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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37 Properties Found.
Photo of Listing #OC22129108
  • MLS® #: OC22129108
  • 56 Harrison
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • $3,390,000
  • 5 Bed, 6 Bath, 4937 SqFt, 0.16 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22160221
  • MLS® #: OC22160221
  • 8 Hibiscus
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $2,619,999
  • 5 Bed, 5 Bath, 3767 SqFt, 0.16 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22162723
  • MLS® #: OC22162723
  • 10 Candlebush
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $2,499,900
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 3141 SqFt, 0.18 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22169279
  • MLS® #: OC22169279
  • 152 Willowbend
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $2,200,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2628 SqFt, 0.12 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #NP22167345
  • MLS® #: NP22167345
  • 5422 Kenosha Lane
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $2,188,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2050 SqFt, 0.14 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #WS22163672
  • MLS® #: WS22163672
  • 9 Twin Br
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $2,180,000
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 3449 SqFt, 0.16 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PF22129320
  • MLS® #: PF22129320
  • 15332 Montpellier Avenue
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $1,998,000
  • 6 Bed, 5 Bath, 3700 SqFt, 0.14 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22172857
  • MLS® #: OC22172857
  • 125 Willowbend
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $1,899,999
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2268 SqFt, 0.09 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22166447
  • MLS® #: OC22166447
  • 12 Oakdale
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $1,880,000
  • 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 3009 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #WS22071661
  • MLS® #: WS22071661
  • 4 Field
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,830,000
  • 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 2488 SqFt, 0.17 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22116401
  • MLS® #: OC22116401
  • 36 Sunlight
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $1,775,500
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1973 SqFt, 0.14 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22126759
  • MLS® #: OC22126759
  • 11 Rosslyn
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,739,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2400 SqFt, 0.15 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22169296
  • MLS® #: OC22169296
  • 5252 Royale Avenue
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $1,688,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2617 SqFt, 0.14 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22157104
  • MLS® #: OC22157104
  • 11 Alameda
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,549,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2474 SqFt, 0.12 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22147863
  • MLS® #: OC22147863
  • 5012 Paseo De Vega
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $1,545,000
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 1702 SqFt, 0.12 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22144768
  • MLS® #: OC22144768
  • 23 Abeto
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,500,000
  • 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 2951 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #LG22116080
  • MLS® #: LG22116080
  • 3141 Michelson Drive # 1304
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $1,495,000
  • 2 Bed, 3 Bath, 2063 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22130522
  • MLS® #: OC22130522
  • 3 Cannes
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $1,488,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2187 SqFt, 0.14 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22146367
  • MLS® #: OC22146367
  • 14941 Athel Avenue
  • Irvine, CA 92606
  • $1,399,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2247 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22157862
  • MLS® #: OC22157862
  • 55 Bluejay
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $1,350,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2022 SqFt, 0.1 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW22124582
  • MLS® #: PW22124582
  • 419 Ridgeway
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,288,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 1864 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22168927
  • MLS® #: OC22168927
  • 18 Wayfarer
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $1,259,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1571 SqFt, 0.07 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #CV22155890
  • MLS® #: CV22155890
  • 157 Placemark
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $1,220,000
  • 3 Bed, 4 Bath, 1991 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22128396
  • MLS® #: OC22128396
  • 23 Dartmouth # 28
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $1,119,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1524 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22112360
  • MLS® #: OC22112360
  • 4472 Robinwood Circle
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $1,100,000
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 1176 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22117242
  • MLS® #: OC22117242
  • 113 Stanford Court # 51
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $1,050,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1354 SqFt, 0.02 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22164786
  • MLS® #: OC22164786
  • 5 Milazzo
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,039,900
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1385 SqFt, 0.06 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22159374
  • MLS® #: OC22159374
  • 22 Augusta
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,000,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1273 SqFt, 0.08 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22062012
  • MLS® #: OC22062012
  • 12 Windrow
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • $995,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1445 SqFt, 0.06 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #NP22140239
  • MLS® #: NP22140239
  • 8 Highland View # 3
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $915,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1523 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #TR22064961
  • MLS® #: TR22064961
  • 32 Elksford Avenue # 2
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $829,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1091 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22165373
  • MLS® #: OC22165373
  • 372 Monroe # 198
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $825,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1336 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #WS22117689
  • MLS® #: WS22117689
  • 1216 Timberwood
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $809,999
  • 2 Bed, 3 Bath, 1267 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #TR22141382
  • MLS® #: TR22141382
  • 222 Placemark
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $799,900
  • 2 Bed, 3 Bath, 1076 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22133156
  • MLS® #: OC22133156
  • 149 Rockwood # 44
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $728,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1355 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #RS22156053
  • MLS® #: RS22156053
  • 156 Echo Run # 70
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $519,999
  • 1 Bed, 1 Bath, 715 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC22167592
  • MLS® #: OC22167592
  • 1233 Scholarship
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $488,000
  • 1 Bed, 1 Bath, 610 SqFt
  • Residential
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