THE SECOND STORY | November 18th, 2016

Alameda Autumn Azaleas…


Well, my azaleas are blooming, again, and now it’s well into fall. What up wit dat? Don’t get me wrong…I love ’em, but I was surprised to see them at this time of year.

Student Loan Debt Dilemma

OMG! Over double the debt in only 2 years! We (the citizens) have got our work cut out for us to remedy the situation. I am so glad that we were able to have our kids graduate from college without any student debt. Our daughter went to a college out of state for a year then transfered over to a private college. Our son went to UCSD (he went for the weather, and discovered love there). Both kids graduated in 4 years (because we told them we would only pay for 4 years). And our son got his Masters paid for by the college. I’ll be forever grateful, that, as parents, we were able to do that for our kids.

Do you have any thoughts on this? Can college be obtainable without debt? I bet you do!

Alameda Real Estate this Week

Broker Tour Tues 9 I saw 4 via bike….but I rode over to some friends’ house last Sat eve, and when I rode back, in the dark…it was almost magical. No wind, clear skies, cool but not cold.

New 11

BOM back on market 1

PCH price change 2

Pending 7

Sold 13

WC withdrawn/cancelled 1 

Total active listings this week 46

Total pending listings this week  57

Alameda Real Estate Awards this week…(IMHO)

Winner of the Week this is no flip job…it’s the real deal..somebody who takes pride in his work!

Get me to rehab (tied) 

That’s a wrap! Have a super nice Thanksgiving! Despite how it may seem, we have much to be grateful for and about.

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!