Open House Review: 17 Carlina

On Saturday, I visited 17 Carlina in Northwood. It had only been on the market for a couple of days and the open house was very crowded. The listing has now been removed; per the realtor, there were five offers on Saturday and one was accepted. The one story home has been nicely upgraded.

The basics:
Asking Price: $709,900
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1,380
Lot Size 4,356
$/Sq. Ft: $514
Days on Market: 7
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built: 1978
Community: Northwood
HOA: No / Mello Roos: No
Schools: Santiago Hills Elementary, Sierra Vista Middle, Northwood High (Irvine Unified)

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Open House Review: 9 Ramada

Behind the entry-coded gate of Northwood’s Canyon Creek sits a desirable single level home on the cul-de-sac street of Ramada. Buyers should note that the original front living room has been converted into the fourth bedroom, which serves more of a bonus room due to the long distance to the shared bathroom. The street has very limited residential traffic and has walking trails, community tennis courts and pool at the end of the cul-de-sac. The home is in close proximity to Santiago Hills Elementary School, Sierra Vista Middle School and Northwood High School. However, the home backs to Yale, which is a busier residential street so passing cars are easily heard from the yard.

Asking Price:   $849,000
Bedrooms:       4
Bathrooms:     2
Square Footage: 1,752
$/Sq Ft:           $485
Lot Size:          5,663
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built:       1979
Community:    Northwood – Canyon Creek
HOA dues are $165 per month
Mello Roos:    No
Model: http://www.canyoncreekhoa.com/aboutus/essencefloorplan.aspx

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Open House Review: 8 Spring Grove

This week, I toured a large home in Northwood Pointe. The Cristal Plan 2 at 8 Spring Grove features five bedrooms and lots of living space.

The basics:
Asking Price: $1,768,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 3,800
Lot Size 7,022
$/Sq. Ft: $465
Days on Market: 25
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built: 1998
Community: Northwood Pointe HOA fees: $205 ($40 + $165)
Mello Roos: Yes
Schools: Canyon View Elementary, Sierra Vista Middle, Northwood High (Irvine Unified)

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Open House Review: 16 Garden Gate Lane

I’ve always thought the homes in Northwood Pointe’s Lanes End neighborhood had some charm, so I was happy to see an open house at 16 Garden Gate Lane this weekend. I met a neighbor outside and it sounds like a tight-knit group of neighbors that are social, friendly and very welcoming.

The basics:
Asking Price: $920,888
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2,165
Lot Size 4,948
$/Sq. Ft: $425
Days on Market: 14
Property Type: Attached on one side
Year Built: 1999
Community: Northwood Pointe – Glenneyre at Lanes End
HOA fees: $134 ($94 + $40)
Mello Roos: Yes (total tax rate: 1.25%)
Schools: Canyon View Elementary, Sierra Vista Middle, Northwood High (Irvine Unified)

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Open House Review: 80 Thornhurst

At the end of Thornhurst, in Stonegate, is a two level home with a desirable ground level bedroom. The bedroom has been converted into a den. The home, an end-unit, sits next to a common green area and is in excellent condition. Being located at the end of the street provides a safer area for children to play outdoors, but on the downside, the noise from Irvine Boulevard can easily be heard over the cinderblock wall standing at the end of the Thornhurst.

Asking Price:   $695,000
Bedrooms:       3
Bathrooms:     2.75
Square Footage: 1,617
$/Sq Ft:           $430
Property Type: Condominium
Year Built:       2013
Community:    Stonegate
HOA dues are $318 per month

Mello Roos:    Yes

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