Irvine Real Estate Blog

The city of Irvine, California is a very diverse when it comes to real estate with a nice mixture of residential homes, condos and townhouses.  For the most part, tall hi-rise condo buildings are limited to the Airport Area of Irvine which borders the city of Newport Beach and located on the ocean side of the 5 freeway.  Within a couple mile radius off Jamboree street is where you find the very tall hi-rise buildings in Irvine with a wide range of real estate prices and amenities.  

The Marquee at Park Place is one of the most famous in Irvine due to it's dual towers that soar 18 levels into the city skyline.  The most distinguishing feature of these buildings is the unique green or aqua color that was developed by the Bosa Development in 2006.  The

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One of the most popular gated communities in the Northwood area of Irvine is the Canyon Creek neighborhood.  The tract was first established in 1979 with detached single family homes with two to five bedroom floor plans.  Many of the lots of this community are large enough to entertain and for private swimming pool.  There is a good variety of two story floor plans with some single level homes located here as well.  Select properties will offer covered front porches, vaulted ceilings, large kitchens with center island, family room, breakfast room, circular staircases and master bedroom fireplace and an attached three car garage.

Canyon Creek offers a nice community pool, spa, two tennis courts and barbecue area.  There is a gated entrance that is

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Some of the first homes to come on the market in the Altair Irvine community have just been released.  Altair is one of the many new communities in the Irvine area that will offer 10 different neighborhoods located near the new OC Great Park and Portola Springs community.  Real Estate prices are expected to start at under $1.3 million and go up above the $2.3 million dollar price point.  Due to the large scale nature of building 693 single family homes and 147 condos there will be two dedicated home builders. Toll Brothers has been designated to build 4 of the 10 neighborhoods which Lennar homes will be building the remaining 6 homes.  Both of these companies have a solid reputation for building homes in Southern California with quality craftsmanship and

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One of the most exciting and new communities that is being built is located in the private gated community known as "The Reserve at Orchard Hills."  One of the 5 neighborhoods that are being built here is called the "Verdi" tract that features homes from 2,182 to 2,509 square feet.  One of the first homes was released this week to the open market and is currently priced at $1,147,747.  The three bedroom, two bath condo features 2,182 square feet and comes with an attached two car garage.    The home is classified as a "condo" even though it is a detached home.  The home is a Plan 1 floor plan which offers a popular main floor Master Bedroom with a total of three bedrooms.

Some of the amenities that can be found in these homes include gourmet kitchens

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One of the newest neighborhoods that is currently under construction is the Silverleaf community in Portola Springs.  The home building California Pacific Homes is in charge of building homes in this neighborhood that are slated for completion early next year.  There will be a total of 3 floor plans to choose from that all feature a total of three bedrooms and range from 1,645 to 1,664 square feet.  Some of the amenities that can be found in these two story floor plans include private yards, potential bonus room and main floor bedroom in Residence three.  

One of the first active listings just hit the market last week and is currently priced at $765,578.  153 Quiet Grove features a total of three bedrooms, one half bath, one three-quarters bath and one

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Irvine has a very wide range of real estate prices starting from your basic one bedroom condo to luxury estate homes located in gated communities like Shady Canyon.  For those looking for a starter condo or as a real estate investor is makes sense to be consider several of Irvine condos that are currently listed under $300,000.  These provide excellent opportunity to home ownership with mortgage payments that may be similar to what you would pay in rent.  Here is a quick guide on where to look!

The lowest priced condos can be found in the Northwood Irvine Springs community.  The location is off Irvine Blvd and Yale Ave which is east of the 5 freeway and just south of the 261 freeway.  Currently, condos start at $269,000 which is the lowest priced

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The Woodbury community in the city of Irvine, California is considered one of the nicest areas of town with a diverse set of neighborhood and homes.  Some of the first Woodbury homes were built starting in 2004 with a variety of residential condos, townhouses and single family homes.  One of the newest neighborhoods in the Woodbury area is the San Marino neighborhood with homes built after 2012.  This is a very upscale neighborhood that features large singe family homes that start at 2,814 square feet.

Some of the features found in San Marino homes are long driveways, two story floor plans, large front and back yards with lots of room for entertaining, formal dining room, vaulted ceilings, living room fireplace, large gourmet kitchen with center island

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Irvine is a master planned city with hundreds of neighborhoods to choose from.  These mainly comprise of traditional single family homes and residential townhouses and condos.  When one thinks of Irvine one rarely thinks about manufactured or mobile homes since they are very rare.  There is however, one residential neighborhood that offers affordable mobile homes in the city of Irvine, California.  Located off the 5 freeway at the Jeffrey Road exist is two mobile home neighborhoods known as Meadows Trailer in the El Camino Real area and the Groves Trailer Park in the Northwood area of Irvine.  Here is a brief explanation about these two neighborhoods.

First, the Grove Trailer Park community is geared for those older than 55 years of age and located at

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There are so many new homes being built in the Irvine area that it can be hard to know what is the best community for you.  For the most part these new communities will offer either a detached single family home or an attached townhouse or condo.  For the most part the lowest real estate prices. you will find for a brand new homes starting the mid $600,000 range for a two or three bedroom townhouse.  Single family homes are a little more expensive and can be found in the high $700,000 range and up.  Here is a quick guide to the current building going on in Irvine.

The Cypress Village has been around for a couple of years and built a variety of townhouse and single family homes.  The main concentration of homes were located on the north side of the 133

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Rowland at Beacon Park is one of the newest neighborhoods that is currently under construction in the Beacon Park area of Irvine, California.  Lennar Homes is currently building a total of 107 townhouses that are slated for completion later this year.  Buyers who engage early have the opportunity to customize flooring and other interior amenities.  The builder is offering a two to three bedroom floor plans that start at 1,661 and go up to 2,076 square feet.  One of the unique things about this community compared to other new home communities is the number of interior upgrades that are included in these homes.  Some of the items can include kitchen items like a stainless steel refrigerator Ceasar stone kitchen counters.  

Since homes are still under

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