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Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-29, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,576
Posted By Fingers
The prices are insane. You can get a well...

The prices are insane. You can get a well upgraded semi home for $330 in that area, or a single for $350.
Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-26, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,375
Posted By Fingers
Minto Avalon will pay realtors. Fact. Minto...

Minto Avalon will pay realtors. Fact.

Minto will not negotiate on anything, period. Minto will not even give you a lawyer review/financing period. Once you put a deposit down, it's done.
Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,187
Posted By Fingers
I had a richcraft carlisle le, and I went and...

I had a richcraft carlisle le, and I went and purchased a regular front load washer/dryer (frigidaire affinity atf7000) without even considering the measurements. It fit just fine, in fact with...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-14, 11:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,618
Posted By Fingers
Barrhaven transit system is fine, 40 mins from...

Barrhaven transit system is fine, 40 mins from the park and ride to downtown. 1hr if you take local bus. if you're thinking of commuting by car, you're in for a treat. traffic is at times...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-14, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,702
Posted By Fingers
Mine was new (richcraft), and i had substantial...

Mine was new (richcraft), and i had substantial noise transfer issues. it was built to spec, and i have photos to prove it. nonetheless, i can hear neighbours walking, arguing, closing cupboards...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-06, 01:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,914
Posted By Fingers
Sorry I am having a hard time understanding you...

Sorry I am having a hard time understanding you -- why is it that the first thing you want to do is call bylaw????

Why aren't you speaking to your neighbour directly?
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-10-03, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,552
Posted By Fingers
cleats is what i have

cleats is what i have
Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-03, 01:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,327
Posted By Fingers
Dissapointed. The smallest, a 1500sq.ft home, is...

Dissapointed. The smallest, a 1500sq.ft home, is going for $320,000 with vinyl/carpet everywhere, 8ft ceilings standard. $8000 to upgrade to 9ft ceilings. No pie shaped lots either.
Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-01, 01:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,327
Posted By Fingers
Sneaky! Thanks a ton.

Sneaky! Thanks a ton.
Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-01, 01:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,327
Posted By Fingers
You didnt happen to save it did you? What is...

You didnt happen to save it did you? What is this harrisbrook corner? the sq ftage is impressive for a 30 ft lot.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-09-29, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,622
Posted By Fingers
Yep! I have a ton of photos, let me know if...

Yep! I have a ton of photos, let me know if you're looking to see anything in particular (tile selections, potlight placement, mantle, built-ins, whatever)
Forum: Ottawa 2010-09-29, 08:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,327
Posted By Fingers
As expected, Mattamy employees must have been...

As expected, Mattamy employees must have been reading the forum, because the page was taken down hours after being posted. Thankfully, I've saved a copy in anticipation :) If anyone's interested,...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-09-28, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,622
Posted By Fingers
Sure, here they are in chronological order. ...

Sure, here they are in chronological order.

First, potvin, thermofoil, shaker in F44W
Second, Ottawa valley kitchens, shaker, birch, ristretto
Third, Canac, thermofoil, chocolate pear
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-09-28, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,622
Posted By Fingers
Not true. I've owned three homes in the last...

Not true. I've owned three homes in the last three years, and all have had some variant of the dark espresso cabinets. I love them, no marks, modern look.

Go with your gut. You can go for a...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-09-27, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,342
Posted By Fingers
Just google it.

Just google it.
Forum: Ottawa 2010-09-27, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,684
Posted By Fingers
blue and white/blue (middle pins) for telephone. ...

blue and white/blue (middle pins) for telephone.

If you're doing a structured cabling box with an RJ45 phone module, terminate all CAT5 drops to the 568A pinout; alternatively, get a box with a...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-09-23, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,006
Posted By Fingers
also dont bother negotiating with sales reps. ...

also dont bother negotiating with sales reps. they hold no power. ask them to present your terms to head office.
Forum: Ottawa 2010-09-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,346
Posted By Fingers
Contracts are typically negotiated every phase. ...

Contracts are typically negotiated every phase. This is especially true for framers, drywallers, roofers, landscapers, painters.

This is often not the case for kitchen cabinetry or flooring...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-09-23, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,006
Posted By Fingers
I was able to negotiate $5000 DC to $10000. ...

I was able to negotiate $5000 DC to $10000.

You can also negotiate down the cost of a lot premium if it has undesireable features like a transformer box.
Forum: Ottawa 2010-09-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,327
Posted By Fingers
True. It also depends though, if you're buying...

True. It also depends though, if you're buying the property for an investment, and don't really care when you move (or when you rent it out), then you might not mind biting the bullet. Without...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-09-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,958
Posted By Fingers
I had one in my Richcraft home, and had one in my...

I had one in my Richcraft home, and had one in my Tartan home. They only install backwater valves on the graywater line, never on the sanitary. In older areas, you absolutely need this because...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-09-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,374
Posted By Fingers
6mil poly will do, so long as it meets 90degC...

6mil poly will do, so long as it meets 90degC fire rating. But you're better off to use the Halo vapor barrier boot, and tuck tape the edges to your VB.
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Forum: Building and Construction 2010-09-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,668
Posted By Fingers
Please, please, stop.

Please, please, stop.
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2010-09-17, 12:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,605
Posted By Fingers
What material was used for a retaining wall? ...

What material was used for a retaining wall? Anything over 4ft should be poured concrete or block/mortar according to OBC -- i thought.
Forum: Ottawa 2010-09-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,867
Posted By Fingers
Even if you have a firm sale, the buyer's...

Even if you have a firm sale, the buyer's financing can fall through regardless, and they end up backing out. Sure you can sue them, but it can be more trouble than its worth. Their deposit goes...
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