Opinion

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 ...

Our View: Honor veterans this week and all year

Going about our daily routines, many of us don’t think about veterans, what they’ve done for our country and what they’ve gone through. Best case scenario, we ta ...

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 ...

Get out and vote on Nov. 6

Clearly illustrated by the simple definition of democracy, voting is a privilege, right and duty of each and every component of our democratic system. It is the responsibility of e ...

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 ...

We shall not influence the vote

The big day is less than two weeks away now. No, I am not talking about Christmas just yet, although the retail superstores are already talking about it. I’m talking about no ...

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’ ...