You have picked a great city, Irvine. It has all the facilities for children and adults; we are not too far from the famous beaches and mountains for skiing. The timing couldnâ€™t be better as the interest rates are currently at historic low. You could wait for 2-3 years till you move here or another idea can be to acquire the property before that time and rent/lease it. You will have to do the ROI to see how that works for you financially. I have people on my team which can assist, but the decision will be yours. Engaging early a knowledgeable Realtor who is local and knows Irvine market can certainly be an asset. I have traveled, lived abroad and settled in Irvine and can share some prospectives which may help you.
Good luck on your search.