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Forum: Ottawa 2020-09-26, 07:58 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 41,137
Posted By canabiz
Thank you for your feedback. I apologize I have...

Thank you for your feedback. I apologize I have not lived in Barrhaven for a number of years and with the amount of development happening at breakneck speed in that area, I got the name of the...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-09-26, 06:22 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 41,137
Posted By canabiz
Someone else on another forum mentioned this is...

Someone else on another forum mentioned this is very close to the Trail Road Dump. Can anyone confirm this please?
Forum: Ottawa 2020-08-30, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By canabiz
I got a quote from Alvi Paving (they have been in...

I got a quote from Alvi Paving (they have been in business for a long time with favourable Google and BBB reviews) and it is almost $5K + HST to expand the driveway. The dimensions of the expansion...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-08-27, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By canabiz
Thanks guys, I have an appointment to see a...

Thanks guys, I have an appointment to see a Client Service Centre rep on Monday so I will let you know how long it takes for the City to review and approve the permit.

Anyone has recommendations...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-08-24, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By canabiz
City of Ottawa driveway widening permit

Morning folks, we would like to expand the driveway and my understanding is we need to submit an application to the City to get the permit. The official name is *Private Approach Permit Application*...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-05, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By canabiz
I don't think this is allowed, primarily for...

I don't think this is allowed, primarily for liability reasons. What if you or somebody in your family got hurt while trespassing on construction sites?

Also I would question if we (the typical...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-04, 08:10 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 208,247
Posted By canabiz
I thought they were going to build something in...

I thought they were going to build something in North Gower but the residents were overwhelmingly against it.

I no longer live in Barrhaven but still have a lot of families and friends in the...
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-06-27, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By canabiz
Preventing weeds to grow between patio cracks

Hello folks, we got quite a bit of weeds growing between the cracks separating the flowerbed and the patio stones. I am including a picture for reference.

My research indicates filling the cracks...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-23, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,700
Views: 644,797
Posted By canabiz
Hi Phil, are you (or do you know somebody who is)...

Hi Phil, are you (or do you know somebody who is) a WETT (Wood Energy Technology Transfer) certified inspector?

We put in an offer for a property with a wood-burning fireplace and my...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-14, 01:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,585
Posted By canabiz
My realtor told me properties are coming back on...

My realtor told me properties are coming back on the markets and deals are falling apart because tenants in tenanted properties would not let potential buyers view the places, for fear of catching...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-09, 06:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,585
Posted By canabiz
The new waiver at the end of article is new and...

The new waiver at the end of article is new and definitely jarring...

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/canadian-real-estate-markets-hit-hard-by-pandemic-1.5525681
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-03, 08:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,585
Posted By canabiz
sue, a friend who is a real estate agent sent me...

sue, a friend who is a real estate agent sent me a 1-pager yesterday (see below). Condos are getting hit hard in Toronto because it is more dense down there, and for other good reasons, hopefully...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-02, 04:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,585
Posted By canabiz
I doubt the builders will release any new phases...

I doubt the builders will release any new phases anytime soon because of the economic uncertainty and the fact Ontario does not allow public gatherings of more than 5 people.

My friend just...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-30, 10:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,585
Posted By canabiz
If you must defer payment, check with the...

If you must defer payment, check with the lender/credit monitoring agency regarding your credit score.
...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-29, 10:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,585
Posted By canabiz
I really feel for you guys and you are right,...

I really feel for you guys and you are right, looking at samples through Zoom (or whatever trendy app these days) and checking them out in person is not the same thing.

Would they be able to...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-25, 09:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,585
Posted By canabiz
Landlords and tenants are impacted as well ...

Landlords and tenants are impacted as well

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-residential-landlords-face-mounting-calls-for-rent-relief-as-covid-1/
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-23, 09:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,585
Posted By canabiz
Your points are well-noted, HHI, however they are...

Your points are well-noted, HHI, however they are not relevant to this discussion. Like it or not, COVID-19 is here and growing and it will have a big impact on the housing market, together with...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,585
Posted By canabiz
I wonder why Mattamy is the only builder that has...

I wonder why Mattamy is the only builder that has stopped operations in Ottawa when the other builders are still pushing forward, with precautionary measures in place.

They are a big builder, one...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,585
Posted By canabiz
Many companies have already started laying off...

Many companies have already started laying off employees and/or severely cutting hours for the remaining ones.

I would expect the real estate market to take a bit of a hit, in the foreseeable...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-28, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By canabiz
There are a few avenues your son can investigate ...

There are a few avenues your son can investigate

1. Call his insurance company and see what they have to say.

2. Did you mean *sump pump* and not *sump pipe*? If so who *owns* the sump pump? Is...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 38,747
Posted By canabiz
Good morning Mari, my A/C installed a few years...

Good morning Mari, my A/C installed a few years ago is having some issues. It is still under warranty so I have opened a service request.

Is there any cost that I would have to pay when the tech...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-15, 11:02 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 208,247
Posted By canabiz
I took this road every day for a good 5 years and...

I took this road every day for a good 5 years and I feel bad for the homeowners living around the area as more houses continue to pop up, without an adequate infrastructure support in place
...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,346
Posted By canabiz
What I find funny (and I don't mean to trivialize...

What I find funny (and I don't mean to trivialize this issue) is the neighbour contacted the OP through social media. Whatever happened to good old-fashioned door knocking and having a quick chat?
...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,427
Posted By canabiz
HMB: 1 issue I see with this approach is if there...

HMB: 1 issue I see with this approach is if there are other houses listed for sale in the same street/vicinity and the original poster's house price is more than his/her competition, that doesn't...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-16, 07:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,427
Posted By canabiz
Just adding another angle to the discussion: If...

Just adding another angle to the discussion: If you are truly looking for private buyers without any agent, it may not hurt to list your homes on several local FB groups dedicated to real estate...
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