Open House Review: 97 Waterman

This week, I visited a detached condo at 97 Waterman in West Irvine. This three-bedroom condo is now pending sale. It is in move-in ready condition. In contrast, 80 Avondale, located around the corner, has the exact same floor plan but needs a lot of work. I will review that one next week. Let’s look at 97 Waterman.

The Basics:
Asking Price: $649,900
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1,437
Price per Sq. Ft: $452
Lot Size: N/A
Property Type: Detached condo
Year Built: 2001
Community: West Irvine – Wisteria
HOA: $170 per month ($120 + 50) / Mello Roos: No
Days on Market 39
Schools: Northwood Elementary, Sierra Vista Middle School, Northwood High School

I was surprised to see that this neighborhood doesn’t pay Mello Roos. The homes are arranged in groups of four – two at the street and two more set behind them. Each has a garage on the side and none of them share any walls. This home has its front door on the street and the attached garage on the right side.

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Open House Review: 22 Ninos

This two level home is nicely located at the end of a short quiet cul-de-sac street next to a walking path and is a street over from the elementary school.  It also has a highly desirable large bonus room.  Children can easily get to Santiago Hills Elementary School without needing to cross any streets.  The property is also close distance to Sierra Vista Middle School and Northwood High School.  Buyers should be aware that the backyard backs to Yale, a non-residential street. Although not a major street, passing cars could be heard from the backyard and through open windows at the back of the home.  However, the cul-de-sac location and flow of the home is terrific for any family.

The basics:
Asking Price: $1,099,088
Bedrooms: 4 + bonus room
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2,673
Lot Size: 4,600
$/Sq Ft: $411
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built: 1977
Community: Northwood – Park PaseoHOA dues are $104 per month and there no are Mello Roos taxes.
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Open House Review: 120 Cartier Aisle

Last week, I saw a 3 + 2.5 townhouse at 35 Monroe. This week, I viewed a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom townhouse at 120 Cartier Aisle, which is less than a mile away from the Monroe property. There is a one-car garage with direct access to the townhouse and a second one-car garage in a separate building just a few houses down (the second building is all garages).

The Basics:
Asking Price: $659,900
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1,679
Price per Sq. Ft: $393
Lot Size: N/A
Property Type: Townhouse
Year Built: 1992
Community: Northwood – Northwood Villas
HOA: $175 per month / Mello Roos: No
Days on Market 39
Schools: Northwood Elementary, Sierra Vista Middle School, Northwood High School

This townhome is located in the back corner of its building. The entry and garage are on the first floor, but everything else is on the second floor. The staircase makes several turns, so moving in furniture may be somewhat difficult. A short walkway at the top of the stairs offers a coat closet and opens up to the living room.

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Open House Review: 14 Glorieta East

Today I saw an updated home featuring a desirable ground floor bedroom and a pool in the backyard.  14 Glorieta East is in Northwood’s Park Paseo Community and is nicely located on a cul-de sac street.  The property is just one street over from Santiago Hills Elementary School, the community pool, clubhouse and tennis courts. Children can walk to all of the amenities without crossing any streets.  The property is also walking distance to Sierra Vista Middle School and close to Northwood High School.  The original large bonus room has been converted into 2 bedrooms, making this a 6 bedroom home.

Asking Price:   $1,148,000
Bedrooms:       6
Bathrooms:      2.75
Square Footage: 2,547
Lot Size:          5,830
$/Sq Ft:           $451
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built:      1979
Community:    Northwood – Park Paseo
HOA dues are $104 per month and there are no Mello Roos taxes.

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Open House Review – 36 Monroe

This week, I viewed a three-bedroom townhouse at 36 Monroe in Northwood. It is an end unit and is just across the street from the community pool and spa. The home has a detached two-car garage that is accessed from the back patio.

The Basics:
Asking Price: $619,900
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1,411
Price per Sq. Ft: $439
Lot Size: N/A
Property Type: Townhouse
Year Built: 1985
Community: Northwood – Timberline
HOA: $221 per month / Mello Roos: No
Days on Market 15
Schools: Brywood Elementary, Sierra Vista Middle School, Northwood High School

The building is located extremely close to the 5 freeway and, while none of the windows face that direction, you can still hear the noise from inside the home. The exterior of the tract was recently painted, so it looks attractive from the outside. There is a narrow entryway just inside the front door. The area has tile floor and could hold a narrow table. The staircase is on the other side of the entryway.

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