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Otterpop:

--- Quote from: Twik on April 10, 2013, 08:36:11 AM ---
--- Quote from: Piratelvr1121 on April 10, 2013, 07:33:02 AM ---
--- Quote from: Iris on April 09, 2013, 02:35:59 AM ---DH and I are currently looking at houses - not buying yet, but getting a feel for the market. I've noticed that the male real estate agents talk to DH and the female ones talk to me.

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We got lucky in that we had a male agent but he talked to both of us and listened to what we both wanted, though fortunately we both wanted the same thing.  The only spot we differed in was number of bathrooms.  He wanted two full, didn't want to settle for 1.5.  I fell in love with this house, and it only had 1.5 baths.  Dh liked it too, but the 1.5 baths made him hem and haw quite a bit.  In the end we bought it, partly because the realtor pointed out that the downstairs bathroom was big enough that it could be made into a full bath. 


Only thing that puzzled me was that he'd show us houses he didn't think we'd want.

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I suppose, in his experience, every now and then a customer goes "Well, that's not what I was lo ... WAIT! That's FABULOUS!"

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That's exactly how we bought our current house.   You just never know.

Gyburc:

--- Quote from: Zenith on April 09, 2013, 09:54:39 PM ---
--- Quote from: Reika on April 09, 2013, 08:15:39 PM ---Huntsman spiders aren't that poisonous from what I understand. I had a friend from Australia that said he would sometimes have to take a broom to shoo a particularly large one out of his house before his cats could get it, but they weren't aggressive.

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Yet they can be teased to the point where they will attack you. Quite funny as they rear up on their four back legs, wave their four front legs at you and charge menacingly. My brother deserved that for terrorizing the poor thing. He ran away screaming and after I stopped laughing I caught the (not so little) little guy and put him in the garden.

Mind you, in all my 30+ ears of dealing with huntsmans that has been the only time one has ever acted aggressively. Usually they are a benefit to household bug control but they are the kings of surprise spiders as they are most active at night so midnight toilet use can get a little startling sometimes. They are fine to be left alone to wander but stay away from mamas with babies as they do get very protective of their young.

Sydney funnelwebs on the other hand are kill on sight they are so aggressive and dangerous. Same with redbacks and wolf spiders are 50/50. Mostly wolf spiders will leave you alone but relocate them away from your house and pets ASAP as they do have a nasty streak. Orb weavers are sci fi scary but if out of human or pet range leave them be. Trapdoor spiders are the scariest to me and the fastest things I have ever seen when they hunt.

I'm not too fond of spiders but giant moths scare me more especially after the shirt incident which had about 8 hand sized moths zooming about the house and I completely lost my mind. The dog thought it was the best night ever. I refused to hang laundry outside for a month after that.

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This? Is why I will never, ever go to Australia.

shivers

 :)

Kiara:

--- Quote from: Gyburc on April 10, 2013, 09:27:45 AM ---
--- Quote from: Zenith on April 09, 2013, 09:54:39 PM ---
--- Quote from: Reika on April 09, 2013, 08:15:39 PM ---Huntsman spiders aren't that poisonous from what I understand. I had a friend from Australia that said he would sometimes have to take a broom to shoo a particularly large one out of his house before his cats could get it, but they weren't aggressive.

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Yet they can be teased to the point where they will attack you. Quite funny as they rear up on their four back legs, wave their four front legs at you and charge menacingly. My brother deserved that for terrorizing the poor thing. He ran away screaming and after I stopped laughing I caught the (not so little) little guy and put him in the garden.

Mind you, in all my 30+ ears of dealing with huntsmans that has been the only time one has ever acted aggressively. Usually they are a benefit to household bug control but they are the kings of surprise spiders as they are most active at night so midnight toilet use can get a little startling sometimes. They are fine to be left alone to wander but stay away from mamas with babies as they do get very protective of their young.

Sydney funnelwebs on the other hand are kill on sight they are so aggressive and dangerous. Same with redbacks and wolf spiders are 50/50. Mostly wolf spiders will leave you alone but relocate them away from your house and pets ASAP as they do have a nasty streak. Orb weavers are sci fi scary but if out of human or pet range leave them be. Trapdoor spiders are the scariest to me and the fastest things I have ever seen when they hunt.

I'm not too fond of spiders but giant moths scare me more especially after the shirt incident which had about 8 hand sized moths zooming about the house and I completely lost my mind. The dog thought it was the best night ever. I refused to hang laundry outside for a month after that.

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This? Is why I will never, ever go to Australia.

shivers

 :)

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Ditto.

*runs screaming into the night*

Kariachi:

--- Quote from: Kiara on April 10, 2013, 09:38:59 AM ---
--- Quote from: Gyburc on April 10, 2013, 09:27:45 AM ---
--- Quote from: Zenith on April 09, 2013, 09:54:39 PM ---
--- Quote from: Reika on April 09, 2013, 08:15:39 PM ---Huntsman spiders aren't that poisonous from what I understand. I had a friend from Australia that said he would sometimes have to take a broom to shoo a particularly large one out of his house before his cats could get it, but they weren't aggressive.

--- End quote ---

Yet they can be teased to the point where they will attack you. Quite funny as they rear up on their four back legs, wave their four front legs at you and charge menacingly. My brother deserved that for terrorizing the poor thing. He ran away screaming and after I stopped laughing I caught the (not so little) little guy and put him in the garden.

Mind you, in all my 30+ ears of dealing with huntsmans that has been the only time one has ever acted aggressively. Usually they are a benefit to household bug control but they are the kings of surprise spiders as they are most active at night so midnight toilet use can get a little startling sometimes. They are fine to be left alone to wander but stay away from mamas with babies as they do get very protective of their young.

Sydney funnelwebs on the other hand are kill on sight they are so aggressive and dangerous. Same with redbacks and wolf spiders are 50/50. Mostly wolf spiders will leave you alone but relocate them away from your house and pets ASAP as they do have a nasty streak. Orb weavers are sci fi scary but if out of human or pet range leave them be. Trapdoor spiders are the scariest to me and the fastest things I have ever seen when they hunt.

I'm not too fond of spiders but giant moths scare me more especially after the shirt incident which had about 8 hand sized moths zooming about the house and I completely lost my mind. The dog thought it was the best night ever. I refused to hang laundry outside for a month after that.

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This? Is why I will never, ever go to Australia.

shivers

 :)

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Ditto.

*runs screaming into the night*

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That's one country off my 'Places to Eat' list. *goes in search of cute, fuzzy pictures*

NyaChan:

--- Quote from: Spring Water on Sundays on April 08, 2013, 08:37:28 AM ---
--- Quote from: Shalamar on April 08, 2013, 08:29:46 AM ---I have a question about buying a car for a child.  My husband and I bought our then 16-year-old daughter a used car after she got her license (it was partly a birthday present, too).  We got the overwhelming feeling that the salesperson jacked up the cost when he realized the car was for a much-loved and somewhat indulged daughter.  :)    Our second daughter is hoping to get her license this summer, at which time we're going to buy HER a car - would it make sense to keep it quiet that the car is for her until we've agreed on a price?

For the record, the car we bought Daughter #1 was a 2008 Yaris, priced at $8,900 Canadian.  By the time all the taxes and fees were included, the cost was almost $15,000.    Does that sound exorbitant to anyone else?

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I'm in the US so my perception may be skewed, but $6000 in fees and taxes seems like A LOT. Is that including interest paid on an auto loan or did you pay cash?

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We paid 16K for a 2008 Versa in winter of 2007 and it was brand new.  Still that was in the US so I don't know what extra fees might be at issue in Canada

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