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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
At the end of Q3 (July-Sept) the supply of homes for sale in Marin County was down by 24% from the same quarter a year ago, reducing the inventory from 6 months to 4 months. This drop in supply should result in an increase in prices, but that is not yet the case, with prices for single family ho...
I know of an interior designer who has had her work accepted and featured in the Marin Showcase Home who is looking for an arangement where she and her husband, who has experience in construction and renovation, could work together to renovate a home in Marin County in exchange for reduced rent. ...
Talk about cash flow - rents are $2850/month - $199,900Price is only 5.8 x Gross Rents Where else can you get $2850/month from a duplex that costs just $199,900? These units were substantially rebuilt in 2009. It has laminate flooring in the living areas and carpet in the bedrooms. Three bedroom...
I just sent an email to a potential buyer who has been on my automated MLS search now for 3 years. He has been sent over 1000 listings and continues to look at them, but has not once asked to see any of them in the flesh! Maybe he is being shrewd and has been watching prices drop these 3 years, b...
I received an offer from an investor for a duplex that I have listed in Richmond, CA. The numbers are excellent, especially for the San Francisco Bay Area. The list price is $199,900 and the rents are $2850/mo. When the  potential buyer did an interior inspection, though, both sides of the duplex...
If you're coming to the Bay Area, why not stay in colorful Sausalito, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge? This 2BR/1BA bungalow has views of San Francisco Bay, Mt. Tamalpais and Angel Island.     Fully furnished, it sleeps four with a queen-sized bed in the master bedroom and a full futon in th...
I spent the day today in San Jose at the California Association of Realtors Expo, attended a number of speaker sessions and took a tour of the exhibits from all the vendors gathered there. I learned about some of the trends and picked up some new technology tools. Some trends include increased us...
Beautiful, fully furnished split-level in sunny Blithedale Canyon/Middle Ridge area of Mill Valley. Spectacular southerly views of downtown and the surrounding green hills. 10 minute walk to downtown, 5 min to Mt Tam trails, 20 min to San Francisco. This large hillside home has a formal dining ro...
Talk about cash flow! Price is only 5.8 x Gross Rents for an attractive newer building! Each side is a 3BR/2BA with attached garage. Security gate across the driveway. Built in 1995 with tenants already in place. Kitchens with tile floors and granite counters; dual pane windows and security alarm...
I came across an article in Today's Home magazine that talks about what to look for when selecting appliances. This may be of interest, especially if you are planning a kithen remodel. Click here to access the article. Peter Nielsen,

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