Christmas time in lake communities takes on an added dimension. In addtion to the he annual ritual of displaying holiday lights in the front yard, waterfront lots can decorate the backyards which can be seen from quite a distance. Some lake communities even schedule a boat parade to show off decorated boats. Some communities such as Val Vista Lakes and The Islands in Gilbert make the boat parade an annual event.
One of the most confusing and frustrating types of real estate sales is the short sale transaction. Having helped owners that have a financial hardship and negative equity sell their home and also assisted buyers in the purchase of short sales, I felt it would be beneficial to highlight some different facets of Phoenix area short sales. Here are two simple facts that will help a buyer become more prepared and successful when considering a waterfront short sale or any type of short sale purchase.
This giant checker board is actually the “guts” of an unbonded post tension slab.
Post tension slabs are used to create a monolithic slab that is stronger than the typical slab and foundation that is poured in stages. Post tension slabs are used in many parts of the country where the soil has high shrink / swell potential, also commonly know as expansive soil because they resist soil movement. Many parts of the Phoenix area have soil that is expansive and exhibits a high shrink / swell potential. The USDA has published a shrink / swell potential map for Phoenix which identifies the cities or towns most affected by this condition.