Irvine Gated Community Homes

The city of Irvine has a number of highend gated communities.

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Irvine has a lot different types of homes and residential condos to choose from.  Many of these will have limited views due to the high density of neighborhoods here.  There are several neighborhoods that do offer very nice sunset view properties which tend to be very high in demand.  These are broken into two separate categories, one for residential single family homes and one for condos and townhomes.  The place where we find a lot of sunset view properties is located in the Portola Springs neighborhood.  The city of Irvine is relatively flat except for certain sections that are elevated like Portola Springs.  Because of this unique topography many homes will offer some kind of a view.  This is also true for communities like Orchard Hills and Great Park

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The Irvine Real Estate market is beginning to show signs of slowing down and there are many motivated sellers that are eager to sell.  Sellers can be motivated for a variety of reasons including wanting to buy another property, downsizing, death of an owner, etc.  These properties offer some of the best values currently found in Irvine with a wide range of real estate prices.  Some of the lowest prices currently can be found in the Central Park West condo complex for a 3 bedroom condo in the Madison building with a current list price of $799,000.  The home was originally listed for $919,000 and the seller has been doing several price reductions with the last adjustment taking occur ace on July 25th to $799,000.  

The neighgbohroods of Cypress Village,

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Irvine is a true gem for those looking for a current or former model home listed for sale.  One of the reasons for this is that there always seems to be brand new construction neighborhoods being constructed all of the time.  Each neighborhood often has 3 model homes that have been highly upgraded to show off the potential for what a buyer can buy in that particular neighborhood. These properties are initially not offered for sale since the builder is trying to sell all of the other homes in the community first before they even think of selling some of the models.  Of course, once the neighborhood is close to being sold out the model homes are often released out to the public for sale.  Prices for these homes will vary a lot and depends on how motivated

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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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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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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 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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