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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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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One of the newest places to find brand new construction homes in the Irvine area is the Verenna neighborhood.  It's located in the prestigious Orchard Hills community which offers a guard gated entrance and some good values for those looking for newer homes in the area.  They started building these homes several years ago with four to five bedroom floor plans for buyers to choose from.  On average, these range from 2,503 to 2,766 square feet.  As you can imagine the demand for these homes is very busy since the Irvine Real Estate market has seen a spike in sales with very aggressive bidding on homes being listed for sale.

Orchard Hills offers a really great location that is near the 241 freeway with easy access to the 5 & 405 freeway for those

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One of the hottest communities in the Irvine area has recently been the Laguna Altura area.  There seems to be a big buyer demand for homes in this community that are priced under $1.5 million dollars.  As you probably know, inventory throughout the Irvine area has been very limited with only a few number of homes coming on to the market compared with the large buyer demand that we are currently seeing.  This is especially true for single family homes priced under $1 million dollars which seems to be one of the most sought after requests that we have been getting.  We commonly see homes in this price range in the Northwood, El Camino Real, Oak Creek, University Park, Woodbridge and Walnut areas.  Many of these are homes are selling after being on the

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If you haven't been living in Southern California you may not realize what the Irvine Real Estate market has done in the last 12 months.  It also started with many of the state of home orders hit Southern California and for the first time many Irvine owners had more time to spend in their homes.  As a result of this many started looking at things they wanted to improve or all together looking for another property that might offer more outdoor space, larger backyards, etc.  This was the start to a huge seller's market as buyers started to looking for homes in a big way shortly after the stay at home order.  If you have ever looked for a home in Irvine you know it can be hard to find since there are not a lot of choices to start with.  Combine this with an

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