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Do not forget, as time goes by

Think about it – we forget much more than we remember. We retain a certain percentage of information and experience, and a greater percentage passes through our fingers like ...

What’s the big deal with a buyer calling a listing agent to see a listing?

Question: Dear Kari, My husband and I just recently decided to stop throwing our money away on renting. We decided to take the plunge and become proud homeowners. We have hi ...

Folsom is a truly special place

I was recently out on my morning run on the Parkway trails when I noted the air was a little crisper and leaves were starting to change their colors. Fall has finally arrived in Fo ...

Here’s what I’ve been reading from the library

Growing up in Baltimore, I enjoyed visits to the Enoch Pratt Free Library. What a treasure trove for those who love to read. Living in Folsom, I enjoy my visits to the Georgia Mur ...

Keeping the home during a divorce

Question: Dear Kari, I have been married for just under 10 years. Much to my surprise, I am getting divorced. My husband says I can keep our home if I buy him out right ...

Another View: Why support small businesses?

People ask me all the time why I own a small business. They know it requires long hours, hard work and well, not a huge salary with benefits. Each time I answer it always comes bac ...

Will voting booth cure label fever?

It’s here. It is time to vote. Aren’t you going to be so happy when these ads cease airing on television and radio? Note to future candidates – what we want to kn ...

Buying a new construction home

Question: Dear Kari, My husband and I are going to be buying a new construction home. My bother said that we should use his agent, but as we understand this is not necessary. Ple ...

9th Circuit Court takes control of county’s authority to crack down on homeless camps

In September of this year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in the case Martin v. Boise, which ruled local governments cannot cite or arrest anyone for sleeping ...

November in Folsom

As we close out this beautiful October, the final weekend brings with it a chance for some additional fun events, Folsom style! This weekend, Oct. 27-28, will feature the world-cla ...

Do home sellers really need a lock box?

Question: Dear Kari, My husband and I will be selling our home, and we do not want a lock box, because we have two small dogs that are always trying to get out the front door an ...

Adventures in Missoula: part 2 – the food

Last week I began to relate notes from our recent brief foray north to Montana. My word limit intruded as I began telling of our dining exploits. If you will indulge me, let’ ...

California’s new laws: the good, the bad, the ugly

After nine months, 1,016 new laws, and 201 gubernatorial vetoes, this year’s legislative session has arrived at its formal conclusion. Among the flurry of lawmaking, covering ...

Should sellers counter a low offer?

Question: Dear Kari, My home was listed on the market for 10 days when my agent said he received an offer from an agent and would like me to come to his office to view the o ...

Fire prevention and safety

Last month, the City of Folsom formally opened Folsom Fire Station 39, a state-of-the-art single-story fire station located in the Empire Ranch community at 2139 Ritchie Street. Fi ...