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Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-08, 01:22 PM
Replies: 146
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Posted By JCC
Eh - I don't ask for permission, I just try it...

Eh - I don't ask for permission, I just try it and see if it works - worst case, someone says no - right?. I got the email & phone number of the construction office when they emailed me to schedule...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-08, 01:13 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,633
Posted By JCC
All you've gotta do is ask. Give a bit of notice...

All you've gotta do is ask. Give a bit of notice and ask. I just send an email or text to the construction office, give the date and time, and they notify the site. We're also in Riverside South -...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-07, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By JCC
So my blurred lines on appliance brands these...

So my blurred lines on appliance brands these days... For us, it was a no-brainer to get a Bosch dishwasher - they're leagues ahead of basically everyone else. I'm sure your place will look AWESOME!...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-07, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By JCC
Spoke to my uncle about this this weekend,...

Spoke to my uncle about this this weekend, actually. He owns one of the largest appliance repair companies in Canada (North America?), and used to be the head of appliance repair for one of the big...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-06, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By JCC
My advice is avoid black stainless. It’s a fad...

My advice is avoid black stainless. It’s a fad that will pass, and when you sell your home it’s likely to hinder. I was really really pushing my wife for black stainless steel. In the end, we went...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-04, 12:07 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,633
Posted By JCC
Well then, that's good to know - thanks for that!...

Well then, that's good to know - thanks for that!

I think it's at/near the bottom.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-04, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By JCC
Plumber Recommendations

Hey all,

We take possession of our new build (Urbandale Riverside South) in a few weeks, and we're looking to hire a plumber to install our dishwasher, fridge (water + ice), and possibly a couple...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-04, 09:47 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,633
Posted By JCC
Yeah, I'm kind of considering hiring an inspector...

Yeah, I'm kind of considering hiring an inspector for PDI, too - but I'm looking at advice online in other areas (like red flag deals), and 90% of what the PDI is for is cosmetic things & things the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-04, 09:22 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,633
Posted By JCC
Not necessarily. We close about 2 and a half...

Not necessarily. We close about 2 and a half weeks before you, and ours only got scheduled last week (late last week).

They told me they usually schedule PDI for a week before closing - so yours...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-04, 09:15 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,633
Posted By JCC
I'm quite thankful that a lot of what Jord is...

I'm quite thankful that a lot of what Jord is reporting is not what I've seen so far at the house. We did a few walk-thoughts recently, mostly to take measurements for various things. There are...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-03, 09:39 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,633
Posted By JCC
How were they allowed to do PDI with that much...

How were they allowed to do PDI with that much missing...

We have ours in two ish weeks and this scares the crap out of me.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-12, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,295
Posted By JCC
I believe we are talking about a PDI inspection...

I believe we are talking about a PDI inspection here.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-12, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,295
Posted By JCC
at the end of the day, I think everyone has their...

at the end of the day, I think everyone has their own preference. IMO, I think that for the 24-hour list, you are absolutely primarily looking for cosmetic things that could bite you in the ass if...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-11, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,295
Posted By JCC
I spoke to both a real estate agent, lawyer, and...

I spoke to both a real estate agent, lawyer, and the builder about this. What everyone said was that PDI is mostly about showing you your home, showing you the features, and giving you an opportunity...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-09, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By JCC
Ring has cellular backup if you sign up for their...

Ring has cellular backup if you sign up for their service, I think.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-09, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By JCC
3 and a half months, but seems they might be...

3 and a half months, but seems they might be moving some people up since the supplier shortage was shorter than they thought.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-25, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By JCC
"Carpet grade stairs" - meaning it's plywood... ...

"Carpet grade stairs" - meaning it's plywood...

That said, I'd be skeptical about $3000 for upgraded stairs. They'd be taking a loss on that - oak is not cheap.

You should clarify with them.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-25, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By JCC
Mine are about the same -- they're pure wood. You...

Mine are about the same -- they're pure wood. You should maybe ask them if it's 100% oak, or it's just the risers/nosing, etc.

I checked again, I got quoted from 3 builders, all were 9000+.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-24, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By JCC
I would be sceptical about $3000 for oak...

I would be sceptical about $3000 for oak stairs...likely not all oak. Most builders charge $10k for that.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,633
Posted By JCC
Really? The City of Ottawa requires it before...

Really? The City of Ottawa requires it before they will permit... we got ours the day we signed our agreement over a year ago...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,633
Posted By JCC
Your sales package should have included a survey...

Your sales package should have included a survey map, which tells you trees, utilities, etc. If the boxes are on there, and you signed the agreement, there is nothing you can do. However, if the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,633
Posted By JCC
Oh yikes... maybe I should be sending an email...

Oh yikes... maybe I should be sending an email...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-10, 11:07 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,633
Posted By JCC
They told us that from the get-go -- we started...

They told us that from the get-go -- we started our design appointments early Winter 2018, and they told us straight up that stairs & floors, while close, would not be a perfect match. Were you guys...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-25, 08:46 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,633
Posted By JCC
That sounds feasible - I'm told 2-3 months from...

That sounds feasible - I'm told 2-3 months from your framing walkthrough for the most part.

Let me know how the walkthrough goes! Ours is in two weeks.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-25, 08:30 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,633
Posted By JCC
Nice! Curious to hear how your walkthrough goes....

Nice! Curious to hear how your walkthrough goes. When do you close?
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