Summer—that glorious time of year when everyone packs up and heads out on that week-long vacation they’ve been dreaming of all year. No work, no school, no responsibilities and no worries. Scratch that—one worry: Will everything be ok at home while you’re gone? The National Association of REALTORS® consumer-facing site HouseLogic has a list of “10 Things a Burglar Doesn’t Want You to Know” to help ease minds of not just vacationers, but those simply out of their home for the day. For example, never leave a ladder laying around in the backyard, don’t leave any boxes showing large recent purchases (like that brand new top-of-the-line television) on the curb for all to see, and keep the home alarm system out of plain view from outside windows.

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Check out HouseLogic’s list of ways burglars might be able to take advantage of homeowners. Speak to a REALTOR ® to get additional tips on keeping a home safe in your own community.

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