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Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,819
Posted By Joseph
Calm down :) This is not just a Mattamy...

Calm down :) This is not just a Mattamy practice... its been done by other builders too (not trying to justify this as being good, just pointing out it is not just a one builder thing, or some new...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-17, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By Joseph
Note, that meeting is more for Phase 5 home...

Note, that meeting is more for Phase 5 home buyers who have been delayed because of the carp river review.
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-17, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By Joseph
Could you be a little more specific about what...

Could you be a little more specific about what you mean? Did they put in a bigger window that you were expecting (that would be a bonus!)? Or are they cutting into the foundation walls to make the...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,819
Posted By Joseph
Try not to rip into these people calling you......

Try not to rip into these people calling you... they are at the bottom of the chain just doing the job they have been told to do. Maybe send an email to your customer rep about your feelings /...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,352
Posted By Joseph
There is plenty of parking at Scotia Bank Place,...

There is plenty of parking at Scotia Bank Place, but many people park elsewhere to avoid paying for parking, not to wait so long to get out of the parking lot, etc.

Stittsville - maybe you could...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,819
Posted By Joseph
It just a way for builders to protect their butt...

It just a way for builders to protect their butt ;) (as OakC just posted). And only the home buyers who have not signed the new closing date amendment will be impacted because these people could...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,819
Posted By Joseph
Its the first one... they won't do an upgrade or...

Its the first one... they won't do an upgrade or change what you selected of the upgrade.

What would be good to offer people who do not want to sign the new contract with a new closing date, but...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,352
Posted By Joseph
I heard about this on the news this morning......

I heard about this on the news this morning... I'm amazed there would be that many people who would come out to watch soccer on a regular basis.
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-16, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,525
Posted By Joseph
Why would you not get these houses? Aside from...

Why would you not get these houses? Aside from this delay for the carp river review, Mattamy, the city and the province have no other valid reasons for preventing the work from never starting.

As...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,525
Posted By Joseph
Karrietg gives a good explanation. The Fairwinds...

Karrietg gives a good explanation. The Fairwinds project will never ever be impacted by any flooding from the carp river. It is just too far away from it.

However, Fairwinds can impact the...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 101,478
Posted By Joseph
Hey, that would be cool... imagine a web cam...

Hey, that would be cool... imagine a web cam feed, you could sit there at work watching your house being built. :)

Now, if they could also provide 2 way communications, you could be an "assistant...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,242
Posted By Joseph
Each area has different min standards based on...

Each area has different min standards based on the market. For example, in Brampton, it is quite common to see brick houses as a standard.

It would be nice if the energy star package was offered....
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,525
Posted By Joseph
No, phase 5 will go ahead. The city / MOE cannot...

No, phase 5 will go ahead. The city / MOE cannot prevent them from building there - it is just a delay for the moment until the review is done.
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,647
Posted By Joseph
Getting into the real estate market for your...

Getting into the real estate market for your first home is getting harder and harder because of current house prices. So this could be a way to help some people into the market. I rather see...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,525
Posted By Joseph
I read that blog posting too and I feel the same...

I read that blog posting too and I feel the same too. I do not see how that helps their cause - I would think it would just push Mattamy further away.

The "theory" is full of holes and shows a...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,525
Posted By Joseph
In Toronto, Mattamy has had all sort of delays /...

In Toronto, Mattamy has had all sort of delays / problems too. But then again, so did a lot of builders in that area. Same here in Ottawa. Many builders are having delays, or have had delays /...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,642
Posted By Joseph
Not sure if you have kids or not, but I would...

Not sure if you have kids or not, but I would think upgrading the underpad and carpet is a good idea. Especially if you plan to keep that carpet for a long time. Maybe go talk to someone at Argos to...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,525
Posted By Joseph
I don't get it... In the article, it says very...

I don't get it... In the article, it says very few have asked verbally to cancel the deal, and none of those have actually send in a formal request to Mattamy yet. Why not? If people want to get out,...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,501
Posted By Joseph
There is no need to seal ceramic tiles. You can...

There is no need to seal ceramic tiles. You can seal the grout between the tile. Just go to Home Depot or some tile store to get some. They will explain how to apply it.

Maybe I'm wrong (it has...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,112
Posted By Joseph
I thought Phase 5 only started selling this year....

I thought Phase 5 only started selling this year. I thought Phase 4 started selling last year (and a few homes in Phase 4 are closing this fall, with the rest early next year). But what do I know......
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,112
Posted By Joseph
As unfair as it may seem, there is not much that...

As unfair as it may seem, there is not much that can be done until MOE, City of Ottawa, and Mattamy come to some agreement to let the work progress.

Since Fairwind North is not impacted by this,...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,857
Posted By Joseph
I forgot to mention this too... It looks...

I forgot to mention this too...

It looks like Phase 4 is coming along very nicely (Vendevale Ave - behind the sales center and to the west of the sales center up to Maple Grove Rd). Lots of good...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,857
Posted By Joseph
I drove by today and noticed the same thing. I...

I drove by today and noticed the same thing. I did not get a chance to look too closely because there was lots of traffic. That sales center was pack full of cars, with cars coming and going. I bet...
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-14, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,053
Posted By Joseph
Nice pictures... the kitchen has little contrast...

Nice pictures... the kitchen has little contrast in color - it just sort of blend all together as one color.
Forum: Ottawa 2008-09-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,918
Posted By Joseph
I looked at the floorplan, and the numbers add up...

I looked at the floorplan, and the numbers add up for me (without including the garage... that is never included).

The sq footage is calculated starting from the outside of the outside wall. These...
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