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Mike Kashani is a local Irvine Real Estate agent who specializes in all the Irvine community homes and condo buildings.

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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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One of the first condos in the new Tribeca at Central West Park complex has just been released and available to the public for sale.  Tribeca is one of the hottest and newest developments within Central Park West with many condos slated for completion later this year.  Since the condos are located in the Central Park West community residents get to enjoy all of the Central Park West amenities featuring a state of art 8,000 Square feet gym, clubhouse, four village parks, two basketball courts, two swimming pools and spa, barbecue and outdoor fireplace.

Some of the features that can be found in these condos can include gourmet kitchens with central island, bedroom en-suites, large master bedrooms with walk-in closets, upper deck and lower level two bay

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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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