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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$529,900 :: 794 E BELLERIVE Place, Chandler AZ, 85249

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,200 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
Added: 10/20/18, Last Updated: 10/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5836248
Community: LAGOS VISTOSO
Tract: LAGOS VISTOSO
Status: Active


CHECK OUT YOUR STUNNING NEW HOME TODAY ON THE WATER & IN A CUL-DE-SAC IN THIS POPULAR COMMUNITY OF LAGOS VISTOSO. THIS HOME FEATURES AN OPEN FLOOR PLAN W/ A BEAUTIFUL FINISHED & USABLE ATRIUM THAT HAS A FIREPLACE. WHICH IS GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING , TILE & WOOD FLOORING THROUGHOUT, SUPERBLY UPGRADED KITCHEN W/QUARTZ COUNTERS, CHEF'S GAS STOVE, TONS OF CABINETS, & A WALKIN PANTRY! HARD TO FIND 3 FULL BATHS IN A SINGLE LEVEL --THIS HOME HAS THEM & A 3 WAY SPLIT FLOOR PLAN AS WELL! THE DEN HAS SPACIOUS CABINETS & OVERLOOKS THE ATRIUM; THE MASTER SUITE HAS A BATH AREA THAT YOU DREAM ABOUT! ALL OF THESE FINE FEATURES OVERLOOK THE BEAUTIFUL POOL, SPA, BUILT-IN B-B-Q & EXTENSIVE LAKE FRONTAGE & VIEWS. THIS HOME HAS IT ALL AND MORE -- TONS OF UPGRADES ALL DONE & READY TO GO.

Listed with Realty Executives


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$535,000 :: 599 N ACACIA Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,913 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 05/11/18, Last Updated: 10/19/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5764708
Community: PLAYA DEL REY
Tract: PLAYA DEL REY
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/19/2018 by 3%
Status: Active


Spectacular lake front designer home 4 bed, den could 5th bedrm, 3 bath property! Exquisite curb appeal, 3 car garage w/built in cabinets, RV gate, custom entry invites you to step inside. Interior boasts huge vaulted ceilings, 2-way fireplace, formal living & dining rooms, den perfect for an office, murphy beds and plantation shutters. Stainless steel appliances, staggered cabinets, pantry, solid surface countertops, and island with breakfast bar make the kitchen a cook's dream. Spacious master suite has bay window, ample walk-trough closets, luxurious bath, jetted tub, step-in shower, and his/her sinks. The stunning backyard is the perfect oasis with covered patio, sparkling blue pool, paddle boat lake with paddle boat and more. Enjoy all the amenities this ski lake amazing community

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$374,900 :: 1287 Leisure World --, Mesa AZ, 85206

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,882 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,969 sq ft
Added: 07/06/18, Last Updated: 10/19/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5790237
Community: Leisure World
Tract: Leisure World
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/19/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


UPDATED HOME with a View on the Golf Course! New Kitchen, Bathrooms, Flooring, Shower Dual Pane Windows and Doors. You will enjoy the morning sunrise from the patio overlooking the 3rd fairway and lake on the Heron Lakes Golf Course or watching the sunset from the front patio. Plus indoor laundry and a garage large enough for 2 cars plus a golf cart. You deserve to live like this and enjoy all the amenities of Leisure World.

Listed with Delex Realty


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$950,000 :: 4191 S PURPLE SAGE Drive, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 3,919 sq ft
Lot Size: 21,780 sq ft
Added: 06/13/18, Last Updated: 10/19/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5779597
Community: EMBARCADERO AT OCOTILLO
Tract: EMBARCADERO AT OCOTILLO
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/19/2018 by 3%
Status: Active


Amazing T.W. Lewis WATERFRONT home in the desirable community of Embarcadero @ Ocotillo. One of the most popular open floor plans, that sits on 1/2 an acre of meticulous landscape. Beautiful curb appeal & shows inside like a model. Gourmet kitchen with huge granite island & SS appliances. New gas range, oven, dishwasher & microwave. 4 large bedrooms, with all in-suite bathrooms, and a spacious office/media room. The master suite is like a luxurious retreat. The oversized bathroom feel like your at the spa. The backyard is a tropical paradise. Heated sparkling pool, gas fire pit, mature trees & impeccably manicured yard. The home has a desirable 4 car extended garage with a work bench. Close to parks, golf, freeways, shopping & restaurants. Don't miss the opportunity to live in Embarcadero

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$2,695,000 :: 20 E OAKWOOD HILLS Drive, Chandler AZ, 85248

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5 beds, 8 baths
Home size: 7,331 sq ft
Lot Size: 49,658 sq ft
Added: 10/19/18, Last Updated: 10/19/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5835565
Community: OAKWOOD HILLS SUBDIVISION RE-A
Tract: OAKWOOD HILLS SUBDIVISION RE-A
Status: Active


This amazing estate sits on 1.14 acres in OAKWOOD HILLS GATED LUXURY community. Pull through the gates & you'll know you just entered the most beautiful neighborhood in Arizona. Before you ever get to the house, you will drive around a beautiful 14 ACRE LAKE which is used to water ALL the grounds at EACH HOMESITE and all the common areas! The perfectly lined palm trees & many water features are a small part of the overall community beauty. When you pull into the circular drive, you'll park under the porte cochere but quickly notice that you could easily park 15 other vehicles on the property which is perfect since this home is an entertainer's dream. With the rounded formal living & dining rooms on each side of the enormous foyer, you'll stand in awe of the soaring ceilings in the great

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$369,900 :: 1610 S SYCAMORE Place, Chandler AZ, 85286

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,471 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 06/01/18, Last Updated: 10/19/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5774112
Community: PECOS RANCH UNIT TWO REPLAT
Tract: PECOS RANCH UNIT TWO REPLAT
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/19/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


Resort living every day of your life. Lakefront means boating and fishing, spectacular views, and entertaining wildlife. A lakefront covered patio and an upper deck to watch the moon appear or the day to start. Green grass, scrumptious oranges from your own tree, lake views from most windows - you'll forget you're in a desert. An HOA common area with beautiful trees insulates your corner lot from the street. Listen - the birds really do sing their chorus. Want an art studio, home office, play room? Use your bonus room which overlooks the beautiful Sycamore Lake, Sycamore Cove, and surrounding trees. Enjoy the HOA parks which front lakes, creeks, and waterfalls. Swim or play tennis, basketball, bocce ball at your private HOA community center. City park lies one block away for children and a

Listed with CPA Advantage Realty, LLC


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$349,900 :: 3141 S MINGUS Drive, Chandler AZ, 85286

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,928 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,484 sq ft
Added: 10/19/18, Last Updated: 10/19/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5835519
Community: LAYTON LAKES PARCEL 18
Tract: LAYTON LAKES PARCEL 18
Status: Active


Stunning, lake front, corner lot home in beautiful Layton Lakes in Chandler. As you enter you will feel like you are in a model home, and you can move in just as you see it. All furniture, TV's, wall pictures, decorations, lamps, window coverings and light fixtures are included at no additional charge. Owners have spared no expense on this amazing home from the oversized double sliding door for entertaining, to the gourmet kitchen with antique glazed cabinetry, gas range, stainless steel appliances, beautiful light fixtures, granite countertops and upgraded flooring throughout. This home offers everything you could ask for and more. It is immaculate inside and out it has been exceptionally maintained and at only 2 years old it looks better than new. Seller is also including a 1 year

Listed with West USA Realty


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$349,999 :: 1982 W PERIWINKLE Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,839 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,662 sq ft
Added: 10/18/18, Last Updated: 10/18/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5835324
Community: MONTEFINO VILLAGE
Tract: MONTEFINO VILLAGE
Status: Active


Resort style living at its very best! This beautiful waterfront home is located within Ocotillo at the exclusive gated community of Montefino Village. Enter the front door to find stone floors, 10' ceilings, open living room and dining room. The family room opens to the kitchen and is complete with a huge center island, Granite counters, stone back-splash, custom cabinetry, under cabinet lighting, Stainless GE appliances and wine fridge. This is a chefs dream kitchen and perfect for entertaining! The master suite is pure LUXURY, featuring enormous shower and walk in closet. Second bedroom is split from master. Third room is set up as a den or office. Relaxing back patio offers lake view and built in BBQ.

Listed with Century 21 Arizona Foothills


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$414,900 :: 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: 10/18/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5805559
Community: LAGOS VISTOSO
Tract: LAGOS VISTOSO
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/18/2018 by 1%
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

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$725,000 :: 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: 10/18/18
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 10/18/2018 by 3%
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


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