THE SECOND STORY | February 11th, 2021

Shredding Party…get your stuff together! Free to you, from me! 9am-1pm MAY 1, Saturday!


       Blooming hedge!

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been clearing stuff out of your living quarters since last March.  What I don’t see, doesn’t exist…until I look in the cedar chest, an old chest of drawers in a bedroom, a closet in another bedroom, a hall closet. They’re full of photos, trinkets, memories: different generations from both the Schumacher family and the Willson family.

One of these days I’ll be motivated to do what I did years ago…digitize them. I think I did it through Costco, but I gave up that membership years ago.

Have stuff, will fill.  As long as I can’t see it, it doesn’t exist. But in kindness to my kids, maybe I’ll have to rejoin Costco get those photos digitized and pick up one of their roasted chickens, too.

This week I had the opportunity to work with a ‘new’ buyer. She was referred to me by another previous client. She’s one smart cookie! I called the agent tonight, whose listing we looked at last Sat. @ 2055 Whitehill Place. Turns out we both rode our bikes over there (much to our surprise).

It was listed for 800K, the price that the owner paid for it maybe 2-3 years ago. Once we got into the place…it seemed like a house, not a townhouse/condo. Only 12 units in the HOA, has a pool, a large 2 car garage, and a decent patio, on a relatively quiet street. I called the listing agent to see what happened because offers were due today.

They had 3 offers over 900K, and after my call, he added the pending sale into the MLS. No contingencies. That’s what this market is generating. Rates down, prices up, and folks are getting out of the big cities.



AC (active contingent on selling another property)

PCH (price change)

PSB (pending sale, want backups)

DOM (days on market)

Active listings this week 26 including  2AC & 1 PCH

DOM  High 176  Low 5  Avg 132  Median 45

Pending listings 14

DOM  High 83  Low 0   Avg 15  Median 10

Sold listings 16 

DOM  High 138  Low 0  Avg 26  Median 6

We need the rain! Looks like Sat and Sun will honor us with that.

Be well! Start clearing out your paper (taxes, notebooks, binders, etc!)

Call if you have questions about the market…but I’m not sure that I have the answers!

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!