Category Archives: Real Estate Analysis

Open House Review: 136 Streamwood


Today I am reviewing a studio apartment in Irvine Springs.  It is an upstairs end unit that has a nice balcony, but is very basic.  The home has one carport and the balcony has a nice view over a little stream.  It would be ideal for a student or single individual.

Asking Price: $239,988
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 415
$/Sq Ft: $578
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: 20 Fort Sumter

As of October 16, the home is under contingency.  The Open House was bustling with a constant flow of people, and it was nicely upgraded.  The location is a corner lot which backs to Northwood, sides to Monitor and front facing Fort Sumter.  The property sits across the street from the tennis courts and feeds into Brywood Elementary, Sierra Vista Middle School and Northwood High School.

Asking Price:                $959,900
Bedrooms:                   4
Bathrooms:                  2.5
Square Footage:            2,341
Lot Size:                       5,500 Sq. Ft
Price per Square Foot:   $410
Property Type:             Single Family Residence
Year Built:                   1978
HOA:                           $62/month
No Mello Roos


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Open House Review: 175 Rhapsody

This three bedroom home is in turn-key condition and the price has been reduced from $795,000 to $789,000 on October 12.   Although on a quieter street in Woodbury, the home is located at the end of a ‘T’ intersection of Rhapsody and Rinaldi.  A nice selling point is the home’s larger private yard in comparison to many condominiums in the area and detached walls. The home is slated for Woodbury Elementary, Jeffrey Trails Middle School and Portola High School.

The basics:
Asking Price:    $789,000
Bedrooms:         3
Bathrooms:      2.5
Square Footage: 1,703
$/Sq Ft:             $463
Property Type: Condominium
Year Built:        2005
Community:     Woodbury
HOA:               $230/month

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Open House Review: 264 Pinewood

The open house was very busy, crowded with multiple parties viewing the home.  This two level condominium has a kitchen, dining area and living room downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs.  It is advertised to have 3 reserved parking spots assigned to the home. The home is a middle unit, sharing walls with neighbors on each side.  It is located at the far end of the community, but is just steps away from the tennis courts and amenities. It is most convenient for guests to park along Park Place, but it was difficult to finding a parking space. A nice feature is that laundry is out in the patio closet, so residents do not have to leave their property or share a laundry facility.

Asking Price:   $430,000
Bedrooms:       2
Bathrooms:      1.5
Square Footage: 1,204
$/Sq Ft:           $357
Property Type: Condominium
Year Built:      1978
Community:    Northwood – The Lakes
HOA Fees:      $355
Mello Roos      No
Schools: Santiago Hills Elementary, Sierra Vista Middle School, Irvine High School

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Open House Review: 5 Rincon

Behind the entry-coded gate of Northwood’s Canyon Creek sits a turn-key, two story home with large bedrooms and remodeled kitchen and bathrooms.  Behind the gates, along the streets with speed bumps throughout, traffic is minimal and appears safe for kids to play outside. Property prices have been on the rise, and interesting enough, the home initially listed at $1,350,000 and then increased within a day to the asking price of $1,368,888.

Asking Price:  $1,368,888
Bedrooms:       4
Bathrooms:      2.5
Square Footage: 2,870
$/Sq Ft:           $477
Lot Size:          5,200
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built:      1984
Community:    Northwood – Canyon Creek
HOA dues are $180 per month
Mello Roos:     No
Schools: Santiago Hills Elementary, Sierra Vista Middle School, Northwood High School

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