THE SECOND STORY | January 2nd, 2014

New Year…

It’s a new day, a new year, and off we go into the wild blue yonder…and who knows what this year will bring!

This shot was taken at 8500′ at sunrise in Maui…specifically on Haleakala.  While it was cold up here, we rode bikes down into warm Maui…. Got up @ 2:30am, takes almost 2.5 hours to round folks up and get up the mountain to find a good (but cold) spot next to the barrier that holds the people in.  Once we got on the bikes @ 6500′ (where bikes are allowed), off we went…up to 40 mph!  A bit different from Alameda!

BOOMER-CHICK-MUSINGS.COM – a survey by me, of me!

I’ve got some lender news that may make a difference.  If you want a 30 year, fixed rate, jumbo loan that will accommodate 150K in repairs, this may be the one for you.  Sure, rates have gone up…but if you let me know what you want to do this could work!

Also from the same lender…adjustable loans are coming back…for those who know they will sell before the loan adjusts upwards.  They are cheaper than other loans all the way around, but I have a list of questions that you should ask…and I’ll go through those next week.

Broker Tour Tues 2
All active listings at this time  25

New  3
BOM back on market  1
Pending  4
Sold  1
Withdrawn  1
Expired  4

Only 2 on the market…see above.  No interesting awards this week!

Stay tuned….carry on, make it work!  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!