utc: UTC / La Jolla Colony Summer Concert - 07/25/17 09:14 PM
UTC / La Jolla Colony Summer Concert
 
This is a summer tradition in UTC/ La Jolla's 
La Jolla Colony Park
Every summer La Jolla Colony hosts a free concert series in the association's park shared by the Barcelona HOA,  the Madrid & theMarbella HOAs, The Avana & Avalon Apartments and of course the Verano HOA.
The bands are typically varied but family friendly, from oldies rock & roll to jazz, big band and country music in years past.
Located directly across the street from the Von's shopping center where you can get your picnic supplies or a Pizza from Leucadia Pizzeria, one of San Diego's best … (1 comments)

utc: Neighborhoods of Renaissance La Jolla: Avanti Market Report - 06/17/17 03:33 PM
Neighborhoods of Renaissance La Jolla: Avanti Market Report                                Home Prices, Trends, Schools & More...                                           June 2017 Mid Year Report
 
 San Diego County Map
 
Central San Diego Neighborhoods
Real estate market data for San Diego, CA provided by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor from Big Block Realty.
 
Reanaissance La Jolla is an upscale neighborhood of the larger University Towne Centre (UTC) area of University City in San Diego, CA 92122. Despite it's name, Renaissance La Jolla actually not … (2 comments)

utc: Neighborhoods of Renaissance La Jolla: La Florentine Market Report - 06/17/17 02:38 PM
Neighborhoods of Renaissance La Jolla: La Florentine Market Report                                Home Prices, Trends, Amenities, Schools & More...                                           June 2017 Mid Year Report 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Central San Diego County Map & Neighborhoods
 
 
 
 
 
Real estate market data for San Diego, CA provided by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor from Big Block Realty.
 
Reanaissance La Jolla is an upscale neighborhood of the larger University Towne Centre (UTC) area of University City in San Diego, CA 92122. Despite it's name, Renaissance La … (0 comments)

utc: Schools of University City in San Diego, CA 92122 - 06/17/17 09:57 AM
Schools of University City-
San Diego, CA 92122
 
 
The schools within University City are typically held in high regard and demand. Most are walkable to the neighborhoods they serve and a short commute on surface streets for those on the outer edges of this San Diego community. Listed below are the schools that are within 92122 or a short commute to it at the college university level.
 
University City of course gets it's name from it's immediate Western neighbor, University of California San Diego (UCSD). The Northern most area of UC is known as UTC or University Towne Centre which can be discerned by the … (1 comments)

utc: Living/Owning in the Renaissance La Jolla Neighborhood San Diego, CA - 06/05/17 01:59 PM
Homes for Sale in and the Lifestyle of the Renaissance La Jolla Neighborhood; the UTC Subdivision of University City- San Diego, CA
Why Do People Live here?
Renaissance is a beautiful neighborhood of condos and townhomes  that is conveniently located just 15 miles (24 minutes) outside of Downtown San Diego. It's walking distance to two shopping malls, central to three major freeways and 10 minutes to La Jolla Shores, yes, the ocean! It's not uncommon to see neighborhood residents walking & jogging with their dogs or strollers through this quaint little oasis in the suburban-urban University Towne Centre subdivision of University City 92122 year round. It's far enough from the … (3 comments)

utc: Neighborhoods of Renaissance La Jolla: Casabella Market Report - 06/05/17 01:53 PM
Neighborhoods of Renaissance La Jolla: Casabella Market Report                                Home Prices, Trends, Amenities, Schools & More...                                           June 2017 Mid Year Report
 
 San Diego County Map
 
Central San Diego Neighborhoods
Real estate market data for San Diego, CA provided by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor from Big Block Realty.
 
 
 
Reanaissance La Jolla is an upscale neighborhood of the larger University Towne Centre (UTC) area of University City in San Diego, CA 92122. Despite it's name, Renaissance La … (0 comments)

utc: IL Dolce Far Niente Di Domenica - Renaissance La Jolla Style 2 - 04/02/17 08:54 AM
The Sweet Nothing of Sundays
Shhhh, I’m doing Sunday, My Silent Sunday.
No Phone, No Text, No Emails, No Meetings...Silence.
Yes, it can be done you cellular addicts.
 
 
The Sunday "Office" This Week was the Renaissance La Jolla area of  UTC
A wonderful Sunday Walk with my bride Ailina and our dog Peroni.
University Towne Centre is a special place in San Diego, CA
 
 
 
The value of a precious day off:
I Recharge Sunday to Take Charge Monday!
Time away from clients; time with family & friends.
Showing up to work Monday with the best of you, not what's left of you.
Time to engage your goals, hobbies and interests.
Time to give back to others; … (10 comments)

utc: Live MLS - For Rent in The Golden Triangle: UTC - La Jolla, CA - 03/20/17 09:07 PM
Properties For Rent in University Towne Centre / La Jolla
includes:
 
92121 Sorrento Valley / Sorrento Mesa
 
92122 University City
 
92037 La Jolla Village, La Jolla Commons
La Jolla Colony, La Jolla Crossroads
Renaissance La Jolla and many more...
 
Here's a list of corporately rental communities in UTC:
 
San Diego Rental Communities:
University City-UTC/La Jolla
 

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utc: Live MLS - Homes For Sale in UTC La Jolla, CA over $1,000,000 - 03/20/17 08:31 AM
 
Active Homes For Sale asking $1,000,000 or more.
in University Towne Centre
"UTC" a suburb of La Jolla, CA
and San Diego's Golden Triangle
 
 
Three Zip Codes meet in the middle of The Golden Triangle:
92037, La Jolla
92121, Sorrento Valley
92122, University City
All three zips "meet" in UTC, so you can literally walk
into 3 different neighborhoods at one intersection!
 
This area surounds the University of California San Diego Campus
 
This is a Direct Feed from San Diego's Live MLS!
With our hot market and demand for this area of
San Diego,there's not as much inventory as usual.
$425K average cost of a condo here (Q1 2017)
$800K average cost of a house here (Q1 2017
 
(1 comments)

utc: Live MLS - Homes For Sale in UTC La Jolla, CA $500,000 - $1,000,000 - 03/20/17 07:53 AM
 Active Homes For Sale asking 
between $500,000 - $1,000,000
in University Towne Centre "UTC" a suburb of La Jolla, CA
and San Diego's Golden Triangle
 
 
Three Zip Codes meet in the middle of The Golden Triangle:
92037, La Jolla
92121, Sorrento Valley
92122, University City
 
 
 
This area surounds the University of California San Diego Campus
 
This is a Direct Feed from San Diego's Live MLS!
With our hot market and demand for this area of
San Diego,there's not as much inventory as usual.
$425K average cost of a condo here (Q1 2017)
$800K average cost of a house here (Q1 2017)
 
(0 comments)

utc: Live MLS - Homes For Sale in UTC La Jolla, CA Below $500K - 03/20/17 07:16 AM
 Active Homes For Sale asking less than $500,000 
in University Towne Centre "UTC" a suburb of La Jolla, CA
and San Diego's Golden Triangle
 
 
Three Zip Codes meet in the middle of The Golden Triangle:
92037, La Jolla
92121, Sorrento Valley
92122, University City
 
 
 
This area surounds the
University of California San Diego Campus
 
 
This is a Direct Feed from San Diego's Live MLS!
With our hot market and demand for this area of
San Diego,there's not as much inventory as usual.
Please click here for UTC/La Jolla Homes Under $500,000
 
 
 La Jolla Homes Under $500,000
La Jolla Homes Between $500K-$1,000,000
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utc: Until We Me Again, And I Hope We Do... - 03/17/17 09:01 PM
May the roads rise up to meet you,
May the winds be at your back.
May the sunshine warm upon your face 
and the rains fall softly upon your fields.
And until we meat again my friends
(and I hope we do)
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
 
-An Irish Blessing  (we always gave at family gatherings)
 
Happy Saint Patrick's Day To Ya's
From Thomas & Ailina
Certified Proper Pour Experts at St. James Gate
 
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utc: Far From "The Car" in America's Finest City - 03/13/17 04:12 PM
This is my March 2017 ActiveRain Contest #3 entry for: 
March 2017 challenge, Tell me the most unique or special place you have lived? by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 
The most unique home I’ve ever lived in was my car, in the parking lot of my high school.
I was homeless for a few weeks at age 16-17, my senior year. I left a mostly mentally abusive situation, some physical, for fear of what it was doing to me and what I was becoming as a result of it. It was not a planned departure, so I spent a few weeks living in … (51 comments)

utc: Renaissance La Jolla: A San Diego, CA Jewel of Community! - 03/03/17 12:53 PM
One of my favorite Neighborhoods in University Towne Centre aka UTC
Technically part of University City with a 92122 zip code, Renaissance lives up to it's Italian neame in it's architecture and beautiful gardens, pathways and common areas.
The neighborhood is 10 minutes from UCSD and 20 minutes to La Jolla Village and the coast!
I'll be updating this site with links from time to time with posts on each of the 6 residential communities and a secret 7th community, many locals even forget is there!
 
 
 
LINKS to Renaissance La Jolla
(These will be updated periodically, check back often)!
 
Exploring Renaissance La Jolla
UTC aka University Towne Centre
Exploring … (6 comments)

utc: Long After The Close Of Escrow, I'm Still Here To Help! - 02/23/17 08:23 PM
 
Discount and transactional brokers/agents will never be there for you 1 year after your sale.
But I Will! 100% By Referral and relational and...
 
 
I sold a condo to some NorCal folks for their UCSD student daughter to use as a dorm and for their family to enjoy as a summer home Summer 2016. This is a very common client type for me.
Parents of UCSD, USD & SDSU students buy a lot of property here!
 
I get a call today, "Thomas, it's Scott." (panicked voice)
"Scott what's wrong?"
"We shut off the electrical to do some work on the place with Norm, the contractor you referred us..."
(discount … (8 comments)

utc: Conversations With My Son (1) - 02/20/17 08:14 PM
Dad?
 
Yes, Wyatt?
 
What is a goal?
 
It's the ambitious, hopeful act of planning for a bigger future than your present. And it's a road map to that future. In fact it's a target you aim for.
 
A target?                                                                            
 
Yep, see my friend Joe Niego always says "Most Realtors aim for nothing and hit it with amazing accuracy!" Which means without a goal, you have no destination, no … (4 comments)

utc: Renaissance La Jolla has a Fairy Tale Bridge - 02/06/17 07:57 AM
The bridge that transports you from the reality of your day to a safe place to unwind and recharge.
 
 
I live in UTC/La Jolla, which is a contemporary neighborood of San Diego, CA. We are neighborhoods that meander through a variety of corporate landscape; mostly office parks, hotels, shopping centers and of course UCSD's campus. We are a 97% condo/townhome community with only one true single family home neighborhood-less than 40 houses.
 
Here's a quick peek at the bridge...
 
 
One of my favorite places to walk my dog, read a book or occasionally take a lunch break is the park that reuns through Casa Bella, the … (4 comments)

utc: Finding "UTC" in San Diego, CA - 01/27/17 06:49 AM
U.T.C. in San Diego-a well known hidden gem!
 
 (What is UTC?)  I asked the same question when I arrived in San Diego in 2003; this town loves it’s neighborhoods and those acronyms that make you sound local; each with unique characteristics and pride.
UTC is short for University Towne Centre. For example we never say “Pacific Beach”, it’s always “PB”. I’ve never heard anybody say “University Towne Centre” it’s always UTC.
 
This UTC area map shows you where we got our "Golden Triangle". 
 
I’m always asked, “What does UTC stand for and where is it in San Diego?” University Towne Centre! It's the neighborhood … (3 comments)

utc: My 2017 Focused Blogging Niche for UTC/La Jolla - 01/26/17 09:19 PM
Bob Stewart laid down the challenge agin this year and after hearing him discuss this strategy on a 2016 ActiveRain Podcast (#16) with Courtney Cooper , I'm sold on the strategy.
See... Confirmed! The Strategy You Need to Rank Online...for more details!
 
I hereby commit to the following 20 + niche topic restricted to UTC / La Jolla:
Market Activity Reports Favorite Restaurants Favorite Stores & Shopping Hiking Trails Local Seasonal Events Farmers Market Landmarks, like the UTC Mall and more! Local Businesses I recommend Favorite Activiites to enjoy in UTC My Listings in this area. Pet Friendly Fun! Historical Info on our area. Trivia-fun posts Community Info … (5 comments)

utc: Podcast Episode #76: ActiveRain Q&A Part 2 - 01/18/17 06:16 AM
Because I'm regularly
 
Blogging on ActiveRain,

this  PODCAST  became my opportunity!
 
Since my guest appearance on episode #57, Mail-Right Real Estate Podcast went through some changes and asked me to be the new co-host of the show!
 
This co-host opportunity was a result of my posting on ActiveRain consistently 
and being a prepared guest on Episode #57.
 
Checkout ActiveRain member Jonathan Denwood and myself on our latest episode!
 
Listen Here
Episode #76
 
In Episode 76, Hosts Jonathan Denwood & Thomas J. Nelson answer real Featured ActiveRain Q&A Questions and give our answers to these recently debated issues by ActiveRain blog-site members.
ActiveRain is arguably one of the largest real estate industry blogsites in North America if not the world, where close to 300,000 real estate professionals and … (0 comments)

 
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Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

La Jolla, CA

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Big Block Realty 858.232.8722

Address: 4445 Eastgate Mall, Ste. 200, San Diego, CA, 92121

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