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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 4/18/2019

There are a lot of advantages to living in a low-crime neighborhood, such as family safety, peace of mind, and a minimal risk of getting your personal property stolen.

Perhaps the only downside of living in a relatively secure, desirable part of town is that you might let your guard down completely. When that happens, especially on a regular basis, you're creating a vulnerability that could eventually be taken advantage of. That's why is pays to be consistent when it comes to locking doors, teaching your kids good security practices, and always making your home appear as if someone's home.

Your home IS your castle and -- short of building a moat -- there are a variety of practical measures you can take to keep it safe and secure.

  1. Install a burglar alarm or home security system. There are a lot of options for making your home more burglar-proof, such as installing video surveillance cameras, window and door alarms, or a whole-house alarm system that alerts the local police department or alarm monitoring service of a break-in or other security breach. Virtually any security steps you take will help "tip the scales" in your favor, but a professional advisor from a reputable home security company can assist you in identifying potential vulnerabilities and choosing the options best suited for your budget, your degree of risk, and your comfort level.
  2. Plan ahead when going on vacation. Allowing your mail or newspaper deliveries to pile up on your front steps or driveway is like extending an open invitation to burglars who might be scoping out the area. Temporarily suspending your deliveries while you're away is a good starting point for keeping your house looking occupied in your absence, but you might also ask a trusted neighbor to keep an eye out for unexpected deliveries. If you really trust them, you could even give them a key to your house, in case they're inclined to water your plants and take care of your pets! (That would eliminate the need and expense of sending your dogs and cats to a pet-boarding facility.) One tactic that a lot of homeowners forget about when they're going away for a few days (or even just overnight) is to hook up an automatic timer to a few of their lights. That simple step will help ensure that their house isn't pitch black at night. There's also the more expensive strategy of having a home security system that can be activated and monitored from your mobile device. Do-it-yourself installation kits are available, but some homeowners prefer the technical support features that come with a professional home security service.
  3. Outside lights can be a deterrent. A few motion-activated outdoor floodlights placed in strategic locations around your home can significantly reduce the risk of night-time prowlers staying on your property for very long. Since one of their primary objectives is to remain undetected and low profile, bright spotlights that turn on when they approach the house will often be enough to send them on their way.
Other home security strategies may include changing all the door locks when you first move into a home, adopting a good watch dog to help scare away potential intruders, and keeping bushes and trees pruned so they don't provide convenient hiding places for would-be burglars.





Posted by Deborah Schilling on 4/15/2019


49 Old North Road , Bourne, MA 02559

Pocasset

Single-Family

$625,000
Price

4
Beds
9
Total Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Desirable and private Wings Neck classic 4 BR 2.5 bath Cape. Live a lifestyle that few will experience in this magical community, immersed in nature and surrounded by the sea. Watch the ships navigate the canal in the distance and enjoy blazing sunsets from numerous points on this peninsula. With over 2800 SF of well planned and executed living space, you will enjoy the benefits of 1st floor living with ample space on the 2nd level for guests. Mere steps to Beacon Point Association's sandy beach on Buzzard Bay. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a quality built home with 2x6 construction, gas HW heat, and a large sunfilled deck overlooking private wooded land. Flowing floor plan, with formal LR, DR, and expansive FR in rear. Has potential to open up more to the kitchen. See thru fireplace
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Saturday
April 20 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 4/14/2019


49 Old North Road , Bourne, MA 02559

Pocasset

Single-Family

$625,000
Price

4
Beds
9
Total Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Desirable and private Wings Neck classic 4 BR 2.5 bath Cape. Live a lifestyle that few will experience in this magical community, immersed in nature and surrounded by the sea. Watch the ships navigate the canal in the distance and enjoy blazing sunsets from numerous points on this peninsula. With over 2800 SF of well planned and executed living space, you will enjoy the benefits of 1st floor living with ample space on the 2nd level for guests. Mere steps to Beacon Point Association's sandy beach on Buzzard Bay. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a quality built home with 2x6 construction, gas HW heat, and a large sunfilled deck overlooking private wooded land. Flowing floor plan, with formal LR, DR, and expansive FR in rear. Has potential to open up more to the kitchen. See thru fireplace
Open House
Saturday
April 20 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 49 Old North Road , Bourne, MA 02559    Get Directions

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 4/12/2019

This Single-Family in Barnstable, MA recently sold for $281,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Deborah Schilling - William Raveis Real Estate and Home Services.


52 Moon Penny Lane , Barnstable, MA 02632

Centerville

Single-Family

$279,900
Price
$281,000
Sale Price

3
Beds
7
Total Rooms
2
Baths
Opportunity knocks for the ambitious buyer. Lots of cosmetics and updates needed..Passing TitleV. Hardwood floors in main living areas and bedrooms, & dramatic gray stone fireplace is a real focal point. Most windows are original Andersen windows, seems house was built with quality details. The kitchen is a U shared with solid wood cabinets. Large living room, cathed. DR/FR with pegged wood floor opens to kitchen. Master BR, and 2 smaller BRs on 1st floor. Full bath in this BR area. Upstairs over garage is a sunny studio that offers potential for guest space (no bath in that space ). 2nd Bath on 1st floor next to kitchen w/ laundry. Full basement.Being sold 'AS IS'.

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 4/12/2019


58 Huckleberry Lane , Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$345,000
Price

3
Beds
6
Total Rooms
2
Baths
Charming and perky 3 BR 2 BAth Cape in quiet residential neighborhood of Sand Shores. Set nicely up on a knoll, this home has had numerous updates. ,New carpet in 1st floor BR & den, a brand new roof and new septic 3/18 (leaching field) . LR has a bay window, hardwood floors and a fireplace. Eat in kitchen has cherry stained maple cabinets with tile floor & opens through slider to deck and patio. 1 BR and den and full bath on the first floor. Upstairs BR are both front to back and MBR has built ins and 3 closet areas.6 panel doors. Bath upstairs has beadboard detailing and newer vanity with solid surface counter. Gas HW heat original- 2 zones. Deeded association beach on Shubael Pond. Taxes may vary with occupancy.W/D excluded/ Buyers to verify meas & details if relying on for purchase.
Open House
Saturday
April 13 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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