Cameron Park, CA Real Estate News

By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
    You gotta love the rays of light!   I love to see the sunlight shining through the clouds in the evening when the rays of light come through. It is a thing of beauty. We were expecting a quick shower in Cameron Park, which did happen, so the clouds where just getting ready when the shots were taken.
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
      I came across something very interesting and extremely dangerous in an apartment yesterday. Are you kidding me?   I have never seen such an attempt to repair a light switch, and I would not recommend doing such a repair as this one. Electricity is not something to be taken lightly, hire a qualified professional to make any improvements or repairs.
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
    If it were wrong in the first place, let's fix it the next time.     It is much easier to make a repair and make the same mistake the second time. If something needs to be repaired why not fix the original problem when the opportunity is there. I saw this pier block that was originally set in the wrong place, it is not centered on the post. The wood block has been replaced, though cracked already, but the block is still not right. It would not take that much more effort to remove and replace the block setting it in the right location.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
    I opened the attic access and there was a warm air coming down.   With the cost of energy increasing during the winter months, it’s important to have a ventilation system that is functioning at its best. Any ducts that are blocked or separated can be a real cost to the owners or tenants. That’s what I came across today. When I climbed the ladder and opened the access cover there was a warm flow of air coming right at me. This was strange considering it was winter and the unit had the heater on; I would have thought that it would have been warmer inside the unit rather than up in the attic space. Once I got up in the attic and turned on my flashlight, the mystery was solved. The duct to the bathroom was separated and blowing the hot air right toward the access opening. This duct repa...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
    If Your Retaining Wall Isn’t Retaining Dirt, You May Have a Problem     The idea of a retaining wall is usually to hold back soil. It may be keeping soil from coming toward your home, the wall can be used to hold the ground away from your fence, and sometimes a retaining wall can help to keep soil from eroding away from under the foundation.   We see this sort of construction up in the foothills of the Sierras when the properties are located on rolling hills. The soil may have been cut back for a driveway or the foundation of the building; when this is done the fresh earth is very likely to wash away during a storm. Putting in a retaining wall holds that soil in place.   What if the constructed retaining wall fails? They don’t last forever, so the need to repair or replace them is i...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  As a contractor I have had the opportunity to look at my share of homes that buyers have considered purchasing. This usually happens when things are whittled down to a choice few and the buyers just want to get a general sense on the condition of the building. The hidden values that I have found for them is usually in the form of an unrequired improvement. For example, an extra strength sink disposal, or the use of construction adhesive that was not required by code but done anyway. As I sitting here scanning these encounters there were no real “doozies” to speak of but a thought had occurred to me. I have one that I experienced as a buyer myself. Back in the early ‘90’s my wife and I were looking to move to the Cameron Park area and had done our homework and worked with our agent loo...
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By Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
Cameron Park "For Sale VS. Sold data and Housing Stats for Third Quarter of 2012 through to end of 2013.  Check out these numbers for my fine town of Cameron Park...May and June were the height of our market out here, last year, as this clearly shows.  (This is the same for El Dorado County, as a whole). A time of multiple offers and "would be" Homebuyers getting frustrated-causing many to just wait it out...well, no more multiple offers! The market has stabilized... The timing is perfect for you now! IF you want to become a Home Owner.  Interest rates are only going to continue to increase, from here on out. (As all indicators report) .   For ANY stats in Cameron Park or anywhere else in El Dorado County, or for any information you may need on the Home Buying and or Home Selling proce...
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Cobra On The Rack – Photo     I brought my truck into the mechanics shop today, a lot of things going on there. While waiting I got up close to at least one of the vehicles being worked on, this one caught my eye. I'm not a car expert but this one is pretty cool.  :)  
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Calls For Wind Damaged Fencing Repair in Cameron Park     It wasn’t hurricane force winds that we got in Cameron Park yesterday, but we sure got a bunch of calls to look at fencing damaged by the winds. Strong steady winds in areas that are usually calm can create a mess. We got several calls for fencing that has fallen or leaning and hope to get them back in working order soon.   View Larger Map
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  “Make sure we get everything wrapped up before we texture.”   These are always the words that must be restated before texturing walls and ceilings with a hopper. I love trying to match the existing texture so that the repairs cannot be detected. It’s an art that takes time and willingness to pull it off. The actual texturing of the walls and ceilings doesn’t take long at all; it’s the prep work that is time consuming. Everything the is not cover will get texture on it in some fashion, so great care must be taken to insure that nothing but the surfaces  in need of texture gets it. Things may be all wrapped up like a Christmas present when ready, but the time spent in getting ready is more than saved in clean-up. Take the time the cover everything and the whole job gets a lot easier.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Do You Trust Your El Dorado County Contractor?   As a contractor in El Dorado County, I have been fortunate enough to be called to repair dry rot and water damage in many of the apartment communities in the county. Roofs leaking from rains in the winter can seem like a regular event in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains. One particular apartment communities has had an ongoing problem with the roof leaking and damaging the ceiling and walls for several years. It hasn’t been the same leak but the roof was so old that the winds would blow off the shingles and new leaks would occur. Many contractors have done work to the drywall below these roofs; some contractors and handyman are better than others in getting the job done correctly. This year the owners reroofed the entire community a...
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By John Hayes, Folsom,El Dorado Hills, Shingle Springs, CP
(RE/MAX Gold Folsom)
LOCATION..LOCATION! Beautiful Single Story Home With A View! An Open 2599 Sqft 4 Bed--2 Bath Crown Molding..Travertine In The Kitchen,Bathrooms, Entry Way..10 foot Ceilings..Granite Counter Tops..Stainless Steel Appliances..Granite In The Bathrooms..Large Back Yard..With Large Hill In Back Yard Perfect For A Pool With Slide and Water Fall.. Large 3 Car Garage. Come See For Yourself!  Click Link Below To View More Pictures:  http://johnhayesrealestate.com/homes-for-sale-details/3629-VENTANA-WAY-CAMERON-PARK-CA-95682/13049616/6/ John J Hayes (Lic: 01709600)RE/MAX Gold Folsom (Lic: 00983982) 2340 E.Bidwell Street Folsom, CA 95630 Primary: 530-306-3316 Secondary: 530-306-3316 http://www.johnhayesrealestate.com
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Deer On The Runway At Cameron Park Airport – Photo     So I’m driving down Alhambra Drive along the Cameron Park Airport and I look to my left and see a deer on the runway. I’ve never seen that before; the airport doesn’t get a lot of traffic so it probably won’t be a problem. As I look up the runway a small plane is coming down the runway as it lands. I guess the deer has been around this for a while, and managed to get out of the way in plenty of time.         View Larger Map
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  It may be cooler outside these days, but the attic is still pretty warm.   We all know that heat rises, so the space above your home is warmer than your home. While the temperatures have been cooler outside, the temperatures can still be pretty warm to be working in the attic for several hours. I had that opportunity today. I may have sweat off several pounds today alone, but I don’t think this is something that I’d recommend doing on a regular basis. I was there because I had to find some leaks that were causing water damage in the apartment below. While I was up there, I took the time to get the wet insulation out.   I do try to dress appropriately, with safety in mind. The heat can be a problem, so I make sure that I get plenty of fluids. It’s dirty work but the water damage needed...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  These Donuts are Truly Heavenly – Heavenly Donuts in Cameron Park, CA       I eat more than my share of donuts in the morning, and I like to get to a wide variety of donut shops. As I head down the hill through El Dorado County, one of the tastiest donut shops is right off the freeway in Cameron Park. The shop can be found just north of the freeway at the Cambridge Exit.   Heavenly Donuts 3950 Cambridge Rd, Cameron Park, CA ‎   (530) 677-7963 ‎   View Larger Map
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
    HEALTH EXPO in Cameron Park, CA Who doesn’t want to improve their health? This is a great opportunity to learn about what is available to you right here in Cameron Park. Come see what is happening here in October.   Wednesday, October 9, 2013 10:00am – 4:00pm Cameron Park Community Center 2502 Country Club Dr. Cameron Park, 95682   Enjoy a day of health and wellness with a variety of vendors featuring new products and a variety of other options to improve your overall health and quality of life. For more information call (530) 677-2231.   ***Check it out***   www.cameronpark.org for all the new exciting Winter classes offered by the CP CSD!!   Would you like to be a vendor?   View Larger Map
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Petco Comes to Cameron Park, CA   There is now a Petco in Cameron Park, CA that many have been waiting to arrive in this foothill community. Pet owners have started pouring into the new store at the Golderado Shopping Center on Palmer Drive. This is the Grand Opening Weekend and looks to be a welcome addition to the Center. The store features full service grooming, dog training, and an aquatics department. Come check it out for yourself. Here are the store hours: Store Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM - 9PM Saturday 9AM - 9PM Sunday 10AM - 7PM   Petco in Cameron Park is located in the Golderado Shopping Center at 3454 Palmer Drive Cameron Park, CA 95682 530-672-1069     View Larger Map
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  As Promised, The Rains Came to the Sierra Foothills of El Dorado County.   The forecast was for rain early this morning, and that is exactly what we got. At times it was pretty heavy; something that we haven’t seen in many months. I was driving up the hill this afternoon, leaving Sacramento, and it looked like we were still in for some more rain.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Sometimes You Just Have To Get Face To Face.   I was hit with an emergency call after a water heater burst in an upstairs unit recently; the water had run for several hours and caused extensive damage. While there was damage to the upstairs unit, it was nothing in comparison to the unit below. A lot of work needed to be done right away to attack the situation. Of course this would take place over the next several days before completed. The wet sheetrock and insulation needed to be removed, fans and dehumidifiers run, and this was just the first day. These emergency repairs can be very frustrating for the tenant and management, so communication is very important at every step. I have found that a face to face conversation with all the parties is best, especially if it can be done with ...
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