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Folsom Women’s Conference This Thursday

The Second annual Folsom Chamber of Commerce Women’s Conference is happening this Thursday, November 9th. This is an outstanding full inspirational and informative content, and being held virtually, come as you are, in a COVID-safe environment. Our national keynotes will be speaking directly to Folsom. Evy Poumpouras has served as a secret service agent for

Understanding how your FICO Score is calculated

By: Norm Schriever There are many different forms of credit scores, used by banks, lenders, and financial institutions every single day. But FICO, or the Fair Isaac Corporation, is one of the most popular for analyzing consumer credit data and using it to formulate a score that predicts credit risk. FICO Scores are used in over

Early Numbers Show Covid’s Impact on the Folsom Economy

As I walk and drive around Folsom, I am saddened to see some of my favorite restaurants, bars and shops closed, some temporarily, some permanently, due to the impact of the coronavirus. I’ll never have Huevos Rancheros at the Sutter Street Grill again. I’ll miss the grilled avocado with crab meat and honey sriracha at

Sacramento Area Housing Market Comes Roaring Back

The Unexpected Coronavirus Effect is Frustrating Buyers Things looked pretty bleak in April. In-person home showings were banned, unemployment was soaring, and there were predictions of a housing market collapse. Sales in April were down by 50% or more in many areas. As of May 1, we were once again allowed to show homes in

Folsom Lake Open May 15!

Some exciting news from California State Parks! See notice below! #FolsomStrongerTogether.Beginning Fri, May 15, 2020, the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (FLSRA) will resume operations at six key park entrances. The reopening of these locations are consistent with the guidance provided in Stage 2 of the Governors Resilience Roadmap. The park has developed a comprehensive plan with

COVID 19 Update – City of Folsom’s Guidelines for Reopening

The city of Folsom released a statement today on the City’s plans for phased reopening of the economy The City of Folsom stands ready to support the phased reopening of local businesses. Here are some of the tools available to help businesses reopen once authorization is announced by Governor Gavin Newsom and Sacramento County Department

Tips for Safely Enjoying Folsom Lakes and Trails

  Among the amazing amenities that make Folsom a great place to live, are miles of trails. From the paved American River Parkway and Johnny Cash trails to the dirt paths around Folsom Lake, exploring these trails rewards visitors with natural beauty, scenic overlooks, historic sites, and bridges over creeks and ravines. Some trails are

Get Organized. Make Home a Little Happier and Neater

So, you’ve finally stocked up on toilet paper, you’ve caught up with family, friends and strangers on Facebook, and have watched every streaming series, and maybe even a documentary about how scotch is made. Now what? What to do with all that time? Get organized! As if she’d read my mind, Paula Beyak, Professional Organizer and

Coronavirus’ Impact on the Housing Market

I’ve plopped down in front of the computer every day over the past 2 weeks, in an attempt to answer the question, ‘how has the coronavirus affected the housing market?’ Each time I start, each time I fact-check, things seem change. I guess those changes are going to keep coming, so let’s deal with what

Folsom Chamber of Commerce Compass Webinar Series Continues with Paycheck Protection

Taking Full Advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for Every Business* The Folsom Chamber of Commerce Continues their FREE Compass Webinars, directed at helping local businesses survive and thrive during the coronavirus crisis. This Friday they will be covering the government’s Paycheck Protection Plan. From the Chamber: “As information drops every day, we’ll keep

Folsom Chamber Reaches out to Business Owners with #FolsomStrongerTogether Campaign

The Folsom Chamber of Commerce and Greater Folsom Partnership have created the #FolsomStrongerTogether campaign, reaching out to the business community, and offering a new series of educational webinars to provide information and support during the Coronavirus crisis. The Greater Folsom Partnership, Tribe & Granite City Coworking are collaborating together to provide this free webinar &

Sacramento County Issues Official Public Health Order

Sacramento County Public Health Order As of March 19, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., the Sacramento County Health Officer is directing all individuals living in the county to stay at their place of residence except for essential activities. The legal order is based on the same directives of social distancing issued this week to slow the

City of Folsom Declares Emergency

The City of Folsom Proclaims Local Emergency Non-Essential Facilities Closed to the Public Folsom, CA – The City of Folsom officially proclaimed a local state of emergency today, March 16, 2020, in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis. The local emergency is now in effect. The proclamation of a local emergency does

18th Annual Folsom Wine and Jazz this Saturday

Don’t miss Folsom’s premiere wine and cuisine event with entertainment provided by the award-winning Folsom High School jazz bands and jazz choir, and Sutter and Folsom Middle School jazz bands on Saturday, March 14 at the Folsom Community Center. Taste wines and beers from around our local region, sample food from local restaurants, and browse silent

Before You Sell – How much will you get back on upgrades?

As I Realtor, I am frequently asked for home selling tips, and among the most common are about the return on investment for various home projects, upgrades and renovations.  ‘How much value will this add?’ ‘Will I get my money back?’ A Google search finds countless articles, surveys and expert opinions on the subject, but no

Finding Accessibility: Tips for Disabled House Hunters

MyFolsom.com is proud to present this article from guest blogger Patrick Young  Living with a disability doesn’t have to mean living with limitations these days. There have been many advances in technology that have made things easier for individuals who have mobility issues. However, finding the right home for your needs can be a challenge.

Tom Rigney and Michael Doucet are back for Cajun Night 3!

Two of the finest roots music fiddle players on the planet — Michael Doucet and Tom Rigney — are joining forces once again for another incredible night of music. Backed by Rigney’s hot band, Flambeau, the show will feature material from their critically acclaimed CD, Cajun Fandango. The disc received a Best of Beat nomination

Willamette Wineworks Now Open

After years of careful planning, some construction delays, and a few private events,  Willamette Wineworks is now open to the public! Occupying the top floor of the new Round House building in Folsom’s Historic District (Scott Seafood opens on the bottom floor next month), Willamette Wine Works offers unique wine experiences, from tastings, food pairings, wines

Heard Around Folsom’s got some good stuff for you this weekend!

The calendar says it’s still winter, but it sure looks and feels like spring out there!  We’ll have temperatures in the mid to upper 60’s this weekend, making it a great time to get out of the house and enjoy some great events and activities. Here are a few suggestions to help you along the

City of Folsom Hosting Workshop and Meeting on ADUs (aka ‘granny flats’)

ADUs, also known as ‘granny flats’ or ‘second units’ have become hot-button issues in communities around the country. Those in favor cite the need for additional housing, the ability for home owners to generate income, and the ability to keep extended family together. Those opposed usually cite issues of parking, crowding, noise and  nuisance issues

An Appraiser’s Open Letter to Home Buyers

  I think buyers have been conditioned to ‘consider the source’ and not always in a good way. As a Realtor, people look to me for advice and my opinion on the market. If I say something positive about it, I know that in the back of their minds, many are thinking, ‘Yeah, but he

Considering Buying a Home? Don’t do it without attending this workshop!

Are you or someone you know considering a home purchase this year? Curious about how to start? How to find the perfect home? Want to learn best practices from finding a home to writing a winning offer? If you said ‘yes’ to any of the above, you owe it to yourself to come to our free

Folsom by the Numbers – a new ‘Best Places to Live’ Designation

The City of Folsom’s 4th quarter economic report, provided by the Greater Folsom Partnership, puts numbers on some things we pretty much already knew; Folsom is doing great! Our unemployment rate, at 2.8% is 10th lowest in California. Median household income is about $103k, nearly $40k higher than the median for the state. Our poverty rate

All Star Cast Celebrates the Music of Ray Charles

  Georgia on My Mind – The Music of Ray Charles, comes to Harris Center on February 13th. Ray Charles, a Georgia native son, was an American treasure. He transcended racism, cultural upheavals, and spread his music based on Gospel, Blues, Jazz and Country around the world… he was a genius! Now, an all-star cast

Folsom Housing Market Outlook and Predictions for 2020

It’s that time of year. All of the ‘experts’ come out of their predictions for the coming year’s real estate market. Can you count on them? Sometimes, but the real estate market is hard to figure out, even for the experts. When the market bottomed out in 2012 and prices started to rise, some warned that

Bad Santa Crawl is Back

That’s right, the Folsom Bad Santa Crawl is back and badder than ever, happening Saturday Dec 21, in Folsom’s Historic District. The fun starts at Folsom State Slickers at 630pm, and winds its way at stops along Sutter Street, ending at Powerhouse Pub, where you can dance the night away to 2 DJs and live music

Folsom Lake Level Rises with Recent Storm

Folsom Lake’s water level stands at 495,194 acre feet, which is 51% of total capacity, and 106% of average for this time of year. The level typically ‘bottoms out’ at the beginning of December, and gradually climbs through the first half of the year, usually peaking in June, after the snow pack melts.

Thanksgiving Stuff to do, Off the Beaten Path…

Hey folks, it’s Thanksgiving weekend, my favorite time of year.  I get to enjoy the 5 F’s, Family, Friends, Food, Football and Fwine!.. Here are some ideas for fun stuff to do over the next few days…. First up, the Folsom Turkey Trot. This annual event features 5k and 10k courses. Proceed benefit local charities,

Heard Around Folsom… Fun Stuff to do While it’s Still Warm!

Hey Folks, the storm door is about to open, so this may be a our last chance to have a sunny and warm weekend for a while.  With that in mind, here are some great outdoor events happening around town…. Start your Saturday day off with Cars and Coffee. This weekly car show is held

Heard around Folsom – Cornhole, Crab, Turkey and more!

I love this time of year! Holiday festivities kicking off,  hanging out with family and friends, and giving back to the community. This weekend, we’ll see lots of good things happening around town… The Historic Folsom Ice Rink is officially open, running now through January 20. Hours, pricing and more info here. Free parking at the adjacent

Folsom Home Sales Up – Rates, Inventory Down

October home sales numbers are out, and the data shows that we’ve seen a rise in sales, while inventory and interest have fallen. A reduction in inventory is no surprise, as this is the time of year when all but the most motivated sellers adopt the ‘wait til next year’ attitude. I think home owners have been conditioned