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Forum: Ottawa Area Houses For Sale 2013-04-25, 02:48 PM
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Views: 2,510
Posted By MikeG
Beautiful End Unit Townhouse in Orleans (on oversized lot)

http://www.webitsolutions.ca/1574duplante/DSC_0108.jpg

Our house is now up for sale and is listed on Grapevine. If you or someone you know is looking for a new home, I encourage you to have a look...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-02-01, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,555
Posted By MikeG
I can recommend the following two builders of the...

I can recommend the following two builders of the many we interviewed and sought references for... Patterson Homes and U & I Builders. Heard Doyle homes are pretty good as well.
Forum: Ottawa 2011-12-12, 03:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,963
Posted By MikeG
What can I say, my wife is out waiting for OC...

What can I say, my wife is out waiting for OC Transpo at 5:45am and I'm out at 6:20am. We aren't the only ones waiting at our stop and the bus gets full in a hurry. Add to that the fact that the...
Forum: Ottawa 2011-12-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,963
Posted By MikeG
Uh, weren't we talking about having a dog bark...

Uh, weren't we talking about having a dog bark for less than 10 seconds, at 5:30am - a time that MANY (don't read too far into this, I didn't say ALL) people start waking up and getting ready for...
Forum: Ottawa 2011-12-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,963
Posted By MikeG
LOL... I won't bother reading another post in...

LOL... I won't bother reading another post in this thread. Most of the responses from the non dog owners are ridiculous.

Talk about double standards... if you live in the city and can't stand...
Forum: Ottawa 2011-12-08, 11:16 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,112
Posted By MikeG
If you're looking for larger appliances have a...

If you're looking for larger appliances have a look at www.ajmadison.com. Their prices are pretty great (and usually shipping is free). Do look into the warranty issue though... many of them have...
Forum: Ottawa 2011-12-05, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,184
Posted By MikeG
Thanks for these posts guys. Definitely pointing...

Thanks for these posts guys. Definitely pointing us in the right direction!
Forum: Ottawa 2011-12-04, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,184
Posted By MikeG
So, if you watched the show, you'd have seen...

So, if you watched the show, you'd have seen Sarah and her sidekick scouring through aisles and aisles of antiquities as well as furniture, granite/marble and premium fabric stores. Do we have these...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-12, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,361
Posted By MikeG
I would like to know more about this as well. We...

I would like to know more about this as well. We have our lot (3/4 acres) that we plan to build on in 3-4 years. Can we go over what you've done so far... financing. I guess you can only go...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2008-10-31, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,305
Posted By MikeG
The above suggestion is a good one IMO, but also...

The above suggestion is a good one IMO, but also consider simply going with a matte finish on the wood. I have a very active young Lab (not as heavy as yours though) and I find our hardwood is...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2008-10-31, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,080
Posted By MikeG
I use "Jig-a-loo" on my garage door. Quietens...

I use "Jig-a-loo" on my garage door. Quietens the whole thing down considerably.
Forum: Ottawa 2007-10-24, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,939
Posted By MikeG
North Americans might suck at roundabouts because...

North Americans might suck at roundabouts because we have so few of em. Just like anything else, practice makes perfect (well when it comes to driving for most, "perfect" isn't the right word...but...
Forum: Ottawa 2007-08-23, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,662
Posted By MikeG
I don't know if I'm the only person with the...

I don't know if I'm the only person with the frame of mind, but unless this is a true plain-jane starter home that you plan on living in less than 5 years, who cares about re-sale for things like...
Forum: Ottawa 2007-08-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,714
Posted By MikeG
I went through Pembridge... they offered me the...

I went through Pembridge... they offered me the best rates. Have a look at their website and find a broker near you.
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2007-06-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,862
Posted By MikeG
More details! ;)

More details! ;)
Forum: Ottawa 2007-06-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,931
Posted By MikeG
I have been dealing with this guy... he's great...

I have been dealing with this guy... he's great to deal with and is very knowledgeable/helpful.

Geoff Chislett
Senior Mortgage Consultant, Franchise Owner
Mortgage Alliance Ottawa
26-1010...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2007-06-05, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,280
Posted By MikeG
Got new quotes from different insurance...

Got new quotes from different insurance brokers...

Best price for our house in my area is $506 taxes in. Much better than the original quote.
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2007-05-23, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,280
Posted By MikeG
Well, just did a check on Kanetix... and the...

Well, just did a check on Kanetix... and the cheapest was around 450 and the most expensive around 700. I think the big difference is in the replacement cost of the house. I paid around 250k for...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2007-05-23, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,280
Posted By MikeG
Holy Moly. Who are you all dealing with for...

Holy Moly.

Who are you all dealing with for home insurance? I recently got a quote from the same broker that I have auto insurance with. Here`s the breakdown...

Residence - 252000...
Forum: Ottawa 2007-03-16, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,826
Posted By MikeG
I'm not sure how close it is to the Navan dump,...

I'm not sure how close it is to the Navan dump, but I tell you it isn't remotely as stinky as the Carp dump.

We were looking at the Bradley Estates area about a year ago. Although Monarch has...
Forum: Ottawa 2006-11-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,953
Posted By MikeG
How big of a lot did you settle on?

How big of a lot did you settle on?
Forum: Ottawa 2006-11-14, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,953
Posted By MikeG
I haven't kept track of all the discussion you...

I haven't kept track of all the discussion you guys have been having, but what kind of lot have you settled for (size, location, etc)?
Forum: Ottawa 2006-11-13, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,953
Posted By MikeG
Thanks for your input Mart. I sent off an email...

Thanks for your input Mart. I sent off an email this morning to Pierre with a long list of questions. I had a lengthy reply (which answered everything I asked for) in my inbox within 1 hour!!!
...
Forum: Ottawa 2006-11-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,953
Posted By MikeG
Metric Homes

Just wondering if anybody has had (or heard of) experience with the small Metric Homes builders http://www.metrichomes.com?
Forum: Ottawa 2006-10-26, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,677
Posted By MikeG
No idea...

No idea...
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