We got an accepted offer from the bank that owns the house we're looking at so guess we're on our way. Closing will be in March so this is the planning time. Nice little house with a big yard that is completely landscaped and a beautiful just right sized pool. Most of our work will be on the inside updating it and making it brighter and lighter. Here are a few "before" pictures and I'll post some "after" pictures when we're done.
I didn't get far enough away from the house to take an outside picture of the front. The house sits on a hill as do many houses in Havasu with a rather steep driveway (also common here) and a beautiful stone terraced front yard with a nice palm tree and a view of the lake. Most yards here are covered with stone with only a few desert plants. Water conservation is a big concern and it's too hot in the summer for plants to survive anyway unless they are desert born.