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Withdrawn (some show up as new listings) 7 Click Here to View Listings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