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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48 Properties Found.
Photo of Listing #OC19162180
  • MLS® #: OC19162180
  • 16 Sunpeak
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $3,490,000
  • 7 Bed, 6 Bath, 6741 SqFt, 0.46 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19189507
  • MLS® #: OC19189507
  • 5712 Oakley Terrace
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $2,250,000
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 2942 SqFt, 0.25 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19231192
  • MLS® #: OC19231192
  • 18742 Via Verona
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $2,170,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2500 SqFt, 0.27 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19242348
  • MLS® #: OC19242348
  • 83 Cunningham
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • $1,798,800
  • 5 Bed, 6 Bath, 3961 SqFt, 0.12 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19243401
  • MLS® #: OC19243401
  • 25 Southern Wood
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $1,698,000
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 3380 SqFt, 0.17 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20008976
  • MLS® #: PW20008976
  • 57 Cunningham
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • $1,688,000
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 3573 SqFt, 0.1 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19135207
  • MLS® #: OC19135207
  • 28 Sandstone
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $1,398,000
  • 6 Bed, 4 Bath, 3000 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20003885
  • MLS® #: OC20003885
  • 164 Palencia
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • $1,339,990
  • 3 Bed, 4 Bath, 2567 SqFt, 0.08 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19281766
  • MLS® #: OC19281766
  • 5202 Grinnell Lane
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $1,335,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1735 SqFt, 0.23 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19269943
  • MLS® #: OC19269943
  • 7 La Quinta
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $1,298,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2357 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #CV19264354
  • MLS® #: CV19264354
  • 107 Palencia
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • $1,204,990
  • 3 Bed, 4 Bath, 2305 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19224384
  • MLS® #: OC19224384
  • 37 Deer Creek
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $1,199,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2592 SqFt, 0.21 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19266851
  • MLS® #: OC19266851
  • 6 Ticonderoga
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,195,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 3117 SqFt, 0.12 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19247151
  • MLS® #: OC19247151
  • 20 Fortuna
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,088,800
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2337 SqFt, 0.12 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #AR19273678
  • MLS® #: AR19273678
  • 11 Valley View 46
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $988,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2417 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW19216358
  • MLS® #: PW19216358
  • 13822 Solitaire Way
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $985,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2450 SqFt, 0.13 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20005607
  • MLS® #: PW20005607
  • 23 Orangetip
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $980,000
  • 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 2300 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19204948
  • MLS® #: OC19204948
  • 13 Carlyle
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $978,900
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2528 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW19233060
  • MLS® #: PW19233060
  • 18721 Paseo Picasso
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $975,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1660 SqFt, 0.08 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20009875
  • MLS® #: PW20009875
  • 135 Schick
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $971,896
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 2077 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19275314
  • MLS® #: OC19275314
  • 19 Soaring Hawk
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $970,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 1887 SqFt, 0.1 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW19273805
  • MLS® #: PW19273805
  • 168 Placemark
  • Irvine, CA 92714
  • $949,888
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 2206 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW19282730
  • MLS® #: PW19282730
  • 145 Schick
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $929,880
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 1860 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19239825
  • MLS® #: OC19239825
  • 124 Unity
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $897,887
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 1848 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19215253
  • MLS® #: OC19215253
  • 8 Hickory Tree Lane
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $895,000
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 1916 SqFt, 0.15 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19235073
  • MLS® #: OC19235073
  • 132 Unity
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $865,908
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 1803 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW19273791
  • MLS® #: PW19273791
  • 172 Placemark
  • Irvine, CA 92714
  • $854,999
  • 3 Bed, 4 Bath, 1991 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19224372
  • MLS® #: OC19224372
  • 104 Unity
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $854,052
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 1803 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW19277210
  • MLS® #: PW19277210
  • 2218 Synergy Drive
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $849,900
  • 3 Bed, 4 Bath, 1990 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW19273788
  • MLS® #: PW19273788
  • 327 Placemark
  • Irvine, CA 92714
  • $839,999
  • 3 Bed, 4 Bath, 1838 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW19279944
  • MLS® #: PW19279944
  • 317 Placemark
  • Irvine, CA 92714
  • $834,999
  • 3 Bed, 4 Bath, 1838 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20008294
  • MLS® #: OC20008294
  • 19 Grenache 71
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $829,990
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1594 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19283784
  • MLS® #: OC19283784
  • 25 Acacia Tree Lane
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $799,900
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2050 SqFt, 0.07 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19192840
  • MLS® #: OC19192840
  • 32 Woodland Drive
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $795,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1655 SqFt, 0.06 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19235054
  • MLS® #: OC19235054
  • 130 Unity
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $780,856
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1580 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW19281642
  • MLS® #: PW19281642
  • 220 Placemark
  • Irvine, CA 92714
  • $749,999
  • 2 Bed, 4 Bath, 1674 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #CV20012070
  • MLS® #: CV20012070
  • 287 Carlow
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • $745,990
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1527 SqFt, 0.04 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW19263564
  • MLS® #: PW19263564
  • 226 Greenmoor
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $720,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1406 SqFt, 0.09 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19283266
  • MLS® #: OC19283266
  • 6 Oxford 3
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $715,000
  • 2 Bed, 3 Bath, 1447 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19235079
  • MLS® #: OC19235079
  • 138 Unity
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $702,480
  • 2 Bed, 3 Bath, 1252 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #CV19280619
  • MLS® #: CV19280619
  • 177 Carlow
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • $699,990
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1520 SqFt, 0.03 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW19167043
  • MLS® #: PW19167043
  • 2212 Synergy Drive
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $699,000
  • 2 Bed, 3 Bath, 1414 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #AR19281554
  • MLS® #: AR19281554
  • 58 Claret 21
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $615,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1296 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20004819
  • MLS® #: OC20004819
  • 438 Deerfield Avenue 74
  • Irvine, CA 92606
  • $549,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1134 SqFt, 0.02 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20011203
  • MLS® #: OC20011203
  • 29 Thicket 26
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $545,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1125 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20008869
  • MLS® #: OC20008869
  • 316 Lemon Grove
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • $500,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1100 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19252300
  • MLS® #: OC19252300
  • 154 Clearbrook #24
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $439,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 917 SqFt
  • Residential
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