THE SECOND STORY | April 8th, 2011

Socially inept or socially adept? It’s all in the media!

Blog photo: A sunset moment for me last week, on my last bike ride of the trip to Newport Beach.  This was close to the Newport Pier, on my way back from the Huntington Beach Pier, heading to the Balboa Pier, to catch the ferry to Balboa Island and pick up my car.

Blog post:  If you have a small business in Alameda, or are a sole proprietor, or a hobbyist and haven’t figured out how to make social media work for you….there’s a free presentation at Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden on Tues the 19th from 7-8pm.  I’ve had some tutoring from Karen Schiff recently and she really knows her stuff!  (Full disclosure….she and her husband are clients of mine and bought an Alameda home last year.  Many times we would all meet at properties via bike when they were shopping…super cool!)   She gave a presentation to our office last week and got some rave reviews! There are only three slots left so check it out!

I put a new listing on the market on Tuesday..  It’s at Stonehenge, the Storybook Tudor community  of 27 homes.  Check out the property website at 1545 C Santa Clara .  I’m giving it the cute, charming award this week.  Almost any home in this cluster is guaranteed of that by just being there.  It will be open between 2-4 on Sunday!

We’re seeing properties that didn’t sell last year come back on the market at reduced prices now.  I have one that’s been on the market again since February.  So if you have been following the blog for a while you’ll see some familiar faces.  What folks are starting to figure out is waiting costs money….and money is more valuable today than tomorrow in every instance.

Open Homes this weekend

Unsold inventory this week 182, 175 last report
Pending inventory this week 92, 93 last report

Broker Tour this week  15 with 3 repeats

Highest and Lowest priced new listings this week

New  13

BOM (back on market) 1

Repositioned properties (price changes) 11

Pending 13

Sold  9

Expired  4

Withdrawn/canceled  3

ALAMEDA REAL ESTATE AWARDS THIS WEEK(remember this is only my perspective!)

Cute, Charming

Between Get me to Rehab and Get me a Facelift – a tie! Here’s #2 (good opportunity to build out the high basement on this Victorian….it needs a foundation anyway!



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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!