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Is Orchard Hills affecting your buying decision?

Yes, I am waiting to buy in Orchard Hills
14 (17.5%)
Maybe, I want to see what they are priced at and then decide
18 (22.5%)
No, I am buying in another new TIC build (ie Stonegate, Cypress Village, PS)
13 (16.3%)
No, I am buying in a 5 Points new build (Pavilion Park)
10 (12.5%)
No, I am buying resale near Orchard Hills because of the Halo Effect
2 (2.5%)
No, I am buying resale somewhere else in Irvine (if the inventory gets better)
4 (5%)
Irvine is the lame... Baker Ranch rocks!
9 (11.3%)
Other
10 (12.5%)

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Re: Who is waiting for Orchard Hills?
« Reply #300 on: June 02, 2014, 02:52:40 PM »
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Re: Who is waiting for Orchard Hills?
« Reply #301 on: June 02, 2014, 02:56:03 PM »
I believe the non-gated side can be easily converted to being guard gated
If it's not gated now, it won't be gated later.

I'm pretty sure non-Grove homes are out of luck when the zombies attack.

If the majority of the HOA members vote for gates, then it can be done.  The Hawks Pointe development in Fullerton did exactly this.  If members of the HOA believe the values of their home will increase significantly if gates were installed there would be no reason not to do it.  Laguna altura and Lamber Ranch are good examples of how home values appreciate with guard gates.

Has as much of a chance of happening as TUSD building another high school and bifurcating Beckman.

Why would you say it has little to no chance of happening?  If the value of my home increases by $100K or more because of the guard gates, I would seriously vote in favor of installing it. 

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Re: Who is waiting for Orchard Hills?
« Reply #302 on: June 02, 2014, 02:58:55 PM »
Keep your riff raff outta the guard gated side homie... your money is too short!
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Re: Who is waiting for Orchard Hills?
« Reply #303 on: June 02, 2014, 03:22:54 PM »
Has as much of a chance of happening as TUSD building another high school and bifurcating Beckman.

O, what's that in the middle?  TUSD High School #4


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Re: Who is waiting for Orchard Hills?
« Reply #304 on: June 02, 2014, 04:17:13 PM »
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Re: Who is waiting for Orchard Hills?
« Reply #305 on: June 02, 2014, 04:19:41 PM »
One can't gate a community later because of traffic engineering. Public vs private street affects law enforcement and fire truck turning radius. Public streets must meet street surveying criteria and speed calibration regularly so cops could issue traffic citations. Public streets do not fall into HOA liability where private streets will raise HOA fee due to slip and fall liabilities.

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I believe the non-gated side can be easily converted to being guard gated
If it's not gated now, it won't be gated later.

I'm pretty sure non-Grove homes are out of luck when the zombies attack.

If the majority of the HOA members vote for gates, then it can be done.  The Hawks Pointe development in Fullerton did exactly this.  If members of the HOA believe the values of their home will increase significantly if gates were installed there would be no reason not to do it.  Laguna altura and Lamber Ranch are good examples of how home values appreciate with guard gates. 
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Re: Who is waiting for Orchard Hills?
« Reply #306 on: June 02, 2014, 04:19:58 PM »
I believe the non-gated side can be easily converted to being guard gated
If it's not gated now, it won't be gated later.

I'm pretty sure non-Grove homes are out of luck when the zombies attack.

If the majority of the HOA members vote for gates, then it can be done.  The Hawks Pointe development in Fullerton did exactly this.  If members of the HOA believe the values of their home will increase significantly if gates were installed there would be no reason not to do it.  Laguna altura and Lamber Ranch are good examples of how home values appreciate with guard gates.

Has as much of a chance of happening as TUSD building another high school and bifurcating Beckman.

Why would you say it has little to no chance of happening?  If the value of my home increases by $100K or more because of the guard gates, I would seriously vote in favor of installing it.

And if HOA fees go up by $10, your neighbor won't.

Not following you.  I would put the gates in all day long if my HOA fees only goes up by $10/month.

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Re: Who is waiting for Orchard Hills?
« Reply #307 on: June 02, 2014, 04:47:16 PM »
@AA: RE: AfterGate:

With the number of homes you are looking at, I think it will be hard to get a majority vote, something with the economic impact of guarded gates will be a large bump to the HOA fees (you have to include cost to build) so majority might be defined as 80-90% which would be very tough to obtain.

Additionally, you have to get city sign off and the other things that IHS mentioned.

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Re: Who is waiting for Orchard Hills?
« Reply #308 on: June 02, 2014, 05:34:01 PM »
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Re: Who is waiting for Orchard Hills?
« Reply #309 on: June 24, 2014, 01:31:11 PM »
@AA: RE: AfterGate:

With the number of homes you are looking at, I think it will be hard to get a majority vote, something with the economic impact of guarded gates will be a large bump to the HOA fees (you have to include cost to build) so majority might be defined as 80-90% which would be very tough to obtain.

Additionally, you have to get city sign off and the other things that IHS mentioned.

This is Irvine, not Fullerton, stuff isn't that easy.

Montecito Vista in Irvine did just that in Irvine.  >:D



Master Plan Modification to add vehicular gates to the Montecito Vista project at 4000 El Camino Real in PA 4.

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Re: Who is waiting for Orchard Hills?
« Reply #310 on: June 24, 2014, 01:42:10 PM »
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Re: Who is waiting for Orchard Hills?
« Reply #311 on: June 24, 2014, 01:48:28 PM »
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