Joe Domino is a licensed agent serving the Phoenix/Scottsdale metro area. Joe's broad base of experience and depth of knowledge provide him a unique insight into the real estate business. Follow Joe's idiosyncratic articles and postings which he makes available for your education and enjoyment.
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Arizona home buyers are frequently surprised to find that wood destroying insects such as termites are quite prevalent. Often when showing homes prospective buyers will notice that the home has been treated. The telltale signs include disturbed soil around the base of the property, drill marks in...
Every so often I like to recount one of the adventures I have had since I moved to Arizona. Growing up as a city boy I never really encountered a lot of wildlife other than squirrels and chipmunks. But since moving to a semi-rural area in N. Scottsdale I have had many adventures with nature.This ...
By now, most of the country has learned that an Uber autonomous vehicle was involved in a fatal collision with a pedestrian in Tempe, AZ. Uber has subsequently halted all their testing nationwide until an investigation can be completed.While the benefits and pitfalls of so-called "self-driving" v...
I was cleaning out the garage the other day and found a box of papers that contained some of my parent’s financial records. One of the more interesting items was the Closing Statement from their home purchase in 1955. The Total Cost of the home was $16,460.02.The entire closing statement was on o...
The change to daylight savings time is upon us again. Most of the country will move their clocks 1 hour forward starting Sunday morning. Here in the Phoenix area, we don’t change time, so for my part, I don’t have to do anything other than confirm that the time setting on all my electronic device...
“Time is of the Essence: The parties of this contract agree that time is of the essence in the performance of the obligations described herein.”The sentence written above is an example of a Time is of the Essence clause. What does it mean to use and agree to a “time is of the essence" clause?It ...