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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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The April issue of Nielsen's consumer newsletter is now available. Take the Trivia Challenge and you may win 2 Free Movie Tickets! Topics this month include: Avoid the 'One-Ring' Cell Phone Scam? Think Twice Before You Make These Home Renovations Legal Information Websites Fun Facts and Laughs Re...
04/03/2014
The Marin real estate market is going gangbusters. The only thing holding it back is a lack of homes placed on the market for sale. In Feb of 2013 there were 171 homes sales in Marin (both condo & single family) with a median price of $688,300 and an average of 60 Days on Market. For Feb of 2014,...
03/21/2014
I've decided to launch my own consumer newsletter, intended to be both fun and informative. The first issue includes these topics: 7 Major Financial Mistakes & How To Avoid Them... Save Money On These Simple Home Repairs... Fun Facts and Laughs: What To Do If Your E-mail Is Hacked, Great Travel-P...
03/10/2014
A recent interview on CBS news states that "Home prices climbed nationally an average of 13.6 percent" in the 12 months prior to October 2013 according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index. In the Bay Area, they increased far more than that in the past year. As the artic...
03/06/2014
Would you or someone you know be interested in sharing a beautiful 4BR/2BA home in Lucas Valley? A woman that I know has such a home and is willing to share it with 1 other compatible person. That person would have 2 bedrooms, plus access to the common areas including laundry, kitchen, living roo...
02/18/2014
  2012 was a turnaround year for Marin real estate values, and 2013 is the year the market caught fire, with spring and summer competition driving up prices at an accelerated pace, peaking in Q2 at prices not seen since 2007. That frenzied pace slowed down in the 2nd half of the year, but still, ...
01/15/2014
What could be better than living in a townhome with views in Sausalito? You're just minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, but still in Marin! The main level has a gorgeous kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Next to the kitchen is an adjacent dining area ...
12/10/2013
If you are married and nearing retirement age, you should know how you can maximize your social security benefits by collecting "free" spousal benefits. In an article by Donald Jay Korn, he explains how a spouse can receive an additional 50% of the benefits of the husband or wife who files for so...
11/27/2013
In a "Seller's market" where there are few homes for sale & lots of buyers vying for them, it is nearly impossible to price a home too low. That's because the buyers will recognize the value in an underpriced home, and, if marketed in such a way as to signal that multiple offers are expected, the...
11/22/2013
Trulia has just provided a flyer that provides 5 reasons why house-hunting during the holiday season can reap rewards for those home buyers that continue their search during a time when others have their attention focused elsewhere. These are: Lower competition for your dream home - that's the mo...
11/15/2013
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Peter Nielsen's commentary on his experiences and views of the Marin County, California real estate market.