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Forum: Ottawa Today, 11:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,288
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Bank appraised my last home for more than MPAC...

Bank appraised my last home for more than MPAC did and more than I eventually sold it for. Granted I might have gotten more if I was more patient, but still...
Forum: Ottawa Today, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By suezuki650
I'm in a townhome and as the end unit, 3 other...

I'm in a townhome and as the end unit, 3 other properties have access to their backyards via my backyard. It's 1.2 or 1.4 m and enough to get lawnmowers and such back there. I had an option of...
Forum: Ottawa Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By suezuki650
I did a dark brown kitchen with light backsplash...

I did a dark brown kitchen with light backsplash and counters and love the look. In one of the bathrooms I did the white/black look with white floors and black cabinet and black granite counter,...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-04, 09:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,981
Posted By suezuki650
A home inspector cannot see behind the walls. A...

A home inspector cannot see behind the walls. A building inspector is seeing what is behind the walls and passing or failing based on what he sees.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-26, 10:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,703
Posted By suezuki650
She's been great since I moved here in 2016. If...

She's been great since I moved here in 2016. If garbage pick-up or snow removal was an issue, and I wasn't getting anywhere with the usual channels, a quick email and she'd take care of it.

We...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 159,276
Posted By suezuki650
I was told it had to do with the soil where...

I was told it had to do with the soil where they'd have to put in supports for ramps and such, which would make it impossible or very expensive. That is why they are looking at other locations.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-11, 02:35 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 159,276
Posted By suezuki650
I've been told that a ramp there is off the...

I've been told that a ramp there is off the table. At best they are looking at Barnsdale and that is way down the line.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 159,276
Posted By suezuki650
Jan Harder knows it's important but the issue has...

Jan Harder knows it's important but the issue has been that there are only so many dollars in the budget for this kind of work. Our choice is either to pony up more cash (higher taxes) or take other...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-07, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,031
Posted By suezuki650
At my last place we had Verdun Windows do our...

At my last place we had Verdun Windows do our windows and front door. They were great and cheaper than the other options I looked at. I've recommended them to friends and I've received positive...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-02, 01:30 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 159,276
Posted By suezuki650
I sat in on some of the planning meetings for the...

I sat in on some of the planning meetings for the areas that Mattamy is calling Half Moon Bay West and Minto's next phase of Quinn's point. The city is the one setting the density targets. They are...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-08-28, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By suezuki650
City priorities can be shifted somewhat by...

City priorities can be shifted somewhat by pressure put on councilors by residents. I would rather see my taxes up a small amount and get some of the necessary infrastructure done sooner than later....
Forum: Ottawa 2018-08-13, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By suezuki650
There was another thread on driveway widening...

There was another thread on driveway widening that had links to the spots in the city of Ottawa bylaw, but essentially, if you are not cutting the curb, and are making a walkway you are fine. If...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2018-08-03, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By suezuki650
I had hardwood in my last place and the dog left...

I had hardwood in my last place and the dog left nail marks in the floor (she was a big dog). We had to be careful when we moved furniture around as well. As a result, in my new place I chose a...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By suezuki650
I put these issues on the builder's design...

I put these issues on the builder's design center. I caught the issue with the dining room light and had it moved at design (an upgrade price) but they should have pointed it out a something to...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,331
Posted By suezuki650
My last 2 places and my current are with Home...

My last 2 places and my current are with Home Metal. They have a horrid website but good service. I went with the cell option for communicating with the monitoring company. It adds a little to the...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By suezuki650
Older townhomes had sound problems. I remember...

Older townhomes had sound problems. I remember living in one place where I could hear the neighbours going up and down stairs, but never hear them talking unless they were yelling.

My current...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-17, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2,502
Views: 470,133
Posted By suezuki650
I'm in a Mattamy townhome and I've never heard my...

I'm in a Mattamy townhome and I've never heard my neighbours. I've asked them if they hear me and they say they don't. I asked when I bought, what they did for soundproofing, but I don't think they...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-17, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By suezuki650
Tarion and your inspection will look for safety...

Tarion and your inspection will look for safety and the placement of a light fixture won't fall under that category. Tarion also covers upgrades though so you might be able to show that the light...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By suezuki650
I have heated space beside the garage (neighbour...

I have heated space beside the garage (neighbour one side, me the other) and heated above the garage. The builder didn't charge me to insulate the garage as they were required to do so for all but a...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-05, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By suezuki650
I beg to differ. My garage isn't heated, but...

I beg to differ. My garage isn't heated, but it's insulated and so is the door and the garage doesn't dip below freezing in the winter and that's a bonus for me.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-06-25, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,799
Posted By suezuki650
I would suggest contacting Tarion and seeing what...

I would suggest contacting Tarion and seeing what they say. You are not getting something that was agreed upon. Generally they just say well we just won't charge for it, but it might be that they...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-06-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By suezuki650
There are different kinds of water coverage, so...

There are different kinds of water coverage, so be sure to discuss the nitty gritty with your broker. Sewer backup is different than water penetration through the foundation, is different than water...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-06-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By suezuki650
You should have a backwater valve and therefore...

You should have a backwater valve and therefore shouldn't have an issue with sewer backup, so that should be cheap. I used an insurance broker as they found the best deal among their companies...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-06-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,799
Posted By suezuki650
If you were told that during your design...

If you were told that during your design appointment, what options would you have had? Would losing some cabinets, to have it in a cabinet, have been a choice? I'm not sure how much you can get...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-06-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,799
Posted By suezuki650
From the stove manual: "Allow 30” (76.2 cm)...

From the stove manual: "Allow 30” (76.2 cm) minimum clearance between
burners and bottom of unprotected wood or metal cabinet, or allow a 24” (61 cm) minimum when bottom of wood or metal cabinet is...
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