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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$270,000 :: 1727 W ROMA Avenue, Phoenix AZ, 85015

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,806 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 10/03/18, Last Updated: 12/14/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5828133
Community: BONNIE LEA LOTS 21-58, 101-130
Tract: BONNIE LEA LOTS 21-58, 101-130
The price of this listing was last increased on 12/14/2018 by 0%
Status: Active


Fantastic Ranch Style Home nestled on an oversized lot. Soaring ceilings, large pictures window, new concrete flooring, plush carpet, and ceiling fans. Spacious updated eat-in kitchen features stylish counters and plenty of raised panel cabinetry with hardware. Charming built-in shelves and cabinet in family room, along with patio access, Large laundry room offers storage cabinets. Generous size bedrooms, ample vintage wood closets, and 2 baths. Enjoy the backyard covered patio, grassy play area, and plenty of room for a pool. RV Gate & Parking. Rare find in Central Phoenix.

Listed with 50 STATES 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/!


$495,000 :: 3349 S Pleasant Place, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,176 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 10/26/18, Last Updated: 12/13/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5838959
Community: OCOTILLO EAST PARCEL 4
Tract: OCOTILLO EAST PARCEL 4
The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/13/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


WATERFRONT HOME in the heart of Ocotillo. Pride of ownership with original owner. The BEST lake views on the model lot! Open & bright floor plan w/ vaulted ceilings. Formal living/dining, Kitchen with SS appliances & GAS STOVE. Great storage space and Granite COUNTERS. Master bedroom DOWNSTAIRS, 3 spacious bedrooms upstairs. Large LOFT area for game room! Balcony views outside that are stunning. 2.5 bathrooms. 3 car garage! Downstairs laundry with cabinets, counter, and sink. Large covered patio with amazing view of the lake to entertain with family. Close to nice shopping, great restaurants, 101/202 and award winning Hamilton HS and Chandler schools. This one won't last long!

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$238,500 :: 1741 S CLEARVIEW Avenue #89, Mesa AZ, 85209

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,379 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 11/20/18, Last Updated: 12/12/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5849283
Community: PARCEL 13 AT SUPERSTITION SPRINGS
Tract: PARCEL 13 AT SUPERSTITION SPRINGS
The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/12/2018 by 3%
Status: Active


Incredible opportunity to own this very special, one owner, water view lot in Clearview at Superstition Springs! Rare find with two master suites! Great room floor plan with vaulted ceilings make this home spacious and bright! Master #1 offers a view to the yard and view lot by the lake. also has a huge walk-in closet, dual sinks and a separate garden tub & shower. Master #2 is spacious and also has it's own walk-in closet. A/C was replaced just over a year ago. Fabulous low care landscaping with view fencing. Security door, extended garage, and a spacious laundry room with storage cabinets. North/South facing with an extended covered patio to enjoy the lovely views! The kitchen has a nice pantry & pull out drawers. Dual pane windows, sunscreens and ceiling fans t/o.

Listed with Long Realty Partners


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$999,999 :: 3320 S HORIZON Place, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 4,039 sq ft
Lot Size: 18,295 sq ft
Added: 05/12/18, Last Updated: 12/11/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5765368
Community: VISTAS AT OCOTILLO
Tract: VISTAS AT OCOTILLO
The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/11/2018 by 5%
Status: Active


$150,000 reduction from original list price.! Huge potential on this custom home in the highly coveted gated community of The Vistas. This is one of the finest golf and lake lots in the community looking down hole #6 of the Blue Course. Magnificent lake and sunset views from backyard and upstairs viewing balcony. The seller hand-selected this cul-de-sac lot for privacy, for you're completely shielded from your neighbors on both sides. On the main level the home consists of 3 bedrooms & 2.5 bathrooms. In basement you have a one bedroom, one bathroom, bar & large game/entertainment room (currently a large gym). Another full bathroom is conveniently located off of patio. Enjoy your own resort-style backyard w/negative edge diving pool and spa.

Listed with eXp Realty


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$389,000 :: 2254 E NORA Street, Mesa AZ, 85213

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,330 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 12/10/18, Last Updated: 12/10/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5855766
Community: VILLAGE VIEW ESTATES 2 AMD LOT 23-62
Tract: VILLAGE VIEW ESTATES 2 AMD LOT 23-62
Status: Active




Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties


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$390,000 :: 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: 12/10/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5789175
Community: EL DORADO LAKES GOLF COMMUNITY TRACT E
Tract: EL DORADO LAKES GOLF COMMUNITY TRACT E
The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/10/2018 by 1%
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

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$349,900 :: 621 S PARADISE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,797 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,356 sq ft
Added: 12/08/18, Last Updated: 12/09/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5855616
Community: CORAL POINT REPLAT LOT 76-101
Tract: CORAL POINT REPLAT LOT 76-101
Status: Active


This is living at it best!! Move in ready and totally furnished (optional) beautiful, light, bright, and open waterfront home in the highly desirable, gated community of The Falls in the Islands.Home has a spacious eat in kitchen and a family room that overlooks the lagoon with its peaceful sounds of the cascading waterfalls. Large master bedroom has a deck that provides amazing sunriise views and overlooks the water features.Home is just minutes away from the large, sparkling community pool and heated spa which overlook the main lake. The Islands community features a beautiful entry fountain, community center, large parks, boating, fishing and much more...HOA covers street maintenance, homes painted every 7 years, and even includes both front and rear landscaping.

Listed with West USA Realty


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$695,000 :: 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: 12/08/18
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 12/8/2018 by 4%
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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$720,000 :: 1826 E Cascade Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,870 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,454 sq ft
Added: 11/30/18, Last Updated: 12/08/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5852673
Community: Val Vista Lakes Crystal Shores
Tract: Val Vista Lakes Crystal Shores
The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/8/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


Come experience waterfront living at Val Vista Lakes. Conveniently located to Dana Park and U.S. 60. This three bedroom with den/3 bath home is completely updated with tile floors, plush carpeting and granite counter tops. Balcony off master suite overlooking the lake. Take in all the breathtaking views Val Vista Lakes has to offer. See video and 3D tour links and be sure to visit the clubhouse to see all that is included in your low HOA fees, including tennis complex, indoor racquetball courts, cardio and weight training facilities, junior Olympic swimming pool and spa, banquet and meeting rooms, waterfalls and a tropical lagoon swimming pool with a sandy beach. Drive through the neighborhood to see the many sports parks and bicycle paths.

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$1,050,000 :: 662 W ASTER Court, Chandler AZ, 85248

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5 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 4,802 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,196 sq ft
Added: 11/11/18, Last Updated: 12/07/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5845727
Community: SANTORINI SHORES-OCOTILLO EAST
Tract: SANTORINI SHORES-OCOTILLO EAST
Status: Active


Santorini Luxury on the Lake! REMARKABLE Custom home! Plenty of room, inside & out! Open Concept for entertaining! Stunning, First Impression Iron/Glass Door greets you! Enter paradise w/ an amazing view of the Lake through Seamless Floor to Ceiling Windows. Home boasts: 12' Ceilings w/Barrel Hallways; Hardwood & Travertine Natural Stone Flooring; Gorgeous Kitchen w/Viking, 6 Burner Gas Range/Grill w/ Double Ovens, Staggered Fawn Maple Cabinetry & Island Seating; Great Room w/ Stone Gas Fireplaces (in & out); Downstairs Media/Game Center w/ 3 TV's & Projection complete w/Wet Bar & Crestron Controls. Outside, enjoy the Infinity Heated Pool/Spa, Gas Firepit & Jenn Air BBQ while relaxing on the Lake. Located in the heart of Ocotillo & 27 Hole Award Winning Ocotillo Golf Club!See Doc Tab/video

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