THE SECOND STORY | February 20th, 2009

Shredders tearing it up…

Our title is not referring to a bunch of snow-boarders shredding down a mountain, but rather to clients, neighbors, and church family who joined me for my 3rd Annual Shredding Party last Saturday! We do it rain or shine, and thankfully the rain held off, but it was breezy and COLD!

The mega Cintas truck and driver/operator, Sal, came for three hours. Folks bring as many bags/boxes of print material they want to have criss-cross cut while they watch it via camera, get ground up in the truck. This is my gift to the invitees. Each person seems so relieved to be safely rid of the stuff.

The gratitude expressed is amazing! Over the years grateful participants have asked if they could make a donation to offset the costs. Since this is my treat to my clients, I decline. But this year we collected donations anybody wished to make to Alameda Little League, Alameda Meals on Wheels, and Alameda Boys and Girls Club. Each is getting $100 in the name of the Shredding Party. One neighbor gave an additional $100 to the Alameda Hospital Foundation in the name of the Shred event. Cool, huh? Everybody wins.

Boy, this is almost an all-nighter. My mouse quit working, I lost some of the blog, but have regrouped just using the laptop w/ the portable mouse I travel with, and forgetting about the full size keyboard and split screen!

Alameda real estate this week…
The fixer listing on Foley went pending yesterday. I put 31 Oak Park on the market on Tuesday and it had five private showing appointments yesterday. Givin’ it some awards this week.

Next week I hope to provide some info regarding the National Stimulus Package and how it is supposed to help jump start the real estate portion of the economy.

Active listings 165, 164 last repoort
Pending listings 70, 63 last report

Tuesday tour
8 no repeats

Highest priced new listing

Lowest priced new listing

New 11

BOM back on market 1

Price changes

Pending 10

Sold 3

Expired 1

Withdrawn/cancelled 3

Alameda real estate awards this week….remember this is only my perspective!

Winner, Bang for the Buck, Cute/Charming

Get me to Rehab the city took this owner to court due to the blight he created and the exceeding health and safety issues at the property. The court has awarded the listing to an out of area company and for being a wreck, it is way over-priced.

I’m Out of Rehab; Got Me a Makeover (well, never really was in rehab but it’s a great remodel)

Get me a Facelift

Grand Dame

So have a great weekend. I’ll be at Oak Park Sunday 2-4. Come by, say hi, check it out!

Carry on! marilyn

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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! to see how it has all turned out! I'm so blessed!