Posted: 30 Apr 2012 05:00 AM PDT
Like the first child, buying the first house is also an emotional experience. Every penny in that down payment has a little back story. Every tour of the home has the buyer’s imagine their life in that house. Today, we will look at the inventory of starter homes in 92602, keeping the budget from $400,000 to $425,000. One is a short sale, and other two are standard sales.
Here is how the monthly fixed costs of owning stack up:
5 Cabazon $2190
Even though the listing price is around the same price, the mortgage is around the same amount, the property tax and home owner’s association dues vary. If you were to buy a starter home, or an investment property, which one would you buy? Of course floor plan comes first, but would a price difference in Mello Roos, Property tax and HOA dues impact your decision?
Also, a couple of months ago, there was a huge influx of $375,000-$450,000 condos in the West Irvine area. The inventory seems dry as of now. Does that mean the market has picked up for the condos in that area?
In April, 2012:
But a quick listing scan on redfin shows no more ‘gems’ from the West Irvine area. What do you think? We will see them racing to the bottom again in the ‘Summer of 2012’?
Discuss below or on Talk Irvine.
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