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November 2014 - Luxury Condos - Blog

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Archive for November, 2014

Smart Technology – Unique Standard Features at The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo

From smartphones to smart cars, advanced technology has made our lives much easier in the last couple of years. It’s only right that we incorporate the latest in Smart Technology with similar results incorporated within our work life NOW incorporated in our home life as well.  Did you know that you can have a smart home when you own a luxury condo at The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo?  Smart Technology when incorporated in the home provides owners with sophisticated monitoring and control over some of a home’s functions.

 

The Cays condo units are designed to incorporate the latest in technological developments.  Here is what we provide;

Interior Unit SMART Packages and Upgrade Options:

  • Hi-Speed Internet with dedicated bandwidth
  • Secure Network Encryption
  • VOIP Phone Line Options and Features
  • DirecTV with Premium Package including HBO
  • Audio and Video Equipment Packages

Custom Upgrades Available

  • Lighting Control
  • Thermostat Control
  • Automated Window Coverings
  • Distributed Audio and Video Systems
  • Smart Home Security Packages

Community SMART Features:

  • Video Wall with “Fitness on Demand”
  • High Tech Fitness Center
  • Fiber Optic Network with Smart Home Technology
  • Access Control and Security Enhanced Property Protection
  • Community Wi-Fi
  • Distributed Audio and Video in Clubhouse and Property Common Areas

Five Benefits of Buying A Condominium in Chandler

Are you ready?  Purchasing a condo can very well be one of the best decisions that you have ever made. The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo provide 1, 2 bedroom single-level or Penthouse Loft suites with luxury interior standard features such as granite countertops, maple cabinetry, ceramic tile flooring plus a resort community setting with a number of amenities/facilities for relaxation and comfort.  Here are five benefits of buying a condo.

1. Owning a condo offers much of the same benefits of owning a house.

Condo or house? First time home buyers are often faced with this dilemma. Making the decision to purchase a condo or a single-family home can be difficult. However, owning a condo is often an easier decision as the hassles of exterior “home maintenance” is taken care of.  Plus, residing within a building with gated underground parking provides additional security that is not available within a single-family residence.

2. Condominium owners have access to many amenities.

The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo provides Amenities/Facilities such as:

  • Heated Resort Pool/Spa, Full Clubhouse and Full Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Cabanas
  • Media Lounge area (NFL & NHL Sports Packages)
  • His/Her Steam Rooms and Private Lockers
  • Gourmet Community Kitchen and BBQ’s
  • Lush Landscaping…Green Grass, Palm Trees, Annuals
  • Beautiful man-made Lake, and numerous walkways

3. Condominium owners save money.

Possibly the biggest benefit of buying a condo is that you can expect to save money on maintenance fees and utility costs. All condominium owners must pay a monthly Homeowner’s Association Fee (HOA) which is determined by how much square footage of property a unit owner owns.  This fee covers the cost of maintaining the condo building. For instance landscaping, cleaning of the swimming pool and elevator maintenance are all covered under the HOA.  Since everyone in the building is required to pay an HOA fee, this expense is shared amongst all owners.

Not only do the condo fees contribute to the building maintenance, but they also cover common area building electricity and exterior common area water costs.

4. Most condo owners pay lower property taxes.

Generally, condo owners pay less in property taxes than traditional single-family homeowners due to the fact that the land value is a shared value.

5. Safety and security.

At the Cays at Downtown Ocotillo we are providing Smart Technology which is the latest in condominium security.  The Smart Technology provides the following;

  • Hi-Speed Internet with dedicated bandwidth
  • Secure Network Encryption
  • VOIP Phone Line Options and Features
  • DirecTV with Premium Package including HBO
  • Audio and Video Equipment Packages

Custom Upgrades Available

  • Lighting Control
  • Thermostat Control
  • Automated Window Coverings
  • Distributed Audio and Video Systems
  • Smart Home Security Packages

Community SMART Features:

  • Video Wall with “Fitness on Demand”
  • High Tech Fitness Center
  • Fiber Optic Network with Smart Home Technology
  • Access Control and Security Enhanced Property Protection
  • Community Wi-Fi
  • Distributed Audio and Video in Clubhouse and Property Common Areas

 

Chandler Center for Arts: Arts and Entertainment

 

Living at The Cays at Ocotillo is wonderful and fulfilling. Let’s explore what our location has to offer. Looking for something to do on the weekend in Downtown Chandler? The Chandler Center for Arts is a hotspot for good entertainment. From family friendly shows to appearances from celebrities like Jay Leno and Bill Cosby, there’s almost always a show at the Chandler Center for Arts.  The CCA is located in Arizona and is jointly owned by the Chandler school district and the city of Chandler.

 

The Chandler Center for Art functions as both a home theater for Chandler City High School and a performance arts center for events in the city of Chandler.  The Center is located at 250 N. Arizona. Avenue right between Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard.

Inquiring About Events At the Center

Hundreds of events take place at the Chandler Center for Arts each year. If you’re interested in purchasing tickets for any shows playing you can go the Center’s home website. You can also purchase tickets from the following places:

  • Chandler Center for Arts Box Office that’s open from Monday through Saturday. Call for hours.
  • Tickets can be bought at Stubhub which is a popular online marketplace owned by Ebay which links buyers and sellers.
  • You can purchase tickets to Chandler Center for Arts events at ticketmaster outlets or by phone.

Tips for Buying Tickets

  • When buying tickets for events at the Chandler Center for Arts, avoid purchasing from places like Craigslist and other classified websites because you run the risk of getting scammed.
  • When tickets are first released, prices are usually higher. As the events get closer, ticket prices do drop. So if you are looking to score some inexpensive tickets for an event, you may want to wait it out. Be sure to monitor how many tickets are being sold, so that they don’t sell out before you can purchase.

Chandler Cultural Foundation

Events and programs are approved for showcasing at the Chandler Center for Arts by the Chandler Cultural Foundation a nonprofit corporation. The Chandler Cultural Foundation Management Board is made up of fifteen members who review and approve management policies at the center.  They’re also responsible for managing and reviewing the funds proposed programs and visual art exhibitions.

 

There are a number of factors board members take into consideration when approving shows at the Chandler Center for Arts. Chandler Cultural Foundation makes decisions based on the community needs, artistic quality and whether the production is economically feasible. Programming ideas and suggestions from Chandler residents are welcomed and taken into account by board members. Suggestions can be emailed to michelle.maclellan@chandleraz.gov.

 

To ensure that ticket prices are reasonable and generally affordable, programs and events are funded by ticket sales, donations, grants and income generated from concessions during events.  The center receives help from volunteers during events.

Popular Events at the Chandler Center for Arts

  • Free Summer Concerts – Every year the Chandler Center for Arts opens their doors to the public for their annual free concerts. No tickets are required and everyone is invited.
  • Exhibition Hall – Enjoy journeys from photographers through their vivid and creative photography at the Chandler Center for Arts. The performance arts center
  • NutCracker – This holiday season the Chandler Center for Arts will be showing the NutCracker all throughout November and December.
  • Chandler Symphony Orchestra – This 2014-2015 season marks the 22nd anniversary of the Chandler Symphony Orchestra. Every year the Chandler Center for Arts has a special performance from the symphony orchestra.

 

Free parking is available at the Chandler Center for Arts. For large events there is a free shuttle service available to transport customers to the Boyer garage.