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News, Views and Opinions on Real Estate, Law and the North San Diego Community

Changes are Brewing in the Real Estate Market

By Rachel LaMar | May 9, 2022

If you are in the market to purchase a home, or are considering selling yours, you may have noticed slight shifts taking place on both ends. Here is a breakdown of what we are seeing lately: 1. Rise in Inventory and Interest Rates. Here in San Diego County we have seen a substantial rise in inventory over the last month or so. According to Altos Research, inventory has climbed 4.5% this week across the US. This could be due in part to timing in this busy Spring selling season, or could be related to the recent interest rate increase –…

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Changes are Brewing in the Real Estate Market

By Rachel LaMar | May 9, 2022

If you are in the market to purchase a home, or are considering selling yours, you may have noticed slight shifts taking place on both ends. Here is a breakdown of what we are seeing lately: 1. Rise in Inventory and Interest Rates. Here in San Diego County we have seen a substantial rise in inventory over the last month or so. According to Altos Research, inventory has climbed 4.5% this week across the US. This could be due in part to timing in this busy Spring selling season, or could be related to the recent interest rate increase –…

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To Buy or To Rent?

By Rachel LaMar | April 26, 2022

To buy or to rent? That is the question these days from many of my clients. While the housing market pricing has gone bonkers in the last few years, multiple offer sales situations are the norm, interest rates are rising and everyone seems to be a cash buyer, competing for homes can get frustrating after…

Housing Market Update March 2022

By Rachel LaMar | March 16, 2022

The housing market is still a strong seller’s market, with low inventory and high demand. There are only 500,000 homes for sale in the entire country, and only 1,713 homes listed in San Diego County as of the posting of this blog – a record low especially for this time of year as we head…

Goodbye Mortgage Insurance (Buyers Can Save Money!)

By Rachel LaMar | January 18, 2022

My preferred mortgage professional Elvin Wesley recently sent this information regarding mortgage insurance (MI) – this is good to know for all buyers or future buyers: Great news, buyers no longer must wait until they have 20% down to purchase a home and get a mortgage loan without Mortgage Insurance (MI)! If they meet the…

Beware CA Homeowners: Your Neighbor Could Add More Homes to His Lot

By Rachel LaMar | January 6, 2022

For those who have not heard the news, in the hopes of easing the housing crisis, California SB9 is now effectively the law. With city approval SB9 allows a homeowner to divide her property into two lots, and build 2 homes on a current single family residential lot, or to split the lot and build…