Phoenix Lakes bill – A change for lake communities

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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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$750,000 :: 2020 E FREEPORT Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,062 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,454 sq ft
Added: 06/25/18, Last Updated: 08/14/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5785216
Community: Regatta at Val Vista Lakes
Tract: Regatta at Val Vista Lakes
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/14/2018 by 6%
Status: Active


Paver walk way leads to this beautiful waterfront home, completely remodeled and ready ** Enter to spacious living room and dining room ** Fireplace in family room with surround sound ** Gourmet kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, loads of storage and refrigerator will stay ** Master suite is kingsize with jacuzzi tub and separate shower, double sinks, gas fireplace and balcony with marble floors overlooking yard ** Large yard with pebble sheen swimming pool, separate jacuzzi, pomegranate, orange and lemon trees, loads of grassy play area, and boat dock ** There is so much to mention here and a few extras include shutters throughout, marble floors throughout, stone covered fireplaces and pillars outside, motorized chandelier can be lowered for cleaning,

Listed with Penfield Properties


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$494,000 :: 770 W HACKBERRY Drive, Chandler AZ, 85248

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,238 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 07/27/18, Last Updated: 08/13/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5797431
Community: OCOTILLO EAST PARCEL 4
Tract: OCOTILLO EAST PARCEL 4
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/13/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


WATERFRONT HOME in the heart of Ocotillo. 1st time on the market! Original owners. TW Lewis built home that sits on the lake. Great views from the backyard & inside the home. Open and bright floor plan w/ vaulted ceilings. Formal living/dining, Great room open to kitchen w built-ins & fireplace. lots of cabinets and counter space. 3 bedrooms+ den/office, 2 baths, Tile in traffic areas and carpet in bedrooms. Ceiling fans, Shutters and Blinds, 3 car garage w/ built-in cabinets. backyard offers covered patio, Sparkling Spool w/beautiful views of the lake. Owners paid a large lot premium. Close to shopping, restaurants, freeway and much more. Worth the look!

Listed with West USA Realty


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$299,900 :: 536 LEISURE WORLD --, Mesa AZ, 85206

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2 beds, 1.75 baths
Home size: 1,818 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 08/13/18, Last Updated: 08/13/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5806127
Community: LEISURE WORLD GOLDEN HILLS PLA
Tract: LEISURE WORLD GOLDEN HILLS PLA
Status: Active


Gorgeous lake front remodel in Leisure World! As soon as you walk in you come into your open living space with a wall of windows overlooking the tranquil lake. The home boasts new wood like flooring tile throughout main living areas. Neutral paint throughout. Updated kitchen to include granite counter tops, back splash, oil rubbed bronze faucet & hardware with new black appliances. Eat in kitchen over looking lake. New vanities, flooring, light fixtures & enclosures in both bathrooms. New interior doors throughout. Master overlooking private courtyard. Inviting fireplace in living room. 2 car garage. Come see this beautiful home all the amenities Leisure World has to offer!

Listed with Networth Realty of Phoenix


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$415,000 :: 1221 N KINGSTON Street, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,732 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 07/05/18, Last Updated: 08/12/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5789175
Community: EL DORADO LAKES GOLF COMMUNITY
Tract: EL DORADO LAKES GOLF COMMUNITY
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/12/2018 by 2%
Status: Active


El Dorado Lakes on Golf Course w/Lake View! 4+Den w/3 full baths boasts numerous upgrades. Gourmet kitchen upgraded w/large island, beautiful granite & stainless appliances. Formal living&dining rm provide space for special events.Experience a more casual evening in the family rm w/a cozy wood-burning fireplace. Wind down & escape upstairs to a cozy sitting rm off the master w/vaulted ceilings or pamper yourself in the upgraded master bath w/new tiled shower & Moen faucets. Outdoor living at its best- huge flagstone patio & balcony off master that overlooks a sparkling PebbleTec play pool, beautiful rock waterfall, #12 tee-box, a water feature & views of the Superstitions Mtns for year-round entertainment, fun & relaxation. Price incorporates a discount for carpet & future upgrades. ONLY

Listed with Realty ONE Group


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$485,000 :: 784 W BEECHNUT Drive, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,517 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 06/16/18, Last Updated: 08/12/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5781601
Community: OAKWOOD LAKES
Tract: OAKWOOD LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/12/2018 by 5%
Status: Active


You'll spend countless hours relaxing in the luxury of this serene patio and yard overlooking tranquil lake with private dock. Beautifully appointed waterfront home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Formal living and dining room, family room with fireplace. Open kitchen with breakfast nook, all new appliances. New granite in kitchen and bathrooms and new carpet. Master bedroom with lake view. In addition there is a flex room retreat for office, workout room or just relaxing. Master bathroom with separate tub, shower, dual sinks and huge walk-in closet. Masterfully designed floor plan that is open and engaging with lake views from large inviting windows. This home is so tempting you'll want to move right in.

Listed with Preferred Arizona Realty


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$434,999 :: 653 E INDIAN WELLS Place, Chandler AZ, 85249

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,001 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 08/10/18, Last Updated: 08/10/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5805559
Community: LAGOS VISTOSO
Tract: LAGOS VISTOSO
Status: Active


WON'T LAST!!! EXECUTIVE GATED SERENE WATERFRONT HOME. MASSIVE FULL-HOUSE LENGTH PATIO DECK W/ BBQ/FP, POND FOR ENTERTAINING. PRIVATE PARKS, BIKING TRAILS. Breathtaking ambience with Tropical Palms leading into an alluring two-story grand entrance with picturesque living room overlooking a tranquil Pond and Lake. Enjoy a spacious peaceful retreat in a freshly painted interior/exterior Paradise Resort. Extravagant Elegance with an abundance of upgrades throughout the spacious open floor plan with designer custom accent wall paint throughout. Open-entry formal dining room, Gourmet Kitchen with huge island, granite countertops, upgraded cabinets with all lower pull-out shelves, exquisite Stone family room fireplace nestled in wall-length niches with serene Lakeview. Large oversized diamond-cut

Listed with Crossroads Brokerage


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$429,900 :: 628 E Riviera Drive, Chandler AZ, 85249

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5 beds, 2.75 baths
Home size: 3,116 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 06/29/18, Last Updated: 08/10/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5787469
Community: Lagos Vistoso
Tract: Lagos Vistoso
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/10/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


Beautiful WATERFRONT Home with 5 Bedrooms, Down stairs Master bed with panoramic views, 2.75 Bath, with a HUGE Gourmet kitchen that has TILE, GRANITE, breakfast bar, oversized kitchen island, & eat-in kitchen with lake view! Separate tub & shower, double VANITY sinks in master bath! Living room with dining area, Family room with high ceilings, nice LOFT, bay windows & more! NEW interior and exterior paint. Brand NEW Stainless Steel wall oven with microwave, dish washer, fan and gas cook top. NEW laminate floor and carpet thru out. Double garage & also a 3rd car garage. Gated lake community. Close to shopping, restaurants, schools & more.

Listed with SK Realty


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$330,000 :: 2603 W LAGUNA AZUL Avenue, Mesa AZ, 85202

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,657 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,583 sq ft
Added: 08/10/18, Last Updated: 08/10/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5805436
Community: SARATOGA LAKES UNIT TWO
Tract: SARATOGA LAKES UNIT TWO
Status: Active


Dobson Ranch Lake 7 WATERVIEW LOT. This 3BR/2BA home is beautifully positioned to look up and down the lake. Boat, fish, or just take in the breathtaking views from your spacious backyard. Enjoy the walking and biking trail just outside your back door and just a short walk to the community tennis courts & park. The split BR floor plan and open kitchen make this house the perfect retreat from a busy day. New Trane A/C installed in 2013. New Roof 2011. Features include new kitchen cabinets and granite counter tops, updated bathrooms and tiled diving swimming pool. Conveniently located in Saratoga Lakes of Dobson Ranch near HWY's 101, 202, & 60. Spa to convey as is.

Listed with Long Realty Platinum Premier


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$285,000 :: 4528 E SHOMI Street, Phoenix AZ, 85044

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,645 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 08/10/18, Last Updated: 08/10/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5805319
Community: Ahwatukee RTV 2
Tract: Ahwatukee RTV 2
Status: Active


Great home in the heart of Ahwatukee ADULT community. Pride of ownership shows throughout. Kitchen has tons of storage with granite counter tops and neutral decor. Eat in kitchen with breakfast nook. Split master down with other bedrooms up. Spacious family room. Home is light bright and airy. Backyard is an entertainers paradise with pavers, dramatic lighting and faux grass.

Listed with Canam Realty Group


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$610,000 :: 4131 S PECAN Drive, Chandler AZ, 85248

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,604 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,662 sq ft
Added: 08/10/18, Last Updated: 08/10/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5805112
Community: VILLA DEL LAGO
Tract: VILLA DEL LAGO
Status: Active


Come fall in love with ''Perfect on Pecan'' in the highly desirable gated Villa del Lago in Ocotillo. This lake front beauty sits on the largest lot in the subdivision with incredible lake views. Home boasts hard wood floors, quartz counters thru out home, wall oven & microwave, 5 burner gas cook top, stainless steel range hood, upgraded lighting & crown molding. The master suite is on main level with stunning tile surrounds on separate tub/shower, his & her vanities and large walk in closet. Upstairs has large loft with nice built in desk area, 2 large bedrooms with walk in closets and gorgeous bathroom. The backyard landscape (75K) showcases tumbled travertine pavers, extended Alumawood cover/ramada, tiered patio down to lake w/ Gabion rock walls for quaint evenings lakeside.

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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