La Jolla, CA Real Estate News

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
 La Jolla Homes for Sale What Happened in the La Jolla Real Estate Market in October 2014?   The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), or better yet in real life, will quickly give you a good sense of why this is so.   Having current, local information about La Jolla homes for sale is essential so you can make informed decisions about buying or selling a home in La Jolla. Despite the shift in prices, La Jolla remains an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes.   La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many homes offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offering the finest in shopping an...
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By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
I’ve tried to put this compilation of  home improvement ideas in approximate order of cost. These projects start at under $100 and work upwards to just under $500. Nothing a little paint can’t fix  Painting is one of the cheapest and easiest home improvements to make. A fresh coat of paint will make any room look as good as new which is sure to add value. Choose colors that are popular to give a more modern up to date look or stick to the neutral classic colors. At around $25 a gallon paint is an inexpensive way to improve your homes desirability and is something that just about any homeowner can tackle on there own. While you’re at it, look up, do you have that outdated popcorn ceiling? Scrape that texture away to get rid of the dated looking ceilings. Skip the Interior Designer and Ju...
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By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
  Are you looking for a La Jolla luxury townhome for sale in the Blackhorse neighborhood, across UCSD and next to the Estancia Hotel and Spa?  Blackhorse Real Estate in La Jolla is located just behind ( to the east) of luxury La Jolla Farms Real Estate. The Blackhorse neighborhood features luxury townhouse living in a gated community which is all about the location.     Like I just said, living in the Blackhorse tract is all about the location, proximity to the lovely La Jolla Beaches, shopping and homeowners get access to pool, hot tub, fitness room, discounts on spa treatments, retail, restaurants, bars and rooms all within the comfort of their own back yard at the Estancia Hotel & Spa. Homeowners fees for Blackhorse homes for sale in La Jolla are around $380 a month. The only catch a...
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By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
Are you looking at condos in UTC's Renaissance community? This is a very nice part of UTC that has a resort like feel, has treelined streets that are nicely maintained, water fountains, features, it's pet freindly, near lots of shopping ie Westfield UTC mall. There are 5-7 developments that you may end up finding yourself sorting through when looking for Renaissance condos for sale in UTC, La Jolla CA ( It's actually a San Diego, not La Jolla zip code).        Click here to view all Renaissance condos for sale in UTC La Jolla Renaissance has a few gated neighborhoods and one with high end luxury condos in the low one millions, called Casabella. Other noteable gated communities in Renaissance are La Florentine, and Tuscana. Non gated tracts with well priced UTC condos for sale in Renaiss...
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By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
Are you looking for a  guard gated home in La Jolla up on Mount Soledad with a big view? Check out the Ridgegate neighborhood that has a decent supply of La Jolla Guard Gated Homes For Sale.  My website shows all Ridgegate Homes For Sale in La Jolla listed on MLS that have opted to show up on internet sites with IDX from the Sandicor MLS in San Diego.    Ridgegate in La Jolla is a great gated neighborhood in South Soledad Homes For Sale La Jolla located on the east side of Mount Soledad. Most of these La Jolla homes have big easterly views. This guard gated community in La Jolla is next to the Windermere gated community off Soledad Mountain Rd. There is a decent supply of La Jolla Homes usually in this neighborhood that has a BBQ area, a Clubhouse and Rec Room, there is an On-Site Guard...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
La Jolla Homes for Sale What Happened in the La Jolla Real Estate Market in September 2014?   The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), or better yet in real life, will quickly give you a good sense of why this is so. Having current, local information about LaJolla homes for sale is essential so you can make informed decisions about buying or selling a home in La Jolla. Despite the shift in prices, La Jolla remains an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes.   La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many homes offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offering the finest in shopping and...
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By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
12 AVAILABLE HOMES FOR SALE IN BEACH BARBER TRACT NEIGHBORHOOD IN LA JOLLA FYI, there's twelve homes for sale in the Beach Barber Tract as of this post. There are two Beach Barber Tract Oceanfront homes for sale ( MY KIND OF HOME!), one 12 mill and the other 10.5 mill, then there are a few just a few homes away from the water for around 2.5 and 3.3 mill.  Using my La Jolla Real Estate website is the way to go when you want to search all Beach Barber Tract Homes For Sale. My site makes it real easy to zoom in and out to search homes in satellite view, so it's almost like you can fly over some of these La Jolla Luxury Homes.  
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By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
La Jolla Muirlands currently has 28 Homes For Sale I have a client looking for something specific on a home for sale in La Jolla Muirlands, and we're just waiting for the right La Jolla Home For Sale pop up. I've seen many of the same La Jolla Muirlands homes for sale, and I'd lean towards saying it seems that prices could potentially be quite negotiable. Many of the current inventory of Muirlands Homes For Sale seem to have been on the market for long time. There are a few pending sales however.   Out of the 28 homes for Sale in La Jolla Muirlands, prices currently  range from around $1.6- 7 million. To search everything for sale La Jolla Muirlands, or to find out what your home is worth in The Muiralnds, view all LA JOLLA MUIRLANDS REAL ESTATE LISTINGS or click here if you want to fin...
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By Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance
(HomeSmart Realty West )
    The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival gears up for its sixth and largest ever season with additions including a nightlife brew fest, and  larger festival grounds. There will be over 200 artists present with an eclectic variety of art forms displayed and for sale to the public. Located in the heart of La Jolla’s famous coastal village along Girard Avenue, this is a nationally renowned art show.  The 2014 La Jolla Art & Wine Festival expects to draw crowds over 40,000 and is definitely an event for all ages to enjoy. When: Saturday, October 11 from 10am to 7pm and Sunday, October 12 from 10am to 6pm. And the best part?  It's FREE!!!   Considering a home in San Diego County?   Contact us for the latest list of estates and fine homes on the market!
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By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
Own a home on Mount Soledad? Want to know what your home or condo is worth in Soledad South? I've got a new tool that I wanted to pass your way if you are thinking of home selling in South Soledad or La Jolla. To find out what the value of your home is in South Soledad, just visit my site to find out WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH IN SOLEDAD SOUTH.     View homes for sale in Soledad South that could be your competition! This could help you better determine the value of your home after you've signed up on my SOUTH SOLEDAD LA JOLLA HOME VALUE ESTIMATOR. View all homes for sale in Soledad South,Windermere, Ridgegate, and Mount La Jolla, and then find out what your home is worth.     Here is a sample of a report on a current ( random) home for sale in Mount Soledad. How awesome is that! Don't forg...
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By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
Are you asking what your house is worth in La Jolla? Want to know what the value of your luxury home in La Jolla or what  your La Jolla condo value is? To find out what home values are up to in La Jolla, just click here to get an INSTANT LA JOLLA HOME VALUE REPORT. My new La Jolla Home Valuation tool pulls data from "Sandicor", the San Diego and La Jolla MLS, and it will provide you a report compiling recent sales using  value ranges, a low , high and an average La Jolla Home Value. Feel free to look at these homes for sale in La Jolla that could be your competition.   So, to see what price range you may be able to list your La Jolla Home For Sale, visit my La Jolla Real Estate site. What's in your wallet? La Jolla Homes     
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By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Being a landlord is no walk in the park, it's a tough job! Anyone who has been a landlord for a while can probably attest to that and they most likely have a list written or otherwise of some mistakes to be wary of. I have a tenant that is vacating one of my rental properties this next month and that always switches my mind back to “landlord mode”. I began thinking about some of the mistakes I made when I was just starting out as a landlord. My first, and worst experience, at being a landlord was not ideal in SO MANY ways. I would like to share my story and hope that you will find some tidbits of helpful information throughout as well as some entertainment. 1. Managing From a Distance The first property I managed was over 200 miles from where I reside so, so much for active management a...
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By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Managing properties is easy, said no one ever! This time of year with fall fast approaching things get even busier. Preparing your properties for the cold months ahead is a big task and includes things like; winterizing the irrigation system, cleaning gutters, pruning plants....the list goes on and on. I think that during this stressful time of year, you deserve a break. So %rental properties and head out to have some fun. You may be wondering to yourself, how can I make the time to relax or get out of town for a bit during one of the busiest times of year for property managers? The answer is easy: property management software. If you use a reputable and user friendly property management software such as the company I use, Rentec Direct, you can increase your productivity which in the e...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
La Jolla Homes for Sale What Happened in the La Jolla Real Estate Market in August 2014?   The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), or better yet in real life, will quickly give you a good sense of why this is so.   Having current, local information about La Jollahomes for sale is essential so you can make informed decisions about buying or selling a home in La Jolla. Despite the shift in prices, La Jolla remains an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes.   La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many homes offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offering the finest in shopping and ...
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By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
There are so many aspects to consider when determining what your online social media presence should be. Determining how much time and effort should be put into online How to; target the correct audience, ensure you're portraying an image that is professional, and most importantly getting the exposure to increase business and raise awareness about your product or service.   A quick search on LindkedIn for "property manager" will get you over 1,630,000 results! This tells me that there are a whole lot of property managers that find value in having a LinkedIn account   Step1: Setup Your Accounts Make a personal LinkedIn account and a business account. Your profile is critical, it will show others that you are credible and a good connection to have. Your profile should tell your story so t...
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By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Doing your due diligence and taking the time to ensure that you get the best tenant out there is in your best interest.  If you find a good tenant your job as a landlord or property manager will be so much easier, the time and effort you put in at the beginning will be well worth it. As I gain experience as a landlord I am always learning ways to do things that make my life easier and how to be more efficient.  I also get a lot of great advice and tips from reading blog posts written by you folks on the Active Rain Blog and other blogging and Social Media sites I visit, so thank you.  I have listed the six steps that I follow when renting a property.   1. Advertising that the property is for rent is obviously step #1 and the more details you include in your ad the less calls you will ge...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
La Jolla Homes for Sale What Happened in the La Jolla Real Estate Market in July 2014?   The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), or better yet in real life, will quickly give you a good sense of why this is so.   Having current, local information about La Jolla homes for sale is essential so you can make informed decisions about buying or selling a home in La Jolla.   La Jolla remains an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes, despite some price shifting that took place during the downturn.   La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many homes offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Discover San Diego: Torrey Pines Torrey Pines State Park named after the rare Torrey Pine Tree, (which only grows in 2 places in the whole world: San Diego and Santa Rosa Island). In 1899 George Marston, a city father, convinced the other city fathers to create a public park and protect this 1200-acre coastal area located between coastal La Jolla and coastal Del Mar. About 1910, Miss Ellen Browning Scripps bought and willed this area back to people of San Diego to ensure it would forever be protected and cared for. Miss Scripps later created the Torrey Pines Lodge, originally a restaurant, today is a volunteer run Visitor's Center.During WWII, about 1940, the U.S. Army leased over 700 acres of Torrey Pines Mesa from the City of San Diego to be used for training purposes known as Camp Ca...
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By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Here in Grants Pass Oregon we have been pretty lucky this summer, and have only experienced a few small fires. Especially when compared to last summer in which we had 3 large fires that made my home town a miserable smoky place to be.  Luckily my rental properties are not near forested areas but my home is and could be at risk if a forest fire were started in the area.  Protecting your home and/or real estate investments from forest fires is a big concern in many parts of the United States and it is vitally important to be prepared for the worst scenario. Below, I have listed some ways to protect your home and real estate investments from the ravages of a forest fire.   1. Create a defensible space around your home. Modifying, reducing or clearing materials or vegetation around your hom...
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By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
As business professionals; landlords, property managers, Realtors. it is imperative that we keep our important data safe. Important data to a landlord or property manager includes; receipt of tenant’s rent payment, accounting and billing records, property maintenance records, inspection reports, and other real estate related data. 1. Digital Security Storing the data in just one place does not ensure that the data will be safe inevitably. A computer, server, or storage media device can crash, get a virus or get hacked or the machine may simply malfunction and quit working. When this happens your data may not be retrievable and important documents could be lost.  Backing up your data is a very important thing to take the time to do because no matter what happens, you will have an extra c...
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