Irvine Real Estate Blog

One of the newest and exciting 55+ communities to ever come to the city of Irvine is the new Travata community.  So many surrounding cities have adapted and constructed homes for this age group and it's finally time for Irvine to embrace a community that is dedicated for those older than 55 years of age.  Travata will feature brand new construction homes built in 2018 and located within the popular Cypress Village community.  There is lot of excitement regarding these homes as they offer the perfect location near local shopping and the 5 freeway.  

Lennar Home builder is in charge of the three neighborhoods within Trevata which consist of Aldea, Castillo and Palencia.  Aldea will be the most affordable option and will sell in the mid $600,000 range.

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The Marquee building is a popular spot to find long term rental in the city of Irvine, California.  The two story building complex seems to always have a healthy inventory of rental properties available for lease that are typically for a duration of twelve months.  Renters have the options between one, two and three bedroom condos with one bedroom units being the most rare and don't come up for lease that option.  The most common rental in the Marquee building is a two bedroom, two bath unit with around 1,330 to 2,063 square feet.

Rental prices for the 2 bedroom units will range from $3,000 to 4,900 a month.  This biggest reason for this wide range is the square footage and views of the unit.  The smaller two bedroom units that offer around 1,330

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One of the smaller neighborhoods found in the Woodbridge community in Irvine is the Seasons tract.  Going back in time these condos were first constructed in 1984 and built over a 3 year period.  What makes these properties unique is that they have the look and feel of a single family home but have a condo classification. The location is near the cross streets of Jeffrey Road and Alton Parkway and not too far from the 405 freeway.  The homes have an unexpected light and airy feel to them with nice vaulted ceilings, separate dining room and an outdoor patio area which is ideal for entertaining.  All bedrooms tend to be located on the upper level so it's not ideal for older buyers looking for bedrooms located on the main level.

Expect to find real estate

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One of the newest buildings in the Central Park West complex is the Hudson community in Irvine, California.  Central Park West is filled with a wide variety of condos, townhouses and flats all located on the ocean side of the 405 freeway.  The Hudson complex will feature one to three bedroom flats starting from the mid $450,000 range.  This is a very attractive price range for a property located this close to the beach while being situated in the heart of the Irvine financial district.   The flats are still under construction and slated for completion later this summer.  Expect to find condos that start at 684 square feet with the largest units at over 1,400 square feet.  According to our sources Phase I & II have already completed sold out and now

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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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