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The real estate market in Marin cooled off during the last quarter of the year. Where prices of single family homes in the previous quarter had risen 21% year-over-year, that percentage has dropped to 7% this quarter. That is due to a 9% drop in the median price in Q4 ($1,405,000) compared with Q...
01/15/2021
The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021 “2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said.1 And he’s right: most of us would have exp...
11/02/2020
The real estate market in Marin over the summer has been on fire! Pardon the reference to the actual fires that have been so much in evidence. With the coronavirus, people out of work, businesses shuttered and a recession, you would think that activity would slow down and prices drop. But that ha...
10/14/2020
Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers 31 Jul 2020  by Jordan Terry In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.1 And while many Americans have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, others qu...
09/11/2020
Are you dreading selling your home, rental or business and paying 30-50% in capital gains tax and depreciation recapture? Or maybe you're tired of feeling stuck with your time and energy being depleted with the toilets, trash, tenants, liability, employees, and management of owning your assets. ...
08/24/2020
 The coronavirus is likely to blame for a drop in the number of sales that were concluded in Q2 – 576 vs 806 in the same quarter a year ago. Surprisingly though, neither the coronavirus nor the volatility in the stock market have negatively impacted prices, which are up significantly – by 8% from...
07/13/2020
From the desk of…Peter Nielsen E-MAIL ME(415) 472-6243Marin Realty Experts Picking the right real estate agent Planning to buy or sell a house in San Rafael is a major decision. The real estate agent you choose is a big part of your buying or selling experience. It's important to choose the best...
06/24/2020
  If you're selling your house this Spring, there are a few things you should focus on. Post-winter maintenance - Winter can take a toll on your property. Make sure there aren't any new leaks, fallen branches, or cracks that need fixing. Spring Cleaning - A clean property inside and out is sure t...
04/23/2020
Has the coronavirus affected the real estate market in Marin? It undoubtedly has though it’s too early to draw concrete conclusions since we have only seen the “shelter in place” guidelines since the middle of March. The one thing that does seem to be happening is a slowdown in the number of sale...
04/08/2020
Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate increased buyer interest and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which feature...
03/19/2020
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Peter Nielsen's commentary on his experiences and views of the Marin County, California real estate market.