Phoenix Area New Builds

Three days ago I was going to say that spring had arrived – 75 degree temperatures, lots of sun, gentle breezes, absolutely gorgeous. Today we’re down to the mid-60s and the long pants came back out and this week there’s rain predicted for the next five days.

So much for that.

Nevertheless, spring may not be in bloom but new housing projects are. This past weekend, Meritage Homes opened Riverstone Estates on the west bank of Skunk Creek just east of Fletcher Heights in Peoria. There are four floor plans to choose from – the smallest is 2,258 square feet and starts at a base of $199,900.

Good news for the winter visitors out there – second home purchases and investor purchases both are allowed in Riverstone Estates.

53400101.jpgBarely a half-mile away on the other bank of Skunk Creek (I guess I ought to mention, it’s a largely dry creek bed aside from the artificially created lake) is the Eagle Heights in Glendale. There’s one spec home available – a 2,991 square foot, five bedroom layout on a quarter-acre lot for $575,000 – and there are four floor plans in general with base prices ranging from $568,124 for the 2,991 square foot plan to $617,382 for the 3,719 square foot Osprey.

Moving out to the west, there are a number of spec homes available in D.R. Horton’s portion of Mountainside. 20091228182935623681000000-o.jpgOne of my buyers is closing on a home here at the beginning of February and another 10 specs remain ranging from 2,149 to 3,111 square feet and priced at $163,000 and change to $199,000 and change.

Like Eagle Heights and Riverstone Estates, D.R. Horton is working with both second home buyers and investors.

On all of these, I can’t urge you enough to make sure you bring a real estate agent with you on your first visit so you can get independent representation. Most of the work is handled in the sales office but there are things along the way they won’t advise you to do that a skilled real estate professional will. After that first visit, you’re on your own.

And, of course, if you don’t yet have an agent, drop me an e-mail or give me a call and we’ll set a time to take a look at these or other new builds in the Phoenix area.

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Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at


  • Portland OR Real Estate 8 years ago

    What happened to all of the pretty greenery that was in the drawing? The completed house does not look very similar. -Ty

    PS. Im extremely jealous of your 60 degrees and will trade you my 45 degrees.

  • Jonathan Dalton 8 years ago

    Two different homes … one’s in Eagle Heights in Peoria, the other one (the actual photo) is Mountainside in Surprise.

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