4/10/18: Quarterly E-Newsletter

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This month we're talking about Radon...  
Did you buy your house before Radon became a big issue in Portland? If so, be sure to test for Radon every so often.

What is Radon? 
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that forms naturally from the radioactive decay of Uranium in rock, soil, and water. When radon gas is formed, it migrates through the soil to the air above, and can become concentrated at unhealthy levels inside buildings.Millions of homes in the United States have elevated radon levels. The first step to protect your family from radon is to have your home tested to find out if you’re being exposed to elevated levels. If elevated levels are found, there are mitigation systems that can be installed to minimize exposure to radon.

Radon Inquiries: radon@soilsolutionsenvironmental.com

For additional information about this topic, see the sourced article at http://soilsolutionsenvironmental.com/radon.

What you need to know...

The Tax Law Has Changed Again...

The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is a sweeping tax package. Here’s a look at some of the more important elements of the new law that have an impact on individuals and businesses...

Disclaimer: Consult a professional tax expert to discuss your specific situation as I am not a CPA.

Featured Listing: Cully's Garden Courtyard Condo

  • Built 1963
  • 2bed/1 bath
  • 794 sf
  • Schools: Vernon K-8, Jefferson/Madison
  • Taxes: $2,248.42
  • Additional features: Fenced back patio
  • Walk Score: 67; Bike Score: 85; Transit Score: 45
  • MLS#: 18365296

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be neighbors with a farmer? To enjoy the neighborly bounty of a local farm all year long?

You can still have that same experience without being right next door, thanks to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).

CSAs allow you become a shareholder in a local farm and did you know Portland has its own community support agriculture coalition?

March Scouting & Market Report

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Portland got off pretty easy this winter, with just a couple of snowy days and next to no ice…phew.

“Bring on Spring!” is the general feeling in the air, and the real estate market is beginning to reflect that sentiment.

February 2018 was a strong month for closing, with 1,806 homes being sold – 8.2% more than February 2017, and a 10.9% jump from the month prior...

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