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Market Conditions in Irvine : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Nov 15, 2014
Paul Youssef answered:
I can help by finding you a seller financed house. I'll get the seller to finance 80-90% of the loan @ competitive to bank rates or better.

Check my website.
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Sun Nov 9, 2014
Deepak Chauhan answered:
The CRMLS records are updated very frequently, Trulia data is sometimes not the latest information, no secret about it. The reason Sellers and Buyers like this site is the fluency and easy maneuverability

For latest property data you can search according to your own criteria and affordability. Feel free to contact me so I can regularly send you the up-to-date list of New, Revised, Active, Back up, Pending and sold listings.

I can also provide you the information for the New Built Homes in Southern CA


Deepak Chauhan
Realty ONE Group Inc. Irvine CA
Call/Text: 949 748 9834

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Sat Aug 16, 2014
David LaVallee answered:
I've actually lived in the Quail Hill area for years and I certainly wouldn't say that the gorgeous homes here are overvalued, but I do think that a few homeowners here have set their prices a little ahead of the market. I could go into greater detail but I'll keep this short:

-If you're looking to buy in the area, you'll easily find something fairly priced that will only appreciate in value as Irvine continues to be a world class city.

-If you're looking to sell your home in Quail Hill, be sure the agent you're listing with is being honest with what your home will most likely fetch in the current market. Too many agents will quote you a higher price solely to get the listing from you and then your home will sit there for months not selling. Be realistic with what your home is worth and try not to fall into the overpriced trap we did years ago before the market crashed.

Hope this helped!
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Tue May 27, 2014
Nicole Fedorchek answered:
Hi, Roselani-
Looks like you might be a UCI student looking for housing? Or UCI faculty/staff? Well, you have come to the right place!

I have worked extensively in the student-housing market, and I am very familiar with Irvine in general.

I see that you have a great answer below from Shelli- she is outstanding in these areas as well. We work together, so please do not hesitate to contact either one of us for your rental needs!

Nicole Fedorchek, Realtor
Tarbell Realtors
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Sun May 4, 2014
Shelli Banko answered:
Hello! This area is a wonderful area if you are looking to be close to everything (airport, freeways, etc.) You won't find your wonderful yard or your 2 car garage where you can wash your car in front of at this location. It all depends on what you are looking for! In my opinion, this is a perfect location for the person without children. You have everything close by! But, if you have children, you might want to consider another area of Irvine, such as Northwood or Woodbridge. They are much more family friendly. Yards, pools, community events, etc.
Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions. I would love to find you a great home that meets all of your needs!


Shelli Banko
Tarbell Realtors
BRE #01942154
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Sun Mar 2, 2014
Jackie Rubio asked:
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Wed Jan 29, 2014
Calvin Mackey answered:

Let me know if you are in need of more information about the property specifically or the general area. I would be more than happy to assist you.
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
Cynthia Wong answered:
Hi Alexandra,

I'm not sure what your question is, if you are looking for something in Orange County, I can help! Please give me a call.

Cynthia Wong, Keller Williams Realty
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Mon May 13, 2013
Rekha Shah answered:
Hello Durga,
In my opinion rise in home price is very temporary bubble. It may last for 12 months or may be less. Since it is low inventory , buyers are grabing once they like it, human physcogly plays a
role too. No one wants to loose, once
Agents are selling same homes which could not sale last year. Any invesent made in IR CAMNOT GO WRONG.
Feel free to contact me at 949-202-6106 or email me
they like something. They bit higher.
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
MJ Omidbakhsh answered:
The sooner you do a short sale, the better it is for you! I've been helping many homeowners with the short sale and in some cases, I've been able to get money for the owners from the bank depending on the bank, I even got $30k for a homeowner. I am local and I live and work in Irvine, call me and we can talk about it in details. (949) 514-4177 MJ ... more
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Jamie Tian answered:
Hello Ali,

I would be happy to compile a list of gated communities available for sale in Irvine for you at no cost!

Please feel free to contact me at (310) 717-1321 or at anytime with your contact info and property criteria/requirements or with any questions regarding real estate.

Best Regards,

Jamie Tian
Rodeo Realty
(310) 717-1321
DRE #01920120
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
MJ Omidbakhsh answered:
The market has picked up for sure some cities more than others. Orange county as a whole has about 23% increase comparing to November 2010. If you are curious about your area for your zip code WI, contact me and I would be happy to give you a detailed report. Call me at: 949-514-4177 ... more
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Felix Hung answered:

You will always find good and bad reviews on google for all builders. If you want to find good reviews - you'll find them; if you want to find bad reviews - you'll also find those.

William Lyon as other builders all have inspections done to ensure they're being built to code. You get to pick and design the inside of the home - so you are dictating how it will look. The materials aren't usually anything spectacular or particularly special; it's just custom to how you like it.

Personally, I like William Lyon homes and have not heard anything bad about them but I am sure they're not perfect.

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Thu Nov 3, 2011
Marlene Dietrich answered:
What is normal? For Many years, a home would be a home and would only go up a minimal amount. Then all of a sudden instead of going up equal with inflation, it would go up at an average of 5-6% then it went to 15% a year. Now it is dropping. It seems to be leveling off. I would like to see it go back to 2-3% but we will have to wait til the job market is back to 5% ... more
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Tue Nov 1, 2011
Susan Blanford answered:
From whom did you purchase your home? Contact your realtor and have him/her gather comparable sales to find out if your home did or did not increase in value. In my county, one would request an appeals hearing/meeting and present the information to the county for an adjustment in the tax value. Good luck. ... more
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Thu Jul 28, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
I, as a "landlord" and "investor" also, would have to say that it's all about location or whatever gives you warm fuzzies. I don't buy into the "Avoid Condos" philosophy anymore than I agree with folks who slam "Manufactured Housing" which I've made a very lucrative career out of for the past 3 decades as a general & manufactured home contractor, dealer, developer, RE broker and investor/landlord.

Now if you were considering a condo in a hi rise condo that's half vacant and you'd be stuck sharing the entire HOA burden amortized among the survivors that might not be such a good deal. But if the Condo development was in good condition and well maintained with few vacancies and a reasonable HOA outlay there's absolutely nothing wrong with them.

I still think you should consider the North San Diego area however. There's so many good deals in this area right now that won't be here in the near future. Keep it in mind. I commuted back and forth between North County and Newport Beach for 5 years until I was able to relocate my biz down here.
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Mon Jun 20, 2011
Philip Kang answered:
Homes prices year-to-year have gone down but prices in May have increased since April. Average cost of rental units have also increased for the same time period.
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Mon May 16, 2011
Ingrid Ski Realtor answered:
Hello Juhi, You should have a discussion with an agent who can talk to you or show you about your neighborhood, tract, and what is happening in the city of Irvine. I make it very easy to understand and also go over the internet websites with you about which ones that do not have accurate information. You will want to have this information to help make the right decision for you. As you have seen on the news Orange county has stayed the same about even, whicle Los Angeles has gone up about 3%, Riverside and San Bernardino have gone down 3-5%. Irvine has held pretty stable, especially for their great schools.. How else can I help you? Talk to you soon Ingrid Ski Realtor ... more
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Wed May 4, 2011
Michael Abram answered:
Hello Terri,

One thing you can consider is that if you have at least 20-30% equity in your current residence, you could use your current property as a rental to help qualify for your home loan. The additional income will help your buying power and get you into a home that may possiblity be out of your price range based on your current salary.

Michael Abram
First Capital Mortgage
NMLS #235050
Direct: (310) 434-1718
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Sat Jun 27, 2009
Cynthia Fleming answered:
My recommendation would be CBRE or the Irvine Co. But I hear Irvine Co is struggling right now.
As is everyone in this market.
Good luck with you endeavors! If you ever need an agent to refer your residential clients, I'd be happy to assist! Cynthia :) ... more
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