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Must a bedroom have a built-in closet?

For house selling purposes, does a bedroom have to have a built-in closet?...

Number of Responses 7 Date of Last Post March 25, 2015
Should we contact builders directly or list through realtors to sell a teardown?

I live in south Mississauga, in a desirable neighbourhood. We have a 90 x 200 lot and are getting the house ready to sell. We believe the house is a teardown based on the age, style and what is happen...

Number of Responses 9 Date of Last Post February 5, 2015
Costs to convert an existing duplex into a strata duplex?

I have a duplex that was built in 1965, still has good bones. I would like to get it strata'ed so that I could sell each half separately. What are the costs associated? Thanks....

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post November 25, 2014
How do agents determine land value?

I have a detached home in the Weston Rd and Blackcreek area of Toronto that is beyond a fixer upper. It's a 50 ft lot. Most homes in the area go for $500K. How do agents determine land value?...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post October 20, 2014
If a commercially zoned space is renovated without permits can it legally be rented out?

Is it legal to renovate a commercial space without a permit and then rent it out legally? If not what are the repercussions? Can you direct me to someone who would have this answer if you do not hav...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post December 14, 2013
What time of year to sell a tear-down property?

I'm executing my mother's estate and the house needs a thorough going-through before selling as a tear-down (it's totally beyond being a fixer-upper). Will it be too late if we wait unti...

Number of Responses 14 Date of Last Post September 4, 2021
Buying an income property

My husband and I live in Nova Scotia and are looking into buying a 2nd home as an income property. We would like to buy an older home and convert it into 2 or more units. We have no experience with this a...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post February 16, 2013
Subdividing Lot and Rebuilding Existing Bungalow with New Duplex

Hi Everyone, We are looking for some advice here on subdividing our lot and taking down our current house to rebuild a duplex on it and stay in one and sell the other. Current House SQ Footage: 10...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post January 16, 2014
1912 Character Home

Two questions: 1. What is the heating costs of a high efficiency boiler system? 2. What other problems, besides heating & electrical, are responsible for most issues in character homes?...

Number of Responses 6 Date of Last Post January 11, 2022
Looking for home builders

Hello, We just started looking for houses in Winnipeg. Wrong timing I'm guessing. Prices even for old homes are soaring high and I'm not sure how we can live up with all these bidding wars. ...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post October 6, 2013
Off Grid Living

HI there, I am looking at buying a house that is off grid. What things should I be looking at to confirm the system is operating normally, and has no faults? It is a solar panel system with batt...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post April 18, 2012
Are 4 season cottages eligible for GST rebates?

Somebody told me new 4 season cottage construction might be eligible for GST or PST rebates....

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post February 29, 2012
How do i know if the basement floor tile has asbestos? The house was built in 1963.

How do i know the house basement tile contains asbestos. The house was built in 1963. Some tile is loose and others have come off completely. Are there any health hazards and how would I dispose of the tile...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post July 18, 2012
Price to build home

Hi, I am interested in building a house between 2000 - 2500 square feet.I have my own property .What is the average price to construct here in Newfoundland?I will do my own landscaping.Thanks...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post May 29, 2012
1st phase homes being built

Hello everyone I love this site everyone is so helpful. I am looking to purchase a new home and cant decide on a good location does anyone know what is a hot spot to purchase 1st phase homes that are now or go...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post May 23, 2011
no final home inspection on build

I sub contracted the building of my home 20 years ago. I did get each step inspected as I moved through the building process. I dont remember ever calling the city for the final home inspection. I am now sell...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post August 11, 2015
New home building project

Hello, I am starting a new home build project and will be requiring the following service: land surveyor, demolition and removal, excavation, foundation and backfill, framing and sheetin...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post April 16, 2011
New Home Build Cost Estimate?

Looking to have a waterfront home built with the below included.. One floor home Full finished basement Brick exterior Main bathroom 1/2 washroom (master bedroom) Dinning room Two bedrooms ...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post February 16, 2012
Move or Improve?

My house is 22 years old, all windows, doors and roof have all been replaced. I do however have an outdated kitchen and baths. Just looking for your thoughts...... Would you move or improve? I...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post February 21, 2014
Build Houses fore sale

Hello I am interested in starting to build new homes, fore sale. What liceneces would be needed in order to proceed with my idea. If I where to hire licenenced workers, would I need a permit also&#...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post February 15, 2011

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