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Coldwell Banker & Realogy Propose Buy-Down in Mortgage Rates - 10/29/08 06:09 PM
This would really help homeowners in our community! Via Coldwell Banker Carmel Valley l Susan Laxson & Associates: I am a Coldwell Banker real estate agent and today our company announced that Realogy (our parent company) has approached the U.S. Department of Treasury with the call to lower rates from 4.5% or lower on 30 year fixed rates mortgages. "There are millions of credit-worthy people ready to jump back into the housing market, but they need to be motivated," said Realogy President and CEO Richard A. Smith. "In our view, the incentive of substantially lower mortgage rates would directly stimulate the housing market (0 comments)
Emerald Cove Gated Community in La Jolla - 10/29/08 05:23 PM
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 (1 comments)
Is your home's market value below your assessed value? - 10/29/08 04:50 PM
Did you know under California State Law, a temporary reduction in assessed value can be made when the market value of your property falls below the assessed value? For all practical purposes, this only affects those property owners who purchased their property at the height of the current real estate market. If your property is located in San Diego County, click here for the County Tax Assessors Office for an application. Remember, the application is due by December 1st. If you are interested in searching for homesin La Jolla, researching the current value of your home, viewing our La Jolla real estate website, or learning more about the current (0 comments)
Spooky Fun at La Jolla's Birch Aquarium on October 24th to October 26th - 10/24/08 11:55 AM
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 (0 comments)
El Dorado I & II at La Jolla Alta - Condominiums in La Jolla - 10/21/08 11:59 AM
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 (0 comments)
Edgewater Cove - A Condominium Building on Coast Boulevard in La Jolla - 10/21/08 11:06 AM
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 (1 comments)
La Jolla "Best of the Readers Poll" for 2008 - 10/20/08 10:27 PM
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 (2 comments)
Eastbluff Condos in La Jolla - Location...Location...Location! - 10/14/08 07:33 PM
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 (0 comments)
7560 Eads Avenue - A Condominium Complex in the Village of La Jolla - 10/14/08 07:14 PM
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 (0 comments)
Mr. Taco in La Jolla - Simply delicioso! - 10/14/08 12:48 PM
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, (2 comments)
Draper Villas - Condominiums in the Village of La Jolla - 10/14/08 12:07 PM
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 (0 comments)
La Jolla Rentals - 10/14/08 11:31 AM
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 (0 comments)
The Pannikin in La Jolla - A coffeehouse and much more... - 10/13/08 10:56 PM
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 (0 comments)
New 2009 Laws Affecting California Realtors - No Texting While Driving - 10/13/08 08:12 PM
Here is the last installment of a mini-series about the new California laws for 2009 affecting Realtors® with licenses in California. I consider this law a "no brainer" which states, "no text messaging while driving". Sadly, this was not implemented before the train engineeer in Los Angeles killed himself and 25 passengers on September 18th of this year. According to the news, his cell phone records indicate that he was text messaging while conducting the train and at the time of the crash. Commencing January 1, 2009, a person driving a motor vehicle is prohibited from writing, sending, or reading a text message, instant message, (4 comments)
New 2009 Laws Affecting California Realtors - Pool & Spa Drains Safety - 10/13/08 07:52 PM
Here is the ninth installment of a mini-series about the new California laws for 2009 affecting Realtors® with licenses in California. Given the age of many of the pools and spas in San Diego and other communities in California, this law will save lives! The new law states that pool drains must be properly covered: As a red alert for apartment and condo managers, all U.S. "public pools and spas" as defined must be equipped with anti-entrapment drain covers by December 19, 2008. The suction from pool and spa drains can be so strong as to entrap children, and cause injuries or drowning (1 comments)
New 2009 Laws Affecting California Realtors - Domestic Violence Victims & Rentals - 10/13/08 07:38 PM
Here is the eighth installment of a mini-series about the new California laws for 2009 affecting Realtors® with licenses in California. This new law states that a Tenant victimized by domestic violence can terminate tenancy. Beginning on September 27, 2008, a tenant can terminate a tenancy upon giving a 30-day written notice to terminate, if the notice also informs the landlord that the tenant or a household member has been a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking as defined. The tenant must attach to the notice a copy of a temporary restraining order, emergency protective order, or police report issued within the (2 comments)
New 2009 Laws Affecting California Realtors - Exemption from State Income Tax - 10/13/08 07:23 PM
Here is the seventh installment of a mini-series about the new California laws for 2009 affecting Realtors® with licenses in California. The new law states that starting September 25, 2008, the federal income tax exemption for debt forgiven on a home loan now applies to state income taxes to a limited extent. Federal law provides a tax exemption for debt forgiveness on a loan incurred for acquiring, constructing, or substantially improving a principal residence up to $2 million if the debt is discharged from 2007 through 2012. Under the new California law, the maximum qualifying debt is only $800,000, not $2 million, and the (1 comments)
Here is the sixth installment of a mini-series about the new California laws for 2009 affecting Realtors® with licenses in California. Abandoned pets at foreclosed properties is a huge problem in California. People who cannot afford to make their house payments and are having financial difficulty are frequently more worried about buying food for their families than the household pet. Unfortunately, the victims are the pets who depend on humans for care and feeding. In my opinion, we have a moral duty to make sure that the abandoned pets are cared for and calling the animal control officers or a local shelter (4 comments)
La Jolla Village Home for Lease with Ocean View - 10/07/08 11:37 AM
View & location in this cozy home for lease above the Village of La Jolla. Three bedrooms, two baths in main house and one bedroom/one bath with separate entrance for privacy. Remodeled kitchen, fireplace, ample closet space, hardwood floors, two car garage, built-in bookshelves and more in this stylishly unique home built on a hillside in La Jolla. The owner would prefer a long term lease and is currently offering it at $3,500 per month. Pets will be considered and it is available now. Don't miss another La Jolla sunset or a casual walk to the shops and restaurants on Prospect! Give us a call to (0 comments)
'Tobacco Road' Now Playing at the La Jolla Playhouse - 10/07/08 11:15 AM
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 (0 comments)
Interested in the La Jolla Condo Market? September 2008 Sales - 10/06/08 07:14 PM
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 (0 comments)
How's the La Jolla Real Estate Market? September 2008 Sales - 10/06/08 06:41 PM
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 (0 comments)
Devonshire - A La Jolla Condominium Building in the Village - 10/03/08 04:22 PM
DEVONSHIRE in La Jolla is located in the heart of the village of La Jolla and was built in 1971. There are 64 units in the building at 7811 Eads Avenue featuring one to two bedrooms and from 760 to 1,158 square feet of living space. A wonderfully convenient location and style make these in-town units a perfect "get away" retreat with just a short walk to restaurants, shops, galleries, Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla Recreation Center, library, tennis courts, beaches and La Jolla Cove. These charming condos with cool ocean breezes will make you feel like you're on vacation 365 days (0 comments)
Del Charro Woods - A La Jolla Townhome Development - 10/03/08 03:22 PM
DEL CHARRO WOODS in La Jolla is one of my favorite developments because of the location and the size of these multi-level homes. There are 53 sophisticated townhomes in Del Charro, which were built in 1976. These homes range in size from 1,882 to 2,236 square feet of interior living space. All have two car attached garages, laundry rooms and there is guest parking. This is one of the few La Jolla townhomes developments in the La Jolla Shores area that feature a tennis court, pool, spa, sauna and community BBQ area. Recently they have had the roads resurfaced, the roofs redone (0 comments)
Enjoy the La Jolla Lifestyle in this Beautifully Furnished Estate Home - 10/03/08 03:03 PM
The La Jolla lifestyle awaits you... simply give us a call to view this sophisticated and stunningly furnished home with ocean views. Five spacious bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, fireplaces, view sundeck, spiral staircase, large picture windows, curved living room and cozy dining room. The master bedroom suite features his and her walk-in closets, toilet/bidet and a separate sauna. Located conveniently close to the village of La Jolla, beaches, shops and restaurants. The owner is flexible with length of lease and the home is currently offered at $7,800 per month. Give us a call for a tour - (858) 245-9905. If you are interested (0 comments)
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