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Category Archive: ‘Rancho Santa Fe’

Most Expensive Homes of 2017

Saw this at the VOSD, and it reminded me of these short clips:

The U-T tracked down the most and least expensive homes sold in the county last year. The cheapest was in Jacumba, which was in bad shape and went for just $27,000: “One room on the property included old laundry, broken computers and abandoned Christmas decorations.”

And the priciest was in La Jolla. It went for a cool $12 million.

Zillow listing with photos

The story also included the accidental flip…of a RSF spec:

One of the most expensive homes to sell last year, 16568 La Gracia in Rancho Santa Fe, sold twice. Real estate agent Megan Luce said her clients bought the property in April but realized they weren’t there as much as their other properties so they decided to sell.

“I couldn’t believe they were selling so soon,” she said. “But, the property is breathtaking and I was excited to go into it again.”

Luce did not want to give the buyers’ names, and it is unclear from property records who they were. The home was purchased by Florida-based limited liability company, Covenant RJC, in April for $10.6 million. It was then sold to the Greenfield Trust out of Washington state for $10.85 million in December.

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Bubbleinfo TV, Jim's Take on the Market, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe | 0 comments


We’ve talked about how long-time owners are finally giving up their estate, and how the houses tend to need a full remodel.  But every once in a while you see one with unique style and flair that they might be better left alone.

This one sold last month for full price, $1,800,000:

The MLS says $1,800,000, but the tax rolls says $1,785,000.



Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in Bubbleinfo TV, Jim's Take on the Market, Rancho Santa Fe | 0 comments

RSF Open House Today 12-3pm

Kayla and I will be at 7060 Via Del Charro today 12-3pm!

An authentic California Ranch on 2.79 acres in horse country! Park-like estate with a stunning single-level main house that was redesigned and extensively upgraded in 2009 – it’s like a new house! The wide-open floor plan features wood-beam ceilings, wide-plank real hardwood floors, and several sets of french doors! Pool/spa, 3-car garage, TWO detached guest houses (perfect for multi-gen), tennis court, RSF schools, & no HOA!  The master suite was highly upgraded in 2016 with new steam shower, jacuzzi tub, and walk-in closet! On sewer too! Plenty of room for horse facilities with trails nearby. $2,750,000


Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Jim's Take on the Market, One-Story, Open House, Rancho Santa Fe, Thinking of Buying? | 4 comments

Inventory Not So Tight

Here’s another way to demonstrate the ‘tight inventory’.

In our MLS, all new listings throughout the county are sequentially assigned a listing number.  Yesterday, I inputted a listing that got #170017800.  The first two numbers are the year of the input.

In previous years, on what date did listing #0017800 get inputted?

120017800 – April 4, 2012

130017800 – April 8, 2013

140017800 – April 4, 2014

150017800 – April 1, 2015

160017800 – April 4, 2016

170017800 – April 10, 2017

The inventory flow has been remarkably consistent – lately we’ve had 17,800 properties get listed in the first 91 to 100 days of the year.  They may not be where you want them, or at the price you prefer, but there has been a steady flow to consider!

If you are thinking of buying on the higher end and willing to consider other areas, there are plenty for sale.  In fact, there are over 17,000 homes for sale in California listed over $1,000,000 – including one in Bakersfield!

Speaking of my listing #170017800, I’ll be there today 1-4pm!

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Inventory, Jim's Take on the Market, Rancho Santa Fe | 0 comments

RSF Tennis Estate

A pure California Ranch on 2.79 acres!

Park-like estate with a stunning 5br + den, 4.5-bath single-level main house that was redesigned and extensively upgraded in 2009. The large but intimate great room has soaring wood-beam ceilings, wide-plank hardwood floors, and french doors that open wide to let the sunshine in! Pool/spa, 3-car garage, detached 2br guest house, lighted tennis court, detached office, RSF schools, no HOA, and the master suite was highly upgraded in 2016! The floor plan is perfect for multi-gen families, with a 2-bedroom wing on one-side with the master suite + 2 bedrooms on the other side! Plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the Ranch – horses OK too! $2,950,000

Call or text Jim Klinge, broker 858-997-3801

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Bubbleinfo TV, Jim's Take on the Market, Klinge Realty, Rancho Santa Fe, Why You Should List With Jim | 4 comments