Summer is now in full bloom. With heat waves circulating across most of the United States, power to run the AC has become scarce. If your Vancouver home is without AC, there are a couple of things you can do to cool off.
To start, hold something frozen in your hand for as long as you can. This is going to cool your body by as much as 3 degrees F and will last for up to an hour. Stop if it starts to hurt. Drink lots of water, even if you aren't thirsty. You must make up for all of the fluids lost from perspiration. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing if you have got to go outdoors, however it is better to keep out of direct sunlight.
Shut off all the lights and any other heat sources, such as the TV. Get your hair wet by taking a cool shower or bath. Place a wet towel behind your neck, on your forehead, on the inside of your wrists and elbows, and on the backs of your knees. The rest of your body will naturally cool down by cooling these points.
Go to the library, mall, or other air-conditioned place if all else fails. Roughing it for a couple of days should not be that hard. After all, people have lived for many years without AC. More ...
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2007
The majority of the time, purchasing a piece of Vancouver real estate is a breeze. You end up with a fantastic home in the neighborhood you have always dreamed of. Unfortunately, your don't realize that your neighbors are problematic until it is too late.
Feuds between neighbors sometimes become extreme and could cause one party to move away. You are more likely to get a response to your complaints when you shower an unfriendly neighbor with kindness.
If you worry they in violation of any laws, be sure you do your research to find out just what the local codes and regulations are. If your requests are not addressed you can then bring the city in.
A mediator can oftentimes settle any disputes and the courts and police should only be used as a last hope. You should be able to make friends with your neighbor if you have an open mind. More ...
Posted on Monday, July 09, 2007
Student housing is steady, in spite of a slight dip in conventional Vancouver apartment rentals. The median growth rate for every form of student housing has increased by 7 percent, according to a recent report. Units with +3 bedrooms have undergone the highest increase, from 9 percent to 13 percent.
A lease remains by the unit, not the bed, and the better part of leases run the regular year. Vancouver homeowners renting to students will find this news beneficial. More ...
Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2007
You may not be a Hollywood star, but don't give up on your Vancouver home just yet. Movie or TV shoots have caused some owners to turn over their home for days, even weeks. For the use of the perfect home, production companies are willing to shell out big money.
The glamour and money is more than worth it for some. For others, the thought of a handyman entering their house causes nervousness. Even for fame, a hundred crewmembers are impossible. Seeing your Vancouver home on the silver screen should be fun. More ...
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007
Are you searching for ways to upgrade your Vancouver home ? Stay away from Martha Stewart Magazine and design shows. Instead, visit a model home. Several homeowners are touring model homes for design tips, new amenities, or simply to see how their home measures up.
Homebuilders can identify who is actually interested and who isn't. Builders depend on these looky-loos for insight as to what homeowners want. From the layout to appliances, everthing is scrutinized by a possible buyer in a model home. Builders and Vancouver homeowners can actually learn a lot from one another. More ...