Open House Review: 41 Distant Star

This week, I visited 41 Distant Star in Portola Springs, just a couple of blocks away from 30 Prickly Pear, which I reviewed last week.   This former model home is a five bedroom townhouse and includes many upgrades.

The basics:
Asking Price: $815,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2,500
Lot Size N/A
$/Sq. Ft: $326
Days on Market: 267
Property Type: Townhouse
Year Built: 2011
Community: Portola Springs – Ironwood (Plan CY)

Schools: Portola Springs, Jeffrey Trail, Northwood High (boundary changes assign this address to the new Portola High School opening in fall 2016).

HOA dues are $348 per month ($134 + 214) and there are Mello Roos.

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Open House Review: 30 Prickly Pear

After deciding to find some open houses in Portola Springs, I came upon 30 Prickly Pear. This detached condo feels like a single family home and sits at the end of a cul-de-sac at the northwestern tip of the community. It is located very close to where the 133 and 241 toll roads intersect, but noise wasn’t a problem.

The basics:
Asking Price: $899,888
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2,100
Lot Size N/A
$/Sq. Ft: $429
Days on Market: 45
Property Type: Detached Condo
Year Built: 2011
Community: Portola Springs – Sevilla (Plan 3)

Schools: Portola Springs, Jeffrey Trail, Northwood High (boundary changes assign this address to the new Portola High School opening in fall 2016).

HOA dues are $245 per month ($111 + 134) and there are Mello Roos. 1 - front of home

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Open House Review: 38 Bolinas

Driving into Northpark Square, 38 Bolinas is an end unit backing to Bryan. It is a move-in ready condominium with a large patio that is large enough to entertain. The Open House was busy with multiple families viewing the property. Although an Irvine address, students would attend Tustin School District’s Hicks Canyon Elementary School, Orchard Hills School and Beckman High School.

Asking Price:               $660,000
Bedrooms:                    3
Bathrooms:                  2.5
Square Footage:         1,650
Lot Size:                      1,002 Sq. Ft
Price/SqFt:                  $400
Property Type:          Condominium
Year Built:                   2001
HOA Fees:                   $235
Mello Roos:                 Yes

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Open House Review: 24 League

Driving up Culver and turning on Farwell, the street automatically turns into League. This home is towards the end of the street, past the post office, so the amount of traffic is minimal. As the largest model offered, it has a desirable bedroom on ground level and three bedrooms upstairs. It also offers a private backyard large enough to entertain. Although an Irvine address, students would attend Tustin School District’s Hicks Canyon Elementary School, Orchard Hills School and Beckman High School.

Asking Price:               $715,000
Bedrooms:                    4
Bathrooms:                  3
Square Footage:       1,750
Lot Size:                      2,500 Sq. Ft
Price/SqFt:                 $409
Property Type          Condominium
Year Built:                   2005
HOA Fees:                   $157
Mello Roos:                 Yes

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Open House Review: 33 Sparrowhawk

I visited another Woodbridge home, 33 Sparrowhawk, this week. This single story home is a zero lot line property outside of the Yale Loop. Though the homes on this side of the street are single family houses, it is directly across the street from some multi-unit buildings. Behind those buildings are a community pool, tennis courts and tot lot.

The basics:
Asking Price: $789,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1,528
Lot Size: 3,920
$/Sq. Ft: $516
Days on Market: 34
Property Type:
Single Family Home
Year Built: 1976Community: Woodbridge
Schools: Stonecreek, Lakeside, Woodbridge High (Irvine Unified)

HOA dues are $82 per month and there are no Mello Roos.

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