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Forum: Building and Construction 2020-12-24, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By suezuki650
No. I wouldn't have an inspector for this one...

No. I wouldn't have an inspector for this one (most builders won't want one there, this is a curtesy appointment, not a requirement). I wouldn't have one for the PDI either (mostly a cosmetic...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-12-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By suezuki650
This is a case where sugar may work better than...

This is a case where sugar may work better than vinegar simply because they don't have to help you. You may be able to convince them to give you more information about the delay. Are they waiting...
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-12-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By suezuki650
Take pictures so you know what is behind the...

Take pictures so you know what is behind the walls and maybe measure windows. Occasionally people have noticed mistakes (missing upgrades/changes) during a framewalk but that doesn't happen often.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-11-03, 11:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,196
Posted By suezuki650
They should be able to give you a buyout schedule...

They should be able to give you a buyout schedule for the remaining years. I found that there wasn't much of a difference between year 1 and year 2 and my contract was for 12 years not 10 AND they...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-11-03, 11:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,196
Posted By suezuki650
I would argue that we see this all the time in...

I would argue that we see this all the time in re-sale homes. The home is sold and one of the items listed is a rental HWT. I have yet to hear of someone saying yeah I'm buying the house, but not...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-11-03, 11:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,196
Posted By suezuki650
It's a pv50 and was a model below the one they...

It's a pv50 and was a model below the one they were going to install initially. I closed in 2016 though, and had paid a few months before going out the buyout route. I can dig out the details, but...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-31, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,196
Posted By suezuki650
The choice was made at the same time as I was...

The choice was made at the same time as I was picking finishes for the home. As far as I know, all homes close with a HWT installed and in Ontario it seems it's always a rental.

There are a...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-28, 08:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,196
Posted By suezuki650
I was given a choice between two tank water...

I was given a choice between two tank water heaters. After I moved in, I bought it out. More expensive than getting it from a third party but it got me out of the contract.
Forum: Tarion Questions 2020-10-28, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By suezuki650
I had a couple of conciliation agreements with...

I had a couple of conciliation agreements with Mattamy that included payments but they were always cheques.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-27, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,648
Posted By suezuki650
The city is pushing for higher and higher density...

The city is pushing for higher and higher density so I don't think we will see new builds with large lots within city limits.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-27, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By suezuki650
I used Phil Acker who answers questions on this...

I used Phil Acker who answers questions on this message board. He caught a bunch of issues that I wouldn't have noticed. Detailed report with pictures, and the section of the Tarion warranty it was...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,057
Posted By suezuki650
I only looked at plans with the laundry on the...

I only looked at plans with the laundry on the bedroom floor. In my last house, laundry was on the main floor but you still had to haul laundry up one floor. For me, it was an 'age in place'...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-08-28, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By suezuki650
There are two factors to look at, the number of...

There are two factors to look at, the number of gas powered items you have and the distance the line has to travel.

If you have 4-5 gas powered things you may need a bigger line coming in. If the...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-08-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,702
Views: 674,194
Posted By suezuki650
I'd contact the builder first and see if they...

I'd contact the builder first and see if they will resolve it. I had several items that the builder fixed that way.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By suezuki650
Bigger windows in the basement definitely make a...

Bigger windows in the basement definitely make a huge difference. I didn't have a lot of options with my home, but I got their 'rec room ready' which is roughed in for a bathroom and has the larger...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 55,227
Posted By suezuki650
If you've bought out your installed water heater,...

If you've bought out your installed water heater, you only have the manufacturer's warranty, the same as your furnace or any other installed appliance.

The good news is that water heaters...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2020-07-07, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By suezuki650
Good has a two main quality in my mind. Easy to...

Good has a two main quality in my mind. Easy to use and works.

Works is harder to qualify but essentially since you are sealing it and it stays sealed (water not absorbing, no staining) I would...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-07, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By suezuki650
I have a microwave above my gas stove. Mine was...

I have a microwave above my gas stove. Mine was built in 2016 so before the new rules. At the time, there were clearance rules and then you had to look at the specs for the microwave. The bottom...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2020-07-07, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By suezuki650
I purchased Weiman Granite Cleaner Polish and...

I purchased Weiman Granite Cleaner Polish and Sealer Kit. Essentially you need a good cleaner, and then the sealer (you don't really need the daily cleaner that's in the kit). It was easy to use.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-07, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,293
Posted By suezuki650
I'm not excited about it. Amazon is a terrible...

I'm not excited about it. Amazon is a terrible employer and almost all the jobs will be minimum wage with few benefits. There will also be a lot more traffic in an area that already has a lot of...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-26, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By suezuki650
Some people will say that, but have your lawyer...

Some people will say that, but have your lawyer check your purchase agreement. In my case, my agreement stipulated that I would rent the installed hot water tank. I bought it out. It was more...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-26, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,576
Posted By suezuki650
From my experience, most of the tract builders...

From my experience, most of the tract builders use all the same contractors so the biggest difference seems to be whoever is managing a particular phase. Even with the same builder, one phase seems...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By suezuki650
You can refinish engineered, but less than you...

You can refinish engineered, but less than you can solid hardwood. Engineered is less prone to warp and you can get it in woods that would be ridiculously expensive to get in solid. Solid should...
Forum: Tarion Questions 2020-04-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,238
Posted By suezuki650
If you go the conciliation route you will be...

If you go the conciliation route you will be assigned an inspector and will have an opportunity to chat with them before they come out. While I wasn't having noise issues, the problem I was having...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-03, 09:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,434
Posted By suezuki650
I'm not sure why there's so much doom and gloom. ...

I'm not sure why there's so much doom and gloom. So far the market hasn't been hit as hard as recent stock market hits (2008 comes to mind). While investments have taken a hit in the short term, I...
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