Tickets are available online at StreetOfDreamsPDX.com for $20.
Purchasing more than 10 tickets? Call 503-684-1880 for bulk rate
tickets. The NW Natural Street of Dreams®, established in 1975, is
the premiere event of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland and the best attended home showcase in the United States. This
year’s event is presented by Community Financial/Banner Bank and
Standard TV & Appliance.
Whether you are looking for your dream home, wanting to build a
new home or getting ready to remodel or redecorate your current
home, you will find your inspiration at this year’s NW Natural Street
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expect a builder to rush out immediately for a problem such
as a nail pop in your drywall.
YOUR INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Create a checklist when inspecting the house. The list should
include everything that needs attention, and you and your
builder should agree to a timetable for repairs. Builders
prefer to remedy problems before you move in because
it is easier to work in an empty house. It is important that
you be thorough and observant during the walk-through.
Examine all surfaces of counters, fixtures, floors and walls for
possible damage carefully. Ask a lot of questions during the
walk-through and take notes on the answers. It is important
to view the walk-through as a positive learning experience
that will enhance the enjoyment of your new home.
For a list of licensed new home builders from the Home
Builders Association of Metro Portland, visit
for your new construction home
Before you go to settlement on your purchase of a newly
constructed home, you and your builder will do a walk-through to conduct a final inspection. This walk-through
provides an opportunity to spot items which may need to
be corrected or adjusted (known as a “punch list”), learn
about the way your new home works and ask questions
about anything you don’t understand.
OPERATION OF HOME COMPONENTS
When you buy a new appliance or piece of equipment,
such as a printer or a washing machine, you usually have
to read the instructions before you understand how to use
all of the features. With a new house, you will receive a
stack of instruction booklets all at once. It helps if someone
takes the time to show you how to operate all of the kitchen
appliances, heating and cooling systems, water heater and
Part of your walk-through will be learning about maintenance and upkeep responsibilities. Most new homes
come with a one-year warranty on workmanship and
materials. However, such warranties do not cover problems
that develop because of failure to perform required
maintenance. Many builders provide a booklet explaining
common upkeep responsibilities of new home owners and
how to perform them.
BUILDER VISITS DURING THE YEAR
Many builders schedule two visits during the first year — one
near the beginning and the other near the end — to make
necessary adjustments and to perform work of a non-emergency nature, such as a nail pop in your drywall. Don’t
School, South Hillsboro will host three new schools:
two elementary schools and one middle school.
Co-location of schools and parks will enable sharing of
sports facilities and green space.
Town and Village Centers. Reed’s Crossing will feature
a main street lined with shops, public spaces, and a
variety of housing options. South of Butternut Creek,
a village center will offer options for dining, shopping,
and community gathering.
Getting Around. It’s an 8-minute drive to Orenco
Station; 20 minutes by bike. $450 million in
infrastructure improvements will accommodate
new commuters and ease traffic. A 15-mile network
of bicycle and pedestrian trails will connect South
Hillsboro and surrounding areas.