THE SECOND STORY | July 23rd, 2020


I took this photo from Ballena Bay, this week. Once again, instant air conditioning!

This covid thing does have a small upside to it. We appreciate more folks, even if we don’t know them, and we appreciate our neighbors more than ever.

This morning I had a phone call from a friend/Broker…and although he and his wife have been through some very rough times (losing their son), he is so upbeat! That takes some mental strength and some strength from deep inside the heart.

Late this afternoon I had a meeting with some other friends. Yep, they wore their masks and we kept our distance. We spoke about everything….although they really wanted some real estate advice. He knows more about this town than I’ll ever know.

I am so blessed.

Now let’s get into real estate.


AC (active contingent on selling another property)

PCH (price change)

PSB (pending sale, want backups)


Active listings 44 including 2 PCH  

Days on market   High 1173  Low 1  Average 90  Median 20

Pending listings 16 including 4 PSB

Days on market   High 108  Low 0  Average 21  Median 9

Sold listings 19

Days on market   High 34  Low 0  Average 12  Median 12

PS I’m so grateful for those who have contacted me, just this week (locally or from out of state), asking for vendor referrals for their property here in Alameda:

-a loan Broker (for 2 different clients)

– painters 

-a client who lives out of state who needed a paralegal to have some documents signed and filed with the Alameda County Assessor

-a couple who needed a roof referral and fireplace vendors 

If you have a need for a vendor referral….let me know! And if you have a great vendor let me know.

Referrals are the best way to find a quality person to do a job!

Carry on! Be well, be safe, have fun (safely)! Call, text, em, me if you have real estate questions. If I can’t answer them logically and thoroughly, then I’ll find somebody who can answer them for you or direct you to someone you can call. 

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!