Irvine Real Estate Blog

The city of Irvine is located in the interior part of Orange County and one does not normally think of buying a water front home in this location.  There is a section of homes located in the Woodbridge community in Irvine where there are two body of waters known and North and South Lake.  Surrounding the lake are wonderful lakefront homes that have become very desirable.  The inventory of these types of properties tends to be very limited as there is a small number of houses that are located directly on the water.  Gated communities like Arborlake are a great place to look for lake front homes in the North Lake area with close proximity to the North Lake Beach Club and Lagoon.  There is a good mixture of residential homes and condos to choose from similar

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Eastwood Village is one of the most exciting new neighborhoods  in Irvine with a lot of recent rental properties coming on the market.  These are typically new construction homes built between 2018 to 2019 in a move-in ready condition.  Many are flocking to this community in part due to the great schools located in the area like Eastwood Elementary school, Sierra Vista middle school and Northwood high school.  The rental homes that are coming on the market are typically nicely appointed homes with some homes offering more upgrades than others.  Some of the common upgrades includes hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, large kitchen with center island and tankless water heaters.

There is a wide range of amenities for Eastwood Village residents like a

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The Hidden Canyon community in Irvine has arguably become on the most sought after neighborhoods in Irvine.  Many of the new construction homes have been built with many re-sale properties on the market for sale.  For those not ready to purchase a home right now there are several rental properties that have come on the market for lease here.

Hidden Canyon is an excellent place to find an approximate 6,000 square foot home that was built in the last 2 years.  Many of these rental properties will come with an attached 4 car garage and located on lots that can over 10,000 square feet.  There are currently 2 homes on the rental market right now listed at $11,000 and $12,000 a month.  Both of these are long term leases which means the owner is initially

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We get a lot of calls from new owners and tenants that are currently living in many of the high-rise condos in Irvine and seeking out a phone number in order to contact the homeowners association.  This can be for a variety of reasons that include wanting to know the pet policy, parking situation, hours of operation, etc.  We have looked and haven't found any one place that provides all of this contact information and think it's important to let the consumer know the correct way to contact each of these individual associations.  Here is our guide to in contacting these property management companies.

First, high-rise condos in Irvine consist of The Plaza, Marquee Park Place, Avenue One Condos, Central Park West, Metropolitan and Watermarke.  It's also

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The Watermarke is one of the most affordable and popular hi-rise condo buildings in the city of Irvine with rental properties that offers rentals for under $2,000 a month.  Many clients inquiry about the pet policy at the Watermarke and if all rentals accept pets.  First, the pet policy for the building is a maximum of 2 pets allowed per condo.  The pets must be under 25lbs in adult size meaning you can move in with a puppy that's under 25lb knowing that the pet will be much larger than 25lbs once they reach adult age.  There is a 2 pet maximum per each condo so keep that in mind when thinking about living here.  Second, not all rentals in this building will allow pets.  Each condo is individually owned and it's up the landlord if they want to allow the

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One of the sought after areas to find rental homes in Orange County is the Tustin Field neighborhood.  Located in the city of Tustin is a premier neighborhood filled with unique architectural style properties that don't fit into the norm of many of the tract homes you see here in Orange County.  It's not uncommon to have only 20 to 25 rental homes come on the market each year in Tustin Field which keeps the demand high as the inventory is always relatively low.  On average, homes are only on the market for 15 to 20 days with some homes leasing in a matter of days.

Real Estate rental prices will vary depending on where it's a condo or a single family home.  3 bedroom condos range from $2,750 to $3,200 a month with the large majority of owners wanting a

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A very popular neighborhood for college students is the Oxford Court community.  This is probably one of our most request neighborhoods due to it's close proximity to the University of California, Irvine campus as well as other parts of Irvine and Newport Beach.  Oxford Court offers 2 and 3 bedroom condos that were built in the 1980's.  Two bedroom rentals will average around 1,017 square feet and typically rent for around $2,500 to $2,975 per month. Three bedroom rentals can rent anywhere from $2,800 to $3,600 depending on the condition and location of the condo.

Most condos in Oxford Court will come with a two car attached garage with additional guest parking available.  It's important to note that the association only offers one over night parking

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One of our most requested places in Irvine, California for those looking to find a rental property is the Watermarke high rise condo building. One of the main reasons for this is the affordable rental rates that can be found here.  For example, it's not uncommon to find a one bedroom rental for under $2,000 a month.  These rental prices often include all of the association dues that get you full access to all of the Watermarke amenities plus trash pickup.  These amenities include 3 community pools, 4 spas, tennis courts, fitness center, indoor basketball court and a community park among other things.

Here is a breakdown on Watermarke rental prices.  Expect find one bedroom rentals anywhere from $1,750 to $2,150 a month.  Some owners may more than this

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The Cypress Village Irvine community has become one of the hottest places in Irvine to find rental properties.  There are several reasons why this area is in such high demand and first starts the age of these condos and homes.  This is one of the newest communities in Irvine with brand new homes having been built in the last 6 years with. many new construction properties being built.  Renters love living in something that is brand new or just several years old.  They like living in a home that has modern amenities and custom upgrades that normally come with newer construction properties.  The second reason is the location.  It's hard to beat a location that offers very easy freeway access while being close to great restaurants and shopping.  The third

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Looking in the Northwood Area of Irvine is the Influential Homes neighborhood. These are older homes from the late 1970's that have very popular one story floor plans that often come with attached two car garages located on large lots.  Homes from this era have a lot of advantages to the newer construction homes that are being built in Irvine now since there is no monthly homeowners association dues and no additional Mello Roos fee.  This can be a savings of close to several thousand dollars a year which can be used instead for paying off your mortgage and property improvements.  When looking at homes in the Influential homes neighborhood expect to find either 3, 4 or 5 bedroom homes with square footages from 1,609 to 2,915 square feet.  

Not all homes

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