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Old 05-11-2016, 02:15 PM   #15
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Scott, that is a fine looking setup. We have been looking all around the country for a place to settle in a couple of years and we would like to have something just like this. We used to go to Havasu all the time when we had boats but the crowds drove me and boating away. May have to rethink it again.
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Well, we too used to meander into Havasu from when we did a lot of boating on the river below it. We too said, "Wow, who'd want to live here, way too hot and too many people?" Well, that was quite a while ago. We've changed our outlook on life and many other aspects.

Havasu is the DESERT, no doubt about that. It does get a bit WARM here for much of the summer. But, Havasu is a popular Snow bird destination too. It gets a bit more crowded during the winter months. But, as the temp even thinks about rising, the snow birds "flock" away like a bomb went off. Everything settles down to "normal" again. We've set up our life to cope with the "HEAT".

1. The house you see is brand new and has close to the best insulation possible. I say close because, it's got 2"x6" studding totally. And it's special aluminum coated plywood for roofing underlayment. That reflects a fery large percentage of the suns heat, before it can get into the attic. The insulation in the walls as stated, is over 6" thick. Our A/C will cycle on and off during a 100 degree day, about half dozen times to keep the interior at about 78, very comfortable.

2. We were fortunate that we could afford to have a pool built which, also included total backyard landscaping. So that allows us to be able to handle the heat way easier.

3. We purchased a used, nice deck boat to allow us to venture out into the lake, especially during the week when things are slow and nice out there. No weekend drinking idiots to hassle with. It's really nice to be able to go out when it's more calm which, is pretty much any time during the summer, during the week.

4. If we simply don't want to cope with the extra heat, there's always the motorhome which, is ready at a moments notice. We can head up to higher ground with the temps are a bit more pleasing. So, we've got the "heat" conquered. But, the house you see is our dream home. The pictures you see are what the back yard looked like when we moved in and, less than 8 months afterwards.
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Fire Up - Given the choice of hot vs cold - I'll take hot any day. I'm with your thinking all the way. We probably have a couple years left to find our "old folks" home. Southern border or gulf states are the only ones on our shopping list.
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Well, we too used to meander into Havasu from when we did a lot of boating on the river below it. We too said, "Wow, who'd want to live here, way too hot and too many people?" Well, that was quite a while ago. We've changed our outlook on life and many other aspects.

Havasu is the DESERT, no doubt about that. It does get a bit WARM here for much of the summer. But, Havasu is a popular Snow bird destination too. It gets a bit more crowded during the winter months. But, as the temp even thinks about rising, the snow birds "flock" away like a bomb went off. Everything settles down to "normal" again. We've set up our life to cope with the "HEAT".

1. The house you see is brand new and has close to the best insulation possible. I say close because, it's got 2"x6" studding totally. And it's special aluminum coated plywood for roofing underlayment. That reflects a fery large percentage of the suns heat, before it can get into the attic. The insulation in the walls as stated, is over 6" thick. Our A/C will cycle on and off during a 100 degree day, about half dozen times to keep the interior at about 78, very comfortable.

2. We were fortunate that we could afford to have a pool built which, also included total backyard landscaping. So that allows us to be able to handle the heat way easier.

3. We purchased a used, nice deck boat to allow us to venture out into the lake, especially during the week when things are slow and nice out there. No weekend drinking idiots to hassle with. It's really nice to be able to go out when it's more calm which, is pretty much any time during the summer, during the week.

4. If we simply don't want to cope with the extra heat, there's always the motorhome which, is ready at a moments notice. We can head up to higher ground with the temps are a bit more pleasing. So, we've got the "heat" conquered. But, the house you see is our dream home. The pictures you see are what the back yard looked like when we moved in and, less than 8 months afterwards.
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: Very nice, is this is in a particular community or just random neighborhood? Your thinking is along the same as mine regarding the weekday festivities.
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This is your basic, standard neighborhood. Just like any city across America, there are up-scale, middle and kind-of, lower class neighborhoods here too. And, anything in between. Lake Havasu City, has some odd traits, in my opinion. There's a great history to this town. Here's a one page write-up on its history:

Lake Havasu City History - Lake Havasu City, AZ

Since the inception and later development of this town, there's been improvements, just like any other town in America. But, and this is the wierd part, not every one in this town has GAS, for appliances etc. GAS will be underground, in the middle of the street, and just STOP. One residence will have it and, the one across the street, won't.

Not all utilities are underground here either. Some neighborhoods, have it and, right next to that neighborhood, are telephone poles. It's not necessarily dependent on age either.

So, those are just some tiny tid-bits of info on this town. If anyone is interested in looking here and, has those little "attributes" in mind, well, don't be surprised if, you enter a nice, well kept neighborhood and find telephone poles, with wires, leading to the new house you're driving up to look at and, everything is electric in the house, NO GAS.

To us, we got lucky. Our utilities are underground but, we have no gas. No biggie. Our electricity bills are amazingly low, based on our usage of any and all appliances, including the A/C in the summer.
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FireItUp, what does a house like that cost (without the pool)?
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I also made the move to Havasu 16 years ago. Love the big garages.

If you want to see what's available go to Lake Havasu City, AZ Real Estate & Homes for Sale - realtor.comŽ
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FireItUp, what does a house like that cost (without the pool)?
Some folks get all shaky when asked about cost. I don't mind at all, heck with about 5 minutes of internet work, you can find out what anybody paid anywhere, for anything, just about.

That house was completed in April '14 and sold for $299K. Where we came from in So CAL, it would easily be $650+ at the time. The pool and all the landscaping you see, what $38K. And that includes about 1500 square ft. of 1" thick exterior Travertine tile. There is ZERO concrete around that pool or, any place else that you see in the picture.
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We are planning to check out The Great Outdoors in Titusville, FL as well as others mentioned here.



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