THE SECOND STORY | November 14th, 2013

Alameda… selective traditions.

I took this photo in November 2008.  Quiet, a bit chilly, and a perfect evening for rowing.
BOOMER CHICK MUSINGS – my take on what was, is, and maybe!

I just reviewed the blog that I write for about every two weeks..Bay Area Real Estate Trends/.   One of the writers posted about a website that can check it anyone has died in the house.  Click on the link to see it…then come back to read this post.

I understand that some folks may need to know if someone has died in the house/property.  It doesn’t matter to me why they need to know.

I have another take on this. I call it Selective Traditions.  I had three units for sale several years ago.   The Victorian was made up of 2 small units on the ground level, and the main owner’s unit up the stairs.  It was owner occupied for years.

A buyer came through and asked it anybody had died in the house.  Yes.  The husband had passed on at the house.  She made known to me that that wasn’t good.  She had her agent write an offer and it was rejected.  She re-wrote the offer and it too, was rejected. I asked the agent, how come her knowledge of the death in the house suddenly had no affect on her?  She shrugged and said something like ‘price beats death, for her.’ Ahh,, thus Selective Traditions.

Shameless self-promotion – closed the house at 898 Union on Wed.  It was listed for 795K and closed for 852K.

Broker Tour Tues!  It rained a bit in the early am, but I rode to 6 of the properties on my bike.  Nice day!

Highest and Lowest Priced NEW listings this week

New  13
Pending  18
Sold  15
Withdrawn temporarily  2
Withdrawn canceled  2

ALAMEDA REAL ESTATE AWARDS THIS WEEK..remember this is only my perspective!
Cute, Charming
Got me some extra room
Get me to rehab

Alright!  That’s a wrap!  Carry on!  Make it work!  Enjoy the weekend!

need vendors? give a call or email…I may have someone you want!

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!