THE SECOND STORY | October 24th, 2013

Glassworks…not Alameda.

Dale Chihuly and his glass blowing shop creates amazing artwork.  I was surprised to see that my son, Evan and his wife, Erin, were celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary in Seattle where Chihuly is based.

This was a scene from a display at the DeYoung Museum (I think) a few years ago, that I shot.  Not Alameda, but it was spectacular!  And E&E sent me some shots that were spectacular.

COMMENTARY
If you are in the mood for fall cleaning (and really who isn’t? she said like the clean freak she is), here’s a homemade (not by me) drain cleaning (not a drain clear-er), if you need it.  A friend asked me yesterday about this recipe.  So I thought others might like to know it, too.  I’ve used this for years.  Keep in mind it’s a drain cleaner, not a clearer (no clogs).  And it’s a good science experiment to show kids.

Drain Cleaning Recipe
Add the following in this order to the drain…
1 cup salt
1 cup baking SODA
1 cup vinegar
then 30 seconds later, add two quarts hot/boiling water…and watch it work!

ALAMEDA REAL ESTATE THIS WEEK.
Shameless self-promotion.
I had one closing and one listing, and one pending take place.
1731 Clinton closed for $1,180,000 this week  List was 1.1M
409 Sunset is now on the market. Price is 505K. I will be there Sat and Sun 2-4pm.
898 Union is now pending.  List price is 795K

I’m going to see property tomorrow, because I held Sunset open for the Brokers last Tues.

Another house on the market this week is 3006 Gibbons, which I’ve sold twice.  I sold it for the Sellers when they sold it some time ago, then I sold it for the Sellers (the former Buyers) about 6-7 years ago.

Broker Tour Tues.
Highest and Lowest Priced NEW listings this week.

New  10
BOM  2  back on market
PCH  2  price changes
Pending  22
Sold  13
Expired  2

ALAMEDA REAL ESTATE AWARDS THIS WEEK…remember this is only my perspective!
Not this week… unless I give one to my new listing…but I won’t do it!  But it looks good!

That’s a wrap!  Make it work!  Come see me at 409 Sunset (toward South Shore Beach on Grand, take a right onto Shoreline, take the next immediate right)!  Look for a FOR SALE sign!

best, marilyn

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Marilyn

I arrived in Alameda in 1973, as a new bride...with husband Carl Schumacher, both of us from Newport Beach. He was embarking on his career as a Naval Architect (i.e. yacht designer) under Gary Mull. Please see the 'ABOUT ME' page in this website! www.MarilynSchumacher.com to see how it has all turned out! I'm so blessed!

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