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Easy DIY Home Projects and Repairs

The New Year is almost upon us, and homeowners often have several projects that make it onto a New Year’s resolution list. At Fox Insurance Agency, we want our customers to understand that some projects are best to do...

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Advantages of Towing and Roadside Assistance

Let’s face it, no one enjoys being stuck by the side of the road. Whether you get a flat tire during rush hour or you lock your keys in the car at the grocery store, towing and roadside assistance added to your car...

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International Travel Safety

Many clients of Fox Insurance Agency travel to remote destinations this time of year. Perhaps you have plans to be in Paris on New Year’s Day, or maybe you plan to enjoy a warm, sandy beach instead of a chilly Christmas...

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Holiday Fire Safety

The winter holidays are wonderful times to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, every year, some families observe the holidays by losing their homes to fire. Although Fox Insurance Agency will be here to...

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Winter Driving Safety

At Fox Insurance, we work hard to help you find the right auto insurance, but we also want to help you avoid unnecessary accidents. Winter weather in Oregon can make the roads treacherous. If you must drive in snowy...

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Preparing Your Home for Winter

As an insurance company, we encourage our customers to take preventative measures. These not only save you from hassles in the future. They may also eliminate costly insurance claims and even help to lower your...

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Tips for Safe Holiday Travel

The old saying says, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” While we agree, we’d like to encourage those of you who are traveling over the holidays to take precautions. In other words, we want you to arrive...

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Keep Your Home Safe While You Travel

Are you going on vacation soon? Perhaps you’re going out of town for the holidays or plan to take a cruise in a warmer climate. Have a great time, but don’t forget the care and security of your home while you’re away. ...

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Your Home Maintenance Checklist For The Fall

Fall brings more than just changing leaves and shorter days. In Beaverton, Portland, and many other areas, it also comes with a shift in weather conditions that can have a serious impact on your home. And, don’t forget,...

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Help Keep Your Kids Safe Even When You Are Not Around

As your children grow to school age, they inevitably spend a lot more time going places and doing things on their own in and around Portland, Beaverton, or their other local community.And, inevitably you’re going to...

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5 Tips to Combat Ice Dams in Beaverton and Portland Oregon

This winter in Beaverton, Portland and beyond, an ice dam may just be your roof’s worst enemy. What is an ice dam? As snow melts and refreezes along the edge of your roof, the accumulation of ice essentially forms a...

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Getting ready for winter weather in Beaverton and Portland Oregon

Fall has arrived, but there's still time to get ready for winter weather, including storms. Extreme cold is always a possibility here in Beaverton, Portland and beyond, so we at Fox Insurance Agency have compiled some...

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After-School Safety Tips for Parents and Kids in Oregon and Washington

Parents, class is back in session in Beaverton and Portland Oregon, so you've likely already reviewed the basic safety tips for kids who walk or bus to and from school. Those tips, of course, are: Walk with a buddy...

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Tips For A More Secure Oregon Workplace!

Protecting your Oregon business used to mean locking the doors at the end of the day. That's still important, of course, but now a security breach can extend beyond your physical assets to include software, systems and...

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Ways to make good old-fashioned road trips more affordable in or out of Oregon!

These days air fares are no bargain, and air travel is no fun. Gas prices have their ups and downs, but they're trending down. Maybe it's time for a good old-fashioned road trip across - or out of - Oregon. It's a great...

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Play hard not hurt safety tips for school sports in Beaverton, Portland and elsewhere!

As summer turns to fall in Beaverton, Portland, and the rest of the country, more than 7 million young people take to their school playing fields, dreaming of athletic glory. Without some advance planning and common-...

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Here are 4 ways to help all children have a great school year!

It's back-to-school time in Beaverton, Portland and throughout Oregon. If you have school-age children, your household is likely bustling with activity and filling up with books and backpacks. There are other households...

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Home Security is Easier and Better Than Ever!

Think home security in Portland and Beaverton Oregon is still about bulky camera equipment and wires running all throughout your home? Think again. Today, things have changed quite a bit, and the playing field has been...

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Commuting by Bike: How to Get to the Office on 2 Wheels

There are plenty of great reasons to bike to work: Commuters who ride save money on gas and car insurance, stay fit and help the environment (they don't get stuck in traffic, either). And they even have fun - as long as...

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Beaverton RV trip planning - How to find a route you will remember!

The sky is clear, the summer sun is bright and you're itching to hit the road from Beaverton, Portland, or elsewhere. You've got the RV prepared, you're almost packed and you even have a pretty good idea of where you...

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In Oregon and Washington don't give up the ship, protect your boat from theft!

Thousands of boats and personal watercraft are stolen each year in the U.S. including Beaverton and Portland, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. But, even if your boat remains exactly where you left it,...

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Keep your Oregon and Washington campsite and your gear secure!

Camping today is just a little different than it was in Oregon, Washington and elsewhere, say, 20 or 30 years ago. Back then, you brought some gear, some food and some clothing - just enough to sustain you for a weekend...

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Neighborhood Watch help keep their communities safe!

For more than 40 years, Neighborhood Watch has enabled private citizens to join with law enforcement to help keep their communities safe. Watch groups keep track of neighborhood goings-on and maintain a responsible,...

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Staying Safe When the Ground Shakes in Oregon

The scary thing about earthquakes (one of them anyway)? They're so unexpected. Earthquakes aren't limited to any one time of the year, and you certainly don't see them coming. They simply hit (and can hit in every state,...

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Summers in Beaverton and Portland mean backyard grilling – safely!

Just like hamburgers and hot dogs, a sizzling grill is a symbol of summer and grilling isn't just about great food. Backyard barbecues often create treasured memories with friends and family. Keep in mind, however, that...

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Conserve water while enjoying your Beaverton Garden

Abnormally dry conditions - and, in some cases, severe droughts - are affecting Beaverton Oregon and a large part of the country, making smart water usage critical for everyone from farmers to homeowners. But, even if...

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Tips to Stay Cool in Beaverton, OR without the AC on!

Two-thirds of households in America have air conditioners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy - and they spend a total of $11 billion each year running them. Our guess is that most of those households (which may...

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Keep Your Beaverton Oregon Garden Green, Your Water Bill Low

Abnormally dry conditions - and, in some cases, severe droughts - are affecting a large part of the country, making smart water usage critical for everyone from farmers to homeowners. But, even if your region isn't...

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Getting Your Boat Out of Storage and Into the Water in Oregon

Summer is almost here in Oregon, and you're ready to get out on the water. But, is your boat ready? Even if you've kept it properly stored for the winter and protected from the elements, there are still a number of...

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Summer’s Coming – What to Do With the Kids in Beaverton Oregon?

It's the age-old question that parents in Oregon face every year: How do we keep the kids occupied this summer? Well, there are always the biggies, such as theme parks or camping. But, with work and other obligations...

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5 Questions to Ask When Buying a Car for Your Graduate

It's hard to believe your child is already graduating, much less getting ready to head off to college or join the workforce - first grade seems like just yesterday, after all. You've worked hard to put your kids in a...

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3 Easy Ways to Reduce the Risk of a Car Crash in Portland Oregon

Spring has arrived, and the warmer weather often prompts people in Portland and Beaverton Oregon to hop in their cars for weekend (or longer) road trips. Unfortunately, too many of those trips will end up being...

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After the Beaverton Oregon Storm: How to Check Your Property for Damage

The beauty of spring in Beaverton, Oregon and Portland, Oregon is often tempered by powerful storms, with heavy rains, strong winds and destructive hail. Through it all, your home protects you from the elements, so be...

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Portland Homeowners: Is It Time to Replace Your Appliance Hoses?

You probably know someone who has come home from vacation to find water all over the laundry room - and the rest of the house. The cause? Most likely, the hose connecting the washing machine to the water supply. That's...

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Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode in Beaverton Oregon

Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and, as the weather gets warmer here in Portland, Oregon, Beaverton, Oregon, and the days grow longer, there's a positive energy in the air. Many people decide it's the perfect time...

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What You Should Know About Flood Insurance

You've probably heard this horror story before - someone loses a home due to a flood and learns after the fact that standard homeowners insurance doesn't cover flood damage. At Fox Insurance Agency, we want you to be...

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Relax Portland! April is Stress Awareness Month

Believe it or not, the average stress level of Americans has dropped since 2007, according to the American Psychological Association (APA). But, we here at Fox Insurance Agency understand if you don't exactly feel that...

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How to Make Earth Day Your Everyday in Beaverton, Oregon

Earth Day may officially come around only once a year on April 22, but our world would be a better place if we all took steps to take care of the planet year round. So, we here at Fox Insurance put together several ways...

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Stop Wasting Energy and Money in Beaverton and Portland

Are you tired of high utility bills landing in your mailbox in Beaverton or Portland Oregon? Not sure how to lower those bills without turning your heat way down or taking cold showers? We at Fox Insurance Agency can...

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Slow Down Oregon Drivers, Save Money... and Lives!

How many times has the following happened to you? You're speeding down a local highway when you spot an Oregon State highway patrol car. You quickly hit the brakes and slow down, relieved that you didn't get caught ......

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Know and Avoid the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

Taking a road trip is a grand American tradition, particularly once we escape the winter doldrums here in Oregon and the days start getting a little sunnier. Too many drivers, however, also take part in some other "...

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Time To Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode in Portland Oregon

Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and, as the weather gets warmer here in Portland and Beaverton, Oregon, and the days grow longer, there's a positive energy in the air. Many people decide it's the perfect time for...

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Spring Maintenance for Your Portland Oregon Home

When springtime rolls around in Portland and Beaverton Oregon, almost everyone thinks of cleaning. That's fine (we probably all need to do a little more of that, after all), but there's something even more important to...

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Stop Wasting Energy, Start Lowering Your Winter Bills

Cold weather and short days mean high energy bills for most of us. But, even as you turn up the heat and turn on more lights, you can still find ways to lower your bills while keeping your Portland area home cozy. To...

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Avoiding Distractions While Driving Could Save Your Life

You've seen them on the roads; you might even know a few of them. And you could be one yourself. Distracted drivers in come in all shapes, sizes, ages and experience levels. Even if you're not one today, you could...

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Am I covered if I borrow my friend’s car?

Most people in Portland, Oregon and elsewhere have an idea of what's covered and not covered under their various insurance policies. But at Fox Insurance Agency, we get a lot of questions about borrowing or loaning a...

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Storing A Classic Car In Portland Oregon Through The Winter

- If you're a classic car owner, surely you are committed to ensuring it stays in tip-top shape throughout all the seasons, especially the winter when it most likely will be unused for a while. Any period of...

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Buying a new car? Things to keep in mind...

Buying a new car in Portland, Beaverton, or elsewhere is an exciting time - but it can also be stressful. After all, you're trying to get the best deal on price, while also deciding on the make, model and features you...

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Helping Seniors In Portland Have a Wonderful Winter

Slippery sidewalks. Freezing temperatures. Power outages. Winter isn't always a wonderland. That's why, if you regularly lend a hand to a senior friend or family member here in Portland, it may be a good time of the...

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Winter Safety Items To Keep In Your Car - Portland & Beaverton Oregon

You keep your home stocked with emergency supplies. (Right?) What about your car? During winter in Portland, Beaverton and beyond, extreme weather and road conditions can lead to all kinds of trouble when you're...

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Warm Up To Fireplace Safety Tips In Portland - Fox Insurance Agency

The wood is stacked, the flue is open and the match is in hand. You're about to enjoy a wonderful winter evening by the fire in Portland or Beaverton, Oregon. Just know this first: Heat sources ignite more than 50,000...

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Be Prepared For Storms With A Winter Weather Prep Kit In Beaverton, Or - Fox Insurance Agency

Now that winter has arrived, it's time to prepare for winter weather conditions. At Fox Insurance Agency we have a few suggestions to help you get prepared before the winter storms hit! Of course you want to have the...

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