University Town Center, Irvine, CA (Irvine, CA)
By Fred Sed, Your Southern Cali Realtor, Why? Because Fred Se
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
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University Town Center is one of the oldest and most well known neighborhoods in Irvine. UTC, as locals know it, was founded in 1981 and most of the homes, condos and town homes in the area were constructed by the Irvine Company. Who Lives In University Town Center? The population of UTC is primarily made up of people in their early to mid twenties thanks to UC Irvine only being minutes away. Besides it’s close proximity to UC Irvine, University Town Center also has a lot of small shops and convenient restaurants that make this area popular for young people and also families who are living on a budget. What To Expect From Living At University Town Center Thanks to it’s large population of students who go to UC Irvine, University Town Center has a large amount of condos, apartments and t...
By Robin Fenchel, Satisfying Irvine Area Clients One Home at a Time
(Century 21 Professionals)
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  Fun Facts Regarding University Town Center's Columbia Square Neighborhood's Street Addresses Back in the early 1980's, people unfamiliar with the way in which the University Town Center's Columbia Square community was developed, were often confused by the street names and numbers. This persisted for a number of years as only the house numbers were located on each condo/townhome, adding to the confusion and difficulty of visitors finding the proper addresses. The running joke was that you could order a Domino's Pizza, and be sure of getting a free pizza, because it would take the delivery person longer than 30 minutes to locate the home! Columbia Square condos, in the village of the University Town Center, are privately owned--the streets of which include Exeter, Oxford, and Columbia....
By Robin Fenchel, Satisfying Irvine Area Clients One Home at a Time
(Century 21 Professionals)
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University Town Center, Irvine - Market Analysis Overview: Most of the sales during 2010 in the University Town Center occurred in the first half of the year. The extension of the Federal Home Buyer Tax Credit of $8,000 for escrows opened in November of 2010 through April 30 2010 and closed by the end of September 30, 2010 coupled with the California State of California Tax Credit of $10,000 over three years for "first time homebuyers" (those who had not owned a home or condo for 3 prior years) initiated on May 1, 2010 through midnight on August 15, 2010 saw a frenzy of activity which resulted in multiple offers and price increases during the period January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010. The highest prices for each of the floor plans sold were during the first half of 2010 with 24 sale...
By Robin Fenchel, Satisfying Irvine Area Clients One Home at a Time
(Century 21 Professionals)
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Caution: Slow Down for Senior Citizens! We are all used to seeing caution signs alerting us to slow down and watch out for kids/students crossing near our local Irvine schools. But how many of us are used to seeing signs alerting us to slow down for senior citizens?  Retirement Living for Seniors Exists Side By Side with the U. C. Irvine Student population This sign appears along Harvard Avenue near the neighborhoods of Columbia Square and Cambridge Court. The reason for this cautionary road sign is that seniors reside across the street from these University Town Center neighborhoods in Regent's Point, a continuing care retirement facility on a 15-acre campus that is located along the edge of Mason Regional Park.  Flexible Floor Plans that are Single Story or Have a Bedroom and Bathroo...
By Robin Fenchel, Satisfying Irvine Area Clients One Home at a Time
(Century 21 Professionals)
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For those of you who missed out taking a picture with UCI's Peter the Santa Anteater this past Wednesday, December 3rd from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the U.C. Irvine Bookstore, here's a question for you: Now we know that if you've been a good girl or boy all year long, then Santa will leave goodies in your Christmas stocking, right. However, if you've been a bad girl or boy, then it's coal in your stocking...uh oh!  :-(         Well, if Peter the Santa Anteater's favs are ants---lots of them, my question is this: If you wake up Christmas morning and find ants in your stocking, have you been good or bad? Hmmmmm........ GO 'EATERS! And may all you U.C.I. students have a straight "A" Holiday! (And no ants in your pants ;)  
By Suzanne Horsburgh
(Buy America Real Estate Services)
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Did you know you could use your VA to buy a home or receive help if you are having trouble making your mortgage payments? There are many benefits of a VA home loan Equal Opportunity Loan Limit $625,000.00 CA No Down payment, (unless required by the lender or the purchase price is more than reasonable value of the property. Negotiable interest rate Ability to finance the VA funding fee (plus reduced funding fees with a down payment of at least 5% An assumable mortgage Right to repay without penalty   Lastly, existing VA loans are eligible for VA Assistance to veteran borrowers in default due to temporary financial difficulty.  
By Robin Fenchel, Satisfying Irvine Area Clients One Home at a Time
(Century 21 Professionals)
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Is there a place for Open Houses in a real estate agent's marketing strategy these days? Elaine Carlson, of PalosVerdesSource.com, exploses this issue in her article entitled "Is the Jig Up on Open Houses? There is no short answer. Open Houses can be a viable, valuable marketing tool under certain circumstances and in particular niche markets.  Real estate is after all local, and buyers often like to check out neighborhoods and houses up close and in person without having to commit to using the services of a real estate agents in the beginning stages of their search. Just as many buyers prefer to view homes first online, anonymously, and educate themselves before actually making contact with a real estate professional, buyers also utilize Open Houses as a way to familiarize themselves ...
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