The city of Irvine is a carefully-planned network of communities in Orange County that offers a quality of life unparalleled by many other Southern California cities. Boasting the lowest crime rate in the county and known for its progressively designed residential areas, South Irvine residents enjoy an excellent education system, cultural diversity, a warm, welcoming community atmosphere and an overall healthy lifestyle. Real estate options consist of beautiful family homes to multi-million dollar estates in a variety of prices and styles.
This area is home to the University of California at Irvine (UCI), as well as luxury senior communes and family-oriented parks and amenities. South Irvine includes neighborhoods such as Quail Hill, with its rolling green hills and wide open spaces; Westpark's Mediterranean flavor and organized layout; and the hilltop community of Turtle Ridge, which blends in with the rim of Bommer Canyon.
University Park, which began as a focus for UC Irvine students is one of the older neighborhoods in the area and is now considered a great place to raise a family. Turtle Rock features a network of biking trails and footpaths and like other South Irvine communities, enjoys a seamless blend of untouched nature and residential comfort. Shady Canyon is home to a private luxury golf club with a huge clubhouse and a gorgeous 18-hole course. This gated community is known as well for its preservation of local flora and expanses of natural Southern California landscape. The South Irvine area is also within close proximity of the 405 freeway, the Pacific Shore and all of the amenities of Orange and Los Angeles counties.
Irvine Homes for Sale: Quail Hill, Turtle Ridge, & Turtle Rock Homes
Architectural elements in South Irvine are as diverse as its inhabitants with each neighborhood embodying its own unique style. Classic ranch, Spanish revival, traditional Craftsman, modern contemporary and many other architectural styles coexist in harmony and in some cases side-by-side. The consistent focus on the region's natural landscape provides congruence among even the most dissimilar residential styles. Many South Irvine neighborhoods share community facilities such as Olympic-size swimming pools, playgrounds, walking and bicycling paths, picnic areas, and other out and indoor facilities.
Prices for homes in South Irvine start at $600,000, ranging to multi-million dollar estates. With all of the recent growth in South Irvine, commercial real estate is at an all-time high and if you're looking for a location for your business or a lucrative investment opportunity, there's no better place in Southern California right now than this thriving, innovative southern district of Irvine. Townhomes and condominiums in South Irvine are also readily available for purchase, with prices starting from $300,000 to over $2 million for high-rise complexes.
"Bill Arseneau and Jodi Valdes Your Local Real Estate Expert Specializing in South Irvine, CA"
Bill Arseneau and Jodi Valdes
Realty ONE Group
25910 Acero - Suite 100
Mission Viejo, California 92691
Bill has served the real estate needs of buyers, sellers and investors throughout Orange County since 1976, managing a large real estate company in Huntington Beach for 33 years before joining Realty ONE Group in Mission Viejo.
After being in the business for over 37 years, Bill has seen the housing market through its ups and downs. In the end, however, he's always managed to come out on top. What's his secret?
"I provide top notch service from the beginning of the transaction to long after the closing of the sale," Bill explained. "I provide a written plan for my buyers outlining the extra steps I take during a market where the inventory is low and I commit to door knocking and mailing neighborhoods where they'd like to buy."
Bill received his Broker's license in 1979 and has since earned the Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Certified Neighborhood Specialist, and GREEN designations. He and his wife of 45 years currently live in San Juan Capistrano and are the proud parents of two grown daughters and are grandparents to two grandsons.
Let Bill Arseneau lead you down the road toward homeownership today.
Jodi Valdes:Strategically Simple, Superior Results!
Quality. Results. Personalized Service. These are the core fundamentals of everything I strive to deliver to EVERY client.
Why choose to work with me? I have a unique approach to real estate marketing, sales and consulting – I know and believe it's all about YOU! A customer centric approach to all things real estate, I constantly evaluate how I can help YOU navigate our current real estate environment. For most people, buying or selling real estate will likely be the largest financial transaction of their life. With the potential for issues to arise, and considering every transaction is totally unique, my thorough, detail oriented, knowledgeable and competent service will give you confidence in your real estate decisions and moving through the process from beginning to end.
Why am I different? Real Estate is my Full Time Career – I am a Full Time Agent! I'm not retired from another industry, this is not a part time "job" for me. I was born and raised in Real Estate and knew this was the career path that was right for me. I got my BA in Communication Studies to purposely understand and be able to communicate with any type person regardless of age, sex, or nationality.
Communication is paramount in developing and maintaining strong relationships – I always listen to you and your needs, I consistently communicate next steps and what to expect, I deliver critical dates to you as well as update you throughout the process from beginning to end, and I am always available to assist and happy to do so!
I am a Professional who prides myself on integrity, honesty and a reputation that enables me to build clients for life!
I know and believe Your REASONS for buying or selling Real Estate make a DIFFERENCE to ME!
Phil Chenier:"My goal is 100% customer satisfaction, every day"
Phil Chenier has been in the mortgage lending business for over 35 years. He currently serves as the Branch Manager of New American Funding and has lived in Orange County for 37 years.
Known by his clients and colleagues as a gregarious, detail oriented professional with a knack for problem solving, Phil's knowledge and ability to tailor unique loan programs that fit his clients' needs are what set him apart from the rest. His noted areas of expertise include FHA and VA loans, and he is completely comfortable working with first, second, or third time borrowers.
"Our firm offers the best execution of loans in the industry. We strive to close all loans on or before the scheduled escrow close date. Our average closing for all loans in our company (refinances included) is 22 days!"
After graduating college with a BA in English, Phil received the California Real Estate Salesperson's license and an NMLS license and decided to go into the mortgage lending industry. He is passionate about lending, noting that there is simply nothing better than helping a buyer into a home that they have been dreaming of for a long time. "The sincere and big 'thank you' at the end of the transaction is very fulfilling."
Phil previously served as the school board president of Sts. Simon and Jude School in Huntington Beach for two years and was a school board member for six years. He was Vice President of Huntington Valley Little League for three years and was on the board for four years. His favorite pastimes and hobbies include weightlifting, water and snow skiing, and martial arts. Lender Info
South Irvine Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of May 25th, 2015: homes priced around $1,256,448 compared to $1,222,738 the previous week, showing a increase of more than +3%. For Thursday, May 28th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.90%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.06%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.27%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.82%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in South Irvine CA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in South Irvine to help you find the best home!