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9 Tips for Hiring the Best Contractor for the Job

Making good hiring decisions will allow you to really enjoy your next home improvement project.

Whether you’re adding on to your home, need a small home improvement task completed, or preparing for a remodel, there will come a time you need to call in a professional contractor. A contractor is a great asset for your home project. They have connections to vendors and subcontractors to get your project done and have experience in working with your type of home. But before you just hire anyone, you need to make sure you’re working with a reputable provider. And, hiring the right contractor can make the difference in terms of safety, budget and stress.  Link to those 9 Tips…

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Plumbing Problems? Expert Advice for Hiring a Plumber

Before you call your next plumber, read this advice from a Porch pro.

At some time or another you’ve had to call a plumber. Whether you’re home had a true plumbing emergency or you just neededprofessional help, a plumber is one of those professionals who, like an emergency-room doctor, is the person we call for last minute issues. We recently spoke with a Porch pro, Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditioning, to find out what homeowners should know before hiring a plumber.

roofing2Need A New Roof? Here’s Your Roofing 101

Replacing or repairing your roof is a large decision. Become educated before buying.

Have you been thinking of installing a new roof or wonder if you need to repair your roof? The roof of your home is the first layer of protection against the elements. It also serves an important function in your home’s insulation system.  Read the story.

curb appeal5 Budget-Friendly Updates to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Your home gets one chance to make a good impression.

The front of your home is the first thing a potential buyer will see, and if they don’t like it, they may not want to see inside. Consider your home’s curb appeal like a job interview. You wouldn’t show up in jeans and a torn t-shirt, so why would you dress the front of your house so unattractively? Luckily there are ways you can update your curb appeal without draining the bank in the process.

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Here is one of the homes on the list.  You or your client may really love this great chance to see the wonderful homes on this tour.  Inspiration awaits…

Noble Ridge Construction, Inc.: 1788 Harrison Way NE 1788 Harrison Way NE | Issaquah | 98029 Architecture: Stephenson Design Collective Offered by: Noble Ridge Construction, Inc. Photography by: Malia Campbell Photography Built 2013, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 4259 … Read More


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March Home Maintenance Guide

Read your monthly maintenance tips here plus helpful links and project information.

The official date of spring is March 20th and winter is slowly losing its bite. For homeowners in mild to moderate climates, March is the time for stepping out into the yard, inspecting the property for winter damage, and preparing for spring. Other regions may still be still under a blanket of frost and snow, waiting for the thaw to begin later this month. Flooding is a general problem for many states, as warmer evening temperatures slowly thaw frozen ground. Spring may also be the time for electrical storms and heavy rains. Regardless of your specific regional climate and temperatures, here are some maintenance and preventative tips every homeowner should be aware of this month.  Read the article…

De-Clutter Now: 8 Things You Can Live Without

In 2009 I moved into a 200-square-foot cottage. The rent and location were awesome, but there was one problem. Half my stuff didn’t fit in the place. So I got rid of it. Furniture, old clothes, books, shoes, art. And you know what?  Read the story…