val vista lakes: Home Prices in Gilbert Arizona for December 2012 - 12/05/12 07:58 AM
Home Prices in Gilbert Arizona for December 2012 Real estate market data for Gilbert AZ, where Val Vista Lakes is located, provided by Captain Bill of Captain Bill Realty, LLC.
Gilbert Home Prices Gilbert and Val Vista Lakes home prices have seen 12 straight months of increases in list prices of home prices in Gilbert. However, we cannot expect that to continue forever.
If you are considering buying a home in Val Vista Lakes in Gilbert you can still find good deals but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must. Don't wait on the sidelines … (0 comments)

val vista lakes: Sellers, Offer Val Vista Lakes Buyers Agent an Appropriate Commission - 12/04/12 09:38 AM
Sellers, Offer Val Vista Lakes Buyers Agent an Appropriate Commission Marketing your Val Vista Lakes home for sale so that buyers will find your home, and be willing to view it, is one of the most important functions of your Listing Agent. On my Captain Bill Realty web site there is a series of articles on How to Prepare Your Val Vista Lakes Home for Sale.
These articles deal with subjects from de-cluttering, staging, professional photographs, on through to how to show the home.
Buyer StatisticsThe NAR 2011 buyer and seller needs survey shows the following statistics:
88% of buyers … (0 comments)

val vista lakes: Val Vista Lakes Waterfront Homes Regatta Gated Community - 11/27/12 03:21 AM
Val Vista Lakes Waterfront Homes Regatta Gated Community … (2 comments)

val vista lakes: Val Vista Lakes Waterfront Home For Sale in Crystal Shores - 11/26/12 09:11 AM
Val Vista Lakes Waterfront Home For Sale in Crystal Shores This magnificent family and entertainers home has an inviting balcony on the Master Bedroom overlooking the waterfront so you can have some refreshments and watch the beautiful Arizona sunsets. This southern exposure to the watefront is perfect for snowbirds.
This Val Vista Lakes Custom waterfront home for sale in the sought-after community of Val Vista Lakes Gilbert is located on a peaceful cul-de-sac street. This custom home is perfect for family life with nearby schools or for empty nesters looking to take it easy. The 3,363 sf home has 4 beds … (0 comments)

val vista lakes: Val Vista Lakes Custom Waterfront Updated Home in West Lake Estates - 11/26/12 08:49 AM
Val Vista Lakes Custom Waterfront Updated Home in West Lake Estates This beautiful custom waterfront home in the gated upscale West Lakes Estate community in Val Vista lakes is perfect for the family that loves to entertain. The Master Bedroom with fireplace is conveniently located on the first level. The second level features two large bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has access to a waterfront patio. A dumb waiter can carry clothes and other objects to the first level. 
On the first level is a sophisticated rich wood paneled room that can be a den, office, … (0 comments)

val vista lakes: Val Vista Lakes Custom Waterfront Home for Sale in West Lake Estates - 11/26/12 08:22 AM
Val Vista Lakes Custom Waterfront Home for Sale in West Lake Estates  
This stunning Val Vista Lakes Custom Waterfront home for sale is located in the prestigious gated sub community of West Lake Estates. Snowbirds will love the southern waterfront exposure of the home, so you can enjoy the pleasant winter sun almost all day while relaxing by your pool.
For those who have elementary school children, the Val Vista Lakes Elementary School is just across Val Vista Drive. And the spectacular Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse is very close. You can walk to the Clubhouse by walking through the convenient … (1 comments)

val vista lakes: VAL VISTA LAKES GILBERT AZ Lakeside sub community - 11/25/12 04:07 AM
VAL VISTA LAKES GILBERT AZ Lakeside sub community
Lakeside is a gated sub-community of Val Vista Lakes in the 100 year old Town of Gilbert AZ. This is a gated community of 138 homes and is within walking distance of Val Vista Lakes Elementary School and the Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse. In fact on the west side of Lakeside, the school is just across from the community entrance gates.
Lakeside is located on one of the four Val Vista Lakes, and through a tunnel under Lakeside Drive, this lake joins the large lake where the Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse is … (0 comments)

val vista lakes: Val Vista Lakes Gilbert AZ Sub Community Hidden Cove - 11/24/12 03:28 AM
Val Vista Lakes Gilbert AZ Sub Community Hidden Cove
Val Vista Lakes is a Master Planned Community with 24 sub communities plus 500 apartments and over 40 businesses and retail establishments. Within those 24 communities is a community named Hidden Cove. Maybe they named it Hidden Cove because the community is so well hidden.
Look for a Hidden Cove community sign and you won't find one, because there isn't one. Yes, Hidden Cove is well hidden. It consists of a total of 7 homes, and an interesting fact is that the seven homes are not on the same block. They are … (0 comments)

val vista lakes: Val Vista Lakes Gilbert Explored with Google Maps - 11/21/12 08:05 AM
Exploring Val Vista Lakes Gilbert with Google Maps   Exploring Val Vista Lakes is easy with the Google Map below. Click on the link below the bottom of the map to open in a larger view if desired. By expanding the map you'll see the blue boundary marker I've drawn to show the Val Vista Lakes boundaries.   The Val Vista lakes Master Planned Community consists of: 1988 Single family homes (including the *Townhomes and Condos)    63  *Townhomes  198  *Condos   541 Apartments      41 Businesses including office, commercial and retail There are 4 separate lakes, with the large lake … (0 comments)

val vista lakes: Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse Needs Holiday Mountain Volunteers - 11/20/12 03:14 PM
Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse Needs Holiday Mountain Volunteers VAL VISTA LAKES CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Each year, from the Friday after Thanksgiving to the Sunday after Christmas, the Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse invites all Val Vista Lakes residents to come over and view the approximate 750,000 Christmas lights that decorate the man-made mountain with the beautiful waterfalls. People come from across the valley to see the lights, and guests of residents who live in Val Vista Lakes are always happy to come and enjoy the hospitality and the beautiful lights.
During the holiday season, Holiday Mountain is open to the public on Friday … (0 comments)

val vista lakes: Prepare my Val Vista Lakes Home For Sale, Should I leave when showing - 11/18/12 04:53 AM
Prepare my Val Vista Lakes Home For Sale, Should I leave when showing. Yes, Sellers should leave their Val Vista lakes home when there is a showing, and I provide that advice for various reasons.
It prevents the buyers agent from being able to talk to the seller and gather information that the buyer can use against the seller during negotiation. Your absence allows the potential buyers the freedom to take their time and view the home in a manner whereby they can picture themselves living in the home. If you are there, the temptation is to point out the features … (0 comments)

val vista lakes: Gilbert Rodeo Days are Back in Gilbert AZ - 11/17/12 04:23 AM
Gilbert Rodeo Days are Back in Gilbert AZ The Gilbert Rodeo for years was held at the Gilbert Rodeo grounds in Val Vista Drive near Ray Rd. It was located on top of a land fill, and unfortunately it was determined that the land fill had a leak of some sort that had to be take care of. 
In order to cure the situation the Gilbert Rodeo was forced to vacate the area, taking all of their stadium equipment with them. That created a lot of extra work and expense for the rodeo because they had to quickly find a new … (0 comments)

val vista lakes: Val Vista Lakes Home Erroneous Appraisals, The Challenge - 11/16/12 05:38 PM
Val Vista Lakes Home Erroneous Appraisals, The Challenge One of my Val Vista Lakes listings had a recent appraisal that came in low given the condition of the home and the fast increasing market. In studying the appraisal report I found some glaring errors and ended up writing a 4 page challenge to the appraisal. Today, appraisers are chosen randomly from a pool of appraisers by an appraisal management company. This appraiser came from an office in central Phoenix to appraise a Val Vista Lakes home in Gilbert. This appraisal was not familiar with the Val Vista Lakes home market. I … (2 comments)

val vista lakes: Val Vista Lakes Home for Sale, How to Prepare for Showing - 11/15/12 01:41 PM
Val Vista Lakes Home for Sale, How to Prepare for Showing Showing Preparation Have a minimum one-hour showing notice. That gives you plenty of time to do a last minute tidy up.
If you need to block certain hours, have me put those hours in the MLS listing so the buyers agents will have advance notice. A minimum of of one hour notice is very reasonable for the buyer and buyers agent.
Keep your Val Vista Lakes home generally in showing condition all the time so you can do the last minute preparations quickly. I know this may not be as … (0 comments)

val vista lakes: Val Vista Lakes Home for Sale, Master Bedroom on First Floor -Too Late - 11/15/12 12:17 PM
Val Vista Lakes Home for Sale, Master Bedroom on First Floor - Too Late
We had an acceptable contract within 2 days, but waited for 5 days to see if we would have a better offer before accepting. The seller listened to Captain Bill on how to prepare the home for sale, and because of that was able to sell the home very quickly at top dollar. To sell your Val Vista Lakes home for sale, Contact Captain Bill, 480-226-1630
Val Vista Lakes is where you could be living the life you want in this desirable home within the gated sub-community … (4 comments)

val vista lakes: Val Vista Lakes Home for Sale - Sellers Showing Tips - 11/14/12 06:13 AM
Val Vista Lakes Home -  Sellers Showing Tips
This post will cover a few items sellers should consider when preparing to show their Val Vista Lakes home for sale. In my next two posts I'll discuss "Preparing Your Val Vista Lakes Home for Showing", and "To Show My Val Vista Lakes Home For Sale, Should I leave".
PetsPets can be a real issue because our pets are part of our family and we want to treat them as such. However, there are people who are allergic to many pets, even including dogs that don't do much shedding. If pets are loose … (0 comments)

val vista lakes: Prepare my Val Vista Lakes Home for Sale with Professional Description - 11/13/12 06:30 AM
Prepare my Val Vista Lakes Home for Sale with Professional Description
In my previous blog posts I've discussed how to sell your Val Vista Lakes home faster and for top dollar by Decluttering, Staging, and using a Professional Photographer. It works; it is work; and there is a cost involved. However, the monetary net to the Val Vista Lakes home seller is going to be greater.
We know that 88% of home buyers today begin their search on the internet, and we also know that 85% of them feel that photographs are very useful. With that information it should be obvious … (0 comments)

val vista lakes: Your Val Vista Lakes Home for Sale Deserves Professional Photographs - 11/12/12 07:13 AM
Your Val Vista Lakes Home for Sale Deserves Professional Photographs
The 2011 National Association of Realtors 120 page report of what buyers and sellers need shows the following facts:
88% of Buyers began their home search on the internet (for your Val Vista Lakes home). 85% of Buyers said that Photographs are very useful What this should tell you is that the Photographs of your Val Vista Lakes home for sale are the first impression that Buyers get when they find your home on the internet. Do you want your Val Vista Lakes home to be photographed by an amateur using … (0 comments)

val vista lakes: Prepare my Val Vista Lakes Home for Sale by Decluttering, How to - 11/11/12 08:25 AM
Prepare my Val Vista Lakes Home for Sale by Decluttering, How to
You have lived in your Val Vista Lakes home for many years now and the way you keep our home has become a habit. It may be clean, neat, cozy and homey to you, but to a potential buyer the items in view may be considered "clutter" and be a distraction to an otherwise beautiful Val Vista Lakes home.
Clutter can be anything including the refrigerator full of magnets for reminders and kids achievements, to the toaster and other small appliances filling up the otherwise beautiful granite counter tops … (0 comments)

val vista lakes: Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse Hosts Farmers Market Event - 11/11/12 07:33 AM
Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse Hosts Farmers Market Event
The Val Vista Lakes clubhouse hosts quite a few events for the community residents throughout the year. Some of the events are open to the public, such as the Farmers Market that is being held this morning, November 10, 2010 from 8 am to 11 am, in the Val Vista Lakes clubhouse parking lot. Signs are located on the public so the public can see them and know they are invited to attend; and there is plenty of parking space available in the clubhouse parking lot.
Today, the Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse is … (0 comments)

 
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