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Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-11, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Sarah2012
I just said "Amen" out loud while reading this!...

I just said "Amen" out loud while reading this! Haha.

My street was full of problems at every house, big and small issues. Only two of us went ended up in conciliation with Tarion over it. The...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-26, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By Sarah2012
Yes, the smallest ones would be closer to 80ft. ...

Yes, the smallest ones would be closer to 80ft.

Which also means that any lot deeper than that will come at a "premium", which has become the newest way to ensure that new home prices appear to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By Sarah2012
If you haven't already found someone, I can...

If you haven't already found someone, I can highly recommend EN Blue. Honest, professional, reasonably priced and incredibly experienced.

https://www.enblue.com/ (https://www.enblue.com/)
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-11, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By Sarah2012
Side note - holy cow, 19ft deep backyards for...

Side note - holy cow, 19ft deep backyards for single-family homes (same for their towns)! Geez, things are getting tight!

"Single detached dwellings on lots with minimum widths of 9m and 220m2...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,635
Posted By Sarah2012
On the advice of our home inspector, we did not...

On the advice of our home inspector, we did not hire him for the 30-day but had him in before the one-year. It was said that since everything non-cosmetic is covered for the full year, coming in at...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-18, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Sarah2012
You might want to also consider a DIY window...

You might want to also consider a DIY window film. I installed it on every window in our house. It gives us the heat and UV blockage but also allowed us the freedom to pick whatever blinds and/or...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-27, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By Sarah2012
1). Standard cabinet (Chateau Line) with...

1). Standard cabinet (Chateau Line) with Executive Kitchen $2290.00 ( drawing attached)

2). Standard cabinet (Chateau Line) with Grande Kitchen $3927.00 ( drawing attached)
*Personally, I would...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By Sarah2012
From our experience, your best option is to just...

From our experience, your best option is to just keep bugging them until they acknowledge the mistake. Take a picture of every single house done by your builder and prove that yours' is the outlier....
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-01, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By Sarah2012
Yes, our 2016 build was required to have the...

Yes, our 2016 build was required to have the visual smoke detectors.

No idea about the round doorknobs but I'm not sure why building code would care one way or the other?
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 23,511
Posted By Sarah2012
Oh god yes, do it! It makes your basement feel...

Oh god yes, do it! It makes your basement feel much more spacious and livable.

Every single neighbor of ours who didn't do it has commented about how much they regret it - biggest regret of the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Sarah2012
We fenced to the back on our interior townhouse. ...

We fenced to the back on our interior townhouse. We did make sure to have self-closing gates just in case since we have kids and a dog.

The one set of neighbors who needed to use ours did so a...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-04, 04:51 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 38,536
Posted By Sarah2012
Our first bill took close to/or over 1 year to...

Our first bill took close to/or over 1 year to arrive in our two new-builds. Be careful and remember to save now!

We ended up getting some kind of land re-assessment around Fall 2017 (1 yr...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-03, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,647
Posted By Sarah2012
We used our agent because he's a good friend and,...

We used our agent because he's a good friend and, why not, if you have that relationship- give 'em some "free" money. We get Home & Garden Show tickets and a beautiful wreathe every year so it was...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 38,536
Posted By Sarah2012
You'll want to look for anything done incorrectly...

You'll want to look for anything done incorrectly and/or location changes for outlets and such, obviously.

But also, take a ton of pictures! The pics I took during our framewalk have saved us...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,100
Posted By Sarah2012
I was curious when I saw a Purplebricks sign...

I was curious when I saw a Purplebricks sign around the neighborhood so I looked around the interwebs. They are a UK company that bought the Grapevine we all knew. The one now advertising itself...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,100
Posted By Sarah2012
We sold our last place with Grapevine but chose...

We sold our last place with Grapevine but chose to pay for their upgraded package that included realtor advice. He echoed what an agent friend of ours said - if you do not clearly state that you...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-02-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,343
Posted By Sarah2012
Harmony and Riversbend are much more centrally...

Harmony and Riversbend are much more centrally located than Quinn's Point. Now, that one magical day when Greenbank is expanded/rerouted and there's an entrance to the 416 down that way, Quinn's...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-02-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By Sarah2012
We were really impressed with Three Codes...

We were really impressed with Three Codes Electric. They were the sub-contractor on our new build. We found them knowledgeable, very reasonable on price and did a solid job for us.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-25, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2,628
Views: 562,493
Posted By Sarah2012
Yes! But take these cold days as your one...

Yes! But take these cold days as your one opportunity to prove it! Buy thermometers (with at least one decimal place) for every room that feels cold and one to sit under the thermostat. Record...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By Sarah2012
Their contract will be very standard so the only...

Their contract will be very standard so the only thing I would recommend reading intently is the clause around the water heater rental. (This is a topic of heated discussion on this forum.) Just...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-09, 11:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,252
Posted By Sarah2012
I'm not sure what product you want to use but I...

I'm not sure what product you want to use but I have done the frosting on every window in two houses, and I've fooled even the window guys with my DIY job. So it doesn't have to be expensive and it...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-29, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Sarah2012
If it's cold-ish air coming out of the vents then...

If it's cold-ish air coming out of the vents then I would say that is typical of the recirculating fan running when the furnace is not. When you run it, it does help even out the temps throughout...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,402
Posted By Sarah2012
I would put it on the wall between the fireplace...

I would put it on the wall between the fireplace and the interior wall. Having it on a bracket that swings out would give you more flexibility with your furniture placement. Then just add a similar...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-30, 09:50 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 38,536
Posted By Sarah2012
I have to disagree about not upgrading the...

I have to disagree about not upgrading the underpad. We worked with a carpet guy on a renovation a while back. He said that the underpad is more important than the carpet when considering carpet...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-28, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,918
Posted By Sarah2012
For resale value, it has been my observation that...

For resale value, it has been my observation that once homes are over 2-3yrs old, there doesn't seem to be a difference in how they're marketed on the resale market. So if you are planning on living...
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