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Re: Cariz at PS
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2014, 08:22:14 AM »
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Re: Cariz at PS
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2015, 12:52:00 PM »
They released phase 3 last weekend (3/14) and sold 16 of 18 available. Model 1 and 1X pricing up to 469.9k and 499.9k respectively...
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Re: Cariz at PS
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2015, 08:56:36 PM »
Just wondering, their 4 bedrooms 1900sqft townhomes seem very well priced (600k) compared to nearby communities such as Woodbury or Stonegate. Obviously the 3 floor floorplans is a big con. But is there other reasons why the units are cheaper than nearby communities? A 2 bedroom 1300-1400sqft in Stonegate go for about 550k+

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Re: Cariz at PS
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2015, 10:06:11 PM »
Just wondering, their 4 bedrooms 1900sqft townhomes seem very well priced (600k) compared to nearby communities such as Woodbury or Stonegate. Obviously the 3 floor floorplans is a big con. But is there other reasons why the units are cheaper than nearby communities? A 2 bedroom 1300-1400sqft in Stonegate go for about 550k+

You answered your own question: 3 floors and in PS


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Re: Cariz at PS
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2015, 10:33:28 PM »
But what is wrong about PS? It is right next to Stonegate so really it's just as remote. Also, it's right by the great park upscale neighborhoods.

What will be different between PS and Stonegate once it's fully built?

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Re: Cariz at PS
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2015, 10:42:47 PM »
But what is wrong about PS? It is right next to Stonegate so really it's just as remote. Also, it's right by the great park upscale neighborhoods.

What will be different between PS and Stonegate once it's fully built?

You are bringing to much logic and sense to the discussion. Get out of here with that junk. PS is at least 15 minutes away from stonegate. All kidding aside I complete agree with you. PS is next to SG and PP and somehow some people here think SG is central and PS the inland empire.

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Re: Cariz at PS
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2015, 10:49:04 PM »
But what is wrong about PS? It is right next to Stonegate so really it's just as remote. Also, it's right by the great park upscale neighborhoods.

What will be different between PS and Stonegate once it's fully built?
3 stories is the kicker card. have you tried looking at resales?
If you want new, have you considered sage 2?!

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Re: Cariz at PS
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2015, 11:53:42 PM »
Make sure you don't open your 3rd story window if you live at Cariz.  Those semi trucks barreling down the toll road are deafening at that proximity.


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Re: Cariz at PS
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2015, 02:27:12 AM »
But what is wrong about PS? It is right next to Stonegate so really it's just as remote. Also, it's right by the great park upscale neighborhoods.

What will be different between PS and Stonegate once it's fully built?

There's nothing wrong with PS but Cariz is wedged between PP and the 133. The location is more comparable to Stonegate East - not Stonegate proper. 

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Re: Cariz at PS
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2015, 03:29:16 PM »
I didn't think of the proximity to the 133 actually. When I visited, the area, it was extremely quiet but it was on the weekend. I figure proximity to 133 isn't as bad as proximity to 5/405 for instance. It is probably very quiet except during rush hour. Will the 133 actually be seen from the 3rd story window of some of those units?

I guess I'm trying to figure out why those 4 bedrooms units would cost 100-150k  less than it would cost in SG/WB/CV. So far, proximity to 133 and 3 stories floorplan seem to be reason why.

Technically, I don't really need a 4 bedroom house for at least 5 years or so. I'm looking to buy something that would have a good resale value when I'm ready to buy a bigger house. Budget would be 500-600k. I like the CV/SG/WB/PS area. I'm wondering if a 2 bedroom 1300-1400sq ft townhome in CV/SG/WB would see better appreciation over that timespan than a 4bdrm 1900sqft at PS with the above disadvantages..


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Re: Cariz at PS
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Re: Cariz at PS
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2015, 07:52:40 PM »
I didn't think of the proximity to the 133 actually. When I visited, the area, it was extremely quiet but it was on the weekend. I figure proximity to 133 isn't as bad as proximity to 5/405 for instance. It is probably very quiet except during rush hour. Will the 133 actually be seen from the 3rd story window of some of those units?

I guess I'm trying to figure out why those 4 bedrooms units would cost 100-150k  less than it would cost in SG/WB/CV. So far, proximity to 133 and 3 stories floorplan seem to be reason why.

Technically, I don't really need a 4 bedroom house for at least 5 years or so. I'm looking to buy something that would have a good resale value when I'm ready to buy a bigger house. Budget would be 500-600k. I like the CV/SG/WB/PS area. I'm wondering if a 2 bedroom 1300-1400sq ft townhome in CV/SG/WB would see better appreciation over that timespan than a 4bdrm 1900sqft at PS with the above disadvantages..



Cariz just has a more dense set up and in my mind is more of a "Condominium" type setup, which is more closely related to an apartment type feel. Most of those other products in the other villages are more of "Townhome/Townhouse" setup with no one above or below you with a maximum of two neighbors (one on each side). This is naturally more desirable and fetches more $/sqft.

If 600k is your range and you are looking for more of a Townhouse style, I would suggest Zinnia. The plan 3 is around 590k and has 3 BR 2.5 Bath (with only two stories, which always better than 3 when considering resale).

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Re: Cariz at PS
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2015, 07:52:01 PM »
I just went to Cariz and Willow by KB last weekend.  Cariz is all sold out except for 1.  They said that they are raising prices 8-15k.  Cariz seems more favorable than the 4 story Willow.  Some of the models at Cariz have garages 2 cars wide instead of 2 cars deep.  Also price per sqft at Cariz seems better since stairs are included in the calculations.

I couldn't imagine myself living in either one of these dumps.  They put music in the apartments so you wouldn't hear the kids screaming at the pool.  It's going to be very cramped and I can already see everyone fighting over guest parking so that they only park 1 car in the 2-deep garage. 

Also I believe that HOA was high, something like $315/mo.

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Re: Cariz at PS
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2015, 08:05:22 PM »
I just went to Cariz and Willow by KB last weekend.  Cariz is all sold out except for 1.  They said that they are raising prices 8-15k.  Cariz seems more favorable than the 4 story Willow.  Some of the models at Cariz have garages 2 cars wide instead of 2 cars deep.  Also price per sqft at Cariz seems better since stairs are included in the calculations.

I couldn't imagine myself living in either one of these dumps.  They put music in the apartments so you wouldn't hear the kids screaming at the pool.  It's going to be very cramped and I can already see everyone fighting over guest parking so that they only park 1 car in the 2-deep garage. 

Also I believe that HOA was high, something like $315/mo.

#veryStraightForward

"I couldn't imagine myself living in either one of these dumps.  They put music in the apartments so you wouldn't hear the kids screaming at the pool."

That cracks me up. Welcome to TI.


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Re: Cariz at PS
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2015, 04:26:58 PM »
I love the floorplans and you all are crazy. They are very open and filled with lots of light. They are also very big with usable outdoor rooms. I have looked at every single condo community in Irvine, Mission San Juan, and Baker Ranch. I have some pretty specific needs. For example, I want to live on the second floor. Also, I want a decent outdoor space. I've also looked at every resale for the last year. If things go as planned, I will be purchasing at Cariz.

Acacia and Zinnia are more centrally located. However, the noise from the 5 freeway is unbearable. I visited there on an early Sunday and the noise was terrible. Any balcony or patio would be useless.  The laundry rooms were a closet and had stackable washer/dryer units. The kitchens were small.  Don't get me started on the floorplans. Awkward.  The 2 bedroom unit at Acacia is about 1100 square feet and a lot more expensive.

Mission San Juan is pretty but far away. Baker Ranch? Well, it's sandwiched between a jail and an industrial park.  Stonegate?  ugh!  It's flat and remote and in a grid. At least Cariz is really close to the toll road.  Also I hate those STONEGATE entrance signs.  Did the designers really need to use 6 foot tall letters. And if they were going to make some sort of grand statement, maybe the 'gate' should be stone, not cheap-ass block wall.

I thought about Orchard Hills entrata. They were ok but I didn't like the claustrophobic atrium. Maybe my resale won't be as good. I don't know. It's always a gamble. But I do know I will like where I live for the next phase of my life.

Take care,
Achilles

PS The sounds of kids enjoying the pool on the weekend isn't such a bad thing. Wow!

 

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