THE SECOND STORY | June 15th, 2017

What’s in a street name? If you are in Alameda….

…sometimes it can get confusing.

Life-long Alamedans (not Alamed-aens) have been taught by their parents, their grandparents, and those who have lived here for decades, that what you see is not how it’s pronounced.


Verdi…sounds like the composer, but real Alamedan’s call it Verdee.

Versailles…sounds like the French palace (Chateau) called Versigh, but real Alamedan’s call it Ver-sails, (as in sail boat).

Slowly that form of speech is dwindling…because real Alamedan’s pass on, just like the rest of us. But newer generations are coming in…and for the most part, they pronounce the words as they were meant to be.

Alameda Real Estate this Week

Broker Tour Tues 12 (really 10 because 2 were repeats of last week).  Saw just 2 via bike on BT day.

New 15

BOM back on market 1 this is the 2nd time it’s been a BOM in the last few weeks.

Pending 13

Sold 14

WC 2 (not water closet – it’s withdrawn/cancelled)

Total Active Listings on the market 52

Total Pending Listings on the market 58

Alameda Real Estate Awards this week (IMHO)

Winner of the Week this is a nice as it looks. Johnson parallels Gibbons, and most houses on this short block have large lots.

Get me a facelift Exterior is getting a facelift by the HOA, but the unit inside is nice. Have sold a couple of these condos over the years. Light, bright, faces south onto Central Ave.

Have a great weekend!  Good dads, you rock! Bad dads, there’s no excuse.

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!