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Offline mgc949

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Newer Home vs Older Home
« on: July 20, 2018, 03:29:57 AM »
I'm debating whether to buy a home in Northpark vs the Great Park. In Northpark, I get a guard gated community, 5 pools, tennis courts, lower taxes and lower HOA...and my own driveway. In the Great Park, I get a Motor Court, NEW home, and higher taxes. What would buyers prefer whenever I want to sell?
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Re: Newer Home vs Older Home
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 07:12:07 AM »
If you plan to live in this for 5+ years, you should focus on what *you* prefer... and we can't know what buyers prefer that many years down the line.

If you ask me, I would rather have the driveway and lower taxes (the guard gate is not a pro for me). But it's hard to answer this question without seeing the floorplan... assuming the price is the same.
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Re: Newer Home vs Older Home
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 07:27:00 AM »
You're going to receive different answers.  Too many unknowns, plus it boils down to a matter of preference.  I know many people that steer clear from the extra taxes and others that stay clear of older homes.  I know you're looking for guidance, but you're probably not going to get what you want here.  Good Luck.
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Re: Newer Home vs Older Home
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 07:46:54 AM »
I'm debating whether to buy a home in Northpark vs the Great Park. In Northpark, I get a guard gated community, 5 pools, tennis courts, lower taxes and lower HOA...and my own driveway. In the Great Park, I get a Motor Court, NEW home, and higher taxes. What would buyers prefer whenever I want to sell?

Based on what you wrote, looks like you have much more pros from NP. NP is a Tustin school district so that's something you might want to consider also.

I would choose NP unless the home needs too many repairs and re-upgrades for I think it's a better location and I like thier amenities too.

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Re: Newer Home vs Older Home
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2018, 07:52:35 AM »
You should also look at PS Juniper:
https://www.villagesofirvine.com/villages-neighborhoods/portola-springs/juniper/

Location is nice and elevated and MR not too bad.

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Re: Newer Home vs Older Home
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2018, 08:05:20 AM »
Northpark if you can find a floorplan that doesn’t suck.

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Re: Newer Home vs Older Home
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2018, 12:00:09 PM »
Resale GP or new GP?  New GP sucks, older GP in PP is better.  GP development got worse overtime IMO.

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Re: Newer Home vs Older Home
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2018, 12:10:59 PM »
Resale GP or new GP?  New GP sucks, older GP in PP is better.  GP development got worse overtime IMO.

What about that another new park called, Novel Park, IHS3000 just announced?

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Re: Newer Home vs Older Home
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2018, 12:14:17 PM »
Resale GP or new GP?  New GP sucks, older GP in PP is better.  GP development got worse overtime IMO.

I think mgc949 means new GP based on the mentioning of Motor Court homes. PP is all SFR, right?

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Re: Newer Home vs Older Home
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2018, 12:20:30 PM »
Resale GP or new GP?  New GP sucks, older GP in PP is better.  GP development got worse overtime IMO.

What about that another new park called, Novel Park, IHS3000 just announced?
What is Novel Park? Is it more of the same:

Flat Roof + No Rain Gutter = LOL

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Re: Newer Home vs Older Home
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2018, 12:33:02 PM »
Resale GP or new GP?  New GP sucks, older GP in PP is better.  GP development got worse overtime IMO.

What about that another new park called, Novel Park, IHS3000 just announced?
What is Novel Park? Is it more of the same:

Flat Roof + No Rain Gutter = LOL


So it’s not novel?

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Re: Newer Home vs Older Home
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2018, 12:56:12 PM »
Resale GP or new GP?  New GP sucks, older GP in PP is better.  GP development got worse overtime IMO.

What about that another new park called, Novel Park, IHS3000 just announced?
What is Novel Park? Is it more of the same:

Flat Roof + No Rain Gutter = LOL


So it’s not novel?

Is that for real? Is the rain gutter a upgrade option you have to add/pay?
I really hope BTB was just joking around.


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Re: Newer Home vs Older Home
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2018, 01:05:12 PM »
Even if it was an option. If you can’t afford an extra couple hundred of dollars, maybe buying a house is not for you. ;)

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Re: Newer Home vs Older Home
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2018, 01:13:34 PM »
Even if it was an option. If you can’t afford an extra couple hundred of dollars, maybe buying a house is not for you. ;)

It's not about the extra cost that's wrong. The rain gutter is something that should be included default like the entry door or windows. Does that even pass the inspection without rain gutters? 

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Re: Newer Home vs Older Home
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2018, 01:22:36 PM »
Your sounding retail right now. (Worried about small things)

 

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