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Old 05-24-2020, 09:07 PM
 
Location: OC
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I have the option of moving to OC.

Rental budget is 2500, hopefully 2 or 3 br
Housing budget is around 600-700, has to be a 3br.

I would want to rent for a year, then move, with the requisite of being in same school district. Priorities:
1.good schools
2.reasonable amount of diversity, preferably a little over 15% Asian?
3.Family of four, so liveliness and partying is not important.
4. Would like to be near Asian marts, Chinatown, etc
5. LA area would work, but from my research, that seems more expensive and has kind of spottier areas?


Any options? Irvine probably no? Anaheim, one of the Viejos? Tustin?


P.s Close to the beach....because that's what everyone wants!! j/k, close to beach would be nice, but I'm realistic. Don't want it to be Texas hot though.
P.s.s. I get to work from home so commute is not a factor.
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Old 05-24-2020, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Any options? Irvine probably no? Anaheim, one of the Viejos? Tustin?
In July, 2019, Aliso Viejo's Asian population was estimated to be 15 percent.
https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/al...citycalifornia

The city is beach close (10-15 minutes) with good schools, and a few Asian restaurants, but there is nothing even approaching a Chinatown or Asian sector here. This city is small (About 51,000 people in 7.47 sq mi). You would have to travel to points north to get a genuine Asian food and cultural fix.

I don't think you would have trouble finding a two bedroom apartment for $2500, but I seriously doubt that there are any houses here that could be acquired for $700K. Have you considered buying a townhouse/condo? There should be several in that price range, including a few with a small backyard, like this one:
https://www.redfin.com/CA/Aliso-Viej...6/home/5454753

Here's an example of a larger AV townhouse:
https://www.redfin.com/CA/Aliso-Viej...6/home/5451031
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Old 05-24-2020, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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The closest thing that Aliso possesses with any sort of Asian influence is Soka University, a Buddhist-inspired four-year college and graduate school which is an offshoot of Soka University in Japan.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OafiIBamOIc
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Old 05-24-2020, 11:16 PM
 
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Talk to a realtor, but I would probably try looking in Fountain Valley, Westminster, Garden Grove.

You are priced out of buying in Tustin, Irvine, Costa Mesa, and South County.
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Old 05-24-2020, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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I have the option of moving to OC.

Rental budget is 2500, hopefully 2 or 3 br
Housing budget is around 600-700, has to be a 3br.
To be clear, you would rent for $2500 or buy, $600-700k.

I'd rent for now and see where prices go. There are limited nice areas to buy a single family home for $600-700k, condos, sure, but not SFH.
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Old 05-25-2020, 03:05 AM
 
Location: NNV
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Anaheim Hills, Brea, Placentia, maybe Orange.
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Old 05-25-2020, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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If you want asian locations Westminster or Garden Grove.

Either budget will work. You’re not gonna get a palace but you can get a 1700 sq ft townhouse or a 14/1600 sq ft house. Most houses in OC start at your 600k budget. There are less houses for sale as people pulled their listings there are less homes available for sale. My average rent fee is 2800.

Both Westminster and GG are close to the beach and the weather is nice. The more inland the hotter it gets
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Old 05-28-2020, 08:13 AM
 
Location: OC
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Apologies for the delayed response as I got the three day ban hammer. Thanks for the suggestion. I think I’m leaning towards the viejos but I’m early in the process. I may just make Irvine work
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Old 05-29-2020, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I have the option of moving to OC.

Rental budget is 2500, hopefully 2 or 3 br
Housing budget is around 600-700, has to be a 3br.

I would want to rent for a year, then move, with the requisite of being in same school district. Priorities:
1.good schools
2.reasonable amount of diversity, preferably a little over 15% Asian?
3.Family of four, so liveliness and partying is not important.
4. Would like to be near Asian marts, Chinatown, etc
5. LA area would work, but from my research, that seems more expensive and has kind of spottier areas?


Any options? Irvine probably no? Anaheim, one of the Viejos? Tustin?


P.s Close to the beach....because that's what everyone wants!! j/k, close to beach would be nice, but I'm realistic. Don't want it to be Texas hot though.
P.s.s. I get to work from home so commute is not a factor.
In looking at some of your other posts, you seem to be flexible with your criteria.

Maybe you should try places like Corona and Temecula in Riverside County. You could get more house for your money in those areas. You might want to post in the Riverside Forum.
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Old 05-29-2020, 05:48 PM
 
Location: OC
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In looking at some of your other posts, you seem to be flexible with your criteria.

Maybe you should try places like Corona and Temecula in Riverside County. You could get more house for your money in those areas. You might want to post in the Riverside Forum.
True, but I think those areas are kind of hot? So pretty head adverse. I've ruled those out.
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