't made much progress in their struggle to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-13, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 893
Posted By OttawaC
I agree. It is also useless to have an inspector...

I agree. It is also useless to have an inspector at the PDI as the PDI isn't a Tarion warranty point. During your home inspection, your time is better spent with the inspector. You can't do this...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 893
Posted By OttawaC
Here's a perfect recent Ottawa example of why you...

Here's a perfect recent Ottawa example of why you should absolutely hire an experienced home inspector for a new build ...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-29, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By OttawaC
Drove by the site on the weekend. The roof is on...

Drove by the site on the weekend. The roof is on what is obviously going to be the sales centre. No doors or windows yet.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-06, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By OttawaC
Work has started at the site. Looks like at...

Work has started at the site. Looks like at least one basement has been poured. Most likely for the sales centre.

I have no idea on prices. I am expecting them to be slightly less than...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-03, 08:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 23,223
Posted By OttawaC
$12k to increase the ceiling height in the...

$12k to increase the ceiling height in the basement. Wow. You would obviously only do this if you are certain to finish the basement. Add in the costs to finish the basement and you can easily...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-02, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,987
Posted By OttawaC
Rarely are there guarantees for lot premiums. ...

Rarely are there guarantees for lot premiums. Things can change in the future.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-26, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By OttawaC
There isn't any average between releases. ...

There isn't any average between releases. Builder's base prices on perceived demand. If they believe that the homes will sell quickly, they will increase appropriately to reflect that increased...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-25, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By OttawaC
What builder and community?

What builder and community?
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By OttawaC
I had a friend who lived in a interior unit and...

I had a friend who lived in a interior unit and old not access her back yard as a neighbour had fully fenced it. When she contacted the city to complain, was told it was a civil matter and to pursue...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-07, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By OttawaC
It's under Contact Us ...

It's under Contact Us https://tamarackhomes.com/contact_us.php

2515 St. Laurent Boulevard
Ottawa, ON K1H 1B1

Contact them first though to see when the open house is. Remember that regular...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-07, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By OttawaC
Most builders have design centre open houses...

Most builders have design centre open houses where you can visit and see all the standard finishes and upgrades available. This visit can give you an understanding of whether you can build your home...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-25, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By OttawaC
Areas at the corner of the driveway are most...

Areas at the corner of the driveway are most likely damaged by road salt and snow blowing and not covered by warranty. Grass is only just starting to grow so I would wait a couple of weeks and see...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-25, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By OttawaC
Everything you need to know can be read on this...

Everything you need to know can be read on this site:

https://www.scotts.com/en-ca/library/lawn-basics

Basically, fertilize the grass, cut it high, and water as needed. It can be difficult to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-24, 06:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,259
Posted By OttawaC
My neighbour is buying a town from Minto in...

My neighbour is buying a town from Minto in Orleans and his was delayed twice, he recently told me. Not really long delays, but delays nonetheless.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-04, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By OttawaC
Depends entirely on what type of disability...

Depends entirely on what type of disability insurance you have at work and your own personal risk assessment. That is, if you could not work tomorrow due to a disability could you continue to make...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By OttawaC
We didn't buy many pot lights for our home. Our...

We didn't buy many pot lights for our home. Our two previous new builds had lots of pot lights and we rarely turned them on. I think many home buyers are actually installing too many pot lights in...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-17, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,268
Posted By OttawaC
Looks like the city is pushing to determine...

Looks like the city is pushing to determine whether the agreement at Kanata Lakes is ironclad:
...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,965
Posted By OttawaC
According to the article below, Purplebricks...

According to the article below, Purplebricks is/was comfree, not Grapevine.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/discount-real-estate-1.4787422
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-13, 09:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,965
Posted By OttawaC
This is correct if the buyer has signed a BRA -...

This is correct if the buyer has signed a BRA - Buyer's Representation Agreement. When signing the BRA, the buyer guarantees their Relator a certain commission and promises to pay for any...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,965
Posted By OttawaC
It's clearly stated in the Buyer's Representation...

It's clearly stated in the Buyer's Representation Agreement:

"If, during the currency of this Agreement, the Buyer enters into an agreement to purchase or lease any property of the general...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-10, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,886
Posted By OttawaC
When you commit to buying something that doesn't...

When you commit to buying something that doesn't exist then you have no idea what you will end up with. You really roll the dice when buying new. Even reputable builders run into problems. Just...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-09, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,886
Posted By OttawaC
You may not have renos to do on a new build, but...

You may not have renos to do on a new build, but you will have maintenance and extra costs after closing on new builds.

Most new builds will need to be painted right through as builder paint is...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,838
Posted By OttawaC
I think that $590 is pretty ambitious. There...

I think that $590 is pretty ambitious. There will be lots of people buying into the "hot" market being tooted by OREB and they will overprice their homes.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-09, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,838
Posted By OttawaC
The issue of builder standard features is often...

The issue of builder standard features is often debated on public forums, especially from the point of view of perceived quality and which builder is better than others. The challenge is that these...
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