What's My La Jolla Home Worth? La Jolla Real Estate Market April 2021

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What's the Value of My La Jolla Home?

La Jolla Home Sales for April 2021


La Jolla Cove in La Jolla CAThe La Jolla housing market is one of the more expensive in San Diego County. Whether you take a virtual tour of La Jolla (see link below), or visit in real life, it’s easy to see why this is the case.


As a La Jolla buyer or seller, having up-to-date local market information about La Jolla homes for sale is critical so you can make educated decisions about buying or selling your La Jolla home.


La Jolla is a beautiful coastal community with numerous homes offering amazing views of the ocean from the hills or shoreline, accompanied by a trendy, up-scale village offering the best in shopping and dining. La Jolla has been compared to the French and Italian Rivieras with impressive ocean and coastline vistas, spectacular homes, beautiful architecture, and an appealing year-round climate, attracting visitors, and buyers and sellers, from around the world.



La Jolla Real Estate – A Jewel on the San Diego Coastline


There were 81 homes sold in the La Jolla real estate market April 2021, 29% more sales than last month. Here’s a summary of the real estate activity (these MLS summary data do not include private sales, and are believed to be accurate at the time this report was written but are not guaranteed).


Single Family Homes Sold

40 (29% more); 28 Average Days on Market; Average Sales Price $3,196,033 (up 12%); Average sales price was 98% of original asking price.


Condos, Townhomes & Duplexes Sold
41 (28%); 27 Average Days on Market; Average Sales Price $976,378 (down 10%); Average sales price was 101% of original asking price


The overall volume of sales in the La Jolla real estate market rose sharply in April, and for single family home sales as well as condo, townhome and duplex sales. Sales prices ranged from $385,000 to $17,400,000.


Marketing time was shorter for single family homes, as well as for condos, townhomes and duplexes, averaging almost 1 month. But at the same time 42% of the homes went pending in 1 week or less. If you are planning to buy a La Jolla home consider that you smay need to be prepared to move quickly with your decisions.


The average sales price was higher for single family homes, but lower for condos, townhomes and duplexes.


La jolla Farms homes with views


While many La Jolla buyers negotiated the original list price down, half (51%) of the buyers paid the list price or more for their new homes, something esle to keep in mind as a La Jolla home buyer.


The median sales price of single family homes, $2,813,377, was 10% higher than last month, and was 2% higher for condo, townhomes and duplexes at $800,000.


There were no La Jolla homes with an Active Under Contract status at the end of April, versus 3 last month (these homes are still considered active, but may not actually be accepting more offers or be available to tour).


There were 129 La Jolla homes on the market at the end of April, ranging in price from $449,000 to $26,000,000, just 2 fewer listings than last month.


The current inventory in La Jolla is 2.6 months for single family homes (down from 2.9 months last month), and only 1.1 months for attached (down from 1.2 months last month), based on the rate of sales for the last 3 months. The La Jolla real estate market is a very strong sellers’ market for single family homes, and even more competitive for buyers of condos, townhomes and duplexes.


There were 88 new listings in April compared to 89 last month, which was good news for buyers, an average of 3 new listings on the market each day. 66 homes went pending (excluding those that closed escrow), the same number as in March. April was another busy month for buying and selling!


If you would like more detailed information about the La Jolla real estate market, or about specific residential areas and local market conditions (the Village, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Farms, Bird Rock, Mt. Soledad, Windansea) please reach out to me at (760) 840-1360.


I’m happy to also discuss your specific housing needs, budget and interest in the purchase of a La Jolla home in 2021. I can also help you create an effective strategy to sell your current La Jolla home, based on a market and equity analysis, if that’s your plan.





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Comments (9)

Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

La Jolla home buyers and sellers are sure to value your real estate market report, Jeff.

May 12, 2021 08:41 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff I always loved La Jolla and the photo of the Bridge proves it why I love it so much, Endre

May 12, 2021 10:11 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Jeff - La Jolla is certainly a jewel in the crown of San Diego County.

May 13, 2021 03:27 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Jeff Dowler, CRS you give such a great recap of La Jolla homes and Wow is the word for the pendings happening there.  Buyers need to call you as their responsible Realtor.

May 13, 2021 05:21 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Jeff. La Jolla is definitely a market restricted to those with deep pockets. Takes a moment for this midwest guy to understand this. Enjoy your day. 

May 13, 2021 05:47 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Jeff! When you buy that $26,000,000 La Jolla home, I will move into the spare bedroom.

May 13, 2021 08:45 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Myrl Jeffcoat  - thanks for the kind words.

Endre Barath, Jr.  - it's a beautiful community, and the Torrey Pines Reserve just over that bridge from Del Mar is a wonderful place to hike and enjoy the views, which of course are pretty amazing from many of the La Jolla houses in the hills.


May 13, 2021 07:13 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Good way to put it Grant Schneider 

Thank you kindly Ginny Gorman  So nice to see you!!


May 13, 2021 07:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

agreed Jeff it has been so long since Diane and I have been there... hate to admit it over ten plus years, Endre

May 13, 2021 10:30 PM