La Jolla, CA Real Estate News

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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By Gary Kent, 33 Years Experience & 5,000+ Homes Sold
(Gary Kent Team - Keller Williams Realty)
La Jolla Homes The Village, La Jolla 92037 A community full of life, art, shopping, dining and beaches, the Village of La Jolla has it all. It’s a thriving center of entertainment and commerce pressed up against gorgeous blue coastline. One can easily spend a whole day in the Village bargain hunting for clothes and jewelry or browsing the many art galleries and antique shops.   Village Activities Village locals who need a place to relax can the visit grassy haven at Scripps Park or one of the area’s small stretches of sandy beach. They can also hit the links at the La Jolla Country Club, watch the seals at the Children’s Pool and Seal Rock, or go snorkeling, kayaking and tide pool exploring at the famous La Jolla Cove. The area has an overwhelming array of excellent restaurants. An ambi...
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By Gary Kent, 33 Years Experience & 5,000+ Homes Sold
(Gary Kent Team - Keller Williams Realty)
La Jolla Homes UCSD, La Jolla 92037 University of California San Diego is a public university located in northern La Jolla. With about 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, it is the second-largest four-year college in San Diego County. UCSD is respected as a world leader in scientific research, and the U.S. News & World Report recently ranked it as having 8th-best public undergraduate program in the nation.   UCSD Amenities The crown jewel of UCSD is the Geisel Library, an iconic eight-story complex named for acclaimed children’s author Dr. Seuss. Students who need a break from studying can hang out at the newly-expanded Price Center, which features a variety of restaurants and other activities. Campus culture is enlivened by an array of social clubs, as well as annual traditions...
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By Gary Kent, 33 Years Experience & 5,000+ Homes Sold
(Gary Kent Team - Keller Williams Realty)
La Jolla Homes Upper Hermosa, La Jolla 92037 Upper Hermosa is a small but affluent neighborhood in southwest La Jolla, east of La Jolla Boulevard. The area is almost completely residential, but Pacific Beach to the south and surrounding La Jolla neighborhoods like the Village offer plenty of nearby options for dining, shopping, beachgoing and entertainment. Upper Hermosa is blessed with sunny 68-degree days and lined with stunning foliage, while its flat terrain and acclaimed bike path make it a delight to runners and cyclists.   Upper Hermosa Homes Upper Hermosa is somewhat expensive, but cheaper than coastal Lower Hermosa to the west. La Jolla Boulevard and La Cañada Street are the framework from which other streets spin off to create a half-circle shape. The spacious homes vary in st...
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By Jason E. Gordon, Sr Loan Officer, CMA, CMPS, CDLP, CDRE, RCSD, CDPE
(AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA)
The positive mortgage rate trends continue!  The market closed on Friday with gains of 15 basis points, and are strong early Monday with 18 point gains. This daily mortgage interest rate report is designed to provide Borrowers & Real Estate Profesionals with factual data regarding where rates are at any given time and what trends are propelling current mortgage pricing on any given day. Feel free to browse the library and research historical rate updates dating back nearly 2 years at www.JasonGordon.info whenever desired.  Also, make sure to learn about THE TRUTH BEHIND MORTGAGE QUOTES to better understand the relationship between up-front closing costs and mortgage interest rates so you don't get duped by clever advertising campaigns. The Mortgage Street Smarts of where mortgage intere...
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La Jolla, in California, is a hilly seaside resort community, located in the northern limits of San Diego city. La Jolla is very popular because of its reputation, as it is one of the most visited places because of its high range of prices of the real estate. Usually, people see this city as a great opportunity for them and for their family, as it can offer them a very large variety of services and advantages. There are many reasons to choose a home in La Jolla. La Jolla provides many advantages regarding its climate, its location, its neighborhoods and other similar aspects. First, the weather and the climate in general is mild with an average daily temperature of 70.5 °F. The city enjoys mostly the sun, but people are able to feel the cold seasons easily, as there is precipitation, un...
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By Gary Kent, 33 Years Experience & 5,000+ Homes Sold
(Gary Kent Team - Keller Williams Realty)
La Jolla Homes Soledad Mountain, La Jolla 92037 The Soledad Mountain area (including Soledad South) is situated on the southern ridge of Mt. Soledad in the southeast corner of La Jolla. This primarily residential neighborhood contains the private communities of Mount La Jolla, Windemere La Jolla and Ridgegate, as well plenty of unaffiliated homes. Residences on the eastern side of Soledad Mountain Road, the area's main thoroughfare, enjoy wonderful views of northern Clairemont and beyond.   Soledad Mountain Amenities At the northern end of the neighborhood are three private schools, Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church and the scenic Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial, which boasts incredible panoramic city and ocean vistas. At the southern end lies Kate Sessions Park, a perfect spot for picn...
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When you think La Jolla, CA homes for sale, think great value! That is what each of the available homes brings to the current buyer's market. You can acquire properties that are on the short sale list approved by the banks or foreclosed properties that must be sold fast; and you can get them for much less than you could under normal market conditions. There are starter homes, single-family homes, condos and estates available right now, ready for you to move in. When the market does finally fully rebound, this means instant equity for the street-smart shopper that takes advantage of these affordably priced homes. The school system is known for its rigid adherence to state standards and has received recognition for making or exceeding the grade in all aspects of education, graduation and ...
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By Gary Kent, 33 Years Experience & 5,000+ Homes Sold
(Gary Kent Team - Keller Williams Realty)
La Jolla Homes Muirlands West, La Jolla 92037 Small, quiet and located in the very heart of La Jolla, Muirlands West is a fully residential neighborhood with roughly 170 homes within its borders. Serenity and relaxation characterize the mood here: La Jolla Country Club and nearby beaches to the west and Soledad National Park to the northeast give residents plenty of options for enjoying the great outdoors, while the shopping and dining of the Village are also nearby.   Muirlands West Homes & Schools Muirlands West also has three private schools at its eastern boundary: All Hallows Academy (K–8th), the Evans School (pre–6th), and the San Diego French-American School (pre–8th). Nautilus Street runs along its southern border and provides most of its entryways. This beautiful area is sure t...
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By Gary Kent, 33 Years Experience & 5,000+ Homes Sold
(Gary Kent Team - Keller Williams Realty)
La Jolla Homes Muirlands, La Jolla 92037 Muirlands is a large, primarily residential neighborhood located in south-central La Jolla. The natural wonders of its hilly woodland terrain echo its namesake, conservationist John Muir. Although this is a quiet locale, the dining and entertainment of the Village and the beautiful Windansea Beach are only a couple of minutes away. La Jolla Country Club to the north provides residents with both golfing and beautiful scenery.   Muirlands Homes & Schools Muirlands is also a prime area for education: it’s home to Muirlands Middle School and The Evans School (pre–6th), while La Jolla High School lies right on its western border. The main thoroughfares are La Jolla Scenic Drive, Muirlands Drive and Nautilus Street. Because its lofty vantage point make...
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By Gary Kent, 33 Years Experience & 5,000+ Homes Sold
(Gary Kent Team - Keller Williams Realty)
La Jolla Homes Lower Hermosa, La Jolla 92037 The small upscale community of Lower Hermosa is located on the coast of southern La Jolla. While the area itself is almost exclusively residential, the Village to the north and Pacific Beach to the south offer boundless shopping, dining and entertainment. The scenic Windansea Beach, great for surfing or sunbathing on the sandstone cliffs, is within walking distance.   Lower Hermosa Homes Like Upper Hermosa to the east, Lower Hermosa is a residential community, and is only minutes away from the shopping and dining of Bird Rock’s Merchant District. The community is full of active people who love running, walking, cycling, and enjoying their time together with their families. The roughly 500 homes contained in this area are often expensive—unsur...
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By Gary Kent, 33 Years Experience & 5,000+ Homes Sold
(Gary Kent Team - Keller Williams Realty)
La Jolla Homes La Jolla Village, La Jolla 92037 Located just south of UCSD, La Jolla Village (not to be confused with the Village) is the most affordable of La Jolla’s sixteen neighborhoods. It consists of two distinct sections: one residential, one commercial.   La Jolla Village Homes Most of La Jolla Village is made up of about eighteen condo communities, several of which are centered around the beautiful Villa La Jolla Park. Among them are Cambridge (pictured), Boardwalk, EastBluff, Southpointe, and the Woodlands.   La Jolla Village Amenities Two adjacent shopping centers, The Shops and La Jolla Village Square, compose the bulk of the commercial district. They contain a variety of dining options as well as two movie theaters, one of which plays more niche independent films.La Jolla V...
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By Lorraine or Loretta Kratz, Certified Negotiation Consultants
(Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions.)
Attractions In San Diego, California That Are Kid Friendly! Birch Aquarium At Scripps:  In La Jolla is an aquarium that lets kids explore the realms of the deep and learn about life in the sea . The New Children's Museum: Located in downtown San Diego, is a $25 million modern space where kids can indulge in educational and cultural playtime, including hands-on projects and storytelling. Maritime Museum: Strolling along the Embarcadero will have kids unleashing their inner Captain Jack Sparrow, as they swashbuckler their way through this collection of classic sailing vessels. Seaport Village: Has an old-fashioned carousel for kids, lots of kid-friendly shops and outdoor eateries and harbor views of some very impressive ships. Whale-Watching Tours; Offer a chance to spot 40-foot gray whal...
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By Gary Kent, 33 Years Experience & 5,000+ Homes Sold
(Gary Kent Team - Keller Williams Realty)
La Jolla Homes La Jolla Shores, La Jolla 92037 La Jolla Shores is a lively beach community that stretches over a mile along the Pacific coast. It’s home to the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, popular eateries like Jeff’s Burgers and Piatti, the Birch Aquarium and the beautiful La Jolla Shores Beach. The area is a popular spot for tourists due to the Shores Village shopping and dining, its wide range of activities and its scenic views.   La Jolla Shores Homes La Jolla Shores’ homes sit along the coastline and the hills above, and are located only minutes away from the beach, the University of California San Diego, and the 5 and 52 freeways. Parking is available at the lot near Calle Frescota and the lifeguard station, but is sparse after 11 am. Though the area is most active between 10 am ...
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By Jason E. Gordon, Sr Loan Officer, CMA, CMPS, CDLP, CDRE, RCSD, CDPE
(AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA)
Yesterday was a rocky day as rates bounced all over the charts. The end result was an improvement of 12 basis points.  In early trading today, we have improved an additional 6 basis points. This daily mortgage interest rate report is designed to provide Borrowers & Real Estate Profesionals with factual data regarding where rates are at any given time and what trends are propelling current mortgage pricing on any given day. Feel free to browse the library and research historical rate updates dating back nearly 2 years at www.JasonGordon.info whenever desired.  Also, make sure to learn about THE TRUTH BEHIND MORTGAGE QUOTES to better understand the relationship between up-front closing costs and mortgage interest rates so you don't get duped by clever advertising campaigns. The Mortgage S...
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By Gary Kent, 33 Years Experience & 5,000+ Homes Sold
(Gary Kent Team - Keller Williams Realty)
La Jolla Homes La Jolla Mesa, La Jolla 92037 In south-central La Jolla lies a quaint and winding strip of homes known as La Jolla Mesa. This quiet neighborhood was originally built in the 1940s and is made up of two main roads: La Jolla Mesa Drive and Rutgers Road. La Jolla Mesa is well manicured and filled with elegant architecture and plentiful gardens. The single-story neighborhood is one of the warmer spots in La Jolla due to receiving more sun and having a slightly warmer climate.   La Jolla Mesa Surroundings La Jolla Mesa is conveniently close to Pacific Beach, Bird Rock Elementary, La Jolla Country Club and the Pacific Ocean. This combined with majestic views of Pacific Beach, Mission Beach and Coronado make these eye-catching homes hard to pass up.   by Gary Kent. San Diego REAL...
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By Gary Kent, 33 Years Experience & 5,000+ Homes Sold
(Gary Kent Team - Keller Williams Realty)
La Jolla Homes La Jolla Heights, La Jolla 92037 La Jolla Heights has a laid-back suburban lifestyle while keeping the excitement of a lively beach town close at hand. Located north of Mount Soledad and west of University City and Interstate 5, this residential community has much to offer, with easy access to places like the La Jolla YMCA, the Birch Aquarium and the University of California San Diego. Both Torrey Pines Elementary School and the adjacent Cliffridge Park are also in the area. La Jolla Heights Homes In addition to its many lovely unaffiliated homes, La Jolla Heights is home to two sizeable branded communities: La Jolla Shores Heights and La Jolla Woods. The central thoroughfare of La Jolla Scenic Drive North connects the neighborhood with Hidden Valley to the south and UCSD...
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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 October 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 i...
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By Gary Kent, 33 Years Experience & 5,000+ Homes Sold
(Gary Kent Team - Keller Williams Realty)
La Jolla Homes La Jolla Farms, La Jolla 92037 La Jolla Farms is a tiny beachfront community at the northern end of La Jolla. It's located west of the University of California San Diego, only a couple of minutes away from the 5 Interstate and County Highway S21. This gorgeous 200-acre neighborhood is among the most coveted in all of San Diego. While the community is mostly residential, it’s also home to the Salk Institute, Torrey Pines Gliderport and Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa.     La Jolla Farms Homes The chic and spacious homes of La Jolla Farms were developed in the 1970s and 80s. This upscale area is worth every penny due to its unrivaled architecture and picturesque views. Because it's located on a cliffside just above the beach, some of the homes boast seemingly endless vistas o...
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By Gary Kent, 33 Years Experience & 5,000+ Homes Sold
(Gary Kent Team - Keller Williams Realty)
La Jolla Homes Hidden Valley, La Jolla 92037 Nestled discreetly above La Jolla is Hidden Valley. North of Mount Soledad, the beautiful Hidden Valley homes are to be found throughout the hillside, with a gorgeous view of the bustling beach city. Hidden Valley is only minutes away from the 52 East and Interstate 5, local schools, and the University of California San Diego. Also in the area is The Children's School, an excellent private elementary and middle school acclaimed for its project-based curriculum. The primary road winding its way through Hidden Valley is Hidden Valley Road and Via Capri which will take you to the entrance of Soledad Park.   Soledad Park and Mt. Soledad Cross One of the benefits of Hidden Valley is Soledad Park; home to the Mount Soledad Cross Veterans Memorial. ...
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