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Rachel LaMar, J.D.
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LaMar Real Estate
Rachel@LaMarRealEstate.org
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Rachel LaMar, J.D.
Broker, Attorney, Owner
LaMar Real Estate
Rachel@LaMarRealEstate.org
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CA BRE# 01399682

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

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Why the Real Estate Market WON’T Crash in 2021

There has been a lot of buzz lately about whether the real estate market will crash in 2021…I say that will not happen! Let’s look at the reasons why. 1. Loans and the inability to repay them are treated differently today.. Unlike the 2008 market crash, lenders have not been making a plethora of bad…

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2021 Real Estate Market Predictions

It’s the time of year for my annual real estate market prediction for the coming year. First of all I want to say that this has been a difficult and strange year for all humankind. Life as we knew it is no more, we have changed the way we do everything – work, play, congregate,…

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Coming Right Up: More Buying Power For Buyers

Attention buyers using loans to purchase property: your buying power will be increasing this Spring. The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it will be increasing conforming loan limits almost $38,000 starting in March. First let’s look at what exactly a conforming loan limit is. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are the guarantors of the majority…

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Most Costly (But Preventable) Home Maintenance Issue

It always amazes me when I list homes that most sellers do not do the one thing annually to protect themselves from hefty costs at selling time…and it only has to be done once a year and costs very little. If you guessed “termite inspection” you are correct! Here in California termites are pretty common…

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Federal Down Payment Help May Soon Be Here!

Do you want to buy a home but don’t have the down payment? That may soon no longer be a problem. Lack of money for a down payment is the number one obstacle to homeownership. Many would have no problem qualifying for a loan if they had the cash to put down on a purchase,…

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California Institutes New Tenant/Landlord Protections Due to COVID

On Monday Governor Newsom signed legislation protecting tenants during these crazy pandemic times. The new law states that landlords cannot evict tenants who have declared their inability to pay rent for reasons related to COVID (like job loss illness, illness of a family member, etc.). It is believed it will protect many lower income tenants,…

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Just Listed: Upgraded Carlsbad VIEW Condo

Spectacular UPGRADED VIEW condo! This turnkey ground floor home is bright and ready for you, and in a GREAT South Carlsbad location! Offered at $489,000. • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1162 sq ft, ground floor home • Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and outdoor patio • Sunrise and mountain/canyon VIEWS from 2 large patios •…

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The Importance of Trust in Real Estate Agency Relationships

Trust is a key element in any relationship, and that includes business. In real estate transactions buyers and sellers need to be able to trust their agent, as agents not only tell their clients what documents are required to complete transactions, but also negotiate on their clients’ behalf. The role of an agent is to…

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Why Are There So Many Active Homebuyers During a Pandemic?

Many people are asking this question lately – from real estate agents to renters to curious neighbors who see neighborhood homes sell with multiple offers for crazy high prices. Many in the industry will say the reason the market is so hot is because interest rates are SO low – many buyers with good credit…

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Gorgeous and Upgraded Beach Duplex for Sale!

Welcome to 34422 Via Gomez in Dana Point! This custom built (2005) duplex has incredible ocean views from BOTH upper and lower units, located west of the 5 freeway in a beautiful, quiet area of Dana Point within short walking/biking distance to Capistrano Beach Park and Palisades Elementary School. Close to shopping, dining, beaches and…

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