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Old 04-29-2011, 07:50 AM
 
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My daughters husband is in the Military and they are being stationed in Mission Viejo. We will be relocating there as well.We are currently in upstate NY and from what I see the rents in Mission are way out of all of our price ranges.We are looking for a single family home 4+ bedrooms in a family friendly community with good schools with an emphasis on special education.My son in law also needs to be with in a 20 min drive of mission. Is all of this even possible? Any input is greatly appreciated .

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Old 04-29-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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Stationed in the Military in Mission Viejo? Where?
There's Camp Pendleton south of there and several military bases in the region but Mission Viejo? Never heard of one there.

Otherwise, What is your rental budget?

Where will everyone else's jobs be?
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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He will be a recruiter in Mission Our budget is 4+ bedroom house no more then 2000 per moth or 2 or 3 bedroom for no more then 1200. I will be working from home and my daughter plans on working in Anaheim.
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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He will be a recruiter in Mission Our budget is 4+ bedroom house no more then 2000 per moth or 2 or 3 bedroom for no more then 1200. I will be working from home and my daughter plans on working in Anaheim.
Good luck with that. I pay $1250 for a very small 2/2 in Costa Mesa. I need more space but this place is so far below market that it makes it tough to get out.

Here's a story today about OC rents with the averages at the bottom of the article: Smaller O.C. apartments get bigger rent hikes - Lansner on Real Estate - The Orange County Register

That's not to say that you can't find something cheaper than the average, but you'll likely have to give up something else like square footage or neighborhood quality.
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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He will be a recruiter in Mission Our budget is 4+ bedroom house no more then 2000 per moth or 2 or 3 bedroom for no more then 1200. I will be working from home and my daughter plans on working in Anaheim.
I just checked the MLS and the cheapest 4 bedroom home in Mission Viejo is $2,500/month and 2,459 square feet.

The cheapest 3 bedroom is $2,200/month and is 1,500 square feet.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:53 PM
 
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If you want that kind of SFH rent in a family friendly area with a decent commute to MV you will need to look at Corona. You may find condo/townhouse rentals in Aliso Viejo or Lake Forest that work
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:20 PM
 
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We're in an older apartment complex without central air!
1 bedroom, 1 bath... 1200!
Thankfully, they haven't raised our rent the past three years, but still...

Nevertheless, people live in small places here in So. Cal compared to other states.
For one thing people want to live here, basic supply and demand.
Also, utilities are lower... we hardly ever have to turn up the heater.
Another thing is there's no snow or ice to deal with, so we're pretty much "get up and go" around here, and there're a lot of community parks and shared amenities in a lot of these developed neighborhoods.
Good luck in your search!
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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Thank you all for your replies.We looked in to Corona but have been told that the commute to Mission could be anywhere from 1 to 3 hours so Corona is out.Lake Forest would be too long of a commute as well. I will look in to Aliso Viejo.Thanks again
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:08 PM
 
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Thank you all for your replies.We looked in to Corona but have been told that the commute to Mission could be anywhere from 1 to 3 hours so Corona is out.Lake Forest would be too long of a commute as well. I will look in to Aliso Viejo.Thanks again
With the toll road, the commute is much less(sub 30minutes to Irvine from Corona via toll road, not too far from Irvine to MV). But that becomes an affordability issue. Some employers reimburse some of the costs.

How would Lake Forest be too far of a commute to Mission Viejo? They're right next to each other.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:03 PM
 
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with the toll road we were told it would cost 10.00 per day in tolls .My son in laws commanding officer said it could take over an hour from Lake forest. I don't know if that is really the case? He wants him in mission so he may just be telling him that.
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