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Which neighborhood do you prefer?

Great Park
6 (17.6%)
Villages of Irvine
25 (73.5%)
Other
3 (8.8%)

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Re: Great Park vs Villages of Irvine
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2022, 12:08:49 AM »
I don't know - unless the view is really spectacular I think you get over it in time, but you never get over a lack of enough living space. I once lived on the top floor of a high-rise apartment building; the view was great for the first month or two, then I stopped paying attention to it. Humans have an amazing ability to get accustomed to things.

You're comparing an apartment building to a 2000 sq ft house.  ;D

This is not about lack of enough living spaces with view vs. enough living spaces without view.

This is about enough living spaces with view vs. big ass house without view.  ;D

Davin was referring to top floor units  for a high rise. Those tend to be penthouse units with large sqft.

My last penthouse was over 2300 sqft with 180 panoramic view for example.

I will also take enough living spaces with view over big house without view  :)

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Re: Great Park vs Villages of Irvine
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2022, 12:10:54 AM »
Wow most people prefer the view lot.
I forgot to say for the same price, half year ago we saw a house, single story, 3CWG and driveway, 2800 sqft, view lot , on a cul de sac, enough backyard space to build infinity pool, zoned for a top 50 ranked HS in the state, not backed to a major street,  for the same price as the two examples I gave today. Probably we should have gambled and emptied our investment fund to get that house.

This sounds like a Turtle Rock Terrace house  :D

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Irvine/5712-Oakley-Ter-92603/home/4741437
 ;D

Yes, I submitted an offer on the home.  Wish me luck.  haha

Good luck Martin. That is one amazing house.

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Re: Great Park vs Villages of Irvine
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2022, 10:56:55 AM »
Wow most people prefer the view lot.
I forgot to say for the same price, half year ago we saw a house, single story, 3CWG and driveway, 2800 sqft, view lot , on a cul de sac, enough backyard space to build infinity pool, zoned for a top 50 ranked HS in the state, not backed to a major street,  for the same price as the two examples I gave today. Probably we should have gambled and emptied our investment fund to get that house.

This sounds like a Turtle Rock Terrace house  :D

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Irvine/5712-Oakley-Ter-92603/home/4741437
 ;D

Yes, I submitted an offer on the home.  Wish me luck.  haha

Good luck Martin!

Curious what you think a remodel like that costs?

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Re: Great Park vs Villages of Irvine
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2022, 11:01:14 AM »
@USC: Is that TRock house for you? If you close on that, I want to see it. And well deserved if you get it.
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Re: Great Park vs Villages of Irvine
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2022, 11:29:25 AM »
Wow most people prefer the view lot.
I forgot to say for the same price, half year ago we saw a house, single story, 3CWG and driveway, 2800 sqft, view lot , on a cul de sac, enough backyard space to build infinity pool, zoned for a top 50 ranked HS in the state, not backed to a major street,  for the same price as the two examples I gave today. Probably we should have gambled and emptied our investment fund to get that house.

This sounds like a Turtle Rock Terrace house  :D

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Irvine/5712-Oakley-Ter-92603/home/4741437
 ;D

Yes, I submitted an offer on the home.  Wish me luck.  haha

Good luck Martin!

Curious what you think a remodel like that costs?

I'd say at least $1m for all interior, exterior, and landscaping costs.
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Re: Great Park vs Villages of Irvine
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2022, 01:51:55 PM »
I don't know - unless the view is really spectacular I think you get over it in time, but you never get over a lack of enough living space. I once lived on the top floor of a high-rise apartment building; the view was great for the first month or two, then I stopped paying attention to it. Humans have an amazing ability to get accustomed to things.

You're comparing an apartment building to a 2000 sq ft house.  ;D

This is not about lack of enough living spaces with view vs. enough living spaces without view.

This is about enough living spaces with view vs. big ass house without view.  ;D

Davin was referring to top floor units  for a high rise. Those tend to be penthouse units with large sqft.

My last penthouse was over 2300 sqft with 180 panoramic view for example.

I will also take enough living spaces with view over big house without view  :)
Penthouses are nice but I wouldn’t want to park in a shared garage and need to go up the elevator. I use to do that and I’m glad I no longer need to.

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Re: Great Park vs Villages of Irvine
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2022, 02:43:23 PM »
Wow most people prefer the view lot.
I forgot to say for the same price, half year ago we saw a house, single story, 3CWG and driveway, 2800 sqft, view lot , on a cul de sac, enough backyard space to build infinity pool, zoned for a top 50 ranked HS in the state, not backed to a major street,  for the same price as the two examples I gave today. Probably we should have gambled and emptied our investment fund to get that house.

This sounds like a Turtle Rock Terrace house  :D

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Irvine/5712-Oakley-Ter-92603/home/4741437
 ;D

Yes, I submitted an offer on the home.  Wish me luck.  haha

Good luck!! I was just telling my friend how that’s the nicest TR reno I’ve seen in a while. I love TR Terrace. I went to Uni High so it also gives me nostalgia lol.

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Re: Great Park vs Villages of Irvine
« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2022, 05:29:36 PM »
Boom, it is Under Contract. They really did a great job with the remodel!
Guessing on what the sale price will be?

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Re: Great Park vs Villages of Irvine
« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2022, 07:20:42 PM »
I don't know - unless the view is really spectacular I think you get over it in time, but you never get over a lack of enough living space. I once lived on the top floor of a high-rise apartment building; the view was great for the first month or two, then I stopped paying attention to it. Humans have an amazing ability to get accustomed to things.

You're comparing an apartment building to a 2000 sq ft house.  ;D

This is not about lack of enough living spaces with view vs. enough living spaces without view.

This is about enough living spaces with view vs. big ass house without view.  ;D

I guess I should chime in here.  I just went from a 5500 sq ft home with 4-car garage backing to a slope to a 2200 sq ft detached motorcourt home with incredible panoramic sunset views and we 100% prefer the view house.  Granted 2 adult kids moved out so we are now 3 (still have a high schooler) and don't need all the space but we sold the big house because we were able to sign on the view house.  No contract on the view house and we would still be in the big ass house.  No regrets so far.

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Re: Great Park vs Villages of Irvine
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2022, 07:28:31 PM »
Boom, it is Under Contract. They really did a great job with the remodel!
Guessing on what the sale price will be?

Oh wow, if USC got this one, we are calling a pool party. :)

That is with USC permission of course. It estimated at 4.2, so I think it will go way over asking price as well.

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Re: Great Park vs Villages of Irvine
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2022, 10:04:38 AM »
Good luck Martin!

Wow most people prefer the view lot.
I forgot to say for the same price, half year ago we saw a house, single story, 3CWG and driveway, 2800 sqft, view lot , on a cul de sac, enough backyard space to build infinity pool, zoned for a top 50 ranked HS in the state, not backed to a major street,  for the same price as the two examples I gave today. Probably we should have gambled and emptied our investment fund to get that house.

This sounds like a Turtle Rock Terrace house  :D

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Irvine/5712-Oakley-Ter-92603/home/4741437
 ;D

Yes, I submitted an offer on the home.  Wish me luck.  haha

 

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