Irvine Real Estate Blog

The most expensive Irvine homes sold in 2015 all occurred in the same neighborhood and two of the three were located on the same street!  The neighborhood known as "Shady Canyon" is by far the most expensive neighborhood in Irvine with large scale estate homes that sit on the ocean side of the freeway near the city limits of Newport Beach.  Here is the top 3 properties that sold in 2015.

44 Blue Heron, Irvine sold for $9,400,000 on 11/23/2015.  This is a true landmark property in Shady Canyon that features five bedrooms, 11,441 square feet of living space on nearly an acre of land.  The home was on the market for several years for a total of 756 days with an original list price of $13,900,000.  One of the reasons for the highest sale was the state of

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The Saviero at Camden Square neighborhood tract is ideally located in the Orchid Hills Irvine community.  This is a collection of 45 luxury homes priced in the mid $1,500,000 to $2,000,000 range and offering homes over 5,000 square feet of living space.  The floor plans are very distinctive and include a California Room, Great Room, Laundry or Crafts room and an attached 3 car garage.  The open floor plans combines the kitchen, great room and dining room into one large space that extends out to the California room.  Upstairs features a large Master bedroom with an adding Master Bath with separate shower and soaking tub as well as a walk-in closet.  These are brand new construction homes that were just completed in 2015 and are competing with several other

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Sheridan Place is a gated community located in the West Irvine area of Irvine, California.  The community was built starting in the year 1999 and features two to three bedroom townhouses.    This is a popular community due to it's prime location situated off Jamboree Road and near the 261 freeway.  Built in the Mediterranean architectural style that is often seen in the West Irvine area that was constructed by popular home builder Greystone Homes.  There vision was to create an upscale neighborhood with low maintenance yards in a secure gated environment with a community pool, spa and barbecue area.  

The townhouses are very light and bright and feature living room fireplaces, formal dining room, downstairs bedrooms and attached garages.  The Kitchens

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School is getting back in full swing and many students will be attending the University of California Irvine campus.  We have been getting many calls for students looking for housing located within a short radius to the college.  The most popular location is the University Town Center that has popular communities like Oxford Courts, Princetown Townhomes, Columbia Square and Cambridge Court.  For those looking to rent in these four communities expect rental prices to start just above $2,000 a month for a two bedroom condo that will be around 1,000 square feet of living space.  Two bedroom units will normally rent up to around $2,600 with three bedroom units in the $2,600 to $3,200 a month range.  The three bedroom condos are some of the most sought after

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The most affordable condos in Irvine, California can be found in the Orangetree and Northwood areas.  These two communities offer the lowest priced condos in all of Irvine can be currently found between $250,000 to $300,000.  The inventory in this price range is very limited with only 3 properties currently available for sale under $300,000.  Be prepared as these condos can be rather small but a great value in the expensive Irvine real estate market.

The Orangetree area has the highest concentration of condos under $300,000 and can be found in the Terraces and Orangetree Lakes and Terrace building.  Condos in this price range will typically be a one bedroom unit that offers under 1,000 square feet of living space.  The community is very nice with small

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The Irvine University Town Center is a great places to look for residential condos near the University of California Irvine campus.  The area features 4 individual neighborhoods that offer a variety of townhouses and condos that buyers to choose from that include Columbia Square, Oxford Court, Cambridge Court and Princeton Townhouses.  This is a prime area located within walking distance to the University High School and the UCI campus.  Many students who are fortunate enough to be able to afford to be a place in Irvine prefer this area due to the close proximity to college.  

Real Estate prices currently start at $410,000 for a two bedroom condo located in the Columbia Square neighborhood.  The Oxford Court area features two bedrooms condos starting

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The Terra Bella community is one of the highly regarded gated communities situated in the Northpark area in Irvine, California.  With only 128 condos located in this neighborhood, home buyers have the option to choose one, two, three and four bedroom units.  These are approximately 15 years old and still offer many modern features and amenities that can be found in newer homes.  What makes this community unique is the European style architecture that is reminiscent of homes found in Tuscany with smooth stucco walls and red tile roofs.  Units located here offer charming outdoor balconies, cozy fireplace and lots of windows to let in the natural light.

Real Estate prices for condos located here typically start in the mid $350,000 range for a one bedroom,

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Laguna Altura is one of the most sought after communities on the ocean side of the 5 freeway. Mainly known for it's large residential homes but also has many neighborhoods that offer condo and townhouse listings for sale. The condos were first built starting in 2011 in the Siena neighborhood built by Keystone Pacific.  Starting in 2012 other condo communities like the San Remo community which offered Italian inspired homes with the popular plan 1 which featured 1,830 square feet of living space and three large bedrooms.  It's important to note that condos in the Laguna Altura neighborhood do have special assessments commonly known as Mello Roos.  The assessment is actually in the form of a bond that is paid ever year.  This increases the overall effective

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One of the best places to find new construction homes in the brand new community called Great Park.  Great Park has several different home builders like Lennar homes that are building one and two story homes that start in the mid $800,000 range.  Some of the more popular single level homes can be found in the brand new Great Park neighborhood called "Beechwood."  Beechwood homes were first built starting in 2014 and offer floor plans that include three bedroom homes that offer 1,767 square feet of living space with good size from and back yards.  Some of the features that can be found in these homes consist of slab granite counter tops, large island with eating bar, stainless steel appliances and large master suites with walk-in closets.

Great Park Community In Irvine, California

The Great

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Orchard Hills is a brand new community in Irvine, California and offers buyers a choice of residential single family homes and condos for sale.  The community homes were first built last year in 2014 in the neighborhoods of Messina which offers detached homes and Corte Bella which is a new townhouse community built by Irvine Pacific.  The Orchard Hills area is really growing with many new neighborhood homes being built this year.  Some of these communities include Entrata, Terrazza and Vista Scena which offers townhouses built by Irvine Pacific.  Single family home neighborhoods like Strada, Capella, Vincenza, Amelia and Trevi are some of the new additions.  There are a variety of home builders in this area that range from The New Home Company which is

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