Irvine Real Estate Blog

The Central Park West has bene growing over the years and tends to keep getting larger and larger.  When it comes to newer construction condos in Irvine it's really hard to beat the location that Central Park West can offer.  First, it's located on the ocean side of the 405 freeway which is a huge plus for those who commute to work.  It's a very easy to get onto the onramp of the freeway and a very short driving distance to the John Wayne airport as well.  In fact, many of those who commute to other cities for work can easily take a ride share like Uber of Lyft and get to the airport in a short time frame.  We did a search for condos built from 2018 to present day and found some great choices for those looking for newer construction.  The best option from

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The Northwood Horizons community in Irvine is an excellent place to find a well priced condo rental with one, two and three bedroom floor plans to chose from.  This is a nice location that is just off the 5 freeway near the Jeffries Road freeway off ramp.  It's not uncommon to find two bedroom rentals for under $3,000 a month which is very competitive in today's rental market in Irvine.  A lot of clients prefer the upstairs units located here which typically feature vaulted ceilings that give the illusion of extra space.  These condos often come with a one car detached garage with additional guest parking as well.  

The great thing about renting a home here is that the Landlord typically pays the homeowners association dues which grants you access to

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Irvine homes have a variety of features but one of the unique opportunities for real estate home buyers is finding a home located on a cul-de-sac location.  A cul-de-sac is basically a street that comes to an end and has a gentle curve to it so cars can turn around to go back down the street.  The homes located around this curve are considered homes on a cul-de-sac which actually becomes a good selling feature when you go to sell a home.  One of the reasons for this is that it's considered a desirable thing for those who have kids and/or pets.  The idea is that a car is less likely to go down a street the comes to a dead end if they don't live on the street so it's presumed to be a safer location.  That's why it's not uncommon to see children playing in a

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If you have spent anytime in Califonria in the last several years then you would see the boom in Eletric vehicles on the road.  The number of these types of cars will only increase as the race to 2035 when gas cars will be banned from selling in California.  I know I have spoken with car salesman at Mercedes Fletcher Jones in Newport Beach and they said they are really amping up their production of these electric cars which has become a primary focus for them.  Because of this large demand we are starting to also see a boom in ev chargers being installed in a home.  Having this located inside a home can be a huge selling feature especially for those who already own electric cars or plan to buy one.  

I was recently taking a client out to look at homes

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One of the newest condos to be built in the Central Park West community is the Lexington at Central Park condos.  If you have driven down Jamboree road off the 405 freeway you have noticed a lot of new construction happening at the corner of Jamboree Road and Michelson Drive.  These are new condos being built in the very popular Central Park West community.  I would estimate this is the last parcel of available land left in Central Park that has not yet been developed so this will probably be the last time you will be able to purchase brand new condos here.  There are currently two condo s on the market for sale here ranging from $798,463 to $813,990.

3205 Rivington is a one bedroom, one bath condo with the builder estimate of 1,278 square feet that is

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One of the best places to find Irvine new construction homes in Orange County can be found in the top communities of Orchard Hills, Portola Springs and Great Park neighborhoods.  There is no shortage for those wanting these new homes that often turn into investment properties for those who purchase them.  As as a result there is currently a good inventory of rental houses that have never been lived in and a perfect opportunity for those looking for a new home to lease out.  Some of the most expensive new homes can be found in the Orchard Hills community where homes nearly $3,000 are asking over $7,500 a month in rent. Slightly more affordable options can be found in the new homes being built in the Great Park community.  Look for communities like Solis

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Within the Westpark community in Irvine is a small yet popular neighborhood called Positano that offers residential rentals from time to time.  On average we typically see 4 to 5 properties come on the market each year and depending on the time of the year these only typically remain on the market for less than 30 days.  These are detached single family homes that can range between 1,300 to 1,900 square feet with the large majority of these being 3 bedroom homes.  What is great about these homes is that they often come with a two car attached garage, front and back yards, two story floor plans and kitchens that can feature a center kitchen island.  

Positano Irvine Rental History Chart

Past rental pries in the Positano community for the year 2023 so far have consistently been over

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The Barcelona gated community is one of the best kept secrets when looking for a home in a secure neighborhood.  If you are familiar with the location of the Irvine Spectrum shopping center then you will know the general area where this is located.  The area is located just south of where the 405 and the 5 freeway meets in small little gate neighborhood that features newer detached single family homes built with modern amenities and style.  A new listing has just come on the market in this community that features a total of 4 bedrooms, 3 baths with a reported 2,712 square feet with two levels of living space. I know one of the bigger selling features for these homes is that they were built since 2019 with attached two car garages.  The four bedroom floor

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One of the best places to look for a rental home in Irvine, California is the Reserve at Orchard Hills community.  If you are new to the Irvine area then you will quickly learn there are a lot of different neighborhoods to choose from.  A lot of these are newer communities like Portola Springs, Great Park and Orchard Hills offer a wide range of properties, often built in the last several years.  The best inventory of quality rental homes in my opinion are looking in the Orchard Hills gated community of the Reserve.  Currently on the market are several new construction rental homes that were built in 2023 with prices in the mid $7,500 a month range for a long term 12 month lease.

Living at the Reserve at Orchard Hills has a lot of amenities that come

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In today's real estate market buyers are looking for several things that are included in a home that include an upgraded home with a well thought floor plan.  Another common request is that people are looking for privacy when it comes to your backyard space which is often times a small patio for many of the homes located in the Irvine area.  A private patio can mean a variety of things to different people but the idea is to be able to have a space that surrounding neighbors would not be able to look down upon.  This often isn't always achieved but having some kind of privacy is what a lot of buyers are looking for.  There are several condo communities that do offer private patios in some of their properties.  

A great place to start looking are the

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