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One of the hottest homes on the market right now in Irvine are the residential condos commonly referred to as the Nova Flats.  If you have been looking for newer construction properties at really great price points.  The multi-level condos commonly in the upscale Great Park area of Irvine are often referred to as Novel Park that were built by a variety of homes builders like Taylor Morrison and William Lyon home builder.  Many of these were built between 2019 to 2020 and have a lot to offer with modern smart home features with two car garages.  The area is near the 133 freeway and Irvine Blvd making it an easy commutes to work with lots of walking and biking trails and local parks in the surrounding areas.  The best part about living here for families is

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The demand for those attending UCI, the University of California Irvine has reached an all time high this year.  We have been receiving a lot of calls this summer from students looking for housing around the campus.  What is making things difficult is that the normal low inventory of housing is becoming even more limited which is causing multiple students to bid on the same property.  There are several places that we are recommending when students call in as the best places to look.

First, the Watermarke complex offers some of the lowest price condo rentals near UCI and offers a lot of perks when living here too.  The location is situated off the Jamboree exit off the 405 freeway and within a short bike ride to the campus.  We have been seeing a lot of

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One of the newest places to find brand new construction homes in the Irvine area is the Verenna neighborhood.  It's located in the prestigious Orchard Hills community which offers a guard gated entrance and some good values for those looking for newer homes in the area.  They started building these homes several years ago with four to five bedroom floor plans for buyers to choose from.  On average, these range from 2,503 to 2,766 square feet.  As you can imagine the demand for these homes is very busy since the Irvine Real Estate market has seen a spike in sales with very aggressive bidding on homes being listed for sale.

Orchard Hills offers a really great location that is near the 241 freeway with easy access to the 5 & 405 freeway for those

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Shady Canyon has a strong reputation as being one of the top communities in the Irvine area.  For the most part a large percentage of properties that are currently on the market are listed for sale with a few rental homes as well.  The community does not typically have a large number of rentals available at any given time in part due to it's exclusivity and price range of these homes.  For someone that is new to the area and not sure about where they want to live renting a home in Shady Canyon makes a lot of sense.  There are several options when leasing depending on what you are looking for.

For the most part rentals in Shady Canyon are for long term which is typically a 12 month lease.  This is not a common place where you will find vacation rental

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If you haven't been living in Southern California you may not realize what the Irvine Real Estate market has done in the last 12 months.  It also started with many of the state of home orders hit Southern California and for the first time many Irvine owners had more time to spend in their homes.  As a result of this many started looking at things they wanted to improve or all together looking for another property that might offer more outdoor space, larger backyards, etc.  This was the start to a huge seller's market as buyers started to looking for homes in a big way shortly after the stay at home order.  If you have ever looked for a home in Irvine you know it can be hard to find since there are not a lot of choices to start with.  Combine this with an

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The city of Irvine has several neighborhoods that offer luxury rentals for those looking for an upscale home in a premier neighborhood.  When we talk about luxury we are doing a search for rentals in the Irvine area that are over $10,000 for per month. The large majority of these homes are long term leases where the owners of the properties are asking for a length of a lease for at least 12 months or more.  Some of these properties have negotiable or month-to-month lease terms so we always recommend checking with a local real estate agent to see which properties offer these kind of lease terms.  There are several neighborhoods where we see luxury rentals which are described here.

The most prestigious place to find a luxury rental is in the Shady Canyon

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As real estate prices continue to go up in Southern California it's getting harder to find a home under the $500,000 price point.  There are still several properties that are on the market for sale that can still be purchased in this range if you know where to look. One of the most requested and most affordable places to buy in Irvine is the Watermarke complex.  These are residential condos that feature many one bedrooms condos in the mid $400,000 range.  I'm still surprised how affordable these condos are considering all of the amenities that come with living here that include 3 community pools, fitness center, tennis courts, concierge services, etc.  The location is really great too with a short distance to the 405 freeway and the John Wayne Airport.

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One of the common features that agents have been using in Northern California is sharing info on what properties that have that will be coming on the market.  This was a section on the Multiple Listing Service that was private and not made aware to the general public.  What they found out was that many homes were being sold before they even came on the market.  Agents would be working with clients that were looking for a specific type of property and were able to find these kinds of homes using this private search.  The type of search has trickled down to our local multiple listing service here in Southern California which is starting to impact the makeup of homes that are available in any given city.  For Irvine, the low inventory of homes has got a

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Irvine for the most part doesn't have income properties that many beach communicates will have like duplex, triplex and four-plex units.  There are sill a lot of investment opportunities in Irvine if you know where to look.  With the rise of vacation rental websites like Airbnb and VRBO many Irvine home owners have decided to make their homes available for short term rentals.  This is especially magnified with COVID19 as many California residents are not to travel long distances and instead are electing to do shorter vacations and stay at designated vacation rental homes.  We have seen a huge spike in clients wanting to stay in rental homes for short periods of times all throughout Southern California including Irvine.  It's worth mentioning that many

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A request that we often get from buyers who are looking in the Irvine is wanting to find a home with a main floor Master Bedroom.  This is common request for those who are getting older in age and prefer not to use any stairs.  Many of the homes in Irvine are two stories so what we typically see happening is our clients using the first level for their own Master Bedroom and use the upstairs for family members and grandchildren. There are many homes in the Irvine area that offer main floor bedrooms but are not necessarily designated as the Master Bedroom of the home.  We found the following homes that do offer dedicated Master Bedrooms on the ground level.

One of the most affordable options currently on the market can be found in the Sage at Portola

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