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Open House Review: 10 Streamwood

Today I am reviewing a spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condominium in Irvine Springs.  It is an upstairs end unit in good condition.  The home has one carport, a balcony with a view to the little stream, a laundry facility nearby and a community pool.

Asking Price: $304,999
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 633
$/Sq Ft: $482
Property Type: Condominium
Year Built: 1977
Community: Northwood – Irvine Springs
HOA Fees:  $295/month
There are no Mello Roos taxes.

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Open House Review: 94 Mayfair

Open House Review 94 Mayfair, Irvine, CA 92620

September 1, 2017 by Joy

Although advertised as a two bedroom home, this is a one bedroom plus den on the ground level.  The den has nicely been converted to a private room but buyers should be aware that the only place to bathe is in the master bathroom.  The powder room does not have a place nor the space to shower/bathe. This model comes with an attached single car garage.

Asking Price :    $570,000
Bedrooms:         1 + den
Bathrooms:        1.5
Sq. Footage:       1,130
Price/sq ft.         $504
Property Type:  Residential, Condominium
Style:                  One Level
Year Built:          2013
Community:      Stonegate Village
HOA Fees:         $307
Mello Roos:       Yes

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Open House Review: 38 Fort Sumter

With the price dropping from $1,150,000 to $1,085,000 on August 15, the open house had a good amount of people.  38 Fort Sumter has a desirable ground floor master bedroom, secondary bedroom and a separate living quarters upstairs with two additional bedrooms.  Originally a single level home, the flow has some awkward space on the first level, but it is spacious and the second level is a big selling point.  The huge, flat, backyard is perfect for entertaining and while it backs to the street, Northwood, it is a low traffic non-residential street.  The home is selling with the refrigerator and electric car charger.

Asking Price:                $1,085,000
Bedroom:                     4
Bathrooms:                  2.75
Square Footage:         2,617
Lot Size                        6,250
Price/Sq Ft                   $415
Property Style:            Single Family Residence
Year Built:                   1977
Community;               Northwood
HOA Fees:                  $60
Mello Roos:                 No
Schools: Brywood Elementary, Sierra Vista Middle School, Northwood High School

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Open House Review: 8 Christamon South #35

The home was listed on August 11 and is already in Pending status as of August 16. 8 Christamon South #35 is a turn-key two level, three bedroom townhouse with an attached two car garage.  It is a middle unit found a few units down from the main entrance into Northwood Square.  The home shows very nicely with new flooring, remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, and the realtor pointed out upgraded telecom features have been wired throughout.

Asking Price:       $625,000
Bedroom:            3
Bathrooms:         2.25
Sq Feet:               1,383
Price/Sq Ft:          $452
Property Type:   Residential Condominium
Year Built:           1984
Community:       Northwood Square Townhomes
HOA:                     $289/mo
There are no Mello Roos.
The home feeds into Santiago Hills Elementary, Sierra Vista Middle School, Northwood High School

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Open House Review: 27 Norwich

The home is located at the far end of the row of homes, running perpendicular to Norwich.  Guests can park on Norwich, but must walk down past the first couple of homes to reach the front door to 27 Norwich.  Last year, 2 of the same models sold for around $860,000.  Prices have been on the rise, and this home is selling with all of the appliances included.  The location of the home is more secluded and farther from any high traffic streets.

The basics:
Asking Price: $939,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1,861
Lot Size:  3,500
$/Sq Ft: $ 505
Property Type: Condominium
Year Built: 2011
Community: Stonegate
HOA: $110/month
Mello Roos: Yes

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