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Forum: Ottawa 2017-08-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,215
Posted By mc_ottawa
I've moved a couple of times since I originally...

I've moved a couple of times since I originally posted this message.
I used 1 Clean Air once and Enviro-Pure another time.

For both, they were fine. Nothing too crazy about the job and what they...
Forum: Ottawa 2016-04-06, 07:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 731
Posted By mc_ottawa
Recommendation for tub refinishing

We have some older style metal tubs that we want refinished. It is currently a bone/beige colour and want it repainted/refinished it white.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a company that...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-02-25, 12:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,270
Posted By mc_ottawa
Reverse slope driveway

Anyone have experience with reverse slope driveways?

We purchased a home with one and there the drain at the bottom of the driveway is done. It drains fine in the summer but in the winter, after...
Forum: Ottawa 2016-01-31, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,172
Posted By mc_ottawa
We didn't get our basement finished with the...

We didn't get our basement finished with the builder, but our previous neighbours had.

What they did was the following. They got the builder to install one pot light/ceiling fixture in each room,...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-12-17, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,267
Posted By mc_ottawa
[QUOTE=BrandonH;313595]Only downsides to window...

[QUOTE=BrandonH;313595]Only downsides to window inserts are worse heat retention in the garage, and privacy (I saw random people once a week or so looking into the garage on my security camera at my...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-12-16, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,267
Posted By mc_ottawa
+1. We did this in our Bristol and it was totally...

+1. We did this in our Bristol and it was totally worth it.

Also, if you want some additional light in your garage, I would recommend window inserts in the garage door. In my opinion, it was worth...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-12-10, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,914
Posted By mc_ottawa
This is what I've been told by a few appliance...

This is what I've been told by a few appliance guys as well. The more electronics/touchpads, the greater a chance that those things will fail.

I recently bought a LG washer. I spoke with an...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-12-07, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,267
Posted By mc_ottawa
Our old Bristol had a similar main floor layout. ...

Our old Bristol had a similar main floor layout.

If you are ever thinking of mounting the TV over the fireplace, getting a recessed outlet, and all the wiring necessary done ahead of time will...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-11-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By mc_ottawa
Have you tried Mikaza Home at City Center? It is...

Have you tried Mikaza Home at City Center? It is right beside Art-is-In Bakery. That's probably your best bet in Ottawa. After Phillip Van Leewen closed in the market last year, there hasn't been...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-11-07, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,223
Posted By mc_ottawa
Belt drive > chain drive, especially if you have...

Belt drive > chain drive, especially if you have finished living space of some sort above the garage.
Forum: Ottawa 2015-11-03, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,749
Posted By mc_ottawa
We bought in the Findlay Creek area a few years...

We bought in the Findlay Creek area a few years back. Here was our general overview on the transaction:

Pre Sale Experience: Great. We dealt with two sales people. One was far more helpful and...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-26, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,375
Posted By mc_ottawa
Thanks. I've had them installed my AC for me...

Thanks. I've had them installed my AC for me before, but didn't know they did humidifiers.
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-25, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,375
Posted By mc_ottawa
Yep - have all that info already, and I've...

Yep - have all that info already, and I've installed them myself before.
This time around, I just want to have someone else do it for me.

Am looking for recommendations of companies that do it -...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-25, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,375
Posted By mc_ottawa
Humidifer install recommendations

We just moved into a home and are looking for recommendations for a reputable company that will install a humidifier in Ottawa.

Recommendations for companies, and or specific units to ask for...
Forum: Real Estate Questions 2015-09-10, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,225
Posted By mc_ottawa
We used TVS in the past. For the first tenants we...

We used TVS in the past. For the first tenants we ever had, I wish we had taken the report more into consideration, since their low score was an unfortunately clear reflection on the trouble we would...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-09-04, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By mc_ottawa
House itself is nearing a century old. The wiring...

House itself is nearing a century old. The wiring has been updated at some point in the last 20 years, but not all at the same time.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-09-04, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By mc_ottawa
Panel itself is grounded, and some of the...

Panel itself is grounded, and some of the upstairs plugs are grounded (showing two lights on the tester) whereas others show three lights on the tester, which doesn't necessarily mean that there is a...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-09-03, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By mc_ottawa
Electrical question

In an older home that we have, we have electrical wires (positive, negative, ground) going into our plugs. The outlets are older (not the Leviton stuff).

Everything seems to be connected properly...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-09-03, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,747
Posted By mc_ottawa
Try Skedaddle. http://www.skedaddlewildlife.com/ ...

Try Skedaddle. http://www.skedaddlewildlife.com/

We called them once when we had a bat in our attic, and my friend used the company when he had a bird's nest in his exhaust vent. They were prompt...
Forum: Real Estate Questions 2015-08-29, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,420
Posted By mc_ottawa
Bang on assessment. In Ottawa, the current...

Bang on assessment. In Ottawa, the current average DOM (days on market) is hovering around 90 days. Waiting until the very end to sell is a terrible idea IMHO.

The last time we moved, we ended up...
Forum: Ottawa Area Houses For Sale 2015-08-26, 06:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,495
Posted By mc_ottawa
Single house is Westboro for sale

Single house in Westboro for sale. - CONDITIONALLY SOLD

Great value and location for a three bedroom single house in trendy Westboro. Live on Ottawa’s first complete street and safely cycle...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-08-26, 06:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,958
Posted By mc_ottawa
The first time I sold using Grapevine, I was a...

The first time I sold using Grapevine, I was a very green home owner. It was my first home, and I really didn't know the process innately. I listed it without offering any commission, and there were...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-08-26, 01:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,958
Posted By mc_ottawa
Good tips. We decided to go with Grapevine again...

Good tips. We decided to go with Grapevine again for a third time. We had success the last two times, so we expect the same success this time.

To follow-up on your comments, buying a lock box was...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-08-19, 01:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,958
Posted By mc_ottawa
Trev, We are looking to list in the next...

Trev,

We are looking to list in the next couple of weeks (have used both Grapevine and Equity One in the past) and I had a few questions re: Merely Posted.

1. Are the pictures shot in HDR/is a...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-07-03, 04:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 736
Posted By mc_ottawa
LF: Contractor recommendations

Hi all:

We have an older (century old) home that recently had an unwanted intruder (bat) in the basement. We had it removed by a pest removal company who released it back into the wild.

They...
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