Brian Petersheim

By Brian Petersheim

A local builder is now offering homes with two of the most sought-after amenities in the Maricopa market: waterfront property and RV garages in the Lakes at Rancho El Dorado.

A little history on the Lakes at Rancho El Dorado. The development is actually part of the main Rancho El Dorado subdivision, even though it has a different homeowner’s association. The legal name of the Lakes is “Rancho El Dorado Phase 3.” (Phase 1 and 2 are the golf course community). The Lakes have a total of 1,643 lots for homes, while currently there are 660 homes built.

The first builder to construct homes in the Lakes was named Hacienda, back in 2006. Hacienda went under during the real estate bubble and the bank sold some of the remaining homes. Meritage Homes also owned many other Lakes lots and has sold homes there sporadically between 2007 and 2016.

Currently in the Lakes, Richmond American Homes are starting construction of model homes to begin selling waterfront and interior lots. A builder new in Maricopa, Gehan Homes, will also begin developing waterfront and interior lots.

As a real estate agent in the Valley for 14 years, my experience is that one of buyers’ most popular requests is a home with a view (specifically on the water). Coming in second place: RV garages, somewhere home buyers can legally park their recreation vehicle, work trailer or boat without getting in trouble with the HOA.

Richmond American is making it possible to get both at the Lakes.

There are six new floorplans available in the Lakes at Rancho El Dorado, including four with an attached RV garage.  They also have waterfront lots available for new homes.

Non-RV homes will start at $289,990 while homes with RV garages will start at $302,990

Having a buyer’s agent on a new build is very important in order to get the best deal possible on both new builds and completed homes. There is never a cost to have a buyer’s agent to protect your best interest. Keep in mind, the salesperson that works at the model homes works for the builder. Your buyer’s agent works for you (builder pays agent, not you).

Please consult a local real estate professional for help buying or selling a home.

Brian Petersheim
HomeSmart Realty