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The Russo Team Newsletter January 2018

by The Russo Team

Please enjoy The Russo Team Newsletter for January 2018.


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Frank Russo

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Top 5 New Year’s Eve Superstitions

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Top 5 New Year’s Eve Superstitions

New Year’s Day is a holiday celebrated all over the world with different customs and rituals. Originating over 4,000 years ago by ancient Babylonians, the holiday has since picked up its own quirky superstitions along the way. Perhaps you’ve heard of some of these or have been doing them for years! Here are the top 5 New Year’s Eve superstitions.

1.) “Kissmas” Eve: A kiss at the stroke of midnight signifies the purification into the New Year. Kissing someone dear to you at midnight will ensure affection for the next twelve months. If you happen to be alone at midnight, kissing the dog or cat would certainly work. (Thank goodness!)

2.) Noisy New Year: Crank up those poppers and noisemakers. Making deafening noise is said to drive away evil spirits from entering your life for the next year.

3.) Greens for greens: Apparently eating black-eyed peas and greens brings good luck and financial prosperity. You are to eat the peas with greens for prosperity as the peas represent good luck and the greens represent money. Yum!

4.) Let the right one in: The first person entering your home in the New Year will influence the year you’re about to have. So careful who you open your door to!

5.) Nothing in, nothing out: Nothing goes out of the house on New Year’s, or you will be losing things during the upcoming year. If your trash needs emptying, do it before midnight or on January 2nd. If you have food or anything to take somewhere on New Year’s day, have it at their house already.

Regardless of which superstitions keep the spirits at bay on New Year’s Day, The Russo Team wishes you and yours a wonderful and Happy New Year!

Frank Russo

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Wishing You the Best This Holiday Season

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Wishing You the Best This Holiday Season

In today’s politically correct society, you never know if saying Merry Christmas will rub someone the wrong way, or if wishing someone Happy Holidays will launch them into outrage that you didn’t wish them a Merry Christmas! This holiday season, let’s not lose too much energy worrying about hurting feelings or getting our own feelings hurt. Here are just a few ways to wish your family, friends, loved ones, co-workers and even strangers best wishes for the holiday season.

Wishing you good times, good cheer and a happy new year!

Wishing you peace, love, and joy this Holiday Season!

Wishing you and your loved ones good health, peace, joy, and prosperity this season and all seasons to come!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Let us celebrate by spreading goodwill and holiday cheer!

May your days be merry and bright and may you hearts be filled with light.

The true joy of the season is in the love shared with family and friends. Wishing you peace, happiness and prosperity this holiday season!

Anyway you say it, say it with love and sincerity. So whether you celebrate Hanukah, Diwali, Kwanza, Ramadan or Festivus, The Russo Team wishes you the best this holiday season. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

Frank Russo

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December 2017 REMAX National Housing Report

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December 2017 REMAX National Housing Report

November became the sixth month of 2017 to post an increase in year-over-year home sales, bucking prolonged trends of home price increases and inventory declines, according to the December RE/MAX National Housing Report.

The sales increase of 1.1 percent came on the strength of increased transaction closings in thirty-six of the report’s fifty-four markets. At the same time, buyers felt increasing headwinds as the Median Sales Price rose to $227,500 and marked the 20th consecutive month of year-over-year home price increases. In fact, the Median Sales Price has increased year-over-year in sixty-nine of the last seventy months dating back to February 2012.

“The end of the year is typically a slower selling season with low inventory, but our numbers are telling a different story,” said Adam Contos, RE/MAX Co-CEO. “We don’t see any sign of home buyers slowing down their house hunting. In fact, many are taking advantage of lower competition for available homes in the ‘slow season.’”

November's inventory decline of 14.5 percent extended the streak of consecutive months of fewer homes on the market to 108. The current streak started nine years ago, in November 2008, shortly after the RE/MAX National Housing Report was introduced. Setting new report lows for November were Days on Market at 54 and Months Supply of Inventory at 3.6

 In November 2017, the median of all 54 metro Median Sales Prices was $227,500, up 1.7 percent from October 2017 and up 3.7 percent from November 2016. Only five metro areas saw a year-over-year decrease in Median Sales Price. Download a copy of the December 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report here.

Looking to sell your Phoenix home or buy a home in Phoenix? Contact the RussoTeam today and receive a complimentary analysis of your home’s approximate present value on the market today. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is always our number one priority!

Frank Russo

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Top 3 Reasons to Buy a Home During the Holidays

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Top 3 Reasons to Buy a Home During the Holidays

The holidays are here and this is the time known for spending money on all things festive: gifts, celebrations, and more. So why shouldn’t buying a home be on your holiday shopping list as well? Though selling a home in the winter is a traditionally sluggish time in the real estate market, you’d be surprised what you could find. Here are the top 3 reasons to buy a home during the holidays.

1.) Top Notch Deals: Homeowners who are selling in wintertime are likely to be looking to sell quickly and move on. And motivated sellers usually mean more negotiation and better deals.

2.) New Year Savings: Under current law, homeowners can itemize and deduct the interest paid on their mortgages up to the first $1 million, if their loan is used to buy or improve a first or second home. If you end up closing on a new home at the beginning of the New Year, you’ll be able to take a deduction on an entire year’s worth of mortgage interest.

3.) Less Competition: Though spring is typically thought of as the most popular home buying season, so winter home buying may provide you with less competition as you search for your perfect home. Most buyers take the month off to celebrate the holidays, attend parties, host out-of-town guests and, quite frankly, avoid trudging around in inclement weather to look at houses. Shopping for real estate at a time when fewer buyers are in the market can pay off big.

Are your ready to buy a home this holiday season? Let The Russo Team guide you every step of the way through the real estate experience.

Frank Russo

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November 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report

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November 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report

Despite record low inventory for the month, October home sales increased 2.5 percent year-over-year and kept 2017 prices ahead of 2016, according to this month’s RE/MAX National Housing Report. Thirty-seven of the fifty-three metro markets in the November RE/MAX National Housing Report posted sales increases over October 2016. Meanwhile, inventory gauges were at their lowest point for an October in the report’s nine year history.

The Months Supply of Inventory dropped to 3.3 – the lowest for any October in this housing report. It was mirrored by the Days on Market average of fifty-one days, also a new low for October for the report and a full week faster than the selling rate of homes in October of last year.

The Median Sales Price of $224,000 increased 3.3 percent over last October and was $19,000 higher than the same month in 2015. The median price remained on a par with the prices of last spring that kicked off the peak summer selling season.

“The housing market is steady and at least somewhat predictable with record-low inventory and increasing prices in markets across the country,” said Adam Contos, RE/MAX Co-CEO. “With job growth and increased household formation, buyers will struggle and may even be priced out of the market until home building catches up.”

The average Days on Market for homes sold in October 2017 was fifty-one, up two days from the average in September 2017, and down seven days from the October 2016 average. To access the housing report infographic, visit: rem.ax/2cYFT50.

Looking to sell your Phoenix home or buy a home in Phoenix? Contact The Russo Team today and receive a complimentary analysis of your home’s approximate present value on the market today. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is always our number one priority!

Frank Russo

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The Russo Team Newsletter December 2017

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Please enjoy The Russo Team December 2017 Newsletter.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download your copy here:  http://www.russoteam.com/agent_files/171121_RussoNewsletter_Dec17_4UP_v1.pdf

 

Frank Russo

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Toy Drive for Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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Toy Drive for Phoenix Children’s Hospital

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, The Russo Team is putting the thanks back in thanksgiving by partnering with Phoenix Children's Hospital for their annual toy drive! Please help us reach our goal of donating 1,000 toys to kids in need to celebrate the holidays, birthdays, treatment milestones, and to supply the playrooms.

All donated toys and items must be new and in the original packaging. Used toys and items cannot be given to patients. There is always a higher need for infant toys, and teens enjoy gift cards the most.  Please do not wrap toys, based on regulations surrounding Infection Control. Please avoid donating items such as: Play guns or war toys, Latex balloons, Scary action figures, Candy, gum, or other food, or used toys or books.

Please drop off any new, unwrapped toys to The Russo Team office at 20241 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, AZ during the week of December 4th through 8th between 8:30am and 5:00pm. For specific information regarding which toys and items are in the highest demand, please visit: http://www.phoenixchildrens.org/patients-visitors/child-life-wish-list/toy-drive-child-Life

If you have any questions, please contact Lianne at (602)463-1730. On behalf of The Russo Team, we thank you for your support and wish you and yours a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Frank Russo

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Following Through With Our Commitment

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Following Through With Our Commitment

Looking to buy or sell your Phoenix home? The Russo Team will support you every step of the way to make your real estate experience better than you could have ever expected. With over thirty years of experience in the real estate industry, The Russo Team has helped our clients buy and sell over 5,000 homes. We’ve proudly built a foundation of success with repeat and referral business. Check out what some of our clients had to say about their selling experience, and why they’ll be using the Russo Team again.

"Frank & Lianne are and have a great team.  They are honest and trustworthy.  They bring years of knowledge, and have a fantastic team of people that are committed to the customer.  We feel like they cared about us and what was best for us.  They walked us through every step of the process.  They followed through with their commitment, and delivered the expected results.  This team is an A number 1 in our book and would highly recommend them to others buying or selling." -Joe & Crystal T.

Want to know more about what some of our clients are saying about their home buying or selling experience with us? Please visit our Zillow page here to read more reviews. Contact the Russo Team today if you want unparalleled service in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona real estate market. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our first priority! –Frank

Frank Russo

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The Russo Team November 2017 Newsletter

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Frank Russo

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