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What we’re seeing is that the real estate market is mixed. For example, typically when school is back in session, it can signal a major shift. The thinking is that families have already bought a home, moved, and settled in before the start of the school year – halting their house hunting. That’s not the case lately. This month, we’re seeing a pick-up in sales and expect it to continue through September, given interest rates have dropped in recent after a very quick and dramatic increase up through July.

While incredible properties are still selling at some of their highest prices ever, the overall average sales price has dropped, as has the total number of homes being sold each month. The good news for buyers – there is more home inventory available and prices are starting to rein in.

Here are some variables we see:

All in all, our team members are here to guide you through the pivots seamlessly. This is a great time to connect with us to discuss how to best present your home or refine your search.


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Back To School Deals?

As summer winds down and families prepare for the upcoming school year, August normally signals the end of real estate’s busiest season. Here in Southern California, there are still deals to be had for buyers who didn’t close on a home during the summer. 

While sellers are not seeing a lot of competition yet, homes are still falling out of escrow at a higher rate than earlier this year due to growing uncertainty and pessimism regarding the market (and oftentimes buyer’s remorse after acting too quickly). Still, trying to sell a home before winter approaches remains a good strategy, and right now there are more buyers than homes on the market, which is a positive for anyone trying to sell a property.

Buyers seeking deals might benefit right now because many others are waiting on the sidelines. For one thing, interest rates have dropped steadily for the past few weeks, from a high of 5.81% to below 5%, sparking increased activity in refinances and home purchases. In this market, it is especially important to rely on trusted and experienced agents to get the best deal regardless of budget. Please feel free to contact us with any real estate questions you may have and thoroughly enjoy the rest of your summer.

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Is It Too Late To Sell?

As we near the end of summer and approach the start of the new school year, we are being asked if there is still time left in the busy selling season to list a home for sale? 

The answer is yes, we can still sell your home even though the summer is nearly over. The reason is that there are many buyers who may have missed out and are still looking. Your home might be the perfect fit for them! Also, we may have just the right buyer that can purchase your home off-market.

These past two years have blurred the usual lines of normal buying and selling patterns, but our team members can skillfully navigate even uncertain waters. We are here to help you whether you are looking or listing. If you are curious about the current market, we are happy to share our thoughts with you!

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With spring in full swing and heading into the summer months, the trend of multiple offers within days of listing is still holding true. As a team, we are constantly gathering and analyzing data, and closely monitoring interest rates and contracts signings.  This helps us accurately gauge how we approach each transaction. 

Buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life, and our goal is to help our clients navigate the real estate market in any situation. Regardless of whether the market is cooling or blistering hot, we can help you make the most sense of it, and are ready to help guide you on your home buying or selling journey.

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Welcome Laura Salgues! 

The newest real estate agent to join our team! Originally from Brazil, Laura made Los Angeles her home in 1985 and her experience in owning a wide variety of properties is what prompted her to become a real estate agent herself. Laura possesses strong negotiation skills and uses cutting-edge technology to give her clients a top-notch experience. Passionate about sharing her love of Los Angeles with her clients, she also keeps bees and chickens in her Mar Vista home in her down time. Laura is already a welcome addition to the Highland Premiere family. 

We are meeting the moment of this unprecedented real estate market with clients ready to buy and sell. By growing a team of experts with deep knowledge of the Southern California region, we will be even better positioned to serve our clients and remain committed to excellence. 

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Where There’s A Will, We’ll Find A Way

In recent newsletters, we’ve shared details about the shortage of housing inventory that still exists. While that can present challenges for buyers, it is not an absolute seller’s market anymore due to the recent jump in interest rates. Sellers have to be careful to evaluate various terms of the offer, (including appraisal and loan contingencies) not just the highest offer price.  There are more opportunities now than before to get a deal on a home while securing a relatively low interest rate. 

We are a few weeks into what is traditionally the busiest month in real estate, and despite the record-setting home sale prices and bidding wars we’ve seen over the past year, there are many people eager to get into a new home. We have buyers ready to start their search, and listings that are ramping up during this spring selling season. We also have a number of off-market listings that are coming soon that might be the right fit for you.

We are committed to each and every buyer and seller we represent, and we thank them for putting their faith in our experience and expertise. We will always find a way to make their home buying or selling journey a fulfilling one.

May the renewal of spring bring joy to you and your family.

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Real Estate’s Busy Season Underway!  

Whether you’re buying or selling, spring typically marks the start of real estate’s busiest season. With bright green grass, blue skies, and colorful flowers blooming everywhere, spring brings a natural boost to a home’s curb appeal, which can be a boon for sellers and an incentive for buyers!

Data shows homeowners who sell during the month of May see a higher percentage of profit than any other month of the year. The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and it’s the perfect time to begin your journey into a new home. 

Here’s hoping for an extra spring to your step this season, as our society is turning out of the pandemic towards more “normal” times. If your plans this year call for a home sale or purchase, we are ready to help!

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How It Started – How It’s Going

If you recently joined us in this space you may not know our backstory: the places where we grew up, began our careers and ultimately left our jobs to form our real estate company, Highland Premiere. What is revealing is how our common interests, values, goals and reliance on each other’s strengths guided us to be able to create a special place to do what we do best. When we opened Highland Premiere in 2014, it was just us working together to help our clients find the perfect place to call home. 

Over that first year, the two of us worked hard and earned a reputation for delivering quality service to our clients. As our reputation grew, so did our client list. One year after starting our firm, we began adding team members to the Highland Premiere family.

Our style, work ethic and customer service attracted like-minded realtors. In the eight years since we founded Highland Premiere, we have gradually added to our firm, and today we proudly work alongside eight professional realtors who are like family to us. In the very near future we hope to share more news as we find novel ways to give our clients the best experience possible.

We appreciate you joining us as we add more chapters to this story. To be continued.

Here’s how it all began, our Founder’s Story.

Click Here For Our March 2022 Newsletter

Traditionally spring and summer are the busiest months for real estate transactions and as the weather warms up, our team is preparing now for the influx of inventory we predict will be coming to market in the very near future. 

While interest rates remain in the high 3% range, multiple market indicators show a projected increase up to 4 percent and higher by the end of this year. We believe there will be a wave of buyers ready to make an offer as sellers strategically enter the market. 

Our combination of experience and knowledge in the Los Angeles real estate market gives us the tools to deliver for our clients. Whether you’re buying or selling, our team is prepared and ready for whatever spring brings.

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Building and Growing Our Team

While we don’t measure success by the size of our team, we do know our team is the reason we succeed. When we founded Highland Premiere, the two of us worked together to offer our clients the highest level of service. We are high-touch, and are focused on the entire journey, process, and experience rather than just the outcome. Our goal has always been to take a more holistic approach, walking with our clients when they make the most important purchase of their lives, or the big decision to sell their home. Over the years, we have steadily and selectively grown our team by adding agents that share our values, goals, mindset and culture. They’ll be the first to tell you they had a pretty high bar to clear!

Currently, we proudly work alongside eight real estate professionals whom we consider family. Covering a wide range of the Southern California landscape, each agent brings an array of talent, personality, knowledge and experience along with the commitment to continuing the quality of service on which we built our reputation and our clients have come to expect. As we continue to help more and more individuals, we will continue to grow our team to serve our clients in more areas and in even bigger ways.

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