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I am a breast cancer warrior.  I am also a Political Bozo.  Which makes it a bit ironic that I was invited to travel to Washington DC last week to advocate to Congress for breast cancer.  Truth be told, I had to look up who my house representatives are.  How do you address them? And I'm still unc...
05/08/2019
December 2018 California's Governor Gavin Newsom and family purchased their new home in Fair Oaks, on 8 acres on the bluffs overlooking Sacramento Bar. While I am not in his inner circle, I have been pulled into his outer orbit by the fact he is now my neighbor 3 doors away!  I thought I would sh...
05/06/2019
Frequently you hear the saying “If these walls could talk”. I heard the saying last week as the owner of the Levering House at 7881 Orange Ave talked about his home during his 31 years of ownership. A man with a huge heart, Doug Porter has tried to help those in need by renting out rooms in his 2...
04/15/2018
Sacramento is showing up on the national stage lately, generating a lot of interest in moving here.  The recently released movie, Lady Bird, features nostalgic scenes of Sacramento and it's hometown beauty.  In an interview, the author recounts how the film crew kept checking for home prices duri...
11/28/2017
That nice couple moving into your neighbor's home may unknowingly be part of an increasingly irritating rental scam. Here's how it works.  Dirtbag (DB), the crook, finds a Realtor's listing on the internet, then copies all the photos and descriptions.  Then DB creates an online For Rent ad on Cra...
02/01/2017
Fair Oaks, California, Old Homes Review, by Sally Dunbar, Old Homes Editor7848 Orange Avenue, the Rice-Chasko Home Fair Oaks has it's share of lovely historic homes. Fair Oaks grew as a community at the turn of the century along the American River, 17 miles upstream of Sacramento. As one of the e...
01/27/2017
Sacramento has been in a drought the past few years, but this year the flood gates have opened up. Yes, WAY above average, finally.  I always point out the possible drainage issues a home may face that are apparent when I show a home.  A few years ago, a Buyer's daughter asked me to stop because ...
01/27/2017
Now stop that.  If your mind immediately went to a tall bar stool, with bouncy babes in black shorts, you got it wrong.  I'm a Hooter, but not that kind. Think pink, instead.As a 10 year breast cancer survivor, I have raise $4,000 to $7000 for the past 3 years for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk, w...
05/21/2016
The history of Fair Oaks is full of intertwining families, and so it is with this month’s Old Home feature - the Alvin L. Heim Home at 4940 Minnesota Ave. Alvin came to Fair Oaks from Indiana in 1909, buying 10 acres on Minnesota, tucked against what is now the North Ridge Golf Course. He married...
03/30/2016
Veteran loans through the VA are awesome for the veteran - but sellers are frequently reluctant to accept an offer with VA financing.  Usually that is becasue the VA requires that the home has a pest clearance, and many sellers (including banks who have held the foreclosed properties) don't want ...
04/08/2015
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