“With the strength of the Canadian dollar and the low prices being offered, this is a great time to get your outof-country vacation home,” says Lori Tuter, executive director of sales and marketing. “With the monetary exchange being identical in both markets, and a buyer’s market continuing to flourish here in Arizona, there is seemingly no better time like the present to invest in Dolce Vita.” The eight-year-old gated community has a total of 345 new and resale homes on the large property.
Its goal is to have 720 homes by build-out — a date very much dependent on market conditions.
Being an age-restricted community, Dolce Vita requires that at least one of the purchasers per home must be at least 55, adding that no one under the age of 40 may reside in a unit — although children and grandchildren can come visit any time.
As a manufactured home community, Dolce Vita has eight different models to choose from at prices from $94,900 to $142,900 US.
It includes cathedral ceilings, bay windows and skylights, as well as a master suite and kitchen islands.
There is no sales tax on “recently built” homes, says Tuter, adding that Dolce Vita will pay the sale tax on any upgrades re- quested by a homebuyer.
The homes are built on land that is leased for between $395 and $530 per month.
As an added incentive to buy, a manufactured home company has partnered with Dolce Vita to provide two years free lot rent on select homes until March 31.
This promotion is available for all new construction.
Because the land component is taken out of the equation, Tuter says resale prices are not as volatile as in the traditional housing market.
“You don’t have the land moving the price around,” she says.
The lease payment offers full use of Dolce Vita’s facilities, says Tuter.
These include a 33,000-squarefoot, Mediterranean-style clubhouse with a book-filled library, along with a computer centre and billiards room with eight tables.
There is also a workout room featuring top-of-the-line cardio and circuit training equipment.
Other features include a craft room and card rooms, as well as a movie theatre and a 6,200-square-foot ballroom for concerts, dances and parties.
In terms of outdoor amenities, residents can enjoy a 3,000-square-foot, ocean-entry pool that’s also heated.
There’s also two spas, tennis courts, bocce ball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, a putting green and an amphitheatre.
Tuter says there is a good blend of buyers from the U.S. and Canada, adding one of the strong points with Dolce Vita is that about 75 per cent of residents are there year-round.
“That’s good because unlike a lot of other communities, this doesn’t become a ghost town in the summer,” she says. “There are always people around and things to do.”
With the Canadian dollar as strong as it is, Tuter says the timing couldn’t be better to investigate what Dolce Vita has to offer.
“We warmly welcome our Canadian neighbours to experience Dolce Vita here in Arizona,” she says. “The stars have definitely aligned — great amenities and a fantastic lifestyle at an incredibly low price.”
With the clubhouse as a central point, Dolce Vita in Arizona has new and resale homes priced from $94,900 to $142,900.
The project offers views of the mysterious Superstition Mountains.