FIRPTA – A Tax on Home Seller’s that Home Buyer’s May be Liable For

FIRPTA – A Tax on Home Seller’s that Home Buyer’s May be Liable For FIRPTA has been around awhile but I ran up against it so many times in the past year that I’ve learned a lot more about it lately. The friendly folks at Pioneer Title were especially knowledgeable and helpful, explaining the finer… Read More

Regulation Stamp, TRID, mortgage regulations - Bill Salvatore, Realty Excellence East Valley - Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952

The Gig Economy – Mortgage App Tips for Contractors and Self Employed

The Gig Economy – Mortgage App Tips for Contractors and Self Employed The Gig Economy has been a hot topic lately. As the work-from-home concept cycles yet again into the fashionable zone, freelance and contract entrepreneurs are flourishing. But current mortgage regulations in our country are not self-employment friendly. That doesn’t mean you can’t get… Read More

Symbols of Environmental and Geological Hazards - environmental hazards, fissures, air quality, healthy environment - Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952

Will Environmental Hazards Have an Impact on Your Home Value?

Will Environmental Hazards Have an Impact on Your Home Value? The factors most people consider when determining their home’s value include size, condition and location, but have you considered the impact of possible environmental hazards? In areas where they are most pronounced—environmental hazards such as poor air quality can and do have an effect on… Read More

Older luxury home, Fixer-Upper, "As Is", Home in need of repair, Fix and Flip, large house - Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952

Today’s Housing Mirrors the 80s, According to New Freddie Mac Report

In many ways, today’s shifting housing market resembles the real estate climate of the 1980’s, according to Freddie Mac. The company’s November Insight & Outlook report examines the changes in mortgage servicing, discusses some of the factors that produced them since the housing crisis, and looks at the highly influential role the 55+ age cohort… Read More

Thank You Thursday - Bill Salvatore, Realty Excellence East Valley at Arizona Elite Properties

On Thank You Thursday we notice Pope Francis

I had something else scheduled for Thank You Thursday this morning but then I watched the Pope’s address on Capitol Hill. Whether or not you are of his faith, whether or not you thought you’d care, whether or not your politics are his (and there is without a doubt, politics involved in these things), you… Read More

Yes, The Feds Can Read Your Email (and more)

I read Bob Rankin a lot, subscribe to his newsletter and scour his site for advice. Bob Rankin is a techie of the highest order, and when he speaks I listens !! I recently read this article written by Mr. Rankin and was totally creeped out. Did you know that the government can legally read… Read More

Veterans in Michigan State Legislature

Veterans in state Legislature work to improve conditions for all vets

By Stateside Staff for Michigan Radio There are two Iraq war veterans now serving in the state Legislature. Sen. David Knezek, D-Dearborn Heights, and Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville, both took their seats in November 2014, and they’re working hard toward a goal of improving veterans’ affairs here in Michigan. Knezek and Barrett have already had… Read More