THE SECOND STORY | April 12th, 2012

Baskets of flowers and huge thunder storms!

Blog photo:  A few weeks ago I had lunch with a friend at the Ferry Building in SF.  The flower baskets were beautiful!  But what a set of thunder storms tonight! 

Blog post:  Boomer Chick Musings

 Curb Appeal   the TV show will feature a house at the corner of Versailles and Lincoln, across from Edison School.  The house has been so ignored for so long and folks are so happy they had a party!  The neighborhood has had a couple of make-overs during the years!  Check it out!

Quick Glimpses:
-Myths about how, what, who can be helped by HUD counselors 
Why you want to know?  You may have friends, know of a co-worker, maybe yourself….they do have some answers.  It’s a first stop.

New Home Design Trends…better but less expensive.
Why do you want to know?  If it makes life easier, more livable, more usable…new homes may start to incorporate these trends…when they start selling again.  Maybe you can use one of these yourself!

46 Captains Drive received 5 offers today.  The Seller will make a decision about them on Friday afternoon.  Gosh, the open house on Easter Sunday was huge!

Tuesday Broker Tour  nine on the tour, but I drove…rain!

Highest and Lowest priced NEW Listings

New  15
Price Changes  2
Back on Market  3
Pending  17
Sold  8
Withdrawn temporarily  4
Expired  1  showed up as new.

ALAMEDA REAL ESTATE AWARDS….remember this is only my perspective!
Most unusual (not necessarily bad, just 1970’s w/ a roof that slides open)
Get me a facelift  mostly flowered walls inside, and should have a new foundation.

That’s a wrap!  Carry on!  Make it work…rain or shine!

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!