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Rachel LaMar, J.D.
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Rachel LaMar, J.D.
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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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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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Annual Gains in U.S. Home Prices Lowest Since 2015

CoreLogic Case-Shiller, the leading source for home prices in the country, just released a report showing that home price gains in the U.S. are the lowest since 2015, after several years of high gains especially in places like southern California. The highest year over year gains in the 20 cities highlighted show that Las Vegas…

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Will Increased Interest Rates Affect the Housing Market?

The reality of rising mortgage rates is of concern to home buyers and sellers. Normally interest rate increases alone would not be much of a concern but combined with continued low inventory and high prices many wonder if the housing market will be able to sustain itself; there are 3 – 4 expected rate increases…

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Home Seller Dilemma: Sell Now or Wait Until Spring?

A lot of homeowners have been wondering whether to sell now or wait until Spring. While Spring and early summer are typically the best times to sell, when a large majority of buyers are searching for homes, this year there is no reason to wait if you are a seller…and here is why: Low Inventory…

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How Much Commission Will You Charge to List My Home?

Today I received an email from a home seller who found me online and wanted to know how much commission I would charge to sell his home, without meeting me or having me see his home. I have had this question before, and it got me thinking. Many sellers want an answer before an agent…

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Home Sellers: You Get What You Pay For

Have you ever thought about your experience buying clothing, and compared shopping at say Nordstrom, to shopping at a discount clothing store? Did you notice the service difference – sure, the Nordstrom employee works on commission, but that is actually a benefit to you if you need help finding the right outfits. He or she…

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December is a Busy Month for Real Estate

It never fails – every year I always think I will have a quiet holiday season and be able to catch up on personal errands and have extra family time. But every November things always start to heat up in my real estate business. Offers on listings tend to increase (often multiple offers), there tend…

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Should Sellers Have a Home Inspection Prior to Listing?

Today on Twitter a follower made a comment about the benefits of having a home pre-inspection prior to listing a property. There are some agents who recommend doing so and it can be a good idea. However there are also agents who would not recommend doing so because it could open up a can of…

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