Lets’ talk termites and Phoenix homes

Termite TubeTermites 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”

Whose wall is it anyway? Every Phoenix homeowner should know.

Tree fell on  wallOr you can wait for a Phoenix Monsoon storm to find out!

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?

 

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The Lakes at Rancho El Dorado Waterfront Homes in Maricopa

The Lakes at Rancho El Dorado WaterfrontCity of Maricopa Waterfront Homes

For a long time the only waterfront option in the City of Maricopa was Province, a retirement lake community.  As the City of Maricopa has grown from a small rural farming town into the second most  populous incorporated town in Pinal county with over 47,000 residents it was only reasonable that another lake community would follow.

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The Islands Custom Waterfront Homes in Gilbert, AZ.

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

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

 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. Continue reading “Gilbert Waterfront Townhouse & Condos”

Gilbert Az. Waterfront Homes and Lake Communities

 

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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Stonebridge Lakes Estates and Manor in Gilbert

Gilbert Waterfront Communities at Stonebridge LakesStonebridge Lakes Waterfront Homes

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.

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Gilbert Az. golf driving range goes high tech

TopGolf facility comes  to GilbertTop Golf Front

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.

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The Falls in The Islands – Gilbert Waterfront Homes

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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