Now there is a high demand for single story or master down SFR's because so many empty nesters are downsizing. My suggestion would be if you absolutely need this option and want to stay in these areas, then pay the additional premium for the home knowing that it's resale value will remain strong since there is such a high and growing demand for these homes. If these homes are in excellent condition and upgraded they sell very fast so you will need a realtor who ungerstands the local market and has specific knowledge on how to get your offer accepted in a multiple offer situation.
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Wasn't always the case though. You'll find the older neighborhoods more likely to have single story homes because the were built at a time when there were less buyers and those buyers demanded more yard and open space.
Not saying you can't find a large single story home in these areas, sometimes even newer, its just that they are a little rarer because of the cost inefficiencies in building them. And as you've found, when you do find them, they go quick and for top dollar.
If you really want single story or at least master downstairs, I'd suggest looking more at the older established neighborhoods in Newport Beach proper and CDM.
OC Homes Realty
We don't have to wait for other agents to list homes, I can help you & also include pre-foreclosure homes not on the market YET & potentially wipe out buyer competition.
Shoot me an email directly if you'd like to talk about this further, I don't look back on this same Trulia thread for answers posted after mine.
Emily S. Knell
Realtor Since 1996
Realty ONE Group
Short Sale Specialist - 99.8% success rate
Please let me know if you'd like help.
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I'd be happy to assist you with your home search. There are a number of homes available in the communities that you indicated interest in. I invite you to contact me at the number below so that we can meet to discuss your needs further.
Birgit O'Hearn, Realtor
Windermere Real Estate SoCal
Where you should search is really dependent on what you want and where you want to be.
I would be happy to talk to you and give recommendations once I have more understanding of your needs and goals.
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