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In this issue, we look at what's been happening in the Marin real estate market over the past 3 months.  There are finally some developments favorable to buyers.Prices are down 6% from the second quarter of the year, and are off by 2% from what they were in Q3 of last year. List prices are also d...
In this September issue of Nielsen's Real Estate News you can learn about what to take into account when figuring how much house you can afford, whether you can save money by purchasing a "fixer upper," the effect of a possible recession on the housing market, 10 secrets to obtaining top dollar w...
        In this issue of Nielsen's Real Estate News! you can learn the ins and outs of pricing a home, whether or not to buy a condo, whether to reface or replace kitchen cabinets, 5 times it doesn't pay to file an insurance claim and much more.        And if you know someone looking for an affor...
         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 overb...
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% ...
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 Hom...
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 ...
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 Kn...
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,...
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 se...

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