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Category Archive: ‘La Jolla’

Sharper Pricing?

How is the fourth quarter rolling out?

Are sellers feeling pressured to lower their price?  Are buyers stepping up?

Here are the pricing trends in our local areas:

SE Carlsbad – List and sales pricing converging should cause an active 4th quarter – unless buyers decide to wait-and-see where this is going:

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Encinitas – An example of what can happen when pricing converges here, where buyers backed off starting in April.  But sellers are proud, and heck, it’s only money:

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Rancho Santa Fe – This is how they roll in the Ranch – put a price on it, and wait for someone to come along.  It results in a meandering trend:

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Carmel Valley – Stunning to see average list pricing in decline since April – but it’s been working.  It keeps the sales momentum rolling:

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La Jolla – List pricing took off in the beginning of 2013, but buyers cooled off for a full year before coming back around in 2014, price-wise:

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Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Jim's Take on the Market, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Sales and Price Check | 2 comments

La Jolla Case Study

Those familar with the mid-century modern homes have probably heard of the Case Study houses, which wiki calls ‘experiments in American residential architecture’.  Unfortunately this video is of the corner house which is two doors down, and then only drives by the Case Study House #23A:

Case Study “Triad” House A
- standing
2342 Rue de Anne, 1960
One of three related houses where the earlier Arts & Architecture puritanical vocabulary of post, beam and glass are now played off against water (reflecting pond). One of only three (hence “Triad”) San Diego examples of the 36 building Case Study program sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine editor John Entenza and USC’s School of Architecture (1945 -’66) to promote modernism as a stylish, livable architectural form. Situated three feet below street level, House A’s 10-foot front door is reached via a pre-cast concrete path floated over a shallow reflecting pool. This 6-room modified U-plan is the most complex of the three resawn tongue and groove redwood boarding houses decoratively enhanced by the (wood and steel) post and beam (laminated wood) motif.

Story with photos here: Case Study houses – La Jolla

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Posted by on Sep 28, 2013 in Bubbleinfo TV, Historic Homes, Interesting Houses, La Jolla | 0 comments

Romneys’ New La Jolla House Appealed

Reprinted with permission from the SD Daily Transcript:

The California Coastal Commission will consider an appeal of a permit granting Mitt and Ann Romney the right to demolish their existing 3,900sf La Jolla house and build a more-than 11,000sf mansion on Sept. 11.

The Romney plans at 311 Dunemere Drive call for a two-story over basement home with an attached four-car garage, hardscape, and retaining walls, with an existing pool, spa, and seawall to remain on a 17,860sf beachfront lot.  The Romneys acquired the existing home for $12 million in 2008.

The new plans would add an elevator for the Romneys’ automobiles and about 3,600sf of basement area, and would roughly double the main living area of the home.

Read the story of the former neighbor from across the street appealing the unanimously-approved permit even though he sold his 4,141sf house for $3,560,000 in 2012 and moved to Monterey (click on link below):

Romney’s La Jolla house draws appeal from former neighbor

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Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in La Jolla, Local Flavor, Local Government | 2 comments