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Wife and I are pretty dead set on purchasing a river place within the Willow Valley area. We are aboat 9 months away from pulling the trigger on something.

We drove by this one today and my wife fell in love. Looks like some developers are starting to build more homes in this area and if it wasn't for poor timing I probably would have put an offer in.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1863-E-Winter-Haven-Dr-Mohave-Valley-AZ-86440/104066174_zpid/

We also saw this lot which got me thinking of building our own home.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7712-S-Valley-Parkway-Ct-Mohave-Valley-AZ-86440/104031012_zpid/

What are some things to consider when purchasing land outright and getting a construction loan?

Are there any hidden costs to building our own home?

Trying to weigh out options here.

Buy a home with 35% down or build a home fresh.


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Are you sure that
First one is actually for sale and not an example? Does the price include the lot?


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How far from Needles is that house?
 

crzy2bealive

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Are you sure that
First one is actually for sale and not an example? Does the price include the lot?


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Yah, it's already built and for sale. Move in ready! Parked my truck in the driveway lol

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That is a lot of house for the money. How is the neighborhood? We just boated up to Needles bridge today and looked at the waterfront properties there. Awesome location.


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For under 20k that's a lot if dirt to own. If you are not in the trades that price for a new house is very appealing.
 

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Willow Valley is an amazing place. We have a place there and it will always hold a special place in our hearts. Going to try and keep it even with the full time place in Havasu now.

That said, nothing you posted is in Willow Valley itself, they just have marina rights.
 

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That is a lot of house for the money. How is the neighborhood? We just boated up to Needles bridge today and looked at the waterfront properties there. Awesome location.


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Saw you coming back down this evening. Boat looks great.
 

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Willow Valley is an amazing place. We have a place there and it will always hold a special place in our hearts. Going to try and keep it even with the full time place in Havasu now.

That said, nothing you posted is in Willow Valley itself, they just have marina rights.
You're are right about not being in the tree or bird side of Willow Valley. I originally looked at double wides or empty lots just can't justify some of the prices for a 6k to 7k SF lot

Also, I just want access to the marina and beach!!

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That is a lot of house for the money. How is the neighborhood? We just boated up to Needles bridge today and looked at the waterfront properties there. Awesome location.


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I love that little community!! Private marina and beach. People have been building huge garages lately. Every now and then they have a tweaker problem and shit has gone missing.

It has the little small town feel. In the morning you can hear the crop dusters fly by. Great offroad trails to the Avi or oatman. There are more beaches headed north just need a indian beach permit.

A lot closer than Havasu. After 3 and a half hours i can't wait to be out of the car.

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When considering between buying an existing home or building a home talk to your bank. The points paid for the construction loan and then again on the 30 year mortgage can add up to some considerable cash.
 

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You're are right about not being in the tree or bird side of Willow Valley. I originally looked at double wides or empty lots just can't justify some of the prices for a 6k to 7k SF lot

Also, I just want access to the marina and beach!!

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Yes. The price of the first place you posted is smoking! There are double wide pads selling for more in WV.
 

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Seems like the easier route is to buy one of these new developments instead of buying a piece of land and building lol

It looks like they were building 2 more down the street that might be just in time for the end of the year.

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Well looks like i will be building View attachment 746704

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My 2 cents...

I would find an architect first. Spend some time talking to him about how you want Your house to come out. Once you have everything Perfect, and all the engeeering done, THEN find someone to build it.

That's how we did our deal. Totally worth the extra expense.

Congrats, and good luck!
 

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If you like southwestern style go see Pueblo, they are a local custom design builder and built our home on Kingsley. They were awesome to work with, been in business over 30 years
 

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If you like southwestern style go see Pueblo, they are a local custom design builder and built our home on Kingsley. They were awesome to work with, been in business over 30 years
Damn baller, you built on money street????
 

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Damn baller, you built on money street????

Not sure I would define any one street in WV as baller/ money. This is WV we are talking about.... that said it’s a great community with great peeps and private marina that we never have to wait more then 10 minutes to launch!
 

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This lot is actually across the 95.

Area is called cimmaron lakes

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willow valley actually ends at the 95 right where Cimarron starts....but has marina and beach rights.... when I looked in that area, this was my thought...seems you have to go to the 95 up kings street to get gas, cimmaron is closer to shopping, and in a planed community , curb and gutter with no trailers... also has the private little lake...everyone keeps the area nice...I look to see the lots in cimmaron taking a big jump in price as people are finding out about the hidden area...
 

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Not sure I would define any one street in WV as baller/ money. This is WV we are talking about.... that said it’s a great community with great peeps and private marina that we never have to wait more then 10 minutes to launch!
are you a couple houses from the end of kingsley?
 

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We are using MAAS construction super professional quality builder did all the plans and everything. Right there on HWY 95
 

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We are using MAAS construction super professional quality builder did all the plans and everything. Right there on HWY 95

We met with MAAS and liked them a lot but decided we wanted a SW style home which Pueblo specializes in
 

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Definitely look into Stewart concrete for all the foundation and concrete work. They are the best around
 

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Not sure I would define any one street in WV as baller/ money. This is WV we are talking about.... that said it’s a great community with great peeps and private marina that we never have to wait more then 10 minutes to launch!
1400sq ft ac'd garage make it baller in my book :D...nice place
 

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Some of the area across 95 from Spirit Mountain Casino also can have WV access. Some bigger/cheaper lots over there.
 

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We like to golf at Los Lagos golf course in that area. They have some really nice lots and homes. Not sure on the pricing.
 

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This is WV we are talking about.... that said it’s a great community with great peeps and private marina that we never have to wait more then 10 minutes to launch!

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Sometimes 10 minutes. Depends if you get stuck behind the guy with the boat bigger than the marina. [emoji2359][emoji23][emoji23]
 

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Across the 95 and a little south of King Street are 1 acre + lots, many of which are part of Willow Valley
 

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“A” Street.... Big thumbs UP ! You will thank me when it is 120 plus
 

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“A” Street.... Big thumbs UP ! You will thank me when it is 120 plus

Yup, A street is stick built homes only and the newest part of WV and nearest the water

We are considering buying a lot on A street now. There are a few lots currently available and range from $80k-$150k. Friend is negotiating to buy one now.
 

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My brother is in the process of building one on "A" street right now, was supposed to get inspection today so they can wrap it and start on drywall
 
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