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Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 157
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Posted By Sarah2012
You'll want to look for anything done incorrectly...

You'll want to look for anything done incorrectly and/or location changes for outlets and such, obviously.

But also, take a ton of pictures! The pics I took during our framewalk have saved us...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By Sarah2012
I was curious when I saw a Purplebricks sign...

I was curious when I saw a Purplebricks sign around the neighborhood so I looked around the interwebs. They are a UK company that bought the Grapevine we all knew. The one now advertising itself...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-13, 01:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By Sarah2012
We sold our last place with Grapevine but chose...

We sold our last place with Grapevine but chose to pay for their upgraded package that included realtor advice. He echoed what an agent friend of ours said - if you do not clearly state that you...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-02-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,799
Posted By Sarah2012
Harmony and Riversbend are much more centrally...

Harmony and Riversbend are much more centrally located than Quinn's Point. Now, that one magical day when Greenbank is expanded/rerouted and there's an entrance to the 416 down that way, Quinn's...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-02-08, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By Sarah2012
We were really impressed with Three Codes...

We were really impressed with Three Codes Electric. They were the sub-contractor on our new build. We found them knowledgeable, very reasonable on price and did a solid job for us.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-25, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 519,790
Posted By Sarah2012
Yes! But take these cold days as your one...

Yes! But take these cold days as your one opportunity to prove it! Buy thermometers (with at least one decimal place) for every room that feels cold and one to sit under the thermostat. Record...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Sarah2012
Their contract will be very standard so the only...

Their contract will be very standard so the only thing I would recommend reading intently is the clause around the water heater rental. (This is a topic of heated discussion on this forum.) Just...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-09, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,638
Posted By Sarah2012
I'm not sure what product you want to use but I...

I'm not sure what product you want to use but I have done the frosting on every window in two houses, and I've fooled even the window guys with my DIY job. So it doesn't have to be expensive and it...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-29, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Sarah2012
If it's cold-ish air coming out of the vents then...

If it's cold-ish air coming out of the vents then I would say that is typical of the recirculating fan running when the furnace is not. When you run it, it does help even out the temps throughout...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By Sarah2012
I would put it on the wall between the fireplace...

I would put it on the wall between the fireplace and the interior wall. Having it on a bracket that swings out would give you more flexibility with your furniture placement. Then just add a similar...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-30, 08:50 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 26,159
Posted By Sarah2012
I have to disagree about not upgrading the...

I have to disagree about not upgrading the underpad. We worked with a carpet guy on a renovation a while back. He said that the underpad is more important than the carpet when considering carpet...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-28, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,605
Posted By Sarah2012
For resale value, it has been my observation that...

For resale value, it has been my observation that once homes are over 2-3yrs old, there doesn't seem to be a difference in how they're marketed on the resale market. So if you are planning on living...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,447
Posted By Sarah2012
But this is where Tarion can come in. A...

But this is where Tarion can come in. A homeowner could file a conciliation and request an inspection in order to explain the situation. Or just call and talk through the problem with the reps;...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,447
Posted By Sarah2012
If they were put on your 1-year then you might...

If they were put on your 1-year then you might want to call Tarion and talk to them about your next steps. Based on my dealings with Tarion, they will probably say that the builder has the right to...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By Sarah2012
I would recommend getting a quote for just...

I would recommend getting a quote for just installation from someone and waiting for the flyers to come for Black Friday. You are in a great position to get an awesome deal! Then, if you don't see...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Sarah2012
Agreed. Realtors do this for a living. Not sure...

Agreed. Realtors do this for a living. Not sure how many will do it for free if there's no chance of getting your business though. But if you are planning on having a realtor for your new purchase...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-04, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,638
Posted By Sarah2012
We've built with Mattamy and Tartan, and both...

We've built with Mattamy and Tartan, and both have meant 'no changes' when they say it. Neither would even entertain the idea of making changes after we signed.

I would recommend double-checking...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-30, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 519,790
Posted By Sarah2012
Honestly, I've had 3 Harding guys and one...

Honestly, I've had 3 Harding guys and one non-Harding talk to me about our HRV and all give different information. Either they need to do some more training (or any training?) or there is no "best...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-29, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 519,790
Posted By Sarah2012
I'd check the closest unfinished area of the...

I'd check the closest unfinished area of the basement. Our shutoff valve for our back hose is in our furnace room over 20ft away from the exterior wall.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-26, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 333,269
Posted By Sarah2012
Financial Post has a nice article on the rate...

Financial Post has a nice article on the rate increase...

"Poloz, who took over as the governor of Canada’s central bank in 2014, has talked wistfully about returning interest rates to a level...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-25, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,326
Posted By Sarah2012
My understanding is that it is part of code...

My understanding is that it is part of code because a builder must deliver a functioning ventilation system that will exhaust directly from the kitchen. Giving you the opportunity to exhaust from...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By Sarah2012
I'm not sure I understand what you're...

I'm not sure I understand what you're proposing....

When anyone signs for a townhouse, they also sign a plan showing the easement that will allow interior neighbors to pass to/from their own...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,224
Posted By Sarah2012
We passed by their office last night (Friday)...

We passed by their office last night (Friday) around 6pm and there were about 4-5 families in chairs next to the doors.

Caivan had tents set up with picnic tables underneath and I think I saw a...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,449
Posted By Sarah2012
I have chosen to base my renewal predictions off...

I have chosen to base my renewal predictions off of a 2% increase from our current rate (we have 4yrs left until our next renewal). That estimate is based on nothing except watching how quickly...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,224
Posted By Sarah2012
My understanding is that Minto has been...

My understanding is that Minto has been speculatively buying land in this area for years. Then they decide what to keep and what to sell off to other builders.

I totally agree about buyers doing...
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