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Forum: Ottawa 2010-11-02, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,602
Posted By Newstar
I don't think it ispossible to temper glass...

I don't think it ispossible to temper glass thinker than 3/8"....at least so I've been told.

Tempered glass is 3X the stregnth of normal glass, and has to be done on 3/8" and under. In addition,...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-11-02, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,602
Posted By Newstar
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Forum: Brampton 2010-11-02, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,635
Posted By Newstar
Your best position in negotiations of upgrades is...

Your best position in negotiations of upgrades is at the original offer stage.

Once you finalize the purchase agreement, the builder is in control, and you have little negotiating advantage on...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-04-07, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 364,165
Posted By Newstar
Greece needs to roll several short-term bills....

Greece needs to roll several short-term bills. With all near-term debt exploding by several hundred points today, the next stress point may not be the 5-7-10 year part of the curve at all, but the...
Forum: Burlington 2010-03-28, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,325
Posted By Newstar
Macbcomm Based on your declared income, you...

Macbcomm

Based on your declared income, you can certainly qualify for a mortgage. With a good credit score, any AAA bank/lender would be happy to provide you with financing. From their...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2010-03-24, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,533
Posted By Newstar
Pleasse note that scotiabank is implicitly...

Pleasse note that scotiabank is implicitly building in a front end discount on the one year, and not giving you an adequate rate discount on the renewal for the 5 years. A discount off 1.25% off...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2010-03-24, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,377
Posted By Newstar
Some analysts grade a city's real estate values...

Some analysts grade a city's real estate values based on the ratio of value to annual income.

Calgary, Alberta - Median Home Value is running at 4.4X average annual income for that Calgary...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2010-03-23, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,806
Posted By Newstar
every cent that you put down in addition to your...

every cent that you put down in addition to your regular payments will go towrads principal reduction.

You can accomplish this by either increasing your biweekly payments, or making lumpsum...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2010-03-23, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,806
Posted By Newstar
In your example, you should be working out the...

In your example, you should be working out the same, as the same amount of payments are being made at the same intervals.

Without seeing how you are doing your calculations, it is hard to...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2010-03-23, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,377
Posted By Newstar
I expect a double dip recession potential towards...

I expect a double dip recession potential towards the end of Q3 2010.

In that scenerio, they may try to keep rates low, but this time there may be significant issues with sovereign debt. The...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2010-03-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 116
Sticky: Mortgage Rates
Views: 48,727
Posted By Newstar
The best Variable rate right now is Prime -0.55%...

The best Variable rate right now is Prime -0.55% through AAA lenders. There is some pressure, that could bring it lower near term. I do expect some basing here, and do not expect substantial...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2010-03-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,187
Posted By Newstar
Stay with TD on the 12 mth rate lock for the 5...

Stay with TD on the 12 mth rate lock for the 5 years. They should be able to guarantee the 3 year also.

Desjardins Credit Union and Scotia have similar pricing at 4.25%, but I always suggest to...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2010-02-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 110,669
Posted By Newstar
Great News! Good luck on the sturctural...

Great News!

Good luck on the sturctural Appointment. They wil give you a run down of all the items you will need to decide on for the structural appointment. You can always use that appointment...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2010-02-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,625
Posted By Newstar
The Calbre sales office opens the last week of...

The Calbre sales office opens the last week of Feb.

From what I remember after talkign to the Head office, They have 30 lots for 42 ft, 32+ lots for 50 ft, and around 20 60ft lots.

The 42 range...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2010-02-03, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,635
Posted By Newstar
Most of the builders will allow you to sell it...

Most of the builders will allow you to sell it before closing via an assignment. Basically you are assignign your purchase to someonelese. Since prices have gone up marginally, you should be able to...
Forum: Stouffville - River Ridge, MainStreet and Country Lane 2010-02-03, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,058
Posted By Newstar
While I agree with you on normal usage. The...

While I agree with you on normal usage. The thought process behind the 200 amps is for times of Peak usage. There may be a time where you may host a bunch of people, and if you're running 50...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2010-02-03, 11:16 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 110,669
Posted By Newstar
Hi Vaneesa; Sorry for late reply. Working...

Hi Vaneesa;

Sorry for late reply. Working 10 hour days, and have not had a down day in a while.

Hopefully this gets to you in time.

You can probably neg $15K-20K in upgrades with your...
Forum: Milton 2010-01-23, 12:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,071
Posted By Newstar
Carrie; When you say enlarged windows, what...

Carrie;

When you say enlarged windows, what does this mean? Is it per basement window, or per all other windows in the house...and by enlargement, what size do they increase it to/by?
Forum: Burlington 2010-01-21, 12:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,516
Posted By Newstar
Doing staining or doing smooth ceilings...

Doing staining or doing smooth ceilings afterwords is incredabily messy, tedious, and laborious. Also, doing smooth ceilings through the builder will allow you to keep calling them back to redo...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2010-01-16, 01:08 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 110,669
Posted By Newstar
Hardwood instead of carpeting on the 2nd floor is...

Hardwood instead of carpeting on the 2nd floor is big....that's a big cost to do it through the upgrade/decor centre .......much cheaper if done after like Patrob offers.

BTW: You do NOT want...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2010-01-16, 01:04 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 110,669
Posted By Newstar
Yes I think it's unfair....but the community is...

Yes I think it's unfair....but the community is what you're paying for. We bought in the same area from Starlane Homes....think they have a couple of lots left. Same price range. 42 X 110, so the...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2010-01-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 110,669
Posted By Newstar
While no one has a crystal ball, I think the...

While no one has a crystal ball, I think the house values in this area will hold. The demand for this area is far above other communities, and this will act as a buffer if we see a decline in the...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2010-01-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,335
Posted By Newstar
Hi Friday; That is only correct if you have...

Hi Friday;

That is only correct if you have a capped variable rate mortgage. In most Variable rate mortgages, the monthly payment (interest amount) will go fluctuate with the Bank of Canada Prime...
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2010-01-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,692
Posted By Newstar
Slightly off topic, but has anyone heard of high...

Slightly off topic, but has anyone heard of high EMF coming from the panel on the slide ins?

I heard from some researchers that the panels give off this EMF, and it is not good to be too close...
Forum: Building and Construction 2010-01-12, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,311
Posted By Newstar
Yes it is code. The big vent on the floor is a...

Yes it is code. The big vent on the floor is a reurn air vent. This is to suck in the air and send it back to the furnace/air conditioner to be heated/recooled and returned via your other floor...
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