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Fri Aug 7, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Kathy, if you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to study and compare. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

The rentals in Irvine start from $1,900 for 2bd 2ba condo and up. The purchase in Irvine start from 339k for 2bd 1.5ba condo which is as low as $1,700 down payment with a minimum 640 fico score @339k.

These links may assist you with crime statistics:

Theses links should have the answers to any questions you may have on schools:

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

You will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program up to 417k. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score or even 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI) up to 417k.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

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Wed Jul 1, 2015
Alexander Greer answered:
Just so you are aware, you are posting this on the forum. This is not a Trulia contact us section. That is why they are contacting you.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079
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Sun Jun 28, 2015
Danielle Halpern answered:
I think parents sitting in an idling cars waiting for their kids around all the schools in the area
is something we should all discourage
We have many recent new immigrants here, that compared to their homeland
thier is no problem here!
Kids w asthma shouldn't have the air around the schools so toxic

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Thu Apr 30, 2015
NorthparkSQ asked:
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Tue Nov 25, 2014
Deepak Chauhan answered:
MLS search results are revised every 10 minutes or so. Please sign up for the property search and save your favorite listings. Revised statues or new additions to your criteria search will be sent to you daily. Here is the address to log in for property search, feel free to contact if your have any Qs, consider buying a brand new home ...


Deepak Chauhan
Cell/Text: 949 748-9834
Realty ONE Group Irvine
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Thu Nov 20, 2014
John Connor answered:
Oh this isn't hard at all. I had a neighbor who liked to host swim lessons in her backyard pool. Her business got really big and she had all sorts of problems with parking. It got really bad to the point I couldn't back out of my driveway. So I had all the cars on the street towed. ... more
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Wed Oct 22, 2014
Alia Rabat answered:
you can move to Woodbridge or University Park, These areas are very family oriented and affordable
. If you like to go more up in prices, You can also go to Turtle Rock, You can find more one level homes and it is highly family oriented
Please contact me for any Real Estate Service
Alia @714 728 3339
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Wed Oct 22, 2014
Alia Rabat answered:
I advise to go to University Park, It is a very family oriented neighberhood and you can find an affordable Home That suits your criteria
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Sat May 10, 2014
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Sarah Masri answered:
Dear Smobayed,

Yes it is possible to hire a full time nanny live-out. And it is possible to hire a live-in nanny.

I have included a few websites for your review that let you know the rules and pay for a live-in nanny and if you'd like recommendations to point you in the right direction I would be glad to help.

Thank you,
Sarah Shahrazad Masri

Aspero Realty
+1 (949) 614-3844
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Fri Oct 4, 2013
Ingrid Ski Realtor answered:
Hi Herro,

There are quite a few homes in irvine that are available. Irvine has the best schools in all of California
Do you have any pets? This I would need to know as well
There is a list of information you will need to have to get all your paperwork together for the lease application
Want to put you in the best light especially when there is more than one person applying for the same home
I do work in irvine and have gotten many people a place to lease. I have been doing this for over 25 years

Talk to you soon

Ingrid Ski Realtor
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Fri Oct 4, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
People working with multiple agents is a very common event and probably best justified when the buyer is covering a broad area that may not include locations that an agent is familiar with.

However, when buyers are playing games and don't have the integrity to be up front and share this information with an explanation.....well, they simply lose my attention. If your time is too valuable to serve as a back up agent a parting of the ways may be in order.


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Tue May 7, 2013
Rekha Shah answered:
You definitely get the best value for your $ for sq. ft. Because of safe city to raise family as well as the best education for the children from preschool to collage level
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Rekha Shah answered:

That property for lease is avaiable.
If you send me your specifics I can send you more listings. I work out of that area. I've been a residance of Irvine for 20+ years.
Hope to hear from you soon.

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Mon Jan 21, 2013
MJ Omidbakhsh answered:
The one that you have equity on. Irvine has had better appreciation than Marina Del Ray. If I were you and if you had equity in both condos, I would sell them both and get a 2 bedroom or even more. Now is the time, you should take advantage of low interest rates. It makes a huge difference to get a mortgage at lower interest rates even one percent makes a huge difference.
If you need more information, please give me a call, I am local agent in Irvine.
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Keith Jones answered:
Try sending info to homes for sale.
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Thu Sep 13, 2012
Rekha Shah answered:
Hello Alfredfong,

Are you still looking into El Camino Real area. I'm a residance in that area since 1990. To be honest in Irvine for that area you get more for your $ for per sq. ft. price. Rooms are bigger than some of the new built, homes are not that close to each other, backyard space is reasonable,schools are close by like elementary, middle & HS. Call me directly .

Rekha Shah
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Wed Jul 18, 2012
Marsha Morris answered:
Hello Mdelprince,

I don't think you can go wrong living at the Villa Siena or any of the places near The Irvine Spectrum. It's a great place to live and conveniently located near many shops and restaurants. Another place you might look at are the mid-rise condos along Jamboree (like The Watermarke). They come with great amenities and appears to be a convenient place to live as well. Let me know if you need any rental listings. Good Luck with your new business!

Marsha Morris

Realty Benefit
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Jackie Moody answered:
Hello Dglyn:Yes Sonoma Aisle is still an apartment community. If you are looking for a rental, I can help you find something if you like. I have lists of available prperties for lease.
I a realtor in the Irvine area and have been a realtor in the OC area for over 25 years. WOuld love to talk to you and see if I ca be of help to you in your search.
Coldwell Banker Platinum Properties
949-202-8056 -email
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