Archive for December, 2011

How is Square Footage Measured?

If you’ve ever tried to do home improvements or make something yourself where measuring is required, you know that you can measure one thing a few times and each time you will come up with a different number. Why is that? Why is measuring so hard? I don’t really have an answer for that per […]

Interactive Map: The Economy Where we Live

The fallout from the recession has cut deeply into the housing security, employment and income of many Americans. But some parts of the country are clearly faring better than others. Here, are three interactive maps showing foreclosure and jobless rates as well as household income by county, provided by NPR.

Want Two Free Tix to A Christmas Carol?

Pdxpipeline is giving away a pair of tickets ($47) to A Christmas Carol at The Old Church. These two tickets are for front-row reserved seating and are valued at $23.50 each! To win, comment on their post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Friday December 16. To enter […]

Possible Plans for Vacant Lot in Front of My Oregon First Office!

Do you ever drive past these whole blocks that are nothing but grass and wonder what the deal is? I do. There’s one right in front of my office on the corner of MLK and Alberta in NE Portland. Apparently Clayborn Collins of Emmanuel Community Services will propose a community market (similar to Saturday Market […]

Portland Holiday Events for Everyone!

The Santaland Diaries– For a slightly different take on the Christmas experience, checkout this performance based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elif in Macy’s Santaland display! Gerding Theater at the Armory 11/29-12/31-website

Huge Art Sale Saturday! $40 for every piece!

Such a great opportunity to get original art at an affordable price. This Saturday December 10, 2011 from 2pm-10pm: Over 250 artists, 2000+ Original Art, Live Music, and Bar. Open to all ages! This is a FREE show too! All art 8″x8″ originals are ONLY $40. Location is the Settlement Galleries in Pioneer Place Mall […]

Moving Tips!

1) Get recommendations Ask for the names of reputable and reliable moving companies from friends, co-workers and family. Inquire about their experiences, and note what worked and didn’t work, as well as how much they paid. Seek out their advice on how to make your move a smooth one.

Deputies Refuse to Evict 103-Year-Old from Home

Are the Holidays a Good Time to Sell?

That depends. Like everything else in real estate it depends on the house and sellers. Based on a study by, 60% of agents say yes it is a good time to sell. 79% of the agents surveyed said that more serious buyers come out during the holidays, and 61% say less competition from other […]

Wondering about Attic Insulation or Condensation on Windows?

Well, here are some answers for you!