How to keep your house safe from burglars

A new survey reveals how people across the country are keeping their homes safe from thieves.

As reported by The Hill, researchers at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) surveyed nearly 2,500 mortgage loan holders across the US, and found that homeowners are much more likely to report having to remove items from their homes that could be considered evidence of a burglary.

The survey also found that while most homeowners would consider a burglar to be the worst of the worst, those with a credit score of 640 or above were much more willing to remove anything that could potentially be evidence of the crime. 

In addition to the survey results, the MBA has also released a new report detailing how people can keep their homes in their current condition during the time of the survey. 

“The survey reveals that homeowners across the United States are aware that their homes are less secure than they would like them to be,” said Dan Zaltsman, managing director of MBA’s home mortgage program.

“We know that when homeowners do their best to maintain their home, they have fewer issues with a burgler than they do with a criminal.” 

A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco found that, among other things, the average mortgage lender will pay $1,600 more for a loan if the home is in bad repair.