Irvine, CA Real Estate News

By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
Living in the Villages of Irvine means that residents enjoy access to an extensive trail system connecting them to open space, shopping centers, schools and other neighborhoods. With over 50 miles of off-street trails and approximately 300 miles of bike lanes, Villages of Irvine was crafted so residents can spend less time in the car, and more time walking and biking to their favorite destinations. The Jeffrey Open Space Trail is part of this overall trail system, and provides the residents of Woodbury, Stonegate and Cypress Village key linkage to the mountains, the coast, nature and each other! The brand new Jeffrey Trail Middle School, located just steps from all Cypress Village neighborhoods, recently opened and welcomed 7th & 8th grade students. Created with a foundation that provi...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
4 Sandpebble | Open House | September 15, 2013 Sunday - 1 pm to 4 pm The largest model in the Glen Patio builder tract is listed for sale and is going to be held open this weekend. This beautiful five bedroom Irvine home for sale is located in a highly desirable area of Turtle Rock. Walk to highly sought after schools in the Turtle Rock area of Irvine. Features include a beautiful kitchen with granite counters and white custom cabinetry. This home features soaring ceilings as you walk in the front door, with clerestory filling the home with natural light. This beautiful Irvine home for sale is approximately 2769 square feet, and has five bedrooms. The model name is the Devonshire. The master bedroom suite is located downstairs, and there is an additional bedroom downstairs. The other th...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
Homeowners at Irvine CA are happy that buyers moving their opportunities and that selling continues on its hot streak this year - with strong sale and price numbers up and home values strong. Average Irvine home value increases have been very strong for the past 13 years. 507 Irvine homes were sold during the two months of July and August 2013. Average sold price of Irvine homes during that time was $790,024.                      451 Irvine homes sold during same time last year - July and August 2012 - while average sold price was $699,002.   466 Irvine homes sold during same time 13 years ago - July and August 2000. Average home sold price was $325,606.             So Irvine's average home sold price went up $464,418 during those 13 years. What this means is ... Irvine CA had average a...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Open House in Turtle Rock | Homes for Sale in Irvine, CA Open House September 8, 20131pm to 4pm This beautiful Turtle Rock house for sale located in the Glen area of Turtle Rock will be open tomorrow from 1pm to 4pm. This home is the largest model in the Glen Patio builder tract is listed for sale. This beautiful five bedroom Irvine home for sale is located in a highly sought after area of Turtle Rock . Some of the Features include a beautiful kitchen with granite counters and white custom cabinetry. This home features soaring ceilings with clerestory as you walk in the front door. This beautiful Irvine home for sale is approximately 2680 square feet, and has five bedrooms. The model name is the Devonshire. The master bedroom suite is located downstairs, and there is an additional bedro...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
Distressed California Homeowners May Qualify for California's Keep Your Home California Transition Assistance Program (TAP) If your financially distressed California clients can no longer afford their homes and are pursuing a short sale or a deed in lieu of foreclosure, they may be eligible for financial help with their relocation to alternative housing.The funds come from the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), part of the Keep Your Home California Program.The state of California is providing up to $5,000 in transition assistance to qualified homeowners who can no longer afford to stay in their homes.  You can help by advising your distressed clients that they must:  Apply for the funds through their state's website or by calling 1.888.954.5337.   Maintain their property until their h...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
Pre-qualification is now underway at Jade Court in Cypress Village, Owning at Jade Court and enjoying all the amazing resort-style amenities Cypress Village has to offer is just a few steps away.   Courtyard Homes from $600s Approx. 1,559 to 1,600 Sq. Ft. 3 to 3 Bedrooms with Loft 2.5 to 3.5 Bathrooms Two-Car Attached Garages   Please contact Ann at 714.588.7676 or e-mail OCbrokerAnn@gmail.com with your contact info to get on the list or to start the pre-qualification.                                   Ann Offers Cash Incentives! Purchase any new construction home with Ann at any of the Participating communities of Orange County and receive 50% of the selling commission as a Rebate at Close of Escrow!!! Ann must accompany and register you upon the first visit to the sales office to be e...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Turtle Rock Home for Sale | Irvine Homes for Sale The largest model in the Glen Patio builder tract is listed for sale. This beautiful five bedroom Irvine home for sale is located in a highly desirable area of Turtle Rock . This home will be on Broker Preview September 4, 2013 at 10:30 am. Features include a beautiful kitchen with granite counters and white custom cabinetry. This home features soaring ceilings as you walk in the front door, with clerestory filling the home with natural light. This beautiful Irvine home for sale located in Turtle Rock has approximately 2680 square feet, and has five bedrooms. The model name is the Devonshire which is the largest in the Glen Patio tract.. The master bedroom suite is located downstairs, and there is an additional bedroom downstairs. The ot...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
 Lennar will begin taking prequalifications for Roundtree, Beachwood & Rosemist at Pavilion Park!   Mark your calendars for September 5th when Lennar will begin taking prequalifications for Beachwood, Roundtree and Rosemist. Now is your chance to get it on the ground floor – you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity! These three unique collections offer incredible floorplans, which include Lennar’s popular Next Gen®–The Home Within a Home®, for those looking for dual living options. And these homes feature SunStreet'sTM state-of-the-art solar program. With their Solar 20/20 PlanTM, homeowners receive a guaranteed discount on solar electricity from the estimated rates they would have otherwise been charged by the local electric utility.* These homes have everything that you are look...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
CENTRAL PARK WEST IN IRVINE   Purchase any new construction home in any of the Participating communities of CENTRAL PARK WEST and receive 1% of the sales price towards your closing costs or cash at close of escrow!!!   Homes start in mid 400s to 800k   Broker is offering this incentive NOT CENTRAL PARK WEST   Please contact Ann ASAP to register for one of these amazing homes!     Ann Urias at 714-588-7676 for details     Search Orange County homes for sale at http://www.annurias.com/     * Restrictions Apply     ASTON group LIC 01451803  
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
  Developer "FivePoint Communities" will open its first phase of 726 new homes at "Pavilion Park" - OC Great Park Irvine - with site selection and selling starting the weekend of September 7, 2013 - and model homes to be open later this month. It already has city of Irvine permission to build 4,894 new homes at "Great Park Neighborhoods" - north side of the Orange County Great Park.   It proposes to build another 4,606 new homes (on east side of the park) - and pay  $174 million in exchange for city approval to build and sell those homes. "FivePoint Communities" would then have permission to build and sell 9,500 new homes at OC Great Park. Developer "FivePoint Communities" says it will build 227-acre Great Park Fields golf course ($23 million), 178-acre wildlife corridor ($13 million), ...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
Birch Trail at Pavilion Park In Irvine, Presales will begin on Sept. 7thHomes will start from upper $700,000sApprox. 1,850 -- 2,350 sq. ft.3 - 5 Beds | Up to 3 Baths2-Car GarageContact Ann Urias at 714 588 7676 to get in this weekend for presales! There are only 88 homes being built in Birch Trail at Pavilion Park Ann is also offering up to 5k back towards your closing costs on any new home purchase!email or Call Ann at 714 588 7676 for more info http://www.annurias.com/ASTON GROUPLIC 01451803
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
"Great Park Neighborhoods" by Five Point Communities is moving forward with building first phase of its new homes - "Pavilion Park" at Irvine CA. Eight different new home builders at "Great Park Neighborhoods" announced their first showings of lots available for selection at "Pavilion Park" - with pre-sales and lot selections to start on Saturday, September 7, 2013. "Pavilion Park" is the first phase of 726 new homes to be built and sold at the OC Great Park community.  See "SNEAK PEEK AT GREAT PARK HOMES" article by Irvine World News - with information and renderings about the eight home builders and what they will present for buyers at "Great Park Neighborhoods".     Builders will be showing their proposed lots and floor plans on Wednesday, September 4 from 4 to 7 p.m.  Connect with u...
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By Tim Storm, Orange County FHA and VA Home Loan Specialist
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
2013 is shaping up to be a very big year for VA loans in Orange County, CA. Orange County, which is home to more Veterans than most counties in the country, has experienced increased use of VA financing during Orange Counties resurgent real estate market. Reasons for VA Financing Many Orange County Veterans are not even aware that they qualify for a VA loan. Many veterans think VA can only be used one time, or is for first time buyers in low price ranges. But that could not be further from the truth. VA can be used multiple times. And in Orange County, where homes sell for more than in most counties, VA allows $0 down financing up to a purchase price of $668,750. That is enough to buy a nice home. Jumbo VA Loans Not only will VA allow financing up to $668,750, but many lenders will actu...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
FOR SALE 31 Meadow Glen in Irvine CA Come visit this gorgeous Irvine Single Family!!$875,000Great home in West Irvine, Interior location in the beautiful Ivy wood community, Home has a nice open kitchen, family room has fireplace, and 1st floor has beautiful engineered wood floors, crown molding, recessed lighting and nice half bath. 2nd floor has carpet in the 3 bed rooms and the 2 full baths have tile floors. 3rd floor has huge bonus room that can be used as 4th bed room. Home has 2450 sq ft of living space and a Nice size yard for entertaining. Community has low HOA dues! ($55) and low Melo Roos CALL ANN AT 714 588 7676 TO SCHEDULE A SHOWING     SEARCH IRVINE HOMES FOR SALE http://www.annurias.com/    THINKING OF SELLING YOUR HOME? ASK ANN ABOUT THE REDUCED COMMISSION PROGRAM!!   AST...
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By Debbie Sagorin, Marketing Irvine to the Highest Level
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
I’m a Realtor at First Team Real Estate in Woodbridge, Irvine, and am involved in all aspects of real estate including regular sales, short sales and leases.  As a Certified Negotiation Expert, I describe my role in bringing buyers and sellers together as being “like an old-fashioned marriage counselor – helping the groom and bride make a match and live happily ever after.” I ensure that my clients’ needs are at the forefront of every transaction I’m involved in, and my focus is on making buying or selling a home a stress-free process by acting in a timely, professional and flexible manner. First-time home buyers will find my attention to detail and clear explanation of important concepts to be vital as they explore their options in the market. Likewise, my expertise ensures that seller...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
OPEN HOUSE SAT AUG 24TH FROM 12PM TO 4PM  $875,000 - Come visit us  Great home in West Irvine, Interior location in the beautiful Ivy wood community, Home has a nice open kitchen, family room has fireplace, and 1st floor has beautiful engineered wood floors, crown molding, recessed lighting and nice half bath. 2nd floor has carpet in the 3 bed rooms and the 2 full baths have tile floors. 3rd floor has huge bonus room that can be used as 4th bed room. Home has 2450 sq ft of living space and a Nice size yard for entertaining. Community has low HOA dues! ($55)   search Orange County homes for sale at http://www.annurias.com/ASTON Group lic 01451803
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
New homebuilders at O.C. Great Park Irvine have announced their first showings of lots available for selection and sale - "Birch Trail at Pavilion Park" - opening for pre-sales and lot selections on Saturday, September 7, 2013. This community features new homes from the upper $700s, with up to 5 bedrooms and about 2,350 sq. ft. interior space - homes located within the Irvine Unified School District and near parks and shopping. Buyers need to get preapproved and qualified in order to participate for the site selection and pre-sales events.   Meet the Builders events will feature floor plans for "Birch Trail at Pavilion Park" - on Wednesday, August 28, from 4 – 7 p.m. - and then later on September 4 from 4 – 7 p.m.   ___________________________________   Contact us and plan to meet us a...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Things to Do in Orange County - Kids Only Pizza and Night Hike - August 2013 Turtle Rock Nature Center   This is the opportunity for kids 5 to 10 years old to explore the Nature Center Trail and enjoy an evening of pizza, dessert and movies. The event happens on August 23, 2013 at 6pm.   The Turtle Rock Nature Center is located at 1 Sunnyhill Drive in Irvine.   The cost for this event is $24.    For more info, see Turtle Rock Nature Center.    
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Things to Do in Orange County - Flights and Sounds Summer Festival 2013   The Flights and Sounds Summer Festival will take place on Saturday, August 24 and August, 2013 at the Great Park in Irvine and will feature many bands including ska, reggae and other artists.   The concerts are free though the cost for parking is $10. There will be food trucks available at 6pm, and the music starts at 7pm.   For more info, please see Flights and Sounds.  
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
Irvine CA list your home for 3.5%!!! Total!Orange County homeowners, are you thinking of listing your home?List your home for 3.5%!!! Total!Ann Urias offers a 3.5% Listing ProgramAnn Urias offers a professional full service listing to homeowners from pre-listing to having the sale completed. Moreover additional post purchase advice and assistance is available to you at all times. Total commissions paid is 3.5% Save thousandsContact Us for Further Information - http://www.annurias.com/ lic 01451803ASTON GROUP
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