THE SECOND STORY | September 18th, 2008

I’ve got that autumn feeling….

The apple tree in the backyard gives and gives – enough for many friends, plus the birds and the squirrels. I picked at least another three dozen the other night, filling a crate over the top. Alameda’s propensity to grow amazing fruits, vegetables, and flowers keeps me in awe.

My exceptional young friend and neighbor took this picture of the back yard apple sign a couple of years ago. And the sign was given to me several years ago by my sister-in -law, Kim, another dear friend, one of the more creative people I know! Sweet!

Real estate in Alameda this week…

I’m saving comments until next week about the proposed increase in transfer taxes (the chunk of change paid by buyers and sellers when properties sell, currently $5.40 per each $1000 of sales price, scheduled to go to $12 per thousand.

Active listings 199, 209 last report

Pending listings 70, 70 last report

Highest priced new listing (the highest was actually re-inserted as new so I don’t count it). The map on this listing is not accurate, but it is a new house on Mecartney, to the east of US Bank, corner of Island and Mecartney.) Click Here to View Listings

Lowest priced new listing Click Here to View Listings

Tuesday tour 11, with 4 repeats Click Here to View Listings

New 9 Click Here to View Listings

Price Changes 10 Click Here to View Listings

Pending 11 Click Here to View Listings

Sold 7 Click Here to View Listings

BOMs(back on market) 2 Click Here to View Listings

Expired (some show up as new listings) 9 Click Here to View Listings

Withdrawn (some show up as new listings) 7 Click Here to View Listings

Listing Awards this week…remember this is only my perspective.

Winner of the Week Click Here to View Listings also Cute, Charming, and Out of Rehab

Cute, Charming Click Here to View Listings

Bang for the Buck not this week

Got Me a Makeover not this week

Get Me a Facelift Click Here to View Listings

Grand Dame not this week

Out of Rehab Click Here to View Listings

Get Me to Rehab tie! Click Here to View Listings this duplex was the second property I’ve ever turned around and walked out of due to gagging. Gross in every aspect. Click Here to View Listings this second listing is just a mess.

Enjoy your weekend. If you have real estate questions, especially regarding financing, let me know and I’ll try to get answers for you….and if you need vendors, again, give a call (that’s the best way if you think I won’t recognize your email address). 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!