THE SECOND STORY | April 28th, 2022

What is this tool?

And how to it use it?

I was searching through my car glovebox this past week….and a friend gave this to me years ago. Even my daughter, Sutter, couldn’t figure out what it was for and how it worked! Any ideas? By the way, it’s labeled Buestad, who is one of the best contractors around…but John Buestad sold his biz to another company.

This will be brief because Sutter doesn’t come to the US often. She lives in New Zealand with her husband. It’s amazing how many friends she has and we spent some time with some of them, today, over in Belvedere.

I’ll give you an update next week about last Saturday’s Shredding Party!



AC (active contingent on selling another property)

PCH (price change)

PSB (pending sale, want backups )

PSLA (pending sale, subject to lender approval)

DOM (days on market)


Active Listings this week 29  incl 1 AC and 2 PCH

 DOM   HIgh 1796   Low 7   Avg 94   Med 16

Pending Listings this week 18  incl 3 PSB

DOM  High 17  Low 0  Avg 9  Med 10

Sold Listings this week 13

DOM 20  Low 0  Avg 9  Med 9

Those of you who stopped by last Saturday to shred you stuff or just to say hello, or ask about the real estate market, it was a pleasure tp see you! And I thank you for your generosity, in supporting Alameda (city) Meals on Wheels!

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!