THE SECOND STORY | March 29th, 2012

Spring flowers love more rain!

Blog photo:  What says spring?  Tulips on Dayton (at Grand Street), on a sunny late afternoon! 

Boomer Chick Musings:  Words….

Around the town…
Last Saturday I went to the Community of Harbor Bay Landing and dropped three very full boxes of miscellaneous items that were taking up space (a lot) in my office and garage and watched them get shredded!  Sure it was raining, but it was so quiet…we were one of three cars and no waiting!  Also got rid of a bunch of e-waste too!

For a reward, Evan (son who came up to visit), and I went to hobnob eats and drinks on Park Street, near Encinal, across from the fire station.  Ev said if he lived here, he’d go through the whole menu item by item….and he only tried one brunch selection!  It was my first time for brunch…and YUM!

ALAMEDA REAL ESTATE THIS WEEK….
My Sellers of 1219 Regent tossed the buyers (with the contingency of selling their house in the Oakland Hills), out of the contract after giving them plenty of time to off-load their place.  SO I had a Brokers Open House on Tues and I was shock at how many BUYERS came through!  It will be open this Sunday between 2-4pm.  Come see the house…or come say hi!

Quick Glimpses-
Have you made these technology mistakes before (not limited to Realtors)
Unconventional ways to improve your home (Zillow)

Tuesday Broker’s Tour  Caught all the rest while going around during the week….because I hosted one!

Highest and Lowest Priced NEW listings

ALAMEDA MARKET ACTIVITY THIS WEEK….
New  13
Active/Contingent  1
Price Changes  9
Back on Market  4
Pending  9
Sold  8  Look at 1825 Clinton – list was 629K, sold for 710K all cash (negotiated down based on inspections)
Withdrawn temporarily  1
Withdrawn/canceled  2
Expired  1

ALAMEDA REAL ESTATE AWARDS THIS WEEK…remember this is only my perspective!
The Grand Dame
Bang for the Buck
Out of Rehab, Got me a Makeover I haven’t seen this…it just came on today….but it looks really nice!
Get me to Rehab
Cute, charming – tied!  Two unique 2 and 4 unit properties!

THAT’S A WRAP!  CARRY ON!  MAKE IT WORK!    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!