Irvine Real Estate

We all know that most housing markets across the nation are stacked in the favor of home buyers. The Irvine real estate market is a case in point. Prices are good, interest rates could hardly get much lower, and the local MLS home inventory is brimming with excellent values and opportunities. If you are looking for Irvine home foreclosures or short-sale listings, you will find them. This may very well be the best buyer’s market you will ever see. Even Donald Drumpf is telling us to buy.

Irvine Real Estate Hotsheet

Here are some homes in Irvine that were posted to the MLS within the last seven days:

Browse all Irvine homes now! See ’em all here!

However, every market changes, and the Irvine real estate market is no exception. SoCal  REALTORS® will tell you that prices are firming up, and buyers who have been straddling the fence are jumping off. First time home buyers know that if prices and rates go up, they may be locked into renting for a long time. Move up buyers know that this might be the best time that they will ever see to upgrade to a luxury Irivne home. The market for Orange County luxury homes is making a comeback, now that underwriting for larger mortgages is easing up again, and jumbo loan rates are approaching those of conventional financing products for Orange County CA homes. MLS activity is up for all market segments. Investors are purchasing property for cash flow and future value. They know the axiom that if you buy Southern California real estate and hang on to it for awhile, it is only a matter of time before you become rich. They know that Irvine real estate is one of the best long-term investments that can be made. The smart money is on Irvine real estate. Don’t make the classic investor’s mistake of waiting until prices have gone up.

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The city was incorporated in December of 1971, making it a relatively young Southern California City. In the 1960’s the University of California had architect William Pereira designed a new campus and town. The master plans were for a city of 50,000 people to surround the university. However, the city just didn’t stop planning, and probably never will. Today, it covers more than 65 square miles and is one of the largest planned communities in the nation. It also is home to some of the best Orange County CA homes for sale. In 2008, chose this city of 200,000 residents as the fourth best place to live in the United States, due to an abundance of jobs, quality homes, and good schools. All of these factors contribute to its reputation for a high quality of life, creating a permanent demand for Irvine real estate. No wonder this is such a popular place for purchasing Orange County luxury homes. This city is an economic powerhouse, and a haven for forward-thinking industry and cutting-edge technology. Owners of Orange County CA homes benefit from the presence of a large commercial tax base. This is a community of citizens and civic leaders who are resolute about attracting large corporations and entrepreneurs alike. An investment in Irvine real estate is an investment in the future.

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Our city is awash with higher institutions of learning. It is home to the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Concordia University, and the Orange county Center of the University of Southern California (USC.) Here you will will also find Irvine campuses of the California State University Fullerton, Alliant International University and Pepperdine University. Irvine offers a highly educated workforce, and makes an ideal location for establishing your business. All of these institutions contribute preserving and advancing the value of Irvine real estate and other Orange County CA homes as well.

Things to Do

Exceptional shopping and dining experiences are available at the Irvine Spectrum Center which has more than 130 retail stores, restaurants and entertainment venues for residents and visitors to explore. It is one of Southern California’s most popular dining and shopping attraction.

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Own a home in our community, and you will have plenty of ways to enjoy outdoor recreation. Any home in this city is just stone’s throw from a park, athletic activities, and family fun. The Irvine Ranch Reserve claims more than fifty thousand acres of protected wilderness for hikers, mountain bikers and campers. The many championship golf courses attract local and international golf enthusiasts. The William R Mason Region Park offers 345 acres of green grassy knolls and a 9 acre lake surrounded by natural areas. This was the fourth park to open under the master plan of regional parks. If you make your home in Irvine, the weather is ideal, and you will be able to enjoy outdoor activities year-round.The gorgeous Pacific Ocean, just a short drive from Irvine, and is rimmed with a variety of sports venues, unique eateries, boutique shopping and sightseeing for the whole family. Are you looking for amusement parks? Irvine has them for you. Visit Knott’s Berry Farm, Wild Rivers Waterpark, LEGOLAND and of course Disneyland in nearby Anaheim. If you come to Irvine to play, there is a good chance that you will stay.

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Relocation adds stress to family living. There are so many decisions to make and questions to answer. “What schools are best for the children? How can we minimize our commute times? What kind of Irvine home would be best suited for our family? Which neighborhoods will hold  the best property value? What is the status of the Irvine real estate market.?”

We can empathize with your situation. We have been there ourselves, and we have heard these same questions from hundreds of other relocation clients. We understand your need for a Realtor who will take the time to get to know you, your family, and your unique requirements. We know the neighborhoods, schools, and developments in the Irvine real estate market. Many Irvine real estate agents will simply give you a stack of SoCal MLS listings to start sifting through so you can decide which ones to tour. This is not good practice. We know it takes patience to explore all suitable Orange County CA homes and to discover the ideal house for you and your family.

Your Irvine real estate purchase will be one of the most important financial investments you will ever make. Our goal as your real estate team is to make certain that you will have the best possible information so you can make the best possible decisions about buying Orange County CA homes. We want your Orange County real estate transaction to proceed as smoothly as possible. We want you to be as happy living here as we are.

Selling Irvine Real Estate

Are you wondering what your Irvine home is worth in today’s market? Call us for a free, comprehensive, no nonsense market analysis based on Orange County Ca homes sales data, years of experience, and a first-hand knowledge of competing properties. We will also advise you on the best and most cost-effective ways to get your home ready for the market. You will be afforded every professional courtesy, along with straightforward answers to your questions. We promise no pressure… just the facts!

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Over the years our team has accumulated numerous awards for Irvine real estate sales production. We have also received some top-level certifications like GRI and CRS. However, we are not content to rest on our laurels. We all know that a wall full of trophies won’t get your house sold. All of those letters behind our names won’t help, either. There is no substitute for aggressive marketing strategies, due-diligence, and hard work. A satisfied client is a bigger feather in our cap than all of the awards ever bestowed by the  Irvine real estate industry. Our business continues to grow from the thoughtful referrals of satisfied clients. Our success is staked on our widespread reputation for integrity and results.

Well that’s enough about us. We are more interested to hear about your real estate needs and discuss Orange County CA homes. Thanks for stopping by. Please contact us if we can serve you in any way.

Very Truly Yours,

Colin and Ethel Krawitz

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