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Old 08-20-2011, 09:15 PM
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I'll be relocating to Orange County soon because of a new job. I and wife are really tired of apartment living and want to rent a house or a townhome this time. The housing seems to be pretty expensive in Irvine where my new company is located in. I am really having a hard time finding a home with the following criteria:
- $2,300 limit for rent (less is better of course)
- Minimum 2 beds/2 baths and at least 1250sf of space
- A garage
- Washer/dryer
- Hardwood floors and a decent renovated kitchen (new appliances etc)
- Close proximity to decent restaurants and theatres

I am sure many will tell me that I should search in craigslist myself. I did and could not find anything there which would fit my criteria. I also have no idea which neighborhoods are good places to live in. We don't have children yet so the school district is not important at all. Should I work with a real estate agent? Are there any other websites I can use for my search? How far can I be from Irvine and still not suffer a lot from the commute (I prefer no more than 30 minutes of one way commute)?

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Old 08-21-2011, 12:25 AM
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What part of Irvine will you be working in and when will you be moving? We live in Lake Forest, which is just South of Irvine, but costs a lot less. My husband's commute into Irvine near the airport is always less than 30 minutes. I definitely see at least a couple things on craigslist that might meet your criteria here in Lake Forest. Like this one (http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/apa/2556504758.html - broken link) or this one (http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/apa/2504732382.html - broken link). (I am in no way affiliated with these properties and know nothing about them other than the fact that they are located in what I consider nice neighborhoods ) I would also check Foothill Ranch, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, and Laguna Niguel. I can also recommend a good realtor, if you are interested in his info, send me a PM. Good luck in your search!
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:54 AM
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The office is within walking distance to the Spectrum. Thanks for your help. I'll check those listings.
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