Technology/Science

How to Use Portlandmaps.com and Other Insanely Useful Resources

How to Use Portlandmaps.com and Other Insanely Useful Resources

If you’ve never heard of nor used Portland Maps (which we will from this point forward just refer to as Portlandmaps.com, because that’s what everyone calls it), then you are in for a treat today!!!

Okay, that might be overstating it just a bit. But, I will be going into some detail explaining a few important pieces of information you can find using this tool (which is free, accessible for everyone, and relatively easy to navigate). I’ll also mention a few other handy websites that work for residents all around the metro. All together, these make for some powerful tools in your toolbelt.

Even if you don’t read this full blog article, go ahead and bookmark it, favorite it, share it, make a note, screenshot it, or somethin’, because it’ll come in handy at some point!

A Home Buyer's Guide to Internet Options

A Home Buyer's Guide to Internet Options

What you need to know before (or after) your home purchase

The internet is awesome. Except when it's time to get a new internet connection (or your existing connection is down). Chances are, if you are moving or thinking about moving to a new place, it's been awhile since you've had to shop for a provider and a plan.

This blog will cover the main providers and options available to Portland area residents, maximum high speeds, pros and cons of each option, what to consider to best meet the needs of your family, and a quick glossary of terms.

My name is Brandi Whitaker and I'm a Realtor specializing in the purchase and sale of residential real estate in the Portland metro area. Learn more about me and contact me if you need a cool Realtor that understands the importance of technology.

Understanding Radon

Understanding Radon

And a cool interactive map, too!

Radon is dangerous. I think just about everyone knows that. But how dangerous is it? That's where things start to get a little fuzzy. A friend and colleague recently endured a few months of radon poisoning with almost deadly results. This can happen to anyone that lives in a home with exposure risk. It's important to understand this deadly gas, why you should be aware of it, and how to mitigate the risk to you and your family.

Online Real Estate Scams

Online Real Estate Scams

So this is a super exciting topic, right? I've attended enough classes on information security to know how quickly people tune out (about 47.8 seconds). We're all vulnerable, though, so let's keep on top of this crazy world.

The Wire Fraud Scam

How it works
This one has been around for a couple of years and there are several different variations.