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I like the floor plans at la vita but down stairs master is not usable for us and really can't risk the motor court.  Backing into apartments is a big minus for me.

Might comprise on apartments if they had little cul de sacs instead of motor courts.

I really don't see the motor court as a minus. The houses are privately set off the street and it really sets a nice tone to the homes. The way the motor courts are oriented (or at least how it's modeled) makes it more of an oversized, elevated, brick-paved cul-de-sac that no one can park on--I asked the sales representative, the piazza is technically a fire lane. But that shouldn't make parking an issue for the home owners because each house has space for at least four cars (2 in the garage and 2 or more in the driveway).

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I say Libor will rise bc they have,been low, so most likely will rise. Even if you refi, most likely a,30 yr fixed will be higher by then as well. We plan to stay here for 10 us years to raise a family.
If LIBOR rises less than 5% then the breakeven point gets pushed out even further to 12-15 years.  The big benefit having an ARM loan with a lower rate is that you will pay down the loan faster.  I take the money that I save each month and invest it making quite a bit more than 4% per year.  If rates do spike up, I'll most likely pay down the loan so that may payment stays the same.  Sooner or later we'll have another recession and mortgage rates and LIBOR will head back down.  That being said, ARM loans are not for everyone (especially people who don't understand how they work or can't tolerate some interest rate risk).
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I say Libor will rise bc they have,been low, so most likely will rise. Even if you refi, most likely a,30 yr fixed will be higher by then as well. We plan to stay here for 10 us years to raise a family.
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Great Park: Shea Homes - Sagewood
« Last post by irvineboy on Today at 12:06:35 AM »
How much is mello there and hoa?
Any larger lots on the 3s?
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Great Park: William Lyon - Whistler
« Last post by eyephone on Yesterday at 11:52:27 PM »
Phase 3 buyers have moved in last week and they have no street lights.  I think at least 8-10 families have moved in now and their entire street is pitch black.  The lights physically exist but I've never seen them on.
Not sure if this is the fault of the builder or the HOA but somebody needs to get it together.

#ElectricSavingHOA  ;)
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Great Park: William Lyon - Whistler
« Last post by aquabliss on Yesterday at 11:41:08 PM »
Phase 3 buyers have moved in last week and they have no street lights.  I think at least 8-10 families have moved in now and their entire street is pitch black.  The lights physically exist but I've never seen them on.
Not sure if this is the fault of the builder or the HOA but somebody needs to get it together.
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Parenting / Need a babysitter - Spanish-speaking preferred
« Last post by refinnej on Yesterday at 11:25:08 PM »
I am looking for a part-time babysitter/nanny preferably Spanish-speaking.  Driving is required, so someone with a clean record and reliable transportation is needed.

My parents are here to watch my son occasionally, but they also travel a lot so I need a sitter that I can call.  I definitely need someone the first two weeks of October.

Duties would just be to pick my first-grade son up from school and take him to sport practice, or home, then feed him dinner, and put him to bed.  My son's school is about 10 miles away from home, so I would reimburse mileage to and from.  Also would need occasional night-out type babysitting.

Mainly, help is needed 4-8pm Mondays, and 4-9pm Wednesdays.  Let me know if anyone out is available for this type of work, or has a babysitter they can loan out.

Thanks in advance!
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Great Park: Shea Homes - Sagewood
« Last post by gasman on Yesterday at 11:04:47 PM »
Gasman you should purchase Sagewood now as you seem to like this community. I know they changed reps and now they have Marry and Tisha. No clue of previous reps.

I'm trying! I'm trying!  ;D
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Great Park: Shea Homes - Sagewood
« Last post by gasman on Yesterday at 11:04:29 PM »
How much are the plan 3s?
Lot size?

The only available plan 3 at the moment is priced at $1,222,900, and has a smaller lot at 4800sf.

For reference, plan 1 is priced at $1,085,900, and plan 2 is priced at $1,137,900.
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Great Park: Shea Homes - Sagewood
« Last post by gasman on Yesterday at 11:03:42 PM »
Sounds like you like Vicky. jkjk

Hah.  :)  The Shea Mortgage people were lagging with my paperwork, and Vicky whipped them into shape, so yeah, she's a-ok in my book.  8)
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