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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43 Properties Found.
Photo of Listing #OC20048268
  • MLS® #: OC20048268
  • 10 Charlotte
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $3,799,900
  • 5 Bed, 6 Bath, 5361 SqFt, 0.32 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19189507
  • MLS® #: OC19189507
  • 5712 Oakley Terrace
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $2,199,000
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 2942 SqFt, 0.25 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20043695
  • MLS® #: OC20043695
  • 26 Aspen Tree Lane
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $1,689,000
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 2869 SqFt, 0.13 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20064369
  • MLS® #: OC20064369
  • 19461 Sierra Lago Road
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $1,499,800
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2016 SqFt, 0.17 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 #OC20015486
  • MLS® #: OC20015486
  • 4 Carnelian
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $1,375,000
  • 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 2833 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20055634
  • MLS® #: OC20055634
  • 5432 Catowba Lane
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $1,375,000
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2252 SqFt, 0.13 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 #OC20061201
  • MLS® #: OC20061201
  • 36 Colonial
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,238,800
  • 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 3117 SqFt, 0.12 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #CV19264354
  • MLS® #: CV19264354
  • 107 Palencia
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • $1,213,990
  • 3 Bed, 4 Bath, 2305 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #DW20050702
  • MLS® #: DW20050702
  • 41 Silkberry
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $1,175,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 1900 SqFt, 0.08 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19266851
  • MLS® #: OC19266851
  • 6 Ticonderoga
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,160,000
  • 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 #TR20030145
  • MLS® #: TR20030145
  • 15 Valley View
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $998,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2417 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20005607
  • MLS® #: PW20005607
  • 23 Orangetip
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $959,900
  • 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 2300 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20009875
  • MLS® #: PW20009875
  • 135 Schick
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $955,900
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 2077 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20054780
  • MLS® #: PW20054780
  • 159 Schick
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $946,990
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 1860 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20038322
  • MLS® #: OC20038322
  • 29 Willowgrove
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $899,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2040 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC19215253
  • MLS® #: OC19215253
  • 8 Hickory Tree Lane
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $865,000
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 1916 SqFt, 0.15 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20054180
  • MLS® #: PW20054180
  • 178 Placemark
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $854,999
  • 3 Bed, 4 Bath, 1991 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20054320
  • MLS® #: PW20054320
  • 228 Placemark
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $824,999
  • 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
  • $799,990
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1594 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20049518
  • MLS® #: OC20049518
  • 14902 Burnham Circle
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $795,000
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 1176 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #CV20012070
  • MLS® #: CV20012070
  • 287 Carlow
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • $753,990
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1527 SqFt, 0.04 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW19281642
  • MLS® #: PW19281642
  • 220 Placemark
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $749,999
  • 2 Bed, 4 Bath, 1674 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20047549
  • MLS® #: OC20047549
  • 15 Wellesley 21
  • 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 #OC20023264
  • MLS® #: OC20023264
  • 14792 Waverly Lane
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $695,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 800 SqFt, 0.12 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW19229159
  • MLS® #: PW19229159
  • 6 Goldenbush
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $688,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1464 SqFt, 0.02 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20036278
  • MLS® #: PW20036278
  • 8 Starfall 12
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $685,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1412 SqFt, 0.03 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20030353
  • MLS® #: OC20030353
  • 116 Orchard
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • $658,000
  • 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 867 SqFt, 0.07 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20057036
  • MLS® #: OC20057036
  • 17202 Citron
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $649,888
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1224 SqFt, 0.07 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20054719
  • MLS® #: OC20054719
  • 12 Cresthaven 34-g
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $649,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1446 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20054260
  • MLS® #: PW20054260
  • 303 Placemark
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $627,999
  • 2 Bed, 3 Bath, 1076 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20034400
  • MLS® #: OC20034400
  • 39 Lehigh Aisle 134
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $618,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1017 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20046630
  • MLS® #: OC20046630
  • 24 Vassar Aisle 27
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $618,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1017 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20035156
  • MLS® #: OC20035156
  • 14 Thicket 68
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $599,900
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1260 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20018678
  • MLS® #: OC20018678
  • 55 Fallingstar 200
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $588,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1227 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20048826
  • MLS® #: OC20048826
  • 100 Cartier Aisle
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $575,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1197 SqFt, 0.03 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20044475
  • MLS® #: OC20044475
  • 19 Greenfield 2
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $539,888
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1159 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #20564276
  • MLS® #: 20564276
  • 127 Greenfield 120
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $509,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1159 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW20054473
  • MLS® #: PW20054473
  • 34 Windjammer 14
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $475,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 917 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC20049259
  • MLS® #: OC20049259
  • 17 Golden Glen Street 64
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $449,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 862 SqFt
  • Residential
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