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
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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
New listings int he Portland metro area saw a slight gain compared to last year this March. At 3,648 for the month, new listings edged 1.2% over the 3,604 new listings offered last year in March 2017 and were 44.2% warmer than last month in February 2018 (2,530). This is the best March for new listings in the area since 2010, when 4,987 new … [Read more...] about Market Action Report- March 2018