If you've been reading this series, you might ask; So what else is there to know about Lake Havasu real estate? In this entry we'll go over a few things you may know and may not know about Lake Havasu.
If you have ever sat down and looked at a Lake Havasu map or merely just driven around, you will have noticed that the streets in Lake Havasu are not your typical straight streets. There are a few good reasons why the streets resemble spaghetti tossed on a plate. One is the streets follow the natural washes resulting in few homes requiring flood insurance. Another is view, the streets and lots were designed to make the most of the views that Lake Havasu City affords.
Although often requested, few homes in Lake Havasu have natural gas available and this service is found only in few pocketed areas. As a result, propane is often used as an alternative to heat swimming pools and spas.
Some residential areas of Lake Havasu do have underground utilities. If you are after a lake view without utility poles obstructing your view, you will be looking for your home in specific areas in town.
Not all homes in Lake Havasu are connected to the sewer. Several homes located near or at the City's end or located just outside the City are serviced by septic tanks.
Two story construction is not permitted in Lake Havasu. There are certain dedicated areas where a second story is allowed such as the Residential Estates, Foothill Estates and The Refuge, however, the vast majority of Lake Havasu is single story construction. It is important to note that "Tuck Under" garage homes, where a garage is built into a hillside and the home is built on top is permitted.
Lake Havasu building code calls for a height restriction. Even if your plans call for a single story home, if you are thinking of tall ceilings or adding an RV garage, you will be required to keep the overall height within the acceptable limit.
If you have questions on any of the topics covered or not covered here, please feel free to contact me.