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         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...
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 price...
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 ave...
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 Deals Trivia Challenge: Win 2 Free Movie Tickets Real Estate Q&A: What advice you can give to first time home buyers. Simply go t...

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