community where people interact. It isprestigious and very popular. Gated communities generally get higher dollar than non-gated over the years. Irvine is the #1 safest community in the nation this year of cities with a population of more than 100,000. We currently have about 202,000 people and many gated and guard gated communities. I have 28 yrs selling homes in the local community. I live in a gated community as well.
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If you want to ensure a higher rental income, I would choose a home next to the best schools over gated or non-gated. That will also help with re-sale later on.
If it is for re-sale value, owning a home in a gated community will definitely make your home more attractive to potential buyers when it comes time to sell your home. There is a definite impression among home buyers that a gated community means exclusivity and some buyers are willing to pay more for a home to live in a more exclusive community.
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A gated community id definitly a personal preference. Many buyers who look at homes in Irvine do prefer the gated community. I work with buyers in this area and this is a common requirement.
So this would lead you to believe it would help with resale value.
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I agree with both Amanda and Vicki. Being in a gated community in a city like Irvine is a personal choice since it is known to be one of the safest cities in the US.Here are pertinent info re the city that may help you to go gated or not: http://www.cityofirvine.org/about/demographics.asp
Gated communities hhave lots of amenities that are often reflected in higher association dues....tenants typically DO NOT pay these monthly assessments...you do.
The rule of thumb in Irvine for rent is approx. $800 to $1000 per bedroom on nice clean properties.
It is all about ROI.....and finding the right deal.
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