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Forum: Ottawa 2016-03-02, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,035
Posted By foxborough
Does Uniform offer a pre-drywall walk-thru? Not...

Does Uniform offer a pre-drywall walk-thru? Not all builders do and it isn't a Tarion requirement.
Forum: Ottawa 2016-01-05, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,976
Posted By foxborough
We have engineered hardwood in our home. Will...

We have engineered hardwood in our home. Will never go back to solid hardwood again. The engineered is much more stable. Nothing worst than seeing all the cupping, srinking and twisting of solid...
Forum: Ottawa 2016-01-05, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,976
Posted By foxborough
That window is excessive and the positive results...

That window is excessive and the positive results with a fan directed on it would lead me to believe that poor air flow in your home is causing problems.

As the fan is simply moving air, it isn't...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-12-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By foxborough
Yes, you can, but withdrawals must be in the same...

Yes, you can, but withdrawals must be in the same calendar year. See here for more details: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/rrsp-reer/hbp-rap/wthdrwl-eng.html
Forum: Ottawa 2015-12-02, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,834
Posted By foxborough
Unfortunately, there isn't enough information...

Unfortunately, there isn't enough information provided to make sense of the numbers. I note, for instance, that the balance due on closing is $336,893 and a deposit of $35,268.68 was paid. This...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-11-23, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By foxborough
We currently have the same stove and island with...

We currently have the same stove and island with sink configuration. I like that visually both are lined up. I will caution you though that it makes it very difficult for more than one person to be...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-11-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,950
Posted By foxborough
Here is what Lennox has to say about it: ...

Here is what Lennox has to say about it:

http://www.lennox.com/resources/faqs/care-and-maintenance/outdoor-unit-care/

No need to cover, but if you want to, use a short cover.
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2015-11-13, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,854
Posted By foxborough
No, you are generally not eligible for HST...

No, you are generally not eligible for HST rebates on extras. There are clauses in your purchase agreements that cover this. The price that you paid for the extras will be reflective of the HST...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2015-11-12, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,854
Posted By foxborough
When you signed your Purchase Agreement, you...

When you signed your Purchase Agreement, you agreed to assign the HST rebate to the builder. The price of your home is reflective of this assignment. You will complete the paperwork from CRA to...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-11-07, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,101
Posted By foxborough
I wish our builder would have offered it as an...

I wish our builder would have offered it as an option. The biggest pro is that it is done before you actually move in. A basement renovation is a big thing to live through. Lots of people in and...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-11-06, 03:32 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 84,565
Posted By foxborough
Yes, they will. Keep in mind that mortgage...

Yes, they will. Keep in mind that mortgage lenders also have lots of experience with this and know that delayed closings can result in compensation being paid.

Also keep in mind that your lawyer...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-27, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By foxborough
Greenmark Homes has some prices that might prove...

Greenmark Homes has some prices that might prove helpful. I think the challenge is that prices can vary greatly depending upon the site location, house size, finishes, and of course, changes that...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-26, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By foxborough
Is your thermostat installed in the living area...

Is your thermostat installed in the living area or in the basement. In our previous home the thermostat was installed next to the unit and I remember the home inspector telling me that the location...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-26, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By foxborough
Does anyone recommend a unit that actually works?...

Does anyone recommend a unit that actually works? We had one installed in our last home that made very little difference. In my research it seems that very few units actually produce desired...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-07-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,038
Posted By foxborough
Unfortunately OP, what you were told is correct. ...

Unfortunately OP, what you were told is correct. Your builder is only required to provide you with a Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) just before closing. Your builder also has the right to refuse you...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-06-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,094
Posted By foxborough
Mattamy & Monarch Are One

Was checking out a particular Mattamy model and came across something interesting. Links on Mattamy's Ottawa sites to Monarch Homes. Seems that Mattamy and Monarch are now one and the same.
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Forum: Ottawa 2015-06-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,889
Posted By foxborough
About six years ago in our previous home we had a...

About six years ago in our previous home we had a corner shower removed and installed a 4' x 3' shower. Glass on 2 sides only (with a door) and iirc, the glass was around $2500 - $2700.
Forum: Ottawa 2015-05-24, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,250
Posted By foxborough
Great @xdarrylx. Please let us know how your...

Great @xdarrylx. Please let us know how your experience goes.

We are now starting to look at ideas and plans for our next home, and as the next home looks to be our forever home, I have been once...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-05-23, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,250
Posted By foxborough
Yes, home insurance will increase. You will want...

Yes, home insurance will increase. You will want to insure against the loss of the panels and some may want to insure against the loss of income, especially if they have the panels set up as a...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-05-23, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,250
Posted By foxborough
Does the $35,000 total include charges for...

Does the $35,000 total include charges for engineering work and connection costs to hyrdo?

With an estimated annual return of approximately $4,200, the solar panels will produce a return of about...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-04-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,036
Posted By foxborough
Just back from the sales centre. Mattamy had a...

Just back from the sales centre. Mattamy had a very good opening day with most of the available single family homes backing onto the pond sold. There is only 1- 43' lot left in Phase 1 (lot 21).
Forum: Ottawa 2015-04-14, 09:34 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,036
Posted By foxborough
Thanks for the update. It will be interesting to...

Thanks for the update. It will be interesting to see which lots are released first. There are some really nice lots backing onto the pond.
Forum: Ottawa 2015-04-12, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,840
Posted By foxborough
It is extremely difficult to sell an empty house....

It is extremely difficult to sell an empty house. Most buyers cannot visualize the house with furniture in it, so they cannot "see" it furnished. Empty houses also feel cold. It is the feeling...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2015-04-02, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,904
Posted By foxborough
Finding a co-signor is one option worth pursuing....

Finding a co-signor is one option worth pursuing. Right now your brother in law is unemployed and this is difficult for mortgage qualification purposes. His decision to start his own business makes...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-03-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,141
Posted By foxborough
+1 also. The one year mark also gives you the...

+1 also. The one year mark also gives you the chance to live in the house through all four seasons with a freeze and thaw. The PDI is not a good time as you are learning more about the home and how...
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