La Jolla Real Estate Blog

Jun 28

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Arguably one of the most famous homes in La Jolla, California has come back on the market.  The ultra-contemporary 2007 designed home has seen coverage nationwide for it's unique and cutting edge architectural design located in the prestigious La Jolla Farms neighborhood.  

The first time the home came on the market was back in July of 2008, just one year after the home was built for $39 million.  This was a huge number for an ocean front in La Jolla but not a crazy number considering other homes in Southern California like the Portebllo house in Corona Del Mar was listed for $75 million.  The home was lowered to $32 million and then taken off the market in May of 2009.

The second time the home came on the market things turned out much better.  It

May 29

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Mount Soledad is arguably one of the best places to find ocean view homes in La Jolla, California.  If you have ever had a chance to visit La Jolla and go to the top of the Mount Soledad you will be truly impressed with the panoramic views that can be seen from this location.  Not only can you see wonderful ocean views but also the the downtown skyline and the San Diego coastline.  Not all of these homes in this area will offer an ocean view as the hillside area is very winding and certain pockets will have no views whatsoever.  For those properties that do have a prime location the views can be some of the best you will find in La Jolla.  One of the best communities within the Mount Soledad area is the Windemere gated neighborhood.  There are several

Apr 30

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La Jolla has a lot of great places to find a rental by the beach.  One of the more luxury accommodations are the condos located at 265 Coast Blvd.  All of the condos located here feature two bedrooms with a bonus office or den area that average around 1,658 square feet.  One of the unique features of these condos include high vaulted ceilings that can span put to 12 feet, gas burning fireplace in the living room, inside laundry and lots of windows to let in the natural light.

The location of 265 Coast is right across the street from the ocean front with the beach access point only steps away.  There is currently a two bedroom condo that's available for lease.  Unit #10 is a two bedroom, two and a half bath condo with 1,648 square feet and on the market

Mar 26

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Broker Preview is a really important step in getting your home sold once it goes on the market.  Your real estate agent should take full ownership of getting this set up to make this a huge success.  Basically, agents in the La Jolla and surrounding areas get to visit your home and meet with the listing agent to ask any questions that have about the property.  This is an excellent opportunity for agents to really get to know what homes are on the market and to stay in touch with the La Jolla real estate market.

This is how things occur.  First, agents meet every Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm at the Round Table Pizza establishment at 3250 Governor Drive in San Diego.  This is an hour long meeting where various agents will tell the group of real

Feb 28

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One of the newest condo developments in La Jolla is the Herschel + Pearl complex.  The community gets its name from being located on the corner of Herschel and Pearl street in La Jolla.  The condos were complete in 2018 with 3 units currently available for sale.  At first glance at these condos I get the impression that the builder got his inspiration from luxury lofts that can be found in a big city.  Select walls are exposed brick which gives it a real urban feel to it with clean Contemporary lines accented with engineered hardwood flooring.    Another thing that impressed me was the open feel to it which offered high ceilings and exposed second levels from the living room area.  Lots of glass doors and windows adds a lot of light that comes into the

Jan 31

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La Jolla is one of the most expensive real estate markets in San Diego county, especially when you are looking for a rental property.  One of the more affordable and well suited locations is the Villa La Jolla complex that offers rental properties for under $2,000 a month.  For rentals under this price point expect to find one bedroom condos that are under 700 square feet with one full bathroom.  For the most part, these are long term rentals with the landlord wanting. 12 month lease.  Select properties will allow for pets with an additional pet deposit which normally runs around $500.00 in addition to the security deposit.

The month rent almost always includes association dues which the landlord will continue to pay.  This gets you access to the

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

Listing information last updated on July 20th, 2019 at 6:45am CDT.