Category Archives: Real Estate Analysis

Open House Review: 84 Kimbal

Last week I reviewed the same model home at 75 Kimbal, but this home is on the opposite side of the street.  75 Kimbal is priced lower by nearly $90K, but some of the upgrades may be worth it to a buyer.  The furniture in 84 Kimbal is also negotiable for purchase.

The basics:
Asking Price: $1,386,666
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2,653
$/Sq Ft: $ 523
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built: 2014
Community: Stonegate
HOA: $120/month
Mello Roos: Yes

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Open House Review: 20 Christamon West

Although advertised as a five bedroom,  20 Christamon West features 4 bedrooms plus an enclosed loft.  It is the only model in Park Paseo with an open loft, and in this case, the home has enclosed the wall.  It has both pros and cons to its location.  The pro is that it sits directly across from the Clubhouse, huge green grassy area and tennis courts. Santiago Hills Elementary School is also to the right, visible from the front door.  One concern may be the amount of car traffic, but only for a very short period at drop off and pick-up times.

Asking Price: $1,094,000
Bedrooms: 4+ Loft
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2,474
Lot Size: 5,450
$/Sq Ft: $442
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built: 1980
Community: Northwood – Park Paseo
HOA dues are $106 per month and there are no Mello Roos taxes.
Schools: Santiago Hills Elementary School, Sierra Vista Middle School and Northwood High School.

 

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Open House Review: 53 Flamenco

Located across a small tot lot in the Treo Tract of Woodbury is a 3 bedroom townhouse with a desirable ground floor bedroom.  As of February 7, the status of the home is “Accepting Backup Offers”.  I was interested in what and when the home would sell.  It is competitively priced and in a nice location but the layout did not flow well.  The ground floor layout was a bit segmented, but the home has two small outdoor areas and only one shared wall. The property is slated for Woodbury Elementary School and Jeffrey Trails Middle School.

Asking Price:   $779,900
Bedrooms:       3
Bathrooms:      3
Square Footage: 2,026
Lot Size:          4,000
$/Sq Ft:           $385
Property Type: Townhome
Year Built:      2005
Community:    Woodbury
Monthly HOA:  $290
Mello Roos:       Yes

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Open House Review: 31 Fortuna East

Interestingly, 31 Fortuna East was originally listed in January at $979,000, but fell out of escrow, relisted in February at the higher price of $989,000 and received an offer on February 16th.  Located at the elbow bend of a quiet cul-de-sac street, the home backs to Park Place, an internal non-residential street.  The yard is large for Irvine and one of the larger yards in the Park Paseo community.  The home is partially upgraded.

Asking Price: $989,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2,194
Lot Size: 5,795
$/Sq Ft: $451
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built: 1977
Community: Northwood – Park Paseo
HOA dues are $106 per month and there are no Mello Roos taxes.

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Open House Review: 2 McCormick

Today I am reviewing a desirable single level home in Northwood’s Shadow Run Community.  The layout is nice and comes with 4 bedrooms, is a corner internal lot at the end of a cul-de-sac street and has a nice size backyard.

Asking Price:   $969,000
Bedrooms:       4
Bathrooms:      2
Square Footage: 1,898
Lot Size:          5,447
$/Sq Ft:           $500
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built:      1980
Community:    Northwood
NO HOA or Mello Roos

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