2 bedroom, 2 bath... absolutely ridiculous to
Me when 3 bedroom townhomes go for less.
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I am at a lost for words... how though? Who is paying 100k more than a townhome in the same area for something far smaller, or even the same price as singles.
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Feb 29th, 2020 10:06 pm
Rockland has several buildings overlooking the water that have commanded great prices. Take this one, for example: https://www.realtor.ca/real-estate/2118 ... d-rockland. Very plain, imo, and in dire need of a makeover. But at $380k, don't know how much money you can put into it for upgrades before you over-improve.
Mar 1st, 2020 10:34 am
My guess is older retirees who may have health/mobility issues, but want to live in a quieter community. Condos in small towns would appeal to them a lot more than townhouses. Many of these people have lots of savings and are easily able to afford these, and they are looking for a good lifestyle (don't care about value). We know an older couple who sold their townhouse in Kanata and moved to a condo in Carleton Place, for example, because they were getting to a point where they no longer wanted to deal with maintaining a house.
Mar 2nd, 2020 10:32 am
We owned an inside townhouse (neighbours on both sides) in South Kanata and heard nothing through the walls. The soundproofing was top notch. Don't assume just because housing is attached that you can't have good sound separation. I'd personally rather have an attached townhouse with good soundproofing than buy a single that is only a couple feet away from the neighbours like they are in the new builds. Stupid useless space that will make it impossible to do maintenance between the houses.annoyedenoughtoregister wrote: ↑ Closer no doubt. But not orders of magnitude closer. Not “I will pay mansion prices of 2017 to hear my neighbours through the walls, have my house burn down with theirs if they’re careless with fire, and share a driveway with a stranger for a smaller, attached house” closer. lol. Not to me, anyway. For me, enjoying and loving your home is infinitely more important than being 10 minutes closer to work. When I had a Kanata Lakes townhouse I could literally hear my neighbour talking on the phone as I lay in bed beside my wife. It sounded like he was in bed with us. I even had the builder (richcraft) investigate if they forgot to install the firewall between the two units, but nope, that was to code. That’s not 600k living. lol
Mar 2nd, 2020 10:49 am
Guess you are not neighboring with family with instruments and kids playing themChickinvic wrote: ↑ We owned an inside townhouse (neighbours on both sides) in South Kanata and heard nothing through the walls. The soundproofing was top notch. Don't assume just because housing is attached that you can't have good sound separation. I'd personally rather have an attached townhouse with good soundproofing than buy a single that is only a couple feet away from the neighbours like they are in the new builds. Stupid useless space that will make it impossible to do maintenance between the houses.
Mar 2nd, 2020 10:54 am
I play electric guitar (loud through amp), and we had a home theatre which we would blast movies in. We asked the neighbours and they didn't have any noise complaints. We also had parties there. We WERE the noisy neighbours. And we have 2 Jack Russells who aren't exactly "quiet". There were 2 young guys on one side of us and an older couple on the other side. Good sound separation is very possible.
Mar 2nd, 2020 11:29 am
My neighbor and I both have 47' (width) lots and I can still faintly hear their piano while I'm inside and if it's not noisy in my own house. Oddly enough I don't hear anything else though. Doesn't bother me...we also have pianists in our house...so maybe they hear us too!
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I guess basement helps a lot with the noise propagation. But more than often, piano would be in the main floor, where people can just show off.
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I wouldn't put my piano in the basement, I think the acoustics would be terrible as my ceilings are lower there. Not to mention the humidity would be worse there. I think if I lived in a townhouse, I'd be more mindful about the time that it was played, but I wouldn't put it in the basement just so they wouldn't hear it!