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Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-05, 11:42 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 48,539
Posted By uki
Do you think they'll let us off that easily? :)...

Do you think they'll let us off that easily? :) That said, I signed up for the pre-authorized debit plans from the city to spread the payments. I've been paying several hundreds dollars per month so...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-03, 08:03 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 48,539
Posted By uki
Those likely are all just the land value portion....

Those likely are all just the land value portion. The complete property tax bill will probably come in a year or two later, after MPAC has fully assessed your properties. Stash some coins for the...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-02-07, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,391
Posted By uki
There's a camp out to buy houses at Carleton...

There's a camp out to buy houses at Carleton Place now? :confused:
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,983
Posted By uki
Can you explain the logic of this? Increasing the...

Can you explain the logic of this? Increasing the price of something that's not selling well should push the demand even lower... Did you mean so they can eliminate the model altogether?
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-02, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,049
Posted By uki
Builders also did that (including 200A service)...

Builders also did that (including 200A service) here in Ottawa a while ago for a short period of time, due to the a government regulation at the time (I donít recall what the law said exactly). Since...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-29, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,049
Posted By uki
Other than the common appliances, another thing...

Other than the common appliances, another thing that you should keep in mind is if youíd be driving electric cars anytime soon. 100A is probably enough for a single level 2 charger, but definitely...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,546
Posted By uki
It will. I think the northern part of Robert...

It will. I think the northern part of Robert Grant closer to Palladium/417 is being front-ended by Mattamy with their Connections in Kanata development project. That's why we need to support these...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,546
Posted By uki
Nice research. I also like this link to see the...

Nice research. I also like this link to see the recent developments in Ottawa: http://ottwatch.ca/devapps?since=7
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-05, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,073
Posted By uki
I've got white quartz in my kitchen and grey...

I've got white quartz in my kitchen and grey quartz in my bathrooms. From my observation, white quartz seems to stain a lot easier than the grey ones, although that maybe because of different use...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-02, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By uki
Thanks guys for your input, much appreciated.

Thanks guys for your input, much appreciated.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-02, 11:13 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,546
Posted By uki
I'm curious about why one would choose Edenwylde...

I'm curious about why one would choose Edenwylde over Westwood, since to me it looks like Westwood is better located, being closer to amenities along Hazeldean/Terry Fox, tech employment centres, and...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-28, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By uki
Thanks very much guys for the input. Sounds like...

Thanks very much guys for the input. Sounds like the ultimate configuration would be to put underground drainage that goes below the concrete walking path. But that might be something to do for the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-25, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By uki
Downspout Location Question

Hi guys, having a eavestrough downspout location decision that I keep having second thoughts on. It's between having a downspout on the left or right side of my garage. A few things for context:
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Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-04, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,228
Posted By uki
Unfortunately I can't say I know anything about...

Unfortunately I can't say I know anything about that, since I don't bankroll these people :rolleyes:

On another note, I should apply for work at Urbandale's marketing department!
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-04, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,228
Posted By uki
The other thing that also hasn't been talked...

The other thing that also hasn't been talked about is design and the cost associated with it. For instance, Urbandale's designs tend to have larger windows and more planes of surface on them, which...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-01, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,228
Posted By uki
I generally agree that the benefits of the...

I generally agree that the benefits of the purported premium builders can be overstated. However, I also believe that there can be real differences between the builders.

1. Despite of them sharing...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 400,187
Posted By uki
I'm using them, experience is fine so far. The...

I'm using them, experience is fine so far. The only notable thing was that they required the house to be 95% complete before they could appraise it, so that made for rather tight deadlines. Smooth...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,555
Posted By uki
The smallest premium I know of is 5k for...

The smallest premium I know of is 5k for elongated town lots and largest is 90k for detached lots backing onto a conserved green area (Richardson Ridge in Kanata).
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-10, 09:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,546
Posted By uki
The areaís councillor is looking to get Robert...

The areaís councillor is looking to get Robert Grant construction started sooner. This is a road thatís immediately north of this development.
...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-03, 10:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,546
Posted By uki
A little tangential thought of mine... While...

A little tangential thought of mine...

While I understand the drawback of hydro lines, especially for an investment property, I find it a bit funny for people in general to focus so much on the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-03, 09:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,546
Posted By uki
I've always wondered at how many active...

I've always wondered at how many active developments there are simultaneously in the area. My observation is that sales are more brisk at those developments closer to the existing artery of Terry...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-25, 01:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,841
Posted By uki
Another contributing factor might be the special...

Another contributing factor might be the special development charge specific to the area to pay for the upcoming LRT.
...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-08, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,160
Posted By uki
Well, regular end units in Kanata have been...

Well, regular end units in Kanata have been selling for close to 500k recently. These particular ones you're referring to, they're end units, premium lots backing onto a pond, plus the Kanata Lakes...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-06, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,624
Posted By uki
Instead of focusing on the power line, they're...

Instead of focusing on the power line, they're calling those lots "backing onto the Trans Canada Trail" :) There should also be some lots on the north side of the development that are far enough from...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-06, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,624
Posted By uki
Metric Homes are currently selling homes on...

Metric Homes are currently selling homes on 45-65' lots at Trail View development in the west end. They seem to be much more flexible than other larger builders in terms of customizing the house...
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