La Jolla Real Estate Blog

Nov 30

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One of the most desirable areas to live in La Jolla, California is the Bird Rock neighborhood.  Nestled within this community is an ocean front park called "Calumet Park" that tends to be the main meeting quarters for residents who live here and one of the most desirable sections to live in the Bird Rock area.  One of the reasons is that Calumet Avenue is an ocean front street that runs parallel to the Pacific Ocean and has awe inspiring ocean front views.  The park is located in the middle of this street with one of the best vantage points to take in the great views. It's no surprise that many who live here use this park when walking their dogs, throwing frisbee with their kids or sitting on the benches watching the waves come crashing into the beach.

Oct 25

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Over the last several months there have been many new construction homes popping up on the market here in La Jolla, California.  For those who are not familiar with neighborhoods here in La Jolla, Muirlands is a premier neighborhood that's located high on a hill that often offers panoramic ocean views.  The homes are typically large in scale and often referred to as "Mansions" in other parts of the country.  There are currently 6 new construction homes on the market in the Muirlands community with real estate prices starting just above $3 million and going over the $10 million dollar price point.  So what do you get for a new construction home priced between $3 to $10 million dollars?  Let's take a look.

First, the least expensive option is priced at

Sep 24

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The Regents La Jolla complex is a very popular place to find long term rentals due to it's prime location and resort like amenities.  The long list of amenities start with two heated pools, two jacuzzi's, two fitness centers, business room and underground parking.  The complex is securely gated and a very popular place due to it's premier location that's just east of the 5 freeway with close proximity to some really nice restaurants and shopping.  The large majority of rentals found here are 12 month rentals that will vary anywhere from 6 to 12 months.

Expect rental prices for 1 bedroom units to be around $2,000 a month while 2 bedroom units average around $2,500 a month.  There are also much larger 3 bedroom units that normally range between $3,500 to

Aug 24

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If you are looking for a charming community with Spanish style architecture on the ocean side of the freeway in the beach community of La Jolla then may we introduce the Villa Mallorca community to you.  In the early 1980's these two story condos were built in the townhouse style with main living quarters on the first level and bedrooms on the upper floor.  The condos have the look and feel for a traditional home due to the attached 2 car garage, wood beamed ceilings, large kitchens and a balcony off the Master bedroom.  Some floor plans also offer interior atriums as well.

The Villa Mallorca location is one of the biggest selling points with close proximity to local shopping, restaurants and the 5 freeway entrance ramp.  It's also a short distance to

Jul 31

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One of the most popular places to find new construction homes in La Jolla is the La Jolla Shores neighborhood.  Located on La Jolla Shores Drive are 3 brand new construction listings that were all built in 2018.  The homes are located on La Jolla Drive drive in the 8000 block with real estate prices ranging from $2,099,000 to $2,395,000.  The first home located at 8012 La Jolla Shores Drive is a three bedroom, two and a half bath home with 1,548 square feet.  The home offers multiple decks with ocean views from the Master Bedroom suite.  It also comes with a gourmet kitchen with large center island, highly upgraded bathrooms and an attached two car garage.  It's currently listed for $2,099,000 and has been on the market for 19 days.

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Jun 22

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Windemere is arguably one of the most popular and well known gated communities in La Jolla.  Many who are moving to La Jolla for the first time tend to elect to rent a home instead of doing a purchase for a variety of reasons.  Getting to know the neighborhood to see if they like it or not is one of the biggest advantages to renting first before buying.  The rental market in La Jolla is very tough with low inventory and clients acting very quickly when new properties come on the market.  Having a good knowledge of what properties typically lease for will give you the advantage in being able to make a quick decision.

Windemere offers both attached and detached homes and located at the top of Mount Soledad.  Detached single family homes have recently

May 14

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If you are in the market to rent a luxury condo on the water then look no further than the 939 Coast Blvd building. 939 Coast offers a large variety of floor plans with studio, one, two and three bedroom condos available for lease. It's important to note that there will be a mixture of short and long term leases available here.  Short term would be one to two months or less while long term rentals are normally from six to twelve months or longer.  

Rental prices for studio units currently run $3,500 a month with panorama ocean views.  One bedroom rentals rarely come available for lease and are typically found in the $4,500 a month range. Two bedroom rentals at 939 Coast Blvd are typically north of $5,00 a month and can go as high as $6.900 for an

Apr 18

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Crystal Bay is one of the top gated neighborhoods in La Jolla to find quality rental homes.  Rental homes in this neighborhood have a lot to offer with the monthly rent including a secure gated entrance, tennis courts, exercise room, pool and spa.  Often times the tenant is responsible to pay for trash, water, electricity, gardener and Cable TV services.  These are homes that were built in the last 20 years so expect to find modern comforts like gourmet kitchens, air-conditioning and private pools in some select properties.  They also come with attached garages and can have panoramic Ocean, Mission Bay and Downtown San Diego skyline views.

Rental prices in the last last 5 years have remained pretty consistent with most homes renting between $5,500 to

Mar 20

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The Playa Blanca complex in La Jolla, California offers a very unique and distinctive architectural design that was designed and built in the late 1960's.  The building features tall arches that span across the four story building with garages located on the first level.  This kind of condo design would simply not be built in today's modern age and is a true testament to the 1960's architecture at that time.  Located inside the building are a total of 12 two bedroom condos that will average around 1,000 square feet.  Many of the units have been upgraded with modern kitchens and open floor plans.

The Playa Blanca complex is often mistakenly called the Playa Del Norte building since it's located on Playa Del Norte street.  The management company charges

Feb 20

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One of the upscale gated communities in the city of La Jolla is the Blackhorse community.  Homes in this neighborhood are currently start at $935,000 for a two bedroom with 2,174 square feet that was built in 1989.  One of the main disclosures when buying in this neighborhood is that homes are currently under a land lease that expires at the end of November 2051 according to one of the listing agents who has sold in the Blackhorse community.  She also communicated on her listing supplement that "The Association has a lease committee in active dialogue with UC Trustees to extend the lease."  Real Estate prices are viewed as very good values for being so close to the beach and the University of California for the 121 homes that are located here.


Listing information last updated on January 18th, 2019 at 5:01pm CST.