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Peter Nielsen's commentary on his experiences and views of the Marin County, California real estate market. Sausalito, Tiburon, Belvedere, Mill Valley, Corte Madera, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Ross, Larkspur, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Novato, Peter Nielsen, Marin homes, rentals, vacation rentals, North Bay, San Francisco
The August issue of Money magazine outlines 5 paths to building a net worth of $1 million. The first path is via real estate. As the article says "Not onlty does owning properties let you generate a second source of income, your tenants' checks will help you build equity in your investment. The c...
The median price of a single family  home purchased in Marin during the 2nd quarter of 2012 was $775,000, up 13% from the previous quarter. The condo market, except for the Greenbrae area, has continued to drift lower with a median price of $296,500. The median time that it takes to sell a home h...
Today I brought to market a large (1825 sq.ft.) pristine, 4BR/2BA condo with a 2-car garage in Novato, CA listed for $339,000. This is situated in a very nice complex with a pool where the homes are more like attached single family homes than typical condos. This one was purchased near or at the ...
The front page headine on the Sunday June 3 San Francisco Chronicle reads "Limited supply of houses lifts prices." This is surely good news for homeowners in the SF Bay Area. It goes on to say that the phenomenon of multiple offers is back. This has been my experience working with buyers in Marin...
Warren Buffet, the "Oracle of Omaha" in an interview with CNBC says that single family homes are now cheap and attractive investments that are "probably as an attractive an investment as you can make now." (See the complete story at
To see a video of the 3BR/2BA duplex with garage that is For Rent in Richmond, CA, click here. Peter Nielsen, 415-472-6243
Need an affordable rental? Attractive newer building, 3BR/2BA with attached garage. The kitchen has tile floor and granite counters; there is laminate flooring in living areas, and carpet in bedrooms. The gas oven and a refrigerator are included, with washer/dryer hook-ups in the garage. It has d...
Clean, updated 3BR/2BA duplex with a 1-car attached garage for rent. It has new maple kitchen cabinets with granite counters and comes with a refrigerator, gas range and washer/dryer hook-ups. The bedrooms are carpeted, the living area has laminate and the kitchen and bathrooms are tiled. The bat...
A report released this morning by the Independent Broker Network shows that rental prices in most towns and for most types of housing in Marin County are increasing. The average rent for a 3 bedroom single family home in 2011 in various towns is as follows: Novato                                 ...
The owner has just agreed to a price reduction of $10,000 on this duplex at 116-118 2nd St in Richmond, CA. It was built in 1995 and renovated in 2009. The rents are $2850/month making the price only 5.6 x the annual rents and perhaps the best deal in the Bay Area. Complete details are available ...

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Peter Nielsen's commentary on his experiences and views of the Marin County, California real estate market.