THE SECOND STORY | May 25th, 2012

Pump me up….credit scores!

 If you want to own anything but use OPM (other people’s money) then you’ll have to get that credit score up where the powers that be will know you are a good risk! Check out the article!

Photo:  This was a most amazing blooming scene…and we don’t see half of it.  It’s on the west end, and I said to someone walking by “It’s a garden that comes with a house!”

Boomer Chick Musings: At the beach…
OFF THE GRID!  Alameda is getting into the food truck biz…well, hosting the food trucks!  They are showing up at South Shore Center between 11-3pm Sat June 2, and I expect it will be a big hit!  Check out the link and I’ll see you there!

I heard that 1308 Park Ave  went way above the list price with somewhere between 18-22 offers!  But  tonight we received 7 offers on 3210 Encinal.  Both started out at the same list price at 539K.  We expect to accept one of them on Friday.

1708 Third will close tomorrow!  This Seller went through one agent for about a year and then gave me a call and even then it took about 6 months.  This is a Woodstock Homes Corporation propertyand they require 100% owner occupied residences w/ 20% down, and no rentals.  They have to have the pest certified and the required work done on the property inspection BEFORE they go on the market.  218 Cypress went pending on Wednesday.

Tuesday Broker Tour   Only 5 on the tour, and 3 were repeats!  But what a great bike ride!
Highest and Lowest Priced Listing this week.

New  6
Price changes  2
BOM (back on market) 1
Pending 18
Sold  13
Withdrawn temporarily  2

ALAMEDA REAL ESTATE AWARDS THIS WEEK….remember this is only my perspective!
Get me to rehab

That’s a wrap!  Carry on!  Make it work!  

If you need vendor referrals, give me a call.  I’ve had 3 folks email me this week and it’s been a pleasure to help them!

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!