About the Author

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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Video: How Much is Your Home Worth? Here’s How to Get a Spot-On Value.

The video below is correct but it leaves a few things out. I’m sure you know that an Appraiser can give you a fairly precise picture of your home’s value, after all an appraiser, contracted by your mortgage company, was very likely involved when you bought your home. But did you know that you can… Read More

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The Surprisingly Simple Evolution from Renting to Home Buying

The Surprisingly Simple Evolution from Renting to Home Buying. As a long-time tenant you might not expect that you could be comfortable with the home buying process. But in my experience folks who have rented for years are often the most conscientious and well-informed home buyers. After working with several long-time renters-turned-buyers recently, I’ve come… Read More

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Think the final walk-through is a waste of time? Skipping it could cost you!

Think the final walk-through is a waste of time? Skipping it could cost you! I recently had a Home Seller client who was threatened with the loss of a deposit. I say threatened rather than ‘at risk’ because one very important procedure was ignored. Here’s the scenario. The Seller’s home was sold, closed and recorded…. Read More

Another Reason to Live in Sunny AZ

Here’s Another Reason to Live in Sunny AZ. Every so often I feel compelled to advocate for a local business via more than simply the Yelp route. This is one of those times. A few years back our favorite Cajun eatery in Tempe, Arizona closed forever. We were devastated. This was right on the heals… Read More

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What’s the ‘New Black’ in Kitchen and Bath Remodels?

What’s the ‘New Black’ in Kitchen and Bath Remodels? It seems that black is the new black, or at least black with various shades of gray. The complete black to white spectrum is definitely trending among remodeling home owners, especially in back-splashes and flooring. The recent movement toward grays, features flooring in wood-grain tile, gray… Read More

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Housing Starts Take a Nose-Dive After Months of Promising Development

Housing Starts Take a Nose-Dive After Months of Promising Development. Activity in the Residential New Construction arena has been disappointing of late. With residential resale inventory down and rental prices up, the real estate industry relies heavily on new construction to fill housing gaps. New construction completions are slow, due in part to a lack… Read More

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How to Buy a Home in a Seller’s Market

How to Buy a Home in a Seller’s Market. *continuation of yesterday’s blog Why Are Existing Home Sales Tanking? We all know the equation: low inventory plus higher prices equals a tight market. This setting can be a challenge for buyers who are competing for their dream home. According to the National Association of REALTORS® … Read More

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Why Are Existing Home Sales Tanking?

Why Are Existing Home Sales Tanking? *check in tomorrow, for How to Buy a Home in a Seller’s Market. I wouldn’t exactly call it a plummet, but there’s been a definite, noticeable decrease in existing home sales. This is not to say that home buyers are disappearing, not even close, it’s to replay my mantra… Read More

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Cookout Season is Here! Time to Hit the Deck.

Cookout Season is Here! Time to Hit the Deck. Back East I had a wooden deck, it was just ‘the thing’ to do, but it was a lot of work. We had to resurface it every spring after the snow ravaged it and Spring’s pollen was ground into the moist wood. Wood decks are not… Read More

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Housing Industry Growth Unclear as the Nation Awaits Policy Decisions

Housing Industry Growth Unclear as the Nation Awaits Policy Decisions. Housing affordability, as in any market, is controlled by supply and demand. Currently, at least in the affordable housing sector, demand is exceeding supply. This news isn’t all bad however. Home Sellers are experiencing the advantage known as ‘Seller’s Market’ for the first time in… Read More