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Building a house

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by SheOfManyChildren, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. User1628

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    I'm not positive... but it sure looks like his house and he lives on that street. HRM water isnt THAT bad, compared to Red Deer and their water that you cannot see through and has these black dots in the water..... :ugh:
     
  2. SheOfManyChildren

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    Hmmm, Rob was talking to the dealer about this today. Apparently is rated for a C3 (?) septic? Does that make sense? It's a bit more expensive, but we have the option for gravity fed due to the rear sloping lot.... :shrug: :o
     
  3. User1628

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    I know that area as well, haven't heard much about it, good or bad.

    But nobody ever tells ya about the good things, and since I havent heard anything bad about that area.. :thumbsup:

    Decent sized lots up there, lots of woods for privacy... good spot for the beginning family
     
  4. shaun

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    That's a fairly convenient location. 20 minutes to the McKay Bridge.
     
  5. SheOfManyChildren

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    Anyone know the average sq/ft price for building? We're looking at approx. 1000-1200 sq/ft. I've heard an estimate of $100-110
     
  6. shaun

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    oh Brookhill. That's where my parent's old place was.
     
  7. SheOfManyChildren

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    Exactly. The street is a cul-de-sac, which I love. It's already paved as well, which is a bonus. And it's soooooooo quiet. *sigh* I'm a country girl. :kekeke:
     
  8. SheOfManyChildren

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    Yep, there's a new street at the top of Brookhill, called Hartland.
     
  9. shaun

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    Yeah. I know the area well. I tore it up with the sled many times... :rofl:
     
  10. SheOfManyChildren

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    Lol......hilarious. So as you know, it's perfect for the kiddies. :)
     
  11. Sasquatch

    Closer to the inevitable.

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    Good spot!
     
  12. shaun

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    Yeah it's pretty nice there. Fair amount of trails to bike between there & the highway.
     
  13. infatuous

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    1200 is pretty small. My duplex is 1200, and I could not imagine a whole family living in it. And forget your 2 car garage.
     
  14. SheOfManyChildren

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    The 1200 would not include the garage, lol. And when I say 1200, I mean only the finished floor. When we finish the b'ment, the living space would double. ;)
     
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    Sweet. I would kill people if I had a whole family living in my place. :lol:
     
  16. SheOfManyChildren

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    Lol. We finished the "rec room" in the basement of the duplex we're currently renting, last fall. It's amazing the extra space it felt like it gave us. Our living room is rarely used now. It's more of a sitting room now I guess.
     
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    I hear ya.. we have 1250 or something like that and it's bad enough with 2 cats and a dog... :lukelol:
     
  18. shaun

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    I love how you use your own emoticon so often. :lukelol:
     
  19. Sasquatch

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    I want the Wiggin one in a bad way...
     
  20. Wayne

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    Yeah, and just wait for the dry rot...houses are too fucking sealed, they need circulation to some degree.
     
  21. Rizzle

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    i build houses everyday :kekeke:
     
  22. SheOfManyChildren

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    Really? For who?
     
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    terra nova ventures

    i live in edmonton by the way not much work in nova scotia for framing
     
  24. Scott

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    If you build, make sure you do it YOUR way. Don't let the contractor talk you out of something. Ask lots of questions. find out why they do something a certain way, and if you don't like it, SAY SO! Don't be afraid to say something doesn't look right. Also, make sure your 110% happy before you make your last payment to the contractor. Because once he has your money, it can be VERY hard to get them to come back to fix any screw ups.
     
  25. slouse

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    1. buy large lot in nice area
    2. subdivide and build on each
    3. ???
    4. profit
     
  26. bass_head

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    Im a designer at Ramar Construction.

    If you need a plan drafted up let me know.

    Or, if you are interested, we have land in Fall River (Schwartzwald Subdivision) Tantallon (Westwood Subdivision), Five Island Lake Estates (hubley area), McGrath Lake (prospect), Beaverbank, and very shortly we'll be opening up a few more subdivisions like the old sackville golf course. We could do the house for ya.
     
  27. BigBoss

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    ill PM you a guy, his company builds homes at good prices ,,

    they build a 15 story apartment in downtown halifax before the deadline ,, very puntucal and professional people
     

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