Irvine Homes with No Mello Roos

Posted by Sam Smith on Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at 4:07pm.

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 create a 25 or 30 year tax bond that is passed on to the consumer to pay for all of these things.  The cost will vary depending on the community but can add thousands of dollars paid each year on top of any homeowners association dues.  Keep in mind that when buying a home in California you have a 1% annual tax rate plus any city tax as well.  After adding property insurance and and mortgage payments that monthly cost to live in these new homes can really add up.  That's why you see a home being advertised as having no Mello Roos.

The best places to look for homes with no Mello Roos are in older neighborhoods.  Mello Roos is a realitviely new concept that really wasn't prevalent during the 1970's so it's pretty safe to assume homes in this time period will not have this added cost.  This also true for homes in the 1980's and 1990's but it's always prudent to check first before assuming.  Some of the best older homes in Irvine can be found in the Northwood community.  These homes were typically built in the 1970's and often have no Mello Roos tax.  Other notable communities include Woodbridge and Turtle Rock neighborhoods.  We have compiled a list of homes that are being advertised as having no Mello Roos tax.  Please feel free to contact any of our local Irvine Real Estate agents at 949-988-0605 to start your home search.

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68 Properties Found.
Photo of Listing #OC20048268
  • MLS® #: OC20048268
  • 10 Charlotte
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $3,699,900
  • 5 Bed, 6 Bath, 5361 SqFt, 0.32 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20096344
  • MLS® #: OC20096344
  • 18671 Via Palatino
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $2,689,000
  • 5 Bed, 5 Bath, 4350 SqFt, 0.22 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20055586
  • MLS® #: OC20055586
  • 18801 Via Palatino
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $2,198,000
  • 5 Bed, 4 Bath, 2900 SqFt, 0.2 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #RS20099233
  • MLS® #: RS20099233
  • 5782 Southall Ter
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $2,150,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2646 SqFt, 0.23 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20082567
  • MLS® #: PW20082567
  • 18 Warmspring
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $1,549,000
  • 5 Bed, 4 Bath, 3313 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20123554
  • MLS® #: OC20123554
  • 131 Willowbend
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $1,498,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2268 SqFt, 0.09 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20064369
  • MLS® #: OC20064369
  • 19461 Sierra Lago Road
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $1,478,800
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2016 SqFt, 0.17 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20115722
  • MLS® #: OC20115722
  • 72 Coral Lk
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $1,450,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2432 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20015486
  • MLS® #: OC20015486
  • 4 Carnelian
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $1,335,000
  • 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 2833 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20073518
  • MLS® #: OC20073518
  • 27 Lee
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,298,000
  • 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 2939 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20094202
  • MLS® #: OC20094202
  • 15322 Touraine Way
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $1,250,230
  • 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 3086 SqFt, 0.14 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20088361
  • MLS® #: OC20088361
  • 10 Soaring Hawk
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $1,034,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 1887 SqFt, 0.1 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #DW20037916
  • MLS® #: DW20037916
  • 14972 Geneva Street
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $999,000
  • 6 Bed, 3 Bath, 2518 SqFt, 0.12 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20109305
  • MLS® #: OC20109305
  • 12 Chicory Way
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $998,000
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2300 SqFt, 0.1 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20099245
  • MLS® #: OC20099245
  • 14962 Piper Circle
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $988,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2405 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20092833
  • MLS® #: PW20092833
  • 161 Schick
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $979,999
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 2077 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20070621
  • MLS® #: PW20070621
  • 2276 Synergy
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $945,000
  • 3 Bed, 4 Bath, 1895 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20134361
  • MLS® #: OC20134361
  • 4282 Fireside Circle
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $939,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 1785 SqFt, 0.13 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20115630
  • MLS® #: OC20115630
  • 28 Bluejay
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $928,888
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 1808 SqFt, 0.1 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20081326
  • MLS® #: OC20081326
  • 45 Bennington
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $900,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1945 SqFt, 0.12 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20074716
  • MLS® #: PW20074716
  • 157 Schick
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $889,999
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 1860 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20122513
  • MLS® #: PW20122513
  • 5 De Forest
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $889,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1688 SqFt, 0.13 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20137003
  • MLS® #: OC20137003
  • 48 Mann Street
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $879,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1592 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20113883
  • MLS® #: OC20113883
  • 31 Whitecloud
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $878,888
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1579 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #WS20077761
  • MLS® #: WS20077761
  • 143 Schick
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $849,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1587 SqFt, 0.04 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20089231
  • MLS® #: OC20089231
  • 8 Sunshine 32
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $849,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1760 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20104879
  • MLS® #: OC20104879
  • 121 Burgess
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • $847,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1281 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20130229
  • MLS® #: OC20130229
  • 116 Burgess
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • $829,900
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1281 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20101702
  • MLS® #: OC20101702
  • 16 Featherwood
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $829,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1400 SqFt, 0.13 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20066367
  • MLS® #: OC20066367
  • 4055 Germainder Way
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $808,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1494 SqFt, 0.07 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20133316
  • MLS® #: OC20133316
  • 17 Senisa
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $806,666
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1494 SqFt, 0.08 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #NP20124587
  • MLS® #: NP20124587
  • 19 Grenache 71
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $806,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1594 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20054320
  • MLS® #: PW20054320
  • 228 Placemark
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $799,999
  • 3 Bed, 4 Bath, 1838 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #CV20117122
  • MLS® #: CV20117122
  • 263 Carlow
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • $790,990
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1520 SqFt, 0.03 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20134454
  • MLS® #: OC20134454
  • 14741 Comet Street
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $769,000
  • 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 1125 SqFt, 0.13 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20112922
  • MLS® #: PW20112922
  • 4602 Roxbury Drive
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $768,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 1513 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20103769
  • MLS® #: OC20103769
  • 22 Augusta
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $765,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1273 SqFt, 0.08 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20115238
  • MLS® #: PW20115238
  • 313 Placemark
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $749,888
  • 2 Bed, 4 Bath, 1674 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20083624
  • MLS® #: OC20083624
  • 5102 Yearling Avenue
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $749,000
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 1480 SqFt, 0.13 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20134370
  • MLS® #: OC20134370
  • 10 Wildwheat
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $748,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1208 SqFt, 0.08 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #WS20085949
  • MLS® #: WS20085949
  • 114 Winslow Lane
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $740,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1350 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20115646
  • MLS® #: OC20115646
  • 16 Riverstone 44
  • Irvine, CA 92606
  • $739,900
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1437 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #LG20054070
  • MLS® #: LG20054070
  • 3141 Michelson Drive 1001
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $738,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1300 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20135923
  • MLS® #: OC20135923
  • 1 Carrol Avenue
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $725,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1273 SqFt, 0.13 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20115136
  • MLS® #: OC20115136
  • 70 Havenwood 43
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $699,888
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1578 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20122337
  • MLS® #: OC20122337
  • 164 Greenmoor 70
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $696,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1400 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #TR20122693
  • MLS® #: TR20122693
  • 1 Admiral
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $689,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1281 SqFt, 0.08 Acres
  • Residential
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