Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: What's My La Jolla Home Worth? La Jolla Real Estate Market Sept. 2017

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What's My La Jolla Home Worth? La Jolla Real Estate Market Sept. 2017

What's the Value of My La Jolla Home?

La Jolla Home Sales in September 2017



La Jolla Cove in La Jolla CAThe La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), or in real life, will quickly give you a good sense of why this is so.



Having current, local information about La Jolla homes for sale is essential so you can make informed decisions about buying or selling a home in La Jolla. La Jolla is an expensive housing market, particularly for ocean view and ocean front homes and estates, for a number of reasons.



La Jolla, “(La Hoya in Spanish = The Jewel),” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many properties offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, up-scale village offering the finest in shopping and dining. La Jolla is often compared to the French and Italian Rivieras with spectacular ocean and coastline vistas, amazing homes, beautiful architecture, and a terrific year-round climate, attracting visitors, and buyers, from around the world.





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


La Jolla California - VIDEO Tour of this Jewel by the Sea


Mt. Soledad in La Jolla California – Forever Views of San Diego and La Jolla



The La Jolla real estate market saw 72 homes sell in September 2017, up 33% from 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).




72 (up 33%), 47 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $1,582,812 (no change), Ave. sale, 96% of asking price


Detached Homes Sold

33 (up 65%), 66 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $2,648,499 (down 5%), Ave. sale 92% of asking price


Attached Homes Sold

39 (up 5%), 30 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $681,076 (down 37%), Ave. sale 99% of asking price



The overall volume of sales in the La Jolla real estate market increased in September, especially for detached homes.  Average sales prices decreased modestly for detached homes but more significantly for attached homes. 43% of the sales were cash transactions compared to 46% last month.


La Jolla oceanview homes



La Jolla buyers negotiated, on average, 1 - 8% off list price; however, 30% of the homes sold at or above asking price. Days on market decreased for both detached single family homes and attached homes.



The median sales price of detached homes decreased to $1,875,000 (down 23%), and to $580,000 for attached homes, down 31%.



There was 1 La Jolla home with a contingent status at the end of September, the same as last month, and the same home (these homes are still considered active, but typically are properties with offers that are being reviewed by either the short sale or REO lenders and may not actually be accepting more offers or be available to tour).



There were 249 La Jolla homes on the market at the end of September, a decline by 16% from August, the 2nd consecutive decrease. This translates into an inventory of 5.8 months for detached homes (down from 6.9 months from last month), and 2.2 months for attached (down from 3 months last month), based on the rate of sales over the last 6 months. The La Jolla real estate market remains a strong seller’s market for attached homes, but is shifting from a balanced market to a seller’s market for buyers of detached single family homes as it was last month.



83 homes came on the La Jolla real estate market in September, 22% fewer than in August; similarly, 68 homes went pending (excluding those that closed escrow), a decrease by 15%, from last month.



If you would like more detailed information about the La Jolla real estate market, or would like to know more about specific residential areas and local market conditions (the Village, Muirlands, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Farms, Bird Rock, Mt. Soledad, Windansea) please give me a call at (760) 840-1360. I’m happy to also discuss your housing needs for the purchase of a La Jolla home, and to create an effective plan to sell your current property.







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Comment balloon 2 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • October 13 2017 06:40PM


Thanks for sharing the one place I would want to live in California.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 10 months ago

Jeff this is a very interesting market report for La Jolla CA - packed full of such great information. Clearly you are the market expert and both buyers and sellers will be in good hands with you by their side.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 10 months ago