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One of the most precious resources for a state where the majority of its population lives in a desert is water.  As the population grows so does the attention on this critical resource.  However, as the valley has grown developers realized that lake communities and waterfront property presented an effective and unique marketing tool, and water conservationists saw the use of precious potable water to fill these decorative lakes a major concern. What’s the legislature to do?

The Lakes Bill aka ARS 45-132

The negotiation attempted to balance the demand for scenic and recreational lakes within housing communities with the conservation of critical water resources. The result was a piece of legislation commonly known as the “Lakes Bill”.  The bill states “a person shall not use any water for the purpose of filling or refilling all or a portion of a body of water ” within an active management area. (A.R.S. 45-132) Wow, that’s restrictive!  But there are some exceptions.  One of those is that the body of water was filled before January 1, 1987, or a substantial capital investment in the physical on-site construction of the body before January 1, 1987.  Or if the body of water is an integral part of a golf course that complies with applicable conservation  requirements.  Another notable exception to building a body of water within an AMA is if it is filled with effluent or reclaimed water. This exception has allowed developers to continue to offer lake communities including Pinelake Estates, Fulton Ranch, Ocotillo Lakes, Estrella Mountain Ranch, and Arrowhead Ranch.Santan house with pool

This is the reason why newer lake communities must use effluent instead of other sources of water such as ground or surface water.  Older communities such as The Islands, Val Vista Lakes, Scottsdale Ranch, Oakwood, The Springs, Desert Harbor, and The Lakes at Tempe use different sources of water because of their construction prior to the Lakes bill in 1987.

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$249,900 :: 534 LEISURE WORLD --, Mesa AZ, 85206

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2 beds, 1.75 baths
Home size: 1,489 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,969 sq ft
Added: 06/23/18, Last Updated: 06/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5784633
Community: LEISURE WORLD GOLDEN HILLS PLA
Tract: LEISURE WORLD GOLDEN HILLS PLA
Status: Active


Charming Lakeside home in an Active Adult Community. New Roof, Newer A/C., Updated Kitchen, New Garage Door. Community Amenities include: 3 Pools, 2 Hot Tubs, Tennis Courts, Pickle Ball Courts, State of the Art Exercise Room, Woodworking Shop, and many, many more.

Listed with RE/MAX Classic


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$275,000 :: 1379 E BUTLER Circle, Chandler AZ, 85225

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,688 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,227 sq ft
Added: 06/22/18, Last Updated: 06/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5784383
Community: SPRINGS UNIT 2 AMD LOT 30-213
Tract: SPRINGS UNIT 2 AMD LOT 30-213
Status: Active


Wow! This outstanding home is in impeccable condition just waiting for a new family. Featuring 3 bed, 2 bath, gravel front yard, 2 car garage, plantation shutters, bay windows, vaulted ceilings, cozy fireplace, and designer paint tones throughout. Fabulous interior offers a dreamy open kitchen complete with track lighting, ample cabinetry, pantry, centered island with breakfast bar, and black matching appliances. Inside the master suite you will find a lavish full bath with dual sinks, separate tub, step-in shower, and walk-in closet. This lovely backyard includes a covered patio with gorgeous lake views just perfect for relaxing afternoons. Dont miss out on this remarkable home. Schedule a showing today!

Listed with AZRC Realty, LLC


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$469,000 :: 433 S LAKE MIRAGE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 2,593 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,227 sq ft
Added: 04/06/18, Last Updated: 06/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5747954
Community: LAKE MIRAGE LOT 1-38 TR A-I
Tract: LAKE MIRAGE LOT 1-38 TR A-I
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/6/2018 by 2%
Status: Active


One of the most incredible view lots in The Islands with soaring ceilings and windows to appreciate the one-of-a-kind long lake view in multiple directions. This beautiful home comes with designer kitchen, granite countertops, travertine flooring, and upgraded finishes thought. Two masters, one up and one downstairs equipped with two vanities. Relax outside while enjoying the tranquil water or enjoy an active lifestyle community with restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Exterior includes built in dock, entertaining fridge, and second story patio with views galore.

Listed with Revelation Real Estate


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$599,900 :: 3663 E NOLAN Drive, Chandler AZ, 85249

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,119 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,583 sq ft
Added: 05/25/18, Last Updated: 06/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5771694
Community: Andorra at Valencia
Tract: Andorra at Valencia
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/22/2018 by 0%
Status: Active


* TW LEWIS STUNNER * WHAT AN AMAZING LOT * PREMIUM VIEW FENCING * LAKE VIEW * OPEN FLOORPLAN * HIGHLY UPGRADED * TRAVERTINE TILE * HARDWOOD FLOORS * HIGH END APPLIANCES * OVERSIZED ISLAND * SNAIL SHOWER * 3 CAR TANDEM GARAGE * PLANTATION SHUTTERS * RESORT-LIKE BACKYARD * POOL * BUILT IN BBQ * GET IT BEFORE ITS GONE! *

Listed with Call Realty, Inc.


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$450,000 :: 614 E STONEBRIDGE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,298 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 06/22/18, Last Updated: 06/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5784254
Community: STONEBRIDGE LAKES ESTATES UNIT
Tract: STONEBRIDGE LAKES ESTATES UNIT
Status: Active


GORGEOUS RARE LAKE FRONT ''STONEBRIDGE LAKES ESTATE'' HOME, WHICH SITS ON THE MIDDLE OF THE LAKE OFFERING YOU BREATH TAKING VIEWS OF THE LAKE AND ARIZONA'S FAMOUS SUNSETS. VAST, INVITING , FESTIVE AND LIVABLE, LUSH LANDSCAPING FRONT AND BACKYARD, THE HOME OFFERS 4 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS, A BONUS ROOM, A FORMAL DINING AND LIVING ROOM, FAMILY ROOM, FIREPLACE WITH A FRENCH DOOR THAT OPENS UP TO AN INCOMPARABLE RETREAT BACKYARD, WITH PRIVATE POOL, BOAT DOCK, PATIO, BBQ AREA, YOUR OWN APPLE TREE, FIG TREE, PLUM TREE, POMEGRANATE TREE. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS HOME INCLUDE MODERNIZED BATHROOMS WITH TRAVERTINE, GRANITE COUTERTOPS, THE KITCHEN HAS A BEAUTIFUL COPPER FARM STYLE SINK WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, NEW ROOF 2018.

Listed with The Daniel Montez Real Estate Group


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$734,900 :: 1612 W LYNX Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,329 sq ft
Lot Size: 16,117 sq ft
Added: 06/22/18, Last Updated: 06/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5784032
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL I
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL I
Status: Active


Great private location in a gated community on the lake to enjoy the best of Arizona outdoor living. Flowing floorplan for casual living in your own private resort. Huge lot near the Chandler High Tech Corridor and Intel.

Listed with DD Properties


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$300,000 :: 321 E VAUGHN Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,707 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,662 sq ft
Added: 06/21/18, Last Updated: 06/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5783513
Community: STONEBRIDGE LAKES MANOR LOT 1-
Tract: STONEBRIDGE LAKES MANOR LOT 1-
Status: Active


Great Views from this Lakefront Property. Open Great Room floorplan with Vaulted Ceilings and a Fireplace has a Formal Dining and a Breakfast Room with a Breakfast Bar. Spacious Master Bedroom with His & Hers Closets. Master Bath has Snail Shower and Dual Sinks. Lake Subdivision with Community Pool, Spa and Playground. Front Yard Landscaping included in HOA!

Listed with Legacy Brokers, LLC


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$699,900 :: 425 E COCONINO Place, Chandler AZ, 85249

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,458 sq ft
Lot Size: 14,810 sq ft
Added: 04/02/18, Last Updated: 06/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5745167
Community: PINELAKE ESTATES
Tract: PINELAKE ESTATES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/21/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


GORGEOUS WATERFRONT HOME! HUGE LOT in CHANDLER'S PINELAKE ESTATES 4 Bedrooms- 3 BATHS-ALL Recently Remodled **PLUS OFFICE!** ON 14,819 SQ FT CUL DE SAC LOT!! Beautiful New Custom 12 ft. Solid Wood Double Entry door welcomes you to Formal Living room & Dining room w/soaring ceilings! European Travertine thru-out & neutral carpet in bedrooms. Upgraded Kitchen features, granite counters w/ marble backsplash, staggered maple cabinets, gas cooktop, SS Appliances, large island/breakfast bar and Breakfast rm open to large Family room w/ views to lush backyard & Lakefront. Grand Master Suite has double entry doors and beautiful Lakeviews w/ private deck for Sunsets & Lakeviews. Large Master bath has separate vanities, spa tub, newly remodeled shower w/ frameless glass & marble, walk-in clo

Listed with HomeSmart


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$614,900 :: 1740 W BARTLETT Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,234 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,147 sq ft
Added: 05/08/18, Last Updated: 06/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5763048
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/21/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


Fabulous waterfront home in exclusive gated community. Live the Ocotillo Lakes lifestyle! Close to shopping, golf, grocery stores, top rated schools, restaurants, Village heath club & spa, Intel, Orbital, Chandler's Price Corridor & easy access to the freeways! Fabulous interior boasts soaring ceilings, formal living-dining room, family room with cozy fireplace, den perfect for an office, large enclosed loft and plantation shutters throughout. Kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, white cabinets w/crown molding, tile backsplash, walk-in pantry, quartz counters and island with breakfast bar. Master retreat offers a lavish bath with double sink, soaking tub, separate shower and a walk-in closet. Hurry!!

Listed with TreeHouse Realty, LLC


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$220,000 :: 2053 S PASEO LOMA --, Mesa AZ, 85202

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,822 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,662 sq ft
Added: 06/21/18, Last Updated: 06/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5783476
Community: DOBSON SHORES UNIT 3
Tract: DOBSON SHORES UNIT 3
Status: Active


This is a handyman's dream. A fix up opportunity or a fix and flip... The home needs flooring, painting, drywall repair, general clean up, etc. We are looking for cash buyers / investors to purchase this home in its current condition. The home has been priced accordingly. BUT, it is a really nice waterfront lot in a really nice Dobson Ranch neighborhood.

Listed with Realty Executives


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