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What's My La Jolla Home Worth? La Jolla Home Sales for September 2021

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La Jolla Real Estate Market September 2021


La Jolla Cove in La Jolla CAThe La Jolla housing market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. If you take a virtual tour of La Jolla (see link below), or visit in person, you’ll easily see why this is so.


If you are a La Jolla buyer or seller, having up-to-date local market information about La Jolla homes for sale is essential in order to make informed decisions about selling and/or buying your La Jolla home.


La Jolla is a beautiful seaside community with abundant homes offering amazing views of the ocean from the hills or shoreline, along with a trendy, up-scale village offering the best in shopping, dining and services. La Jolla has been compared to the French and Italian Rivieras with its impressive ocean and coastline vistas, spectacular homes, beautiful architecture, and a very pleasant year-round climate, attracting visitors, and buyers, from around the world.



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


There were 75 homes sold in the La Jolla real estate market in September 2021, 10% fewer 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 compiled but are not guaranteed).


Single Family Homes Sold

34 (down 11%); 18 Average Days on Market; Average Sales Price $2,960,029 (down 8%); Average sales price was 100% of original asking price.

Condos, Townhomes & Duplexes Sold
41 (down 9%); 22 Average Days on Market; Average Sales Price $1,117,792 (up 30%); Average sales price was 100% of original asking price


The overall volume of sales in the La Jolla real estate market dropped fairly substantially in September, and for both single family home sales as well as condo, townhome and duplex sales. Sales prices ranged from $425,000 to $5,500,000.


Average marketing time was shorter for single family homes, but a few days longer for condos, townhomes and duplexes than last month. At the same time, however, a good percentage of the homes, 41%, went pending in 1 week or less. If you are considering buying a La Jolla home be prepared to make decisions quickly – for touring homes and for making an offer.


The average sales price for single family homes was lower than last month (despite the sale of 7 homes over $4M), but was significantly higher for condos, townhomes and duplexes.


La Jolla Farms homes with views


While plenty of La Jolla buyers negotiated the original list price, 59% of them paid asking price or more for their new homes, a good indication of competition among buyers.


The median sales price of the single family homes, $2,800,000, was 5% higher than last month, but was 1% lower, at $760,000, for condos, townhomes and duplexes.


There was 1 La Jolla home with an Active Under Contract status at the end of September, compared to 2 last month (when they occur these homes are considered active, but may not actually be accepting more offers or be available to tour).


There were 109 La Jolla homes on the market at the end of September, ranging in price from $850,000 to $28,000,000, 8% fewer than last month.


The current inventory in La Jolla is 2.4 months for single family homes (up from 2.1 months last month), and only 16 days for attached (down from 23 day 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 became even more competitive for buyers of condos, townhomes and duplexes.


There were 70 new listings in September compared to 82 last month, but that's still an average of 2+ new listings in the market each day. 52 homes went pending (excluding those homes that closed escrow), 12 fewer than last month. But the market was still busy for both buyers and sellers!


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 and the purchase of a La Jolla home in 2021, and also help you create an effective strategy to sell your current home if that’s your plan.





What’s my La Jolla Home Worth? La Jolla Real Estate Market for August 2021

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Oct 14, 2021 03:56 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Jeff - La Jolla is such a very beautiful area.  Hope you get your share of the sales.

Oct 15, 2021 03:47 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your market reports are always easy to read and filled with great pictures, anyone interested in La Jolla should definitely be giving you a call.

Oct 15, 2021 04:25 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That's a well written market report that will help anyone interested in the La Jolla area!

Oct 15, 2021 06:06 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank you as always Myrl Jeffcoat  I appreciate the kind words and encouragement.

No question about the beauty Grant Schneider 

Have a great weekend.


Oct 15, 2021 07:45 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank you very much Brian England  for the kind words and compliment!

Kat Palmiotti  - thanks so much.

Have a good weekend!


Oct 15, 2021 03:47 PM