La Jolla Real Estate Blog

Apr 30

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One of the great places to find rental homes in the La Jolla area is the Cambridge community.  The homes are located on small cul-de-sac street called Morning Way and offer several two and three bedroom townhouses that offer open floor plans and generous square footages that average around 1,600 square feet for the 3 bedroom units.  Over the past several years we have only seen one or two rental listings come up in the Cambridge community so we highly recommend moving quickly on one if you want to live in this Community.  In the last 12 months we have seen a large number of renters looking for homes with a very low inventory of properties to choose from.

Rental prices for rentals will vary depending on the number of bedrooms.  3 Bedroom units have

Mar 30

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One of the more affordable places to buy a condo or townhouse in the La Jolla area is the La Jolla Village Tennis Club community. The complex is centrally located right off La Jolla Village Drive in between the 5 and 805 freeways.  On average, only a few of these condos come on the market each year as inventory is very tight here.  The homes that do come on the market are typically two to three bedroom condos in the 1,600 to 1,708 square feet range.  In the last several years prices have range from $629,0009 to $730,000 which is still a good value when compared with other similar communities in the La Jolla area.

One of the biggest selling points is the location as it's close to a lot of amenities including UTC, UCSD, UTC shopping center as well as a

Feb 28

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If you have ever visited the La Jolla area you quickly realize there is a large variety of homes that can be found here.  From large estate homes that overlook the Pacific Ocean to gated communities with Mediterranean style homes to older homes that sit high on a hill with panoramic views.  For those looking for a smaller detached single family home in the La Jolla area that often features under 1,500 square feet we often refer to these properties as La Jolla Cottages.  As many of the homes are torn down and rebuilt it's become harder and harder to find these types of homes.  Of course, many of these still remain and are often located very close to the beach.

One of the best places to look are for homes locate between La Jolla Blvd and the beach.

Jan 29

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One of the unique places to find residential condos in the Bird Rock area of La Jolla is at the Promenade.  The complex was built in between 1991 to 1992 and is located just blocks to the beach can feature ocean views.  These are nice condos that often feature over 1,000 square feet and can come with 2 underground parking spaces, interior laundry hook-ups and a living room fireplace.  The best part about living here is the location as you are just steps to local stores, cafe's and restaurants in the Bird Rock area.  Inventory of these condos rarely come on the market and typically quickly sell within a short period of being listed.  

Real Estate prices currently run $750,000 for a two bedroom, two bath condo with a reported 1,111 square feet according

Dec 31

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It's December 31st, 2020 and the year has finally come to an end.  2020 will go down as one of the most challenging years and we are very blessed that the real estate market in La Jolla continued to be very strong with some stunning ocean front homes selling this year.  The three highest sales in 2020 range from $17,800,000 to $24,700,000 with all three of them located on the oceanfront.  The highest sale this year occurred at 8466 El Paseo Grande which was a five bedroom ocean front home that offered an approximate 6,071 square feet of two levels according to our multiple listing service.  This sold for the full asking price of $24,700,000 which closed several days ago on 12/22/20.  It was on the market for a total of 138 days and was located in the

Nov 30

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La Jolla is one of the premier beach towns in Southern California and has a wide range of rental properties available for lease.  In fact, it's actually one of the beat places to find newer construction homes that often can be rented for short or long term leases.  Of course, La Jolla is well known for being on the most expensive beach towns to live in San Diego County so it's not surprising to find rentals prices all over the map.  For example, one of the most expensive new construction rentals is an ocean front home located in the Wind and Sea community that is currently listed at $100,000 a month lease.  The house is very large and is advertised as having an approximate 9,100 square feet of living space and can be leased from anywhere from 30 days to 5

Oct 31

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Real Estate is all about location with buyers willing to pay a premium for a home that is ideally located.  One of the more popular locations for those with children is finding a home on a cul-de-sac location.  A Cul-De-Sac is a street that dead ends and has home located and surrounding the end of the streets.  These are considered more desirable than other homes since they offer an extra level of safety and privacy since most cars will not come down the street unless they live there.  This often allows children to freely play in the cul-de-sac with becomes a good selling point for families.  Another benefit of homes located in this location is that the homes are typically located on larger size lots.  We often see homes on a pie shape lot since the homes

Sep 30

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One of the few condo communities that we rarely see come on the market from time to time is the La Jolla Gardens Villas complex.  Located in the University City area of the La Jolla/UTC area, this widely popular condo complex offers some of the most affordable one, two and three bedrooms condos located just outside the La Jolla area.  Technically located in the University City area of San Diego and within minutes to the city limits of La Jolla.  University City is a great place to consider as real estate prices tend to be much more affordable then the neighboring La Jolla area.

Real Estate prices historically have been in the high $400,000 to mid $500,000 range for a two bedroom condo with an average 1,008 square feet of living space. So what can you

Aug 31

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We are very excited to see several new listings come on the market in La Jolla for the first time in many years.  Some have not been on the market for 25 years while others go back as far as 58 years ago.  As real estate agents we get used to some homes that tend to come and off the market every 5 to 10 years so seeing some brand new that has not been on the market for a long time is very exciting.  A really great priced 4 bedroom home built in the 1960's features wonderful mid-century modern design with hillside views.  It's located on a quiet cul-de-sac street and is on the market for $1,595,000.  Not surprisingly, it received an offer on it which the owners accepted and it's currently in-escrow.

One of the most expensive homes is located in the

Jul 30

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La Jolla has it's fair share of mega mansions that can span over 10,000 square feet of living space.  The highest concentration of these homes can be found in the very upscale Muirlands neighborhood in La Jolla that is well known for having large homes on over-sized lots. Muirlands is located up in the hills in the La Jolla area and can feature wonderful ocean views.  One of the newest listings in this neighborhood that is garnishing a lot of attention is the property located at 1320 Muirlands Drive that just came on the market 2 days ago and is pictured below.  The home was built brand new last year in 2019 and features seven bedroom, 8 and 2 one quarter baths with an estimated over 12,000 square feet of living space.  The design in classic Mediterranean

Listing information last updated on May 14th, 2021 at 6:51pm CDT.