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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$320,000 :: 1741 S Clearview Avenue #82, Mesa AZ, 85209

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,096 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 02/15/19, Last Updated: 02/15/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5883893
Community: SUPERSTITION SPRINGS PARC
Tract: SUPERSTITION SPRINGS PARC
Status: Active


LAKE Neighborhood 4 Bedroom 2.5 Bath generous sized WATERFRONT LOT with sparkling play POOL. Enjoy spectacular Arizona sunsets in over-sized backyard. Covered arbor with fountains add to the ambiance and entertainment. Inside boasts travertine tiled floors throughout lower level and Granite counters. Upper level Master and generous sized secondary bedrooms. Newer TRANE AC unit and water heater! Neighborhood walking trails and only minutes from great dining, theatre and shopping. Cut down your commute with easy access to US60. This home gives you opportunity to live on the water, space to breathe and an easy AZlifestyle. TOUR THIS HOME TODAY!

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$815,000 :: 489 E CRESCENT Way, Chandler AZ, 85249

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5 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 4,308 sq ft
Lot Size: 20,908 sq ft
Added: 01/23/19, Last Updated: 02/15/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5872044
Community: PINELAKE ESTATES
Tract: PINELAKE ESTATES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 2/15/2019 by 2%
Status: Active


Beautiful waterfront property with boat dock.Original owner with many upgrades throughoutthe home.Two-tone paint and tile,double wall ovens,granite counter top ,large center island,cabinets with crown molding,breakfast bar and eat in kitchen .Custom built in office/den,and family room entertainment center with cabinets.Large side yard storage area.Play pool with waterfall.

Listed with Century 21 Arizona Foothills


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$359,900 :: 1640 E CHICAGO Street, Chandler AZ, 85225

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,069 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 02/15/19, Last Updated: 02/15/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5883767
Community: SPRINGS UNIT 2 AMD LOT 30-213 217-276 278-454
Tract: SPRINGS UNIT 2 AMD LOT 30-213 217-276 278-454
Status: Active


A 2000+ sq/ft lakefront home in THE SPRINGS! This large lot lies on a peninsula on one of the larger lake sections all while being less than 600 ft from a community center that boasts a pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, a private beach and more! Updating includes: kitchen, roof repair, bathrooms, and garage. This is a must-see opportunity to own in a top Chandler neighborhood with great schools nearby.

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$584,900 :: 15623 S 16TH Street, Phoenix AZ, 85048

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,557 sq ft
Lot Size: 14,810 sq ft
Added: 02/14/19, Last Updated: 02/14/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5883537
Community: CANYON SPRINGS AT THE FOOTHILLS LT 1-120 TR A-F
Tract: CANYON SPRINGS AT THE FOOTHILLS LT 1-120 TR A-F
Status: Active


Stunning former model home & OMG fabulous waterfront location is your own personal paradise! Exc curb appeal with stacked stone front. Vaulted & light family room w/ stone fr firepl, wood plank floors & French doors. Kitchen features newer lighting, stainless steel appliances & slab granite. The fourth bedroom is done as a library w/ french doors & closet space. This dream backyard has a covered patio, extended flagstone patio and gorgeous outdoor living room area with a gas fireplace, a wood burning fire pit, a lighted path down to the 5' deep pebble finished pool & sep spa. Pridefully maintained *recent'' cool deck update, boat dock out to the freshwater lake and 3 car garage with plenty of cabinets. This home is a must see!

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$315,000 :: 16026 S 11th Place, Phoenix AZ, 85048

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2 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,559 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,484 sq ft
Added: 02/04/19, Last Updated: 02/14/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5875769
Community: MIRALAGO AT THE FOOTHILLS
Tract: MIRALAGO AT THE FOOTHILLS
The price of this listing was last reduced on 2/14/2019 by 2%
Status: Active


Updated lakefront home in Ahwatukee Foothills. 2 bedrooms (plus loft), 2.5 baths. Maple cabinets, solid surface countertops, 18 inch diagonal tile, neutral warm paint colors, carpeting, and wood blinds. Two master bedrooms; downstairs has vaulted ceiling and lake view, garden tub and walk in closet. Patio with lake view and sunsets is surrounded by low maintenance desert landscaping. Quiet, gated community with pool/spa, clubhouse, and walking path along the lake. Close to shopping, schools, and parks. Pecos Road soon to be the South Mountain Freeway provides quick access to both I-10 and 101. Refrigerator, washer and dryer convey Owner is an Arizona licensed Real Estate Broker.

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$585,000 :: 781 W HACKBERRY Drive, Chandler AZ, 85248

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,070 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 02/13/19, Last Updated: 02/13/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5882852
Community: OCOTILLO EAST PARCEL 4
Tract: OCOTILLO EAST PARCEL 4
Status: Active


Beautiful lake front TW Lewis home 5 bedrooms 3 baths 3 car garage home in Ocotillo East.. Huge kitchen with Granite countertops, Large Granite island, gas cooking and double ovens. Family room opens to kitchen and both overlook the lake. Neutral tile in all the right places. Covered patio and Pebble tech pool, above ground spa, boat dock. Relax by your pool or enjoy your built in BBQ area while entertaining your guests... Come see your new home it's waiting just for you!

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$645,000 :: 15640 S 17th Street, Phoenix AZ, 85048

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,770 sq ft
Lot Size: 19,602 sq ft
Added: 02/13/19, Last Updated: 02/13/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5882864
Community: Canyon Springs
Tract: Canyon Springs
Status: Active


Wow! This is a delightful and stunning home and we know you're going to agree. Located on a waterfront and a cul de sac this gem has south mountain views, amazing curb appeal, and upgrades everywhere you look. Elegant tile or wood flooring through much of the home including the main walking & living areas.Your new kitchen boasts marble counter tops, island with breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, wall ovens, and tons of storage in the upgraded cabinetry with Custom Wine cellar. Vaulted ceilings. Beautiful balcony views. Neutral color paint and ceiling fans throughout. Only minutes from the I-10. This beauty won't last long on the market so you need to hurry. Thanks or taking a look.

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$349,500 :: 3665 E DOGWOOD Drive, Chandler AZ, 85286

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,928 sq ft
Lot Size: 2,613 sq ft
Added: 01/27/19, Last Updated: 02/13/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5874171
Community: LAYTON LAKES PARCEL 18
Tract: LAYTON LAKES PARCEL 18
The price of this listing was last reduced on 2/13/2019 by 1%
Status: Active


Never lived in new build gated Layton Lakes waterfront smart home. Views of San Tan mountains, water, and park all from your master bedroom, living room, and front patio. Spacious 3 bedrooms + loft, 2.5 baths. The home has many high-end features included premium elevation with a full-size driveway and waterfront lot. Inside you will see beautiful contemporary gray plank flooring, quartz countertops, frame-less Euro-style cabinets, retro-contemporary backsplash, upgraded pattern carpet, and all the smart home features including: full Amazon Alexa capability, Echo Show, Echo dots, Sonos One hands-free music, Baldwin smart door lock, ring doorbell, wifi thermostat, Lutron smart bridge for control of select lights and temperature. Full access to all Layton Lakes amenities. Owner/Agent

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$2,500,000 :: 29 E OAKWOOD HILLS Drive, Chandler AZ, 85248

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6 beds, 8 baths
Home size: 6,958 sq ft
Lot Size: 63,162 sq ft
Added: 02/13/19, Last Updated: 02/13/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5882762
Community: OAKWOOD HILLS
Tract: OAKWOOD HILLS
Status: Active


One of a kind Tuscan Villa with gorgeous curb appeal nestled in the prestigious Oakwood Hills gated community.Boasting just under 7000 sqft with 6bdrms,6full baths & 2half baths,stone & wood flooring throughout.High end, custom touches impress. Magnificent foyer, formal dining room, formal living room w/fireplace, large great room with wood beam ceilings.Gourmet eat in kitchen features custom cabinetry & refrigerator,high end appliances,butler's pantry and oversized island with breakfast bar.Basement cathedral wired with surround/easily converted to a state of the art movie room.Private casita for guests,two wrap around covered courtyards w/water features open up to extensive grassy area and fenced swimming pool.Please call Agent to schedule private showing of this extraordinary property.

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$289,900 :: 1351 E BUTLER Circle, Chandler AZ, 85225

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,354 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,356 sq ft
Added: 02/12/19, Last Updated: 02/13/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5882394
Community: SPRINGS UNIT 2 AMD LOT 30-213 217-276 278-454
Tract: SPRINGS UNIT 2 AMD LOT 30-213 217-276 278-454
Status: Active


Charming 3 bed/2 bath waterfront lot home in the highly desirable Springs Community. Single level, functional floor plan features vaulted ceilings and double doors on the third bedroom which could easily be a den. Master bedroom features sliding door to enjoy the covered back patio and amazing water views. Low maintenance in both front and back yard. Pavers out back lead to the private sitting area for relaxing right by the lake. Cozy firepit out back perfect for night time entertaining by the lake. Extended back patio for extra shade during the summer months. Community features fishing lakes, clubhouse, heated community pool, spa, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts. Top rated schools, easy access to freeways, shopping and downtown Chandler.

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