Open House Review: 170 Overbrook

Today I am reviewing the Santa Clara, Plan 3 model of Stonegate at 170 Overbrook. Parking for guests is off the street in front of the home. The entrance is on ground level, but the entire living space is up a flight of stairs.

Asking Price:               $556,888
Bedrooms:                    2
Bathrooms:                  2
Square Footage:          1,322
Price per Sq. Foot        $421
Property Type:            Condominium
Year Built:                   2013
Community:                 Stonegate
HOA Fees:                   $303
Mello Roos:                 Yes


Open House Review: 16 Fortuna West

This week, I visited 16 Fortuna West in the Park Paseo neighborhood of Northwood. This home features five bedrooms, including one downstairs and another that was converted from a bonus room. It is located next to a greenbelt, so it has more space than usual between it and the neighboring houses.

The basics:
Asking Price: $994,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2,532
Lot Size: 5,663
$/Sq. Ft: $393
Days on Market: 23
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built: 1977
Community: Northwood – Park Paseo
HOA: $99 per month / Mello Roos: No
Schools: Santiago Hills Elementary, Sierra Vista Middle, Northwood High (Irvine Unified)

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Open House Review: 8 Pendelton

8 Pendelton is a two level townhome with three bedrooms, a private patio and an unattached 2 car garage. It is located in an area with very low traffic due to surrounding cul-de-sac streets. The home gets street noise from Irvine Boulevard, and the main street is visible from the secondary bedroom windows.   However, the home is just steps away from the community pool and is just around the corner from Sierra Vista Middle School. Back-up offers are accepted since May 12, 2015, only 5 days since it was first listed.

Asking Price: $625,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1,668
Lot Size: 2,178
$/Sq Ft: $375
Property Type: Townhome Two Level
Year Built: 1980
Community: Northwood

HOA dues are $250 per month and there are no Mello Roos taxes.


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Open House Review: 4 Brisa

Located in Northwood, 4 Brisa is a desirable single level property. The home is nicely located on a cul-de-sac street, although traffic from Irvine Boulevard can be heard outside of the home. Walking distance to Santiago Hills Elementary School and Sierra Vista Middle School, there are no mello roos or HOA fees associated with the property. Recently, another single level home a few doors down (see Karen’s review of 17 Carlina) with the asking price of $709,900 was quickly sold. Let’s analyze if this higher price for a smaller home is justified.

Asking Price:   $719,000
Bedrooms:        3
Bathrooms:      2
Square Footage: 1,300
$/Sq Ft:            $553
Lot Size:          3,920
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built:       1979
Community:     Northwood

There are no HOA Fees or Mello Roos.


Open House Review: 103 Lamplighter

Last week, I reviewed a townhouse at 97 Mission in Woodbury. This week, I visited another Woodbury property at 103 Lamplighter. This home is a detached condo, so it doesn’t share any walls with its neighbors.

The basics:
Asking Price: $869,000
Bedrooms: 3 + office (listed as four)
Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1,964
Lot Size: N/A
$/Sq. Ft: $442
Days on Market: 118
Property Type: Detached Condo
Year Built: 2005
Community: Woodbury – Stonetree
HOA: $243 per month / Mello Roos: Yes
Schools: Woodbury Elementary, Jeffrey Trail Middle, Irvine High School (zoned for the new Portola High School opening in fall 2016)

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