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If you want to excel in life, self-motivation is essential. You must know how to motivate yourself. You must be able to keep your spirit high. That's the only way to get the power you need to overcome difficulties. How do you motivate yourself? Here are several tips I've found effective in build...
Renovations are stressful, but if you rush through important details you could fall prey to one of these scams. Here are some of the most common and costly home improvement scams. 1. One-time special. If a contractor approaches you with a special offer, ask for concrete evidence that the quoted ...
People are drawn to areas with natural light. There is something special about natural light from above, bringing the sky indoors. Skylights can make a dark room bright, provide ventilation and add architectural appeal. Skylights as LightingA skylight can be a problem solver, bringing natural li...
There has been a lot of talk lately in households across America about cutting back. The national debt is in the trillions, the sub-prime mortgage mess has left more than a million homes in foreclosure, gas prices are at an all-time high and budgets are tighter than ever.If you had to choose a bu...
Can you imagine having a 9-in. hole in your wall? Just think of the costs of heating or cooling your house with a hole that big. Now, did you ever think that you just might have the equivalent of that 9-inch hole in your house? Experts tell us that a quarter-inch crack around the perimeter of a t...
Question to Ask a Contractor before You Hire After a damaging storm, it can be hard to find a contractor who will repair your home right away. Although it is tempting to rush into a contract with the first available builder or handyman, it is very important to take the time and check their licens...
I'm sure the vast majority of Realtors know that FHA/VA/HUD/USDA Appraisers are not home inspectors even though they are required to inspect the property. Unfortunately some people don't know that and think their new home has been inspected. http://www.connectmidmissouri.com/news/story.aspx?id=59...
UFFI stands for Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation, a type of expanding foam, ideal for insulating hard-to-reach places such as wall cavities. Instead of tearing the wall apart to add insulation, a technician only has to make a few holes and inject the foam into the wall, allowing the foam to expa...
Decorative outdoor lighting is a worthwhile investment for your home, and installing it can be a rewarding intermediate-level do-it-yourself project. Outdoor lighting adds safety to your home environment by increasing visibility along paths and stairs, and helps eliminate dark spots and shadows. ...
Vermiculite is a mineral in the earth. It is mined to produce a variety of products. When heated to a high temperature, vermiculite "exfoliates" or pops like popcorn into lightweight pieces of material, ideal for use as thermal insulation. Pieces of vermiculite are anywhere from 1/4 to 1 inch thi...

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Serving all of the Portland Metro and outlying areas for over 13 years. We serve buyers and sellers ranging from first time homebuyers, to captains of industry.