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Forum: Ottawa 2010-02-13, 01:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,608
Posted By mark_gene
My understanding is that phases that are already...

My understanding is that phases that are already permitted will proceed to completion -- i believe that this includes the models and the land where the sales center now sits. I am making this...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-02-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,608
Posted By mark_gene
The issues with the Carp River study seemed to be...

The issues with the Carp River study seemed to be finally coming close to being solved. The current issue with Sanitation stems from the capacity of the dirty water sewer system in Kanata. The...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2010-02-01, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,406
Posted By mark_gene
When the governement stopped allowing the 0%...

When the governement stopped allowing the 0% down, buyers who had purchased this product and not closed yet were still able to do it. I can only assume the change from 5% to 10% will be the same.
Forum: Ottawa 2010-01-29, 08:41 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 71,139
Posted By mark_gene
We do regular unnecessary detours to look at the...

We do regular unnecessary detours to look at the pile of dirty that may become our street some day! We drive by at least every week to take the kids for swimming. As we get nearer, they always ask...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-01-29, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,354
Posted By mark_gene
OMG people, what party poopers!!! M2P was so...

OMG people, what party poopers!!!

M2P was so exited about having found her dream handles and most following posts are negative about it. Cant you let the lady have a moment of joy? Having found...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-01-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,198
Posted By mark_gene
Yes, the hose is definitely a area to watch out...

Yes, the hose is definitely a area to watch out for... In our current house, we had done a very extensive basement reno, including new subfloor. As a result, our new washer had been...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-01-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 71,139
Posted By mark_gene
Hey Cosmo, Good to hear that he was taking...

Hey Cosmo,

Good to hear that he was taking a more honest approach to it all :-) Did he provide any new information? Are they still planning to re-open Phase 5 end of January?

Thanks...
Mark
Forum: Ottawa 2010-01-18, 02:10 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 21,216
Posted By mark_gene
About 85% of for sale by owners are sold to...

About 85% of for sale by owners are sold to buyers with representation ie with a Realtor involved. Lawyer usually also charge more to do a private deal as more work for them. G.
Forum: Real Estate Questions 2010-01-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,329
Posted By mark_gene
Instead of trying to stay in the house for a...

Instead of trying to stay in the house for a couple days after closing, you may want to talk to your moving company. They often will fill the trucks and keep them stored until delivery can be made. ...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-01-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,883
Posted By mark_gene
Need carpet installer in Ottawa

Anyone can make a recommendation? I need carpet installed on stairs and in a hall way. This could also be a handyman with proper tools to do the job. Thanks for your help, G.
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2010-01-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,447
Posted By mark_gene
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This is exactly what we did in our current house in Ottawa. We did get a permit from the city and they required vapour barrier over batt insulation, even with the 2 inch XPS. So it is concrete -XPS...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-01-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,662
Posted By mark_gene
Now you got me intrigued. You MUST post pictures...

Now you got me intrigued. You MUST post pictures once you move in!
All the best, G.
Forum: Real Estate Questions 2010-01-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,329
Posted By mark_gene
Unless I get this statement wrong, you are...

Unless I get this statement wrong, you are talking about something different. wha tthis says is that your bank can not do a blend and extend of your current mortgage due to the previous statement. ...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2010-01-14, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,102
Posted By mark_gene
RBC has the HELC at prime +0.5%. Let me know...

RBC has the HELC at prime +0.5%. Let me know I'll put you in touch with my mortgage broker!
Forum: Ottawa 2010-01-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,662
Posted By mark_gene
Layout 2 for both. I find #1 too busy ,...

Layout 2 for both.

I find #1 too busy , especially the laundry as this room may end up a bit more cluttered then other rooms in your house, you want to keep the design as light as possible.

For...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-01-07, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,640
Posted By mark_gene
My parents just moves into there new home and...

My parents just moves into there new home and have all different cabinets styles and tiles in all areas; it's driving me nuts! Althought the bathrooms all have the same colour cabinets, they have...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-01-07, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,005
Posted By mark_gene
I love option A, it gives you may options for...

I love option A, it gives you may options for redecorating in the future should you want to. I love the glass tile but... I might stay away from the blue as then you are more or less limited to only...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-01-06, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,868
Posted By mark_gene
If the HWT is leased, as most are, call the...

If the HWT is leased, as most are, call the company you are leasing from and they will either come check it out or simply replace it at no cost. There should be a sticker on the tank showing who...
Forum: Stouffville - River Ridge, MainStreet and Country Lane 2010-01-05, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,776
Posted By mark_gene
Your FYI is one of the reason we dont calculate...

Your FYI is one of the reason we dont calculate square footage here in Ottawa when listing resale houses! Too much discrepencies from one person to the other. We will refere to builder's plans when...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2009-12-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,729
Posted By mark_gene
You are not doing anything wrong. All my north...

You are not doing anything wrong. All my north facing windows have about 1inch of frost at the bottom. This will go away now that the drapes are open and the heat is up for the day. We have an old...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-12-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,088
Posted By mark_gene
Have you considered going with all Cherry black...

Have you considered going with all Cherry black cabinets?
I am looking at the choices and feel a little bit of finishes overload (5 different finishes: floor, island, cabinets, counter, tile, ouf!)....
Forum: Chit Chat 2009-12-14, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By mark_gene
We joined DB 10 years ago when we first moed in...

We joined DB 10 years ago when we first moed in our house. This house needed everything done so it made sense to us at the time to get a membership. The only thing we got for the house was the AC...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-12-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,158
Posted By mark_gene
Mikeoh, EnergyStar includes: R50 attic...

Mikeoh,

EnergyStar includes:

R50 attic insultation*
LowE Argon windows and patio doors with insulated spacers
R22 wall insulation*
Full Height R20 basement insulation (12'' above floor)*...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-12-11, 08:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,158
Posted By mark_gene
We purchased the Energy Star upgrade. We pretty...

We purchased the Energy Star upgrade. We pretty much had to do this right away, at the same time as the major structural (like the next step, oasis bath, chef kitchen). If you have not done so...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-12-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,229
Posted By mark_gene
No letter for us yet, nor anything that can be...

No letter for us yet, nor anything that can be anticipated a this time as the closing is still so far (as per our CCC, I emailed last week).

I still find it strange that they can tell delays are...
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