For a long time the only waterfront option in the City of Maricopa was Province, a retirement lake community. As the City of Maricopa has grown from a small rural farming town into the second most populous incorporated town in Pinal county with over 47,000 residents it was only reasonable that another lake community would follow.
Custom Waterfront Homes in The Islands
One of the largest and most popular lake communities in the valley is located in the southeast valley in Gilbert. The Islands lake community that covers 1.5 square miles and includes three separate bodies of water perfect for boating including canoes and kayaks. The diverse selection of waterfront property in The Islands includes townhouses, smaller single family dwellings, homes built by well known builders, and also custom homes.
Mark Twain is credited with popularizing the phrase, “Lies, damned lies, and statistics”. Obviously, he was aware how data can be manipulated, misleading and needs to be understood in the proper context. In real estate, we deal with statistics on a daily basis. In an effort to understand trends, we encounter the terms “average sales price” and “median sales price”. Both of them use the same set of data. Its just how you look at the data so it is useful to understand the difference between the two terms.
What if you are looking for a waterfront property but don’t want to worry about the maintenance associated with a yard? A waterfront townhouse or condo may be the answer. If you are considering Gilbert, then the following waterfront townhouse are options. Gilbert waterfront townhouses are found in the larger master planned lake communities of The Islands and Val Vista Lakes. Read the rest of this entry
Gilbert Arizona continually ranks high as a preferred Phoenix suburb. For those with an eye for waterfront homes, it also draws their attention since Gilbert has more lake communities than any other Phoenix city except Chandler. Gilbert offers a range of waterfront opportunities that includes townhouses, single family dwellings, water ski and wake board property and lakes that allow pontoon boats and canoes.
If you are looking for a lake community with waterfront homes with a community pool, then Stonebridge Lakes may be one to put on your list. Stonebridge Lakes features two communities, the Estates and the Manor with differences being the size of the lots and the monthly HOA fee. Besides being located in the heart of Gilbert, both communities feature distinctive UDC floor plans built in the early 1990’s and a community pool in each.
TopGolf facility comes to Gilbert
This 65,000 sq.ft. golf attraction that covers 15 acres in south Gilbert is probably unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Its been described as a blend of golf, bowling and darts. Its much more than a driving range with its micro-chipped golf balls and high tech targets. Located in southeast Gilbert along the 202 Santan Freeway it is easily accessible from anywhere in the southeast valley.
Gilbert Lake Community in The Islands
The Falls in The Islands is a gated community on the center lake. The tax records show the name of the community as Coral Point but the marquee at the entrance to the subdivision shows The Falls. The Falls is a more appropriate name since there are three small man made islands with waterfalls that make you feel like you’re living on a tropical island. The majority of the 101 homes in The Falls back to these water features or have waterfront lots on the center lake.
People have often commented that Phoenix waterfront property is an oxymoron. How can there be waterfront homes in a desert? Not too far into the conversation, the question will be “Is waterfront property more expensive than non-waterfront property?” The easy answer is “yes, of course” since there is less of it. Where it gets more complicated is the question, “How much more expensive is a waterfront home?” My answer has always been, “well, it depends”. I thought it was about time to put some numbers to it. Read the rest of this entry
Buying a home can be a daunting and stressful undertaking, whether you’ve lived here for years or are relocating from another state. Performing a thorough due diligence is critical and entails more than just a home inspection. It also includes an understanding of the surrounding area, the neighborhood, the HOA and the CC&R’s, soil conditions, crime reports, etc. In order to assist buyers , the Arizona Department of Real Estate and Association of Realtors have published a Buyer Advisory as a supplemental tool for buyers. Read the rest of this entry