Beginning January 1, 2018, sellers of single family homes in Portland will be required to obtain and disclose a Home Energy Score. Portland City Council unanimously passed this policy in 2016 in an effort to achieve goals set in the 2015 Climate Action Plan and to protect consumers in one of the biggest financial investments most people will ever … [Read more...] about The Home Energy Score!
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#1 Impact Driver What's awesome about the impact driver is that there's a clutch inside so you can't strip screw heads and it stops automatically. There's also a light to help shine on dark spots and to figure out where the screw head is. These are great for tightening hinges on doors, putting screws in the decks … anything screw related really. … [Read more...] about Wick’s Favorite Tools – Great Gift Ideas for the Holidays!
The 2017 Portland Market has been a lot cooler than 2016. In general the number of sales are down and the average days on market has gone up. However, that being said, appreciation has been 9%. This Fall there has been a surge in the market and increased activity that should reflect next month but in general, we have stabilized and the … [Read more...] about Market Action Report- October 2017
Winter is upon us and residential fires take their toll every day and every year, resulting in lost lives, injuries, and destroyed property. Many conditions that cause house fires can be avoided or prevented by homeowners. Taking the time to make some simple precautions, preventive inspections, and concrete planning can help prevent fires in … [Read more...] about Tips to Prepare Your Home for a Safe Holiday Season
Hey everyone, Karoline here. Wick and I have a saying that if you want to get anything done around your house, schedule a party and you will be amazed at what you could get done. Yes, we all love a deadline, but seriously it's a great way to motivate you when you realize a bunch of people are going to be going through your … [Read more...] about Jump Start Your Home Projects By Throwing a Party
Hi All, Wick here. I get a lot of questions about today’s topic. Fences. As the saying goes, “Good fences make good neighbors.” I don’t know if this is true or not but I can tell you you will learn a lot about your neighbor when you start discussing the fence you both share. (As many of you have told me.) I have a lot of questions to … [Read more...] about Three Tips To Building A Fence For Your Home