THE SECOND STORY | October 31st, 2019


Here are 3 Winners of the Week for Halloween costumes

This kid was a dinosaur.

This kid came as an outhouse. Genius.


This kid was a robot, complete with lights.


When the big kids come begging for candy, I always say ‘I’ll give you a trick, and then if you complete it, you’ll get a treat!” I usually say, “I want 5 high-kicking legs” for the girls. And I’ll say to the guys…”I want 10-15 jumping jacks.” It surely makes them work for the treats.

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 8

Active 44   incl 4 PCH

Pending  49 incl 6 PSB

Sold 9

Stats for Sold data this week:

Average Days on Market 14

Highest days on market 27

Lowest days on market 3

Median days on market 13

Alrighty…this says it all! I loved that kid who showed up as an outhouse. 

Questions? Answers? I may not know the answer, but I may have a clue….

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!