The Islands Custom Waterfront Homes in Gilbert, AZ.

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Custom Waterfront Homes in The IslandsThe Islands Custom Home

One of the largest and most popular lake communities in the valley is located in the southeast valley in Gilbert. The Islands lake community that covers 1.5 square miles and includes three separate bodies of water perfect for boating including canoes and kayaks.  The diverse selection of waterfront property in The Islands includes townhouses, smaller single family dwellings, homes built by well known builders, and also custom homes.

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Phoenix Real Estate Statistics: Average vs. Median Home Prices

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Desert Harbor FishingMark Twain is credited with popularizing the phrase, “Lies, damned lies, and statistics”. Obviously,  he was aware how data can be manipulated, misleading and  needs to be understood in the proper context.  In real estate, we deal with statistics on a daily basis.  In an effort to understand trends, we encounter the terms “average sales price” and “median sales price”.  Both of them use the same set of data. Its just how you look at the data so it is useful to understand the difference between the two terms.

 

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Gilbert Waterfront Townhouse & Condos

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 The Falls Community PoolWaterfront Townhouses in Gilbert

What if you are looking for a waterfront property but don’t want to worry about the maintenance associated with a yard?  A waterfront townhouse or condo may be the answer.  If you are considering Gilbert, then the following waterfront townhouse are options.  Gilbert waterfront townhouses are found in the larger master planned lake communities of The Islands and Val Vista Lakes. Read the rest of this entry

Categories: General Waterfront Info, Gilbert, Townhouses & Condominiums, Val Vista Lakes, Waterfront Condos

Gilbert Az. Waterfront Homes and Lake Communities

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The Islands Lake at SunsetGilbert Waterfront and Lake Communities

Gilbert Arizona continually ranks high as a preferred Phoenix suburb.  For those with an eye for waterfront homes, it also draws their attention since Gilbert has more lake communities than any other Phoenix city except Chandler.  Gilbert offers a range of waterfront opportunities that includes townhouses, single family dwellings, water ski and wake board property and lakes that allow pontoon boats and canoes.

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The Falls in The Islands – Gilbert Waterfront Homes

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Gilbert Lake Community in The Islands

Coral Point - The Falls waterfrontThe Falls in The Islands is a gated community on the center lake.  The tax records show the name of the community as Coral Point but the marquee at the entrance to the subdivision shows The Falls.  The Falls is a more appropriate name since there are three small man made islands with waterfalls that make you feel like you’re living on a tropical island. The majority of the 101 homes in The Falls back  to these water features or have waterfront lots on the center lake.

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Categories: General Waterfront Info, Gilbert

What is the premium for Phoenix waterfront property?

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Value of  Phoenix Waterfront PropertyBalcony view from Scottsdale Waterfront Residences

People have often commented that Phoenix waterfront property is an oxymoron. How can there be waterfront homes  in a desert?  Not too far into the conversation, the question will be “Is waterfront property more expensive than non-waterfront property?”  The easy answer is “yes, of course” since there is less of it.  Where it gets more complicated is the question, “How much more expensive is a waterfront home?” My answer has always been, “well, it depends”.  I thought it was about time to put some numbers to it. Read the rest of this entry

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Phoenix Real Real Estate Buyer Advisory

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Buyer Due Diligence When Purchasing a Home in ArizonaPower Ranch Splash Pad

Buying a home can be a daunting and stressful undertaking, whether  you’ve lived here for years or are relocating from another state. Performing a thorough due diligence is critical and entails more than just a home inspection.  It also includes an understanding of the surrounding area, the neighborhood, the HOA and the CC&R’s, soil conditions, crime reports, etc.  In order to assist buyers , the Arizona Department of Real Estate and Association of Realtors have published a Buyer Advisory as a supplemental tool for buyers. Read the rest of this entry

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Breckenridge Bay at Val Vista Lakes waterfront townhouses

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Breckenridge Waterfront TownhousesVal Vista Lakes Waterfront Townhouses in Gilbert

One of the many Val Vista Lakes waterfront neighborhoods includes Breckenridge Bay, a townhouse complex of 60 townhouses, 37 of them are waterfront.  The majority of the properties were built between 1987 – 1997.  There is no community pool in Breckenridge Bay but that’s understandable because the amenity rich Val Vista Lakes club house & community center with 8 tennis courts and 2 pools is right around the corner.

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Driving through Phoenix neighborhoods – virtually

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Waterfront townhouse at Coral ReefGetting to know waterfront neighborhoods and determining lot sizes

We all know that pictures of a house for sale may allow you to fall in love with a house, but what does the lakefront neighborhood look like? And those wide angle pictures may lead you to believe that the backyard is almost 1/2 an acre on a waterfront lot, but how large is it really?  Read on to become an informed buyer, and drive through the neighborhood, even from thousands of miles away.

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Categories: General Waterfront Info, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear

Does this Phoenix Residential Lake Allow Boating?

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Determining if a Phoenix lake community allows boating

One of the most frequently asked questions I recieve is “Does this lake community allow boating?”  The second most frequent question is “How big is the lake?”  We’re going to answer both of these questions.  Previously, I’ve attempted to make a list of lakes where boating, kayaking, and canoeing are permitted and which lakes are larger and more conducive to boating.     I’m going to share some tools with you so that you can answer these questions.

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