Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

La Jolla : Real Estate Advice

  • All165
  • Local Info3
  • Home Buying27
  • Home Selling2
  • Market Conditions6

Activity 96
Sun May 8, 2011
David Horton answered:
I think I know the property you're speaking of... Email me with your contact info (or better yet, call me) so that we may speak about it in more detail.
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Sun Apr 10, 2011
Irene McCann & Melanie Aalbers answered:
You have a very valid question. The answer is not as simple as circling areas on a La Jolla map. Soils engineers and "geo tests" are common enough to real estate transactions in La Jolla that seasoned agents should be able to guide and advise you.

There have been some well-publicized areas of hillside slipping; and several other areas where land or construction limitations are known by area agents and residents. If you have any doubt, get a "geo test" for peace of mind.
... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Sat Mar 5, 2011
Duplicate post.
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Wed Feb 23, 2011
Jenny Talasazan Realtor answered:
It makes me sad that Realtors are out there doing this to people. You do not have to stay in your contract because it was not legally accepted. Most agents will not make you sign an agreement when buying. A lot of the franchise and larger companies do require. As an agent I try to let my clients make their choices when they decide and if they were ever not happy I would understand that not everyone will be a perfect match and can move on without hurt feelings. It is business. ... more
0 votes 20 answers Share Flag
Mon Dec 27, 2010
Caroline M. Robert answered:

There is a great deal right now in a gated community in La Jolla-3 Br, over 2,000 sqft, fantastic views, large backyard, bright & open flooring with hardwood flooring. Please call me directly at 1-877-639-4529 or e-mail me at I am available to show it you today!

Thank you.
... more
0 votes 9 answers Share Flag
Mon Dec 27, 2010
Mark Stuart answered:
As someone who has purchased, developed, and managed vacation rentals for nearly 10 years, I do have some experience with these types of properties.

The easy answer, and also the most honest, is "it depends."

Investing in the right vacation rental is probably the epitome of location, location, location. A home right next door to a an existing vacation rental may do better or worse on the market simply due to amenities or lot and home orientation.

It takes an some experience to locate the right property, but when you do, they can be great for cash flow.

Regarding location...I've had better ROI in Mission Beach for vacation rentals over any other location, but that doesn't mean that is a hard and fast rule.

Give me a call if you would like to discuss any of this further, or take a walk around some of the short term rental properties I like or have been involved with.

Mark Stuart
Prudential California Realty
... more
0 votes 10 answers Share Flag
Sun Nov 7, 2010
Ben Altman answered:
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Thu Jul 1, 2010
Gregorio Denny answered:
In my opinion, you should scratch the idea of a condo and stick with a town home, you will have much more financing options at better interest rates. Condos in the area are becoming increasingly more difficult to finance and more owners are renting their units causing the complex to become unwarrantable. Before you even entertain the thought of falling in love with a condo, speak to a broker first to see what type, if any, financing is available on it.

Gregorio Denny
Tripoint Mortgage Group, Inc.
... more
1 vote 7 answers Share Flag
Thu Jul 1, 2010
Anna Hershey answered:
Trulia is not a real estate brokerage, they post what is handed to them, it is up to the people placing their information, to check and proof read all information posted on any search engin. ... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Fri May 28, 2010
Kate Adams asked:
Please call me, Kate Adams 858-775-0007. I need a single level, $2M price range, pool or room for a pool, ASAP!
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Sat Apr 24, 2010
Justin Brennan -Brennan Real Estate answered:
Hey Zach,
There are loan programs available for people in yoru situation. Let me know if you have not worked this out already and I can help. I have two reall good loan officers who deal in La Jolla specifically. Thanks 619-823-2120 ... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Tue Dec 1, 2009
Middleton And Associates answered:
Hello Mcremata,

Typically everything is negotiable, especially here in California. There are some situations where the SELLER must pay certain closing costs, and this arises when the loan being used to purchase a home is a government loan such as FHA or VA. VA loans typically have high fees that are mandated to be paid by the seller, sometimes up to 1% of the loan amount.

The only closing costs a buyer usually MUST pay without negotiation is the title insurance that is required by the buyers lender to fund a loan.

Justin DeCesare
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Thu Sep 17, 2009
Annette Lawrence answered:
David, yes the flyers do work. The secret to success is the subject line. The second secret is the flyer can't be a link. I won't wait for them to load.

Soon, when we are all getting 100 flyers a day, 20 MLS notifications, 50 website visit notifications, price change and new listing notifications, current client email, past client stay in touch communications, broker stuff, mortgage stuff, web site venders, seo smoke, print ad and real estate book promotions, Sir Johnathan Brittany who wants my bank number to make a deposit, health potions, alternate income opportunities, residual income promotions, KW solititations, Exit solitications, and chain mail these blast flyers may begin to lose their appeal. Till then, there are real estate professionals local to you who want to receive flyer. Don't waste there time! Send to yourself first. If you think the flyer is crap, (no pics, price, size or br/ba) don't send it. ... more
0 votes 9 answers Share Flag
Tue Jun 23, 2009
Jan Davis answered:
This property was listed for 1.900,000 and went into escrow immediately. It was exceedingly well priced and had a nice view and pool in the backyard. It did need a lot of work on the interior.

There are other good buys in La Jolla at the moment.

Please tell me what you are looking for and I will be happy to email the listings to you.

Thank you for your inquiry. You can also email me directly at
... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Sat Oct 11, 2008
Angela Manatt asked:
This question is about this property:
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Sun Sep 21, 2008
Dandan asked:
is this still available
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
1 2 3 4 5
Search Advice
La Jolla Zip Codes