THE SECOND STORY | June 24th, 2021

Properties are flying off the shelf….

I need to get some bids for my fence.

And there’s always something to do to maintain a property.

But talk about a true disaster in Florida!  I was driving in Oakland (Glenview District) to get some special keys made.  I usually listen to KQED (NPR). A 10 story condo building collapsed near Miami Beach.

I think this bothers me so much because my late husband was a Naval Architect. He majored in Structural Engineering @ Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

OMG…what happened?

The emergency crews were looking for 99 missing people.  Why did this happen?

(Flashback to the past…  We needed to replace our brick foundation with concrete. The big 1989 earthquake happened 2 weeks after that work was completed. )

I encourage folks to get a pest and property inspection every 10 years. I finally did it myself maybe two years ago. Things change and I don’t have the talent (nor do I want that talent), so I use a professional. The pro that I use built his own house (5000 sf), ran that crew, and still did pest and property inspections.

If you’d like that name, email me and I’ll give it to you.


AC (active contingent on selling another property)

PCH (price change)

PSB (pending sale, want backups)

BOM (back on market – fell out of escrow)

REO (real estate owned by the lender, i.e, foreclosure)

DOM (days on market)

Active listings 29

DOM  high  106  low 6  avg 33  med 14

Pending listings 23 

DOM  high 26   low 0  avg  11  med 12

Sold listings 16

DOM  high 34   low 6  avg 33   med 14

I’ll be going to bed thinking about those folks in Florida. God Bless Them.

??? Let me know! And I’ll let you know if I don’t have an answer!

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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!