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Bill Salvatore- Realtor

Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties Realtor / Business Owner / Veteran Full Time, Full Service, Complete Satisfaction * Member: Heroes Home Advantage * Founder: AZVHV, Arizona Veterans Helping Veterans * President: VAREP Phoenix Chapter Direct Phone: 602-999-0952 E-Mail: golfarizona@cox.net Web site and blog: www.yourValleyProperty.com Your Valley Property Team at Arizona Elite Properties
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Plan to Wait for New Construction Homes, Where and Why

Plan to Wait for New Construction Homes, Where and Why. Residential new build homes are not exactly flying off the shelf lately. It’s not because people aren’t buying brand new homes, quite the opposite. As a matter of fact, Phoenix AZ alone forecasts nearly 30,000 new home permits by the end of 2017. That doesn’t… Read More

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Video: Hiring a Landscaper, a Few Tips for Homeowners

Video: Hiring a Landscaper, a Few Tips for Homeowners. HOAs are much more commonplace in Arizona than not, and most are very particular about the condition of your yard. That’s likely why you can’t throw a cat around here without hitting a landscaper. A good many more than half of the homeowners I speak with… Read More

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Homeowners, It’s Property Tax Time – Considering an Appeal?

Homeowners, It’s Property Tax Time – Considering an Appeal? I’ve never felt the need to appeal my property taxes but I’ve known quite a few folks who have, some successful, some not so much. For the most part it was the homeowners who discovered inaccuracies in the information specifically about the property, who prevailed. I’m… Read More

Live in the Fun House, Literally.

Live in the Fun House, Literally Is your home fun? When I’m talking to potential home sellers one of my first bits of advice, and the best staging tip to sell their home fast while appealing to the most potential home buyers, is to neutralize, neutralize, neutralize. But what if you don’t have plans to… Read More

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Consumer Confidence Up: As Goes Arizona, So Goes the Nation

Consumer Confidence Up: As Goes Arizona, So Goes the Nation. Consumer confidence kept improving in August, posting a 122.9 reading in the latest Consumer Confidence Index® from The Conference Board. The Expectations reading of the Index rose to 104.0, while the Present Situation reading rose to 151.2. July’s reading was 120.0. As of September 1,… Read More

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Kudos Gilbert, AZ – Most Prosperous City AND the 15th Best Housing Market!

Kudos Gilbert, AZ – Most Prosperous City AND the 15th Best Housing Market! azCentral reports that in a recent study by the Economic Innovation Group, Gilbert, Arizona ranked #1 in the U.S. for Most Prosperous City or Town of its size. Gilbert beat out San Francisco, Seattle and even Austin TX for the coveted distinction…. Read More

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Case Study: Your Home With a Solar Lease. Good or Bad?

Case Study: Your Home With a Solar Lease. Good or Bad? The article below brings up some valid points about leased solar panels. But practical application is often more helpful, so here’s a true-to-life, recent experience in case study format. The home owners have listed their home for sale. It is relatively new, has some… Read More

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The Repair or Replace Dilemma – 5 Homeowner Tips

The Repair or Replace Dilemma – 5 Homeowner Tips. Unless you’re the owner of brand new home, it’s likely you’ll run up against the occasional ‘Repair or Replace?’ dilemma. Systems and appliances don’t come cheap, and we don’t all possess the enviable talent to function as our own handyman, so the decision generally comes down… Read More

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Video: Home Sellers, this Listing Presentation is All Yours, Ask Questions!

Video: Home Sellers, this Listing Presentation is All Yours, Ask Questions! This video offers great advice for Home Sellers getting ready for their Agent’s Listing Presentation. I only take issue with one very small item. In her introduction Kelly mentions that Listing Presentations can be overwhelming. I disagree. If your agent is doing their job… Read More

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Home Buying 101 – 1 Question, 5 Research Tips

Home Buying 101 – 1 Question, 5 Research Tips. As market conditions and mortgage regulations change, and without a doubt they do frequently, it becomes more and more important that you do your research before jumping right into the home buying market. This FAQ page is a good beginning, but I’d really like to elaborate… Read More