THE SECOND STORY | February 18th, 2021

Rain rain go away…and leave your branch/twigs on the downspout.

One photo says a lot…

Look closely!

This is an example of how lousy painters paint!

There’s a branch/twig stuck in a rain gutter/downspout. 

What did the painters do? They left it there and painted over it.  

If you want/need some excellent painters, let me know. They painted my house in 2019 and they have an excellent warranty for what they paint!

In fact….I keep a vendor list in my computer, that I use to refer neighbors, customers, and friends to, for all types of work! If you have any vendor that you are super-pleased with, let me know and I’ll add them to my list, once I check them out!

If you need a vendor, I’m happy to refer her/him/them to you!



AC (active contingent on selling another property)

PCH (price change)

PSB (pending sale, want backups)

DOM (days on market)

Active listings this week 21 including 1AC and 2 PCH

Pending listings this week 14 including 4 PSB

Sold listings this week 6

You can see that the inventory count is low, prices are high, interest rates are low, and demand is high.

Carry on! 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!