Phoenix Area Water Ski Homes, Lots and Property Sales

 Recent waterski lake property sales activity

A Phoenix water ski home or lot is a unique type of Arizona real estate.  Man made with one of Arizona’s most precious resources there are only 6  water ski communities in the valley.  Ready for some Phoenix water ski real estate trivia?  How many waterski homes / lots are there in Phoenix?  See the answer at the end of this post.  Right now we’re going to look at a recap of the activity and sales of homes and lots during 2009 and year to date in 2010.

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Santan Lakeside Estates – Bank owned lot for sale in Gilbert Ski Community

West side of Santan LakesideNew REO lot comes on the market in Santan Lakeside Estates and sells in 1 month

Lot 17 on the west side of the ski lake at Santan Lakeside Estates just came on the market  the last week of February bringing the total lots for sale to 3. The other available lots are 3 and 17.   Many water ski enthusiasts and owners will be watching this specific  transaction as it will aid in determining the current market value of a Phoenix valley water ski lot.  So how did they set the list price for this ski lake lot at $340,000?  My opinon? You have to go back to 2009 when lot 13, previously a bank owned lot was initially listed for $480K.  After periodic price reductions that are consistent with bank owned property, the list price eventually reached $399K,  an offer for $340K was accepted and closed in August 2009.  When that is the only comparable sale, it makes sense to use it!  Getting back to lot 17;  a couple of early offers were received within days of  being listed, but considered too low by the bank.  Time will tell as the ski season approaches and the bank watches the days on market increase , and  periodically considers price reductions.  See sales update further down in article.

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Phoenix water ski homes, land, property, and community update

cliff-in-front-of-house Phoenix Water ski lake communities overview

Instead of focusing exclusively on one water ski lake community,  let’s take a quick look at an overview of  lakes that allow water skiing and wake boarding in the Phoenix valley.  These are different from the majority of lake communities because the water has to be “full body contact” quality.  The HOA may also require the owner to become a member of the AWSA and the community ski club.  It may be the equivalent of taking a sleep aid pill, but read the CC&R’s so you’re not surprised when you learn you are required to carry $1,000,000 of  comprehensive personal liability insurance related to the lake and the activities thereon.

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Santan Lakeside Estates in Gilbert – Waterski Lake Community

There’s a waterski lake in my backyard!

You’ll never see it as you’re driving on Riggs Road. There’s a gate and some attractive landscaping that is common to many custom home subdivisions in south Gilbert. What you many not know is that it hides a 13 acre waterski lake where 20 owners enjoy a slalom waterski course year round and enthusiats gather for regional waterski competition on the 2,200 ft. long lake known as Santan Lakeside Estates.

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