Marin Realty Experts BLOG:
Nielsen"s Real Estate News - May 2019
5/15/2019 12:49 PM
In this issue of Nielsen"s Real Estate News! you can read about the pros and cons of adding a personal letter when submitting an offer to buy a home. You can also learn when to call in experts besides a general home inspector.         If you"re a Seller, you can learn how not to go overboard with improvements in preparation to sell.  And you can l...Read More
The end of the over asking price wars?
1/21/2019 3:02 PM
This is the 2nd quarter in a row that offers some good news for buyers. Last quarter, for the first time in years, we saw prices drop, both for single family homes and condos. Still, sales prices averaged 2% over list prices. This quarter for the first time in recent memory, sales prices were 1% less than list prices. So it appears that the multipl...Read More
Nielsen"s Real Estate Newsletter!
12/20/2018 4:58 PM
In the December issue of my real estate newsletter you can learn about: Why it can be Good to List your Home over the Holidays How long it takes to Improve your Credit Score 13 Tips for Home Wildfire Protection How to Buy with a Low Down Payment 7 Unsettling Emotions You"ll Feel when Buying a Home 5 Surprising Things you can Negotiate 8 Home Featur...Read More
Home Prices Drop 8% in Marin
10/22/2018 1:53 PM
Good news for buyers -- in Q3 (July-Sept) the median price of both single family homes and condos that sold in Marin dropped by 8%.Also good news for buyers is that the number of Active listings increased by 17%, with the largest increase being for homes priced under $900,000.Does this mean that the bubble has burst? Probably not, since each of the...Read More
Nielsen"s Real Estate Newsletter - Aug 2018
8/14/2018 7:02 PM
In the August issue of my real estate newsletter you can learn about: House-Hunting Tips to Avoid #FacePalm Moments Your Guide to Negotiating an Offer 8 Myths All New Homeowners Fall For Interest Rate Impact What you Need to Know Before Accepting or Rejecting an Offer What Every Seller Nees to Know about Closing Before you Choose a Mortgage Lender,...Read More
Marin County Home Prices up 12 - 18%
4/12/2018 6:07 PM
Prices continued their upward trend in Q1 (Jan-Mar) with single family homes up 6% from the previous quarter and up 12% from the same quarter a year ago. Condo prices were up 5% from the previous quarter, and up 18% from a year ago. The largest increases were in some of the least expensive areas, with single family home up 21% from a year ago in No...Read More
Nielsen"s Newsletter! - March 2018
3/28/2018 8:19 PM
In the March issue of my free consumer newsletter you can learn about: How to Make an "In Case of Emergency" file 10 Safety Tips for Camping Trips 7 Easy Ways to Improve Fuel Economy Websites for Free Books Trivia Challenge: Win a Peets Giftcard Real Estate Q&A: How do I set the right price to sell my house? Simply go to http://www.MarinRealtyE...Read More
Marin Home Prices Advance Another 10%
1/12/2018 2:59 PM
Marin closed out another year with higher home prices. Single family homes were up 10% from a year ago and condos were up 7%. Prices in a number of markets, though, were down from the previous quarter, which is not unusual during the 4th quarter. Homes sold on average for 3% over their list prices. It remains a Sellers Market in homes priced under ...Read More
Marin Home Prices Drop, But Increase For Condos
10/12/2017 4:27 PM
When considering both single family homes and condos, list prices in Marin Countgy were down by 10% and sales prices were down 9% from the previous quarter, but this may in large part be due to the fact that a much larger percentage of sale were condos – 30% in Q3 vs 24% in Q2.  Homes sold on average for 4% over their list prices.Still, prices of s...Read More
Nielsen"s Newsletter - September 2017
9/13/2017 5:52 PM
In the September issue of my free consumer newsletter you can learn about: Staying Safe on the Road Comfortable Outdoor Living How to Say No Nicely Websites for Travel DealsTrivia Challenge: Win 2 Free Movie TicketsReal Estate Q&A: What advice you can give to first time home buyers. Simply go to Nielsen"s Newsletter!Peter Nielsen, Broker  415-4...Read More