THE SECOND STORY | June 27th, 2013

Alameda Naval Air Station gave Alameda a gift on Monday….land!

COMMENTARY with Photo!
It’s a bit rained-upon, but this is the program, short and sweet, for the conveyance of the Alameda Naval Air Station land to the City, on June 24.

509 acres of dry land has been transferred to 94501.  That means that 1379 acres have been transferred but they are underwater (not figuratively, really!).   But that includes land that the Navy has used over the years…for housing ships, seaplanes, and the like.

The base took up 1/3 of the main island….and that’s a lot of land.  I was there and watched history in the making….not by my presence, but by getting this done once and for all.  How many have waited for how long? Most of the wait was over land grabs for other Federal Departments (for the least tern, for the VA medical center).

For a number of years it was going to cost 100M to get that out of our Federal government’s hands but that disappeared in the recent past. And we’ve gone through some nasty developers at that land, as well.

Maybe I’ll have the opportunity to see its next glory days.  For now…I’ll ride my bike up there and soak up the views.

BOOMER-CHICK-MUSINGS – my take on what the heck is happening out there now!

MARILYN’S SHORT SHOTS…..look to the upper right…on the Alameda map.  Click on the icons.

What buyers should ask about refi-ing now that rates are going up….UT San Diego

Broker Tour was lightly raining and then rained a bit more…I drove instead of rode.  Not so much because of traffic but the roads were too slick for cars…and I didn’t want to make a mess.  14 on the tour!

Highest and Lowest priced NEW Listings

Active and Pending inventory this week –  60,92

New  12  one of these was on the market before (a piece of reo junk, and it’s now listed higher than the last list price!  Somehow I don’t think that is going to work for this place.  1625 Oak.
BOM back on market  3
Pending  15
Sold  15
Withdrawn temporarily  3
Expired  3

ALAMEDA REAL ESTATE AWARDS THIS WEEK..remember this is only my perspective!
Winner!  I don’t understand where BayPort got their names….for the most part.  It must have something to do with some Alameda history, that I am completely unfamiliar with.
Get me to Rehab! this was a mess.
Get me to Rehab! another one….

OK!  I’ve got my small American flags on the porch in plants, and will start putting out the big one on the house.  Got your stuff together? Planning for the parade?  This was my late husband’s favorite thing about Alameda – the 4th of July Parade.  Enjoy!  I may take off next Thurs night and then make up for it on Friday…

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!