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3 Space Saving Hacks for Any Home

by The Russo Team

3 Space Saving Hacks for Any Home

If you’re like most homeowners, you want to make the most of the space in your home. But after years of accumulating furniture, knick knacks, and clutter it’s no wonder so many homes feel unorganized, cramped, and cluttered. Try these 3 space saving hacks for any home, and you’ll find the extra space and sanity you’ve been looking for in your home.

1.) Think small: That grandiose china cabinet. Your massive California King bed. The dining room table that seats twelve even though only four people live at home. Don’t be afraid to scale back and incorporate smaller furniture pieces so you can to open up your rooms and get your space back.

2.) Built-in Storage: These days, it’s easy to find stylish furniture and accessories with built-in storage that saves you space. Think comfy ottomans with storage inside, coffee tables with niches for magazines and coasters, and dining room tables with built-in drawers.  Even books with hollow cores are making a comeback on shelves serving as stylish organizers for odds and ends that don’t have a place.

3.) Bedroom boosters: The bedroom is one of the top places where homeowners complain about not having enough space. But thinking outside the box and adding dual purpose pieces will give you even more space. The space under your bed can make the perfect little nook for plastic storage containers for out of season clothes or shoes. Creating a headboard out of shallow shelves is a modern look that buys you extra space.

Which of these 3 space saving hacks for any home can best benefit your home? If you’re looking for more space saving tips for your home or ready to buy or sell your Phoenix home, please contact the Russo team today!

Frank Russo

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4 Successful Staging Hacks to Sell Your Home Today

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4 Successful Staging Hacks to Sell Your Home Today

If you’re like most homeowners trying to sell your Phoenix home you’ll find you’re competing with lots of other listings, sometimes even in your own neighborhood. One of the best moves you can make before you show your home is to implement home staging. For those who don’t know, staging is the art of making your home look more appealing to potential buyers and can be the beneficial extra touch that moves buyers to strike now. Here are 4 successful staging hacks to sell your home today.

1.) Spruce up Curb Appeal: The outside of your property is the first thing buyers will see, so it’s important to make a good first impression. You’ll want to make certain your walkways are well lit and free of debris and spider webs.  Spraying for weeds is also important, especially if your home features a desert landscape or a nicely maintained lawn. If you don’t have time to focus on the outdoors, don’t be afraid to enlist the help of an affordable landscaper.

2.) Wonderful Windows: Nothing opens up a room more than beautiful, natural lighting. If you take the time to clean the windows in your home, you’ll allow more light in which makes rooms seem brighter and more open. As an added bonus, clean windows can show off a beautiful desert or mountain view.

3.) Declutter: Clutter is a home’s worst enemy. It makes a space seem smaller and can distract homebuyers from nice features. Anything from too many pictures on the wall to stacks of mail can turn potential buyers off. Start small by going room to room removing unnecessary items from view and storing them away. A tidy, de-cluttered home can help a potential buyer better visualize their own furniture in the space.

6.) Powerful Paint: If these walls could talk, they should definitely have good things to say about your home. Patching, repairing, and touching up scrapes is crucial, and a fresh coat of paint can make the difference between your home selling or sitting on the market. Peeling paint outdoors should absolutely be addressed. Want to make a statement the moment a buyer pull ups to the curb? Try adding a new coat of paint to the front door and adding a new welcome mat to invite would be buyers into their new prospective home.

Implementing these 4 successful staging hacks to sell your home today can help give you a great edge over other listings. If you are looking to sell your Phoenix home or would like more information about what it takes to sell your property, contact the Russo Team today.

Frank Russo

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The Russo Team Newsletter February 2017

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Frank Russo
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Coming Soon: Entertainer’s Dream in Crown Point

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Coming Soon: Entertainer’s Dream in Crown Point 

Located in the prestigious Crown Point community in Peoria, Arizona this entertainer’s dream home is highly upgraded and move-in ready. Over 3,400 square feet sitting on a premium sized lot that is surrounded by desert oasis landscaping. The floor plan features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a work out room or office with a separate exit. The interior design includes formal living areas, large family room and a well-appointed gourmet kitchen.

For the chef-inspired this kitchen is elegant, as well as functional. Multi-leveled cabinetry with roll-out shelving, granite countertops, and a huge island with counter seating. A cozy breakfast nook and a wet bar with a convenient wine rack complete this space. Stainless appliance package includes double wall ovens, built-in sub-zero refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher.

The entertainer’s dream continues outside where there are all the amenities one would hope to find in a desert paradise of this quality. Accented with brick pavers on the driveway and sidewalks, the grounds include Marbella limestone decking, a built-in BBQ, outdoor fireplace, pool, and low maintenance artificial grass. There is plenty of room in the 3-car garage that has built-in cabinets and an epoxy treated floor.

This home has not been listed in the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS), however if you or someone you know is interested in a scheduling a private tour, please contact the Russo Team at 602-864-1200. Don’t miss this opportunity to own one of Crown Point’s rare jewels. Call us today.

Frank Russo
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Wealth Building for Everyone: Seminar Coming Soon

by The Russo Team

Wealth Building for Everyone: Seminar Coming Soon


Don't think of real estate investing as a one-time transaction; think of it as part of your long-term wealth building strategy. We are hosting a seminar, were we will teach you the principles of investing in real estate to build your wealth based on the book HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth. The easy-to-follow five-step process we will be discussing:

1) FIND the right property for the right terms and the right price

2) ANALYZE a property to make sure the numbers and the terms make sense

3) BUY an investment property where you make money going in

4) MANAGE your tenants and property like a pro

5) GROW your way to wealth and financial freedom

  • Date and Time: Saturday, January 28th from 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location: 7121 W. Bell Road in the Basement Training Room

All attendees will receive a free copy of the book. There is NOTHING to purchase at this wealth building seminar! We give you ALL of the tools & strategies you need. Don't bring your checkbook! 

Please RSVP to lrusso@russoteam.com or click here to register on Facebook event by Thursday, January 26th, 2017. This event is coming soon and space is limited so don’t wait to reserve your spot!

Frank Russo
The Russo Team
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Home Sales Defy Seasonal Trend December National Housing Report

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Home Sales Defy Seasonal Trend: December National Housing Report

Last month saw more homes sold than any other November in the eight-year history of the National Housing Report from RE/MAX. All but one of the fifty-three markets surveyed posted an increase in sales over November 2015, with nearly half of the markets at least 20 percent higher. Despite the typical winter slowdown, November home sales finished 19.1 percent above a year ago and prices increased 1.4 percent over October.

The continued decline of inventory and talk of rising interest rates may have contributed to November’s surge of home sales,” said Dave Liniger, RE/MAX CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder. Over the past 11 months, the majority of markets have seen home prices return to their pre-recession levels, reaffirming that 2016 has been the best year for the housing market since the recession.”

Are you thinking of making a move in 2017 but not sure what your home is worth? Give us a call today. We will help you successfully navigate the home selling process. We look forward to hearing from you soon – Frank

Frank Russo
The Russo Team
RE/MAX Professionals
www.RussoTeam.com
602-864-1200

The Russo Team Newsletter January 2017

by The Russo Team

The Russo Team Newsletter January 2017

Frank Russo
The Russo Team
RE/MAX Professionals
www.RussoTeam.com
602-864-1200

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Wealth Building for Everyone

by The Russo Team

Wealth Building for Everyone


Don't think of real estate investing as a one-time transaction; think of it as part of your long-term wealth building strategy. We are hosting a seminar, were we will teach you the principles of investing in real estate to build your wealth based on the book HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth. The easy-to-follow five-step process we will be discussing:

1) FIND the right property for the right terms and the right price

2) ANALYZE a property to make sure the numbers and the terms make sense

3) BUY an investment property where you make money going in

4) MANAGE your tenants and property like a pro

5) GROW your way to wealth and financial freedom

 

  • Date and Time: Saturday, January 28th from 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location: 7121 W. Bell Road in the Basement Training Room

 

All attendees will receive a free copy of the book. There is NOTHING to purchase at this wealth building seminar! We give you ALL of the tools & strategies you need. Don't bring your checkbook! 

Please RSVP to lrusso@russoteam.com or click here to register on Facebook event by Thursday, January 26th, 2017. Space is limited so don’t wait to reserve your spot!

Frank Russo
The Russo Team
RE/MAX Professionals
www.RussoTeam.com
602-864-1200

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Holiday Message from The Russo Team

by The Russo Team

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Holiday Message from The Russo Team

Season’s Greetings friends! It’s truly the most wonderful time of year, and it’s a wonderful life that we get to live – and even better when we have the opportunity to help home buyers and sellers with the most important decision they can make. As this year is counting down, we want to say THANK YOU for the many years of continued success as your trusted real estate partner.

We are grateful for every past client who did business with us again this year, and for all the referrals of your family and friends. We love what we do, and we hope you know how much we appreciate you today, and throughout the year! From all of us at The Russo Team, we want to wish you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy and safe holiday celebration. May your season be filled with all the reasons that remind us throughout the year – that it is a wonderful life! Happy Holidays – Frank 

Frank Russo
The Russo Team
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What the Experts Predict for the 2017 Housing Market

by The Russo Team

What the Experts Predict for the 2017 Housing Market 

There is no doubt that post-election concerns have left many wondering what the 2017 housing market will look like. Depending on which side of the Trump fence you look at, there are negative and positive predictions. However, according to the 2017 Housing Forecast provided by realtor.com, the Phoenix-metro area is ranked number one with a projected increase of home values by 5.94 percent and a sales growth at 7.24 percent. Here are a few more highlights that the experts predict for the 2017 housing market:

  • Mortgage rates will likely continue to increase throughout the year.
  • The Millennial generation is likely to enter the housing market, and will be the largest pool of first-time home buyers, surpassing the baby-boomers.
  • Inventory will continue to be a challenge, however in Phoenix is the growth predictions are accurate, we may see this ease with new construction.
  • Current homeowners are staying put longer and investing in remodeling and updating their current property. This is a trend that we will continue to see in 2017.
  • There won’t be a lot of government backed new home incentive programs, however with less mortgage regulation, loans could become easier to get and more creative financing options.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about qualifying to buy a home, or considering an upgrade in size or location, please give us a call today. The holiday season is a unique time for real estate and there are plenty of opportunities waiting to be taken advantage of. Give us a call today – Frank

Frank Russo
The Russo Team
RE/MAX Professionals
www.RussoTeam.com
602-864-1200

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