THE SECOND STORY | October 18th, 2019

The natives have claimed their land back….

I took a bit of a working vacation….drove to Newport Beach with my bike on the back of my car. I stayed there for 5 nights. Had some lovely bike rides.

Then I drove to San Diego for a 3-day class to prep for renewing my real estate Broker’s License but stayed in SD for 5 nights. Had nice visits and a bike ride in SD with my son, his wife, and my 2 grandkids.

Then I drove from San Diego to Lodi (that’s a long drive)! Stayed there for 2 nights. Got home on Thurs eve..and now am writing my blogs on Friday eve.


Alameda Real Estate this Week


MLS=Multiple Listing Service 

AC= active contingent=the buyer needs to sell something before s(he) can complete the transaction. In this instance, another buyer might write a back-up offer. If the primary buyer can’t meet the contract deadlines, it’s bye-bye to the first buyer. And the back-up offer moves into the primary position. Be sure your agent explains all of this to you! You do NOT want to lose your deposit to the Seller.

BOM=back on the market (could be that the buyer had some conditions in the contract that s(he) couldn’t meet in a timely manner.)

PCH= price change (seller either raised or dropped the price)

PSB=pending sale (seller & agent wants backup offers)

Broker Tour Tues 12

Active listings 51 including 1 BOM ad 5 PCH

Pending 9 including 3 PSB

Sold 18

Text, em, call me if you have questions about this market. Note how many Alameda properties have price reductions this week….that alone tells me about the market.

All good! It’s getting so dark so soon!

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!