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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I was preparing a new blogpost on this subject because it comes up so often in home inspection reports. But Jay Markanich's 2016 blogpost said all that I needed to say. Take a look. Self-closing fire doors. Fire possibilities are a big deal and fire-safety codes are designed to help put people in...
Carefree, AZ is a small town just north of Scottsdale. Carefree historically has been known as a quiet, peaceful hamlet void of any nightlife or touristy hub-bub. With street names like Tranquil Trail and Leisure Lane, it is easy to see how Carefree obtained its low key reputation.But Carefree ha...
In many ways, my life can be viewed as a documentary with each year bringing maturity and growth. As a documentary, one might be concerned only with the facts. But sometimes I like to view my past with a little whimsy, more like a novel. So for this article, I plan to reveal a little of my person...
"To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.” Or so wrote famous writer and essayist Samuel Johnson in the 18th century. Johnson, who was famous for such important works like “A Dictionary of the English Language”, knew what many people who came afterward began to realize. That ow...
I was fortunate enough to close a sale this week that made me both happy and a little sad at the same time. The house was my son's first house. It is a cute little 3BD/2BA/2CG in a great neighborhood. The sale went quickly as the inventory in this price range is very sparse.When we put the house ...
Real estate contracts can be complicated. There are many actions and steps on the road to a successful close of escrow. With so many interactions required to be performed, one of the contracting parties may miss a deadline or fail to complete their obligations. When this happens there is a potent...