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La Jolla, CA Real Estate News

By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
At the end of Girard, where it curves into becoming Genter, there is a charming building of high-end condominium residences known as "In the Village" or "935 Genter".  This condominium complex offers 34 units with spacious floor plans, many on the higher floors have ocean views and of course, the convenience of living in the village of La Jolla.    There are one and two bedroom units from 694 to 1,130 square feet of living space.  The units were totally renovated in 2004 and the upgrades include travertine floors, crown moldings, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and more.  This is considered a secure building and there is assigned parking in the garage.  The HOA dues are currently $234 per month and include the common area and exterior building maintenance, hot water, li...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
La Jolla, CaliforniaVideo Tour of this Jewel by the Sea   La Jolla, California, a few miles north of San Diego, is an incredibly beautiful community nestled along the blue Pacific, with terrific views of the ocean and the Southern California coastline. The town has been compared to the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy, with homes cascading down the hillsides to meet the sea, but with its own Southern California caché. READ MORE: La Jolla Real EstateVisit Mt. Soledad in La Jolla, California - Forever Views of San Diego and La Jolla In addition to the beautiful, and expensive, ocean-view homes (the median price is over $1.5 million) clustered along the hills, La Jolla has a worldwide reputation for dining and shopping, with the bulk of the trendy shops, boutiques, galleries, jewelry stores,...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
EMERALD COVE LA JOLLA is situated along the southern slope of Mount Soledad and is a small, gated community of 122 homes built by Techbilt.  Emerald Cove residents are also members of La Jolla Alta Club which offers two pools, a spa, two saunas, clubhouse, five lighted tennis courts, fitness center and meeting rooms. Emerald Cove features the following floorplans: The Sea Star Attached split-level residence 2,434 sq. ft. 2 Bedrooms w/Library or Optional 3rd Bedroom 3 Baths, 2 Car Garage The Triton Attached split-level residence 2,588 sq. ft. 2 Bedrooms w/ Library or Optional 3rd Bedroom 3 1/2 Baths, 2 Car Garage The Nautilus Attached split-level residence Elevation "A" - 2,611 sq. ft. Elevation "B" - 2,621 sq. ft. 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths 3 Car Garage The Dolphin Attached two story resid...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Imagine missing one leg, or both. Or an arm, or both. How about both arms and legs? What if you were confined to a wheelchair, partially paralyzed? Can you imagine what life might be like? There are lots of folks who DO know what it's like. And they don't let it stop them from enjoying life and being active. Some are incredible athletes. I saw some of them today in La Jolla. La Jolla was the site of the Tour de Cove and the San Diego Triathlon Challenge to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF).  And many of the folks I saw participating in the events or just hanging out have been the recipients of prosthetic arms and legs and wheelchairs to enable them to live more active lives and participate in fitness and athletic competition. I saw a 10-year kid with both legs amputated a...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
Have you ever been to a haunted aquarium?  Here's your chance!  The La Jolla Birch Aquarium is sponsoring its 8th annual "Haunted Birch Aquarium" on October 24th, 25th and 26th from 6 pm to 9 pm.  Costume contest judging will take place in the Galleria from 6:00 to 7:15 pm and winners will be announced at 7:30 pm. Your "spooktacular" journey will begin at the spirited pumpkin patch and then will take you down the trail to the haunted hall of fishes where you will find the wolf eels, moon jellies and other marine life that slither and float in the dark. There will even be water games that will teach you conservation skills and help world-renowned Scripps Oceanography researchers with their scientific experiments. No visit to the aquarium would be complete without close encounters with li...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
This Sunday in La Jolla California is a very special day. It's the Tour de Cove. The Tour de Cove is a significant fund raising event for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). Monies raised benefits CAH who helps folks with physical challenge pursue active ifestyle through physical fitness and atheltics. The funds are used to purchase prosthetics (which can cost $15,000), wheelchairs and handcycles (about $2000) for these athletes, many of whom compete locally, nationally and internationally in a host of events. [graphic is a link to the website] The Tour de Cove is held every year at La Jolla Cove, although last year's event had to be canceled becuase of teh fires and concerns about the athletes who were participating in the spin-a-thon as well as the triatholon. There is a 4 and 1...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
EL DORADO I & EL DORADO II, also sometimes referred to as Eldorado in La Jolla, offers 194 condominium style homes built from 1977 to 1988. There are 3 single level floor plans and 2 two story floor plans with three to four bedrooms and two to three bathrooms with two car attached garages.  They range in size from 1,573 to 2,679 square feet of living space.  Many of the units are located on cul de sacs and several have canyon and city light views to San Diego.  El Dorado residents enjoy the amenities of the La Jolla Alta Recreation Center with two pools/spas, sauna, fitness center, five tennis courts and club house.  Street names for El Dorado include Caminito Aliviado, Caminito Ascua, Caminito Asterisco, Caminito Barlovento, Caminito Cardelina, Via Cabrera, Via Pedrera and Via Tabara. ...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
EDGEWATER COVE located at 1039 Coast Boulevard (not South) features 8 units built in 1958 overlooking Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove.  From Edgewater Cove, you can walk to the popular park at La Jolla Cove, several beaches or to the Village of La Jolla where you will enjoy the wonderful selection of restaurants or a variety of shopping.   Pets are allowed and there is underground parking for residents.  Due to the number of units in the building and their location, condos rarely become available in this complex and are highly sought after when they do come on the market.  The units have two bedrooms/two baths and range from 1,071 to 1,390 square feet of living space. If you are interested in searching for homes at Edgewater Cove (1039 Coast) or in La Jolla, researching the current value ...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
Every year the La Jolla Light Newspaper has a "Best of Readers Poll" and their readers are encouraged to pick their favorite businesses and professionals in our community.  This is the 10th year for the poll and a few of the winners are listed below, including my office at Coldwell Banker!! BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY 1 - Coldwell Banker Coldwell Banker markets residential real estate, helping people find homes for a family, as a second home, vacation rental or for investment. We also specialize in meeting the needs of an ever-growing international clientele. 930 Prospect St.(858) 459-3851 BEST RESTAURANT1 - George's at the Cove1250 Prospect St.(858) 454-4224BEST BREAKFAST1 - Harry's Coffee Shop7545 Girard Ave.(858) 454-7381BEST NEW RESTAURANT1 - Vigilucci's Seafood, Steak & Chop House909 ...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
EASTBLUFF condominiums are located in the easterly portion of La Jolla  adjacent to I-5 and near UCSD, often called "La Jolla Village North".  Eastbluff features 212 split level townhomes in walking distance to the campus of UCSD, shops, restaurants, nearby parks, movie theaters & freeway access.  The spacious condos have fireplaces, two car garages, laundry hookups, front patios and BBQ decks.  There are three floor plans with two to three bedrooms and two to two & one-half baths, ranging in size from 1,031 to 1,707 square feet of living space. Recreational facilities include a pool & spa and pets are allowed in the complex.  These units are popular with first time homebuyers, UCSD students and investors due to their affordability and their convenient location. I purchased my very firs...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
7560 EADS AVENUE is a  charming California Colonial style condominium complex with 12 units located in the heart of the Village of La Jolla.   The units have three bedrooms and two baths and from 1,102 to 1,474 square feet of living space.  There is a laundry area in each unit and an underground parking garage for the residents.  Pets are allowed in this building.  7560 Eads is conveniently close to shops, restaurants, parks, churches, the Village and La Jolla Cove. CURRENT LISTINGS AVAILABLE AT 7560 EADS AVENUE $779,000 - 3 bdrms/2 baths, approx. 1,102 sq. ft. If you are interested in searching for homes at 7560 Eads Avenue, or in La Jolla, researching the current value of your home, viewing our La Jolla real estate website, or learning more about the current housing market, give us a ...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
Having spent a large portion of my life living in Mexico, first as an exchange student, then owning gift and clothing stores in La Jolla and Puerto Vallarta and most recently selling oceanfront properties in Marina & Puerto Vallarta, I love Mexican food.  Not just the kind you get in your local Taco Bell or even some of the chain restaurants... the kind you get from the small neighborhood local hangouts.  Mr. Taco in La Jolla, on Ivanhoe, is what I consider to be an authentic neighborhood taco shop.  Not only do they serve great tacos, delicious chile rellenos, sizziling fajitas, tasty frijoles and warm handmade tortillas, but they also serve ice cold beer and margaritas!  And if you are a Chargers fan (or even not) you must try the "Chargers Burrito Supreme", packed with over 1 pound o...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
DRAPER VILLAS are twelve new townhouse style condos within the Village of La Jolla area near Pearl Street. The units feature upgraded kitchens with granite countertops, travertine floors, Viking appliances and ample storage.  Some of the special features in the floor plans include fireplaces in the master bedrooms, patios &/or ocean view decks for relaxing moments and spacious walk-in closets. All have underground private garages that may take up to 4 cars with individual elevators to top floor.   Draper Villas also feature solar power.  The HOA dues are currently $160 per month and include the exterior and common area maintenance.  Conveniently located in the Village of La Jolla and around the corner from the market, trendy La Jolla shops, parks, restaurants and of course, the ocean.  ...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
Living in La Jolla is like living in the land of permanent summers.  It doesn't get much better anywhere in the world! For many of us, the ability to buy real estate in the most expensive zip code in the nation is out of our reach.  However, RENTING a condo, townhome or house in La Jolla is not.  LA JOLLA RENTALS come in all sizes, shapes and price ranges.  Currently we have the following rental listings available in La Jolla: Furnished - Nautilus 5 bedrooms w/ocean view - $7,800 per month Unfurnished - Olivet - 4 bedrooms w/ocean view in the Village of La Jolla - $3,500 per month Unfurnished - Caminito Empresa - 3 bedrooms in Ventana w/garden patio - $3,550 per month Currently the Multiple Listing Services shows: 164 FURNISHED RENTALS in La Jolla to choose from.  The prices range are f...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
Looking for where the locals go in La Jolla for a great cup of coffee and to catch up on the comings and goings in La Jolla?  Come visit one of my favorite places, The Pannikin.  The Pannikin is on the upper end of Girard away from the trendy boutiques.  But make no mistake, the Pannikin is THE hangout for La Jollans who want to see and be seen.  There are wooden floors and an eclectic mixture of furnishings, cushy chairs, and even old wooden style theater chairs, probably taken from the old La Jolla "Cove" theater before it closed down years ago.  There are cozy tables outside to enjoy our year round climate and did I mention great coffee?  Come see for yourself! Copyright © 2008 Susan Laxson. All Rights Reserved. "The Pannikin in La Jolla - A coffeehouse and much more...".
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By Dusty Brazil, COMPASS Agent Living in North County San Diego
(Compass )
              Searching for Condos in La Jolla? Townhomes or Lofts?                                        YOUR La Jolla Condo Communties Real Estate Snapshot as of 10/08/08 939 COAST BLVD From: $579,000 to $5,500,000 7 Listings BLACK HORSE From: $950,000 to $2,300,000 6 Listings BONAIR STREET OCEAN VILLAS From: $1,349,000 to $5,750,000 2 Listings CAPE LA JOLLA From: $499,500 to $542,000 3 Listings CHIARA From: $647,000 to $647,000 1 Listings CLINTON MANOR From: $849,000 to $849,000 1 Listings DEL CHARRO WOODS From: $714,900 to $938,000 4 Listings DEVONSHIRE From: $449,900 to $1,199,000 6 Listings EMERALD COVE From: $1,150,000 to $1,595,000 9 Listings LA JOLLA CHELSEA From: $1,095,500 to $1,095,500 1 Listings LA JOLLA ESTATES From: $299,000 to $339,900 2 Listings LA JOLLA PLACE From: $1...
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By Dusty Brazil, COMPASS Agent Living in North County San Diego
(Compass )
Are there any LA JOLLA BANK OWNED HOMES? La Jolla is the "Jewel" of San Diego, and La Jolla Bank Owned Homes that are Jewels are hard to find..... EXCEPT for now! As of 10/7/08 there are 2 active Bank Owned Homes in La Jolla. Feel free to call me or email me about the current La Jolla Real Estate Market and available homes for sale. 760 207 7245 or realestatequestion@yahoo.com    You can also see all available La Jolla Homes for sale here and.. Sign up for the newest La Jolla Homes just listed sent to your inbox.                  Here are the current Bank Owned Homes, REO Properties, & Foreclosures in La Jolla.       1       DEL MAR, CA 92014 Type : Condo/Townhome MLS # : 080056413 Status : ACTIVE School District:  SAN DIEGUITO Beds : 3 Baths : 3-Full Sq.Ft. : 1617 $545,000    Matched 1...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
If you have never been to a show at the La Jolla Playhouse, I encourage you to do so.  Tobacco Road, the longest running Broadway show ever (December 1933 - May 1941) is playing at the La Jolla Playhouse from now through October 26th.  "Tobacco Road is no-holds-barred theater that fascinated 1930s audiences in part because it commented on their precarious depression era lifestyle in a provocative and surprising way," explained David Schweizer, Tobacco Road's Director. "Once again, now, it has intense contemporary relevance, in fact, it couldn't be more timely given our current economic crises. Yet, there is also something about the play's portrait of survival and human resourcefulness -scrappy, cunning human resourcefulness in the face of unbearable odds- that I find inspiring." PERFORM...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
We have many clients interested in purchasing a condo in the La Jolla zip code of 92037.  The close proximity to UCSD, workplaces, shopping, restaurants, beaches and freeway access make these highly desirable communities.  Below is a list of the September 2008 sales of condominiums and townhomes in La Jolla: SEPTEMBER 2008 CONDOMINIUM SALES BY PRICE $207,000 - Sold 9/1/08 in Torrey Pines Arroyo $225,000 - Sold 9/22/08 in Villa Tuscana $270,000 - Sold 9/23/08 in Villa La Jolla (East) $275,000 - Sold 9/26/08 in Villa La Jolla (East) $290,000 - Sold 9/30/08 in Boardwalk $340,000 - Sold 9/10/08 in Regents La Jolla $350,000 - Sold 9/25/08 in Villa Tuscana $365,000 - Sold 9/30/08 in Villa Tuscana $395,000 - Sold 9/26/08 in Woodlands $405,000 - Sold 9/26/08 in Capri Aire $412,500 - Sold 9/18/0...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
We frequently receive calls from clients wanting to know how the real estate market is doing in La Jolla.  One of the best barometers for the current market condition is the recent sales.  Below are the detached home sales in La Jolla for September 2008 and listed by sold price: Sold for $895,000 on 9/3/08 in Windemere Sold for $936,000 on 9/9/08 in La Jolla Scenic Heights Sold for $1,039,000 on 9/19/08 in the Village of La Jolla Sold for $1,109,500 on 9/18/08 in Bird Rock Sold for $1,500,000 on 9/24/08 in La Jolla South Sold for $1,180,000 on 9/16/08 in the Village of La Jolla Sold for $1,675,000 on 9/16/08 in La Jolla Woods Sold for $1,665,000 on 9/18/08 in Muirlands Sold for $1,650,000 on 9/4/08 in Hidden Valley Sold for $1,803,750 on 9/9/08 in Muirlands Sold for $2,000,000 on 9/29/0...
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