Authentic and like-new modern farmhouse west of I-5 – wow! New roof, new HVAC, new baths, new and expanded kitchen with chef’s island, master suite with huge walk-in closet – and all done with permits too! Wire-brushed French Oak hardwood floors, board & batten siding, vintage farmhouse lighting all done in exquisite detail – impressive! Multi-gen will love the multiple bedrooms downstairs, and this is half the price you’d pay in Encinitas/Carlsbad for a turn-key farmhouse this close to the beach!
My new listing at the top of the hill in La Costa Ridge – probably the best listing I’ve ever had on the blog!
Stunning one-story luxury home in top condition in the premier Fiori neighborhood of gated La Costa Ridge! All four bedrooms are en suite with their own full bath, travertine and hardwood floors, stainless Thermador kitchen, new dual-zone central A/C, new tankless water heaters, custom window coverings, new pool equipment, all surrounding a 550sf courtyard that adds usable outdoor living area under the stars! These are very rare – the last sale of this model was in 2012! The Best of Carlsbad!
For those who work in Sorrento Valley and always wanted the convenience of living close – but Carmel Valley was always more than you wanted to spend – then this house might be for you!
Sold by Jim for $661,000 – over list price!
Sought-after Summerset Court home conveniently located on the edge of Sorrento Valley where you can walk/bike to Qualcomm and Green Flash Brewery! Remodeled kitchen with quartz counters and new appliances, open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, and dual-pane windows/doors. Garage has epoxy floor and storage cabinets too, and no Mello-Roos! Bring your lawnmower for the extra-large grass backyard in a VERY quiet neighborhood overlooking the canyon – great value!
List price is $649,000. Zestimate is $694,235!
Open house 12-3pm Saturday and Sunday August 25 & 26.
BIG PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS!!! This beautiful property has just gone through a complete remodel and all changes were fully permitted. Features that were added during the remodel are: kitchen and downstairs reconfiguration that produced an open living floorplan the addition of a 3rd bathroom, a brand new 520sf deck that allows sit down ocean views and plenty of room for entertaining, new roof, new plumbing, new electrical, new dual zone HVAC and new siding. 10-year warranty on remodel too – wow!
Beautiful Park Village home set over the Penasquitos Preserve. Enjoy the life of luxury sitting in the backyard with endless views. Salt water swimming pool, spa, BBQ, and firepit makes the backyard an entertainers delight. Cherrywood flooring throughout the entire downstairs, staircase, and landing. Custom cabinets and granite countertops in the kitchen with stainless steel appliances. 2700 Sq. ft.5 bed/3 baths four bedrooms upstairs and one office/bedroom downstairs.
Sold for $1,125,000, and Jim represented the buyers.
Quiet Escondido neighborhood surrounded by avocado groves! Light and bright living room with soaring ceilings and tons of windows. Large dining area, a great space for the whole family to gather. Open kitchen with updated Silestone quartz countertops, plenty of cabinet space, breakfast bar, and eat-in dining. Kitchen opens to a spacious family room with gas fireplace, large mantel, and leaded glass windows.
Sold for $595,000, and Kayla represented the buyers.
Stunning home sweet home with endless views! Plantation shutters in most rooms. Eat in kitchen is complete with granite counters, breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances. Cozy fireplace in great room. Master retreat has picture windows and a private exit to balcony. Full spa bathroom with dual sink vanity and separate soaking tub + shower. Spacious walk in closet! Backyard features an extended covered patio with plenty of room to dine alfresco!
Simplicity in the Sands! A spacious, light and bright home with an open floor plan features four bedrooms and 2.5 baths, 2,286sf, and is located in the prime Del Mar school district south of the 56. The floor plan features a family room with fireplace, a good size kitchen with center island and a walk-in pantry. Large master bedroom with sitting area and outdoor balcony. Master bath includes a soaking tub, separate shower, dual sinks and a generous size walk-in closet. Enjoy the sun-drenched living room and an adjacent dining room. The backyard has a private patio and grassy area.
4250 Calle Mar De Ballenas, San Diego 92130
Jim represented the buyer in this off-market deal. SP = $1,110,000.
801 Kalpati, unit F, in Carlsbad, west of the I-5 freeway.
Top-floor single level penthouse with soaring ceilings and panoramic ocean views from the family room, kitchen, master suite! Hardwood floors, numerous skylights, stained glass windows, extra-large master bath with three closets, plus multiple ocean-view balconies for your morning coffee!! Two-car garage too. Home is located on the furthest west end of Windsong Cove – the best location of the whole complex!
Sold for $719,500 – when every comp in the complex were in the $500,000s!
Beautiful hardwood floors, stylish granite counters, custom designer paint, smooth-finish wall texture, upgraded travertine master bath with large walk-in closet full of built-ins, central A/C, plus the counter-depth refrigerator & pot rack are included! No house behind looking in on you either! Convenient location – be on the I-5 freeway in minutes, plus the Torrey Hills Vons Center is walkable! Great Del Mar schools too!
Sold for $1,080,000 – Jim represented the sellers.
Could not be happier with my experience with Jim and his team. He helped me sell a very unique and challenging property. Throughout the entire process he was always available, honest, transparent, trustworthy, and always put my interests as a seller first. A (rare) true professional! During close of escrow Jim went above and beyond to complete the deal. It would not have been possible without his experience, fantastic team, and pure dedication. Highly recommended!
Thanks Jim and Donna Klinge! more “
Jim and the team at Klinge Reality are without a doubt the best in the business! Not only was Jim helpful and extremely knowledgeable, he was patient and determined to help me find my first home. Jim and his team have been in the business for many years, and it shows. Jim is a wealth of knowledge and was my biggest proponent despite the temperature of the competitive market. I ended up getting the perfect property in my dream neighborhood all thanks to Jim. From the day my offer was accepted, Donna was a real lifesaver. She was extremely helpful, responsive, and knowledgeable when it came to every minute detail, and held my hand through the process. more “
We first encountered Jim back in 2010 when we were looking to move from Pismo Beach, CA to to San Diego area. We had been having a difficult time finding (1) finding a realtor and (2) being able to see a home since we were so far away. Then we found Jim. He made the process really easy – he was able to take incredible video tours of the homes and it was as if we were there touring the homes ourselves. once we found homes we really liked, we took a trip to see it in person. One of the things we really liked about Jim was that he was honest with us about the homes and advised us weather a home was a good buy or not. He was not just out to quickly sell us a house just to make a commission. He really cared about ensuring we found the right one. more “
I have followed Jim’s BubbleInfo blog from the early days of the bubble when “real estate could only go up in value” and I knew him to be a straight shooter who would not sugar coat properties nor gloss over their faults.
So when we decided to move back to California after 7 years in the more “
Jim met with us prior to listing – provided guidance on preparation, detailed information and stats regarding local market conditions. He was invaluable for providing contacts for repair and improvements that would provide return on investment. Our combined efforts, strategy and his attentativeness more “
Jim and Donna Klinge are an impressive team. They work extremely well together and back each other up, as well as their clients, along every step of the way. Their expert guidance made a tremendous difference in the experience we had, both buying a new home and selling our previous home of 40 more “
Since Zillow only allows me to write 1 review per real estate transaction, per team of agents we worked with, this is going to be a super long review.Review on Jim Klinge:
Jim Klinge is the quintessential real estate agent, the “broker’s, broker” of real estate agents. My husband and I reached more “
by Louie and Tim Cook
Jim and Donna are the BEST of the BEST! Their knowledge, professionalism, work ethic, and devotion to their trade are unrivaled. It was refreshing to have worked with a pair of professionals who truly understand the meaning of customer service, a lost art in our opinion. Despite living over 3,000 miles away on the opposite coast, Jim and Donna were with us every step of more “
Jim found me a multi family property that we purchased as an investment (Please see my review of Donna Klinge for details on how it went). But the bottom line is this: I never would have found this property, which cash flows right out of the gate, if it weren’t for Jim pointing me toward that house. It just was not on my radar, even though I consider myself a savvy real estate troll. Jim is giving of his time, and his intelligence. And he is also transparent and truthful. And I think he is funny, which is helpful in stressful situations like RE transactions. Jim and Donna have earned every last penny they made from our deal — and in fact they deserve more. And that is why I will use them for my RE transactions the rest of my life. Thank you, Jim and Donna! more “
I can’t say enough about Jim and Donna. Jim got a great price for us and negotiated well. Donna walked us through escrow, handling vendors, and negotiating everything we asked for in the request for repairs. They are know exactly what they are doing and I’ve already recommended them to two other people. more “
I followed Jim’s blog for several years and decided to contact him (along with several other realtors) when an out-of-state work relocation required me to sell my home in San Marcos, Ca. At our initially meeting, Jim spent a significant amount of time discussing pricing options, strategy, as well… more “
Honesty. Integrity. Professionalism. Dedication. Commitment. Jim and Donna Klinge hold these attributes in abundance. They have acted as both our buyer agent and our seller agent delivering highly relevant insight into local market conditions, spot-on advice to maximize the home’s value, and unparalleled management of the transaction process… more “
I cannot imagine a better experience! Jim was our broker when my husband and I bought our first house. Jim never pressured us or glossed over anything. He was patient, knowledgeable, and helped us buy our dream home. His office was detail-oriented, always responsive and we closed in 30 days! The excellent service didn’t end when we bought our house, either, the Klinges have given us excellent and fast referrals along the way. We feel privileged to have worked with such a consummate professional and appreciate how rare this level of skill is. Jim is simply the best in the field. more “
Jim and his team are top flight. He knows the market better than anyone, and his team ensures the deal goes through without a hitch. There’s always something at the last minute, but you’d never know it with Jim and his crew. I’ve bought and sold houses with Jim as my agent over the years, and I wouldn’t use anyone else. Save yourself the headaches and potential costly mistakes… more “
Buying a house is one of the most emotional,exciting, and sometimes confusing milestones you’ll reach for in your life! Being a buyer in this market can make it even more interesting! My husband and I have been looking to buy for a year, and when the time came we wanted a realtor team that would be on our team! Being that I’m a business woman and was 7 months pregnant, I wanted, NEEDED, communication, dependability, and consistency! The Klinges went so far above and beyond … more “
Jim was recommended to me when I bought my first house here in the US five years ago. He and Donna explained the whole process and it was a great experience to work with them. Not surprisingly, when my company asked me to relocate my first choice was to work with them again… more “
I have followed Jim’s real estate blog for years and by the time I got ready to sell my townhouse I felt I knew him both personally and professionally. At our first meeting he was prepared with recent comps and listings for the area… more “
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