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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34 Properties Found.
Photo of Listing #OC21231083
  • MLS® #: OC21231083
  • 9 Nidden
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $3,480,000
  • 5 Bed, 5 Bath, 3259 SqFt, 0.43 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21180638
  • MLS® #: OC21180638
  • 5116 Scholarship
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $2,688,000
  • 3 Bed, 4 Bath, 2685 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #WS21207523
  • MLS® #: WS21207523
  • 164 Willowbend
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $1,950,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2642 SqFt, 0.09 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21201928
  • MLS® #: OC21201928
  • 40 Cedar Tree Lane
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $1,790,000
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 3334 SqFt, 0.14 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21226326
  • MLS® #: OC21226326
  • 40 Lee
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,699,000
  • 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 2939 SqFt, 0.15 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21228599
  • MLS® #: OC21228599
  • 4 Carnelian
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • $1,645,000
  • 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 2833 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21220672
  • MLS® #: OC21220672
  • 13 Ramada
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,618,880
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2794 SqFt, 0.13 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21185714
  • MLS® #: OC21185714
  • 18775 Paseo Picasso
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $1,499,800
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2208 SqFt, 0.09 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21233176
  • MLS® #: OC21233176
  • 1 Centaurus # 12
  • Irvine, CA 92603
  • $1,449,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2630 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW21182784
  • MLS® #: PW21182784
  • 15 Wickland
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,425,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2211 SqFt, 0.1 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21200001
  • MLS® #: OC21200001
  • 22 Brookstone
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $1,349,900
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 1900 SqFt, 0.1 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21191995
  • MLS® #: OC21191995
  • 33 Hunter
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,320,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2656 SqFt, 0.12 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #WS21225552
  • MLS® #: WS21225552
  • 5 Taylor
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,299,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2566 SqFt, 0.12 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21205683
  • MLS® #: OC21205683
  • 16 Whitney
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,288,000
  • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 2363 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21217479
  • MLS® #: OC21217479
  • 1 Bragg
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,250,000
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 1898 SqFt, 0.12 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21170487
  • MLS® #: OC21170487
  • 39 Diamante
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,244,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1915 SqFt, 0.1 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21216032
  • MLS® #: OC21216032
  • 7 Ponderosa
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $1,195,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1713 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #WS21153267
  • MLS® #: WS21153267
  • 3831 Hemmingway Avenue
  • Irvine, CA 92606
  • $1,165,000
  • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2268 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21231035
  • MLS® #: OC21231035
  • 248 Carlow
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • $1,148,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1579 SqFt, 0.04 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21233598
  • MLS® #: OC21233598
  • 19 Richmond
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,075,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1370 SqFt, 0.1 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW21231827
  • MLS® #: PW21231827
  • 14925 Doheny Circle
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $1,049,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1516 SqFt, 0.11 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW21228974
  • MLS® #: PW21228974
  • 17 Atlanta
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $1,000,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1502 SqFt, 0.12 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21213848
  • MLS® #: OC21213848
  • 46 Grant
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $998,888
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1738 SqFt, 0.12 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #320007990
  • MLS® #: 320007990
  • 3 Alderwood # 2
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $949,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1889 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21202722
  • MLS® #: OC21202722
  • 4912 Gainsport Circle
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $899,000
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 1200 SqFt, 0.12 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21228382
  • MLS® #: OC21228382
  • 27 Tanglewood Drive
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $890,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1655 SqFt, 0.05 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW21216409
  • MLS® #: PW21216409
  • 4 Harvest
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $825,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1250 SqFt, 0.06 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21232253
  • MLS® #: OC21232253
  • 10 Windwood # 20
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $789,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1234 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #LG21201425
  • MLS® #: LG21201425
  • 3131 Michelson Drive # 1407
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $779,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1300 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #LG21234510
  • MLS® #: LG21234510
  • 3141 Michelson Drive # 303
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $750,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1400 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21222286
  • MLS® #: OC21222286
  • 6 Chamomile
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $748,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1055 SqFt, 0.06 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #OC21140139
  • MLS® #: OC21140139
  • 3141 Michelson Drive # 305
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • $649,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1249 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #PW21226342
  • MLS® #: PW21226342
  • 44 Lakepines
  • Irvine, CA 92620
  • $585,000
  • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1204 SqFt, 0.02 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #IG21177236
  • MLS® #: IG21177236
  • 57 Elksford Avenue # 4
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • $575,000
  • 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 900 SqFt
  • Residential
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