Unique Phoenix Real Estate – Waterfront

Most Unique Phoenix Real Estate

Waterfront or lakeside living is a hidden gem in the Phoenix area representing a very unique type of real estate for a desert environment.   It represents less than 1% of the residential homes in the area and often overlooked by many potential buyers.  Waterfront property can be categorized as waterview or waterfront where truly waterfront homes have better access to the lake and the activities that are allowed on the lake. Awesome lakeside views are another advantage that this unique real estate can provided.

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Pinal county title fraud alert

Pinal title fraudPrevent Title Fraud – Pinal County

There are all kinds of fraud in our society today. Another one to be added to the list is title fraud.  Unfortunately, it can be done without a property owner even knowing that it has taken place.  Also disturing is the fact that many victims of this crime know the perpetrator.   Within the last 12 months, Pinal County has implemented a system that can alert  property owners of potential title fraud against their property.

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The Lakes at Rancho El Dorado – Lake Community

The Lakes at Rancho El Dorado

The Lakes at Rancho El DoradoThe Lakes at Rancho El Dorado is a 575 acre lake community in the city of Maricopa in Pinal county with a variety of floor plans from many different builders.  Boating is allowed on the lake for non-motorized watercraft.  A new  8 acre park with two little league ball fields is under construction within the community boundaries.  For more information, see below.

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Best Residential Boating Communities

Boat Friendly Lake Communities in Phoenix

Some potential home owners want to look at something besides a block wall when they’re in their backyard. That’s where waterfront properties in Phoenix residential boating communities become very appealing.  Then there are those that ask, “Does this lake allow boating?” This leads to another set of questions. For example, some lake communities don’t allow any type of watercraft or boats, and some only allow canoes or kayaks.  Which ones allow electric pontoon boats?  If you want to learn more about boat friendly lake communities in Phoenix, keep reading.

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What to do after closing – a short list

After close receiving the keysYou’ve closed, now what?

It all started with searching the internet for that dream house, then getting prequalified and uploading bank accounts, tax returns and more. This was followed by viewing properties day after day, then submitting an offer,  probably multiple offers to get the house you want.  Not that you endured that process, you finally got the keys and it’s time to schedule the long awaited move-in.  If you’re wondering if that’s the end of the road read on.  There are a few more things to do after closing.

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Playa Del Rey Estates-Ski Lake

Gilbert Lake Community – Playa Del Rey EstatesPlaya Del Rey Kayaking

One of the three water ski lakes in Gilbert is Playa Del Rey Estates,  a short 20 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport.  Another reason to give this lake community further consideration is it offers a wide range of recreational water activities.  While other ski lake communities are specifically designed for slalom skiing, Playa Del Rey Estates allows jet skis, wake boarding, kayaks and paddle boards.  It is the shortest ski lake community in the Phoenix area.

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Townhouse vs. Condominium: What’s the Difference?

Townhouse or Condominium – Can you tell the difference?

Let’s say you’ve decided that you don’t want to worry about the landscaping for a single family home, and in addition you don’t need a mega-mansion in the suburbs so you turn your interest to a condominium or townhouse.  Now the question becomes, what is the difference between a townhouse and condominium and does it affect anything else such as financing. Or is it simply an architectural issue?  Well you may want to read on because it’s deeper than that.

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Earnest Money Deposit – Don’t Lose It!

Protect Your Earnest Money

Why is earnest money necessary for a real estate transaction?   It is a deposit given to the title or escrow company indicating that the buyers are serious and have skin in the game. It also gives assurance to the sellers since upon a breach of it  will most likely be given to the sellers as compensation for taking the house off the market. How does a buyer keep from losing the earnest money, read on.

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Lago Estancia Lake Community in Gilbert

Pedestrian Friendly Lago Estancia Lake Community in Gilbert

Lago Estancia in Gilbert-Lake Community

One of the smaller lake communities in Gilbert is Lago Estancia with just under 100 waterview lots.  A distinguishing character of Lago Estancia is the walking paths and bridges that allow residents to enjoy waterfront walks around the lakes.  Lago Estancia is located near downtown Gilbert that is flush with great restaurants and Hale Theatre. In addition it finds itself equidistant between the US60 the 202 to the south.

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