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Bicycle Safety and Insurance

A bicycle is more than just a possession. It can represent transit, exercise, or leisure. Some cyclists use their bikes for all three. However, in our society we often treat bikes with less seriousness than we reserve...

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Insurance and College Students

As students head off to college, it's important to make sure they are protected against common risks. Whether it's automobile accidents, or theft of personal property, it is wise to plan for the worst and hope for the...

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Why get renters insurance? For starters, many landlords require it.

Renters often do not carry insurance. This can be a very costly mistake .Sometimes tenants assume that their landlords' insurance protects them and their belongings from potential loss. Although landlords do normally...

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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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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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Floaters and Endorsements: Special Coverage for Valuables

A standard homeowners policy in Beaverton, Portland, Oregon and elsewhere may include coverage for jewelry and other precious items such as watches and furs. These items may be covered for losses caused by all the...

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Celebrate National Night Out in Portland or Beaverton Oregon With Your Neighbors

In 1984, National Night Out - "America's Night Out Against Crime" - began as a way to promote crime prevention through neighborhood camaraderie. Since then, according to the National Association of Town Watch (NATW),...

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Make Recycling and Reducing Routine in Portland, Beaverton, and Elsewhere!

"Reduce, reuse, recycle." Most likely, you've heard that catchy phrase connected with information about saving natural resources and even saving your family money. But how many of us really make reducing, reusing and...

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Keep the Fire (Pit) Burning in Portland and Beaverton Oregon, but Keep It Safe

Sitting around a backyard fire pit here in Portland, Beaverton, and throughout Oregon is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a nice summer evening. Without the proper precautions, however, it can also be quite...

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Choosing The Right Fire Extinguisher

Portable fire extinguishers can save lives and property when a small, contained fire breaks out in your home or business. But different types of fire extinguishers fight different types of fire - and using the wrong one...

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Proper Fire Extinguisher Use

You should know exactly how to use a fire extinguisher in the event a fire develops and you feel you are safely able to fight it. It is recommended that only those trained in the proper use of fire extinguishers...

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Protect Your Most Cherished Possessions

If you're like most people in Portland, Beaverton, and throughout Oregon and elsewhere, there are certain items you own that you can't imagine ever losing - possessions you deeply cherish or those that would be...

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Portland and Beaverton Home Security Tips

Everyone wants to keep their home safe from burglars or intruders in Portland, Beaverton, and elsewhere in Oregon and beyond, but not everyone wants to have an alarm system installed. There are plenty of people who...

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What You Need to Know About Renters Insurance?

Renters insurance provides financial protection against the loss or destruction of your possessions when you rent a house or apartment in Portland, Beaverton or elsewhere. While your landlord may be sympathetic to a...

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What Type of Insurance Do I Need If I’m Renting Out My Home?

There are many reasons why you might want to rent out your home on either a short- or long-term basis. Whether you own a second home that you plan to lease to a tenant, or want to rent out a room in your house...

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Vacation Checklist

A vacation is your time to relax and enjoy life. - Vacation is for fun and relaxation. Help save yourself some worry about what could be happening at home in Portland, Beaverton, Clackamas,Oregon, or elsewhere by...

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Cooking is the cause of two out of every five home kitchen fires*

Cooking has long been and continues to be the most common cause of home structure fires and home fire-related injuries. Whether in Portland, Beaverton, Milwaukie, Oregon or elsewhere, preparing for a family dinner or a...

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Power outage? Use your generator safely!

Storms or natural disasters in Portland, Beaverton, West Linn, and throughout Oregon and Washington can have the ability to knock your power out for an extended period of time. During an outage, portable generators can...

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Help prevent common household fires in Beaverton, Oregon and elswehere!

Using claim data, regardless if you live in Portland, Beaverton, Wilsonville, Oregon, or elsewhere, the following is a list of common causes of fire-related losses as well as some things you can do to help prevent them....

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Shovel Snow Safely This Winter in Portland, Oregon and Elsewhere!

Winter is here, and with it comes many traditions and activities: Holiday celebrations with loved ones in Portland and Beaverton, skiing and snowboarding outings in the mountains, fireplace-lit living rooms, homemade...

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Getting Ready for Winter Weather in Portland, Oregon

Winter has arrived, but there's still time to get ready for winter weather, including storms. Extreme cold is always a possibility here in Portland, Beaverton, Gresham, and throughout Oregon and Washington, so we at Fox...

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Make Home Safety a Priority While You’re Away for the Holidays

The holidays can be a great time to get out of Portland or Beaverton, Oregon to visit family you rarely get to see, hit the slopes or flee to the beach. Regardless of how you spend your time away, you need to ensure...

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How To Protect Your Belongings This Holiday Season

The holidays have officially arrived! And for many of us in Portland, Beaverton, and throughout Oregon and Washington that means shopping, gifting, decorating, partying, and traveling. And a whole lot of it! Fox...

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Real or Fake? The Christmas Tree Conundrum

The kind of tree that adorns a person's home in Portland, Beaverton, and the rest of Oregon and Washington during the holidays can provoke debate as much as Coke vs. Pepsi or Chevy vs. Ford. When it comes to Christmas...

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Make Sure Your Holidays Stay Happy … and Safe

You'll no doubt hear the phrase "Happy Holidays!" about a thousand times over the next month or two. Here at Fox Insurance Agency, we'd like to change that a little bit: "Happy - and Safe - Holidays!" While the holidays...

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Add Some Strategy to Your ‘Black Friday’ Shopping

If there's anything more satisfying than melting into the couch following a multi-course Thanksgiving dinner complete with all the fixings, it has to be shopping for the best deals of the season the day after in...

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Make Football Season Not Just Fun, But Also Safe

Finally, we're welcoming fall, that eagerly anticipated season when we get to enjoy cooler temps, colorful leaves, the start of school and, of course, football season in Oregon! Football season in Portland and Beaverton...

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Halloween Safety: Be Ready When the Little Goblins Come Out in Portland

It's a night full of treats for both kids and adults in Portland and Beaverton. But a number of factors - including lots of people walking in the dark, the threat of wet and stormy weather, strangers coming to your door...

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Winterize Your Home and Property

Ice, snow and wind can have devastating consequences on your home. The time to winterize is when the leaves begin to turn and not when the snow begins to fall. Homeowners should take the following precautions: Maintain...

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Prepare Your Home For Cooler Days Ahead

Fall foliage is beautiful, but not when it builds up in your gutters! Take these tips into account during the cool autumn months. Have your furnace cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified technician. Keep...

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When the Kids Head for College, Put ‘Insurance 101? on Your Class List

It's an exciting time when your child is heading off to 'college'. Whether they're headed to school here in Oregon or all the way across the country, there are a ton of things to get done - and a ton of things to pack!...

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Ways to help prevent home theft

Burglars will not find your home an "easy mark" if they are forced to work in the light, if they have to take a lot of time breaking in, or if they cannot break in without making a lot of noise. Research shows that if...

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Grilling Safety

Americans enjoy more than three billion barbecues each year. But barbecuing can be dangerous, even deadly, if you are not careful. The following tips can make your grilling experience safer: When ready to barbecue,...

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Preparing for a summer road trip

The summer months are quickly approaching, which means many families will be embarking on vacation getaways. Summer travel and readying the car for trips can be the most stressful part of the vacation. Below are some...

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Vacation Checklist

- A vacation is your time to relax and enjoy life. - Vacation is for fun and relaxation. Help save yourself some worry about what could be happening at home by protecting it from theft - which increases during the...

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Backyard summer safety tips

More and more, people are vacationing in their own backyards. If you have turned yours into a "staycation" hot spot, consider these summer safety tips to help keep your oasis fun and free of danger. The Pool The pool...

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Be Prepared with a Car Emergency Kit

Having a car emergency kit in your car is sort of like having good insurance. You hope you'll never need it-but boy are you glad it's there on road trips if you have an accident or need to help others. If you become...

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Protecting Your Home When You Travel

Stopping mail delivery, putting a few lights on a timer, and leaving a key with a good neighbor are still wise home protection ideas before leaving on vacation. And while it's important to protect yourself with these...

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Protect Your College Grad With the Right Insurance

College graduation is an exciting time in Oregon and elsewhere for students and their parents alike. And, while it's easy to be immersed in graduation parties and focused on first-job jitters, it's a time of major...

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Spring Maintenance Tips

Are you ready for spring? Spring gardening and spring maintenance go hand in hand. Here are some tips to help you prepare. Inspect your smoke detectors, and make sure that there is one on each floor of your home. Test...

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Get Ready to Safely ‘Spring Forward’

In most places in the United States, Sunday, March 10, 2013, is Daylight Saving, when clocks are moved forward one hour. We here at Fox Insurance Agency want to remind you it's also a great time to improve your family's...

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Protect Your Family From the ‘Silent Killer’

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, invisible gas that results when certain fuels do not burn completely. And it can be deadly. That's why it's important to know how to prevent it, detect it, and protect yourself...

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Top 5 Reasons to Have Renters Insurance

There are many people that rent without realizing how important it is to purchase renters insurance. When you are contemplating renting, you should be sure that you understand these five reasons that renters insurance...

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Renters Insurance in Portland, Oregon and Beyond!

If you rent a house or apartment, your possessions are NOT covered under your landlord's policy. Having renters insurance can protect your belongings and give you peace of mind. For more information about...

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Proper Home Maintenance: Tips In Preventing Losses

Properly maintaining your home is an important responsibility and will save you money through the years. Homeowners insurance does not cover you for "everyday mishaps" that you could have prevented. This video will show...

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You Live in Hail Country Oregon. Are You Prepared?

Whether you live in Portland, Oregon, Beaverton, or other parts of Oregon or Washington, or elsewhere, hail storms don't last long, but they pack a real punch. Every year, hail causes nearly $1 billion in damages,...

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You may need special coverage to properly insure your jewelry and other valuables!

In most cases a standard homeowners insurance policy like a Portland Home Insurance policy will typically include coverage for jewelry and other precious items such as watches and furs. These items are generally...

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Lowering the Cost of Homeowners & Renters Insurance in Oregon

Who doesn't want to save money on homeowners insurance? For homeowners and renters in Portland and Beaverton - and elsewhere - you have options when it comes to lowering your home insurance costs. How You Can Lower Your...

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