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Coastal Premier Properties Welcomes Lexi Gustin!

Coastal Premier Properties is pleased to welcome Lexi Gustin! Lexi will be working out of our Carmel Valley office.

Lexi Gustin Welcome

Bio:

Lexi Gustin is 28 years old and a resident in La Costa. She has a health and fitness background and is licensed in esthetics. Lexi’s nationality is Lebanese/Italian and some of her hobbies outside of work include singing and opera. She is a loving mother of one. Lexi actively involves herself in a number of charities for animal rescues and adopting from shelters.

Lexi knows that buying/selling property is not a walk in the park. She can help provide a smooth transaction while getting you the best deal possible. Lexi believes in the importance of helping clients understand the ins and outs of the real estate process and is determined to fulfill this task to the best of her ability. She is ready for any and all real estate questions you might have. Give her a call today!

Click here to contact Lexi! For more about Coastal Premier Properties, visit our website!

Hot, Normal and Cold Markets

When most people decide to buy or sell a home, they don’t take into account what the market is doing and how it will affect your ability to buy/sell. Take a look at the following market temperatures to figure out when you should list your home or go hunting!

Hot Market

Image result for hot market This is an extremely competitive market and is advantageous to the seller. Sometimes, homes will sell as soon as they are listed or even before homes are listed. Typically, during a hot market, multiple offers will be made on each home and more often than not, homes will sell for more than the asking price. It is even more crucial to be prepared and to be ready as a buyer when the market is hot. It can be easy to get caught up in the bid for a home, but if you are prepared (pre-approved, solid in price range, realistic about your needs), it is easier to remain focused on your housing needs and price range.

Normal Market

Image result for normal market real estateIn a normal market, there is a fairly large number of homes available and an average number of buyers. This market does not necessarily favor the buyer or the seller. A seller may not have as many offers on their home, but he or she may not be desperate to sell either. Again, it is the buyer’s responsibility to be prepared. During a normal market, the chances to negotiate are higher than in a hot market. As a buyer, you can expect to make offers at lower than the asking price and negotiate a price at least somewhat less than what the sellers are asking.

Cold Market

Related imageIn a cold market, houses may be listed for more than a year and the prices of houses listed may drop considerably. This market is advantageous to the buyer. As a buyer, you have the time to make an offer that works to your best interest. It is not uncommon to low-ball and to find that sellers are accommodating to meet your needs. Keep in mind that even though this market is a great time for buyers, you do not want to lose your dream home by being unrealistic. Your goal is to get your dream home at the best possible price.

 

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Recipe: Simple and Awesome Baked Sea Scallops

Ingredients

  • 16 sea scallops, rinsed and drained
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 3 pinches ground nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • lemon wedges for garnish (optional)

Directions

Dumplings

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Place scallops, melted butter, garlic, and shallots in a bowl. Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Stir gently to combine. Transfer to a casserole dish.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine bread crumbs and olive oil. Sprinkle on top of scallops.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until crumbs are brown and scallops are done, about 11 to 14 minutes. Top with parsley, and serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 440 calories; 30.2  29.8  15.2  58  403 

Click HERE for more information about the recipe.

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