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

Posted on: February 11, 2020

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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 that come with using them as vacation rentals.

So, the City of Folsom’s Community Development Department will be hosting a public workshop on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 to discuss standards for these accessory dwelling units.

In addition, staff will be presenting the results of the workshop and discussing next steps on the ADU Ordinance with the Historic District Commission on February 19.

Do you want your voice to be heard? Be there:

Community Workshop:  Standards for Accessory Dwelling Units

Date:  Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020

Time:  6 to 8 pm

Location:  Folsom Community Center (52 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630)

Public Meeting:  Historic District Commission

Date:  Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

Time:  5 pm

Location:  Folsom City Hall, Council Chambers (50 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630)

For more information on accessory dwelling units, including past staff reports and presentations, as well as other information on the City’s Zoning Code Update, please visit:  www.folsom.ca.us/zoningcode

For information on Historic District Commission meetings, please visit:  https://www.folsom.ca.us/city_hall/depts/cnc/historic/default.asp

An Appraiser’s Open Letter to Home Buyers

Posted on: January 31, 2020

 

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 gets only makes a living if people buy, so of course he’s going to say ‘things are great!’

I suppose that industry reputation is deserved. After all it is true that we only get paid when we sell something.

Still, I try to give people the benefit of my knowledge and experience, and I do it honestly.

I was, therefore thrilled to see the article I’m about to present. It was written by Ryan Lundquist, local appraiser who is a sought after speaker and expert on the housing market and home values.

He is saying some of the things I often do, and some I wish I could.

Don’t take it from me, take it from Ryan:

An open letter to home buyers

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