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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There are a lot of new construction homes being built right now in Irvine, California that offer the latest modern finishes and style.  A lot of people gravitate to these types of properties since they have never been lived in and are located on a new community with lots of amenities for residents to use.  Many buyers get excited about these new homes until they break down the costs to live there.  On top of paying a monthly mortgage (if not all cash) you will have monthly homeowners association dues and an additional tax that is referred to as Mello Roos.  

What exactly is Mello Roos?  It's best explained from the builders point of view.  When a builder is building a new community and doesn't want to pay for the sidewalks, streets, parks, etc they can

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The city of Irvine has many neighborhoods to choose from with many of these communities having monthly association dues and a Mello Roos tax attached to them.  This is a big factor when considering purchasing a home as these fee's are on top of a monthly mortgage payment, annual taxes and insurance.  Smart buyers look at what each community has to offer in relationship to the amount of monthly fee's they will charge.  New construction homes are notorious for having an added Mello Roos tax in addition to association fee's which can make buying a home very expensive.  For example, a $1 million dollar home may have a monthly association dues of $500 a month plus a Mello Roos tax which could average around $300 a month as well.  So that is $800 that is to be

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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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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 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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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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