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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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

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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

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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

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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

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Will the 4th Feature Festivals and Fireworks? or Will You Make Your Own Excitement?

Will the 4th Feature Festivals and Fireworks? or Will You Make Your Own Excitement? For many, the 4th of July means pool time, watermelon, cookouts and fireworks. If your heart is set on fireworks you’d be smart to forego the home version and pop over to one of the community sponsored displays (East Valley celebrations… Read More

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Congress Considers the Bipartisan ‘New Markets Tax Credit’ Worthy of Permanent Status

Congress Considers the Bipartisan ‘New Markets Tax Credit’ Worthy of Permanent Status. There’s very little to create controversy over in the New Markets Tax Credit. What it aims to do is to shore up the economy and housing markets in financially depressed and outlying rural communities. Positive reports are coming out of Alabama, New Mexico, Florida,… Read More

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When is a Garage Not Just a Garage? What Millennial Home Buyers are Looking For

When is a Garage Not Just a Garage? Millennial Home Buyers Look for More. If you’re considering updating or remodeling your home don’t forget the garage. With minimal time and expense you can update your garage so it will appeal to today’s home buyers. I don’t often discuss garages in this blog, but the subject… 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