Carpenter and Site Lead Carrie has been with Hammer & Hand for three and a half years now. An artist and tinkerer, Carrie has always enjoyed building things, including making clothes and handbags for over two decades. Born in Pismo Beach, California, Carrie grew up in Ventura and San Luis […]

Photography has never been more important to the real estate industry than it is today. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of REALTORS®, homebuyers rated photos as the feature they use most when searching for a home online. Web listings or advertisements with bad photos, or no […]

As any real estate agent knows, finding quality leads and generating new business starts with cultivating pre-existing relationships. But, if you don’t already have a large referral base or if you are new to the area, generating new leads can be difficult. While novice agents tend to focus more on open houses and cold-calling […]

Get ready for backyard fun with these easy to make DIY cornhole game boards. You can make your own set in just a few a hours using pre-cut tops. I’m super excited about this DIY yard game! I used to make custom cornhole boards and sell them when I was […]

Blackstone’s efforts to trim its southern California portfolio continue with the recent unloading of two office buildings in Santa Ana, Calif. Specifically, the 560,000-square-foot Griffin Towers at 5 and 6 Hutton Centre Drive recently changed hands for $82 million, or about $146 per square foot. Newmark mediated the negotiation for […]

Flat Roof Repair Flat Roof Repair or Commercial Flat Roof Repair is sometimes an incredibly complex task or even requires roof insurance claims and experienced professional help for reconstruction. It is very frustrating to have a flat roof leakage. If the flat roof repair is not done properly, leaky roofs […]

Flooring is a critical part of any home. Besides aesthetics, research suggests that the flooring you select dictates important factors like your health and comfort.  Durability and performance are also major characteristics when it comes to choosing a floor finish.

  A version of this article appeared in the Seattle Times. Owners finance home remodeling projects in many different ways, from using savings to borrowing from a 401k to bank loans. Read on to learn about 10 of the most common avenues to pay for your dream remodel and get our list […]