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Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,060
Posted By electricsky
41 KNOCKADERRY CRESCENT $619,900 That house...

41 KNOCKADERRY CRESCENT $619,900

That house has just been knocked down from $650k to $620k. Like I said, it was very overpriced to begin with. It will probably sell for around $590-599k. I'm...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By electricsky
Speaking of Kanata Lakes, does anyone know when...

Speaking of Kanata Lakes, does anyone know when phase 7 + 8 of KNL developments (Richcraft and Urbandale) will be released?
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,060
Posted By electricsky
Lol if you want to pay tit-for-tat on 100% of the...

Lol if you want to pay tit-for-tat on 100% of the upgrades that somebody else made, then by all means. Like I said, theres a sucker born every minute.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,060
Posted By electricsky
^ most likely 1 year. But buyer gets to...

^ most likely 1 year.

But buyer gets to choose the lot, floorplan, elevation, upgrades, etc. Plus tarion warranty.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-08, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,060
Posted By electricsky
You can't expect to re-coupe 100% of your...

You can't expect to re-coupe 100% of your upgrades when you resell your house. If you have fancy landscaping and you paid 10k for it, your ROI is nowhere near 100%.

This is a re-sale house and you...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-08, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,362
Posted By electricsky
You do realize that your sunny day scenario of...

You do realize that your sunny day scenario of selling the house in X or Y amount of years is completely dependent on the market right? You could be like of yeah I'll sell it 3 years before major...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-06, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,641
Posted By electricsky
The only thing that held me back from purchasing...

The only thing that held me back from purchasing from them is the fact that their lots are right beneath giant hydro lines. Otherwise I would have signed in a heartbeat. :(
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-06, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,060
Posted By electricsky
That's a Minto house in Quinn Pointe. It is on a...

That's a Minto house in Quinn Pointe. It is on a 35' lot. Right now you can purchase a new house from Minto in Quinn Pointe and get the same lot size and sq house as the one that is listed for 520k...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-06, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,060
Posted By electricsky
Here are the average gains of the hottest areas...

Here are the average gains of the hottest areas around Ottawa during the past 5 years. It is mostly West and South focused (not surprised because outside the downtown core, the West and South have...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-06, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,060
Posted By electricsky
I pointed this out to you last year that the long...

I pointed this out to you last year that the long term investment returns of houses in Ottawa is nowhere near the returns of the popular market indices over a long period of time.

Real estate is a...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-02-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By electricsky
I believe the houses backing onto the Kanata...

I believe the houses backing onto the Kanata Lakes golf course were build between 1995-1998ish (someone correct me if I am wrong).

Does anyone know when the houses backing onto the Stonebridge...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 519,790
Posted By electricsky
Thank you for clarifying. The bracket that is in...

Thank you for clarifying. The bracket that is in my photo is from the fixture I bought from Lowes. I have since installed a junction box myself. I found a junction box for re-work (or old work) at...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 519,790
Posted By electricsky
Hey Phil, I replaced my builder supplied vanity...

Hey Phil, I replaced my builder supplied vanity light in my powder room and found that there was no junction box behind the vanity light fixture. It was just hardwired with a hole in the drywall. See...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-18, 12:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,545
Posted By electricsky
I am referring to Tamarack that builds in FC....

I am referring to Tamarack that builds in FC. They used to be a good builder but their reputation has gone down the toilet recently with their project in Orleans. Yes its in Orleans, not FC, but I...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By electricsky
If you can, get the spec sheet of the house you...

If you can, get the spec sheet of the house you are thinking of purchasing. The seller probably has a copy.

As for the quality of the house, only an experience home inspector can help you...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,641
Posted By electricsky
Just a heads up, you will be paying an extra 30k...

Just a heads up, you will be paying an extra 30k (ballpark) to place a smaller house on a bigger lot and another 30k to add a 3rd garage bay.

Since you have no house behind the 3rd garage bay, you...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,545
Posted By electricsky
FC, as far as the location is concerned is...

FC, as far as the location is concerned is absolutely fine. Great choice of a variety of builders (although one builder has been in the news for all the wrong reasons).

You might want to check the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-10, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,641
Posted By electricsky
My parents were able to get Richcraft to widen...

My parents were able to get Richcraft to widen their garage by 4 feet back in 2009 in Kanata Lakes. They bought a 50' model and were on a premium lot that was a little bigger than the standard size...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-07, 02:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,545
Posted By electricsky
Stats are in for 2018. Solid year all around. ...

Stats are in for 2018. Solid year all around.

https://mobile.twitter.com/JamesBagnall1/status/1081321489037578241?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-10, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By electricsky
It really depends on how long you plan on staying...

It really depends on how long you plan on staying in the house. If your gone in less than 5 years, no need for extensive basement finishes because you'll never re-coup 100% of your upgrades.

The...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-07, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By electricsky
Didn't think about the cold air return...

Didn't think about the cold air return relocation, thanks for pointing that out!

I have measured my basement temperature in the dead cold of winter when it got down to less than -20 degrees...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-05, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By electricsky
Thanks for your feedback. There are 4 posts in my...

Thanks for your feedback. There are 4 posts in my basement, 2 that will be in the wall of the HVAC room, 1 post beside the stairs and 1 post in the top right corner of the wet bar (that I will cut...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-04, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By electricsky
Basement finishing - first time, feedback and cost?

Hey, I am probably going to finish my basement next year with a contractor. Looking for feedback on the design, what I'm missing, and how much it should cost for the whole project. I've attached a...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-29, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By electricsky
You need a bypass humidifier for your HVAC system...

You need a bypass humidifier for your HVAC system that will humidify your entire house.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-23, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,545
Posted By electricsky
Yes at the end of the day it's all trivial. As...

Yes at the end of the day it's all trivial. As long as your doing well for yourself and your happy with where you live, it's all good.
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