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Old 06-27-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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There are really two things to consider when deciding where to live in SoCal. They are safety for yourself and your family and proximity to where you work. If you don't have both of those covered, you may find yourself to be disenchanted with the experience.

With that being said, I would suggest Anaheim Hills (mostly newer construction and some fabulous vistas), Orange Park Acres (larger lots and an equestrian area as well), Cowan Heights / North Tustin (larger lots, great vistas a rural feel) and maybe Coto de Caza. Coto is the furthest from Anaheim but is a really nice area to live if you can afford it.

I personally would not buy a home that is more than about 10 years old...if you do you will be replacing the roof, air conditioning/furnace, remodeling kitchens and baths and putting in new floors...

We have been watching a home in our hood..sold for over 1.2 million..half acre lot (but no pool..unusual for this area)...for the past two months tho the folks have moved in..each and every day there are at least 4 trucks there..looks like they totally tore out the interior..built in 73 I think..

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Old 06-27-2011, 02:27 PM
 
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I personally would not buy a home that is more than about 10 years old...if you do you will be replacing the roof, air conditioning/furnace, remodeling kitchens and baths and putting in new floors...
While that statement is accurate, there are exceptions! Take my house for example. Built in 1964. Although the carpets are old and due to be replaced, the rest of the house is turn-key ready - with a brand new roof, newly replastered pool and recent upgrades to kitchen and baths.

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1452 Olwyn, Tustin, CA - Home for Sale with Home Pro Realty
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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While that statement is accurate, there are exceptions! Take my house for example. Built in 1964. Although the carpets are old and due to be replaced, the rest of the house is turn-key ready - with a brand new roof, newly replastered pool and recent upgrades to kitchen and baths.

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1452 Olwyn, Tustin, CA - Home for Sale with Home Pro Realty
NICE! Hope it sells quickly!
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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NICE! Hope it sells quickly!

sorry...not in my hood...we have 3000 sq feet..on half an acre..3 car garage..our roof cost 30 K...so depends upon what one calls turn key I guess...
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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sorry...not in my hood...we have 3000 sq feet..on half an acre..3 car garage..our roof cost 30 K...so depends upon what one calls turn key I guess...

not to mention...above ground spa...shingled roof..laminate floors..and very close by neighbors...

kitchen cabs look original..counters are not granite either..
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:21 PM
 
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THAT'S ALL TRUE.

My roof only cost $9K. But it comes with a 10-year transferrable warranty. Someone could move in here and not have to do anything (ceptin' new carpets). It's NOT a million dollar house but it's a great house none the less in a great neighborhood!

And BTW, I love my "above ground spa"...
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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sorry...not in my hood...we have 3000 sq feet..on half an acre..3 car garage..our roof cost 30 K...so depends upon what one calls turn key I guess...

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Old 06-27-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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And BTW, I love my "above ground spa"...

I had an above ground spa and I did something kind of unusual. I plumbed a gas heater into it rather than use the built in 5500 watt electric heater. With electric, the spa has to stay hot all the time. With gas, I can let it cool off and not use it for days and it only takes about 40 minutes to heat up.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:50 PM
 
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THAT'S ALL TRUE.

My roof only cost $9K. But it comes with a 10-year transferrable warranty. Someone could move in here and not have to do anything (ceptin' new carpets). It's NOT a million dollar house but it's a great house none the less in a great neighborhood!

And BTW, I love my "above ground spa"...

curious...is your 9k roof shingles?? or cement tiles...notice that yours is also two story..thus less roof...we have one story..so much more roof..including the 3 car garage...

my comment re open ground spa was meant to indicate that they are cheap..you could have brought it with you?? our spa is part of the pool...thus costs more...also...did the redo of pool include all new tiles??

my comment re buying older homes ...did this "old" home have a new HVAC, water heater, sinks , granite tops, etc etc

sorry...to get you upset...but there are OLD homes...and old homes that need several hundred thousand dollars updating...the picture you posted...is an old home that got much less than that...

not to mention the tiny yard,,,wood fences..laminate flooring...la la la la
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