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Neighborhood Watch programs keep Austin neighborhoods safe

Does your neighborhood have a Neighborhood Watch program? Crime prevention is a priority for many communities, as demonstrated earlier this month during Austin’s National Night Out event. It’s likely that many of the neighborhoods who participated in the event have crime prevention programs like a Neighborhood Watch, or perhaps formed one during the citywide event. […]

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Central Texas wildfires impact Austin area residents

Drawing national attention, Central Texas continues to battle a relentless outbreak of wildfires, including the Bastrop County fire, which has already consumed more homes than any single fire in Texas history. Residents living in Bastrop, Leander, the Steiner Ranch community and many other areas across Central Texas have been affected, with at least 34,000 acres of […]

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Home field advantage: Five benefits of owning a home

There’s more to being a homeowner than just providing shelter to you and your family. Compared to renting, owning a home has proven to have many social, financial and psychological rewards. Below, we have outlined five great benefits strongly tied to homeownership. 1. Higher success rate in school While renters tend to relocate more frequently, […]

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National Night Out: Coming to a neighborhood near you!

Mark your calendars and get ready to join your fellow Texans in celebrating National Night Out from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5! National Night Out is an annual event during which a block party or social gathering is held in participating neighborhoods across the country with the goal of promoting neighborhood safety. Local […]

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Can’t we all just get along? 3 tips for co-existing with neighbors

Congratulations! You have found a seemingly perfect neighborhood and just moved into your dream home. All seems well…until you begin to notice that the dog across the street barks all night long and the teenager next door likes to practice playing the drums at 5 a.m. No matter where you live, you may occasionally be […]

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