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    Sun Valley Lake

    Anybody here own an home on Sun Valley Lake? Thinking of possibly buying and building a lake home there or buying an existing FSBO.

    Lake is only 500 acres. I gotta think it is pretty crowded on weekends? Is there too much traffic on the water to enjoy boating? Is the water quality good? How about fishing? What about the general feel for the area?



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    Re: Sun Valley Lake

    If I remember correctly, many properties around this lake have had problems with landslides. I suggest hiring a geotechnical engineer before buying.



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    Re: Sun Valley Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndCyCE View Post
    If I remember correctly, many properties around this lake have had problems with landslides. I suggest hiring a geotechnical engineer before buying.
    Interesting..hadn't heard that. Lake Ponderosa is another under consideration as well.



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    Re: Sun Valley Lake

    Family has a lake there. Go down about 5 weekends a summer. Great lake. Not very crowded except for the holiday weekends which is typical anywhere.



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    Re: Sun Valley Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Family has a lake there. Go down about 5 weekends a summer. Great lake. Not very crowded except for the holiday weekends which is typical anywhere.
    How is the water quality?



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    Re: Sun Valley Lake

    Folks just bought a place there this spring. Our family has thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Very clean lake, especially compared to others in the area- one of the cleanest in Iowa I'm told. Busy on holidays just like everywhere else. Agree with having a thorough inspection done before buying. There was also a recent sewer improvement mandate passed, only some of the properties have been updated but all have to be. Is about a $8k ordeal.



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    Re: Sun Valley Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    How is the water quality?
    One of the best around



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    Re: Sun Valley Lake

    where is this lake located?



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    Re: Sun Valley Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by ruflosn View Post
    where is this lake located?
    SW Iowa...about 30 min SW of Osceola



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    Re: Sun Valley Lake

    In-laws have a house there. We go down most weekends and spend a week every summer. It's really low right now as all lakes are but the water quality is great and it's only busy on holiday weekends. Decent golf course too. Well, considering...



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    Re: Sun Valley Lake

    I'm there every other weekend during the summers and a few times during the winter. Only really crowded on the holiday weekends. Great lake, perfect size for tubing and skiing. Plenty of coves to hang out swim and drink. Awesome place.



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    Re: Sun Valley Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    In-laws have a house there. We go down most weekends and spend a week every summer. It's really low right now as all lakes are but the water quality is great and it's only busy on holiday weekends. Decent golf course too. Well, considering...
    Is the golf course 18 holes and do you get any golfing perks if you have a home on the lake?
    Also...I assume there is some type of association fee if you are a homeowner there? Anyone know how much that is?



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    Re: Sun Valley Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    In-laws have a house there. We go down most weekends and spend a week every summer. It's really low right now as all lakes are but the water quality is great and it's only busy on holiday weekends. Decent golf course too. Well, considering...
    Is the golf course 18 holes and do you get any golfing perks if you have a home on the lake?Also...I assume there is some type of association fee if you are a homeowner there? Anyone know how much that is?
    9 holes. I don't think there's any perks for homeowners. I think everyone that works there volunteers.



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    Re: Sun Valley Lake

    Golf course is a dog track but it's nice to play at times when you are down there. Also have tennis courts that aren't great but still...they are there to play



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    Re: Sun Valley Lake

    The lake is awesome and the people in the area are the best anywhere. "Down Home" feel with folks that are friendly, honest, and some of the best left in the world. Mt. Ayr is fairly close and is a phenomenal town that really feels a little like going back in time (in a good way!), but still has the conveniences and services necessary. Creston and Osceola are bigger, and are also both fairly close. I am not aware of the engineering issues, but I know enough people that live there that it can't be an issue for every property. Like those above said, get it checked out, but really, you'd do that for any real estate purchase I suppose.



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