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Re: Stafford at Greenwood - FLOORPLANS OUT
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2015, 12:36:25 PM »
Yes, I am concerned about the train noise (and I'm not happy you can see planes flying over either, but there is less and less land out there, and if it's not the train, airport etc, it's a major road or toll road.

We were thinking of moving to Saviero (but I didn't like the plan one which was the only thing that could have worked for us and then the noise we could hear in the backyard of the house they had built (no models were built for that house and I think to this day it's still not sold) completely killed the deal. We didn't want to move near Orchard Hills school either because likely it's got lots of bells going off all day long (never really checked but that is what we assumed).

And I'm not thrilled about all the apts near Stand Pac homes, esp knowing there are a decent number of low income units.

We had a house years ago that had a less than optimal location and when we wanted to sell, all we heard was but it's near........ and you couldn't see or hear it. When we lived in Tustin Ranch and eventually rented the house out and later sold all we heard was but it's in Tustin Ranch not Irvine. In a hot sellers market, who cares? You can always resell but in a buyers market, that isn't the case, so I always look at the negative aspects to location when I decide what to buy.

My better half takes the train every day to Burbank and he either goes thru the Irvine Station or Tustin so being close by if we don't hear the noise is a plus for us and I have nothing but good things to say about our house that was built by Standard Pacific so I'd love to buy from that builder again. I think they have some homes coming to Beacon Park. If they have a house like the plan one in Stafford, I'd probably prefer Irvine over Tustin Legacy.

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Re: Stafford at Greenwood - FLOORPLANS OUT
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2015, 12:36:33 PM »
if i recall you were concerned about train noise. just go stand in the model, you wont hear the train from inside the house, the two closest railroad crossing are quiet zones. although occassionaly the freight train still does blow its horn.

They haven't been quiet zones of late...they are blowin' horns all night.

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Re: Stafford at Greenwood - FLOORPLANS OUT
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2015, 12:52:13 PM »
Doesn't R2S have a 4-car garage? Why would you move? :)
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Re: Stafford at Greenwood - FLOORPLANS OUT
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2015, 01:23:33 PM »
if i recall you were concerned about train noise. just go stand in the model, you wont hear the train from inside the house, the two closest railroad crossing are quiet zones. although occassionaly the freight train still does blow its horn.

They haven't been quiet zones of late...they are blowin' horns all night.

my own snores may be drowning out the horn :-)

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Re: Stafford at Greenwood - FLOORPLANS OUT
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2015, 03:32:01 PM »
 :)
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Re: Stafford at Greenwood - FLOORPLANS OUT
« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2015, 04:02:11 PM »
the smallest plan is 3,711, if just below $1.2M was $1,175,000 that would be $316 sq ft.

Similar size home in OH are Messina (3,531 - 3,801), Vicenza (3,654 - 4,171) and Saviero (3,795 - 4,050), Messina starts at $1,519,000 or $430 sq/ft, Vicenza starts at $1,604,000 or $438 sq/ft and Saviero starts at $1,615,000 or $425 sq/ft.  So Stafford trades at a 25% to Saviero. $400K is a lot of money.

I thought superpowers would be worth more than gates and orchards :-)

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Re: Stafford at Greenwood - FLOORPLANS OUT
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2015, 05:26:23 PM »
the smallest plan is 3,711, if just below $1.2M was $1,175,000 that would be $316 sq ft.

Similar size home in OH are Messina (3,531 - 3,801), Vicenza (3,654 - 4,171) and Saviero (3,795 - 4,050), Messina starts at $1,519,000 or $430 sq/ft, Vicenza starts at $1,604,000 or $438 sq/ft and Saviero starts at $1,615,000 or $425 sq/ft.  So Stafford trades at a 25% to Saviero. $400K is a lot of money.

I thought superpowers would be worth more than gates and orchards :-)
I am assuming Harakju posted something about the price and then removed it.  Based on your post guess he indicated that Stafford price is less than 1.2 million.  Then it would be  a very serious competition to OH since even Capellas are now in the 1.4s.  What are the chances that OH prices will drop?

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Re: Stafford at Greenwood - FLOORPLANS OUT
« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2015, 05:33:31 PM »
I'm interested in buying a new home. Personally I don't think OH competes with Tustin Legacy. The only thing similar is new homes in the Tustin school district.

Tustin Legacy is going to attract buyers who are looking for homes which are lower $ per sq foot and they'll get it due to the location. Planes, trains and automobiles being the main issue. Also there is no low cost housing in OH. Tustin Legacy will have a lot of apts and low cost housing within walking distance.

I doubt OH will drop in price any more than North Irvine (PP, Stonegate, etc) had to drop prices because of Baker Ranch.

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Re: Stafford at Greenwood - FLOORPLANS OUT
« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2015, 05:36:47 PM »
the smallest plan is 3,711, if just below $1.2M was $1,175,000 that would be $316 sq ft.

Similar size home in OH are Messina (3,531 - 3,801), Vicenza (3,654 - 4,171) and Saviero (3,795 - 4,050), Messina starts at $1,519,000 or $430 sq/ft, Vicenza starts at $1,604,000 or $438 sq/ft and Saviero starts at $1,615,000 or $425 sq/ft.  So Stafford trades at a 25% to Saviero. $400K is a lot of money.

I thought superpowers would be worth more than gates and orchards :-)

Oh come now, developments named after picturesque Mediterranean towns have to be worth more than developments named after dead white guys.

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Re: Stafford at Greenwood - FLOORPLANS OUT
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2015, 12:47:33 PM »
Got to preview Stafford today. StanPac looks very nice. Phase one estimated at a December move-in.

Pricing was listed as follows:

Plan 1 - two are available, both at 3880sqft. One for $1,287,900 and the other at $1,303,900.
($336/sqft for the former and $332/sqft for the latter)

Plan 2 - one available at 3711sqft at $1,239,900.
($334/sqft)

Plan 3 - three available. Two are at 3961sqft. First is at $1,269,900. Second is at $1,282,900 and includes "2-Car + Storage Garage." Third is at 3831sqft as it does not include the "guest suite" and is priced at $1,225,900.
($324/sqft, $321/sqft, and $320/sqft respectively)

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Re: Stafford at Greenwood - FLOORPLANS OUT
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2015, 06:04:03 PM »
Plan 1 needs to separate its price more from the other two, and on StanPac's site, it gives a range of sq ft, yet there's no garage storage to expand, that can't be a 150 sq ft wine room?

Only one plan 2 for phase 1?  Best floorplan for Stafford, it's just missing a nook off the kitchen, it's our most utilized space in our current house.  Great upstairs layout, deck off the loft/bonus room is a nice option (better than off master bedroom)

Plan 3 has the better downstairs but I'm kinda meh on the upstairs.  Masters should have the back wall solo and not share any walls with secondary bedrooms.  Loft/bonus room is too small and a better launch would be in the middle of the level instead of the corner.  Priced well, best deal of the 3?

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Re: Stafford at Greenwood - FLOORPLANS OUT
« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2015, 07:35:36 PM »
Plan 1 is only 54 sq foot difference between the low end of sq foot and the high end. I'm assuming the extra sq footage is dependent upon the elevation with the bay window in front being the added 54 sq feet.

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Re: Stafford at Greenwood - FLOORPLANS OUT
« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2015, 10:19:25 AM »
Plan 3

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Re: Stafford at Greenwood - FLOORPLANS OUT
« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2015, 05:24:01 PM »
We looked at Stafford over the weekend and the models were nice. We liked the plan 2 and are going to buy it, hopefully in first couple of phases.

The home sites were ~5250 sq. ft and up for first phase and all models have 10' ceiling on the main floor. The prices are little higher than what we had expected, but I guess they have too many qualified buyers. When we were there at 10am on Sunday, there were at least 6-7 other families walking around.

We have been living in Irvine for last 12+ years, but now we want to live in newer style homes, do not want to go north of I-5 and live close to places we normally go to (we go to district and market place two-three times a week) and don't need IUSD anymore.

Before someone thinks, I am not working for Standard Pacific.

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Re: Stafford at Greenwood - FLOORPLANS OUT
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2015, 05:53:05 PM »
I'm guessing there will be plenty of buyers like confuzed, don't need or care about iusd and just want to be closer to the places they visit frequently (work, shopping, etc) which is why I think they will sell well

 

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