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How to Safely Enjoy the New Year Celebrations

With New Yea'rs Eve just one night away, everybody's excited to celebrate the coming of 2017! But don't let the excitement cloud your judgment. New Year's Eve is one of a few occasions where many get hurt. To stay safe as we celebrate the New Year, here are some safety tips we have compiled for you:

1. Don't Drink & Drive - New Year's Eve is a time to party, so expect that you'll be enjoying a few "happy drinks" even if you didn't intend to because you were driving home. Instead of planning the evening out like this, don't bring your car and take a taxi. Better yet, join a carpool or ride with someone sober and have this arrangement finalized before you start drinking. We're not saying it's best to stay sober when everyone else is partying hard; you might not want to sober, but you sure want to be safe, right?

2. Check the house before leaving - aside from the rare chance of a housefire starting due to firecrackers, it's more likely for a housefire to start when appliances are left turned on or problematic electrical systems mysteriously decide to act up when you're not home. It's best to close all doors and windows before you leave to prevent firecrakers from accidentally getting into the house. Turn off the lights and appliances, too. It's best to have your home checked for fire safety annually to rid yourself of this worry. Oh, and make sure that your grill is off after cooking that pre-party BBQ with the family.

3. Bring some crackers and water before travelling - What the-- are you serious, Cain Realty Group? Well, if you are one of the many who needs to go on a long commute home to celebrate with the family, the traffic jams along the way can prove too much for a stomach looking forward to the family's New Year's eve dinner. Just prepare for a possible extended travel time and avoid coming home all grumpy because you are hungry and missed dinner by five...

Travis Country Community Activities for December 2016

Greetings from Travis Country Happy HolidaysTravis Country residents, let us all welcome the holiday season!

We are inviting everyone to come and participate as the Travis Country homeowners bond together to make a wonderful community celebration for Christmas! Please note the following important community events: 

Cookies and Carols- December 21, 2016 (Wednesday), 7:00PM

The Travis Country community will celebrate the holidays by singing carols and spreading good cheer as led by our very own TC Star-Spangled Singers! Please bring your own folding chairs, special cookies, and wear your Christmas outfit to your heart's desire! Help with decorating and singing practice is much appreciated! To know more details about this event, you may get in touch with Gail Totten at gailtotten@gmail.com.

Holiday Lights Contest- December 11-20, 2016, dusk to 10:00PM

Took the time to decorate your home? Please make sure to have your Christmas lights turned on from dusk til 10PM on Dec. 11-20, so the judges can drive by and give your effort a score! Winners of the contest will receive a yard sign declaring their holiday spirit and a Home Depot gift card. For more information, please send an email to social@traviscountry.com.

Holiday Lights Contest Winners Announcement- December 21, 2016 (Wednesday)

The winners will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 21, via the Travis Country Facebook Page, TC Notes, and Next Door. What are you waiting for? You have 6 days to go... get...

Get Your Digital Copy of Travis Country Times Now!

Travis Country Times December IssueGet the latest real estate news in your area! Travis Country Times is going digital. The official publication for Travis Country by Cain Realty Group is reaching out to a larger audience. If our hard copies aren't reaching your doorstep, you can easily access the latest news, trends, and all things Travis Country just by downloading our digital copy for the December issue here.

Get FREE access to the latest Travis Country market stats, real estate trends, investment advice, home design tips, and more, just by getting your very own downloadable copy.

Stay informed about the community! Download your very own copy and be in the know! Thank you for trusting Cain Realty Group, Austin's Most Trusted Home Buying and Home Selling Team!

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