La Jolla, CA Real Estate News

By Maxine & Marti Gellens, La Jolla CA Luxury Homes
(Prudential)
 Torrey Pines is owned and operated by the city of San Diego.  This La Jolla golf course is known as a "golfer's paradise" for the views are spectacular with mountains to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west . Read more about the Buick Invitational and Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla!About La Jolla:New French Chef in La Jolla Village La Jolla Annual Rough Water Swim Quiet Days in La Jolla OEX Dive and Kayak Center La Jolla Come to the Open Air Market at La Jolla Elementary on Sunday! Cape La Jolla Public Schools in La Jolla Fishing in La Jolla La Jolla Caves Planning your La Jolla Party Laughter in La Jolla!                                                                                                                                     Contact the Gellens
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By Maxine & Marti Gellens, La Jolla CA Luxury Homes
(Prudential)
 Time for Moms in La Jolla Finally!  The kids have gone back to school.  For some La Jolla Moms this is a bittersweet moment.  Especially if your child is just beginning school.  For other moms back to school time brings a sigh of relief.  It doesn't matter if you are a stay at home mom, a part time working mother or a career mom, you should always take some time for yourself.  Why not a day at the spa?  Located on Pearl Street in La Jolla is Rejuve MedSpa & Wellness Spa.Read More about Quiet Days in La Jolla  Real Estate in La Jolla:Fighting Global Warming in La Jolla! Is a 1031 Tax Exchange Possible in La Jolla?   SOLD In La Jolla! A Hurricane in La Jolla? Make La Jolla Farms Home! Meet the Gellens Team La Jolla Real Esate - Tips for a Challenging Market La Jolla California ~ Under a ...
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By Maxine & Marti Gellens, La Jolla CA Luxury Homes
(Prudential)
    You mention Ralph Lauren or Polo, your immediate image is that of timeless classic. Ralph Lauren and the Polo brand fit the lifestyle here in La Jolla California. Known for the high fashion at Runway Shows, Ralph Lauren has become the epitome of classic fashion in America. Their lines include men, women, fragrances and items for your La Jolla home. Check out their La Jolla store which is located at: Ralph Lauren Polo Store7830 Girard Ave.La Jolla, CA 92037(858)459-0554   Hours of Business:Mon-Sat 10-6Sun 12-5                                                                                                                                    Contact the Gellens  
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By Maxine & Marti Gellens, La Jolla CA Luxury Homes
(Prudential)
 La Jolla has some spectacular golf!      When your busy schedule doesn't allow you to make it to Torrey Pines Golf Course each day, a private putting green is the answer to your dreams. But if you don't have time to make it to the course, you don't have time to maintain natural grass. What is an avid golfer to do?A synthetic putting green surface looks and feels like natural grass. It's ideal for backyard practice. Play in wet weather, no watering, no mowing, no seeding or fertilizing.  Occasional brushing (fifteen minutes) keeps the green conditioned for year-round play.   First you might want to understand the types of artificial turf is available.  Types of Turf for your la Jolla Putting Green: Nylon Turf is denser than polypropylene, no maintenance required and can be installed ind...
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By Maxine & Marti Gellens, La Jolla CA Luxury Homes
(Prudential)
 New French Cuisine at Old La Jolla RestaurantWhat was once Cafe Lautrec in the La Jolla Village area of La Jolla, is now Cafe Lavande, or the "lavender Cafe".  You can find Cafe Lavande on Girard Avenue in La Jolla.  Owned and operated by Ted Witte and his wife Katy, the Cafe focuses on quality.  The food that Witte (who is also head chef) serves is classically French.  "His goal is for others to take away an increased knowledge of what French cuisine is all about when they leave Cafe Lavande" according to Kailee Bradstreet, writer for La Jolla Village News.In keeping with the Cafe's name, the decor of the restaurant is in shades of lavender, violet and pale purples.  The atmosphere is elegant but not stuffy.  There is also an outdoor patio so customers can enjoy the fine food and the ...
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By Maxine & Marti Gellens, La Jolla CA Luxury Homes
(Prudential)
  The Pacific Ocean is a wonderful benefit to living in La Jolla. There is something wonderful about the sea air, the beach and the surf. There is so many wonderful outdoor activities to do here in La Jolla!   Surfing at Black's Beach is a popular sport. But one great way to explore the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla is to do it via Kayak. OEX Dive & Kayak Center has three locations in the San Diego area. OEX Dive and Kayak Center has daily La Jolla Shores and Caves Kayak tours. You'll start your adventure at La Jolla Shores and head South across the Marine Room. Next you'll head over to the La Jolla Caves to visit the Cormorant Birds, Harbor Seals and Sea Lions in this calm and beautiful area. You can even go Fishing from your Kayak in the waters of La Jolla.The La Jolla Shop is just steps ...
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By Maxine & Marti Gellens, La Jolla CA Luxury Homes
(Prudential)
The jewel of the city of San Diego is La Jolla, featuring secluded coves and beaches, ocean caves, numerous small parks, and the renowned coast walk cliff-top promenade. A pedestrian-focused shopping district in the "Village" hosts cafes, boutiques, coffee houses, galleries, and fine restaurants.  Some 8,200 residents live in this city of expensive, ocean-view custom homes, making use of the La Jolla Tennis Club at La Jolla Shores - just south of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the Stephen Birch Aquarium & Museum - La Jolla Country Club, La Jolla Natural Park and the Seaside Coast and Ellen Browning Scripps parks. Also calling La Jolla home is the University of California, San Diego, with many research institutions and Mandell Weiss Theater & Forum, the Athenaeum Music & Arts ...
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By Maxine & Marti Gellens, La Jolla CA Luxury Homes
(Prudential)
 A favorite meeting place in La Jolla is at the La Jolla Elementary School Open Aire Market happens every Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm.  This is a great opportunity for you to get together with your La Jolla Neighbors, perhaps pick up a special gift by one of the many artisans, select flowers for your La Jolla home, and some fresh fruits or vegetables for the week.  Farm Bureau of San Diego and California Federation of Farmer's Markets are two great resources to Markets and purchasing produce from local San Diego area farmers.  The La Jolla Elementary Open Aire Market began in 1996 by Sherry Ahern as a way to raise funds for a library for La Jolla Elementary School. The first La Jolla Elementary Open Aire Market was held at La Jolla Elementary School on October 25, 1998 with 14 farmers and on...
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By Maxine & Marti Gellens, La Jolla CA Luxury Homes
(Prudential)
 Currently there are two units available in this community ranging in list price from $550,000 - $579,000.Call the Gellens Team today for more information about this complex or any property in the La Jolla area! Cape La JollaAddress:8585 Via Mallorca La Jolla CA# Units52Year Built:1986Approximate Sq. Ft.1,141 - 1,992 sfBedrooms/Baths:2-3 BedroomsHOA Management:Silverado Management (858) 529-7575HOA Dues:$182-$270HOA Includes:Maintenance, Exterior Building Maintenance, Sewer, Trash Pickup & WaterFeatures of Community:Built by Brehm CommunitiesSparling waterfalls in the interior common areaPool/SpaClose to UCSD, La Jolla Village, shopsPets allowedDetached & attached garages                          Contact the Gellens
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By Maxine & Marti Gellens, La Jolla CA Luxury Homes
(Prudential)
                                                                                                                             SOLD In La Jolla!   Show of Hands -- Who Wants to Sell their La Jolla Home Quickly and for Highest Dollar?We thought so! The La Jolla Real Estate Market is challenging. The times have changed. Has your thinking?  Do you really understand the realities of a Buyer's Market?Let’s be realistic, we are now in a Buyer’s Market, the papers are all full of the doom and gloom. We need to be realistic in our approach of the sale of your La Jolla home.First off, let’s acknowledge that your La Jolla home you have cherished and you have hopes to make big bucks from the sale of it. You have poured your love into this home.  Your La Jolla home is full of memories of your friends...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
La Jolla is a jewel - both in terms of its scenic coastal beauty and as a rough translation of the Spanish "la joya" meaning jewel.   Whether or not one believes this proposed origin of the name, La Jolla is a spectacular coastal town that appeals to residents and visitors alike.   Officially part of the City of San Diego, La Jolla consists of multiple neighborhoods perched on the hills leading down to the ocean and in the flatlands of La Jolla Shores north of the village.   Reminiscent of the European Riviera, with its mansions with unforgettable ocean vistas cascading down to the water's edge, it is easy to see how La Jolla may be compared favorably to that world of glitz, glamour, money and fine living.   With a population of over 42,000 (as of the 2000 census), La Jolla has been a ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
It seems that one of life's great pleasures, and dreams, is flying high above the bluffs, beach, and ocean...at least at the Torrey Pines Gliderport in La Jolla, CA. Humankind has dreamed of flying for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Indeed, we have the story of Icarus from Greek mythology, who fell to his death after getting too close to the sun and melting the wax holding his artificial wings together. Wilbur and Orville Wright dreamed of taking flight...and did so at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. So flying in the sky, for many, is now commonplace and something we just take for granted. Hangliding, or paragliding, is NOT quite the same (but that is based purely on my observation, as I have not yet ventured into the sky...but that's a distinct possibility). Powered by the wind, one...
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By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Are you seeking fresh produce, flowers, honey and other edible goodies in the San Diego area? If so, there is little that could beat an open air farmer’s market--especially in the balmy climes of San Diego! A great number of farmer’s markets can be found throughout the San Diego metropolitan area–six days per week. Most of those listed below are established venues, but are subject to change in location, hours and season. And if you are driving any distance at all, you may want to call to make sure the market will be open at your planned time of visit. Alternatively, you may wish to verify the information via the San Diego Farm Bureau site .   Enjoy your finds~     SATURDAY Clairemont Market and Bazaar: 3 - 6:30 p.m. 6991 Balboa Ave at Lindbergh-Schweitzer Elementary School. Mgr: David ...
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By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
When I first entered this newer San Diego luxury home, I was amazed by its wall and ceiling finishes. Walking slowly from room to room, I ran my fingers over the cool burnished walls and the gray stone door arches. Even the ceilings and dome gave the impression that we had indeed been transported to a Venetian villa.Had I not known the responsible artisan for this masterpiece, I would never have guessed an underlying truth: These walls were nothing more than standard drywall that had been transformed by a clever Polish artist who specializes in exquisite surface finishes.Greg Sieminski explains that European artisans have been creating beautiful walls for centuries utilizing limestone plasters softly colored with natural elements. He studied these walls in Mediterranean countries, and w...
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By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Forget the candles and turn out the lights! This surreal bathtub invites meditation, relaxation and wonder. Designer Jan Puylaert with Italy’s imaginative WET Studio has an array of delicious colors for both the Lightbathtubs and sinks with matching faucets and accessories. A visit through their website is a trip to Fantasyland.If not in homes, will we be seeing these in hotels and spas in the near future? I am still searching for price--and a report from someone who has experienced this form of chromatherapy. 
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By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
La Jolla, California is a paradise for both the traveller and the resident. Sitting on the prime northern edge of San Diego, La Jolla offers a spectacular coastline with heart-stopping views. Add to the natural beauty a charming village, top-tier shopping, dining and lodging, a top-ranked university (UCSD) and medical school-along with a climate that is arguably the best on earth-and you have The Jewel, or La Jolla, as the Spaniards call it.No doubt, La Jolla real estate is expensive--and luxury buyers from all over the world would like to own here and many do.  With a population hovering around 35,000, there is a strong sense of community pride and connection with the outdoors, which averages a balmy 74 degrees. La Jolla beaches are some of the most lovely in the world and range from t...
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By Gary Giffin
(Real Estate Buy Sell Invest www.SanDiegoHomeSold.com)
I have attending many different seminars since I have been in Real Estate and I have to say that Douglass Jennings's Tax Law Seminar is one of the best I have seen.  If you are every in San Diego or La Jolla, CA you need to attend one of his 2-hour seminars. Mr. Jennings is not shy to admit that one of his favorite past times is buying and selling homes, vacant land or condo's in just about any part of the United States. Mr. Jennings has said that he has tried many different investments like stocks, bonds etc...but admits he just copies what most his successful clients do which is to buy more Real Estate. He will tell you one his favorite Real Estate books is "Rich Dad Poor Dad". A favorite line he uses in his seminar is "Swap, Swap until you drop" and explains the importance of knowing...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Here are the summary statistics from the MLS for November and December for La Jolla, CA. As you will see, the inventory has dropped off in the last month, and there has been a small drop in prices when one compares December to November 2006. However, like other expensive communities, the statistics fluctuate each month depending on the homes that have sold, since high prices can affect the median, and more so, the average, fairly significantly. Despite these changes, and because of its desirability as a place to live or retire, La Jolla remains one of the most expensive coastal San Diego communities and draws many buyers seeking one of the many ocean view or ocean front homes and estates that are available, albeit at a hefty price.La Jolla is located about 15 minutes north of San Diego ...
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