Irvine Real Estate Blog

Michael Franco specializes in luxury homes in Orange County, California. Irvine is a large city with a diverse groups of communities and neighborhoods.  Subscribe and we will keep you up-to-date and informed on the Irvine real estate market with frequently updated homes for sale and current events.

Aug. 15, 2019

10th Anniversary Bash at Pretend City

Pretend City is having a 10thAnniversary/Birthday Bach on Thursday, August 29th.  There will be cake!, lots of games and memories from the last ten years. Children will be able to participate in party hat decorating, face painting, a photo booth, toss game and a group art project. The celebration begins at 10am and goes until 5pm. This celebration is included in the price of admission. Pretend City is located at 29 Hubble in Irvine. For more information, see their website at: https://www.pretendcity.org/event/pretend-city-birthday/.

 

Crystal Cove is a group of luxury residential developments in the Newport Coast section of  Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is situated on the high bluffs above the Crystal Cove State Park. Located at 23 Tide Watch, this 6,500 square foot home is part of the Sea Point development. This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2007. Attention to detail can be seen in the climate controlled swine storage room, double kitchens and smart home automation. There are endless views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Coast coastline, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island and picture perfect sunsets. This home sits on a large 24,000 square foot home with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy salt-water swimming pool, spa, courtyard with a fireplace and an outdoor kitchen.  Sea Point is a 24-hour guard gated community. There are 27 estate homes built by Laing Luxury Homes in Sea Point. 

 

Irvine is a large master planned city designed by the Irvine Company. This 66 square mile city in made up 34 separate villages, each complete with residential developments, schools, parks, shopping and dining. Located at 167 Tangelo, unit #404 is part of the Lake Condos in the the Orangetree Village. This end unit condo has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is 952 square feet. The kitchen has a breakfast bar and custom cabinetry. This unit overlooks streams and a waterfall. Lake Condos has 421, one story condo units. Lake Condos was built by Presley homes in 1976. The Village of Orangetree has two swimming pools, a spa, six tennis courts and a basketball court. 

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Aug. 2, 2019

"A Brief History of the El Toro Air Show: 1950-1997"

 

The Orange County Great Park is hosting a new exhibit on titled; “A Brief History of the El Toro Air Show: 1950-1997.” This exhibit will run from June 2nd through August 18th, 2019. The show is being held in the Palm Court Arts Complex. The exhibit focuses on what began as an opening reception for Armed Forces Day in 1950 and became annual El Toro Air Show. This show will feature the artwork of local artist Paul Gavin. The Orange County Park is located at Sand Canyon and Marine Way in Irvine. The Palm Arts Complex is open Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 4pm and Saturday and Sundays from 10am to 4pm. For more information about this exhibit, see their website at: https://www.cityofirvine.org/orange-county-great-park/palm-court-arts-complex.

Crystal Cove is home to luxury real estate and a world class state park. With its high bluff setting, Crystal Cove homes have amazing views. Located at 82 Archipelago, this 4,700 square foot is part of the Oceana development. This four bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 2004. The gourmet kitchen has granite countertops, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances. This home sits on a large 12,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is detached casita, a courtyard and barbeque area.  Students living in Oceana attend the award winning schools in the Laguna Beach Unified School District, specifically El Morro Elementary School, Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School. Neighborhood amenities include a community pool, private beach, clubhouse, gym and tennis courts.

Irvine is large master planned community located between Loma Ridge and San Joaquin Hills. The city was begun in the 1960’s by the Irvine Company and incorporated in1971. The city is made-up of individual villages each with schools, parks, residential developments and shopping. Located at 8152 Scholarship, this 3,500 square foot condo is part of The Plaza complex.  This three bedroom, four bathroom condo is highly customized. The condo features marble floors, a gourmet kitchen and a formal dining room with a fireplace. This condo has wonderful views of the Saddle Back Mountains and Palos Verdes. The complex offers a swimming pool, fitness room, massage room, spa and cabanas. The Plaza is in the Airport Village. The Airport Area Village is known as the “The Downtown.”

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Oct. 23, 2017

Studio H Fine Art

 

Even though it is now well into autumn, curb appeal still counts when selling your home. Potential buyers begin forming opinions about a home as soon as they pull up to the curb, and surveys show that great curb appeal increase prices by 10%. Make the most of curb appeal, keep the grass green and mowed, rake up fall leaves, and prune trees and shrubs. Add a pop of color with fall blooming annuals.

 

 

Studio H Fine Art is having adult painting classes with Nino Narimanidze from September 27th through November 29th.  Classes meet every Wednesday from 9:30am to 12 noon. This class is open to all skill levels. Bring your own art supplies; you may bring oil paints, acrylics, watercolors or pastels. Drop-in spaces may be available or students may join at anytime and participate in all remaining classes. Nino Narimanidze received her MFA in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, has taught at the Academy of Art in Cairo, Egypt and moved to the USA in 2012. Studio H Fine Art is located at 2691 Richter Avenue, Suite 108, in Irvine. For more information, see their website at: http://www.studiohfineart.com/.

 

 

Irvine is a large master planned city which encompasses 66 square miles. The city is mostly flat valley land situated between the Loma Ridge and San Joaquin Hills, in some areas there are hills, canyons and plateaus. Located 81 Legacy, this 3,700 square foot is part of the Legacy development in the West Irvine Village. This five bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1998. This home features the largest home plan available in West Irvine, with a main floor bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen features granite countertops, a breakfast nook and a large center island. The master suite has a two sided fireplace. Attention to detail can be seen in the crown moldings, wood flooring and marble floors.  This home sits on a 6,100 square foot piece of property. West Irvine is the north end of Irvine. West Irvine students attend Irvine Unified School District, specifically Mayford Elementary School and Tustin High School.

 

 

Located at 113 Canyon Creek, this 10,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community in the Shady Canyon development in the Turtle Rock Village of the city of Irvine. This seven bedroom, eight bathroom home was built in 2017. Attention to detail can be seen in the 20 foot ceilings, wine cellar and water features. There are viws of the surrounding canyons, hills and the city night lights. This home sits on a large 22,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting.

 

 

Located at 11 Pelican Vista Drive, this 7,600 square foot home is part of the Pelican Crest development in Pelican Hill. This four bedroom, nine bathroom estate was built in 2001. Attention to detail can be seen in the 1,000 crystal chandelier, Creston control system and Dorn Bacht fixtures.  The home has views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island, city night lights, and gorgeous sunsets. This home sits on a large 19,000 square foot piece of property.

 

Corona Highlands is a development in Corona del Mar. Corona Highlands in situated in the North of the Pacific Coast Highway area, in the bluffs about the highway. With their bluff setting, homes have wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, white water and Balboa Island. Homes offer a combination of spacious floor plans filled with natural light and ample outdoor space for entertaining. It is just a short walk to the beach.

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Oct. 9, 2017

San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

 

Invite and welcome potential buyers into your home with the wonderful scents of fall such as apple cider and cinnamon or pumpkin. In the kitchen, set out fresh baked pumpkin cupcakes or muffins. Simmer apple cider with cinnamon sticks on the stove, fill a thermos and set out some mugs, for potential buyers to enjoy. Cookies are another tasty treat to leave out in the kitchen. When you are staging the kitchen add a bowl of apples to counter top.

 

 

The San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary is presenting a program by Margaret Tapper. This presentation will be held at the historic Irvine Duck Club. The talk entitled “Sharing Your Unique Gifts Being a Docent “Naturally.”” After the presentation there will be a tour and lunch. This program is sponsored by the Orange County Docents League and the Irvine Historical Society. Reservations are required. Tickets are $20. For more information or to make your reservation, see their website at: http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/SJWS/sjws.htm.

 

 

Irvine is a large city in Orange County. The city covers 66 square miles and has a population of approximately 225,000 residents. Located at 14 Pismo Beach, this 4,400 square foot home is part of the Brentwood development. This five bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2000. The gourmet kitchen features a 6 burner stove, double oven granite countertops. Attention to detail can be seen in the grand foyer entry, wood staircase and butler’s pantry. This home sits on an 8,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners’ will enjoy a built-in barbeque and professional landscaping.  Brentwood is a 24 hour guard gated neighborhood with just 133 detached single family homes. Brentwood is a development in the village of Northpark. Northpark is bordered by Irvine Boulevard, Portola Parkway, Culver Drive and the 261 Toll Road. Northpark is near the Villages of Northwood.

 

 

Canyon Crest is a townhouse development in Corona del Mar. Canyon Crest has recently had new landscaping installed, along with new roofs and new entry gates. Home prices range from $665,000 to $850,000. The homeowners’ association offers a swimming pool, spa and tennis courts. Students living in this area attend Lincoln Elementary School and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School. Beaches and shopping areas are just minutes away.

 

 

Located at 51 Baycrest Court, this 1,300 square foot home is part of the Bayview Court development in Newport Beach. This two bedroom, two bathroom home was built in 1986. The light filled condo has nice master bedroom with mirrored closets and a walk-in shower. This condo has a greenbelt setting. This is a gated community with many amenities such as a swimming pool and spa.

 

Located at 1000 Flamingo Road, this 10,000 square foot home is part of the Rancho Laguna development in Laguna Beach. This five bedroom, nine bathroom home was built in 2013. This home flows seamlessly from indoors to outdoors. Attention to detail can be seen in the high ceilings, sculptural staircase, and wine room. This home sits on nearly an acre of land.  Rancho Laguna is situated at the top of Bluebird Canyon, which has views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding canyons.

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Sept. 26, 2017

14th Annual Orange County’s largest “Foodie Soiree; Decadence”

 

Create a warm, welcoming and luxurious atmosphere in your home, so potential buyers will feel invited in. Create a spa like feeling in the master bathroom by hanging white fluffy robes, setting out a basket of towels tied with a bow and add a vase of fresh cut flowers to the counter top. Potential buyers will be able to easily envision themselves taking a relaxing bath in this room.

 

 

The 14th Annual Orange County’s largest “Foodie Soiree; Decadence” will be held on Friday, September 29th.  Taste many items from famous Orange County restaurants. Last year, 1,500 people came out an enjoyed dinner items, chefs and menus from many Orange County restaurants. Live entertainment will include performances by The Tony Guerro Quintet. Among the dozens of restaurants participating are The Cut Handcrafted Burgers, Braza Rotisserie, Clay Oven, Old Vine Café and Satoshi Sushi.  The event is being held at Hotel Irvine, located at 17900 Jamboree Road in Irvine. This event will be in Backyard and Pavilion area of the hotel. The soiree is being sponsored by OC Weekly. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://www.ocdecadence.com/.

 

 

Irvine is bordered by Tustin, Santa Ana, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. It is a 66 square mile city made up many individual ‘villages.’ Located at 121 Treasure, this 7,200 square foot home is part of the Trevi development. This seven bedroom, eight bathroom home was built in 2015. Attention to detail can be seen in the coffered ceilings, crown moldings and custom window treatments. The chef’s kitchen features a butler’s pantry, a center island and Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. There are views of the city of Irvine and the surrounding avocado groves. This home sits on a large 10,000 square foot piece of property, near a local park. Outdoors, homeowner’s will enjoy relaxing by the pool with a waterfall and spa, in the courtyard and cooking at the built-in barbeque. Trevi is in the village of Orchard Hills. Orchards Hills is a master planned development bordered by the 241 Toll Road, 261 Toll Road and Portola Parkway.

 

 

Located at 15 Harbor Light, this 10,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Hill development. This seven bedroom, nine bathroom home was built in 2005. This home features a billiards room with a bar, a subterranean garage and projection theater. This estate has wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, the Pelican Hill Golf Courses, the coastline, Catalina Island and gorgeous sunsets. This home sits on a large 22,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors there is a covered barbeque area, swimming pool, spa and loggia. Pelican Hill is a gated community with 140 custom built homes.

 

 

Located at 1227 Bayside Drive, Unit #106 is part of the Corona del Mar development Mai Kai Condos. This four bedroom, five bathroom condo has 4,100 square feet. This condo has a bay front setting, right on Newport Harbor. Attention to detail can be seen in the Mexican pavers, leaded glass cabinets and private courtyard. There are wonderful harbor views from the bay front patio, living room and dining room. Mai Kai Condos were built by The Irvine Company and are situated on “Yacht Club Row,” between Newport Bay and Bayside Drive.

 

Beacon Bay is a Newport Beach community located in the Lower Newport Bay area, across from Balboa Island, near Harbor Island and Collins Island. There are approximately 72 homes in Beacon Bay. There are water front homes and view homes. Most homes are custom built in this neighborhood.

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Sept. 13, 2017

Arts Management Certificate at UCI

 

During open houses and home showings play quiet music in the background to set a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Don’t just use any music, try smooth jazz or classical music, this will quietly welcome everyone and not be overwhelming. Enya’s “The First of Autumn” and George Winston’s “Autumn,” are great fall choices.

 

 

The University of California at Irvine is now offering a certificate in Arts Management. The certificate is being offered through the Claire Trevor School of the Arts and the Paul Merage School of Business. The program is perfect for “people who love the arts, work in the arts and want to grow their career in the arts.” The focus of the program is fundraising, decision-making, marketing, finance and leadership.  This online program will begin on Monday, September 25th. For more information about this program, see their website at: https://merage.uci.edu/programs/executive-education/open-programs/arts-management.html.

 

 

Irvine is a large mastered planned community in Orange County. Irvine is a 66 square mile city made-up of mostly flat valley land situated between Loma Ridge and San Joaquin Hills. Located at 3 Woodleaf, this 1,100 square foot condo is part of the Alders Condo Complex.   This two bedroom, two bathroom home was built in 1982.  This unit has been updated, the kitchen features mahogany cabinetry, granite counters and under counter lighting. Attention to detail can be seen in the crown molding, recessed lighting and plantation shutters.  Alders is a development within the Woodbridge Village. Woodbridge is north of the 405 Freeway and is bordered by Irvine Center Drive, Culver Drive and Jeffrey Avenue. Alders was built by Irvine Pacific Homes and has 248 attached single level condos. The homeowners’ association offers the residents many amenities such as swimming pools, spas, tennis courts and a clubhouse. 

 

 

Crystal Cove Sea Point is a luxury development within the Crystal Cove community. Crystal Cove Sea Point is a master planned community with 24 hour guard gates. This is a small development with just 27 estate style homes. Sea Point homes have views of Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, white water, Catalina Island and Palos Verdes. In addition to the many amenities of Sea Point, residents are invited to participate in the resort style recreational activities at the Canyon Club. The Canyon Club is the social hub of the Crystal Cove group of neighborhoods.

 

 

Located at 1209 Las Arenas Way, Unit #5 is a 1,500 square foot home which is part of the California Seabreeze development in the Southwest area of Costa Mesa. This two bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1978. California Seabreeze has lush yards with mature landscaping. Residents are just a bike ride away from the beach.

 

Located at 2900 Ocean Boulevard, this 10,000 square foot estate is part of the South CDM community in Corona del Mar. This eight bedroom, tem bathroom home was built in 1988. The home features six fireplaces and a six car garage. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, Balboa Peninsula, Laguna Beach, Catalina Island, Newport Pier and Balboa Pier. This home sits on a large 13,000 square foot corner property.

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Aug. 31, 2017

Jake Shimabukuro at Irvine Barclay Theatre

 

With fall right around the corner and shorter day light hours on their way, prep your home with outdoor lighting; especially if you are considering a home sale. Outdoor lighting adds value, security and safety. Prior to open houses and showings turn on outdoor lighting, make sure the front door area, driveway and walkways are well lit.

 

 

The Irvine Barclay Theatre is hosting an evening with Jake Shimabukuro. On Friday evening, September 8th, at 8pm, will present “the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele.” He has been called “a musical hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine. Shimabukuro has toured the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia and worked with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett and Michael McDonald. This performance will feature American Songbook standards and original works from Shimabukuro and his four string ukulele. VIP seating is available. For more information, see their website at: http://www.thebarclay.org/events-details.asp?n=explore-events&n1=view-events&n2=by-date&refId=89FBD2F2-8968-4C2F-9841-BBD4AF5F8915.

 

 

Irvine is a large and diverse city made-up of 34 distinctive individual ‘Villages.’ Irvine has been named one of the best cities to live in by CNN Money and Businessweek. Located at 27 Water Lily, this 2,900 square foot home is part of the Lantana development. This four bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 2011.This home has a formal living room, dining room and large kitchen. The kitchen has a large center island, eating nook and opens onto the great room.  This home is set on a 4,100 square foot piece of property.  Lantana is part of the Columbus Grove Village, situated just off of Irvine Center Drive and Kensington Park Drive. Among the many amenities offered are a swimming pool, park, play grounds and outdoor work stations.

 

 

Located at 3 Rim Ridge, in Newport Coast, this Pelican Hill home is 11,000 square feet in size. This six bedroom, nine bathroom estate was built in 2001. Attention to detail can be seen in the inlaid limestone, rock crystal chandeliers and custom iron work. This very private home has 225 feet of view of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, surrounding canyons, golf course and city night lights. The home sits on a very large 27,000 square piece of property.

 

 

Located at 610 Malabar Drive, this four bedroom, three bathroom home is in the Irvine Terrace development in Corona del Mar. This 3,200 square foot home was built in 2000. This single level home has a Dutch entry door, dual master suites and a chef’s kitchen. The kitchen features Calacutta marble countertops, custom cabinetry and a Miele coffee station. This home sits on a 10,000 square foot piece of property with views of the Pacific Island, Catalina Island, Newport Bay and city night lights. There are 390 homes in Irvine Terrace.

 

Balboa Coves is part of Newport Beach. Balboa Coves is located at the end of a private cul-de-sac and is a 24 hour guard gated community. There are just 68 homes in Balboa Coves. Homes in this community have views of the bay views and sunset views. Many homes have a dock or deeded dock space. Among the coves in this neighborhood is one with a sandy beach.

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Aug. 16, 2017

Friday Night Lawn Games

 

Create a welcoming space when you are selling your home. Begin by de-cluttering the home, this helps to open up the space and to keep potential buyers focused on the house and not your photos or other items. Add pops of colors and hints of summertime with tasteful and simple accessories. Also, during open houses and showings keep the blinds open and let the natural light flood in.

 

 

The Orange County Great Park offers lawn games every Friday night. The next lawn games take place on Friday, August 18th. The lawn games begin at 6pm. Lawn games include cornhole, ladder ball, bocce ball, croquet and much more. The games are played on the Balloon Lawn. This is free and open to the public. The OC Great Park is located at 6950 Marine Way in Irvine. For more information about this, see the OC Great Park website at: http://www.cityofirvine.org/orange-county-great-park/great-park-events.

 

 

Irvine is a large city with approximately 225,000 residents. This 66 square mile city was incorporated in 1971. Located at 4205 Apricot Drive, this condo is part of the Terrace complex. Unit #4205 is 1,000 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. This unit has been updated and has a corner setting. The open floor plan has a gourmet kitchen, living room and a formal dining room. Attention to stainless steel appliances, travertine accented fireplace and granite countertops. The community amenities include a large clubhouse, fitness room, pool, spa and tennis courts.

 

 

Newport Coast is another great place to search for a home in Orange County. Belcara is in the Pacific Ridge area of Newport Coast.  Belcara has 107 homes and is a gated community. Located at 39 Pacific Mist, this 5,100 square foot home has six bedrooms and four bathrooms. Built in 2006 this home has a cul-de-sac setting on a large lot. This home has peek-a-boo ocean views and views of the surrounding canyons. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, a 1,000 bottle wine room and a walk-in pantry. Outdoors, enjoy a Lynx barbecue, resort-style pool, spa, and atrium with a fire pit.

 

 

Lido Isle is a residential only island with 850 residences. Located at 224 Via Palermo, this 2,400 square foot home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. This home has two first level bedrooms. This home is perfect to create your own beach chic cottage. This home is just two doors from the bay. Lido Marina Village is within a short distance.

 

 

Corona del Mar is home to many luxury developments and neighborhoods. Located at 328 Narcissus Avenue, this four bedroom, three bathroom home is 3,300 square feet. Built in 2001, this custom home has an open floor plan filled with natural light. The beautiful master suite has a sitting area, fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. Every bedroom has its own bathroom. This home is just a 2 ½ block walk to the beach.  This home is part of the south of PHC neighborhood.

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July 3, 2017

33rd Annual Concert on the Green and Fireworks Festival

 

Make potential buyers feel welcomed and invited into your home during showings and open houses. One way to do this is to provide treats and drinks. Try filling the kitchen sink with ice and filling it with bottled water or set out a pitcher of iced tea or lemonade. Add some fresh baked cookies or other summery snacks to the counter tops. To add some summer color to counter tops, add a bowl of fresh fruit or a vase of fresh cut flowers.

 

 

Celebrate July 4th with a Concert on the Green and Fireworks at the Irvine High School Stadium. The Irvine Police Association is sponsoring the 33rd Annual Concert on the Green and Fireworks Festival. The festival begins at 3pm. There will be something for everyone with music, kids’ activities, food and fireworks. There will be a raffle with prizes. Live music is being performed by Derek Bordeaux Group.  Food will be available for purchase. The day and evening event will conclude with a fireworks spectacular. Admission is $15 at the door or tickets can be purchased in advanced in family packs.  Irvine High School Stadium is located at 4321 Walnut Avenue in Irvine. For more information, see their website at: https://www.planadayout.com/Activity/Irvine-High-School-Stadium/July-4th-Concert-on-the-Green-and-Fireworks-Irvine-540 or at http://www.cityofirvine.org/play/community-services-department/.

Irvine is a 66 square mile city which is made-up of mostly flat valley land situated between Loma Ridge and San Joaquin Hills. In the southernmost and northernmost areas are hills, canyons and plateaus. Located at 5 Sunpeak, this 6,400 square foot home is part of the Crest Custom development. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 1988. Attention to detail can be seen in the 30 foot ceilings, circular staircase, travertine floors and clerestory windows. The chef’s kitchen has a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Thermador Oven and granite counters and back splashes.  This home has views of the city night lights and evening sunsets. This home sits on a large 14,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. This property is situated on the highest street in Turtle Rock. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy entertaining in the barbeque area. There are not any Mello Roos fees in this development. Crest Custom is part of the Turtle Rock Village.  There are just 28 custom built homes in this development. Students attend Bonita Canyon Elementary School, Rancho San Joaquin Middle School and University High School.

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June 5, 2017

UCI Health Anti-Cancer Challenge

 

Summer is wonderful time of year to sell your home. Make your home warm and inviting to potential buyers. Create a welcoming front door area, keep the area clean, and add a seasonal wreath to the door, a colorful pot of blooming plants and new door mat to the area. On the inside, put out some treats for potential buyers. Fill the sink with ice and chill bottled water in it and put out fun summer snacks for potential buyers to refresh themselves while they view your home.

 

The University of California, Irvine is hosting the UCI Health Anti-Cancer Challenge on Saturday and Sunday, June 10th and 11th. The event will be held in the Angel Stadium. Join UCI and ride, run or volunteer for a cancer-free world. The Anti-Cancer Challenge will have a 5k run or walk, bike ride from 10 to 100 miles, stationary bike ride and children’s bike ride. The 5K takes place on the field at Angel Stadium. This fundraiser will benefit cancer research, 100% of the proceeds will go to research being done at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Angel Stadium is located at 2000 East Gene Autry Way in Anaheim. For more information or to register to participate in the run or ride or to volunteer, see their website at: http://uci.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1060&pg=entry.

 

Irvine is bordered by Santa Ana, Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa. This 66 square mile city was incorporated in 1971. The population is approximately 225,000.  Located at 129 Willowbend, this 2,600 square foot home is part of the Parkside development. This four bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 2013. This is the largest floor plan available in this community. Attention to detail can be seen in the crown moldings, plantation shutters and the custom built-in storage in the garage.  The gourmet kitchen features a large center island, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry. This home sits on a 3,500 square foot piece of property overlooking the greenbelt. Outdoors, owners will enjoy entertaining in the backyard dining area complete with a built-in barbeque and sink. Parkside is part of the University Park Village. This development was built by William Lyon and has only 58 homes. There are not any Mello Roos fees in this development. Students are within walking distance to University Park Elementary School and Rancho San Joaquin Middle School.

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