Beaverton, OR Real Estate News

By Tony and Libby Kelly, CRS, ABR, ePro, SRES, CLHMS, CDPE
(Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere)
Beaverton has the great outdoors in its backyard. Rolling hills, lush forests, rivers and wetlands abound in the Beaverton area. Ocean beaches and mountain skiing are little more than an hour away from Beaverton in either direction.   In the city itself, there are 100 parks encompassing 1,000 acres - more designated "green space" than most cities of its size. The city features 30 miles of hiking trails, a 25 mile network of bike paths, and there is a park located within a half mile of every home.   Beaverton's Farmer's Market, held from June to October, brings nature's bounty from local farms to Beaverton's sidewalks.   Abundant hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, swimming pools, tennis courts, softball fields and golf courses enhance the recreation opportunities that Beaverton has to ...
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By Tony and Libby Kelly, CRS, ABR, ePro, SRES, CLHMS, CDPE
(Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere)
The Tualatin Valley and Beaverton area was originally the home of native people who referred to themselves as "Atfalati". Westerners later mispronounced the name as Tualatin. The tribe was a hunter-gatherer group which relied more on plants than animals for their food. In the spring of 1847, the first land claim (comprising 640 acres of beaverdam) located in what is now Beaverton was taken up by Lawrence Hall. He and his brother built a grist mill near present-day Walker Road. Spurred on by a railroad into town built in 1868, the small farming community west of Portland began to grow. By 1893 the City of Beaverton was formally incorporated with a population of 400.   Beaverton is nestled between the vibrant city of Portland and the verdant farm fields of Western Washington County. The ...
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By Todd Clark - Retired, Principle Broker Oregon
(eXp Realty LLC)
Right now you are thinking it isn't time to insulate pipes. In reality, it is the perfect time. It isn't freezing yet and it iseasier to get under the house when it is dry.There are two ways that pipes can beinsulated. The first involves insulating tape and the second involves a foam product.Here are some simple instructions foreither method. (If in the process you should find any leaks, call a plumber immediately)Insulating Tape is wrapped like abandage around the pipes The pipes must be completely covered with no gapes. Pre-cut insulation foam is easier to install and can be purchases at any hardware store. First thing you should do is measure the pipes. The foam comes invarious sizes and you want to make sure you have a tight fit for maximum energy savings and protection.Any pipe tha...
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