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Forum: Ottawa Yesterday, 12:51 PM
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Posted By HMBTUX
Hi Mortgage Guy Dan! RBC is currently...

Hi Mortgage Guy Dan!

RBC is currently offering 3.14% on a 4 yr fixed (with bonus $750 West Jet voucher). Doing a very quick check a few places before we committ. Is this beatable?

Also, in my...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,745
Posted By HMBTUX
Yup fair points to consider re proximity...

Yup fair points to consider re proximity especially! I just find that the agents truly do steer clear of 1% offers so if you can get away with adding an extra 5 or 8k to original asking price vs...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By HMBTUX
I guess I use BB and FS interchangably. Yes I...

I guess I use BB and FS interchangably. Yes I worked at Futureshop, not Best Buy. Good catch. Point remains valid, bad bet :)
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,745
Posted By HMBTUX
Have you considered a small algebraic adjustment?...

Have you considered a small algebraic adjustment? ;)
Add 1.5% to asking price, offer 2.5% to agents. Same net result, more traffic from agents.

Just a thought! Good luck. It's a great time to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,745
Posted By HMBTUX
Wow I had no idea. I was wondering why their...

Wow I had no idea. I was wondering why their website got so much harder to use after the recent changes....thought it was just a "new website".....
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,745
Posted By HMBTUX
My feelings exactly. Why would I want to ask...

My feelings exactly. Why would I want to ask questions to an agent who knows little about the house or neighbourhood, when you can deal directly with the homeowner (and vice versa). Why add another...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,745
Posted By HMBTUX
Yes this is bang on. It baffles me that some...

Yes this is bang on. It baffles me that some people still accept the old "it's free to use an agent" line. Every selling expense moves the acceptable sale price accordingly.

In fact a great...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-13, 07:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,745
Posted By HMBTUX
Yup same experience selling privately in...

Yup same experience selling privately in Barrhaven. Which if you think about it just proves that the realtors are not looking out for the best interests of their clients, but rather just trying to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-11, 08:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,023
Posted By HMBTUX
I think 590 is closer to what it's worth ya. By...

I think 590 is closer to what it's worth ya. By the way, it's easy to check all the sales data yourself. Just sign on to the MPAC website and register with your property tax roll number. The...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-11, 08:24 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,741
Posted By HMBTUX
Yes this was for 41 Knockaderry, original list...

Yes this was for 41 Knockaderry, original list 650K for a fairly avg 2400 sq ft home. It is still way overpriced. I believe one of the other 2 larger homes at the higher price point sold.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-10, 09:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,741
Posted By HMBTUX
2 questions: how old are your kids? and, Have...

2 questions: how old are your kids? and,
Have you checked the Alottawatta website for updates lately?

You might need to have some more kids if they want to benefit from the waterslides by the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By HMBTUX
In that case well done, your warranty game is...

In that case well done, your warranty game is strong! Cheers
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-08, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By HMBTUX
Talking Oh, and just FYI, since you are approaching...

Oh, and just FYI, since you are approaching things with an eye towards costs savings and ROI, warranties are one of the worst things to purchase from that perspective. If you are risk averse and...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-08, 08:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By HMBTUX
I just don't think you're giving homebuyers...

I just don't think you're giving homebuyers enough credit. In this day and age most consumers are very savvy.....there is just so much information available especially when making the biggest...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-07, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By HMBTUX
I admire your determination but you're really not...

I admire your determination but you're really not understanding how this all works. You can't just "pass the expenses to the next owner". If you sell at a time when a bunch of repairs are...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-06, 08:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,023
Posted By HMBTUX
I’ve seen a couple of your posts (love following...

I’ve seen a couple of your posts (love following the real estate market) but definitely notice that you are approaching things wrong. There are no guarantees with real estate, just because the baby...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-03, 08:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,741
Posted By HMBTUX
There are a couple re-sale listings on...

There are a couple re-sale listings on Knockaderry where the prices seem shockingly high to me. Up around 750K. Can anyone shed some light on why the prices would be this high in this location? Is...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-02-24, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By HMBTUX
That's a fair comparison. Sometimes people might...

That's a fair comparison. Sometimes people might even go as far as paying to REMOVE a pool (been there), so it really is a matter of taste. I suppose there could be people who don't want golfers...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-02-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By HMBTUX
I agree with this. The builder can't make...

I agree with this. The builder can't make promises forever, but I think the people should have some protection for a reasonable period of time, a generation even. 25 ish years sort of thing. Just...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-02-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By HMBTUX
I don't disagree. But for those who paid an...

I don't disagree. But for those who paid an explicit premium, much like those who pay same for backing onto green space (different that just an empty lot that will inevitably be developed), it's a...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-02-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By HMBTUX
Replacing Golf Courses with Housing

I'm interested to know what people think about this now that two prominent suburbs are gearing up for quite the battle trying to prevent builders from replacing golf courses with housing.
...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-02-05, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By HMBTUX
The ductwork most likely only goes down, so you...

The ductwork most likely only goes down, so you should have nothing to worry about above the vent. You can simply unscrew it and take it off and look inside to be sure.

As for a TV stand in...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-04, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By HMBTUX
Talking "Typical" 2900 sq ft shack in GTA.....must be...

"Typical" 2900 sq ft shack in GTA.....must be nice! Just teasing of course :)

On a serious note we had similar issues (home similar size to Kingsley). VERY hot in summer afternoons and VERY cold...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 24,658
Posted By HMBTUX
A nice option would be to simply offer the...

A nice option would be to simply offer the following choice:

a) Agree to rental tank contract
b) Agree to pay an extra "x" $ amount on the price of the home and own the tank

Let x = somewhere...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 24,658
Posted By HMBTUX
You're missing a very important point. It's very...

You're missing a very important point. It's very clear that the speed limit is not 130 kmh. But it's not at all clear that homeowners are in any type of legally binding contract when they are force...
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