If someone is looking for a waterfront property on a larger residential lake in one of the safest communities in the country, Val Vista Lakes comes to the top of the list. Val Vista Lakes features three lakes totaling 76 acres with 6 miles of shoreline. Does Val Vista Lakes allow boating? YES. This 900 acre master planned community features 24 subdivisions with over 300 waterfront properties and one of the few lake communities that includes a community clubhouse.
Concrete tile and composition shingle roofs
In colder climates the standard roof is asphalt composition shingle. However in Arizona concrete tile roofs are now more common than composition shingle roofs at least in the Phoenix area. Properly installed, tile roofs can last longer and can offer a better insulation system for the house than standard composition shingle roofs. The upfront cost of concrete tile roofs is higher, but they have a longer lifespan. Even though tile roofs appear sturdy and almost indestructible, it would be an error to believe that they can be installed without requiring any future maintenance or inspection. It is very common that during a house inspection cracked, displaced and broken tiles will be found. Repairs to a tile roof when found early are relatively inexpensive, but if left unattended the repair cost will increase significantly.
When a home doesn’t sell it can be attributed to one or more factors. Some homes sell in a matter of hours while others languish on the market for months or years and may never sell. Obviously there is a reason why a house doesn’t sell which leads to speculation about what went wrong. Is it because of the price, the exposure and marketing, the condition, staging or lack of, the time of the year, access to the property, reluctance to make repairs, etc? The list seems endless. What I’ve noticed after helping both buyers and sellers are common threads about why homes don’t sell. Here’s a few that I’ve observed…. Continue reading “Reasons Why Houses Don’t Sell”
Termites and Phoenix Homes
At some point in the inspection process, a diligent buyer will need to have a termite inspection, also known as a Wood-Destroying Organism or Insect Inspection. This typically is done at the same time as the general home inspection. Many inspectors are also licensed to perform termite inspections which adds about $55 to the general home inspection cost. While the most common termite in Arizona is not as destructive as those found in other parts of the country, a thorough inspection is a wise choice in order to protect an asset as valuable as a home. Continue reading “Lets’ talk termites and Phoenix homes”
The recent string of Monsoon storms has demonstrated the power of mother nature and the destructive effects of high winds that accompany those storms. The result of the Monsoon storm that came through Phoenix on the last day of August left over 55,000 residents without power, closed highways, and snapped power lines. Over an inch of rain fell in some parts of the valley. Rain in Phoenix is always welcome, but this came at a price. A common site in many valley neighborhoods was fallen trees. If one of these trees falls on a wall, who is responsible to repair the wall?
Custom Waterfront Homes in The Islands
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.
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. Continue reading “Gilbert Waterfront Townhouse & Condos”
If you are looking for a lake community with waterfront homes with a community pool, then Stonebridge Lakes may be one to put on your list. Stonebridge Lakes features two communities, the Estates and the Manor with differences being the size of the lots and the monthly HOA fee. Besides being located in the heart of Gilbert, both communities feature distinctive UDC floor plans built in the early 1990’s and a community pool in each.
TopGolf facility comes to Gilbert
This 65,000 sq.ft. golf attraction that covers 15 acres in south Gilbert is probably unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Its been described as a blend of golf, bowling and darts. Its much more than a driving range with its micro-chipped golf balls and high tech targets. Located in southeast Gilbert along the 202 Santan Freeway it is easily accessible from anywhere in the southeast valley.
Gilbert Lake Community in The Islands
The 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.