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!
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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
Hi All, Wick here. Today's topic is planting strips. I've heard a lot of controversy lately over what is allowed and not allowed for this area of land located between the sidewalk and the curb. The city's overall viewpoint is safety and access. Safety in the ability to view traffic and access for car doors to open near the curb. As you … [Read more...] about Wick’s Tips – Planting Strips 101 in PDX
Although many homeowners take on small renovation projects themselves, they often hire contractors to work on larger projects, including kitchen or bathroom overhauls and home additions. Regardless of the project, hiring the right contractor for the job can be a challenge. Recently our client, Tia, asked a great question on our Facebook … [Read more...] about How to Hire the Right Contractor
Hi All. Wick here. Today’s topic is sheds! We’re headed into the summer lawn mowing season. Where do you keep your lawn mower? Or if you’re a grass antagonist where do you keep your gardening tools? Not in your garage of course. That’s for all of your stuff:) The answer: you need a shed! Here is our shed. Lovingly hand crafted with my … [Read more...] about Wick’s Tips – Sheds! What You Need to Know
Closed sales saw an upswing this April in the Portland metro area. There were 2,523 closings, a 13.7% increase over April 2017 (2,219) and a 6.4% increase over last month in March 2018 (2,371). New listings (3,990) saw gains as well, outpacing April 2017 (3,759) by 6.1% and March 2018 (3,648) by 9.4%. Pending sales, at 3,008 in April, fell 2.6% … [Read more...] about Market Action Report- April 2018