February 2016

There are 9 blog entries for February 2016.

Homes on a mountainside in La Jolla

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There’s been a great deal of interest in a Rancho Santa Fe home that was recently listed at $92 million. Several news sources described the property in detail, including the The Wall Street Journal, which reported that the 210-acre property is graced with a guesthouse, driving range, tennis court, barn and lemon grove. The property holds a luxury home designed by Fred Briggs in the 1970’s that is 8,500 square feet with a 3,000 square foot pavilion that holds an indoor pool, spa and bar. The home, which is currently owned by the Sansone family, boasts four bedrooms and rests on the largest parcel of land in Rancho Santa Fe. Prior to this listing, the most expensive real estate to sell in the area was a $35 million oceanfront

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Coastal view of La Jolla homes

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In recent weeks, a wealth of local and national real estate market performance data has been released. The data shows some interesting findings and also highlights a number of noteworthy sales in the Del Mar and La Jolla real estate markets.

Home sales have increased this year

The number of home sales last month in San Diego County totaled 2,370, which was higher than January of last year, according to an article by Mirna Alfonso. The Times of San Diego reported that the most expensive listing to sell in San Diego County was a 1,660 square foot coastal home in the Del Mar real estate market, which was purchased for $13 million. Another significant finding was reported by The San Diego Union-Tribune, which found that the

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Del Mar beach with ocean in background and large cliffs on both sides

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Del Mar real estate rests within a beautiful and inviting coastal city that has much to offer. This is likely the reason why, according to the Times of San Diego, the most expensive listing to sell last month in San Diego County was a coastal home in Del Mar, which was purchased for $13 million. Buyers will find that Del Mar holds a tight-knit community that embraces history and the arts and is surrounded by a wealth of serene natural escapes to explore.

Del Mar holds the quintessential beach getaway

This week, Forbes magazine published an article that described L’Auberge del Mar as the quintessential beach getaway. The piece centered on the luxury hotel’s many remarkable attributes, but also showered compliments on Del

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Murals of La Jolla--Favorite Color
Photo courtesy of Murals of La Jolla

La Jolla real estate is widely known for its beauty, but that is not all it has to offer. Over the years, the lovely seaside community has cultivated strong artistic roots. From yesteryear's Green Dragon Art Colony, to present day’s Murals of La Jolla, artistry has long been embraced by the Jewel. In fact, there are remarkable pieces of artwork and architecture capturing attention all over La Jolla.

La Jolla's ambiance is often enhanced by the artwork and architecture of up and coming and renowned artists and architects. A meandering walk through La Jolla’s Village will please with prominent visuals that stir the senses and move the viewer.

La Jolla’s artwork

The Murals of La Jolla is an ongoing project

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One Neptune Place ocean view

Last year, a new condominium called One Neptune Place was completed. The 3-story gated complex is seated directly across the street from Windansea Beach. One Neptune Place holds 18 upscale condos with distinctive floor plans, gorgeous ocean views and impressive features. Though the condominium may be new, the land it rests on has a long history that dates back to the earliest development efforts in the area.

A closer look at Windansea Beach’s new oceanfront condos

One Neptune Place condos for sale are sunlit expanses with up 2,100 square feet of living space. The upscale condos feature up to three bedrooms and bathrooms and offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

Condos in gated complex take in natural light and boast lots of clean lines

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La Jolla real estate market information

The La Jolla real estate market has a lot going for it already, but some recent studies and reports are providing promising figures for the coming year. Newly released data shows that 2015 ended on a high note. In addition, some analysts and experts are predicting that 2016 has great things in store and that the years that follow may also be rather good for the real estate markets in San Diego and California overall.

Great things in La Jolla

The La Jolla real estate market remains one of the top luxury markets in America with highly-sought after homes in coveted communities. The Times of San Diego reported that the most expensive listing to sell in the entire county last September was a $12.45 million dollar home in La Jolla.

In addition, La

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Valentine's Day Events in La Jolla and Del Mar

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Luckily, there are countless events around La Jolla and Del Mar for sweethearts to choose from. However, not all of the events taking place this weekend are romantic dinners. Throughout La Jolla and Del Mar, unique experiences await, like wine tours, pet expos, musical performances and even theatrical readings. Below is a list of Valentine's Day events taking place this weekend in La Jolla and Del Mar.

Valentine’s Day events in La Jolla

1. Georges at the Cove, 1250 Prospect St., La Jolla

Georges at the Cove is offering special prix-fixe menus on Valentine's Day. The California Modern will have a 3-course dinner for $86. The Ocean Terrace and Georges Bar will offer casual 3-course dining experiences

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50 yard line football

Tomorrow, fans across the nation will tune in to watch Super Bowl 50. Some will watch from the comfort of their La Jolla homes with friends and family, while others will attend events and parties held at restaurants across the Jewel. There are quite a few places to choose from and many are offering special menus and pricing on game day.

Below is a list of places in La Jolla to watch the Super Bowl that promise good food and company:

1. Draft Republic, 4282 Esplanade Ct., La Jolla

On February 1st, Locale Magazine published a list of great places in San Diego to watch the Super Bowl. In La Jolla, they recommended Draft Republic, which boasts 14 big screen TVs, Ping-Pong, foosball, shuffleboard and billiards. On game day, Executive Chef Mike

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Home Sweet Home sign

Hidden Valley real estate is known for gorgeous homes with incredible views. The peaceful community is nestled at the foot of Mt. Soledad among truly lovely surroundings. Homes in this tucked away part of La Jolla have much to offer buyers, in part because of their remarakble location.

About the Hidden Valley community

Hidden Valley homes for sale feature impressive architecture, impeccable landscaping and panoramic views of both the Pacific Ocean and the hillside. Within Hidden Valley, buyers will find exquisite homes in an excellent location that feature contemporary, traditional or Spanish colonial architectural influences. In addition, properties within the upscale community tend to be lushly landscaped and ardently maintained. Both of these

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