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The Real McCoy: Why would a Realtor try to sell an overpriced listing?

Dear Kari, My husband and I wanted to sell our house and buy a one-level home. We interviewed three different Realtors and two of the Realtors had similar price suggestions, yet t ...

Olga on Investments: Understand S&P, Dow and Nasdaq

Oftentimes we look at financial websites and see the S&P 500, Dow and NASDAQ. Most people know that they are related to how the market is doing, but what do they represent? Wh ...

On the Town: What happened to Auburn Dam?

If you have a story you’d like to share, know of a new business opening up in town, would like to honor someone, enjoyed a great meal, found a special offer or just heard som ...

From Where I Sit: Look around, history is being made now

Last week I wrote about the goings-on in the swath of middle-eastern countries that currently takes up continuous American headlines. And although I’ve had time to think abou ...

The Real McCoy: Avoid lawsuits when selling

Dear Kari, My husband and I are in the midst of selling our home and our agent gave us a ridiculously huge stack of disclosure forms to fill out on our home. We have alw ...

Olga on Investments: Making the decision

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is actually make a choice. Often times we know what the issue is and where we want to be, but taking the dive and making changes is the hardest pa ...

From Where I Sit: Destructive museum trip

Like you, I am largely ignorant of all of the dynamics behind the goings on by what we now know as ISIS. All of us get our information second-hand, third-hand, or worse, through th ...

On the Town: Honoring our local students

My shows are back Last week I watched this season’s first episodes of “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race.” The “Survivor” episode was very ...

The Real McCoy: The truth about bridge loans

Dear Kari, My husband and I have been discussing moving into a bigger home for a while now and finally last night he said let’s do it! The next day I called a real estate of ...

Olga on Investments: How to navigate the Social Security website

As many have noticed, Social Security is no longer sending yearly notices that state what the retirement benefits are. Due to budget cuts, only the people nearing the Social Securi ...