does an angel contemplate my fate
and do they know
the places where we go
when we´re grey and old
´cos I´ve been told
that salvation lets their wings unfold
so when I’m lying in my bed
thoughts running through my head
and I feel that love is dead
I’m loving angels instead
and through it all she offers me protection
a lot of love and affection
whether I’m right or wrong
and down the waterfall
wherever it may take me
I know that life wont break me
when I come to call she wont forsake me
I’m loving angels instead
Angel — Robbie Williams
Today’s seller took a gray and old house and turned it into an angel. There is even a waterfall. Where will it take him…
The readership of the Irvine Housing Blog has been growing steadily. Currently we are seeing around 3,300 unique visitors a day. Most sellers probably hate us, but all publicity is good publicity, right?
Today’s listing is a beautifully remodeled home. When I first saw this house, I thought someone was crazy to sink money into an old house adjacent to a busy shopping center in University Park. I thought to myself, “I could see someone asking $1,000,000 for this thing when they are done — not that they will get it, but they might ask.” Little did I know they believed they were building the Taj Mahal…
Income Requirement: $367,250
Downpayment Needed: $293,800
Purchase Price: $640,000
Purchase Date: 2/15/2007
Address: 2 Angell, Irvine, CA 92612
|Lot Size:||5,800 sq. ft.|
|Type:||Single Family Residence|
|On Redfin:||3 days|
This is a DREAM come TRUE. CUSTOM HOME. JEWEL of Irvine. The house was originally built in year 1965. New addition and total remodeling was completed in January 2008. Custom features include 10 feet high double entry metal(Copper)door, travertine flooring, granite counter tops, brandnew cabinetries, two double ovens, two dish washers, Main floor master suite. Breath taking kitchen with one piece granite counter top island. second floor hallway and master suite wood- flooring, two sky-lights, tankless water heater, two zoned A/C units, two fireplaces (One in Master B/d and one in Living room)and many more. .. .
$1,469,000 in University Park, WTF! Would you buy a house for 3 times the cost of most houses on the street — in a declining market? If this flopper simply took a look at the situation unfolding around them, they would set a price at breakeven to cover the purchase and renovations and pray they found a knife catcher. Instead, is looks as if they are trying to double their money. Good luck with that.
I suppose this house would appeal to someone really pretentious. It is located right at the exit of the University Park shopping center so everyone looks at it when they leave the facility, and it is by far the nicest house in the vicinity. If you go have lunch at Charo Chicken, you can stare at this house out the windows and watch the waterfall. If you feel the need to stand apart from your neighbors and put yourself above them, this is the house for you. Perhaps this kind of buyer is more concerned with bragging about how much they paid rather than reveling in what a deal they got. There is plenty to brag about here.