At our recent "House" It Going?, we discussed all things ORGANIZED. Everyone came with great ideas, questions, tips, and a few secrets. I think it's safe to say that we all left the discussion wanting more. What better time to get organized than now, the middle of Winter. Us Portlanders know how epic the summers are and the last thing we want to … [Read more...] about Get Organized!
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The Portland metro area saw plenty of pending sales and new listings in January. January 2018 pending sales (2,311) were 16.1% higher than January 2017 and 31.5% higher than December 2017. It was the strongest January for pending listings in the metro area since 2007. There were 2,486 new listings in January, 12.4% higher than January 2017 and … [Read more...] about Market Action Report- Jan 2018
Hi all! Wick here. Happy New Year! It’s 2018 and it’s time for some New Year's resolutions. The Ashley’s decided not to buy anything for the month of January. Feel free to contact me mid month to see how that’s going:) Portland has a new resolution! It wants to lower its carbon footprint. Or more precisely, it’s trying to get us to be more … [Read more...] about Wick’s Tip: The New Portland Home Energy Score (video)
In The Water: It is no secret that the Portland metro area has high levels of lead in the the drinking water. Recent reports have only increased this concern. We are here to help you better understand the source of the lead and ways to prevent exposure. Portland’s drinking water comes from two high-quality sources– the Bull Run Watershed and … [Read more...] about What You Should Know About LEAD
The Portland metro area saw mixed numbers this December, but new listings made gains compared to December 2016. At 1,617, new listings showed a 13.8% increase compared to December 2016, despite a 33.1% decrease from last month in November 2017 (2,416). This is the strongest December for new listings in the Portland metro area since 2011. Pending … [Read more...] about Market Action Report- Dec 2017
Wick and I are often asked: "What changes should I make to my home if I am going to sell in the next 1-5 years?" There is a study that comes out every year that outlines the cost versus the value for various improvements. This means, how much money will I get back for doing this improvement? Here are the most impactful changes to make for the … [Read more...] about Return on Investment: What Home Improvements You Should Make If You Plan To Sell