La Jolla, CA Real Estate News

By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
LA JOLLA ALTA NEIGHBORHOOD La Jolla Alta is a La Jolla neighborhood of spacious homes on large lots.  Situated atop Mount Soledad, these single and two story homes have views of Mission Bay, the city of San Diego, and the mountains beyond.  In addition to homes, there are condominiums & townhomes in gated communities, such as Ventana, Crystal Bay and Eldorado.      LA JOLLA FARMS NEIGHBORHOOD La Jolla Farms is located on the northern edge of La Jolla.  Bordered by the rugged cliffs of Black's Beach and near the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla Farms is an exclusive area.  Multi-million dollar estates, most with large lots, line the winding roads.  Built on the bluffs, many have incredible ocean views from the Mexican borders to Oceanside and beyond.  "The Farms", as resid...
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By William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional
(Retired)
I had the pleasure on Saturday April 26th of visiting a newer art gallery in La Jolla. It was Peter Lik's Fine Art Photography Gallery, one of number around the country. I have never seen anything like this gallery before and the work that was on display. I was very impressed with this man's passion for photography of nature and the way he captures his images. I understand that his camera is a single lens camera built back in the 40's. With the use of his genius as a photographer, special film and printing processes, he creates a magic that is in my opinion unparalleled in the art world. I hope you will spend a few minutes on his site and enjoy a least a glimpse of what I saw at his gallery. Using the single dimension of the internet does not even begin to do justice to his work that is...
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By William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional
(Retired)
Experimenting with my new Flip videocam yesterday, I was in La Jolla at the coastline in downtown La Jolla and shot this short video and uploaded it on YouTube. It is a scan of the beach at the Children's Pool and adjacent bird sanctuary that has had so much controversy of late. Humans and Seals both want to occupy the same beach. The story is a fascinating one and is a real human and wild animal interest story that dates back to 1887 when it is believed that the area under the seawall that was built in the late 1920's by the late Ellen Browning Scripps had been a seal rookery for the eons prior. Before the building of the seawall, the area was as Seal Rock. In 1930 the State of California deeded the beach and the adjacent waters to the city with the proviso that it be maintained as a C...
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By La Jolla Homes - La Jolla Real Estate Irene Chandler & Jim Shultz
(Coldwell Banker La Jolla)
HOME PROPERTY SEARCH AGENTS OFFICES RELOCATION OUR SERVICES CAREERS       Chandler Shultz & Associates Real Estate La Jolla Style International President's Circle Team REALTOR® Associates Coldwell Banker - La Jolla930 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037 DIRECT: 858.456.3235OFFICE: 858.459.3851CELL: 858.775.6782FAX: 858.454.0800buylajolla@aol.comhttp://www.ireneandjim.com/ VIEW MY LISTINGS     Team Members Irene ChandlerInternationalPresident's CircleCertifiedResidentialSpecialistDIRECT: 858.775.6782CELL: 858.775.6782buylajolla@aol.com Jim Shultz International President's Circle Sales AssociateDIRECT: 858.456.3215CELL: 858.354.0000buylajolla@aol.com Useful Links Sea World Getty Museum Golfcourse.com Disneyland San Diego Zoo Huntington Art Gallery City of San Diego Academic Performance Inde...
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La Jolla Communities/Neighborhoods: La Jolla, California has 16 distinctive neighborhoods. Visit my La Jolla Real Estate site and explore La Jolla homes, condominiums, lots, land, rentals & investment properties for sale. Beach-Barber Tract - the coastal section from Windansea Beach to the Village. A few shops and restaurants, mostly on La Jolla Blvd. La Jolla Shores - the residential area and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus along La Jolla Shores beach and east up the hillside. Also includes a small business district of shops and restaurants along Avenida de la Playa. La Jolla Heights - the homes on the hills overlooking La Jolla Shores. No businesses. Hidden Valley - lower portion of Mount Soledad on the northern slopes. No businesses. Country Club - lower Mount Soledad ...
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By Joey Clement
(RE/MAX Associates)
La Jolla Real Estate offerings are varied, with oceanfront estates, ocean view mansions, single-family detached homes, condos and townhouses available. La Jolla has approximately 42,000 residents and the average house sells for over a million dollars. Visit my La Jolla Real Estate site and view La Jolla Homes, La Jolla Condos, Townhomes for sale. La Jolla is California's Riviera and visitors often remark how similar it is to the French Riviera. With its over 13 miles of rugged coastline, sandy beaches, intimate coves, surrounding mountains, La Jolla is truly, what the name means in Spanish,..."the jewel" of San Diego! La Jolla is located 15 minutes from downtown San Diego, America’s finest city.
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
My office with Coldwell Banker Residential is in La Jolla and we are, in my opinion, the premier office in the nation.  Not only do I think so.. but actually we have won numerous awards for our outstanding agents.  Today I received an update of new listings in the La Jolla area and was impressed to see that there is a new listing on Camino de la Costa listed by my fellow La Jolla agent for $23,000,000 to $26,000,876.  This is a "Value Range" pricing which basically means that the seller will "entertain" offers in that price range and is not obligated to look at offers for a lower price.  This beautiful French Normandy style home sits on almost 3/4 acre of prime La Jolla land.  Unlike most areas of the country, our land is more valuable than our homes... thus small vacant lots selling fo...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
Our website at http://www.lj-homes.com/features all of the neighborhoods and developments in La Jolla and today I would like to introduce two more neighborhoods - Country Club & Hidden Valley.  COUNTRY CLUB in La Jolla is a neighborhood named for the golf course which meanders through the hills of this beautiful seaside village.  This private golf club is set above the Village of La Jolla and estate homes overlook many of the lush fairways.  The homes are custom and many feature spectacular ocean views, hillside retreats and are highly sought after when they are available for sale.      HIDDEN VALLEY is located on the north side of Mount Soledad (where the cross is) and features hillside homes with spectacular north shore views.  Many of these homes are on cul de sacs along winding road...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
La Jolla, California is one of the most exclusive and popular places to live in the United States.  A quaint village atmosphere, hillside estates, seaside golf courses and sparkling beaches attract real estate buyers from all over the world!  It is not uncommon to walk along the streets of Prospect or Girard and hear many languages being spoken.  With its Mediterranean climate it is a favorite destination for people visiting or wanting to live in San Diego. Our La Jolla real estate website is the most comprehensive website about La Jolla, the climate, schools, lifestyle and most importantly the real estate market.  Here you will find information about every development - homes and condominiums, rentals - vacation and long term, investment properties, buildable lots and much more.  Below...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The fabulous US Open Golf Championship, one of the most prestigious in the USGA tour, is coming to San Diego in just a few months. This is the first time the event has been held in America’s Finest City, and Southern California has not hosted the event since 1948. Preparations are well under way and excitement is mounting for one of the oldest golf championship events around – this year is the 108th. The Open is one of the 13 national championship events that are held each year by the USGA, 10 of which are for amateurs only. Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, a prominent (public) course in its own right, will be the host of this magnificent event being held from June 9th through the 15th. The course boasts magnificent views of the ocean and the hilly terrain, and is adjacent to the ...
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By Jason Lopez
(SmartRealty Solutions)
Like most areas of San Diego, La Jolla is facing some challenging times when it comes to real estate. Although the high end market, generally speaking, is somwhat insulated from the harsh realities other price points face, it is still a tough market for many.  La Jolla, is sometimes said to mean "the jewel" (from the Spanish "la joya"), however it is believed to be derived from a Native American language, that of the La Jolla band of Luiseno Indians, who inhabited the area for centuries before the arrival of the Spanish.  42,808 residents within the city of San Diego, California call La Jolla home. Population figures are imprecise because La Jolla's borders are indistinct. Generally the community's border starts at Pacific Beach to the south and extends along the Pacific Ocean shore nor...
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By Green Homes in San Diego Green Real Estate in San Diego
(San Diego Green Homes)
Green Real Estate in San Diego I just got finished reading an article on Green Real Estate by Forbes. The article was primarily about green real estate, real estate that is built to be environmentally friendly. Green meaning that the home is built to minimize its carbon footprint on the earth which would reduce the amount of carbon dioxide gas contributing to global warming. Some of the building design techniques are solar, recycled rainwater, solar chimneys, rooftop gardens, natural ventilation and more. After reading this article I would say that San Diego could really use this new green technology in its new home building industry and refitting of existing homes. San Diego is a great place to use solar and recycled water. We're already doing this but not on a big enough scale. I pers...
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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)
                                    La Jolla Condos and Townhomes Looking for Condos or Homes around La Jolla? Want to live in the heart of San Diego close all the good restaurants, UTC, UCSD, Shopping, Pacific Beach , Del Mar, Sorrento /Carmel Valley ? Check out La Jolla Home Values here and search for La Jolla Condos and Townhomes for sale by price range and size below.                                                   www.SurfLaJollaRealEstate.com                                                                02/07/2008
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By Isaac Bensussen
(Pacific Coast Real Estate Group)
There is no better way to get to know your neighborhood than driving without a map and getting lost. When I arrived in La Jolla, California in 1976, I was captivated by the beauty of the Ocean that seem to be all around you  La Jolla is surrounded by hills with great ocean views. Nevertheless, there are wonderful narrow curvy roads that lead you to the top of those hills and end in cul-de-sacs with outstanding ocean views. As a Realtor, I have had the opportunity to view many of these homes that do not have the ocean views but do have the La Jolla Old Charm. Spanish and Contemporary homes going up Lookout Drive and Hillside. I have explored all those roads. Driving around the many La Jolla Beaches there are small streets West of La Jolla Blvd. and West of La Jolla Shores Drive with many...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Visit Torrey Pines State Reserve in La Jolla CA   Carlsbad, and much of California for that matter, is blessed with a gorgeous coastline – the edge of our continent amidst a sea of urban life. (see a past article on the California Central Coast and Nepenthe, along the Big Sur coast for more amazing scenery). But just a few miles south is an isolated, wilderness area that is breathtaking for the vistas of hills and rocks meeting the sea, and home to our country’s rarest pine tree, the Torrey Pine. Torrey Pines State Reserve is home to incredible and dramatic scenery, and this rare tree which only grows at the reserve and on Santa Rosa island off Santa Barbara’s coast. The state reserve is a wonderful place to capture a glimpse of what the Southern California region was like prior to the...
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By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
If you are thinking of moving to La Jolla, you must already know that it is one of the most spectacular locales in the world. Some cities are the embodiment of luxury, and La Jolla, California is no exception. Coastal La Jolla is  paradise for both the traveler and the resident. Sitting just north of San Diego, it offers a craggy and breathtaking coastline with heart-stopping views. Add to this natural beauty a world-class village, high budget shopping, fine dining and lodging, a top-ranked university (UCSD) and medical school--along with a climate that is probably the best on earth, and you have The Jewel, or La Jolla as Spaniard explorers once called it. Granted, La Jolla real estate is expensive and luxury buyers from all over the world would like to own some of their own. With a pop...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
La Jolla Home SearchSearch for Homes in La JollaSearch all Homes in La Jolla 92037Search the San Diego MLSSan Diego Real EstateLa Jolla is a premier beach community in Central San Diego. La Jolla is north of Pacific beach, south of Torrey Pines, west of North Clairemont and University City, and east of the Pacific Ocean. When you're ready to start your La Jolla Home Search you will have many home and communities in La Jolla to choose from. Some of the areas in La Jolla are, La Jolla Shores, Mount La Jolla, Windemere, Ridgegate, La Jolla Harbor Heights, La Jolla Park, La Jolla Woods, Bird Rock, Prestwick Estates, Mount Soledad, La Jolla Farms, La Jolla Mesa Villas, Starkeys, Beach Barber, La Jolla Heights, La Jolla Cliffs, Emerald Cove, La Jolla Highlands, La Jolla Summit, Van Dorn, Moun...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
La Jolla Condo Values San Diego  La Jolla Condo Values December 2007 - Find Condo Values in La Jolla San DiegoWhen it comes time to find out what your La Jolla Condo Value is make sure you contact Dawn Sells San Diego. Your La Jolla Condo Value is based on many factors and it will take an expert to value, market and sell your La Jolla Condominium. At Dawn Sells San Diego we offer a FREE CMA or Comparative Market Analysis to show you what your La Jolla condo is worth and why. We will put together for you, free of charge, a detailed report on other condos in La Jolla that have closed escrow, are in escrow and condos that are currently on the market. It is also very important that the market trends in La Jolla are heavily taken into consideration with real estate trends in San Diego on the...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
La Jolla Homes for Sale Homes for Sale in La Jolla for December 2007San Diego Real EstateThere are many homes for sale in La Jolla. Our web site allows you to preview all La Jolla Homes that are for sale. Our web site has IDX which is a feature that allows us to show you all homes that are available for sale in San Diego. Our San Diego Real Estate Search Engine is the fastest there is with the best tools and maps. If you're considering the purchase of a home in La Jolla sign up for our FREE VIP MEMBERSHIP or contact Dawn Sells San Diego today. More at ....... La Jolla Real Estate BlogSan Diego Homes for Sale Search    La Jolla Homes for Sale SearchThe number of La Jolla homes sold so far this year compared to sales from previous years is lower. The first 11 months show that 273 homes ha...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
La Jolla Real Estate Homes and CondosSan Diego Real EstateMarket Conditions in La Jolla for December 2007San Diego Real Estate Search     La Jolla Real Estate SearchHomes for Sale in La Jolla California Real Estate UpdateInventory Check for La Jolla December 2007Active Homes on the MarketDecember 2007 166 La Jolla HomesInventory of homes for sale in La Jolla, San Diego shows us that there are 166 La Jolla homes for sale in December of 2007. The average list price for these active La Jolla homes is $3,953,472 with average days on market of 115 days. more at .... SAN DIEGO HOMES BLOGLa Jolla Homes Sold by Year2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Year to DateYear     #  SOLD        Average Price     Avg. DOM2007      273 YTD         $2,194,749           782006      305                 $2,166,727        ...
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