La Jolla, CA Real Estate News

By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
                                     This a pretty boring post about La Jolla Luxury Condos. Click here to view La Jolla luxury condos for sale before my post puts you to sleep.                                      I've got a cool site for you to SURF LA JOLLA REAL ESTATE LISTINGS that are La Jolla luxury condos for sale. La Jolla has some of the most amazing Oceanfront condos in San Diego for sale. Explore La Jolla Oceanfront Condos For Sale and La Jolla Luxury condominiums, La Jolla Luxury Townhouses in La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Village, Bird Rock condos for sale, Utc condos for sale. La Jolla Beachfront condos, Windansea condos for sale, Windansea Oceanfront Condos etc. Ok, that's all I wanted to tell you. Click here to see all LA JOLLA CONDOS FOR SALE now.                           ...
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By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
Hidden Meadows has a great selection of La Jolla Homes right now. It's usually hard to find the right home for sale in Hidden Meadows, but as of this post there's 7 active La Jolla Homes For Sale on Mount Soledad in Hidden Valley. Click here to explore Hidden Valley Real Estate listings in La Jolla now.       Boom. Done. Don't forget, if you wanna search all La Jolla Homes For Sale, click here to view them on our La Jolla Real Estate Blog which is also a great mobile app to find La Jolla Properties.                                                
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By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
OMG La Jolla Shores has some KILLER homes for sale. La Jolla Shores has some pretty amazing real estate. Some of these homes for sale in La Jolla Shores are sure to make you drool... or at least salivate.                                                           (Sorry I know that's pretty nasty. Click  now to see my site where there's not joking around about La Jolla Shores Real Estate) There's every type of home imaginable in La Jolla Shores; there's Oceanfront Homes, La Jolla Shores Beach Houses, condos for sale in La Jolla Shores, Cottages, Bungalows, that make living in La Jolla Shores an incredible place to call home. No matter what your budget or taste, you're sure to find that perfect La Jolla Shores Home For Sale here.   If La Jolla Shores is not your cup of tea, click here sta...
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By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
Just wanted to let you know that La Jolla Alta has 4 Homes For Sale as of this post. La Jolla Alta Homes are set alongside a hill in South La Jolla where most of the homes have amazing Ocean View Homes with southern exposure overlooking Pacific Beach and the San Diego Coastline. Click here to learn more about LA JOLLA ALTA REAL ESTATE and to see all LA JOLLA ALTA HOMES FOR SALE currently on the market.   If you're not interested in just La Jolla Alta, click here to view all LA JOLLA HOMES FOR SALE by map. If you're on the go a lot like I am, be sure to check out this search on your mobile device or IPad. Click here to find out what your home is worth in La Jolla.  
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
La Jolla Homes for Sale - What Happened in the La Jolla Real Estate Market in January 2013? The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A visit to La Jolla on-line, or better yet in real life, will quickly give you a good sense of why this is so. Having current, local information about La Jolla homes for sale is essential so you can make informed decisions about your home buying and selling in La Jolla. Despite the shift in prices, La Jolla remains an expensive real estate market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes. La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many homes offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offering the finest in shopping and dining. La Jo...
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By Alan Harris, San Diego Real Estate Broker with Keller Williams
(Keller Williams Realty)
The Top 5 Luxury Houses in La Jolla, CA Wouldn't it be nice to live in an elegant home in a seaside neighborhood? This is what you can expect and more once you move in to a luxury house in La Jolla San Diego. To make the search for your next dream home easier, here are our top 5 listings of La Jolla luxury properties. (Click on the title or image for more information on the properties) 1944 Little St, La Jolla, CA 92037 Bedrooms: 5Full Bathrooms: 5Sq. Feet: 6,367First up in our top five La Jolla luxury houses for sale is this magnificent Tom Shepard design home. It mixes indoor/outdoor Southern California living together with the charm of the 1940's. Expect best of the best features - dramatic foyer, grand living room, 2 master bedrooms, formal dining room, den, atrium, family room and ...
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By Cody Haworth, Carlsbad Homes for Sale
(Four Seasons Properties)
5 Affordable tips that could help you sell your home quick and for top dollar in La Jolla!   I have been fortunate to work with investor groups who have completed dozens and dozens of successful remodels over the last few years. Many of these remodels cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in many cases.  While being involved with these, I have noticed some trends.  Many of the things future home buyers point out when looking at these remodels that they like the most, actually aren’t that expensive and give the home some major POP and a WOW factor when selling.   I have listed 5 items that cost roughly $5,000 if you did all 5 that would spruce up and give your home the true WOW that could help sell your home quick, get you top dollar, and in many cases double the $5,000 investment or mor...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
LA JOLLA HOMES SOLD IN 2012 Interested in what sold last year in La Jolla? Below is information regarding the 2012 La Jolla Real Estate Market: La Jolla Detached Homes - 360 Closed Escrows in 2012 Least Expensive Sold:   Caminito Herminia - 3 bdrms/2 baths, 1,700 sq. ft. Sold Price $485,000 Most Expensive Sold:   Camino de la Costa - 7 bdrms/9 baths, 10,000 sq. ft. Sold Price $15,000,000 La Jolla Attached Homes - 350 Closed Escrows in 2012 compared to 277 in 2011 Least Expensive Sold: Torrey Pines - 1 bdrm/1 bath, 633 sq. ft. - Sold Price $156,000 Most Expensive Sold:  Coast Blvd  - 3 bdrms/6 baths, 3,684 sq. ft. Sold Price $6,200,000   How do the 2011 sales compare to previous years? La Jolla Detached Homes Sold in 2011:  271 Closed Escrows La Jolla Detached Homes Sold in 2010: 257 Clo...
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~COMING SOON!!!! Remodeled 2bed 2bath condo for sale at 8650 Via Mallorca, La Jolla, CA at the Villa La Jolla Condominiums  We will be completely remodeling this condo to make it shine once again. New hardwood floors, carpet, paint, granite counter tops and appliances to name a few items on the list of upgrades. This condo is in a very desired area of La Jolla. Pictures of the remodel process will be uploaded to our blog soon! Stay tuned.... Property includes the following amenities....   Private balcony Ample closet space with mirrored doors Two generously-sized swimming pools and two spas Barbecues   Professionally landscaped grounds    Spacious Clubhouse   Assigned Covered parking   Walking distance to UCSD and La Jolla Village Square Shopping Center   Minutes away from beautiful San...
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By Tiffany Torgan, Featured on HGTV's New Show! How Close Can I Beach
(Harcourts Prestige Properties of La Jolla)
We had a great turn out at last Thursday's Barcourts at Harcourts Prestige Properties in La Jolla. We had live music, great food, and great sponsors! I am so proud of our brokerage reaching out to help the San Diego community! We raised $400 for Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe. Helen Woodward Animal Center along with Southwest Airlines and BP flew the animals from Hurricane Sandy out to San Diego for adoption. Thank you to everyone who attended to support this terrific San Diego organization!
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By Kathryn ., Rentec Direct
(Rentec Direct)
When I was in property management I had a tenant that was 98 years old.   She lived in the same apartment complex for over 20+ years.  She lived alone and was still full of life.  Whenever I was in the area I would stop by to see how she was doing.   One day while we were talking I had to ask her what she felt the secret was to longevity. She paused for a moment and said..... Well honey, I get asked that question a lot and I figured out what the secret is and I now will share it with you......Just don’t stop breathing...... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kathryn  Rentec is your easy yet powerful all-in-one property management solution.  Learn more.Need tenant screeni...
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By Janell Kittleson, Rentec Direct
(Rentec Direct)
Yesterday I received a call from a potential customer who was working on a new business concept for his area, which he likened to a Renter Resume.  He was very excited to find our Tenant Screening product options and learned he could be up and running with a myriad of background reporting options for his clients who were seeking to be pre-qualified for rentals in his competitive market. I’ve heard of plenty of rental agencies but thought he must not have any in his area and was happy we could assist him.  I just assumed he had developed a Criteria for Residency and was planning on pre-qualifying potential renters so they could tell Landlords “Hey, I’m pre-qualified by XYZ!”Then he said “It will be great!  I will basically pull the reports and let the applicant attach them to their resum...
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By William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional
(Retired)
Architectural Treasure - The Salk Institute One of the most photographed buildings in San Diego is the Salk Institute in La Jolla. This structure was built in the early 1960's and designed by the world famous architect, Louis Kahn. The building materials were simple and uncomplicated unlike the work and science that would take place within its boundary. The design is two buildings, mirror images of each other facing a grand courtyard. Kahn was known for his use of natural light and at different times of day, the buildings and the changing natural light give amazingly different perspectives of the simplicity of the poured in place concrete. This compound gives a disquieting bold perspective to all who see it. Over 50 years have passed  and the design and finish looks the same as it did i...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
La Jolla Homes for Sale - What Happened in the La Jolla Real Estate Market in December 2012? The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A visit to La Jolla on-line, or better yet in real life, will quickly give you a good sense of why this is so. Having current, local information about La Jolla homes for sale is essential so you can make informed decisions about your home buying and selling in La Jolla. Despite the shift in prices over the last 6+ years, La Jolla remains an expensive real estate market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes. La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many homes offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, very up-scale village offering the finest ...
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By Derk Simonson, Ex-builder, long time Realtor
(ReMax Coastal Properties La Jolla and Pacific Beach, San Diego)
La Jolla homes ocean view condos in the Village end-of-2012 Market Report An average ocean view costs an average of $ 250 per sq ft more.  So, a 1,000 sq ft condo would average an additional $ 250,000 more, for a good view $ 500,000 more, for a mostly obstructed view $ 100,000.  For the last  8 months there have been 22 sales ranging from $ 650,000 to 6.2M, averaging $ 1.1M-$1.5M and taking a couple months to sell.  The average per square foot price is $ 895-$913, oceanfront being 913 or more.  This is up 6%-14%  
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By Derk Simonson, Ex-builder, long time Realtor
(ReMax Coastal Properties La Jolla and Pacific Beach, San Diego)
La Jolla homes end-of-2012 Market Report by neighborhood-prices up   Our prices are finally starting up, La Jollas' demand is picking up, There's still a selection but not as much, we're beginning to see the light.  Single family homes rose 3%-16% in 11 neighborhoods, went down 1%-14% in 3, and 1 had no change.  Condos, town homes, and twin homes went up 1%-13% in 6 neighborhoods, went down 4%-6% in 2, and 3 had no change.  Prices of ocean view condos in the Village (Prospect St to the ocean) in creased 6%-14%.  Sales volume was up 31% for single family homes and 35% for condos.  So, nothing dramatic, but, at least an upward pattern.  Inventory continues to be lower than normal but there's still a selection.  Email derk@derk1.com if you'd like me to email this report to you (no San Dieg...
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By Tiffany Torgan, Featured on HGTV's New Show! How Close Can I Beach
(Harcourts Prestige Properties of La Jolla)
I am so excited about this new year! Harcourts Prestige Properties has now been in business almost one year! I had the grand opening party on Jan.19th, 2012. What a year 2012 has been and my brokerage is really growing and I have some outstanding Agents! We will be signing up our 10th Agent on Thursday of this week! I finally upgraded my http://www.relosandiego.com website to a new wordpress based web site! We already had a family call us from St. Louis a couple days ago off the new site! I have had the site since 1999 so hopefully it will get lots of love with it's new look! Harcourts is coming in strong in our California market and it will be an exciting year to see what lies ahead for the sixth largest real estate company of the world. I have a goal to update our Harcourts office we...
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By Kelly Mac Group (619) 319-7010 San Diego Beach and Luxury Realtors, San Diego Beach, Coastal and Luxury Homes
(Keller Williams La Jolla)
San Diego Real Estate - 2012 News in Review One of the things I love about being a real estate professional is there is never a dull moment.  Things are always changing in this business and the challenge of, not only keeping up, but staying ahead of the curve is invigorating!  Following are some highlights that have occurred in the San Diego real estate market in 2012:     A dramatic move from Buyer's Market to Seller's Market.  San Diego's home prices have increased every month for the past nine months. One factor, fueling the improvement, is the fact that interest rates are phenomenally low.  When I purchased my first home, many years ago, my ex-husband and I were thrilled to get a 13% mortgage.  Our friends were paying up to 17% (yikes).  Now, buyers are basically using "free" money ...
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By Cody Haworth, Carlsbad Homes for Sale
(Four Seasons Properties)
La Jolla~Buying Foreclosures at the Auction Vs. Buying Bank Owned REO Homes for Sale.   Which is the better deal?  The answer usually lies in what is best for your situation...  Below is some information to help you determine whats right for you...   When we look at the current Real Estate environment it can be overwhelming with all the headlines in the news.  Everyone has a different opinion of where the good deals are and how to find them or where the economy or housing market is headed. We have clients call us all the time wanting to buy foreclosures, short sales, or REO's because they think the thought of them automatically sound like a good buy!    However, is this true?   Lets first have an understanding of what they are and the differences of each. Foreclosures and Short Sales ca...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
La Jolla Homes for Sale - What Happened in the La Jolla Real Estate Market in November 2012? The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A visit to La Jolla on-line, or better yet in real life, will quickly give you a good sense of why this is so. Having current, local information about La Jolla homes for sale is essential so you can make informed decisions about your home buying and selling in La Jolla. Despite the shift in prices over the last 6+ years, La Jolla remains an expensive real estate market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes. La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many homes offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, very up-scale village offering the finest ...
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