La Jolla Real Estate Blog

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

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.

Listing information last updated on December 2nd, 2020 at 1:31pm CST.