THE SECOND STORY | April 16th, 2020

“Everything works out in the end because it’s not the end until everything works out.” Brad Inman, real estate guru.

Recent spring evening bike ride!


Recent spring evening bike ride!

14th Annual Shredding Party!

Rain or Shine!

This is my gift to you!

May 2nd Saturday, 9am – 1pm

for our Alameda community—-

FREE to you and all your friends!

If you’d like to make a donation, I’ll match it and all proceeds will go to: 

Alameda Meals on Wheels!

And being obedient to the Alameda County law, we will be ‘physically distancing.’

If you need my address, email me. Many of you will be getting at least 1 or 2 postcards from me with all of the info and you can tell your friends to come by, or  I can pick up your stuff (and your friends stuff) the week before our party.

Come over, dump and run!

Alameda Real Estate this Week

The rules and laws are changing quickly. Be sure you have an agent that knows those laws! That means somebody who knows the laws in Alameda and Alameda County.

I was just on a webinar and a law that was valid a week ago and now it’s been changed. argh! And this is serious stuff! If you want to see a property there are specific rules that need to be followed!

As the attorneys said….folks are relying on us to get the documents signed before we (agent and 2 buyers) can access a property – it’s all about the virus.

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)

REO=  Real Estate Owned by the lender (The seller may have stopped paying the lender, was behind a few months, etc. It’s a foreclosure!)This the first time in years that I’ve added this to our list!

New listings 4

Active listings 30 & 1 pch

Pending listings incl. 5 PSB

Sold 8

Be safe, stay well, and come watch your stuff get shredded!

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!