Thanks for your question!
You should start by contacting a real estate agent. I would be happy to help you find a 2-3 bedroom condo in these areas. I grew up in Irvine myself and I am very familiar with the areas around South Coast Plaza.
You could definitely find a nice 2-3 BR condo in your price range. Please send me an email at JamieTian@RodeoRE.com or give me a call at (310) 717-1321 and I would be happy to email you a list of properties in your price range to take a look at, as well as set up viewings for any properties you are interested in. I would also be happy to answer any additional questions you might have about these areas or in general.
You should also speak to a lender about pre-approval if you are looking to take out a loan. I can recommend a few lenders to you if you would like.
I work in Los Angeles as well, so if you would like, I can help you figure out the current market value of your current condo, and speak to you regarding how to market your condo to sell quickly and for the highest price.
Congrats on your new job! And Welcome to Orange County!
I service the North Orange County area, as well as live in North Orange county.
I would be more than happy to assist you with your housing needs.
Sounds like you have a good idea of what your budget will be, but I suggest you get pre approved for a mortgage loan. This way you will be 100% sure what your budget is.
Once you have loan approval/budget as well as what your total out of pocket coats will be you just need a dedicated buyer's agent to begin the home search process for you.
I have a great lender I can refer you to. Please contact me, so I can provide you with her info. NO OBLIGATION.
I wish you the very best.
Kawain Payne, Realtor
First and foremost, thank you for posting a question here on trulia. The right way to start is to get pre-approved for a home loan. Once you know how much you can afford, you will be able to determine which cities you can afford to live in. Do you plan to lease or sell your condo in Los Angeles? If I can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me by phone, email, or text. I am here to help you.
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qualified" letter for you, showing the Maximum amount you can borrow (Sellers require this type
of letter since they don't want to mess around with just a lookee loo).
#2. As a O.C. Realtor, I would then put you on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), where current listed homes for sale are emailed to you immediately. Listing that are all filtered down by your desires e.g.: Location, Max purchase price, Type of home, etc. The MLS is a free service to you
because the sellers pay the commission, and we will present, negotiate, and sell your offer.
#3. Once done, a Sunday drive to the homes surrounding the South Coast Plaza, and surrounding
areas, would give you and your Broker a very good idea of the good, bad, and ugly places to buy.
P.S. Your cities are considered South Orange County, where bad and ugly would be very rare!
P.P.S. When ready to start steps 1, 2 and 3, please call or email me then! Good hunting, Mel Kim,
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The right way to start would be to contact a local Realtor (like me), who is familiar with all areas of Orange County. As a Newport Beach native, and a current resident of Orange, I know all the cities and neighborhoods in the area, and can help you find your perfect home!
I look forward to working with you! Contact me today to get the process started!
Nicole Fedorchek, Realtor
Thank you for posting your question her on Trulia.
I could help guide you. Also it would be a good idea to get pre-qualification. Do you plan on selling your current condo? Did you contact a lender I can help you with the needed steps and point you in the right direction. Please email me or text me your email address and I will send the needed steps to get started. Our company is lone of the top OC specialists for over 20 years. We can help educate you about each area according to your needs. Feel free to contact me. Happy holidays!