Posted: 27 Aug 2012 05:00 AM PDT
Summer of 2012 was supposed to be the legendary bottom of Irvine Real Estate prices. But thanks to low inventory, Irvine home owners can breathe easy and continue to list their properties for exorbitant prices. The safest city just got voted as the sixth best place to live in the country! That might add a premium to the premium we are already paying to live in the safest city with the best school district. Currently there are only 399 homes in Irvine for sale, not including shadow inventory. That’s a huge drop from the 1200+ in July 2007, and the lowest in the past five years.
Every village in Irvine saw its bottom at a different time since 2008, and so far all the markets that crashed since the “Great Housing Depression” have rebound. Woodbury was another hard hit market in Irvine, many houses still under construction, some sold for buyers with creative financing, at risk of being foreclosed or sold short. The Great Park that was supposed to be the crowning glory of Irvine became an illusion, so much so that the surveys asked “do you think Great Park will be built in your lifetime”.
Today we will see if Woodbury has rebound from its lows, or has reached a new bottom.
Previous Sale: November 18, 2005 for $805,500.
Here is a brief sales history of Cachette homes with similar floor plan since 2006.
No property has sold after the short sale of 41 Lamplighter and the foreclosure – sale by the bank of 119 Sanctuary. 76 Spanish Lace is a regular sale, and according to the listing the owner has remodeled and upgraded extensively. In short, the owner is taking a loss from his purchase price, and willing to lose his remodeling dollars. Overall market says the inventory is low and prices will be inflated, but may be they are not inflated enough to pay a little less than a million for a detached condominium, just yet.
Listing Price: $739,900
An attached corner unit with similar square feet area is not a fair comparison, but here is what an attached wall will bring down the monthly cost of owning to:
Listing Price: $588,000
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