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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
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Why pay the high rents in Marin when you can own a townhome for just 3.5% down? Come to see 14 Village Ct across from the Civic Center in San Rafael at Sunday's Open House from 1-4 pm. This is a 2BR/2BA single-story end unit with a back patio, fireplace and 2-car covered carport, listed for $499,...
09/11/2015
Check out my free consumer newsletter to learn... 8 Solutions for Sleep Problems Best Online Video Streaming Services Fun Facts and Laughs: Health Tip for your Teeth, Websites to Calm your Nerves, and more... Trivia Challenge: Win a Gift Card from BevMo! Real Estate Q&A: How to Avoid Foreclosure ...
08/28/2015
I was the agent for the buyer of a duplex in Petaluma, CA (Sonoma County) who purchased it for $309,500 in July 2010 as a foreclosure. It was getting $30,000/yr in rent, so the price was a reasonable 10.3 times the annual rent (i.e., it had a Gross Rent Multiplier of 10.3).The tenants stayed for ...
07/14/2015
Prices for single family homes in Marin are up by 10% from a year ago, and up by 13% from the previous quarter. Condos are up by 17% from a year ago, and up by 12% from the previous quarter. While there are a few pockets where prices dipped from the previous quarter, there is not a single town wh...
07/09/2015
Today Eddie and Maria Ferro closed escrow on their first home - a 2BR/1.5BA townhome with a garage in Novato, CA. Just married 6 months ago, they were smart to buy while rents are high and interests rates are low! Congratulations Eddie and Maria!
05/08/2015
Prices for single family homes in Marin are up by 4% from a year ago, but down by 1% from the previous quarter. With condos, just the opposite is true: prices are down 3% from a year ago, but up by 12% from the previous quarter.  Novato has seen a surge in prices for single family homes, up 21% f...
04/17/2015
I passed this home in  Fairfax, CA today. It doesn't look like a single square foot of it sits directly on mother earth. The occupants must have faith in engineering to live in a house on stilts like this in earthquake country. Would it make you nervous to live in a house like this? Peter Nielsen...
02/23/2015
I publish a monthly newsletter with consumer and real estate news. Click here to access the February issue. Inside This Issue...   Eat These Foods To Increase Brain Power... Save $$$ with Priceline.com.... Fun Facts and Laughs: Websites For Book Lovers, Know Your Scam Terms, And More... Trivia Ch...
02/17/2015
                  The link below takes you to a listing for a renovated triplex in Richmond. It is 6 blocks from where I purchased an 8-plex a year and a half ago. Mine has been a fantastic investment with rents that have gone up very quickly. When I purchased it, the 2BR/1BA units were renting f...
02/13/2015
Newly renovated apartment, includes new appliances, granite counter tops, cherry wood cabinets, laminate flooring, crown molding and new designer-color paint. Either first floor or 2nd floor unit available. Easy access to Hwy 99, I-80 and I-5. On-site parking and laundry. Near Fruitridge Park and...
01/30/2015
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Peter Nielsen's commentary on his experiences and views of the Marin County, California real estate market.