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Urban Land Institute Report: The Suburbs Are the New City

Urban Land Institute Report: The Suburbs Are the New City. Metropolitan areas were, for a long stretch, the ‘place to be’ for convenience, accessibility, and amenities. But suburban communities are growing at a remarkable rate. Does this indicate a shift in priorities? It could be that public transportation is spreading further from the city, and… Read More

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7 Simple Ways to Make Your Style More Functional

7 Simple Ways to Make Your Style More Functional. One of the first things most home buyers note when they’re touring a listings is closet space. 99% of homes in the Phoenix area do not have basements so well designed floorplans incorporating plenty of closet space are always in demand. HINT for Home Sellers: You… Read More

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New Construction Permits Up After a Slow Start in 2017

New Construction Permits Up After a Slow Start in 2017 Home-building overall stalled in January, but more permits indicate construction will pick up in the months ahead. Single-family construction rose 1.9 percent in January to a rate of 823,000, up from 808,000 in December, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing… Read More

front of single story home from street, beige with white trim and tile roof - 1151 S Sandstone, Gilbert Arizona - 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, single story home for sale - Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952 - Arizona Real Estate

Sensational Inside, Golf Course Outside… what more could you wish for?

Western Skies Golf Property. Chic, comfortable and updated to perfection, this single-level Gilbert home is ideal for full-time residence or vacation getaway. Split, 2,740/square foot floorplan with 4 bedrooms plus a private office, three full baths and two spacious greatrooms. Gorgeous neutral tile flooring in high-traffic areas. Island kitchen has oak cabinets and granite countertops…. Read More

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20 Percent Down is Nice, but NOT Mandatory

20 Percent Down is Nice, but NOT Mandatory Due to misunderstood government regulations instituted in the past two or three years that were meant to stabilize the housing market, many folks are under the impression that they must have 20% down to buy a home. This is categorically untrue. Not only do 3.5% down FHA… Read More

Golfers on Western Skies, Gilbert Golf Course with Water Hazard - Golf Properties, Golf Communities, Active Adult Communities - Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952 - Arizona Real Estate

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

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It’s Your Home. Make Sure it’s Smarter AND Safer!

It’s Your Home. Make Sure it’s Smarter AND Safer! First adopters take a chance. Whether it’s a new car model, a new businesses or new technology, we all know the very first version is not going to be the last, or the best. So should we wait? In many cases it’s smart to be the… Read More

Puzzle pieces forming a house - Home Sellers, Home Buyers, Mortgage Regulation, Title and Escrow - Bill Salvatore, Realty Excellence East Valley - Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952

Trulia Report: Homes in the First Time Buyer Range in Short Supply.

Trulia Report: Homes in the First Time Buyer Range in Short Supply. As a rule I’m not impressed with Trulia. Their home values are skewed by incomplete and vague information, and often the availability of a specific property is inaccurate i.e. not corresponding to the MLS data from which it is borrowed. Having said that,… 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

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Video: Think of Buying a Home? Do Your Groundwork

Video: Think of Buying a Home? Do Your Groundwork. The only thing I really take issue with in the video below is the statement that home buying can be complicated. You’ve heard me say it over and over again… If your Realtor is doing their job, buying a home should never be “scary”, intimidating, complicated… Read More