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Re: Marigold at Cypress Village
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2013, 02:34:33 PM »
Did anyone receive call from sales office? If so, when did you sign up for the list?

I received a call when they released Phase 3, which I passed on.  However they are releasing Phase 4 right now and I have not released any phone calls.  Go figure.

I think you mean - I have not received a phone call  :D

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Re: Marigold at Cypress Village
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2013, 02:44:01 PM »
Did anyone receive call from sales office? If so, when did you sign up for the list?

I received a call when they released Phase 3, which I passed on.  However they are releasing Phase 4 right now and I have not released any phone calls.  Go figure.

I think you mean - I have not received a phone call  :D

When did you enter the list?

I entered the list on the first day, a couple of hours after they sent the email for signups. 

Current Phase 4 pricing is $5000 more than the Phase 3.  That would apply to Lots 49, 50, 43, 44.  I don't have the exact price list for all the lots at the moment.  But they should have it released to the public by this coming week, right after they sell all of them.

Then the lots in the back without any neighbors have an additional $20,000 lot premium on it.  That would be lots 48, 47, 46, and 45.  So the most expensive plan is Plan 3, and being without any neighbors in the back, that plan is at $775,000. 

I find that extremely hard to swallow considering Phase 1, Plan 3, also without any neighbors in the back started at $736,000.

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Here's Phase 3B Pricing for comparison:

Plan 1 - $724,700
Plan 2 - $737,000
Plan 3 - $749,300

These plans in Phase 3 all have neighbors in every direction.

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P.S. I did eventually receive a phone call for Phase 4.
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Re: Marigold at Cypress Village
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2013, 03:02:47 PM »
Here's Phase 1 Pricing for comparison:



The lucky new homeowners of Phase 1 already made ~$40,000 in equity and their homes are just a bunch of wooden beams at the moment. 
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Re: Marigold at Cypress Village
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2013, 11:56:41 PM »
Did anyone receive call from sales office? If so, when did you sign up for the list?

I received a call when they released Phase 3, which I passed on.  However they are releasing Phase 4 right now and I have not released any phone calls.  Go figure.

I think you mean - I have not received a phone call  :D

Yes, thank you for the correction.

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Re: Marigold at Cypress Village
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2013, 06:11:43 PM »
Construction crews here are working overtime.  Must be selling better than the other two.

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Re: Marigold at Cypress Village
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2013, 11:17:25 PM »
Here's the official Phase 4 Price Sheet.  All lots are sold.



Just noticed that only 3H has the highest square footage at 1993 vs 1979 and yet it's the same price at $754,600.  What a bargain!
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Re: Marigold at Cypress Village
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2013, 02:23:54 PM »
What a bargain!
You mean relatively speaking right?
Just a year ago, 2260 sq ft SFR w/ full driveway was selling at 780K, and I thought that was highway robbery.

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Re: Marigold at Cypress Village
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2013, 12:45:12 AM »
What a bargain!
You mean relatively speaking right?
Just a year ago, 2260 sq ft SFR w/ full driveway was selling at 780K, and I thought that was highway robbery.

Yes, definitely relatively speaking.  I'm still in awe how much housing prices have gone up just this year.

I've been shopping for a used home just for the past few months and it seems that the difference between a used home and a new one isn't that far apart recently. 

I was looking at new homes back when they were building Stonegate and Woodbury (looking at Mendocino, Saratoga, and San Marino) and thought those were highway robbery prices back in 2012.  Now I feel like an idiot not buying when I had a chance.

Just got a call from Mendocino the other day offering me a lot.  I said no.  Wouldn't be surprised if I look back in 2014 and wish I had said yes in 2013.
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Re: Marigold at Cypress Village
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2013, 12:20:43 AM »


Construction Update Photo on a beautiful day in Irvine.
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Re: Marigold at Cypress Village
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2013, 11:19:14 PM »
Phase 6 price info:

Model#1: $734,800
Model#2: $747,200
Model#3/3x: $759,600

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Re: Marigold at Cypress Village
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2013, 02:34:21 PM »
Here's Phase 1 Pricing for comparison:

The lucky new homeowners of Phase 1 already made ~$40,000 in equity and their homes are just a bunch of wooden beams at the moment.

This is true of any new construction development.  Typically the first ones in get the best deal, since the builder wants potential buyers to see the neighborhood as a thriving place where they could see their own family living.

Conversely, the last folks to stick their toe in the water are generating most of the profit for the builder, since they typically get the highest pricing in the neighborhood, least concessions (if any were offered) and have to deal with a much more robust HoA for sign off on their improvements.

That of course is assuming a booming RE economy. During the recent bust years the opposite has been true--early adopters getting shafted by the builder with later price concessions offered to late buyers.

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Re: Marigold at Cypress Village
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2013, 09:13:53 PM »
Here's Phase 1 Pricing for comparison:

The lucky new homeowners of Phase 1 already made ~$40,000 in equity and their homes are just a bunch of wooden beams at the moment.

This is true of any new construction development.  Typically the first ones in get the best deal, since the builder wants potential buyers to see the neighborhood as a thriving place where they could see their own family living.

Conversely, the last folks to stick their toe in the water are generating most of the profit for the builder, since they typically get the highest pricing in the neighborhood, least concessions (if any were offered) and have to deal with a much more robust HoA for sign off on their improvements.

That of course is assuming a booming RE economy. During the recent bust years the opposite has been true--early adopters getting shafted by the builder with later price concessions offered to late buyers.

And which would you say we are in now?

No question RE is hot now. But it hasn't always been like that and even magic unicorns can have down years. Early adopters are taking a risk and prices are discounted accordingly. Caveat Emptor.

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Re: Marigold at Cypress Village
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2013, 11:03:53 PM »
Here's Phase 1 Pricing for comparison:

The lucky new homeowners of Phase 1 already made ~$40,000 in equity and their homes are just a bunch of wooden beams at the moment.

This is true of any new construction development.  Typically the first ones in get the best deal, since the builder wants potential buyers to see the neighborhood as a thriving place where they could see their own family living.

Conversely, the last folks to stick their toe in the water are generating most of the profit for the builder, since they typically get the highest pricing in the neighborhood, least concessions (if any were offered) and have to deal with a much more robust HoA for sign off on their improvements.

That of course is assuming a booming RE economy. During the recent bust years the opposite has been true--early adopters getting shafted by the builder with later price concessions offered to late buyers.

And which would you say we are in now?

No question RE is hot now. But it hasn't always been like that and even magic unicorns can have down years. Early adopters are taking a risk and prices are discounted accordingly. Caveat Emptor.
The resale market is a good indicator of where new home prices will go in the near term.  Homebuilders are still playing some catch up with the resale market in terms of prices hence why you see price increases of .5-1% per phase release.  We are still in a seller's market and most builders have waiting listings for their homes. 
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Re: Marigold at Cypress Village
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2013, 09:40:33 AM »
Here's Phase 1 Pricing for comparison:

The lucky new homeowners of Phase 1 already made ~$40,000 in equity and their homes are just a bunch of wooden beams at the moment.

This is true of any new construction development.  Typically the first ones in get the best deal, since the builder wants potential buyers to see the neighborhood as a thriving place where they could see their own family living.

Conversely, the last folks to stick their toe in the water are generating most of the profit for the builder, since they typically get the highest pricing in the neighborhood, least concessions (if any were offered) and have to deal with a much more robust HoA for sign off on their improvements.

That of course is assuming a booming RE economy. During the recent bust years the opposite has been true--early adopters getting shafted by the builder with later price concessions offered to late buyers.

And which would you say we are in now?

No question RE is hot now. But it hasn't always been like that and even magic unicorns can have down years. Early adopters are taking a risk and prices are discounted accordingly. Caveat Emptor.

RE is an investment.  Like any investment, past performance is not indicative of future returns. Anyone who has lost money on it has received a very expensive lesson on how markets work.  There are two emotions at play: fear and greed. 

If someone is overly fearful, they will potentially lose on the returns the market will offer from their reluctance to join.  They can sit by and watch others profit and shape the market.

If someone is overly greedy, they may be in a long position when others are liquidating ahead of the inflection point in the business cycle.  Similarly, putting all of your household investments into one type of financial instrument (e.g. real estate) is not a smart strategy.  There is a reason that finance classes teach the topic of diversification.


The risk is beyond market fluctuations in pricing and ROI. Many people buy a house as a home and a place to raise their family. Additional risks include but are not limited to:

1) First phase buyers do not know if or when their community and amenities will be built out
2) Dealing with construction noise, pollution, visual eye sore for an extended and unknown period of time
3) Unknown quality of construction that has not stood the test of time
4) Unknown environmental factors not initially detected/disclosed by the developer
5) You will not know who your neighbors will be or the life-style/vibe of the community
6) Unknown if or when surrounding master planned developments will be built out, including schools, trails, public parks, nearby retail centers etc...

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Re: Marigold at Cypress Village
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2013, 10:51:50 PM »
This Siena Plan 3 is comparable to Marigold Plan 1

http://www.redfin.com/CA/Irvine/54-Bianco-92618/home/40099657

Siena Plan 3:
3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, 1,788 sqft
HOA: $295
AD Tax: $3,063
CFD Tax: $1,700
Price: $849,000

Marigold Plan 1:
3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, 1,840 sqft
HOA: $129
AD Tax: $1,670
CFD Tax: $1,700
Price: $734,800

 

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