white kitchen cabinets, gray tile flooring and soft gray walls - kitchen remodels, bath remodeling, value of remodeling, kitchen in grays - Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952 - Arizona Real Estate

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

Walking Trails, Park, Walkable Cities

What Increases Your Home’s Value? Apparently Walking, and Trader Joe’s

What Increases Your Home’s Value? Apparently Walking, and Trader Joe’s I recently read an article titled Trader Joe’s is Secretly Making Your Home More Valuable. I get it, sort of. But at the end of it all my question was: Is retail like Trader Joe’s actually increasing the value of the residential areas around it,… Read More

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The Where, When, Whys and Hows of Housing… Pets Speak Out!

The Where, When, Whys and Hows of Housing… Pets Speak Out! Pets do indeed weigh in on Home Buyer’s and Home Seller’s housing decisions. As beloved members of the family, I’ve seen a multitude of dogs, cats, reptiles, birds and the infrequent tortoise leverage their final say-so on their human’s housing decisions. Often in the… Read More

Meeting the Housing Needs of a Growing Active Adult Population

Meeting the Housing Needs of a Growing Active Adult Population. The U.S. has been aware for some time now, that our population is aging. There has been intense debate about Medicare, Social Security, Emergency Services and the capacity of Medical Facilities, and perhaps most obvious, Housing. Active Adult communities are plentiful here in Arizona but… Read More

Couple holding paperwork sitting at a table with their agent - Advice for Home Sellers - Bill Salvatore, Realty Executives East Valley - 602-999-0952

5 Things to Review Before You Choose an Agent to List Your Home

5 Things to Review Before You Choose an Agent to List Your Home. My first and most important piece of advice… don’t just hire and agent to sell your home, interview them, and interview more than one. Let me give you a brief example. I recently spoke with a potential home seller almost by accident…. Read More

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Video: Retirement Options Close But Not too Close to the Big City

Video: Retirement Options Close But Not too Close to the Big City. Of course, in my humble opinion, there is no place like Arizona for the ultimate retirement oasis. The greater Phoenix Valley has some incredible Active Adult Communities; Solera, a high-end Chandler gated AZ community, Sun Bird Golf Resort, a more affordable and conveniently… Read More

Walking Trails, Park, Walkable Cities

Infographic: Millennials are Buying Homes Where?

At number 24, Gilbert appears higher on this list than any other Phoenix Valley city. Completely understandable. Gilbert has built their stellar reputation on superior city management and lots of community involvement. Schools are good. Parks, biking and walking trails are plentiful. Entertainment opportunities are unmatched. Housing prices are slightly higher than most Phoenix Valley… Read More

Spa-like Bathroom, beautiful luxury bathroom, neutral colors

What’s Your Home’s ‘Most Dangerous Room’ ? Make it a Little Safer.

Bathrooms have been notorious for home accidents, and builders are responding. Many new home builders are incorporating safety elements in their New Construction homes. Safety features can be added to existing home with minimal cost and minimal inconvenience. Consider the statistics and the suggestions in the article below. The numbers tell the story… a little… Read More

Vacation Home, Second Home, Recreation, Active Adult - Bill Salvatore, Realty Excellence East Valley - Arizona Elite Properties

55+ Housing Market Remains in Positive Territory

55+ Housing Market Remains in Positive Territory. Active Adult communities are getting lots of notice and with the baby-boomer generation aging, the popularity of these communities is likely to just keep flourishing for quite some time. After a period of static growth, new Active Adult neighborhoods are popping up in nearly every district. Mega-communities all… Read More

Lake at Palo Verde Golf Course, Sun Lakes, Arizona

Sun Lakes Fast 15 – An Active Adult Paradise at just the right time of year

Sun Lakes Fast 15 – An Active Adult Paradise at just the right time of year. It’s Monday, September 26, 2016, and less than 5 days away from Sun Lakes’ busiest ‘moving in’ day. We joke here in Arizona that Fall is the time of year that our license plates change color. Most Active Adult… Read More