La Jolla, CA Real Estate News

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Torrey Pines Gliderport in La Jolla This place on the cliffs above famous Black's Beach in the Torrey Pines area of La Jolla (by UCSD and exclusive La Jolla Farms) is well worth a visit. It's great fun to watch the hang gliders, and perhaps take a tandem instructional lesson (unless you are already qualified to go hang gliding). The views are spectacular especially on a beautiful clear and sunny day. There's even a snack bar to enjoy while you watch.  This fellow took his dog out for a flight. 
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What's the Value of my La Jolla Home? The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), or in person, will tell you why. Having current, local information about La Jolla homes for sale is essential so you can make informed decisions about buying or selling a home in La Jolla. La Jolla is an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes and estates, for a number of reasons. La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many properties offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offering the finest in shopping and dining. La Jolla is often compared to the French and Italian Rivieras with spectacular ocean and c...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What's the Value of My La Jolla Home? The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), or in person, will quickly tell you why. Having current, local information about La Jolla homes for sale is essential in order to make informed decisions about buying or selling a home in La Jolla. La Jolla is an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes and estates, for a number of reasons. La Jolla, known as “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many properties offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offering the finest in shopping and dining. La Jolla has been compared to the French and Italian Rivieras with spect...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Beach & Coastal Hotels La Jolla-Mission BayI sent this (updated) list to my friends & family all the time. If you want to stay in a hotel on the water; ocean, bay or cove, then here's a short list of the ones I like and have stayed in over the years for Stay-cations! These are central to most tourist attractions and offer "off day benefits". Off-day-bene's are when you are taking a day off of the amusement parks to enjoy some beach and restaurant time, near where you are staying. In most cases you are literally on the sand or a short, very short jaunt to it and can see the ocean/bay from the hotel. La Jolla Village & Shores La Valencia HotelLa Jolla Cove Suites Pantai Inn, La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club La Jolla Shores Hotel Mission BayCatamaran Bahia Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Hilton San ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What's the Value of My La Jolla Home? The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), 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 buying or selling a home in La Jolla. La Jolla is an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes and estates, for a number of reasons. La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many properties offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offering the finest in shopping and dining. La Jolla is often compared to the French ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What's the Value of My La Jolla Home? The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), 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 buying or selling a home in La Jolla. La Jolla is an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes and estates, for a number of reasons. La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many properties offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offering the finest in shopping and dining. La Jolla is often compared to the French ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What's the Value of my La Jolla Home?  The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), 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 buying or selling a home in La Jolla. La Jolla is an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes and estates, for a number of reasons. La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many properties offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offering the finest in shopping and dining. La Jolla is often compared to the French...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Fun Things To Do In La Jolla Village ü     Prospect Street: shopping or just window shopping, there are a lot of great shops, cafes and restaurants off prospect, many with ocean view! Prospect is the main street through The  Village of La Jolla and streets like Herschel, Girard & Fay all intersect with a treasure trove of their own shops too.ü     The La Jolla Historical Society: come learn about La Jolla’s heritage, historical sites & buildings. This non-profit hosts events throughout the year, like my favorite: the Secret Garden Tour every Spring!La Jolla Historical Society Phone: (858) 459-5335Wisteria Cottage Gallery 780 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037 Open Noon to 4pm Thursday – Sunday  ü     Sunny Jim’s Cave (Store) aka The Cave Store: You walk into what seems like a typical g...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Dining Out: After 5pm, In La Jolla Some of my Favorite La Jolla Village & Shores Restaurants to enjoy views, atmosphere drinks & dinner are: Duke's: The newest edition to Prospect Street, the main drag in La Jolla Village, is Dukes La Jolla, a very trendy Hawaiian Fusion, muti-level restaurant with ocean views. I received advanced notice they were coming because I helped on of the managers find a rental property, as they were moving to La Jolla from Hawaii. Very trendy, upbeat atmosphere, great service on the slower side and the food was amazing…lots of fresh fish dishes to choose from. It's loud inside, which makes conversation challenging at times, but the energy is palpable.                                                               Here are my bride & I at Dukes with some of my f...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What's My La Jolla Home Worth? La Jolla Real Estate Market February 2016 The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), 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 buying or selling a home in La Jolla. La Jolla is an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes and estates, for a number of reasons. La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many properties offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offering the finest in shopping and dining. La Jol...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What's My La Jolla Home Worth? La Jolla Real Estate Market Report for January 2016 The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), 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 buying or selling a home in La Jolla. La Jolla is an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes and estates, for a number of reasons. La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many properties offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offering the finest in shopping and dini...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
My Favorite Places to Enjoy a Coffee in La Jolla, CA In no particular order, since it’s based on what drops in, as my urge to visit for “any given day”. (Yes there is a Peet’s and a Starbucks in La Jolla, but why bother? In La Jolla you have so many "local-personality" places to experience with great coffee and atmosphere, food and in some cases, ocean views)!  The very famous, (often line out the door) La Jolla local favorite is known as: Brick & Bell Café Address: 928 Silverado St, La Jolla, CA 92037This place reminds me of a coffee bar in Italy, very small, very expansive coffee selection, yet simple breakfast menu & pastries menu and very, very much a buzzing beehive of activity, conversation and locals. The Baristas are very friendly and knowledgeable, while skilled at making the s...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
I've taken the challenge laid down by Bob Stewart and Jeff Dowler CRS recently in Bob's Blog and Jeff's re-posting of it. I'm committed to posting 20 blogs minimum, specifically on living in the UTC/La Jolla Area of San Diego (aka The Golden Triangle). I hereby commit to the following 20 + niche topic restricted to UTC / La Jolla: Market Activity Favorite Restaurants Favorite Stores & Shopping Hiking Trails Local Seasonal Events Farmers Market Landmarks Local Businesses I recommend Favorite Activiites  My Listings in this area. Pet Friendly Fun! Historical Info Trivia Community Info on the various neighborhoods that make up our area. Tourist Tips Military Info School Info Hotel Info Beach Reports Local Knowledge Bonus Tips I will post on other topics here & there, but I vow to focus on ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What's My La Jolla Home Worth? La Jolla Real Estate Market December 2015 The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), 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 buying or selling a home in La Jolla. La Jolla is an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes and estates, for a number of reasons. La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many properties offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offering the finest in shopping and dining. La Jol...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Annual La Jolla Cove Swim Club Polar Bear Plunge is January 1 First off I have to say I admire those who decide to jump in the cold ocean in the middle of winter, or even parade around on a chilly beach in a bathing suit. Not for me, now or ever! And this is no doubt a tad bit warmer than doing it back in Boston, for example. Seems to me they also did this sort of thing back in Minnesota. Of course you had to dig holes through the ice in the lake. My opinion aside, New Year's Day, Friday January 1, is the date for the annual La Jolla Cove Swim Club Polar Bear Plunge. This will be accompanied by chili (potluck) you bring and perhaps other warm food to complement, with cider and coffee to be provided.  The polar bear plunge is NOT being held at La Jolla Cove but at Kellogg Park in La Joll...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What's My La Jolla Home Worth? La Jolla Real Estate Market November 2015 The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), 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 buying or selling a home in La Jolla. Despite the shift in prices that took place during the downturn, La Jolla remains an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes and estates. La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many properties offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offer...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What's My La Jolla Home Worth? La Jolla Real Estate Market October 2015 The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), 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 buying or selling a home in La Jolla. Despite the shift in prices that took place during the downturn, La Jolla remains an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes and estates. La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many properties offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offeri...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What's My La Jolla Home Worth? La Jolla Real Estate Market September 2015 The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), 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 buying or selling a home in La Jolla. Despite the shift in prices that took place during the downturn, La Jolla remains an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes and estates. La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many properties offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offe...
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By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Does your State's Law allow a Landlord to enter a dwelling at will, or must he get permission from the Renter or give notice?  Most landlords, I would hope, realize that in most cases notice must be given prior to entering an occupied rental unit. Of course there are exceptions to this rule and in some cases giving notice isn't enough. Under good circumstances a landlord or representative (property manager) would arrange with the tenant a date and time to access the premises. In this case no formal notice is required and the landlord comes over at the agreed upon time. In Oregon we are bound by ORS 90.322 that states a landlord or their property manager may enter into the tenants dwelling under the tenants exclusive control for the purposes of; inspections, necessary or agreed upon repa...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What's My La Jolla Home Worth? La Jolla Real Estate Market August 2015 The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), 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 buying or selling a home in La Jolla. Despite the shift in prices that took place during the downturn, La Jolla remains an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes and estates. La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many properties offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offerin...
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