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« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2019, 08:10:51 AM »
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Re: Great Park Retail
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2019, 12:13:35 PM »
I actually don't think a retail center will impact home values all that much.

Look at Tustin Legacy (where is qwertustin?). That's a prime retail center but I don't think Greenwood is trading similarly to Irvine (R2D can correct me if I'm wrong).

Greenwood is trading very similarly to Irvine.

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Tustin/305-Barnes-Rd-92782/home/108306879#property-history
Nov 7, 2016   
Bought for   $952,000
Apr 27, 2018   
Sold for $1,215,000   

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https://www.redfin.com/CA/Tustin/261-Barnes-Rd-92782/home/105486321#property-history
March 2016
Bought for $981K
June 2018
Sold for 1.225 Mil

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Re: Great Park Retail
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2019, 01:21:30 PM »
Two sales may not say for the whole community.

I actually don't think a retail center will impact home values all that much.

Look at Tustin Legacy (where is qwertustin?). That's a prime retail center but I don't think Greenwood is trading similarly to Irvine (R2D can correct me if I'm wrong).

Greenwood is trading very similarly to Irvine.

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Tustin/305-Barnes-Rd-92782/home/108306879#property-history
Nov 7, 2016   
Bought for   $952,000
Apr 27, 2018   
Sold for $1,215,000   

Another Greenwoood home
https://www.redfin.com/CA/Tustin/261-Barnes-Rd-92782/home/105486321#property-history
March 2016
Bought for $981K
June 2018
Sold for 1.225 Mil

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Re: Great Park Retail
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2019, 01:25:52 PM »
I think all homes in Irvine will generally go up...GP included.  Question is whether such appreciation is better, equal to, or lower than other comparable areas. 

Historically, I think PP has not appreciated as well as Stonegate or EW but that's just on my fuzzy memory.  Not sure about BP.

We recently spent some time in the parks in BP and I have to say that the amenities are nice but the lay out is just weird....feels like you are on the edge of the frontier.

I also worry about noise and light pollution.

I actually thought kinda similar about the layout. I visited one of those GP parks since I thought it was all cool and hip, but I didn't like it much for they seemed to lack a little bit of greenery. I liked PS or WB amenities more. But it's just my opinion. Some people might've loved GP ones.

Appreciation wise, I also think Stongate and Eastwood are more assuring choices, not necessarily guaranteeing a better life quality though.


 

Interesting - do you say SG and EV are stronger choices due to their proximity to the WB shopping center? I would argue that the GP homes are just as close plus they sit along the 133 and you can backdoor it to the 5 via Marine Way. Or is it more about the home layouts? There’s some funky floor plans in GP which may exclude multi-gen families (we’ve had to cut out some places that had 3 stories).

The Sales Manager at Cadence Park told me there’s plans for a fitness chain + a few restaurant chains in the CP area over the next 12-18 months - not sure if she was pulling MY chain but it would make sense to have something in that area so the Pavilion Park peeps have some options as well. If that is the case, I can see CP getting a quick boost in value.

If GP retail included a Target and Whole Foods I can only imagine the insanity that would ensue.

I think SG and EV will have better appreciation because they are The Irvine Company products whereas GP is of FivePoint. Now that may sound a little odd, but let me explain.

I actually like the interior layouts from GP. They are more unique and up-to-date instead of cookie cutters like TIC homes. But those TIC homes will give you less Mello-Roos money out of your pocket each year. As you might already know, MR from GP homes are ridiculous and they rise 2% each year when TIC MR will get less and less each year. I see it as a pure marketing strategy and it's working so far (example: Cypress Village East).

As you pointed out, the distance to the retails is pretty much all the same. The difference comes when GP keeps promising things that can't be kept, but once TIC announces something, it WILL get done soon. I'm sure it's a political mess they are dealing with, but to us buyers, we like to see something more assuring and firm.

I wouldn't like to agree with this, but school ratings do matter in Irvine. Those TIC villages will get you into Northwood High School when GP residents are fed to Portola High. PH is great, so called state of the art facilities and so on. But for investors, higher academic gradings, the better option for them to park money on. Thus those homes fed to NH will be sold a lot quicker than others.

Lastly, there is environmental hazard reasons, but I won't get into that here. You can look up those from someone called YellowFever if you would like to, but according to him, you don't wanna live in GP. Although I like Pavilion Park.

Now all these are just for the investment purposes only since you brought that up in the original post. If you wanna talk about the living qualities, that's a whole another discussion, but if you want to see where the appreciation is at, I would suggest SG, EV or CV(E) more. But if you love GP, then you should buy there. I could be wrong, but I just don't see the retails being built there any time soon. Also I'm not so sure if now is a good time to buy so that's another discussion.






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Re: Great Park Retail
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2019, 01:52:42 PM »
I think all homes in Irvine will generally go up...GP included.  Question is whether such appreciation is better, equal to, or lower than other comparable areas. 

Historically, I think PP has not appreciated as well as Stonegate or EW but that's just on my fuzzy memory.  Not sure about BP.

We recently spent some time in the parks in BP and I have to say that the amenities are nice but the lay out is just weird....feels like you are on the edge of the frontier.

I also worry about noise and light pollution.

I actually thought kinda similar about the layout. I visited one of those GP parks since I thought it was all cool and hip, but I didn't like it much for they seemed to lack a little bit of greenery. I liked PS or WB amenities more. But it's just my opinion. Some people might've loved GP ones.

Appreciation wise, I also think Stongate and Eastwood are more assuring choices, not necessarily guaranteeing a better life quality though.


 

Interesting - do you say SG and EV are stronger choices due to their proximity to the WB shopping center? I would argue that the GP homes are just as close plus they sit along the 133 and you can backdoor it to the 5 via Marine Way. Or is it more about the home layouts? There’s some funky floor plans in GP which may exclude multi-gen families (we’ve had to cut out some places that had 3 stories).

The Sales Manager at Cadence Park told me there’s plans for a fitness chain + a few restaurant chains in the CP area over the next 12-18 months - not sure if she was pulling MY chain but it would make sense to have something in that area so the Pavilion Park peeps have some options as well. If that is the case, I can see CP getting a quick boost in value.

If GP retail included a Target and Whole Foods I can only imagine the insanity that would ensue.


I actually like the interior layouts from GP. They are more unique and up-to-date instead of cookie cutters like TIC homes. But those TIC homes will give you less Mello-Roos money out of your pocket each year. As you might already know, MR from GP homes are ridiculous and they rise 2% each year when TIC MR will get less and less each year. I see it as a pure marketing strategy and it's working so far (example: Cypress Village East).


cancel amazon prime.  that's your 2% right there.

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Re: Great Park Retail
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2019, 01:57:23 PM »
I think all homes in Irvine will generally go up...GP included.  Question is whether such appreciation is better, equal to, or lower than other comparable areas. 

Historically, I think PP has not appreciated as well as Stonegate or EW but that's just on my fuzzy memory.  Not sure about BP.

We recently spent some time in the parks in BP and I have to say that the amenities are nice but the lay out is just weird....feels like you are on the edge of the frontier.

I also worry about noise and light pollution.

I actually thought kinda similar about the layout. I visited one of those GP parks since I thought it was all cool and hip, but I didn't like it much for they seemed to lack a little bit of greenery. I liked PS or WB amenities more. But it's just my opinion. Some people might've loved GP ones.

Appreciation wise, I also think Stongate and Eastwood are more assuring choices, not necessarily guaranteeing a better life quality though.


 

Interesting - do you say SG and EV are stronger choices due to their proximity to the WB shopping center? I would argue that the GP homes are just as close plus they sit along the 133 and you can backdoor it to the 5 via Marine Way. Or is it more about the home layouts? There’s some funky floor plans in GP which may exclude multi-gen families (we’ve had to cut out some places that had 3 stories).

The Sales Manager at Cadence Park told me there’s plans for a fitness chain + a few restaurant chains in the CP area over the next 12-18 months - not sure if she was pulling MY chain but it would make sense to have something in that area so the Pavilion Park peeps have some options as well. If that is the case, I can see CP getting a quick boost in value.

If GP retail included a Target and Whole Foods I can only imagine the insanity that would ensue.


I actually like the interior layouts from GP. They are more unique and up-to-date instead of cookie cutters like TIC homes. But those TIC homes will give you less Mello-Roos money out of your pocket each year. As you might already know, MR from GP homes are ridiculous and they rise 2% each year when TIC MR will get less and less each year. I see it as a pure marketing strategy and it's working so far (example: Cypress Village East).


cancel amazon prime.  that's your 2% right there.

Good point, but I don't think that's a compelling argument for investors move their mind.



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Re: Great Park Retail
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2019, 02:26:18 PM »

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Re: Great Park Retail
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2019, 02:40:48 PM »
I think all homes in Irvine will generally go up...GP included.  Question is whether such appreciation is better, equal to, or lower than other comparable areas. 

Historically, I think PP has not appreciated as well as Stonegate or EW but that's just on my fuzzy memory.  Not sure about BP.

We recently spent some time in the parks in BP and I have to say that the amenities are nice but the lay out is just weird....feels like you are on the edge of the frontier.

I also worry about noise and light pollution.

I actually thought kinda similar about the layout. I visited one of those GP parks since I thought it was all cool and hip, but I didn't like it much for they seemed to lack a little bit of greenery. I liked PS or WB amenities more. But it's just my opinion. Some people might've loved GP ones.

Appreciation wise, I also think Stongate and Eastwood are more assuring choices, not necessarily guaranteeing a better life quality though.


 

Interesting - do you say SG and EV are stronger choices due to their proximity to the WB shopping center? I would argue that the GP homes are just as close plus they sit along the 133 and you can backdoor it to the 5 via Marine Way. Or is it more about the home layouts? There’s some funky floor plans in GP which may exclude multi-gen families (we’ve had to cut out some places that had 3 stories).

The Sales Manager at Cadence Park told me there’s plans for a fitness chain + a few restaurant chains in the CP area over the next 12-18 months - not sure if she was pulling MY chain but it would make sense to have something in that area so the Pavilion Park peeps have some options as well. If that is the case, I can see CP getting a quick boost in value.

If GP retail included a Target and Whole Foods I can only imagine the insanity that would ensue.

I think SG and EV will have better appreciation because they are The Irvine Company products whereas GP is of FivePoint. Now that may sound a little odd, but let me explain.

I actually like the interior layouts from GP. They are more unique and up-to-date instead of cookie cutters like TIC homes. But those TIC homes will give you less Mello-Roos money out of your pocket each year. As you might already know, MR from GP homes are ridiculous and they rise 2% each year when TIC MR will get less and less each year. I see it as a pure marketing strategy and it's working so far (example: Cypress Village East).

As you pointed out, the distance to the retails is pretty much all the same. The difference comes when GP keeps promising things that can't be kept, but once TIC announces something, it WILL get done soon. I'm sure it's a political mess they are dealing with, but to us buyers, we like to see something more assuring and firm.

I wouldn't like to agree with this, but school ratings do matter in Irvine. Those TIC villages will get you into Northwood High School when GP residents are fed to Portola High. PH is great, so called state of the art facilities and so on. But for investors, higher academic gradings, the better option for them to park money on. Thus those homes fed to NH will be sold a lot quicker than others.

Lastly, there is environmental hazard reasons, but I won't get into that here. You can look up those from someone called YellowFever if you would like to, but according to him, you don't wanna live in GP. Although I like Pavilion Park.

Now all these are just for the investment purposes only since you brought that up in the original post. If you wanna talk about the living qualities, that's a whole another discussion, but if you want to see where the appreciation is at, I would suggest SG, EV or CV(E) more. But if you love GP, then you should buy there. I could be wrong, but I just don't see the retails being built there any time soon. Also I'm not so sure if now is a good time to buy so that's another discussion.

This is just a personal thing but I don't like the layout of GP in that it feel way way too spread out.  TIC stuff is cookie cutter from above but from the ground, they do a good job of mixing up the buildings, layout, and landscaping so that you are not overwhelmed by looking at like 100 or 200 homes.   Since everything is at eye-level, there is no sense of endless rows of homes. 

It is one of the issues I have with Portola Springs...when you come from the entry way and into the community...you basically get to see like 30 rows of homes.

I think retail will not hurt or harm BP and PP...it's just not see as a "proper" part of Irvine.  Maybe in 20 years it will be but right now...I feel like people see GP as its own city rather than part of Irvine.

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Re: Great Park Retail
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2019, 03:04:15 PM »
I think all homes in Irvine will generally go up...GP included.  Question is whether such appreciation is better, equal to, or lower than other comparable areas. 

Historically, I think PP has not appreciated as well as Stonegate or EW but that's just on my fuzzy memory.  Not sure about BP.

We recently spent some time in the parks in BP and I have to say that the amenities are nice but the lay out is just weird....feels like you are on the edge of the frontier.

I also worry about noise and light pollution.

I actually thought kinda similar about the layout. I visited one of those GP parks since I thought it was all cool and hip, but I didn't like it much for they seemed to lack a little bit of greenery. I liked PS or WB amenities more. But it's just my opinion. Some people might've loved GP ones.

Appreciation wise, I also think Stongate and Eastwood are more assuring choices, not necessarily guaranteeing a better life quality though.


 

Interesting - do you say SG and EV are stronger choices due to their proximity to the WB shopping center? I would argue that the GP homes are just as close plus they sit along the 133 and you can backdoor it to the 5 via Marine Way. Or is it more about the home layouts? There’s some funky floor plans in GP which may exclude multi-gen families (we’ve had to cut out some places that had 3 stories).

The Sales Manager at Cadence Park told me there’s plans for a fitness chain + a few restaurant chains in the CP area over the next 12-18 months - not sure if she was pulling MY chain but it would make sense to have something in that area so the Pavilion Park peeps have some options as well. If that is the case, I can see CP getting a quick boost in value.

If GP retail included a Target and Whole Foods I can only imagine the insanity that would ensue.

I think SG and EV will have better appreciation because they are The Irvine Company products whereas GP is of FivePoint. Now that may sound a little odd, but let me explain.

I actually like the interior layouts from GP. They are more unique and up-to-date instead of cookie cutters like TIC homes. But those TIC homes will give you less Mello-Roos money out of your pocket each year. As you might already know, MR from GP homes are ridiculous and they rise 2% each year when TIC MR will get less and less each year. I see it as a pure marketing strategy and it's working so far (example: Cypress Village East).

As you pointed out, the distance to the retails is pretty much all the same. The difference comes when GP keeps promising things that can't be kept, but once TIC announces something, it WILL get done soon. I'm sure it's a political mess they are dealing with, but to us buyers, we like to see something more assuring and firm.

I wouldn't like to agree with this, but school ratings do matter in Irvine. Those TIC villages will get you into Northwood High School when GP residents are fed to Portola High. PH is great, so called state of the art facilities and so on. But for investors, higher academic gradings, the better option for them to park money on. Thus those homes fed to NH will be sold a lot quicker than others.

Lastly, there is environmental hazard reasons, but I won't get into that here. You can look up those from someone called YellowFever if you would like to, but according to him, you don't wanna live in GP. Although I like Pavilion Park.

Now all these are just for the investment purposes only since you brought that up in the original post. If you wanna talk about the living qualities, that's a whole another discussion, but if you want to see where the appreciation is at, I would suggest SG, EV or CV(E) more. But if you love GP, then you should buy there. I could be wrong, but I just don't see the retails being built there any time soon. Also I'm not so sure if now is a good time to buy so that's another discussion.

This is just a personal thing but I don't like the layout of GP in that it feel way way too spread out.  TIC stuff is cookie cutter from above but from the ground, they do a good job of mixing up the buildings, layout, and landscaping so that you are not overwhelmed by looking at like 100 or 200 homes.   Since everything is at eye-level, there is no sense of endless rows of homes. 

It is one of the issues I have with Portola Springs...when you come from the entry way and into the community...you basically get to see like 30 rows of homes.

I think retail will not hurt or harm BP and PP...it's just not see as a "proper" part of Irvine.  Maybe in 20 years it will be but right now...I feel like people see GP as its own city rather than part of Irvine.

I'm not exactly sure what you talking about and it possibly will open up another yard vs no yard type of argument, but yeah I agree TIC does a good job making things look good and natural.


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Re: Great Park Retail
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2019, 05:44:39 PM »
Two sales may not say for the whole community.

Ok, here's 4 more and basically tells the same tale. There's not a whole lot of resale activities since Greenwood is 2/3 years new.

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Tustin/16-Windrow-Rd-92782/home/103690627#property-history
2016 1.30 mil bought
2018 1.56 mil sold

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Tustin/273-Downs-Rd-92782/home/112718688#property-history
2017 1.19 mil bought
2018 1.30 mil sold

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Tustin/206-Barnes-Rd-92782/home/101836703#property-history
2016 1.24 mil bought
2018 1.39 mil sold

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/15-Stafford-Pl-Tustin-CA-92782/236707603_zpid/
2017 1.48 mil bought
2018 1.65 mil sold

Greenwood is trading very similarly to Irvine.

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Re: Great Park Retail
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2019, 08:47:40 PM »
imo, greenwood (Crawford and Stafford specifically) will have a lot of problems as resales go. It needs a really big bull market to make money in those homes.

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Re: Great Park Retail
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2019, 06:51:15 AM »

cancel amazon prime.  that's your 2% right there.


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Re: Great Park Retail
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2019, 08:47:29 AM »
imo, greenwood (Crawford and Stafford specifically) will have a lot of problems as resales go. It needs a really big bull market to make money in those homes.

Also...resaling new homes first time around is a lot easier.   People are okay with buying homes that are fairly newly and completed as compared to waiting for something to build in 6 months and then going through all the hassles of new homes.

It will be interesting to see what happens in 5 years. 

Columbus Grove/Tustin Fields are still hovering around $400/square foot...which is significantly less than most other Irvine neighborhoods. 

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« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2019, 08:49:49 AM »
imo, greenwood (Crawford and Stafford specifically) will have a lot of problems as resales go. It needs a really big bull market to make money in those homes.

Are these homes really zoned to Tustin High School?  How is that school?  It's rated a 7 on greatschools and I feel like the only school I can trust in TUSD is Beckman.  Do other people think differently? 
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« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2019, 09:14:58 AM »
imo, greenwood (Crawford and Stafford specifically) will have a lot of problems as resales go. It needs a really big bull market to make money in those homes.

This is why I referenced you because you know that area better than I do.

But Kenkoko's posts say that Greenwood is trading the same as Irvine... what problems do you feel are contrary to that (other than the Jamboree Super Highway :) )?
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