Irvine, CA Real Estate News

By Debbie Sagorin, Marketing Irvine to the Highest Level
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
In today's digital age, it's tempting to rely on automated home valuation tools like Zestimates for a quick estimate of your home's worth. While convenient, these tools often miss the mark. As one of the top Irvine real estate agents, I recently listed and sold two homes at prices significantly higher than their Zestimates.These Zillow print-screens are from 30 Autumnleaf #68, Irvine, CA 92614. Printscreens of the Zestimates for the other Irvine home is at the end of this post.Here's why you should consult a local expert for a more accurate valuation.The Limitations of Zestimates Lack of Local Market Knowledge: Zestimates are generated through algorithms that don't have the nuanced understanding of local Irvine market trends. Inaccurate Data: These tools often rely on outdated or incorr...
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By Debbie Sagorin, Marketing Irvine to the Highest Level
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
ūüćā Exciting news, friends and neighbors! The fall issue of Inside Irvine is here, and it's packed with all kinds of goodies for you to explore. Visit InsideIrvine to find out the latest about the City Council's exciting expansion plans, and how you might have a say in the shift to district elections. ūüŹõÔłŹEver been curious about the newly renovated Cattle Camp at Bommer Canyon Preserve? Well, now's your chance to see it! And speaking of bragging rights, did you know that for the eighth year in a row, the City of Irvine's park system has ranked among the top 10 in the nation? ūüĆ≥ Thanks, Trust for Public Land!If you're looking to fill your calendar with fun, don't forget to browse through the fall Activity Guide. From city classes to seasonal events and programs, there's something for everyone...
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By Debbie Sagorin, Marketing Irvine to the Highest Level
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
ūüŹ† Home prices making headlines? ūüďąūüíł Confused by conflicting information? Here's the real story behind those flashy titles which will hopefully help you make sense of the market! ūüßź‚úÖ¬†Home prices are often a hot topic in the news, especially in high-demand areas like Irvine. With so many misleading headlines, it can be tough to know what's truly happening in the real estate market. That's why I've created a short video to clarify the facts and help you understand the real story behind those attention-grabbing titles. You can watch the video below: Irvine Real Estate: Demand and ListingsIrvine real estate is currently in high demand, and it's not hard to see why. Known for its beautiful communities, Irvine offers something for everyone. If you're interested in exploring the available propert...
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By Deepak Chauhan Asso-Broker, MLO, Your Solution-Oriented Realtor
(Versailles Property)
Remembering the Brave: A Tribute to Those Who Stood Against Evil In times of darkness, it is often the courage and determination of a few that brings light and hope to the world. One such figure was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German theologian and vocal opponent of Hitler's Nazi dictatorship. Bonhoeffer's powerful words serve as a reminder that silence and inaction in the face of evil are not without consequence. This blog post pays tribute to those who sacrificed their lives to save millions, honoring the known and unknown heroes who did not come home. The Power of Words and Actions: Bonhoeffer's words, "Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act," resonate deeply within us. They remind us that remaining silent...
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By Debbie Sagorin, Marketing Irvine to the Highest Level
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
If you're in the market for a new home and safety is your top priority, look no further than Irvine, California. Irvine is widely regarded as one of the safest cities in the United States, and for good reason.According to data released by the FBI in October 2022, Irvine has the lowest per capita violent crime rate of any city in the nation with a population of 250,000 or more. (See the list of safest cities here.) This marks the 17th consecutive year that Irvine has held this distinction.One of the key reasons behind Irvine's safety is its well-funded and well-staffed police department. The department is committed to ensuring public safety and keeping the community protected at all times.But safety is not the only thing Irvine has to offer. The city is home to numerous parks, hiking tra...
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By Debbie Sagorin, Marketing Irvine to the Highest Level
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
‚ÄĘInside Irvine‚Äôs spring issue is now available online at https://snip.ly/6kt9zo and will soon be delivered to residents' mailboxes.¬†‚ÄĘ Readers can learn about the City's efforts in mitigating climate change, how the Venta Spur Bridge connects Woodbury with Great Park Neighborhoods, and why Irvine has been recognized as a great place to work for two consecutive years.¬†‚ÄĘ The Spring Activity Guide provides a list of City classes, camps, and programs happening this season; all activities are also previewable on https://snip.ly/tkmfnu before registration opens on Tuesday February 15th.
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By Debbie Sagorin, Marketing Irvine to the Highest Level
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Purchasing a house in Irvine, (or pretty much anywhere), can be an incredibly daunting process, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed with all of the decisions that need to be made. Before purchasing a home, there are three essential tips that potential buyers should keep in mind. Firstly. It’s important to consider your budget and figure out what you can realistically afford. It's equally important to ask a lender for a pre-approval letter showing the maximum home price you can buy. If you’re not paying cash for a home, this pre-approval letter must accompany the offer you make on a listing. Secondly, increasing your credit score is an important step to take if you want to reduce the amount of interest you pay on your mortgage loan. Having a high credit score can often mean the difference ...
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By Marcus Anderson, Mortgage Broker & Agent | Westside Los Angeles, CA
(MortgageBrokerSantaMonica.com)
Eastwood Irvine Homes for SaleSearch the newest Eastwood Irvine Homes for Sale & real estate listings. If you would like more information on any of these Eastwood Irvine real estate listings, just click on a property to access the full details. From there, you can request more information or schedule a tour. And we'd be happy to provide you with disclosures, past sales history, dates and prices of properties which have recently sold nearby, and more, so just let us know how we can help!And, for your convenience, feel free to register for a free account to receive email alerts whenever new Eastwood Irvine listings come on the market that match your specific criteria.To view Eastwood Irvine Homes for SaleUseful Links: Beverly Hills Houses for Sale / Beverly Hills Homes for Sale / Houses f...
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By Marcus Anderson, Mortgage Broker & Agent | Westside Los Angeles, CA
(MortgageBrokerSantaMonica.com)
Los Olivos Irvine Homes for SaleSearch the newest Los Olivos Irvine Homes for Sale & real estate listings. If you would like more information on any of these Los Olivos Irvine real estate listings, just click on a property to access the full details. From there, you can request more information or schedule a tour. And we'd be happy to provide you with disclosures, past sales history, dates and prices of properties which have recently sold nearby, and more, so just let us know how we can help!And, for your convenience, feel free to register for a free account to receive email alerts whenever new Los Olivos Irvine listings come on the market that match your specific criteria.To view Los Olivos Irvine Homes for SaleUseful Links: Beverly Hills Houses for Sale / Beverly Hills Homes for Sale ...
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By Marcus Anderson, Mortgage Broker & Agent | Westside Los Angeles, CA
(MortgageBrokerSantaMonica.com)
Northpark Irvine Homes for SaleSearch the newest Northpark Irvine Homes for Sale & real estate listings. If you would like more information on any of these Northpark Irvine real estate listings, just click on a property to access the full details. From there, you can request more information or schedule a tour. And we'd be happy to provide you with disclosures, past sales history, dates and prices of properties which have recently sold nearby, and more, so just let us know how we can help!And, for your convenience, feel free to register for a free account to receive email alerts whenever new Northpark Irvine listings come on the market that match your specific criteria.To view Northpark Irvine Homes for SaleUseful Links: Beverly Hills Houses for Sale / Beverly Hills Homes for Sale / Hou...
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By Marcus Anderson, Mortgage Broker & Agent | Westside Los Angeles, CA
(MortgageBrokerSantaMonica.com)
Homes for Sale in Westpark Irvine CASearch the newest Homes for Sale in Westpark Irvine CA & real estate listings. If you would like more information on any of these Westpark Irvine CA real estate listings, just click on a property to access the full details. From there, you can request more information or schedule a tour. And we'd be happy to provide you with disclosures, past sales history, dates and prices of properties which have recently sold nearby, and more, so just let us know how we can help!And, for your convenience, feel free to register for a free account to receive email alerts whenever new Westpark Irvine CA listings come on the market that match your specific criteria.To view Homes for Sale in Westpark Irvine CAUseful Links: Beverly Hills Houses for Sale / Beverly Hills H...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
I received one of those emails we all get about what happened on this date you know the photo reminders.... Well five years ago there was no Covid lockdown, no fear instilled in people, and we had a great gathering of the Berkshire Hathaway crew.I still remember grabbing a few of those glasses from her dress:)) Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxur...
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By Debbie Sagorin, Marketing Irvine to the Highest Level
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The summer issue of Inside Irvine is available online and arriving in Irvine residents' mailboxes soon! Pick up this issue to learn how you can safely explore the City on two wheels and read more about programs, services, and efforts made to strengthen the health and well-being of Irvine residents. Get the flip book at here. In this issue you can see what exciting changes await you at Great Park.  And speaking of Great Park, you can see all available Great Park homes for sale on my Irvine real estate website.      
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By Debbie Sagorin, Marketing Irvine to the Highest Level
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased an average of 1.2% since the beginning of the year, (from 3.22% to 4.42%), and just last week it leaped a quarter of a percent. Look at this chart to see how the movement of home-loan rates last year were not bad at all, compared to the rapid increase in rates this year:I've read that many mortgage experts expect rates to continue to increase throughout the rest of this year. Let me know if you’d like me to send you some reading material.What does this mean for you if you're looking to buy a home?Well, because both home values and rates due to increase for the rest of the year, if you’re able to buy, it would be better to do so sooner rather than later. That's because the longer you wait, the more it will cost you.But there is some good news if ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Shady Canyon, Irvine, California Neighborhood PostNeighborhood InformationShady Canyon is a premier golf community in the southeastern section of Irvine, California. The neighborhood sits east of Turtle Ridge and southeast of Turtle Rock. Like other suburbs in the region, residents enjoy everything the city offers, and is a convenient home option for staff and students attending Concordia University. Luxury homes in Shady Canyon are exquisitely built hacienda-style residences. Houses have a uniquely Spanish-theme with uniform architecture ensuring properties retain the aesthetic appeal of the development. Houses are well-built and feature spacious designs that provide a comfortable living arrangement that large families will surely appreciate. Families in the market for their dream luxu...
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By Debbie Sagorin, Marketing Irvine to the Highest Level
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
ūüõį A view of 3 Woodflower FROM SPACE, and a walkthrough video of the house.¬†This 4 bedroom, 3 bath "Landings" home in Woodbridge, Irvine is offered for sale at $1,350,000.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†More at¬†https://www.HomesForSaleinIrvine.com/property/OC20166590
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By Debbie Sagorin, Marketing Irvine to the Highest Level
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
This week the median list price for Irvine¬†Single Family Residences, (not condos),¬†is $1,498,888 with the market action index hovering around 34. This is less than last month's market action index of 37. Inventory has held steady at or around 311.¬†Market Action IndexThis answers ‚ÄúHow‚Äôs the Market?‚ÄĚ by comparing rate of sales¬†ersus inventory.This "Slight Seller's Advantage" is for SFR homes in the whole of Irvine. ¬†Interested in a market Report for your Village? Just head over to¬† https://www.HomesForSaleinIrvine.com¬†and click on a Village, (Irvine area), then on "Market Report".The market has been cooling over time and prices plateaued for a while. Despite the consistent decrease in Market Action Index, we‚Äôre in the Seller‚Äôs zone.¬†Watch for changes in Market Action Index. If it resumes ...
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By Rob Spinosa, Mortgage Loan Originator, Marin County
(US Bank)
How Hard Is It to Refinance a Mortgage?  On a weekend morning you wake up:A)  Before 6AM.B)  Before 8AM.C)  Before 10AM.D)  Yeah, yeah, I'm awake... It's time to take out the trash when:A)  Pickup is the following day.B)  The level of trash is approaching the top of the trash can.B)  The level of trash has crossed the plane of the top of the trash can.C)  Expert levels of jenga skill are required to balance your trash on the top of the steaming heap. If you answered "D" to either of the above, and you have a mortgage in California, this blog post is dedicated to you.  You may be sitting on a pile of savings but are also concerned that refinancing your home loan may be too difficult or expensive, require tons of paperwork and inconvenience and may even end up in failure.  So let's get se...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Some times things go differently than what we planned, on November 11th 2019 we received an offer for a 21 day escrow..... on November 19th, we accepted the offer after a few back and forth negotiations.... So without out going into the details, there were a few glitches along the way and on January 31st 2020 we closed!If you are looking for a Realtor who will work with you until the happy or bitter end, please reach out to me directly!If you are looking for a Results oriented Realtor in the Greater Los Angeles area, please reach out to me directly!When I represent buyers and sellers, I have that same goal of helping them reach their goals.If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals,...
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By Debbie Sagorin, Marketing Irvine to the Highest Level
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Experience this 3D immersive 360¬ļ virtual tour of 18 Eagle Run.It's like actually being in the house!¬†Then try out the "dolls-house" option or look at the "floor plan".Stop by 18 Eagle Run on Sunday between 11AM- 4PM to be the first to view this beautiful end-unit condo¬†& enjoy a Panera Bread Lunch.See more of this Woodbridge condo in the Somerset neighborhood here.¬†
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