Lianne Russo Liddell's Blog Posts

April 2024 - Phoenix Metro Real Estate Market Update

In this post, we’re going to highlight the numbers you need to know about the Phoenix metro real estate market, what it means if you’re thinking about buying or selling, and where to get

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6 Strategies to Save on Home Insurance Premiums

From wildfires to floods, the past few years have brought a historic number of devastating climate and weather events to the United States. These disasters triggered a huge influx of home insurance

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March 2024: Phoenix Metro Real Estate Market

In this post, we’re going to highlight the numbers you need to know about the Phoenix metro real estate market, what it means if you’re thinking about buying or selling, and where to get

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Downsize Your Home, Rightsize Your Life: How to Choose the Ideal Smaller Home

When you've lived somewhere for many years, it can be tough to say goodbye. But if you (or a loved one) currently have a home that is bigger than necessary or is too high maintenance, it may be time

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Upgrade Your Home With These 2024 Design Trends

       One of the best parts of owning a home is the freedom to make it truly your own with design choices that reflect your personality and lifestyle. Whether you lean toward

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Phoenix Real Estate Market Update: January 2024

In this post, I’m going to highlight the numbers you need to know about the Phoenix real estate market, what it means if you’re thinking about buying or selling, and where to get help

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Real Estate Market Forecast: Opportunities for Home Buyers and Sellers in 2024

A growing share of home buyers and sellers sat on the sidelines last year as the pace of home sales continued its downward trajectory.1 In fact, since the Federal Reserve began its series of

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Phoenix Real Estate Market Update - December 2023

In this post, I’m going to highlight the numbers you need to know about the Phoenix real estate market, what it means if you’re thinking about buying or selling, and where to get help

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Celebrate Sustainably: 5 Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Holiday at Home

 It's the most wonderful time of the year. But for many families with festive plans and hectic schedules, it's also the most wasteful.  According to one survey, for example, 60% of

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November 2023 - Phoenix Real Estate Market Update

In this post, I’m going to highlight the numbers you need to know about the Phoenix real estate market, what it means if you’re thinking about buying or selling, and where to get help

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November 2023 Phoenix Real Estate Market Update

In this post, I’m going to highlight the numbers you need to know about the Phoenix real estate market, what it means if you’re thinking about buying or selling, and where to get help

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35 Tips to Furnish Your New Home for Less

Buying a new home is one of the most exciting experiences in life. And if you’re like most homebuyers, you’ll be planning your furniture placement and decor before the ink dries on your

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Phoenix Real Estate Market Update - September 2023

In this post, I’m going to highlight the numbers you need to know about the Phoenix real estate market, what it means if you’re thinking about buying or selling, and where to get help

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Income Properties Are Trending, But Is Landlord Life for You?

        If the thought of investing your money into brick and mortar—or perhaps some stylishly-painted siding—excites you, join the club. 

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Phoenix Real Estate Update - September 2023

In this post, I’m going to highlight the numbers you need to know about the Phoenix real estate market, what it means if you’re thinking about buying or selling, and where to get help

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Top 7 Tips to Attract the Best Offers for Your Home

 Not long ago, home sellers were in their heyday, as historically-low mortgage rates triggered a real estate buying frenzy. However, the Federal Reserve shut down the party when it began

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Phoenix Real Estate Market Update - August 2023

In this post, I’m going to highlight the numbers you need to know about the Phoenix real estate market, what it means if you’re thinking about buying or selling, and where to get help

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7 Common Homebuyer Regrets (And How To Avoid Them)

To avoid buyer's remorse, be sure to consider your future self when shopping for a home. Most new homebuyers don't regret becoming homeowners. In fact, according to a survey by LendingTree, 80%

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Phoenix Real Estate Market Update - July 2023

In this post, I’m going to highlight the numbers you need to know about the Phoenix real estate market, what it means if you’re thinking about buying or selling, and where to get help

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Renovate or Relocate? 3 Questions To Help You Decide

 Does your current home no longer serve your needs? If so, you may be torn between relocating to a new home or renovating your existing one. This can be a difficult choice, and there&rsquo

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Phoenix Real Estate Market Update - June 2023

In this post, I’m going to highlight the numbers you need to know about the Phoenix real estate market, what it means if you’re thinking about buying or selling, and where to get help

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National Real Estate Market Update for 2023

There’s an old adage in real estate: location, location, location. But ever since the Federal Reserve began its series of inflation-fighting interest rate hikes last year, a new mantra has

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Phoenix Real Estate Market Update - May 2023

In this post, I’m going to highlight the numbers you need to know about the Phoenix real estate market, what it means if you’re thinking about buying or selling, and where to get help

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Becoming a Homeowner on a First-Time Buyer’s Budget

It's not easy being a first-time homebuyer right now. At the end of last year, housing affordability hit an all-time low.1 Additionally, mortgage rates have risen significantly since 2021, while

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How to Become a Homeowner on a First-Time Buyer’s Budget

 It's not easy being a first-time homebuyer right now. At the end of last year, housing affordability hit an all-time low.1 Additionally, mortgage rates have risen significantly since 2021,

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Stress-Free Home Cleaning: 27 Practical Tactics

Keeping a clean and orderly home is a challenge for many of us. Between busy work schedules, social obligations, and family commitments, it’s tough to keep up with daily chores—let alone

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Stress-Free Home Cleaning: 27 Practical Tactics for Busy Households

Keeping a clean and orderly home is a challenge for many of us. Between busy work schedules, social obligations, and family commitments, it’s tough to keep up with daily chores—let alone

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A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put

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Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023

Over the past few years, many of us have spent extra time at home—and that means we appreciate the personal design touches that make a house cozy and comfortable more than ever. Some of us

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My Home Didn’t Sell! Now What?

When it comes to listing their home, most home sellers want three things: 1) to make a lot of money, 2) to put in minimal time and effort, and 3) to sell quickly. But the reality is, selling a home

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2023 Real Estate Market Outlook (And What It Means for You)

Last year, one factor drove the real estate market more than any other: rising mortgage rates.  In March 2022, the Federal Reserve began a series of interest rate hikes in an effort to pump the

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Buy Now or Rent Longer? 5 Questions to Answer Before Purchasing Your First Home

 Deciding whether to jump into the housing market or rent instead is rarely an easy decision – especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. But in today’s whirlwind market,

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8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

 Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty. And even the experts are divided when it comes to

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10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move

The process of buying a new home can be both exhilarating and exhausting. But the journey doesn’t stop when you close on your property. On the contrary, you still have quite a bit to do before

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7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

  No matter what’s going on in the housing market, the process of selling a home can be challenging. Some sellers have a hard time saying goodbye to a treasured family residence.

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Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale

  We’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to maximize your sale price, it’s still important to

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Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types

 The annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5%—the highest it has been since 1982.1 It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, lawyer, plumber, or;

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Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

 Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function,

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New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You?

  Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1 Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from the

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Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies

 According to the FBI, more than one million burglaries are committed in the United States each year, with victims suffering an estimated $3 billion in combined property losses.1 Fortunately,

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9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time

Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply

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The Compound Effect: Building Your Household’s Wealth

Wealth is within reach for many people; however, according to a recent study, 63 percent of Americans said it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1 While younger people are more likely to

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Can I Buy or Sell a Home Without a Real Estate Agent?

Today’s real estate market is one of the fastest-moving in recent memory. With record-low inventory in many market segments, we’re seeing multiple offers—and sometimes even bidding

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Move-Up vs. Second Home: Which One is Right for Me?

The pandemic has changed the way many of us live, work, and attend school—and those changes have impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home. According to a recent survey by

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20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses

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Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide

Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of

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The Home Buyer's Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home.  If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase

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Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value

Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house

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5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most

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Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers and the “Instant Cash Offer”

Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and real estate transactions are no exception. In fact, a new crop of tech companies wants to revolutionize the way we buy and sell homes.

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How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes

It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make

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What’s Your Home Buying Power?

            If you’re in the market for a new home or investment property, one of the first questions you’ll probably ask is, &ldquo

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Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

  Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to &ldquo

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Renters for a Weekend or a While: What’s the Best Use of Your Investment Property?

 The residential rental market is now the fastest-growing segment of the housing market. In the United States, the demand for single-family rentals, defined as either detached homes or

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