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Posted by Brenda Titus REALTOR® Broker/Owner on 11/23/2020

While there's a lot to be said for the value of high-tech home security systems, there are many basic, inexpensive things you can do to safeguard your home from intruders. Keeping your home secure begins with awareness, good communication, and positive habits.

Where does good communication come into play? One example is the need to have a trusted neighbor keep an eye on your home when you're out of town or away on vacation. Even if you've had the foresight to suspend your mail and newspaper deliveries during your absence, things don't always work out as planned!

When you factor in the possibility of human error, unplanned deliveries, or even power outages, it's a good idea to have a friend, relative, or neighbor check on your house when you're gone. Unexpected deliveries could run the gamut from free phonebooks left on your front steps to promotional literature placed on your doorknob or stuffed into your mailbox. And even if you don't subscribe to a newspaper, free sample issues may occasionally be left in your driveway -- often with an invitation to become a subscriber. An alert neighbor can clear away any telltale signs that no one's home. They can also notify you or the local authorities of any suspicious activity on your property.

A good rule of thumb when you're away for more than a few hours is to make your house look as if it's occupied. Even old-school techniques, like hooking up a couple indoor lights to automatic timers, can create the impression someone's home. If you happen to have outside lights on a timer or motion-detector floodlights, then that can help deter nighttime trespassers, too. Solar-powered lights which turn on when the sun goes down are another option.

In spite of good habits, like locking doors and staying in touch with neighbors, windows left open can be an overlooked security breach -- especially if you didn't leave them open, yourself! This can and often does happen in unexpected ways, like when your housekeeper decides your home smells a little stale and needs an infusion of outside air to freshen things up! Although their intent is typically helpful and good, they may be solving one problem while creating another.

The same thing could happen if you have painters or other contractors doing interior work at your home. You can address that problem by reminding them to close windows when they're done for the day. You can also leave a note to that effect. Just in case they happen to be on the forgetful side, though, it's always a good idea to follow up your reminders with your own security checks! Since other people (especially those who don't live in your house) may not be nearly as security conscious as you, it's always better to err on the side of caution!





Posted by Brenda Titus REALTOR® Broker/Owner on 11/18/2020


57 Florida Ave, Plymouth, MA 02360

Single-Family

$249,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
SHOWINGS TO START SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 & SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22 FROM 9-5 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - NO OPEN HOUSE. Offers due by Monday @ 5pm. This will need some love, but put in the sweat equity and reap the rewards! Nestled at the end of Florida Avenue (last house on dead end) with a great backyard - fire-pit, deck, and storage shed. Opportunities like this are rare in this market. Priced to sell!
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Posted by Brenda Titus REALTOR® Broker/Owner on 11/18/2020


186 Summer St., Plymouth, MA 02360

Condo

$119,500
Price

2
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
MOTIVATED SELLER! Charming studio-style condo is walking distance to downtown and waterfront. One of 5 units in a beautiful Victorian, set back off the street in a lovely setting. First floor unit has great light, high ceilings, and distinctive details. Eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, freshly painted walls, free laundry and private storage in the basement is perfect for those looking for simple living. Lowest condo fees around and great interest rates make this an affordable investment, cheaper than renting! Also an attractive investor opportunity. Location!
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Posted by Brenda Titus REALTOR® Broker/Owner on 11/16/2020

If you plan to sell your house in the near future, now may be a great time to host a garage sale. That way, you can get rid of excess items, declutter your house and earn extra cash at the same time.

Ultimately, hosting a successful garage sale can be easy – here are three best practices to help you get ready for a garage sale.

1. Organize Your Inventory

A garage sale provides an excellent opportunity to sell a broad range of items – everything from kitchen appliances to gym equipment. As such, you'll want to sort through your belongings and separate must-keep items from those you can live without.

Organize belongings based on where they go in a home – you'll be glad you did. This will enable you to plan ahead for how you'll showcase various items during your garage sale.

Moreover, if you find some items are no longer usable, you should get rid of them altogether. Dispose of any damaged items, and you can immediately remove clutter from your residence.

2. Price Your Items Competitively

One person's junk is another person's treasure, and if you understand the true value of your belongings, you'll be able to price them competitively during a garage sale.

If you plan to sell electronics, jewelry or other high-end items at your garage sale, it often pays to perform research to learn about the true value of these items. Performing an online search of an item will help you see how various sellers around the globe are pricing the same item. Or, you can always contact local retailers directly for expert pricing insights as well.

In addition, consider the age and condition of an item before you price it. If an item looks brand new and performs great, you may be able to earn a significant profit from it. On the other hand, if an item shows signs of aging, you may want to lower your pricing expectations.

3. Promote Your Garage Sale to the Right Audience

Create flyers that you can post around your neighborhood to promote your garage sale. These flyers should include information about the date, time and location of your garage sale, thereby making it easy for those who see the flyers to find your event.

Don't forget to post details about your garage sale online too. Share information about your garage sale with family members and friends on social networks, and you should no trouble stirring up plenty of interest in your event.

Lastly, if you're planning to sell your house and need help getting your residence show-ready, you may want to consult with a real estate agent.

A real estate agent can offer expert tips to help you declutter your residence and ensure that your house is an attractive option to homebuyers. Furthermore, a real estate agent may even be able to help you prep for a garage sale, increasing the likelihood that you can make this event an instant success.




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Posted by Brenda Titus REALTOR® Broker/Owner on 11/10/2020

This Single-Family in Middleboro, MA recently sold for $320,000. This Cape style home was sold by Brenda Titus REALTOR® Broker/Owner - CENTURY 21 Classic Gold.


53 Plympton St, Middleboro, MA 02346

Single-Family

$299,000
Price
$320,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Offers due Monday 8/10 by 3:00. Rare opportunity to build "sweat equity". Seller will install new septic system for Buyers, making this property financeable and perfect for the handy Buyers. Update as you go - and bring the charm of this 1950's Cape back. Hardwood floors and built-ins throughout. Mudroom with laundry, fireplaced living room, 2 full baths and master bedroom with large walk closet. Full basement, attached heated garage and private country lot! Location is convenient for commuters, with easy access to 495, 24 and 44.

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