HOUSES IN IRVINE ARE AFFORDABLE! Follow me on this…can you put a price on the value of an excellent public school system? I can. Two kids times $8000/yr times 12 years of school — that’s $192,000!@#$!@#$ Can you put a value on walking to numerous parks twice a week? No…I can’t. But I can put a price on taking an Uber to a park 2 miles away for the next 10 years of your life. That’s over 1000 trips to the park at $16 roundtrip or over $16,000. Okay, so you’re sold on Irvine. I know you might be tempted by new construction homes — DON’T DO IT! It might have a funny name, but Mello Roos is no laughing matter. Even an extra half a percent extra taxes on a new $700k home is another $3500/yr — almost $300 more per month — for DECADES. This home has no Mello Roos *APPLAUSE!* We know what you want: a clean, comfortable, upgraded, awesome, quiet, place to relax and entertain family and friends. You want a private yard big enough to enjoy with some friends and a detached home to ensure privacy. This may not be the cheapest home in Irvine, but it’s definitely the best value. It’s cleaner than many new construction homes. And it’s updated and upgraded. This is what home looks like.