Remote home control system on a digital tablet or phone - Smart Home technology, Internet of Things, IoT, Smart home devices - Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952 - Arizona Real Estate

What Matters More Than Price to Home Buyers? Survey Says…

When buying a home the power of price is undeniable. I think we can all agree that a home buyer most often chooses the neighborhood in which they will live and the features a home will include, by the mortgage that they qualify for. Accordingly, what the home buyer can afford becomes the qualifier against… Read More

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Spring Home Improvement? Yes Please!

Tis the season for Home Improvement projects. Home improvement in the U.S. appears to be enjoying a resurgence beyond our customary Spring overhauls. Internet searches for terms related to ‘home improvement’ are through the roof for consumers in all demographics. Lowe’s and Home Depot are on a Spring hiring spree, anticipating the addition of nearly… Read More

Young couple excited to hold the keys to their new home - First Time Buyers, Veterans Discounts, Getting Ready to Buy a Home - Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952 - Arizona Rea Estate

Foreclosure, Short Sale or Bankruptcy? Buy Again Faster!

A reader asks: We were told we have to wait 7 years after our Foreclosure to purchase another home. Is there any way we can buy a home sooner? A: Short answer… Yes, you can buy a home faster. Funny you should ask. Just last week I was talking with one of the lenders that… Read More

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5 Affordable Beach Locals if an Oceanside Home is on Your Wish List

Arizona has flourished over the last couple of decades. It’s become the land of Golf Courses, resort quality Retirement neighborhoods, dessert Ranches and mountainside Horse Properties, a seemingly endless supply of New Construction, mind-boggling planned community developments and intimate luxury enclaves. The Phoenix Valley in particular has so much to offer the contemporary home buyer… Read More

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Video: Home Repair Before, During and After a Home Sale

Most home buyers recognize the value in a home inspection during the buying process. It helps you solidify your decision to buy the home, and prepare you for what you’ll need to watch for in the future. When the home inspector sums up his report after your home inspection, don’t just begin making your list… Read More

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Infographic, Size Matters: Are You Happy with your Home’s Square Footage?

Square footage isn’t always at the top of the list when you’re buying a home, but as the infographic below illustrates, it probably should be. Trulia conducted a poll surveying folks in several different demographics and the study showed that most people are not content with the size of their home. There are distinct advantages… Read More

House outline with dollar sign and upward arrow - Strong Real Estate Market, Home Prices up - Bill Salvatore, Realty Excellence East Valley - Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952 - Arizona Real Estate

No Flip-Flop in Home Prices Expected

No Flip-Flop in Home Prices Expected. Nationwide, unemployment is down and new job creation has been rising at a very promising rate, residential rents are increasing in all major metro areas and mortgage interest rates are still low… the perfect storm for a stable Real Estate market. Due in part to a long-term lack of… Read More

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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

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Remodeling? Save Room in Your Budget for These 8 Tech Features

Remodeling? Save Room in Your Budget for These 8 Tech Features. Before you roll up the drop cloths after your home remodel, consider including these must-have tech features. Adding a few new smart devices only makes sense when you’re already in home improvement mode—so why not leave a little wiggle-room in the budget for something… Read More

Small house on desk with contract and keys - Property Management, Concierge, Rentals, Leases - Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952 - Arizona Real Estate

Never Been a Landlord Before? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Never Been a Landlord Before? Here’s a Few Things You Need to Know. Investing in Real Estate means different things to different people. The home you reside in is certainly an investment, but that’s not what most of us think of when we talk about Real Estate investing. More often the term refers to the… Read More