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Home Buyers- How Much do You Know About Smart Home Tech, and How Much do You Want?

Home Buyers- How Much do You Know About Smart Home Tech, and How Much do You Want? What to Look for and What to Consider. It would appear that everyone is in the game of making our homes smarter and Amazon is as always, a major player. Amazon Key in-home delivery attempts to put the… Read More

3 sided, glass enclosed fireplace in bathroom overlooking a water view - Contemporary fireplaces, homes for sale with a fireplace - Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952 - Arizona Homes for Sale

Fireplace-Envy: Seasonal, Regional and Generational – Photo Gallery

Have fireplaces become just an artistic addition to our decor? I distinctly remember when a fireplace was the ‘cool’ feature to have in your home. I am aware that the region of the country that you live in plays a major role but I’d be curious nonetheless to know how much use your fireplace actually… Read More

stucco walls and shining tile floor, wall of windows overlooking lush greenery - Mel Gibson's Costa Rica house for sale, Costa Rica Vacation property, Luxury home on Costa Rica - Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952 - Costa Rica Real Estate for Sale

Mel Gibson’s Costa Rican Casa Guanacaste is Stunning, and For Sale

Mel Gibson’s Costa Rican Casa Guanacaste is Stunning, and For Sale Arizona Elite Properties has an office in Costa Rica. I haven’t been there yet but it’s right at the top of my near-future to-do list. While I’m at it, maybe I’ll just have to make a quick stopover at Mel Gibson’s jungle vacation home! I’d… Read More

Sprawling 2 story home with walls of glass overlooking a massive swimming pool - Most Expensive Home in Hawaii via RIS Media - Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952 - Arizona Real Estate

The Most Expensive Home in Hawaii Is for Sale

The first thing we noticed is that you’d never need to buy another piece of artwork if you lived here. The artwork is built right in, it’s magnificent and it’s constantly changing. Take a look at this jaw-dropping Hawaii residence… there are just no words… The Most Expensive Home in Hawaii Is for Sale By… Read More

Gray stone home with mansard roof and wood double entry doors - Cyndi Lauper's Stamford CT home for sale (photo: RIS Media) - Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952 - Arizona Real Estate

Cyndi Lauper Says Sayonara to Stamford

I’ve been a big Cyndi Lauper fan since the mid 80’s. She is a true icon of Pop Culture with a genuine smile and a passionate humanitarian advocate. Her singular, wild-child style and her unique sound caught on instantly with the Army crowd I was stationed with in Germany back then, and over the years… Read More

Valley and mountain view from exterior deck/patio - Photo courtesy of Carlo Alberto Orecchia on Vimeo - - Jane Fonda's Hollywood Estate for Sale - Photos via RIS Media - Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952 - Arizona Real Estate

Jane Fonda has Great Taste, and it’s For Sale

Jane Fonda has Great Taste, and it’s For Sale. Lots of glass, recessed lighting and mid-century modern flair… what a remarkable home! Even with sleek surfaces and acute angles this elegant contemporary residence manages to convey a surprising sense of warmth through engaging artwork, warm wood flooring and complementary earthy tones. Night, day or the… Read More

Stone exterior of villa style home at dusk with interior lights, massive stone driveway - Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

Historic Villa Owned and Restored by Ellen DeGeneres, Could be All Yours

Designed and constructed in the 1930’s and beautifully restored, this magnificent home is the sigh-worthy residence of my favorite talk-show host. I would place a substantial amount of money up-front just to walk through it, I can’t even imagine being this property’s commissioned representative. Historic Villa Owned and Restored by Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de… Read More

View of valley and mountain range beyond - Gwen Stefani's Beverly Hills Home for Sale - Valley View - Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952 - Arizona Real Estate

This home just oozes Gwen Stefani’s style, and it’s For Sale!

This home just oozes Gwen Stefani’s style, and it’s For Sale! You can’t deny that Gwen Stefani has a style. Her music, her charisma, her sense of design, all have a unique and magnetic allure, and as you might imagine her home and lifestyle follow suit. In Yoda vernacular… Unique and magnetic this home is!”… Read More

Phoenix Historic District Mirror’s this Romantic Revival in Pasadena

Phoenix Historic District Mirror’s this Romantic Revival in Pasadena You don’t often think of Arizona when you picture historic homes. Did you know there was once a sizable community of Victorian style houses right in the heart of downtown Phoenix? Few remain and none on their original site, but just couple hours north in the… Read More

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Video: Now Trending – Less Separation, More Purpose in Home Design

The focus is on function, making practical use of every square foot of living space. Something I’ve noticed in New Construction as well as in resale homes that have been remodeled, is the absence of any formal living and dining areas. More space is being dedicated to the family room or greatroom concept. In new… Read More