Irvine, CA Real Estate News

By Tim Storm, Orange County FHA and VA Home Loan Specialist
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
The VA loan program is a great way for a Veteran to buy a home in Orange County, since it allows for 100% financing and has no mortgage insurance. But what many don't realize is that it can be used more than once. As a matter of fact, there is not a limit to how many times it can be used. What is more important is whether a Veterans previous VA loan has been paid off or not and what the final disposition of that property was.Can a Veteran have more than one VA Loan at the same time?Yes, a Veteran can have more than one VA loan at the same time. Recently I had a client who moved from Colorado to Orange County, CA. In 2011 while in Colorado they had used their VA eligibility to purchase a home for $238,800 with no down payment. Because of a job transfer they were moving to California but ...
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By Tim Storm, Orange County FHA and VA Home Loan Specialist
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
It is possible to get a $1,000,000 VA loan in Orange County, CA, which is always a big surprise to people learning that for the first time. As a matter of fact, there a VA lenders willing to go as high as $1,500,000 on a VA loan. Of course, if this is true then why is everyone concerned with VA loan limits? What is the VA Loan Limit?The VA loan limit that is most commonly mentioned is the Zero Down payment, 100% financing loan limit. VA is one of the very few loan programs that allows for no down payment. The 100% financing loan limit for most of the country is $417,000. But in Orange County, CA, where home prices are higher than most parts of the country, the 100% VA financing limit for 2014 is $687,500. Some lenders still don't want to close a VA loan higher than $417,000, but there a...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
GRAND OPENING MAY 31ST 2014  Approx. 1,981 to 2,408 Sq. Ft. | 4 Bedrooms3 to 4 Baths | 2-Car GaragesFrom the Mid $800,000'sBefore you register at any new construction community Call Ann to find out how much of a Cash Rebate you qualify for! 714-588-7676 - This offer is only offered by Ann    Make sure you have a Realtor by your side, when you make one of the largest purchases of your life!http://www.rebaterealestatebroker.com/   DISCLAIMER; ASTON GROUP IS NOT AFFILIATED IN ANYWAY WITH IRVINE COMPANY, ORCHARD HILLS, OR ANY BUILDERS ASSOCIATED WITH ORCHARD HILLS, CA  
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
Turtle Rock and Irvine CA home sales and prices update shows solid numbers. Irvine CA has grown to be the third largest city in Orange County by population.  It's also the economy powerhouse and has continued to experience the most home buyer demand of any city in the county. 579 Irvine homes have sold so far this year of April 18, 2014 - with average sold price of $802,366.  324 Irvine homes are now under purchase contracts with buyers – reported as “backup” and “pending” on the multiple listing service. 25 Turtle Rock Irvine homes have sold so far this year - from January 1 to April 18, 2014 - with average sold price of $1,164,360. 32 Turtle Rock homes sold during same time last year - from January 1 to April 18, 2013 - with average sold price of $1,055,969. While number of Turtle Roc...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
  Irvine Pacific®Single-Family HomesApprox. 1,627 to 1,982 Sq. Ft.3 Bedrooms • 2.5 BathsFrom the Low $700,000s   Irvine Pacific®Single-Family HomesApprox. 2,170 to 2,631 Sq. Ft.4 to 5 Bedrooms • 3 to 4 BathsFrom the Low $900,000sBefore you register at any new construction community Call Ann to find out how much of a Cash Rebate you qualify for!               714-588-7676 This offer is only offered by Ann Make sure you have a Realtor by your side, when you make one of the largest purchases of your life!www.annurias.com
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By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
  Korean Speaking Agent in South Orange County, CA We have added a new professional agent to our team at The Elite Home Sales Team here in South Orange County.  That new addition is a Korean Speaking selling broker Bong James Lee who has had great success in the Irvine area. We noticed Bong James Lee and we were fortunate to have him join our team.  Together we plan to serve the Korean Communities in all areas of South Orange County. We would like you all to reach out to Bong James Lee and give him a big welcome shout out.    Bong James Lee 949 573-3371    
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Irvine Home for Sale - Kensington Court     Our brokerage has just listed a 3 bedroom home for sale in Kensington Court in Irvine.  It is listed at $700,000.   This lovely home overlooks a greenbelt/park area and is ready for its new owner.   For more details or to schedule your private showing, please contact Andrew McGrath at 714-514-1025.
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
  Korean Speaking Real Estate Agent and Realtor   Bong James Lee 949 573-3371 We added Bong to our team and he is a profession Realtor who is ready to help you with your needs.  Bong is always ready to assist you with any and all your real estate needs.  Bong works all of South Orange County but specializes in the Irvine area.  
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
Irvine CA technology companies provide many local jobs in private business, which has positive impact on home buying and real estate values. Irvine CA is home to many tech companies - including Broadcom (with about 4,000 employees at Irvine), Toshiba America Information Ssytems, Mitsubishi, Vizio, Blizzard Entertainment, Edwards Lifesciences, CoreLogic, Sage Software, Epicor Software, Boost Mobile, Western Digital, Realty-Trac, Kofax, Linksys, and others.    So it's no surprise that jobs created at these companies bring well-qualified people to Irvine who want to find and buy homes. Irvine's Mayor Choi has said that Irvine has more than 190,000 jobs in the private and public sector.  This large number of local employees results in more people wanting to find and buy homes and positive i...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
CAPELLA & SAVIERO AT ORCHARD HILLSbyTaylor Morrison   Saviero at the GrovesFrom Mid 1,000,000Taylor Morrison Single-Family Residences Approx 3,795 to 4,050 Sq. Ft. 4 to 5 Bedrooms 4.5 to 5 BathsCapella at the GrovesFrom the low 1,000,000 Taylor Morrison Single-Family Residences Approx 2,906 to 3,223 Sq. Ft. 4 Bedrooms 4 to 4.5 Baths Prequalify at http://www.taylormorrison.com/new-homes/california/southern-california/irvine/orchard-hills-prequalBefore you register at any new construction community Call Ann to find out how much of a Cash Rebate you qualify for! 714-588-7676 - This offer is only offered by Ann Make sure you have a Realtor by your side, when you make one of the largest purchases of your life!www.annurias.comlic 01451803 DISCLAIMER; ASTON GROUP IS NOT AFFILIATED IN ANYWAY W...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
Pre-qualification applications are now being accepted for Jasmine & Laurel, Irvine Pacific's newest neighborhoods coming soon to Cypress Village. Please visit the following links to access our preferred lenders online application link and start your loan pre-qualification process today!     Jasmine - Prequal   http://www.irvinepacific.com/prequal#jasmineLaurel - Prequalhttp://www.irvinepacific.com/prequal#laurel   Before you register at any new construction community Call Ann to find out how much of a Cash Rebate you qualify for! 714-588-7676 - This offer is only offered by Ann not the builderswww.annurias.comlic 01451803
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
Turtle Rock Irvine CA home sellers are happy about recent selling prices, which are up more than 8 percent per year over the past five years. While Irvine CA has grown to be the third largest city in Orange County and its economy powerhouse, Turtle Rock village homes have experienced even more buyer demand. 16 Turtle Rock homes are now under purchase contracts with buyers - reported as "backup" and "pending" on the multiple listing service. Turtle Rock Irvine home selling prices have gone up 40 percent during the past 5 years since January 1, 2009 - an annual increase of 8 percent per year. 12 Turtle Rock homes sold during first 3 months of 2009 - with average sold price of $795,813. 20 Turtle Rock homes sold during first 3 months of this year 2014 - with average sold price of $1,118,05...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
Irvine CA home prices are - like other areas of Orange County - determined with focus on comparable sales and fair market value. 493 Irvine homes are listed for sale as of today.   Irvine homes for sale are staying on the market longer these days on average as compared with same time last year when the market was rocket fast.  Average home sold prices at the following Irvine communities so far this year 2014 should be a guide for more information on fair market value:  Airport Area Irvine - 27 homes sold - average sold price of $542,963 El Camino Real Irvine - 21 homes sold - average sold price of $615,905 Northpark Irvine - 27 homes sold - average sold price of $900,667 Northwood Irvine - 64 homes sold - average sold price of $675,308 Oak Creek Irvine - 10 homes sold - average sold pri...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
CYPRESS VILLAGE JasmineApprox. 1,627 to 1,804 Sq. Ft.3 Bedrooms, 2.5 BathsAnticipated Pricing from the High $600,000s   LaurelApprox. 2,170 to 2,493 Sq. Ft.4 to 5 Bedrooms, 3 to 4 BathsAnticipated Pricing from the Low $900,000sCall Ann @ 714 588 7676 to get on prequalification list! Jasmine and Laurel will start approving buyers on April 9th CLOSING INCENTIVESAnn Offers Commission Rebates on new construction homes!Purchase any new construction home with Ann at any of the Participating new construction communities 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 eligible for the Commission Rebate.For more information on this program or any of the call Ann at 714-588-7676Search C...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
Homes Available in Quinterrahttp://www.taylormorrison.com/new-homes/california/southern-california/irvine/quinterra-community/homes-ready-nowAnn Offers Commission Rebates on new construction homes!Purchase any new construction home with Ann at any of the Participating new construction communities 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 eligible for the Commission Rebate.For more information on this program or any of the call Ann at 714-588-7676Search California homes for sale at http://www.annurias.com/* Restrictions Apply
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Irvine Homes for Sale - Just Listed in Kensington Court   Our brokerage has just listed a 3 bedroom home for sale in Kensington Court in Irvine.  It is listed at $700,000.   This lovely home overlooks a greenbelt/park area and is ready for its new owner.   For more details or to schedule your private showing, please contact Andrew McGrath at 714-514-1025.
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
NEW LISTING ALERT! NOT ON MLS YET!San Carlos Court in Portola Springs in Irvine CA Attached townhome2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage approx. 1900 sqft, built in 2011HOA $304This beautiful home is offered at $559,800
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
EXPLORE THE RESIDENCES The Village of Orchard Hills will debut 12 new residential offerings by premier home builders in the Spring of 2014. Masterfully designed to epitomize architectural grandeur and luxury, these upcoming collections are destined to become Irvine’s most sought-after addresses. Entrata Irvine Pacific® Townhomes & Flats Approx 1,494 to 1,809 Sq. Ft. 2 to 3 Bedrooms 2 to 3 Baths Vista Scena Irvine Pacific® Townhomes Approx 1,586 to 1,914 Sq. Ft. 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths Corte Bella Irvine Pacific® Single-Family Residences Approx 1,833 to 2,325 Sq. Ft. 3 to 4 Bedrooms 2.5 to 3.5 Baths Terrazza Irvine Pacific® Single-Family Residences Approx 1,981 to 2,408 Sq. Ft. 4 Bedrooms 3 to 4 Baths Strada Irvine Pacific® Single-Family Residences Approx 2,195 to 2,680 Sq. Ft. 4 to 5 Bedr...
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