La Jolla, CA Real Estate News

By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
La Jolla!  They are among many of the celebrities, politicians, writers and others who own or have owned homes in La Jolla.  Recently it was revealed that John McCain's wife Cindy owns a condo in La Jolla Shores and two oceanfront condos in Coronado.  The writer, Anne Rice,  a best selling author, sold her home overlooking the village of La Jolla in 2005 and moved to Rancho Mirage. Dr. Seuss,  a famous children's book author, was a long-time La Jolla resident until he died in 1991. Tony Robbins,  the motivational speaker, owned a home in La Jolla Farms until he moved to Arnold Palmer's Tradition Golf Club in La Quinta. Dr. Jonas Salk founded the La Jolla-based Salk Institute and lived in La Jolla until his death in 1995.  In the past few months, Mitt Romney,  purchased an oceanfront hom...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
100 COAST Boulevard in the Village of La Jolla is one of my favorite condominium developments in La Jolla.  Recently renovated, 100 Coast truly personifies what living in La Jolla is all about.  This contemporary oceanfront complex has a private access to the sandy beach below.  There are only 31 units with two to three bedrooms and up to 2,000 square feet of living space.  Every unit has a patio deck, some enclosed and with views of the ocean.  The sounds of the waves provide a wonderfully soothing environment, especially considering that you are steps from the Village of La Jolla where you will find gourmet restaurants, trendy boutiques, the La Jolla Art Museum, La Jolla Cove and so much more.  100 Coast residents enjoy a pool and spa overlooking the ocean, gated entry and underground...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
CLUBDOMINIUMS are located in the "Shores" area of La Jolla and are named for the "country club ambiance" of living in a condominium.  Clubdominiums in La Jolla Shores are in one of the most sought after beach communities in San Diego and are within a short walking distance to the famed La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.  Built in 1971 there are 106 units in the Clubdominiums with 2 to 3 bedrooms, ranging in size from 1,308 to 1,523 square feet of living space. Many of these exclusive units have panoramic ocean views and spacious ground level patios.  Clubdominiums recreational facilities include a heated pool, spa, tennis court & clubhouse. There is underground parking of 1 to 2 spaces depending on the size of unit.   Clubdominiums recently came to fame with the acknowledgment that Senator J...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
CLINTON MANOR is located at 7550 Eads Avenue in the Village of La Jolla.  There are two buildings with 4 stories each and a total of 40 units.  Each unit has two bedrooms and approximately 1,300 to 1,505 square feet of living space.  Clinton Manor is centrally located and only two blocks from the Girard Avenue shopping area.  There is underground parking, community spa, sun deck, workout room with sauna and a security gate.  HOA dues include the common area and exterior building maintenance along with other maintenance expenses.  Rarely do these lovely condominium units become available due to their convenient location and sophisticated syle. CLINTON MANOR CURRENT LISTING Offered for the range of $799,000 to $849,000 - 2 bdrms/ 2 baths, approx. 1,412 square feet. If you are interested i...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
CHIARA is a small, intimate complex of 12 units in the Village of La Jolla, built in 1990 and remodeled in 2003.  The units have one or two bedrooms and up to approximately 1,139 square feet of living space.  The Chiara condominiums offer casual, yet sophisticated in-town living and are conveniently located at 410 Pearl Street near the shops, restaurants and parks of La Jolla.  The three-story complex features underground parking, elevator and security door and pets are allowed. CHIARA CURRENT LISTINGS $647,000 - 1 bdrm/1 bath, approx. 665 sq. ft. CHIARA RECENT SALES Sold 7/7/08 for $832,000 - 2 bdrms/2 baths, approx. 1,088 sq. ft. Sold 1/17/08 for $850,000 - 2 bdrms/2 baths, approx. 1,139 sq. ft. If you are interested in searching for homes in La Jolla, researching the current value of...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
CHATEAU D'MER is located at 215 Bonair Street in La Jolla.  This small and cozy condomiunium project has only 12 units and was condo converted in 2001.  The beach is literally steps from the front door and it is conveniently located to shops, restaurants and parks.  There are one and two bedroom units from approximately, 514 to 864 sq. ft.  The HOA dues include the common area maintenance and other expenses.  Units in the Chateau D'Mer rarely come on the market and there are currently no listings available.    If you are interested in searching for homes in Chateau D'Mer, researching the current value of your home, viewing our La Jolla real estate website, or learning more about the current housing market please contact us by phone or text at (760) 567-9100.  Copyright 2008 © Susan Laxs...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
CAPRI AIRE in La Jolla is a nicely maintained 56-unit condo complex built in 1957 in the La Jolla community of Bird Rock.   There are eight 3 story buildings in the complex featuring 1 to 3 bedrooms and up to 1,320 square feet. Capri Aire is conveniently located approximately one mile north of Pacific Beach & in walking distance to shops, bus, restaurants & ocean.  HOA fees include utilities and homeowners only need to pay cable and telephone.  There are detached garages and the recreational amenities include a pool in a garden-like setting. CAPRI AIRE CURRENT LISTINGS:  $399,000 - 2 bdrms/2 baths, approx. 1,012 sq. ft. $499,000 - $519,000 - 2 bdrms/2baths, approx. 1,085 sq. ft.   If you are interested in learning more about condos at Capri Aire and surrounding communities, the current ...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
The ABC7 television channel has a website where you can find the cheapest gas in your community.  Click the ABC7 logo to take you to the website, and fill in your zip code for the cheapest gas list in your neighborhood. La Jolla's zip code is 92037. Great resource and hope you find it useful!    Americans have a wonderful sense of humor, even when times are stressful...                                  
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
The La Jolla Rough Water Swim starts and finishes at the La Jolla Cove on September 7th.  The "Swim" has been a La Jolla summertime tradition since 1916 and has been held every year, exept in 1935 when the San Diego Exposition was sponsored in lieu of the Swim and in 1948 when concerns of Polio forced cancellation.  As fate would have it, Jonas Salk spent his last years in La Jolla and founded the Salk Institute that has views of where the Swim is held!  The last cancellation was in 1959 when there were unusual shark sightings by the News Media.  In 1916 there were 7 men who entered the Swim and today there are over 2,000 competitors.  It is an exciting event to watch and even more exciting for the participants who can be seen year round swimming the course and getting ready for this an...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest is a nationally-recognized chamber music festival featuring over 70 world-class artists and ensembles performing in August 2008. This year the SummerFest 2008 pays tribute to the most revered composers of all time.  There is still an opportunity to enjoy the La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest 2008!  August 19th, Tuesday - Brahms III - Itimacy & Grandeur - MCASD Sherwood Auditorium August 20th, Wednesday - An Evening with Leon Fleisher:  80th Birthday - MCASD Sherwood Auditorium August 22nd, Friday - Dancing at Summerfest:  Rioult - Birch North Park Theatre August 24th, Sunday - Summerfest Finale - MCASD Sherwood Auditorium The offices for the La Jolla Music Society are located at 7946 Ivanhoe Avenue and the Box Officer number is (858) 459-3728.
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
CAPE LA JOLLA GARDENS was built in 1995 in La Jolla Village North and is similar in features to the Cape La Jolla neighboring condos that were built in 1986.  There are 168 total units in the complex with floor plans featuring two & three bedrooms ranging in size from 1,231 to 1, 992 square feet.  Cape La Jolla Gardens is popular with residents who find the complex conveniently close to La Jolla Village Square, UCSD, hospitals, shops, restaurants and freeway access.  Recreational amenities at Cape La Jolla Gardens include pool, spa & workout room.  Pets are allowed in the complex and there are single car garages with extra storage for residents. Interested in buying a home in Cape La Jolla Gardens?  Visit our La Jolla real estate website at www.LJ-Homes.com  to learn ALL about the La Jo...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
Cape La Jolla was built by Brehm Communities in 1986 and at the time was considered one of the most unique condominium projects built in the La Jolla Village North area.  Cape La Jolla features spectacular waterscapes and sparkling waterfalls that line the interior common area. The lovely pool/spa area is sheltered within the common area ringed by the 52 units within three buildings that are three stories high. These units have and always will be stylish condos with multi-levels & sophisticated architecture.  Cape La Jolla is conveniently close to the campus of UCSD, La Jolla Village Square, hospitals, shops, restaurants and freeway access.  Recreational amenities include pool, spa & workout room.  Pets allowed.  Detached & attached garages.  The HOA dues cover the common area maintanen...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
LA JOLLA REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE Current Available Listings: 468 Least Expensive Home in 92037:  $209,900 Information:  Villa Tuscana Condo - 1 bdrm/1 bath, Approx. 506 sq. ft. Most Expensive Home in 92037:  $39,000,000 Information:  La Jolla Farms on 0.77 acre  - 4+ bdrms/6 baths, Approx. 11,000 sq. ft.   Pending/In Escrow Listings: 82 Pending Least Expensive Home in 92037:  $199,999 Information:  2510 Torrey Pines Condo - 1 bdrm/1 bath, Approx. 631 sq. ft. Pending Most Expensive Home in 92037:  $5,795,000 Information:  202 Coast Condo - 3 bdrms/ 2 1/2 baths, Approx. 2,194 sq. ft.   Sold Listings from January 1, 2008 through August 17, 2008: 321 Least Expensive Home Sold in 92037:  $199,900  (List Price $199,900) Information:  Villa Tuscana Condo - 1 bdrm/1 bath, Approx. 506 sq. ft. ...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
La Jolla residents are blessed to have some of the most beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline on the west coast and with the end of summer, what a perfect time to spend a day at the beach!  Torrey Pines State Beach is located just west of Carmel Valley and north of La Jolla Shores & Black's Beach in La Jolla.  Adjacent to the Torrey Pines State Beach is the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. The State Reserve is a 1,750 acre reserve which remains home to a lagoon that is a sanctuary for migrating seabirds, trails with chaparral plants, the rare Torrey Pine trees (thus the name).  It is said that the Torrey Pine is one of the rarest pine in the United States. The Reserve has eight miles of trails, a visitor center and guided nature walks on weekends.  Many of us have spent our weekends enjo...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
On October 21st of this year, the La Jolla Elementary School's Open Aire Market will celebrate its 10th Anniversary!  La Jolla Elementary School hosts this weekly event every Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm. The market was founded and continues to be a way for our La Jolla community to get-together with our neighbors; along with helping support the elementary school's programs to enrich the students' education with diverse activities and fund the learning programs. The market features over 75 vendors offering fresh fruits, colorful vegetables, a wide assortment of beautiful flowers, gourmet foods, hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, pottery, soaps, and other Artisan crafts. There are 3 types of vendors: Certified Farmer's Market (CFM) vendors, Artisans selling their own personal crafts and creatio...
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Yes, can anyone from Active Rain help me purchase a 1,000,000 dollar investment property?  Active Rain has over 103,000 members now and growing fast. Can anyone tell me of all the members, how many Real Estate Agents are there? I have a little test for all the Real Estate Agents of Active Rain. I am interested in purchasing a $1,000,000 dollar piece of property.  It can be a home, commercial building, apartment complex (small), vacant land, etc.  I would like to know who can tell me out of every state in America, which state would have the best investment yield. Five years from 08/08/08, which would be the best place to invest my $1,000,000 dollars?  I have my own thoughts, but I would like yours!  I don't mind some members commenting that the state there from would be the best, so the...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
CAMBRIDGE development in La Jolla Village North features 96 Cape Cod style condos with one to three bedrooms from 1,069 to 1,714 square feet of living space.  Cambridge is a nicely maintained multi-level townhome complex which is conveniently located to the campus of UCSD, La Jolla Village Square, shops, restaurants, hospitals & freeway access. Pool & spa.  There are 16 two story buildings with attached garages.   Pets are allowed.  Recreational amenities for Cambridge include a community pool and spa.  Homeowner's dues include the common area maintenance and other expenses. If you are interested in buying or selling a Cambridge condominium, contact Susan at (760) 567-9100 or view our website at www.LJ-Homes.com.
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
BONAIR STREET OCEAN VILLAS are located near  the oceanfront corner of Neptune at Windnsea Beach. There are five single level units in the complex with ocean views. Bonair Street Ocean Villas were built by Bonair Street Associates in 2007 and feature security entries, travertine and walnut flooring, surround sound, slate fireplaces, maple cabinetry with built-ins, alarm system, side by side washer & dryer, granite countertops in kitchen, KitchenAid appliances, balcony with extra storage and front patio with fountain.  There is two car parking with security cameras remotely accessed in unit and private storage room in the garage.  Conveniently located to shops, restaurants and services in the Beach Barber community of La Jolla.  If you are interested in learning more about La Jolla homes ...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
Bonair Collection are homes built in 2004-2005 by California Cove Communities. These homes exemplify architectural elegance with a spectrum of five styles including California Bungalow, Santa Barbara, Beach Bungalow, Italianate, and Bahamian. These residences designed for sophisticated lifestyles present gracious living areas, technology oriented pre-wire systems, culinary delights, tranquil master suites and a fully landscaped environment.  BonAir Collection homes are conveniently located to WindanSea Beach, shops, restaurants and the Village of La Jolla. If you are interested in buying or selling your La Jolla home, contact Susan at (760) 567-9100 or visit our website at www.LJ-Homes.com.
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
Boardwalk development in La Jolla was built in 1981 and consists of 216 units in a three story complex with underground parking.  Boardwalk offers five floor plans of one to three bedrooms with from 705 to 1,426 square feet of living space.  Boardwalk is across from La Jolla Village Square and in walking distance to conveniently located shops, restaurants, movie theaters & the campus of UCSD.  Recreational facilities include a pool, spa & tennis court.  Pets are allowed with restrictions of only 2 pets permitted and no more than 25 lbs each.   Homeowner's dues include common area maintenance along with other services. If you are interested in buying or selling a Boardwalk condo, please contact Susan at (760) 567-9100 or visit our website at www.LJ-Homes.com.
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