University Town Center

The University Town Center area is ideal for college and high school students attending University High School and the University of California Irvine college campus.

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One of the common features that is now starting to be sold with homes in Irvine are solar panels.  It was only a few years back when there was a limited number of properties being sold with panels but this is not the case anymore.  In fact, when the green movement moving full speed ahead many owners are looking to do their part in utilizing the many sunny days that we have here in Irvine to their advantage.  One thing that is still the same is that some buyers still don't understand what it means to buy a home with panels on it as there are a variety of situations that it can be transferred to the new buyer.  We will go over a few of these options here.

First, the most common way current homeowners have solar panels on their home is by leasing them.

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If you ever get a chance to fly into the John Wayne Airport (SNA) is worth a try since it offers a more leisurely experience from the hustle and bustle of LAX airport.  The location is actually near some of the best condo buildings in the Irvine area and the airport has taken great measures to minimize the noise when taking off and landing here.  This area is also very popular with students going to UCI which saw a housing shortage this year causing many of our clients to look for rentals in this area.  One of the most affordable and popular places to live is the Watermarke condo building.  Real Estate prices are the driving factor with condo sales that still can be found in the $400,000 range with rental properties in the low $2,000 a month price point.

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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 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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One of the newest things to pop up in recent weeks is a public virtual open houses.  This is different concept than a traditional open house where anyone can just drop by and go into the house.  One of things that is the same is that the home is open during a certain time, typically from 12 noon to 4pm or so.  Typically you will have a real estate agent that is at the home and will have present to do a virtual walk through of the home with online software like Zoom that allows multiple people to engage with the real estate agent. This is typically how it works.

A link is sent to the prospective buyer via the real estate agent.  The buyer clicks on the link and engages with the real estate agent during the times of the open house.  This would be similar

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School is getting back in full swing and many students will be attending the University of California Irvine campus.  We have been getting many calls for students looking for housing located within a short radius to the college.  The most popular location is the University Town Center that has popular communities like Oxford Courts, Princetown Townhomes, Columbia Square and Cambridge Court.  For those looking to rent in these four communities expect rental prices to start just above $2,000 a month for a two bedroom condo that will be around 1,000 square feet of living space.  Two bedroom units will normally rent up to around $2,600 with three bedroom units in the $2,600 to $3,200 a month range.  The three bedroom condos are some of the most sought after

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The Irvine University Town Center is a great places to look for residential condos near the University of California Irvine campus.  The area features 4 individual neighborhoods that offer a variety of townhouses and condos that buyers to choose from that include Columbia Square, Oxford Court, Cambridge Court and Princeton Townhouses.  This is a prime area located within walking distance to the University High School and the UCI campus.  Many students who are fortunate enough to be able to afford to be a place in Irvine prefer this area due to the close proximity to college.  

Real Estate prices currently start at $410,000 for a two bedroom condo located in the Columbia Square neighborhood.  The Oxford Court area features two bedrooms condos starting

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