Neighborhood Safety and Home Security

April 9, 2010

Internet Fraud - a Warning About Real Estate Websites

Warning about internet fraud in real estate

Unfortunately, one of our listings has just been used as “bait” for an internet fraud scam.  I have filed all possible abuse reports and the fraudulent posting has been removed.  But, here’s how the scam works…

  • A warm and friendly ad posts on Craigslist or other websites.  The house ...
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July 1, 2009

Surviving the HEAT WAVE in West University Place

100 degree heat is giving us a heat wave in West University Place, TX.

July is upon us!  And we here in West University Place are doing our best to survive the resulting heat wave.

As a real estate professional, I like to give my clients this important heat wave survival tip:  Don't overload your air conditioner in this extreme weather!  ...

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June 30, 2009

Be Prepared for Hurricane Season

June inprepare for hurricane season in Texas.

On the Texas Gulf Coast, we all know what June means -- It is time to get prepared for hurricane season! Here are some tips from FEMA to help you plan. I have added a few of my own from recent experience!

  • Secure your property. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protections for ...
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June 7, 2009

CODE RED for West University Place

Code Red, a West University Place emergency notification service

I have just helped another neighbor sign up for the Code Red program sponsored by the City of West University.  So I am double-checking with all my friends to make sure they are aware of this valuable free service.

Throughout the Hurricane Ike recovery, Code Red called us regularly ...

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