La Jolla Real Estate Blog

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

Jun 29

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Last week we saw on the Million Dollar Listing LA show two local Los Angeles agents take a listing for the famous Razor house here in La Jolla.  The Razor house is very well known for it's unique Contemporary architecture that overlooks the ocean in the upscale La Jolla Farms neighborhood.  The home had been on and off the market without resulting in a successful show.  For example, it was listed in August of 2018 for $30,000,000 by another real estate agency and went off the market after 255 days.  The Million Dollar listing shows Josh Altman and Josh Flagg pitching the home to be listed at $25 million dollars.  

The home was listed for $24,995,000 and sold after being on the market for 62 days for $20,800,000 where Josh Altman represented the buyer.

May 30

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La Jolla buyers always seem to have a list of things that want to find in their new home.  This often times includes being located in a well established neighborhood, having a view and located within a good school district.  Finding a home on a corner lot is typically not at the top of everyone's list but can make a difference for those looking for a good size backyard and the privacy to go along with it.  For the most part homes located on a corner lot tend to have larger lot sizes than neighboring homes in the neighborhood.  It's also a big selling point when you go to a home since not every home can be located in this kind of location.

La Jolla has so many great neighborhoods to choose from and if you want to live by the beach then the La Jolla

Apr 30

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The Real Estate market has changed in La Jolla with the spread of COVID-19.  Since real estate was established as an essential service many real estate agents are able to show houses but with a brand new approach.  Gone are the days of general open houses where anyone can stroll into a home and check it out.  Everyone is very cautious about what surfaces have been touched and being in close contact with someone you don't know has become a liability.  Because of this our California of Association of Realtors were quick to establish some real estate forms that will address many of these issues.  These include an addendum that works with clients who are already in the middle of a deal and loose their job due to COVID-19.  Other addendums work with the seller

Mar 31

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One of our most requested condo developments in all of La Jolla is the Seahuas complex.  Arguably on of the most popular places to live in the heart of the Bird Rock area of La Jolla is a large condo community that offers a wide range of floor plans and views.  The location is very close to the beach while some condos will offer panoramic ocean views.  They way the building was designed even ground level units can offer ocean views as well. While the market has shifted and slowly is becoming a buyers market many owners are getting creative here and offer cash incentives for clients that present an offer by a certain date.  

Real Estate prices for ocean view condos currently start at $869,000 for a two bedroom, two bath top floor condo with 1,351 square

Feb 28

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One of the newest communities to the La Jolla area is The Playas neighborhood.  Located in the upscale Windansea Beach with a location that is a short walking distance to the beach and a short driving distance to the downtown Village area of La Jolla.  The builder has dedicated a total of four multi-level homes to be built here that all come with attached garages and three levels of living space.  What makes these unique and desirable is the well thought out floor plan that offers a main floor bedroom which many home buyers are looking for.  The second level of the home is where you will entertain with a generous size gourmet kitchen complete with a large center island with a falling edge design which seems to be the trend in new construction properties.

Jan 31

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One of the premier condo buildings in La Jolla, California can be found at 231 Coast Boulevard.   These residential townhouse style condos rarely come on the market for sale and typically sell within a short period of time if priced correctly.  These homes remind me of a luxury New York City penthouse with high ceilings, multiple fireplaces, private elevator to unit direct from the garage mixed with California beach living that incorporates true indoor/outdoor living with a spacious backyard.  The building covers 229 and 231 Coast Blvd to make it one of the most desirable and sought after places to live in La Jolla.

Besides being located just steps to the beach, 231 Coast offers an estimated 2,642 square feet with a total of 3 bedrooms, 3 and a half

Dec 31

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One of the unique places to live in the heart of La Jolla is the Six by Sebastian Mariscal which was built around 2007 with a signature indoor/outdoor floor plans designed by the award winning Sebastian Mariscal Studio.  Once you have stepped inside one of these homes you instantly understand the builder's desire to extend the living space to the outdoors.  There are multiple levels of outdoor living that can combine wonderful ocean views.  The condos tend to be very modern with large gourmet kitchens with center island, spa-like Master baths and plenty of storage.  

A new listing has come on the market in this community that offers 3 levels of living space with a top floor master bedroom with some ocean views.  The home at 427 Ravina Street features a

Nov 22

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One of my favorite condo buildings near the La Jolla Village area are the condos located at 101 Coast Blvd.  The building is commonly referred to as the "Lighthaus" complex and boats one of the better locations just steps to the Pacific Ocean.  The complex has an impressive pedigree that was designed by award winning architedt Batter Kay in the late 1980's.  Many of the condos here have been renovated with open floor plans that combine both kitchen and living room spaces.  Bedrooms are generous size with large Master Baths and walk-in closets.   There are even outdoor terraces to enjoy the coastal La Jolla weather.

The condos at 101 Coast will either be two ro three bedroom floor plans.  Expect to find two bedroom condos in the 1,606 to 1,823 square

Oct 28

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La Jolla for the most part does not have a lot of homes that need a lot of TLC but we do come across these types of properties from time to time.  Real Estate investors love these types of homes if they can get them for the right price since they can build instant equity as they improve the home.  This is also true for owner occupied buyers who intend to put their own touch on the property and don't want to pay for someone else's upgrades which they may not like.  We did a quick search and found 4 properties that would be a category of fixer upper homes.  There are different degrees of a fixer upper so it's important to know the differences.

First, the most common fixer upper home is one that is called a "cosmetic fixer."  A lot of real estate agents

Listing information last updated on August 14th, 2020 at 1:00am CDT.