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
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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
Wick: Hi all. Wick here! Today’s topic is tiny homes. Have you ever thought of owning a small house on wheels and renting it out? Otherwise known as the “tiny American Dream”:)? Today we are going to chat with someone who has done just that. This might help you decide if you want to get on the “tiny house train” or not! Wick: Joining us is … [Read more...] about Wick’s Tips- Considering a Tiny Home in PDX?
ADU- Accessory Dwelling Unit, aka "mother-in-law apartment," "granny flat," studio apartment, ohana (in HI). An ADU is a second dwelling unit created on a lot with a house, attached house, or manufactured home. An ADU is smaller than the main dwelling. It can be a conversion of an existing portion of the home, an addition to the existing house, … [Read more...] about ADUs- What to Know