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Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-11, 08:01 PM
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Posted By k-town-man
We tried to concentrate on Barrhaven as we had...

We tried to concentrate on Barrhaven as we had limited time (we could do something on Friday, but all sale offices are closed), so we tried the region with more developments. If unsuccessful, we have...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-11, 07:31 PM
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Posted By k-town-man
The Oscar units we have been looking at are on...

The Oscar units we have been looking at are on 102 Lindenshade Drive 770 and Chapman Mills Dr. There are other units on Bayrose Drive and Glenroy Gilbert. They seem to be in walking distance to some...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-11, 07:29 PM
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Posted By k-town-man
We are a couple with a baby, but we get spoiled...

We are a couple with a baby, but we get spoiled with all the space of a detached home.



I agree, but having no family or close friends in the area, this forum seems to be our best option,...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-11, 11:56 AM
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Posted By k-town-man
Yep, the chores part is quite good. The condo...

Yep, the chores part is quite good. The condo fees for those units, the Oscar, which is a duplex, are around 170/month. Another drawback of the condos is that you cannot see it before buying (at...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-11, 10:55 AM
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Posted By k-town-man
We did some exhaustive search yesterday, and went...

We did some exhaustive search yesterday, and went to Barrhaven and Findlay Creek. At first Barrhaven seems easier to get to Kingston and the hospital on two commutes, and we think we will settle with...
Forum: Kingston 2012-03-11, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By k-town-man
Let me know if you are interested in the...

Let me know if you are interested in the Greenwood park area, we will have ours for sale soon. PM me if you want.
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-09, 06:18 PM
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Posted By k-town-man
My wife is already working on Ottawa, and...

My wife is already working on Ottawa, and commuting from Kingston is quite hard on her. Also, taxes in Kingston are higher than in many places in Ontario. Our house was appraised by MPAC on the low...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-07, 08:11 PM
Replies: 71
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Posted By k-town-man
As I mentioned, we passed by Barrhaven and it...

As I mentioned, we passed by Barrhaven and it seemed quite good, and the trip back Kingston was quite quick.

We were thinking Half Moon Bay, but some people mentioned that bad commute. And Tartan...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-07, 08:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,422
Posted By k-town-man
Saw some threads here about it, one is this ...

Saw some threads here about it, one is this

http://www.buildinghomes.ca/community/forums/showthread.php?t=11675
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-07, 06:06 PM
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Posted By k-town-man
I will keep that in mind, thanks. They have some...

I will keep that in mind, thanks. They have some early occupancy in Sohowest, just thinking about the soil problems. I will check their other communities too.
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-07, 04:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,422
Posted By k-town-man
It seems that both Jamisons at Jackson Trails...

It seems that both Jamisons at Jackson Trails were sold but the site not updated. Back to the hunt.
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-07, 03:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,422
Posted By k-town-man
Nice, good to hear. What Tamarack model did you...

Nice, good to hear. What Tamarack model did you have before? Any opinions/tips on features, etc?
Forum: Kingston 2012-03-07, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,627
Posted By k-town-man
Good luck, we are in the same boat, but our home...

Good luck, we are in the same boat, but our home is not listed yet (appointment next week). PM me if you want to share your experience and discuss things. We live very close.
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-07, 10:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,422
Posted By k-town-man
Both they have are on Mojave Crescent, 304 and...

Both they have are on Mojave Crescent, 304 and 287, Block 40 and 61. One is a corner unit and the other is a pie-shaped lot. I'm calling them today and maybe visit this weekend to check. We want to...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-07, 09:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,422
Posted By k-town-man
Thanks xdarrylx, your place seems nice. We are...

Thanks xdarrylx, your place seems nice. We are considering. The advantage of moving into a new house is that you can choose some items, and being spoiled once you moved into a new home, you end...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-06, 01:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,422
Posted By k-town-man
Thanks, I will check then both. And thanks for...

Thanks, I will check then both. And thanks for the suggestions, too.

Is there a good way to find builder quality (apart from checking the forum extensively)? We already know Tamarack, albeit in...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-06, 01:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,422
Posted By k-town-man
Thanks. No, it doesn't have to be a new build,...

Thanks. No, it doesn't have to be a new build, but googling realtors websites is quite painful, as som sites are not actually easy to navigate.

As we are looking at some early occupancy, it will...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-06, 01:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,422
Posted By k-town-man
Sad to hear about the after-sales. It's quite...

Sad to hear about the after-sales. It's quite incredible, as this is usually the major purchase one does in his/her lifetime.

We are looking at the areas, Half Moon Bay was another one that we...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-06, 01:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,422
Posted By k-town-man
My wife is changing jobs to Ottawa and she will...

My wife is changing jobs to Ottawa and she will be working on the Ottawa Hospital area.

We are currently looking at something less than 380k (that's why we are thinking of townhouses or...
Forum: Kingston 2012-03-06, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,905
Posted By k-town-man
Newf73, what type of "problems" did you have with...

Newf73, what type of "problems" did you have with Tamarack? If I list the major one here, definitely people will know who I am.
Forum: Ottawa 2012-03-06, 11:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,422
Posted By k-town-man
Relocating to Ottawa - suggestions

Hi everyone

I guess this might have been discussed here ad nauseum, but our family currently live in Kingston and we are looking to move to the Ottawa region soon. In Kingston, we have a 1 1/2...
Forum: Kingston 2011-10-28, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,905
Posted By k-town-man
Not that young, I guess. We are in the late 30's,...

Not that young, I guess. We are in the late 30's, but this is our first purchased home. They're nice, I can't complain about that, but their full attention was not there.

I haven't heard anything...
Forum: Kingston 2011-10-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,905
Posted By k-town-man
We had some issues with interior selection...

We had some issues with interior selection mostly, but also some external things that no one told us (I cannot give a lot of details on external things, as they are very specific to our house).
...
Forum: Kingston 2011-10-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,905
Posted By k-town-man
Won't buy again

Hi

I am quite late to this thread, but I wouldn't buy again from Tamarack. We like our house, and we are first-time buyers, but I don't think with what we learned along the process if we would buy...
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