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!
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. 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
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
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
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?