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Re: Garden Hill and Sage in Portola Springs
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2012, 01:49:06 PM »
Many on the TI board (including myself) really hate motorcourt homes but there must be a market for them otherwise why would TIC keep building them (yes I know greed is one motivating factor). The big F*U only will come if buyers stop buying these products. The market will decide who is right or wrong.

My only concern is that TIC is becoming a one trick pony--okay maybe a two trick pony: 1) The Great Room rubber stamped floor plans 2) Motorcourts.

Whatever happened to offering a range of products and floorplans?  The Las Ventanas plans seemed to offer a reasonable alternative to motorcourt homes, smaller sqft detached SFH with traditional setup on a small lot--driveway that crosses a real sidewalk, some side yard, and some backyard. Nothing too fancy.

Just don't drop the community right next to a major freeway/trash dump/toxic waste site/prison/or any other unsightly/dangerous mess. If you do, at least cut the price in half  :)

If folks don't like what TIC is building you have plenty of other choices--resale, other cities for new construction, or waiting for future products (Alderwood, The Great Park etc...)

There is another planned product between Landfill Ranch and Garbage Hill. It is also motor court homes. I think motor court homes are the future.

TIC outdone itself by introducing 5 feet setback in the first floor and 10 feet setback in the second floor - it is probably the first of its kind in Irvine for detached products as it blurs the line between attached and detached products, as you probably get more privacy in attached products.  I guess if your rear neighbor is SoCal then you are probably ok but it is iho view then you are screwed.
I know it won't happen, but I'd love to see the day where buyers give TIC the big F U to trying to push the limits on their motorcourt offerings.  I know, I know.....it's only a dream.
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Re: Garden Hill and Sage in Portola Springs
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2012, 02:07:38 PM »
GREED made possible by Chindians
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Re: Garden Hill and Sage in Portola Springs
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2012, 03:14:19 PM »
GREED made possible by Chindians

Are you sure it's the "Chindians," or just the Chinos? From my observation, it is mostly the Chinese buying these homes and for cash.

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Re: Garden Hill and Sage in Portola Springs
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2012, 03:18:22 PM »
If you open your eyes and be observant, you will see 8 out of 10 Asians in Irvine drives a luxury vehicle. How many Indians have you seen driving such cars? Not many. So the term "Chindians" should not apply to Asians in Irvine. I might add, it should be ChinKors (Chinese and Koreans) more like it.

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Re: Garden Hill and Sage in Portola Springs
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2012, 03:26:23 PM »
Also, luxury goods such as designer handbags are mostly bought by the Chinese and Koreans, not the Indians if you look around at places like South Coast Plaza/or the Spectrum. Indians are misers and they usually dress poorly, saving their money to buy a franchise like Dunkin Donuts. The Chinese on the other hand are savers also, but they do also like to shop for designer clothes, bags, and European cars etc. with their disposable cash. It's no wonder Irvine is the most fashionable city in America, according to a research by Bundle, see http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2012/04/irvine_most_fashionable.php

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Re: Garden Hill and Sage in Portola Springs
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2012, 10:13:48 PM »
Sage looks like Coronado II from KB at Woodbury East - plan 2 seems like going to be the cheapest 4 BR detached new product in Irvine and I expect to it be very popular, and the side entrance is another plus. Budget buyers such as Vietnamese (scubasteve) will be among the main buyers. If there are people willing to live next to an active Landfill and cell tower, some people won't mind products from KB

Garden Hill link to floorplans

http://tic-villagesofirvine-uat.sitewire.net/Villages-and-Neighborhoods/PortolaSprings/Residence/Garden-Hill

Sage link

http://tic-villagesofirvine-uat.sitewire.net/Villages-and-Neighborhoods/PortolaSprings/Residence/Sage
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Re: Garden Hill and Sage in Portola Springs
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2012, 11:42:28 PM »
What could be worst than living next to landfill, toll road, jail, cell tower and ancient burial land? Living in a KB home.
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Re: Garden Hill and Sage in Portola Springs
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2012, 11:17:32 PM »
hmmm...links now require login and password... oh well.. KB x PS x landfill x motorcourt = a definite no go for me.

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Re: Garden Hill and Sage in Portola Springs
« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2012, 11:50:02 PM »
The links were password-free for about a day when they were posted here. Unfortunately, I didn't download or save anything when the opportunity was there.

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Re: Garden Hill and Sage in Portola Springs
« Reply #40 on: May 29, 2012, 11:59:35 PM »
We need someone to find the Mendocino floorplans.
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Re: Garden Hill and Sage in Portola Springs
« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2012, 09:48:38 PM »
People at KB are idiots!
Just look at Garbage hill Plan 3X
If I enter the house from garage, first I have to open the door to get into laundry room, then HAVE TO CLOSE that door (at least partially) to open another door to get out of laundry room.  What about the person behind you?  Then you have to negotiate two turns to just get to great room.  This is a rat maze!  No thanks KB.

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Re: Garden Hill and Sage in Portola Springs
« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2012, 10:02:51 PM »
People at KB are idiots!
Just look at Garbage hill Plan 3X
If I enter the house from garage, first I have to open the door to get into laundry room, then HAVE TO CLOSE that door (at least partially) to open another door to get out of laundry room.  What about the person behind you?  Then you have to negotiate two turns to just get to great room.  This is a rat maze!  No thanks KB.
Plan 3X has a downstairs master too...complete FAIL!
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Re: Garden Hill and Sage in Portola Springs
« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2012, 03:19:37 PM »
not sure if anyone has mentioned pricing on these before. I called KB, Garden Hill will be starting in the $800's (they didnt know if low, mid, or high 800s) and open for sale on 7/28. Sage will start in the mid $500's and go on sale on 7/14. The plan 1, which is the smallest at Garden Hill is 2,681 sq ft, at 800K that puts it at $298 sq ft.  I dont see why someone would by a garden hill home on a motorcourt when you can get a lambert ranch field plan 1 (which is similar in size) for a little more money and get a driveway and bigger lot.

 

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