Welcome to Wick's haunted house of horrors! Today I’ll be bringing you the scariest house horrors from each decade. Be warned: many of these items have literally killed people! In the beginning, there was lead-based paint. This seductive mistress of beautiful sheens killed both the people making it and the inhabitants of the homes it … [Read more...] about Wick’s Haunted House of Horrors!
Portland Real Estate Behind the Scenes
Cooler numbers came to the Portland metro area this September. New listings (3,606) fell 1.0% short of the 3,644 new listings offered last year in September 2017 and 14.4% short of the 4,214 new listings offered last month in August 2018. Similarly, pending sales (2,471) decreased 9.5% from September 2017 (2,730) and 10.5% from August 2018 … [Read more...] about Portland Real Estate Market Action Report – September 2018
Hi All. Wick here. Today’s topic is silent but deadly. And yes I’M talking about radon gas. Radon is an odorless colorless gas emitted from decomposing granite in the earth. It’s the second leading cause of lung cancer in Oregon right after smoking. Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind regarding radon: 1) Radon moves with the air. If … [Read more...] about Wick’s Tips – Five Thoughts on Radon in Your PDX Home
The Portland metro area saw more mixed activity in August, but new listings were up compared with August 2017. At 4,214 new listings outpaced August 2017 (4,048) by 4.1%, despite cooling 2.3% from the 4,312 new listings offered last month in July 2018. Closed sales (2,967) increased 8.4% from last month in July 2018 (2,736) but ended 2.2% under … [Read more...] about Portland Real Estate Market Action Report – August 2018
Hi all Wick here. Since it’s summer I thought I’d go with a sunny fun topic since it's sunny and fun outside. We all know them. We all love them: Realtor terms Here’s a list I’ve compiled that I thought you might enjoy. Some old, some new. And a few are my own creation Urban. Sounds chic and metropolitan right? It means it's loud. … [Read more...] about Wick’s Tips – Humorous Realtor Jargon You Should Know
Pending sales saw gains this July in the Portland metro area. At 3,071, pending sales outpaced July 2017 (3,040) by 1.0% and June 2018 (3,059) by 0.4%. New listings, at 4,312, outpaced July 2017 (4,202) by 2.6%, but cooled 4.5% when compared with June 2018, when 4,515 new listings were offered. Closed sales (2,736) cooled 2.0% from July 2017 … [Read more...] about Portland Real Estate Market Action Report – July 2018