THE SECOND STORY | September 6th, 2012

People and birds love Alameda!

This was taken from the bike path (very marginally said) behind Paden Elementary.  It’s not a logical or obvious place to go and probably not very safe but the view was quite different from the path around Crown Harbor, on the west end.

Boomer Chick Musings
one chick’s check on today’s times (mine)!

I put 1373 Hansen Ave. on the market.  Check it out!  It’s almost all the way east on the main island, next to East Shore!  4 bedroom, 3 baths, a plus room, and a family room!  Mid-Century Modern!

Quick glimpes-
-Adjustable Rates….they have a place but is it in your home? CNN Money via Fortune
-Refinanciers…a habit?  Good? Maybe….WSJ
-College?  Buying a home there for room and board.  I have a friend who bought a rental home for his student and his roommates in Alabama (where it’s all cheap, but in demand).  NYT

Broker Tour Tuesday!  9 on the tour but I saw most everything despite my own tour.

Highest and Lowest Price Listings this week.

Active listings this week  70
Pending listings this week  130

New  8
BOM (back on market)  2
Price changes  3
Pending  10
Sold  11
Withdrawn/canceled  1
Expired  2

ALAMEDA REAL ESTATE AWARDS THIS WEEK…remember this is only my perspective!
Winner of the week! 
remember, I just don’t toss my listings here…but this is the winner this week!
Cute, charming
Get me a facelift!

I’ll be at 1373 Hansen on Sunday between 2-4pm.  Come by and check out this house!  It’s cool!

So that’s is for now:  Carry on!  Make it work!  Carry on!

Give me a call if you have any real estate questions, need referrals for vendors/work.  I may have the answer and if I don’t I’ll do what I can to find one for you!

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!