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Forum: Tarion Questions 2019-03-31, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By SuperBobby
Damage on vinyl siding, soffit and windows capping

Hi,


The siding installer did a good job all around the house. But it seems that a unsupervised rookie took over to finish the front porch part:

https://ibb.co/SQ383fP

PDI is coming soon...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2019-03-04, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By SuperBobby
HMB? Hi neighbor :) With variable I could...

HMB? Hi neighbor :)

With variable I could weather well an increase. That might not be a winner this term but it is always a winner long term.

I would not wave and go with a fixed rate if it was...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2019-03-03, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By SuperBobby
5Y Fix vs variable rate vs predictions

Hi,

I just secured a 2.75% (Prime -1.20) 5YR variable rate. The trust cie also offered a 3.14% 5YR fixed rate as a promotion. I am waving and I know I am not the only one, it is typical.

Looks...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-02, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,969
Posted By SuperBobby
Have they ever cracked again? Are they...

Have they ever cracked again?

Are they manufactured by Jeld-Wen?

My house isn't even delivered and four windows are cracked!
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By SuperBobby
I was able to reach the city inspector assigned...

I was able to reach the city inspector assigned to our property. As you mention, he could not provide me any reports since I don't own the place. But he took time to answers my questions regarding...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By SuperBobby
Access to city building inspector reports

Hi,

I know the city building inspectors are present at different stages of a house construction.

Are reports (ex.: compaction test results) available to the buyer?

Tks
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2018-07-28, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,046
Posted By SuperBobby
Kentwood hardwood floor quality?

Hi,

our constructor is installing Kentwood engineered hardwood floor. It is really difficult to find information on this brand. It is probably made in China like most the hardwood engineer floors...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-06-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By SuperBobby
Were they damaged during shipping? That happens...

Were they damaged during shipping? That happens often with all the stores, not just Costco.

I bought my leather sofa set from a different furniture store and they were lightly damage at the...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-24, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,205
Posted By SuperBobby
LAYOUT...

LAYOUT (https://mattamyhomes.com/ottawa/communities/kanata-abbottsville-crossing/plans/honeybell.aspx)

Price guide...not such a thing with Mattamy. They give themselves the honor to change prices...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-11, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By SuperBobby
By curiosity, have you bought the last Marigold...

By curiosity, have you bought the last Marigold in Half Moon Bay with all the bonuses? :)

1. Go to homestyler (www.homestyler.com), import the basement plan from Mattamy website. After importing,...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-03-05, 12:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 940
Posted By SuperBobby
Mattamy Homes standard windows?

Hi,

Mattamy (link (http://dm.mattamyhomes.com/images/CustomerService/MU/MattamyUniversityReferenceGuide.pdf)) offers Low-E Windows as a standard feature in GTA.

In Ottawa (link...
Forum: Real Estate Questions 2017-12-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,545
Posted By SuperBobby
Yes. They probably included the fireplace as...

Yes. They probably included the fireplace as standard feature previously but not anymore. We bought from them because of the location. Their present standard features are rather poor.
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-12-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,627
Posted By SuperBobby
Yeah staring at windows while looking at mail..we...

Yeah staring at windows while looking at mail..we all do at some point even we don't do it by purpose. :)

I went around other streets with the same house model and the mail box is usually at the...
Forum: Real Estate Questions 2017-12-12, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,545
Posted By SuperBobby
After looking at new houses, I realize that many...

After looking at new houses, I realize that many have a fireplace. I believe it could be for numerous reasons :

-People feel cheap not to have one since everybody else have one
-They like the...
Forum: Real Estate Questions 2017-12-09, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,545
Posted By SuperBobby
The space for furniture is a good criteria not to...

The space for furniture is a good criteria not to have one. Thanks for the tips.
Forum: Real Estate Questions 2017-12-09, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,545
Posted By SuperBobby
If it was for a real wood burning fireplace, I...

If it was for a real wood burning fireplace, I will agree. But a gas one would never replace the heat, sound and smell of a real one. I better then pay for a 500$ electric fireplace rather than a...
Forum: Real Estate Questions 2017-12-04, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,545
Posted By SuperBobby
Does a fireplace really increase house value?

Hi,

I just bought a new construction and wondering if spending 5000$ for a gas fireplace in the great room is really worth it.

Gaz fireplace does not have a good efficiency and can not replace...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-12-03, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,234
Posted By SuperBobby
Big thanks for answering! I will probably...

Big thanks for answering!

I will probably put sliding french doors to close the family room. I agree that completely converting to a room might not turn well if I need it for something else. I...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-11-29, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,234
Posted By SuperBobby
Hi, I just bought a Marigold in Barrhaven. ...

Hi,

I just bought a Marigold in Barrhaven.

How is your experience with this model(Indoor features, space, kitchen..)?

I see on the plan they install a coffered ceiling on the Great room. Did...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2017-11-29, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,869
Posted By SuperBobby
Do all builders include HST rebate in the price?

Hi,

if some builders include the HST rebate in the total price and some others don't, how can it be possible for somebody to compare builder to builder house price?

Do they all include the HST?...
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-11-27, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,627
Posted By SuperBobby
Community mailbox next to you house?

I'm in the process of buying a new construction on a corner lot in Ottawa. I realize there is a sound proof wall on the drawing along the side yard with out any apparent reason. I believe they will...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-11-27, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,256
Posted By SuperBobby
Price for upgrade provided when buying a new house?

Hi,

I just bought a new house. The builder can not provide a list of upgrades and price at the moment since they are reviewing everything. I don't even get to know what model of bath, faucet,...
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