THE SECOND STORY | July 16th, 2020

The fog is in the city…not in Alameda

Alameda’s natural air-conditioning – the FOG!

And a structure of driftwood along Shoreline.

This week I closed the listing/ @ 221 Central Ave. (the house across the street from the Encinal High School jet). If you look to the column on the right side you’ll see some of those details. Many memories were made at the home,  and I hope the new owners will make many more! We had 5 offers. 

The Sellers moved to Duluth, MN! I just heard on either the radio or TV that Sellers are moving out of CA because the cost of living is so high. I’ve seen that for the last couple of years….folks are getting out of Dodge.

Now that folks are working out of their houses/apts/condos/townhomes and not driving to work so much (f at all), I get it. Mostly you can work anywhere as long as you have a high-speed internet connection.

This is a link to the report that I just rec’d from the CA Association of Realtors regarding the June sales.

It’s pretty interesting….just scan through it and you find some columns that are pretty revealing!


AC (active contingent on selling another property)

PCH (price change)

PSB (pending sale, want backups)


Active listings 40 including 3 PCH

Days On Market   High  1156   Low 0   Avg 99   Median 25

Pending listings 11 

Days on Market  High 50  Low 0 Avg 15  Median 25

Sold 9 listings 

Days on Market  High 20  Low 0  Avg 11  Median 9

OK! That’s a wrap! Have a nice weekend. If you head out, wear your mask, be happy, and let your smile show with those squished up eyes! 

Best, marliyn

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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!