THE SECOND STORY | October 21st, 2010

Alameda’s wildlife….

Blog photo: Around central Alameda and specifically in trees and on streets, and in back and front yards of houses in the Gold Coast….there is a flock, gaggle, gang, school, hive, or whatever a group of turkeys is called. As I rode my bike near Clinton and Sherman, there they were! And I’ve seen them or their gaggle friends in other locations too!

Blog post: Will be brief! I’ve been contemplating a quote this past week and I thought I’d share it. In my own life I’ve seen this manifested again and again.

In W.H. Murray’s book published in 1951, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition, Murray, the leader of the 1930’s expedition, wrote: “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: ‘Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. /Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!’ “

Alameda real estate this week….check out all the pending sales across all price ranges, locations, and types!

Unsold properties this week 199, 206 last report
Pending listings this week 84, 69 last report

Highest and lowest priced listings this week

Tuesday tour 10 with 4 repeats (I was out of town so I will be needing to catch up on properties I didn’t see.)

New 15

BOM Back on Market 0

Repositioned properties (price changes) 14

Pending 27

Sold 7

Market rejected properties (expired) 4

Withdrawn/canceled 8

Alameda real estate awards this week….none since I was not on the tour! Will be catching up on what I missed.

That’s a wrap! Carry on! Carry an umbrella this weekend! Come see me at 325 Laguna Vista Sunday 2-4pm…it’s a 2/2 duet on the lagoon and single level! 500K.

Best, 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!