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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Is Irvine becoming Too Asian Part 2
« Last post by momopi on Yesterday at 07:11:47 PM »
California is not just Irvine or Sunnyvale.

I moved to a cul de sac in Norwalk with 5 homes. 1 family from Taiwan (us), 1 from Japan, 1 from Laos, 2 from Mexico, and 1 Black family.

I'm on first name basis with all of them.  They're on my Facebook, I walk their dogs and we invite each other over for food on occasion. We exchange small gifts for Xmas.  My black neighbor next door gave me balloons for my b-day this year.

When we go on vacation our neighbors collect mail for each other. Some even have each other's house keys. My neighbor has my alarm codes.  We all have each other's cell #'s.

It's not hard. If you don't like Irvine, look outside of Irvine.  Plenty of old established communities in Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, La Habra, Lakewood, Long Beach, etc.

If your expectation is for 1st generation immigrants to act like 3rd generation immigrants, you will be disappointed.

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Shouldn't you be more concerned with the water that comes out of the shower being toxic?  :P
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Is Irvine becoming Too Asian Part 2
« Last post by abosch00 on Yesterday at 05:28:18 PM »
China’s Millionaire Migration in Hongkouver and Canada:


At the 18:30 mark, they interview a woman complaining her entire neighborhood is full of houses bought by FCBs and then left empty.  She went on to say she didn't care that her house was now worth $1.x million, she wanted a sense of community.  She wrote to politicians and the local mayor told her to sell her house, take the cash, and move. 

Now I wonder, will we be seeing that happening in Irvine or has it already been happening?  Will the non-asians and FCB haters be "taking the cash" and moving elsewhere?  I think that's the real problem. 
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Is Irvine becoming Too Asian Part 2
« Last post by Happiness on Yesterday at 05:15:43 PM »
At a meeting between Ronald Reagan and Deng Xiaoping in the early 1980s, Ronald Reagan criticized the PRC for not allowing their people to freely emigrate.  Deng retorted that Americans should be grateful to the Communist Party for keeping PRC citizens at home because otherwise, the USA would be overrun with mainland Chinese.
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Hello, has anyone recently moved into a new build in Beacon Park (near the Great Park in Irvine)?

I'm interested in getting a home there but the very large shower cubicle (over 9 feet long) has the shower head on one side, and the shower dial on the other  ???. As the cubicle is so large, you will not be able to adjust the temperature and feel the water temperature simultaneously (therefore you will need to walk back and forth just to change the temperature!).

The construction manager has said this is "required by the City guidelines" and must be followed. Is this really true? Or are they saying this, as they made a mistake and don't want to fork out for the error?

Has anyone encountered this before, where showers of new builds in Irvine really need to be designed like this?

Thank you

These are 1%-er problems.

"My shower is 9 wt wide and I have to walk back and forth just to change the temperature!"

Also, the shower control was designed this way so that you can turn the shower on from outside the shower (so you won't have to enter the shower and get sprayed with cold water then have to run back out while the water warms up.

Funny you are "interested in getting a home there" but this is the one thing holding you back?

Trivial as it may be, this is my hard earned cash I am buying a home with.

Thanks for your input though, I'm flattered you took the time.
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Is Irvine becoming Too Asian Part 2
« Last post by Panda on Yesterday at 04:41:28 PM »
Cupertino's Asian demographics of 1990, Irvine's Asian demographics of 2000, and Johns Creek's Asian demographics profile for 2010 are almost identical to one another. Take a look at the census for those years and cities and demographics are 10 years apart from one another. Pretty much where I live is 10 years behind Irvine in terms of Asian demographics.

Cupertino 1990 demographics: http://www.bayareacensus.ca.gov/cities/Cupertino70.htm      23% Asian in 1990.

Johns Creek 2010 demographics:
http://www.johnscreekga.gov/QuickLinks/About/Demographics    23% Asian in 2010.

Opps. made a small mistake. Actually Cupertino and Johns Creek in a 20 year cycle in terms of Asian demographcis and a 15 years cycle with Irvine. Back in 2000, 29.8% of Irvine' demographics were Asians which is what the Asian demographic profile of Johns Creek looked like between 2014-2015.
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Owning the Land Under your House
« Last post by The California Court Company on Yesterday at 04:31:01 PM »
99 year lease is only for homes sold in UCI that are exclusive to their faculty members; these homes are way under market price of similar products in the rest of Irvine, because it is more a benefit offered by UCI
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Hello, has anyone recently moved into a new build in Beacon Park (near the Great Park in Irvine)?

I'm interested in getting a home there but the very large shower cubicle (over 9 feet long) has the shower head on one side, and the shower dial on the other  ???. As the cubicle is so large, you will not be able to adjust the temperature and feel the water temperature simultaneously (therefore you will need to walk back and forth just to change the temperature!).

The construction manager has said this is "required by the City guidelines" and must be followed. Is this really true? Or are they saying this, as they made a mistake and don't want to fork out for the error?

Has anyone encountered this before, where showers of new builds in Irvine really need to be designed like this?

Thank you

These are 1%-er problems.

"My shower is 9 wt wide and I have to walk back and forth just to change the temperature!"

Also, the shower control was designed this way so that you can turn the shower on from outside the shower (so you won't have to enter the shower and get sprayed with cold water then have to run back out while the water warms up.

Funny you are "interested in getting a home there" but this is the one thing holding you back?

I definitely wouldn't buy that home if that's the problem!! Stupid Irvine!
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Is Irvine becoming Too Asian Part 2
« Last post by WTTCHMN on Yesterday at 04:22:36 PM »
I went to Monta Vista High in the 90's... didn't feel nearly as Asian as Irvine today.

You should go back and see what Cupertino has become.
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Is Irvine becoming Too Asian Part 2
« Last post by wbresident on Yesterday at 04:21:23 PM »
I went to Monta Vista High in the 90's... didn't feel nearly as Asian as Irvine today.
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