Irvine Homes For Sale

Irvine is a large city in Orange County, CA with many homes currently for sale.  View the current list of available properties listed for sale

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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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The Irvine Real Estate luxury real estate market has continued to remain strong with 38 homes selling this year for over $5 million dollars.  The 8 most expensive of these homes were all sold in the luxury Shady Canyon community in Irvine which is ideally located on the ocean side of the 405 freeway in a secluded and private location.  It's not a surprise that home buyers have flocked to this neighborhood since homes in this area tend to hold their value and offer very large square footage homes and lots.  The following properties were the 3 most expensive homes that sold this year in Irvine, California.

20 Black Falcon, Irvine was the most expensive home sold this year which closed for $13 million in June of 2022.  This was a very large home that

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One of the new and exciting brand new construction communities to come on the market is the Skylark at Solis Park neighborhood.  Located within the Great Park area of Irvine are brand new homes that are currently being built and slated for completion later this year.  The Solis Park community is home to several neighborhoods that include Skylark as well as the Daybreak neighborhood which are being advertised as starting in the low $1.8 million dollar range for homes between 2,730 to 3,223 square feet of living space.  

There is currently one listing in the Skylark community that is on the market for sale and listed at $1,574,990.  It features a total of four bedrooms with four bathrooms and an approximate 2,591 square feet of living space.  This a new

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When looking to purchase a home there are a lot of factors that go into finding a home.  Once you have located a home then you have to crunch all of the numbers to see what your monthly payment would be If you are planning to get a loan.  Often times buyers only look at monthly payment would be for the principal amount and interest and forget to includes taxes and insurance which often times can add a lot of cost to monthly amount.  This is commonly known as PITI, principal + interest + taxes + insurance.  In Irvine, the large majority of properties may have some kind of monthly homeowners association dues that also need to be calculated into the monthly payment.  Don't forget to also check if the property has a Mello Roos tax on top of all of that which

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One of the common features that is now starting to be sold with homes in Irvine are solar panels.  It was only a few years back when there was a limited number of properties being sold with panels but this is not the case anymore.  In fact, when the green movement moving full speed ahead many owners are looking to do their part in utilizing the many sunny days that we have here in Irvine to their advantage.  One thing that is still the same is that some buyers still don't understand what it means to buy a home with panels on it as there are a variety of situations that it can be transferred to the new buyer.  We will go over a few of these options here.

First, the most common way current homeowners have solar panels on their home is by leasing them.

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The Irvine Real Estate market has been one of the most active places in all of Orange County as there has been a huge surge in buyers wanting to buy a home in the Irvine area.  This is especially true with new construction homes as the demand for these property is higher than what is actually available.  it's not uncommon to see homes selling for $100,000 to $200,000 over asking price depending on the price point of the home.  As real estate agents we have noticed the latest trend that agents are using to sell the home in the fastest and most profitable way.  Here is a brief explanation of the latest trend.

First, real estate agents that are taking listings are putting them on the market on a Wednesday or Thursday and advertise an open house for that

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The idea of a lease option is often very foreign to a lot of real estate buyers but can make a lot of sense depending on your current living situation.  We get a lot of clients moving from outside the Irvine area and want to lease home so they can figure out the kind of neighborhood they want to live in.  Often times these clients are those that will most likely but in the next 12 months and can potentially be excellent candidates for doing a lease option.  The other kind of candidate would be those who currently don't have enough money for a down payment on a home but through assistance from the landlord might be able to save up enough money to afford a home.  Both of these situations are the kind of clients we see doing lease options in today's market.

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One of the more popular gated communities in the Irvine area is the Hidden Canyon community in Irvine.  Over the last 4 years we have seen over 50 homes sold often for prices over $3 to $4 million dollars.  What makes this community unique is it's private and remote location in the Laguna Altura area that is set off from other communities but still close enough to be within a short driving distance to local grocery stores, restaurants and some really great shopping.  The floor plans are very well thought out with large square footages that often showcase large rooms with vaulted ceilings and outdoor entertainment spaces with many owners installing private pools and spas.  If you are thinking about doing a quick drive through of this community make sure to

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One of the hottest homes on the market right now in Irvine are the residential condos commonly referred to as the Nova Flats.  If you have been looking for newer construction properties at really great price points.  The multi-level condos commonly in the upscale Great Park area of Irvine are often referred to as Novel Park that were built by a variety of homes builders like Taylor Morrison and William Lyon home builder.  Many of these were built between 2019 to 2020 and have a lot to offer with modern smart home features with two car garages.  The area is near the 133 freeway and Irvine Blvd making it an easy commutes to work with lots of walking and biking trails and local parks in the surrounding areas.  The best part about living here for families is

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The Park Lane community is one of the smaller gated communities in Irvine for homes that were mainly built between 2001 to 2002.  The value of these homes is very much high in demand as many of these homes are typically only on the market for several weeks.  One of the most popular floor plan is the 3 bedroom model that features 1,516 square feet of living space that features an office that has the potential of being converted into a 4th bedroom. There are a lot of benefits of living here too which includes a community pool, spa, tennis and basketball courts.  The location is also near a large greenbelt area as well as being within some of the award winning Irvine schools.  What I really like to find here for my clients are detached single family homes

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