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Water Cooler / Re: Does GPS use data on cell phone?
« Last post by peppy on Today at 05:38:52 PM »
The GPS itself won't but the map will need data to get updated.
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Huntley living
« Last post by Happiness on Today at 05:36:12 PM »
Well Huntley released the first homes along Jamboree in phase 3 or 4, some poor guy bought model three at a little over a 1 million, with no upgrades, once the new home hype wore off, model 3  was like at 982k but couldn't sell, so they added significant upgrades and a 25k toward closing and upgrade incentives to start moving these homes.  After these incentives and 50k price drop then these homes starting moving , however most people just put a deposit down and have not fully committed to these homes just yet....   

so there could be more price drops, if buyers start backing out along Jamboree side once they begin to carefully consider  the noise and the "great wall" backyard.

might want to look at Eastwood village better location albiet you have to pay a little more being in Irvine, or if your intent on a bigger size house , CRESSA IN PS  would be the most comparable to HUNTLEY in price at least , with a quieter location .
This could be bad memory, but I specifically remember plan 3 starting at like 950 on phase 1 and I remember being on the top of the list thinking when I was walking out there that I was going to buy and be happy...than I realized the one at 950 was on a 6K sq ft lot backing jamboree and the ones that didn't back jamboree were on 4K lots at just north of $1M and at that price point, while I liked the floor plans, I wasn't ready to make the jump (with unknown school situation, etc at the time). 

I always had a hard time visually getting over being that close to jamboree and concerns that I would look out of my house at, for lack of a better word, freeway. Same reason I never was able to buy in Quintana despite those being priced pretty aggressively a while back. 

I would second the recommendation for Cressa. Nice size home...lower MR and in Irvine. Closer to the dump sure, but not backing a giant road (and the floorplans are really nice).

Cressa also has portola springs road being built later... But it aint got nothing on Jamboree.
Not sure what's worse for resale, busy road in back yard or being in PS. The poor saps who bought Las Colinas, Serra, etc in 2008 are still underwater.  Probably worst performance of any recent Irvine development.
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Huntley living
« Last post by jmoney74 on Today at 05:28:50 PM »
Well Huntley released the first homes along Jamboree in phase 3 or 4, some poor guy bought model three at a little over a 1 million, with no upgrades, once the new home hype wore off, model 3  was like at 982k but couldn't sell, so they added significant upgrades and a 25k toward closing and upgrade incentives to start moving these homes.  After these incentives and 50k price drop then these homes starting moving , however most people just put a deposit down and have not fully committed to these homes just yet....   

so there could be more price drops, if buyers start backing out along Jamboree side once they begin to carefully consider  the noise and the "great wall" backyard.

might want to look at Eastwood village better location albiet you have to pay a little more being in Irvine, or if your intent on a bigger size house , CRESSA IN PS  would be the most comparable to HUNTLEY in price at least , with a quieter location .
This could be bad memory, but I specifically remember plan 3 starting at like 950 on phase 1 and I remember being on the top of the list thinking when I was walking out there that I was going to buy and be happy...than I realized the one at 950 was on a 6K sq ft lot backing jamboree and the ones that didn't back jamboree were on 4K lots at just north of $1M and at that price point, while I liked the floor plans, I wasn't ready to make the jump (with unknown school situation, etc at the time). 

I always had a hard time visually getting over being that close to jamboree and concerns that I would look out of my house at, for lack of a better word, freeway. Same reason I never was able to buy in Quintana despite those being priced pretty aggressively a while back. 

I would second the recommendation for Cressa. Nice size home...lower MR and in Irvine. Closer to the dump sure, but not backing a giant road (and the floorplans are really nice).

Cressa also has portola springs road being built later... But it aint got nothing on Jamboree.
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Water Cooler / Does GPS use data on cell phone?
« Last post by paydawg on Today at 05:28:21 PM »
I'm traveling out of the country for a couple weeks and I'm not looking at getting an international data package from Verizon for my iPhone.

Does anybody know if I'll still be able to use my GPS without incurring any roaming charges? 
 
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Huntley living
« Last post by Bullsback on Today at 04:13:07 PM »
Well Huntley released the first homes along Jamboree in phase 3 or 4, some poor guy bought model three at a little over a 1 million, with no upgrades, once the new home hype wore off, model 3  was like at 982k but couldn't sell, so they added significant upgrades and a 25k toward closing and upgrade incentives to start moving these homes.  After these incentives and 50k price drop then these homes starting moving , however most people just put a deposit down and have not fully committed to these homes just yet....   

so there could be more price drops, if buyers start backing out along Jamboree side once they begin to carefully consider  the noise and the "great wall" backyard.

might want to look at Eastwood village better location albiet you have to pay a little more being in Irvine, or if your intent on a bigger size house , CRESSA IN PS  would be the most comparable to HUNTLEY in price at least , with a quieter location .
This could be bad memory, but I specifically remember plan 3 starting at like 950 on phase 1 and I remember being on the top of the list thinking when I was walking out there that I was going to buy and be happy...than I realized the one at 950 was on a 6K sq ft lot backing jamboree and the ones that didn't back jamboree were on 4K lots at just north of $1M and at that price point, while I liked the floor plans, I wasn't ready to make the jump (with unknown school situation, etc at the time). 

I always had a hard time visually getting over being that close to jamboree and concerns that I would look out of my house at, for lack of a better word, freeway. Same reason I never was able to buy in Quintana despite those being priced pretty aggressively a while back. 

I would second the recommendation for Cressa. Nice size home...lower MR and in Irvine. Closer to the dump sure, but not backing a giant road (and the floorplans are really nice). 
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Huntley living
« Last post by fe9000 on Today at 03:44:34 PM »
Third! I used to be on the corner of Culver and the 5 Freeway. We moved too. Also echo'ing IHO's comment on 11PM to 1AM noise level when you try to sleep. Think about these FCBs super exotics take their rides and speed down Jamboree. It's loud. Disclaimer, I love Huntley floor plans. This is the reason holding us back. If this product is in other location, I will be priced out of it anyway.

The freeway will deter people from buying the home if you ever decide to sell.  Jamboree has become quite busy street with the district , have you seen what costco and  shopping areas looks like on weekends?  That street will only become busier and hence noisier .

Especially being in tustin , harder to sell.  I just sold my irvine home near the freeway and all the feedback response was freeway was a deterrent and inhad over 100 viewings all saying the same thing freeway noise . The only saving grace was mine was single family home, still sold about 100k below what 2300 sq ft homes self for in irvine.  You can look up my sold property, 17 orangetip.  The only reason it sold was I was  in irvine and a Chinese buyer paid all cash bc they were near stores like ranch 99 nearby.

So after that experience I told myself would only buy an interior lots away from traffic

But if you don't plan to sell I guess it's an option

I second that. I use to live by a main street. Never again.
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http://www.wsj.com/articles/sports-authority-anticipates-buyer-for-major-portions-of-stores-1462292899

Sports Authority Anticipates Buyer for ‘Major Portions’ of Stores
Level of interest in Sports Authority ‘remains high,’ attorney says

By PEG BRICKLEY
May 3, 2016 12:28 p.m. ET
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No lead bidder has stepped forward to rescue Sports Authority from bankruptcy, but the distressed athletic-gear retailer expects “substantial parties” to make offers for all “or at least major portions” of its operations, company lawyer Robert Klyman told a judge Tuesday.

“Contrary to rumors and certain press reports, the debtors are not liquidating today,” Mr. Klyman said at a hearing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del.

Loaded with some $1.1 billion in debt, Sports Authority filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection March 2 and is headed toward a May 16 auction. The company has abandoned plans for a reorganization but is hoping the auction will bring out buyers willing to keep the chain alive.
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Huntley living
« Last post by Ddsballer on Today at 03:25:24 PM »
Well Huntley released the first homes along Jamboree in phase 3 or 4, some poor guy bought model three at a little over a 1 million, with no upgrades, once the new home hype wore off, model 3  was like at 982k but couldn't sell, so they added significant upgrades and a 25k toward closing and upgrade incentives to start moving these homes.  After these incentives and 50k price drop then these homes starting moving , however most people just put a deposit down and have not fully committed to these homes just yet....   

so there could be more price drops, if buyers start backing out along Jamboree side once they begin to carefully consider  the noise and the "great wall" backyard.

might want to look at Eastwood village better location albiet you have to pay a little more being in Irvine, or if your intent on a bigger size house , CRESSA IN PS  would be the most comparable to HUNTLEY in price at least , with a quieter location .
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Huntley living
« Last post by Bullsback on Today at 03:07:22 PM »
I'm generally not that anti-street, but I'm anti 30 foot wall between me and a major thorough fair.  In some cases, if the street is quiet, I actually think it can be okay to back the street (more private, etc).  Those Huntley homes that back the street would literally have to be 150K less for me to even consider it and right now I think the difference in price is nowhere near that drastic.  Even than, with young kids, etc, and being a person who likes to have windows open, I just can't get past all the cars and smog and everything else that would get blown into the house (let alone the noise when you are out back trying to enjoy your yard). 

The new home smell allows them to sell those homes, but when that new home smell wears off, homes that back that busy of a street (lets call it what it is...FWY) are going to sell at a major discount and take a lot longer to sell (and in a down market, if you need to exit, ouch).

aren't they discounted pretty heavily?
I haven't been there in a long time, but I thought at phase 1, the discount was like 50K. 
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Huntley living
« Last post by jmoney74 on Today at 02:57:03 PM »
I'm generally not that anti-street, but I'm anti 30 foot wall between me and a major thorough fair.  In some cases, if the street is quiet, I actually think it can be okay to back the street (more private, etc).  Those Huntley homes that back the street would literally have to be 150K less for me to even consider it and right now I think the difference in price is nowhere near that drastic.  Even than, with young kids, etc, and being a person who likes to have windows open, I just can't get past all the cars and smog and everything else that would get blown into the house (let alone the noise when you are out back trying to enjoy your yard). 

The new home smell allows them to sell those homes, but when that new home smell wears off, homes that back that busy of a street (lets call it what it is...FWY) are going to sell at a major discount and take a lot longer to sell (and in a down market, if you need to exit, ouch).

aren't they discounted pretty heavily?
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