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Renovating your home is one of the best ways to increase it's selling potential and the amount of profit that you can expect from the sale.

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Updated Home Security

By Jim Hirschman | Published 03/15/2007 | Real Estate |

There have some amazing advances made in the world of home security in recent years. Security systems are becoming more and more futuristic and integrated into the home than ever before.

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If you are one of the ones who has a chance to relocate to beautiful Sarasota, Florida; then you are a lucky individual indeed. During the long winters when much of the country is dealing with cold, snow, and gray skies, you will be relaxing in the sun on one of Sarasota's amazing beaches or perhaps playing golf or boating.

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The necessity of home staging has grown significantly in recent years. Viewers are expecting more from the average home showing, and the responsibility falls on the owner to supply this. Fortunately is is something that is not difficult to achieve.

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Real Estate Auctions

By Jim Hirschman | Published 05/10/2007 | Real Estate |

One of the best ways to find deals in the world of real estate is to attend local auctions. Auctions usually deal in properties in foreclosure, and can sell for a reduced rate. However, it takes patience and timing to find the deals at auctions. Many people think that they can simply do the auctions by their lonesome, but it is a really good idea to take your realtor along with you as they can help identify the best deals and properties to bid on while informing you on properties that you may want to avoid.

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Topiary? Great Yard Ideas

By Jim Hirschman | Published 05/10/2007 | Real Estate |

Many people may not have heard about topiary, but most people will be familiar with it's practice. Topiary is the art of trimming and shaping hedges into an array of shapes and sizes in order to add an artistic touch to the yard. When it comes to selling a home, the exterior is a huge factor in creating curb appeal and making the home more appealing to buyers.

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Curb Appeal: The Total Package

By Jim Hirschman | Published 06/12/2007 | Real Estate |

When it comes to selling a home one term that gets thrown around a lot is "curb appeal." As most people know, curb appeal refers to the general state of your home and how it looks at first glance. But it goes much deeper than that.

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Be Careful Pricing Your Home

By Jim Hirschman | Published 06/12/2007 | Real Estate |

The pricing of a home can be one of the single most important aspects of a home sale. The price tag that you put on your home has the power to attract or repel buyers quite easily. The last thing you want to hear is the phrase "X dollars, for that place? Seriously?"

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Open houses are the traditional method for generating buzz for a property. While most sellers see this as a valuable way to market their homes, some view open houses as a waste of time. Neighbors and curious passersby flock to your home and stroll around, eyeing up your private living space. Many of these people have no intentions of buying your house.

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Probably the largest single purchase that an individual will make in their lifetime is buying a house. It amazes me how many people will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars without getting the professional advice of a realtor. It costs nothing to work with a reputable agent who can guide you through the complicated process of buying a home, and quite possibly may save you considerable money and stress in the end.

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