Posted by Jill O’Shaughnessy Team on 2/25/2018

Gold in the BankOur homes contain almost everything of value to us. In a way, your home is like a giant safe that you want to protect from break-ins, floods and fires. Unfortunately, you can't always be one-hundred percent sure that everything in your home is protected from these hazards. For an added layer of security for your most important belongings, buying a home safe is an excellent option. However, there are many different types of safes across a large price range. Knowing which one fits your needs but also your budget can be complicated. What's more, deciding what items you own should be kept in a safe is a process all of its own. But we've got you covered. In this article, we'll talk about the types of safes and some items you should keep inside of them.

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Not all safes are created with the same purpose. Some may be designed for you to be able to open from your smart phone, whereas others are created from an everyday object, such as a book, to be hidden in plain sight. Others might be small and fireproof but not very effective against burglars who can easily carry them out of your home. When shopping a safe and thinking about size, remember that you should probably buy a safe that is a bit larger than your current needs since you will probably someday add items to your safe.   Here are the main types of safe to help you choose which one is right for you:
  • Water-tight and fire resistant. If you have important documents, jewelry, or electronics that you want to keep secure, a weatherproof safe is the way to go. For added security against floods, keep the safe away from areas that are prone to water damage like basements. These are the most common safes and are a great choice.
  • Diversion. Diversion safes often only have minimal security measures (locks), if any at all. Their main strength is that they can be hidden in plain sight, such as being a book inside a bookshelf.
  • Wall-installed. You've probably seen this type in the movies. They are installed into a wall and can be hidden behind objects. These have the advantage of being hidden like a diversion safe, but also use thick metal and complex locking mechanisms. But be prepared to pay a hefty price for all those features.
  • Anti-burglary. These safes are very difficult to break open. They have complex locks and thick metal with few vulnerabilities.
  • Object-specific safe. Some safes are designed just for weapons, others designed just for jewelry.

What to keep safe

Generally speaking, anything of value to you that isn't easy to replace can be kept in a safe. Depending on how easy it is to access your safe and how often you use the item, you may decide it's simpler to leave the item out of the safe. However, you can always use the safe to secure backups of documents and files. Here are some ideas for items to keep in your safe:
  • Passports
  • Birth Certificates
  • Social security card
  • Spare keys
  •  Wills
  • Flash drive containing important photos and documents
  • Important passwords
  • Jewelry
  • Family heirlooms
  • Weapons and other dangerous objects

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Posted by Jill O’Shaughnessy Team on 2/24/2018

199 Barrett Street, Manchester, NH 03104



Solid and renovated home in a fantastic North End neighborhood with updates that include vinyl windows, a new roof, easy-care flooring and vinyl exterior finishes. Modern and open, the living room features a brick-fireplace and abundant sunshine. With a flexible floor plan the first level has a large full guest bathroom, two bedrooms with large closets and a three-season porch that enjoys private views of the nicely landscaped backyard. The second-floor addition has a vaulted Master Bedroom with en-suite bathroom featuring a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Directly across the entrance from the Master Bedroom is a vaulted den/office or sewing room with a bay window and transom windows that reach to the ceiling. Natural-gas available and ready to be brought to the home. Enjoy entertaining in this modern home and living only a moment from shopping, highway access and downtown Manchester.
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Posted by Jill O’Shaughnessy Team on 2/21/2018

This Condo in Haverhill, MA recently sold for $238,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Jill O’Shaughnessy Team - RE/MAX On the Move | Insight | Advantage.

16 PHEASANT CROSSING, Haverhill, MA 01835



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Full/Half Baths
Desirable end unit Condo in Pheasant Crossing of the Bradford area! The 1st floor of this spacious tri-level home features a large living room with fireplace and exterior access to patio, 1/2 bath and adorable kitchen. Walk upstairs to find 2 generously sized bedrooms. The master bedroom includes access to the 2nd floor full bath and a large walk-in closet, currently used as an office. Continue up to the finished 3rd floor and find an oversized, open room with a skylight perfect for additional living space or bedroom use. Some more features include new roof as of Nov 2017, natural gas, town water & sewer, and easy access to major highways! Enjoy easy living with this condo without sacrificing your space!

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Tags: Real-Estate   Condo   Haverhill   01835  
Categories: Sold Homes  

Posted by Jill O’Shaughnessy Team on 2/18/2018

Your home is great, but in order to help it stand out to prospective homebuyers, you'll need to separate your treasured belongings from your clutter. By doing so, you'll be able to maximize the space in your house and make your home more attractive to homebuyers. Ultimately, you'll want to create a household storage plan to ensure you can make the most of the space at your disposal. And with the right skills and know-how, you should have no trouble storing antiques, photographs and other personal belongings and getting rid of clutter in your house simultaneously. So what does it take to develop a household storage plan? Here are three tips to ensure you can create an effective household storage strategy: 1. Conduct a Home Storage Assessment. Which items do you want to keep, and which items can you live without? Separating your treasured belongings from your clutter is essential and will enable you to free up space in your house without delay. A home storage assessment also enables you to determine where you may be able to store various items as you showcase your residence to homebuyers. For instance, you may want to keep holiday decorations in a box in your attic or basement. Or, you might consider placing all of your summer clothing in a storage bin under your bed. But regardless of how you decide to use the storage space at your disposal, you'll first need to perform a home storage assessment to ensure you'll be able to maximize the space that is available. 2. Use Storage Boxes and Trash Bags. For items that you intend to keep, use storage boxes to organize these belongings. Also, be sure to label each box accordingly. And if a box contains fragile items, don't forget to mark it as such. On the other hand, if there are items you plan to dispose of, be sure to place these items in trash bags. That way, you can put the trash bags out on trash day and eliminate various items from your home. In addition, some items may hold value even if you don't need them. And if an item looks like it's in great condition, you may want to consider selling it online or as part of a yard sale. 3. Stay Organized. Although you'd like to be able to sell your residence as quickly as possible, the real estate market offers no such guarantees. However, if you stay organized, you'll be able to enjoy a clean, clutter-free home throughout the duration of the home selling process. After you develop a household storage plan, be sure to follow it consistently. This will enable you to keep your house looking great and improve your chances of generating interest from homebuyers far and wide. Remember, a pristine home is an attractive house, particularly for homebuyers who are searching for a residence that offers plenty of space and an awe-inspiring appearance. And if you create a household storage plan, you'll be equipped to minimize clutter, maintain plenty of space and showcase the beauty of your house to prospective homebuyers at any time.

Posted by Jill O’Shaughnessy Team on 2/16/2018

10 Braemoor Woods Road, Salem, NH 03079



Full/Half Baths
One of Salems newest and finest 55+ community! Come enjoy easy living in this absolutely gorgeous condo! Youll be amazed by the high-end, beautiful finishes and amenities throughout the entire complex! This 1-bedroom condo has everything you need. The open-concept floor plan with gorgeous trim and moldings features a kitchen, living room, dining room, bath, master bedroom and full bath. The spectacular kitchen includes cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and eat-in bar. Your living room with pristine hardwood flooring opens up to the balcony which overlooks the courtyard. The master bedroom has great natural lighting, comfy carpeting, and large walk-in closet. The versatile dining room would be perfect as an office space as well. Not to mention, the bath features stacked washer/dryer and convenient granite countertop to make folding laundry easy! This community is completely non-smoking and offers all the amenities you could want! Use the clubhouse to socialize, play cards, go to the gym or enjoy a movie in the theater! With the outdoor grilles, youll never have to worry about entertaining. Additional features include secured entrance, 1 covered parking space in the carport, and designated storage space. Whats more to want?!
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