Archive for July, 2012

National Night Out 2012 – August 7th

National Night Out 2012 – Tuesday August 7th

The “29th Annual National Night Out” (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Last year’s National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S.territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 37 million people participated in National Night Out 2012.

 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

 To learn more, please visit:  http://www.natw.org/nno/

Just Listed – Stylish Loyal Heights Cape Cod

We just listed this great home in Loyal Heights:

Just Sold in Shoreline!

We just sold this amazing 1-1/2 story house in Shoreline:

Your Home Security Audit – The Exterior

Your Home Security Audit  – Part 1 – the Exterior

 Most burglaries occur when no one is home.  The ultimate goal is to deter a burglar from targeting your home.  If someone does try to enter, then you deny entry or at least delay entry.  Delaying entry gives neighbors or police a change to detect the burglar.  The majority of burglars are caught because a neighbor noticed suspicious activity and called 911.

 Ask yourself these YES or NO questions to see if your home security is lacking:

 Exterior

  • Do trees or shrubbery obscure your doors and windows?
  • Does shrubbery obscure a place where an intruder could hide?
  • Does your home’s appearance give the impression that no on is at home?
  • Are storage sheds unlocked?
  • Is the garage unlocked or open?
  • Are there basement doors or windows that are easily unlocked or opened?
  • Do you have a privacy fence?
  • Are there any ground floor windows that are unlocked or have a broken pane of glass?
  • Are there any unlocked second floor windows?
  • Are there openings in your homes such as skylights?
  • Are there entrances to your home unlit at night?
  • Are there any other areas around your home that could provide concealment for an intruder?
  • Are there cars or vehicles left outside unlocked or with keys in the ignition?
  • Are vehicles parked in poorly lighted areas?

 Next time – the structure, interior, and contents…

Just Sold – Turn of the Century Victorian in Ballard

We just sold this great Victorian in the heart of Ballard: