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Folsom’s Low Housing Inventory Caused by a Perfect Storm

  You hear it everywhere you go, “Housing inventory is at record lows”, and “it’s a seller’s market”. It’s frustrating with buyers and agents alike. When submitting an offer to a listing agent, I told that was the fifth offer I’d written for that client. She replied, “That’s nothing. I wrote 16 offers for one

Greg Kihn Rocks Powerhouse!

Iconic rocker, writer and radio personality Greg Kihn comes to Powerhouse Pub this Saturday April 22 for one night only. Kihn’s hits include (Our love’s in) Jeapardy, the Breakup Song, and Lucky. From his days on MTV to touring the world and opening for the likes of the Rolling Stones, to hosting his morning radio show,

Folsom Adds Another Gem to Our Trail System

The long-awaited Lake Natoma Water Access and Trail Enhancement officially opens Thursday, April 13 at 5pm. This new facility will allow the first paved access to Lake Natoma from the Historic District. Although Folsom trails provide access at various points around the lake,  until now, for people with limited ability or with small children, it

Why the Heck is Folsom Lake so Low?

  On Facebook, here on MyFolsom.com, and all around town, people frequently remark that after all of the rain and snow we’ve had, Folsom Lake still looks like a puddle, and they wonder why. They will either blame the Bureau of Land Management, the operators of the dam, saying ‘They’re incompetent!’, ‘They’re using an out-dated

The Biggest and Best St. Patty’s Day Bash is at Powerhouse!

PowerHouse Entertainment and the Folsom Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the St. Patrick’s Day Bash, this Friday from 5 to 10. Folsom’s Leading Young Professionals, a subcommittee of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, invite you to celebrate the luck of the Irish at Folsom’s Best Saint Patrick’s Day Party on Friday, March 17th

Folsom Housing Market – Huge gap between what buyers want and what is on the market

For probably the last 2 years, home buyers and their agents have been lamenting the fact that available housing inventory is low. It still is low, with 81 homes for sale in Folsom today, compared with 105 a year ago. The problem now is that the inventory that IS available isn’t what buyers want. Take

Louie Anderson Comes to Folsom

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy award winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own standup specials and sitcoms, and

5 Tips to (almost) Guarantee Your Offer Will be Accepted

Unless you actually do live under a rock, you know that Folsom housing inventory is low.  It’s been an ongoing problem for the last few years, but seems to be getting worse. Last year at this time, 80 homes were on the market. The year before that 112. Right now, there are 65 homes for

Folsom Historic District Kicks off First Friday Late Night Date Night

  The Folsom Historic District merchants are getting together for the first ‘Late Night Date Night’ event, this Friday, February 3rd. Similar to the old Art Walk events, various merchants will feature discounts, refreshments, art displays and music. Official hours are 5pm to 8pm, with restaurants and bars open later, and if you find yourself

Top 7 Predictions for the Local Real Estate Market

It’s the question I get every year, without fail: “What’s the Real Estate market going to be like this year?” Although we can never be certain, with a little research, a bit of educated guesswork, and my handy crystal ball, I’ve come up with the top 7 predictions for the local real estate market for 2017.

12 Tips for Saving Money AND Your Credit During the Holidays

It happens every year. We get into the Christmas spirit, we become more generous, take advantage of special offers, party up a bit, and wind up spending far more than we should.  Then, just when we start our resolution of saving money in the new year, along come the credit card bills, reminding you of

Gaylord Wins Folsom City Council Seat in Stunning Come Back

Roger Gaylord, the 3-time challenger for a seat on Folsom’s City Council, has finally been declared the winner in the 2016 election. Using the slogan,  ‘The Fresh Face for City Council’, Gaylord did what no other candidate seemed able to do, defeat an incumbent in Folsom’s election.

Folsom Lake Level Far Ahead of Last Year –

Folsom Lake level continues to rise. Per the California Department of Water Resources, as of November 27, the lake stands at approximately 447,000 acre feet, about 3 times as much as last year at this time. Although it is still 5% below the average for this time of year, note that usually we’re still losing water,

Where is the Folsom Housing Market Headed?

Should I buy? Should I sell? Are we on a bubble? What affect will the election have on the market? These questions have been thrown at me with increasing frequency of late. With the election of Donald Trump, there is a lot of uncertainty about the market, but isn’t there always something causing uncertainty?

Folsom City Council Candidates Make Final Plea for Your Vote

With the election upon us, and Folsom’s future at stake, the candidates vying for 2 seats on the Folsom City Council, were given the opportunity to reach out to voters via MyFolsom.com.  Incumbent Jeff Starsky, along with challengers Roger Gaylord and Chad Vander Veen have answered the call. As of now, neither incumbent Ernie Sheldon

Folsom Named Best City in California to Raise a Family

With top rated schools, clean, safe streets and parks, and lots of fun stuff to do, Folsom consistently ranks on ‘best of’ lists from a variety of publications. The latest is Wallethub’s survey of cities in California, ranking Folsom number 1, as the best place to raise a family. We have miles of biking/hiking nature

Top 10 Tips for Making the Most of Folsom Live!

Save $15 and a lot of time! Folsom Live is just around the corner, coming to the Folsom Historic District on September 24.  With 12 bands on 4 stages, this is bound to be the party of the year. In order to ensure the best time and the best price, take heed of my top

MyFolsom Football Pick ’em Challenge is Back!

Back by popular demand, the MyFolsom.com Pro Football Pick ‘Em Challenge. Enter to win cool weekly prizes from local businesses. The person who wins the most gets an HDTV just in time for the playoffs, and we’ll have a drawing for a prize for one of the losers. It’s fun, it’s free, and it’s a

Get your Beer on with Whole Lotta Brews!

Whole Lotta Brews, one of the best and largest beer tasting events in the Sacramento area, returns to Folsom Saturday October 15th.   Get your brew on with unlimited craft beer samplings from around the region, along with gourmet food tastings from local restaurants, caterers and food vendors.   Get your dance on with live

Folsom Historic District Get Write-Up in SF Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Eric Gustafson writes of his Folsom experience: Johnny Cash may have made Folsom famous with his 1955 song “Folsom Prison Blues” and live performances at the prison in 1968, but there is more to this city than incarceration. Nestled against the El Dorado Hills, 22 miles east of Sacramento, Folsom is

Folsom Live Tickets on Sale Now – Use the MyFolsom Code for $5 off!

Folsom Live! comes back to the Folsom Historic District on September 24. With a little bit of something for everyone, this year’s line up includes the Blue’s Brothers’ tribute act, ‘Briefcase full of Blues’, dance, funk and soul from ‘The Pimps of Joytime’, ‘Superlicious’ and the ‘Midnight Players’. Country fans will enjoy the ‘Corduroys’ and

Folsom DUI Checkpoint This Weekend

  The Folsom Police Department Traffic Unit has announced it will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 19th, 2016, at an undisclosed location within the city limits during evening hours. There will also be a multi-agency DUI task force out on patrol Saturday evening, August 20.

Folsom City Council Candidate Debate Set – 5 Vying for 2 Seats

The field is set for this November’s Folsom City Council Election. Two seats are up for grabs, incumbents Ernie Sheldon and Jeff Starsky running for re-election. Two candidates who lost out in 2014 are running again. Security Consultant Roger Gaylord, and Marketing Communications Manager Chad Vander Veen are back for another chance.

Tap Folsom is Back!

  Tap Folsom comes back to the Folsom Historic District this Friday, August 5! This is the premier beer-tasting event in the Sacramento region, and this year will be bigger and better than ever. Sample from over 40 breweries, from nationally known to small, local brewers.  Additionally, you’ll find 6 food trucks, live entertainment by the Take

Mid-Year Housing Report – Folsom Still Strong

  The first-half numbers are in, and for Folsom home owners, the news is still good. 523 homes changed hands in the first half, slightly above the same period last year. The average price per square foot for homes sold was at it’s lowest, $219, in March, then jumped to $235 per foot in April,

SactoMoFo’s Folsom Food Truck Safari Returns Tonight

  It’s that time again! Come get your grub on at SactoMoFo’s Food Truck Safari, happening tonight at Lion’s Park, next to the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary. Tonight’s Lineup features local favorites Hefty Gyros, Krush Burger and more. There will be live music, plenty of space for the kids to play, and the Zoo will be

Salmon Falls Bridge Trail aka Darrington Trail

Salmon Falls Bridge Trail - El Dorado Hills

Salmon Falls Bridge Trail aka Darrington Trail in El Dorado Hills, CA Article Written By El Dorado Hills Resident: Brenan Greene This week, we wanted to cover a trail that was a bit more advanced then our last post on the Falcon Crest Walking Trail around Folsom Lake. The Salmon Falls Bridge Trail, also less commonly known

Folsom Leads Region in Housing Prices

With low crime, highly rated schools, 2 lakes, miles of bike/jog trails, great shopping and restaurants, there may not be a better place to live in the Sacramento region, than Folsom. It’s seems that home buyers agree.  Taking a look at Folsom homes for sale, and those sold in May show that the average price

Falcon Crest Trail Around Folsom Lake

Falcon Crest Trail

Falcon Crest Trail Around Folsom Lake – El Dorado Hills, CA Great Walking, Running and Horse Trail around Folsom Lake in El Dorado Hills, CA off Salmon Falls Road Walking Trail Article written by: Brenan Greene This post is the first of many to come in a series of walking, jogging, biking, hiking and horse