La Jolla, CA Real Estate News

By Marie Waite
(Finest Women in Real Estate)
IVBCF is so honored to see celebrities helping raise money for the IVBCF Scholarship Program helping High School Seniors.  Keith Robinson was in LA Fashion Show with Art's Heart last month and IVBCF was very fortunate to meet him in person during this event.  He learned what IVBCF is all about and he decided to attend the Spring Fashion Show and support this cause. Keith Robinson is a Film actor and was in the Dream Girls and Dear John Movies.  He sent everyone his personal invitation to all of you so you can join him at this event.  Other celebrities will be joining him:  Britt J of American Idol, Heart Hays MTV Artist, Lotis Jackson R&B artist, Young Duke R&B Artist, Miriam Kim World Karaoke 2nd place winner, Leon and Kiana Guico local singing artists, Steven Steel and Anatalia Villar...
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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?What Happened in the La Jolla Real Estate Market in March 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, La Jolla remains an expensive housing 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 d...
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By Rob Denny, "Dream Home Specialist"
(HomeSmart Realty West)
La Jolla Shores 5k Where: La Jolla Shores Dr (Course map)Hours: Saturday, 4/26/2015 7:30amWhat: La Jolla Shores 5kCost: $40 RegistrationPhone: 760-692-2900 Run Or Walk The Scenic 5k Come run one of the most scenic 5k's in San Diego. The La Jolla Shores 5K is a hilly, point-to-point course that begins on La Jolla Shores Drive near the Scripps Pier and runs through La Jolla Shores and along North Torrey Pines Road, Prospect Avenue and Coast Boulevard before finishing at the La Jolla Cove. To ensure the best possible participant experience, the race field is limited to 1,000. If the race is not sold out, registration will be available at the packet pick up events ($50 fee) at the start of the race line. The course will close to 5K runners and walkers one hour after race start (20-minute-m...
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By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
When the IRS sees an opportunity to get more revenue they take it. As real estate investors we have an opportunity to itemize our deductions and enjoy some pretty great tax advantages. While it's great to take full advantage of these tax benefits and minimize our tax liability, we need to ensure that we are following the rules exactly and that we aren't raising red flags for the IRS. IRS agents tend to focus on deductions that are most often taken advantage of inappropriately. The most common targets for the IRS are administrative expenses that are vague, entertainment and meals, and related party transactions. In the case of these three types of deductions it's imperative that you document your expenses precisely in case there is an audit. 1. Administrative Expenses When there are big ...
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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? What Happened in the La Jolla Real Estate Market in February 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, La Jolla remains an expensive housing 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 sho...
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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)
Oh my goodness. I just discovered AZURE COAST IN LA JOLLA.  I was preparing to show some homes in La Jolla around Mount Soledad again with a client, and I had an extra hour and half to kill. Instead of going to starbucks or the office to bang out some work for my real estate buisness, I figured I would get out there and explore La Jolla Real Estate, because I really want to become a La Jolla real estate expert, simply put. I took the 5 south to La Jolla Village drive, headed west to Torrey Pines Road, winded down the hill and then stopped to take some photos of La Jolla Condomoiniums on the right off Torrey Pines Rd (AKA La Jolla Shores Condos For Sale) in various buildings that you can learn about by clicking on my link to shop La Jolla Shores Condos For Sale.  Anyhow, across the stree...
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By William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional
(Retired)
Scripps Birch Aquarium  | Seahorses Currently at the Birth Aquarium, they are featuring a special display of the unique and wonderful seahorses from around the world.  The title I gave this one is "Leading by a Nose", as proportionately he gives the elephants at the zoo a real run from the money on their nose sizes.  Yellow Red, Plum and vibrant Blue. Some striking colors for sure. Sort of reminds me of the some of the flying animals out of sci-fi movies.  I have been showing you some unusual animals of late from San Diego and I didn't want to forget including this guy.  Enjoy!  
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By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Last Tuesday I wrote a blog titled "What I Dream My Tenants Will Be Like". I thought it would be fitting to follow-up with a blog that highlights some issues that we, as landlords and property managers, are faced with when we get a not so dreamy tenant.                           Dirty Smelly Tenants This is by far the most common issue that I have come across as a landlord and can be coupled with other issues as well. Excessive wear and tear occurs when the home is not maintained properly and in the end cost the home owner more money and chips away at profit. Remember to conduct periodic inspections to make sure that the rental unit is being properly cared for. A clause can be included in the lease that provides for a professional cleaner to come in if the property is not clean at the t...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Exploring Torrey Pines Natural Reserve in La Jolla California   This was a wonderful treat getting away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angles and traveling down south to Torrey Pines Natural Reserve. The California state park offers various hiking trials spread all over the reserve. You can experience a variety of landscapes during your day hike.   Walk along the mountain side paths and than head west to be greeted by the Pacific ocean. Take amazing views and powerful sounds of crashing waves along the coast line.   For those who love to keep in shape, running up this massive mountain is surly a great way to get your body in check. A quarter up the mountain I joined in with fellow runners and jogged the rest of the way up. After reaching the top, we hiked our way back down and walked...
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By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
As most of you are aware, the President signed the extensions for some pretty sought after tax benefits into law last month. For this year, business owners, real estate investors, and individuals will get to reap the benefits of the extension. The long list of tax deductions, credits, and other benefits or breaks were set to expire this year so this extension was a pleasant surprise for many of us. The Major Ones: Tax deductions for mortgage insurance premiums Low income housing tax credit for new construction Tax Credits for energy efficient improvements for existing residential Tax credit for energy efficient new homes and tax deduction for energy efficient commercial buildings The work opportunity tax credit Tax deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses In the coming days,...
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By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Managing property  can be fairly complex and saving time each step of the way will not only make your life easier but will put more money in your pocket at the end of the day. One of the easiest and best ways to improve efficiency is by using property management software. When searching for property management software make sure to find a company that is reputable and user friendly. I personally of course use, Rentec Direct, and am completely satisfied with the program and the customer service. There are so many benefits to using a reliable property management software program, I’ve listed a few. 1. A huge benefit of using property management software is that you can literally have a virtual office. Data can be accessed from anywhere in the world that you have access to the internet.  A...
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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 2014?   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, La Jolla remains an expensive housing 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 a...
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By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
I meant to get this blog out before I went on Christmas Break but things got a bit hectic, I apologize. Nonetheless, here it is now it's  a little story and some great tips on what you can do when your tenant moves out and leaves you high and dry on the rent payment.Rent checks were rolling in for the month of December my Property Management Software sent an alert straight to my cell phone, handy I know, to notify me that the tenant at 123 Tree Street did not pay their rent. I called the tenant and left a message to inquire about the delinquent payment and they of course were unable to come to the phone so I had to leave a message. There was no reply so the next day I paid a visit to the house and there was no answer at the door. I could see in the house through the blind that had been ...
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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 2014?   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, La Jolla remains an expensive housing 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 a...
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By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
On veterans Day (November 11th) you may recall, I posted a blog inspired by one of my fellow gym buddies (a veteran) he revealed his strategy on how to successfully acquire over a million dollars in real estate. Since then “John” has asked me a question that he was hoping I could research. John purchased a rental property in Kansas for $52,000 the property now appraises for $110,000. His question is three fold; 1. When is the right time to sell? 2. will I pay a capital gain tax on the profit and if so how much? 3. Is their a way to get out of paying the tax?   The Right Time To sell There are a lot of considerations when deciding when to sell a property.   Obviously one thing to consider is the current state of the market. Do not follow the lemmings and try to sell your property in a pa...
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By Gonzalo Martin Vidano, SV Premier Real Estate
(Sky Village Realty Corp)
Sold in under 30 days, Crystal Bay La Jolla Home located at 1343 Caminito Batea. This gated community features 5 tennis courts, 2 pools, fitness center, sauna and meeting room.  4 Beds  |  3 Baths  |  2,699 Sq Ft  Panoramic Ocean Views with South West Orientation Sold Price $1,475,000 Search La Jolla Homes | Guide to San Diego Luxury Real Estate  
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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 2014?   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, La Jolla remains an expensive housing 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 an...
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By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
I’ve tried to put this compilation of  home improvement ideas in approximate order of cost. These projects start at under $100 and work upwards to just under $500. Nothing a little paint can’t fix  Painting is one of the cheapest and easiest home improvements to make. A fresh coat of paint will make any room look as good as new which is sure to add value. Choose colors that are popular to give a more modern up to date look or stick to the neutral classic colors. At around $25 a gallon paint is an inexpensive way to improve your homes desirability and is something that just about any homeowner can tackle on there own. While you’re at it, look up, do you have that outdated popcorn ceiling? Scrape that texture away to get rid of the dated looking ceilings. Skip the Interior Designer and Ju...
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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)
  Are you looking for a La Jolla luxury townhome for sale in the Blackhorse neighborhood, across UCSD and next to the Estancia Hotel and Spa?  Blackhorse Real Estate in La Jolla is located just behind ( to the east) of luxury La Jolla Farms Real Estate. The Blackhorse neighborhood features luxury townhouse living in a gated community which is all about the location.     Like I just said, living in the Blackhorse tract is all about the location, proximity to the lovely La Jolla Beaches, shopping and homeowners get access to pool, hot tub, fitness room, discounts on spa treatments, retail, restaurants, bars and rooms all within the comfort of their own back yard at the Estancia Hotel & Spa. Homeowners fees for Blackhorse homes for sale in La Jolla are around $380 a month. The only catch a...
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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)
Are you looking at condos in UTC's Renaissance community? This is a very nice part of UTC that has a resort like feel, has treelined streets that are nicely maintained, water fountains, features, it's pet freindly, near lots of shopping ie Westfield UTC mall. There are 5-7 developments that you may end up finding yourself sorting through when looking for Renaissance condos for sale in UTC, La Jolla CA ( It's actually a San Diego, not La Jolla zip code).        Click here to view all Renaissance condos for sale in UTC La Jolla Renaissance has a few gated neighborhoods and one with high end luxury condos in the low one millions, called Casabella. Other noteable gated communities in Renaissance are La Florentine, and Tuscana. Non gated tracts with well priced UTC condos for sale in Renaiss...
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