THE SECOND STORY | January 7th, 2016

2016! A mini me… my annual update about how I think!

Happy 2016! My weekly Alameda update is through with hibernation…and now I’m ready to write again! Not much happens during the holiday season. Let’s hope the real estate market awakens in 2016 with more properties for sale.

I did close the 6 unit (3 buildings) property at 2142-44 Clinton on the last day of the year. It was priced for $1,375,000 and sold for $1,703,000. If you have questions about this transaction, let me know.

Broker Tour Tues just 1!

New 7

Pending 1

Sold 15

BOM back on market 1

Expired 3

Total Alameda active properties on the market at this time 20

Total Alameda pending properties on the market at this time 40

Alameda Real estate awards this week..only 1 and it is in need of rehab…

Get me to rehab the person who owned the house passed on in the midst of doing a complete overhaul. The good thing is the kitchen and baths have already been torn out. If you need financing, you will need a specialized lender who can loan on rehab projects, fixers, flips, etc. This will be a nice house for the right person/people!

If you are thinking of selling or buying, or know of someone who is either interested in selling or buying, please give me a call!

I would like to interview for the job of being your Realtor…the goal is to determine if we both have a mutually acceptable basis upon which to do business. No idle promises, no hooks, no lies, just a mutually acceptable basis upon which to do business. And we work from that…and I have loads of letters from clients who have been very pleased over the years.

My last transaction was for an estate, and previously, I sold the gentleman’s house (and units) over 10 years ago.

I am so pleased to have wonderful clients who have become wonderful friends. But business comes first…so let me interview for the job of representing you, well before you think you want to purchase or sell.

Happy New Year!

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!