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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Natural Home Cleaners
Categories:Calgary House Tips
Looking to make your home — and the environment — a little safer for your home cleaning sessions? When choosing to switch from store-bought cleaners to environmentally-friendly natural cleaners, there are several basic ingredients that can be used.
Baking soda – this can be used for cleaning, deodorizing, softening fabrics, removing stains and cleaning drains. It can be used on vinyl, plastic, carpeting, furniture, silver, stainless steel and can even be used in refrigerators and down drains.
Vinegar — can remove mildew, stains and wax buildup. It can also be used to clean coffeepots, glass, paintbrushes, grout, windows and fireplaces. It is also a mild disinfectant that can cut through grease and get rid of stains on mirrors.
Borax (sodium borate) — cleans wallpaper, floors and painted walls. It can deodorize and remove stains. It also boosts the effectiveness of other cleaning products.
Lemon juice — cuts through grease and stains on mirrors, dishes and pots.
Table salt — can be used as a disinfectant or a gentle power scrubber
Ammonia — Cleans carpets, linoleum, copper, enamel and most appliances. It is a very hard working liquid, but can also irritate the skin and the eyes. Be sure to wear gloves when using and also DO NOT mix with chlorine bleach; this combination produces a POISONOUS gas.
Washing soda — cuts grease, cleans petroleum oil, can remove wax, lipstick and can also neutralize odors. Do not use on fiberglass, aluminum or waxed floors. Be sure to wear gloves when using washing soda as well because it can irritate the skin.
Here are several recipes to use, instead of buying harsh, store bought cleaning supplies.
All purpose cleaner
1/2 cup ammonia
1/3 cup washing soda
16 cups of warm water
All purpose cleaner (#2)
1/4 cup baking soda
1 cup ammonia
1/2 cup white vinegar
16 cups of warm water
Heavy duty polish for floors and furniture
Heat in a double boiler, cool, and then apply with a soft rag.
Note: Carnauba wax can be found at auto-supply stores or hobby shops.
Mix ingredients and then put into a spray bottle. This polish works best when warm. You can heat it up by letting the spray bottle float in hot water. After applying to furniture, rub the surface dry with a warm cloth.
Rub salad oil on the grater before grating the bar soap, it is much easier to clean after. Place the soap in a pot, add water and stir. Heat over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool.
Note: This mixture is not for use in automatic dishwashers.
Instead of bleach, try this
Soak clothing in this solution, then rinse.
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Monday, February 7, 2011
Tuscany: Virtual Tour
Categories:Buy a House In Calgary,Calgary Buyers,Calgary House Tips,Calgary Market Trends,Calgary Real Estate,Tuscany,VIP BUYERS PROGRAM
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Monday, January 31, 2011
DON'T WAIT TO BUY
Categories:Buy a House In Calgary,Calgary Buyers,Calgary Economy,Calgary Home Buying,Calgary House Tips,Calgary Market Trends,Calgary Real Estate
Waiting Game Questioned
Need more hints:: check this article out from the Calgary Herald
If consumers think they will hang on for a while longer before buying -- just in case prices fall some more -- they had better think again, say experts.
Officials from both the new and resale housing sectors have sent the message that prices will move up this year.
Sano Stante, president of the Calgary Real Estate Board, is the latest to indicate this move.
Based on recent job growth figures from the City of Calgary, and migration of people to Calgary, the resale market appears ready for recovery, he says.
"This could be great news for those home buyers who have been putting off purchasing for fear that homes may still decrease in price," says Stante.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Calgary Housing Prices to Increase 5-7%
Categories:Calgary Buyers,Calgary Economy,Calgary Home Buying,Calgary House Tips,Calgary Market Trends,Calgary Real Estate,Economics,Sell your Home in Calgary
SO are you convinced yet ? Real Estate in Calgary to have a strong year. I still advise to buy BEFORE the mortgage changes onMarch 18, 2011.
CALGARY - Short-term year-over-year price growth expectations for Calgary’s resale housing market is in the five to seven per cent range, according to the Conference Board of Canada.
The board’s Metro Resale Index, released Friday, said Calgary joins Victoria, Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Regina, Winnipeg, Halifax and Newfoundland in that category.
However, the price growth expectations are below the top category of seven per cent and more, which includes Edmonton, Saskatoon, Gatineau, Montreal, Quebec, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivieres and Saguenay.
The conference board said Calgary’s resale housing average price in December for all residential properties was $394,949, down from $401,590 in November and from $403,148 in December 2009.
Seasonally-adjusted annual sales in the city in December were 21,996, which were up from November’s 20,100 but down from 24,108 in December 2009.
Throughout Canada, the board said sales were higher in November in 13 of 28 markets surveyed but remained below year-earlier levels in 26 and “often by a wide margin.”
According to the website of Calgary realtor Mike Fotiou, of First Place Realty, so far in January up to and including Thursday, there have been 418 single-family home sales in the city for an average MLS sale price of $434,027. In December for the entire month, there were 734 transactions at an average price of $441,341.
The website shows month-to-date condo sales of 145 for an average price of $269,824. In December, there were 320 transactions for the month for an average price of $282,768.
Earlier this week, Sano Stante, the new president of the Calgary Real Estate Board, forecast single-family home sales to increase by 19.9 per cent this year from 2010 and for the average MLS sale price to jump by 4.1 per cent to $480,000. He also forecast condo sales to see a 15.8 per cent annual increase with the average price rising by 1.8 per cent to $295,000 for the year.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Saving Money with Energy Savers
9 Unexpected Energy (and Money) Savers
Some great ideas and helpful hints from our friends at Houselogic.com.
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