Placerville, 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)
    Are Your Sacramento Concrete Curbs Appealing?   We have all seen the ugly broken concrete curbs in Sacramento parking lots and apartment communities in our home towns. When the curbs are in good shape and working properly; nobody seems to notice. But once they start looking broken and falling apart, everyone seem to notice.   The concrete curbs can also be a risk for liability and injury. Curbing tends to be in locations that are walked around regularly. Repairing the curbs can help eliminate the potential loss from an accident in Sacramento.  
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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)
This Hidden Gem Was Truly Hidden   I love my home, it sits in a wonderful horse property community called Greenstone Country and is very peaceful. It is not that we are 100 miles from civilization but sometimes it seems that we. We live on a quiet road, a couple hundred feet from the end so there is no through traffic and only one neighbor on that side of our property. At night you can hear crickets, occasionally the coyote, and if the wind picks up you can hear it moving closer as it makes its way through the trees and the gentle hills. Guests are often amazed at the quiet, relaxed, out in nature feel to the place. We wanted this home the day we first saw it and one day purchase the home at a great price. We had done our homework and the numbers were something we could not pass up. We ...
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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)
        The construction of the new Ross Dress for Less Store in Placerville, CA has taken great strides the last few months. The construction project is part of the revamping of the Prospector’s Plaza Shopping Center. The new Ross store will be 25,000 square feet and will require the demolition of 9,500 square feet of existing shop space. Prospector’s Plaza is located near Missouri Flat Road and Highway 50 and is anchored by K-mart, CVS and Save Mart Supermarket.     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)
  Clear Day Met With Clouds at Sunset – Photo       It was an otherwise clear day today, no real cloud cover to speak of. As the sun began to set though, the clouds appeared and made for an interesting view. The clear skies made for a cooler day, with no sign of rain yet.  
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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 don’t know what it is but there is something about knowing a little about bed bugs that makes me always check for them. During a recent overnight trip, I made certain that I looked in the common hiding places for these little bugs. Luckily, I did not find any and I was able to sleep soundly. 
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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 not seem like much, but it’s all we have.       We have just started to get the slightest bit of rain in El Dorado County today. Not much of a storm but it is something. After having no rainfall for 50+ days in the dead of winter, any rain is good!  
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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)
      Check Your Jury Status Online in El Dorado County     I got my regular jury summons a few weeks ago. I say regular because it comes like clockwork about once a year. I haven’t served on a jury in decades, but since I get excused I’m back on the list for the next year. I wish they would pick me, I already have my verdict.    The usual procedure is to call the County Recording to see if your services will be needed. The call needs to be made after 5:00 pm the day before your scheduled trial date. My date is Tuesday this week, I will be contacting them tomorrow evening. I noticed that you can now check your status online. I think I will try this, maybe I'll get to serve this time!    
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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)
      Will you work with lenders on a Home Improvement Loan?     There is so much that goes into the purchase and/ or improvement of a home in Placerville; having the right general contractor can go a long way in helping the homeowner. The right contractor can add value, save time, and make the transaction beneficial to the homeowner.   Maybe it has been the result of the current housing situation but the question of working with a Home Improvement loan has not been all that common of late. But things seem to be turning around a bit in the Placerville area, I have gotten a few calls in regard to this type of funding.   This is great news for many industries in our area, home improvement can add value to properties and neighborhoods. It stimulates the sales of building materials and rela...
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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)
    We are on a journey, but we have to look at our feet.     It has been quite a week of excitement and I feel that so much is happening right now, with much more still to come. Do you ever just find yourself in the middle of a bunch of great things that I can get overwhelming? It has been that way for me this last week.    All of the details probably aren’t all that important here but this week:   I reached one million points on ActiveRain. The support here has been great and the feedback once I did reach that milestone was incredible. I feel a part of this wonderful family of fellow bloggers.   It was my birthday and I felt bombarded with so many loving comments here, on Facebook, texts, emails and even the phone. I feel blessed to have so many caring people in my life today.   My fa...
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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)
  1,000,000 points in 3 Years?  Yeah It’s Possible!   Three years ago I kind of stumbled across this interesting web site called ActiveRain. There was something about it that caught my attention long enough for me to sign up as a non-paying member. While looking around the site and checking things out, doing very little really, I noticed that I had already gotten a few points. Looking around a bit more, I learned that there things that I could do in my profile that earned points – so I did. Curious to see how the whole point thing worked, I discovered that there was a bunch of ways to get points on a regular basis. In fact, I could get points just by logging in every day. Honestly, I don’t think I missed one log in day in three years! It didn’t take long to pick up points every day and ...
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By Jesse Coffey, Trust in Experience and Proven Results
(Roseville Real Estate Agent | Lincoln Real Estate Agent | Rocklin Real Estate Agent | Granite Bay Real Estate Agent)
Take a look at other Placerville homes for sale Thinking about selling your Placerville home?   Listing Details Two story Placerville home sold on almost 1 acre! 3100 Pioneer Hill Rd, Placerville, Ca. 95667 List Price: $264,900Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 3Square Footage: 2,107 Sold For: $238,000 Call Jesse Coffey at 916-872-7775 to learn more about this home, selling your home, or purchasing a different home.   In addition to Placerville real estate I am a very knowledgeable Rescue real estate agent, Cameron Park real estate agent, Shingle Springs real estate agent, and El Dorado Hills real estate agent. Contact me for all of your real estate needs.   View Placerville homes for sale.   This Placerville home is located at 3100 Pioneer Hill Rd, Placerville, CA 95667. This Placerville home was ...
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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)
  Yes, that hot water can destroy the light-weight concrete       I probably wouldn’t have believed it until I saw it myself many years ago, but a long tern hot water leak can actually turn light-weight concrete into a slurry mess over time. The hot water breaks down the solid concrete into its unharned form and will not harden again. Remember that the next time there is a small leak in an apartment unit.    
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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)
   There are many factors that go into the selection of a general contractor for your home improvement project in California. At or near the top of the list is:   Is your contractor licensed in the State of California? Is the contractor the proper bond for his work? Does your contractor carry Commercial General Liability Insurance?   This last one can play an important role in your decision to enter into a contract for improvements to your home. Knowing a little bit more about this may help in making that decision.   Contractors are not required to carry Commercial General Liability Insurance! What? That’s right, in the State of California the Contractors Board has not made it mandatory to have such a policy in place to do work on your home. That may surprise many who are looking to hir...
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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)
  What Does It Mean To Be a Bonded Contractor?   In an earlier post, I discussed the important of hiring a licensed contractor for projects over $500 including materials. While hiring a licensed contractor is not a guarantee that your job will be done to your satisfaction, it is a recommended step in the selection of a home improvement professional. One of the requirements as a licensed general contractor with the Contractors State Licensing Board is to be bonded. Currently, the minimum bond amount is $12,500 in the State of California and for most contractors; it is called a California Contractor’s License Bond. Many consumers mistake this for liability insurance – it is not! The purpose of the bond is to ensure that contractors maintain a minimum level of financial solvency in the eve...
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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)
  Are You Licensed? This Often Asked Question Needs To Be Changed.   Anyone with a little time and money can go to their local governmental office and get a license. Licenses are issued every day in California for all sorts of businesses. That is not the license that you are asking about is it? Course not! You want to know if I am licensed as a general contractor in the State of California. If you plan on hiring a contractor to do some work for you, it is very important that you ask the right questions. The question needs to be, Are you a licensed contractor with the State of California? In order to get a contractor’s license, the contractor has to have had a number of years in the trade, pass a two part test, be bonded, and a few other things take make getting this license difficult. T...
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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)
    There are three small lakes inside Greenstone Country that have been getting lower in water level because of the lack of rain this year. In the photo you can see the usual height of the lake by the discoloration of the bird perches. The water is getting so low, I think I saw a duck walking across the lake.  J   There is a chance of rain on Saturday.
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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)
  Why a 3” Drain Pipe Should Not Be Installed in a 3 ½” wall.     Here is the situation, you have a wall, like most walls found on the exterior of homes in California. The space in between the interior drywall and the exterior siding is 3 ½”; this is the same space you will find filled with insulation. On occasion, we see 3” drain pipe running through this size wall. So you may be thinking, “Tom, 3 ½” is greater than a 3” pipe. Why can’t it be installed?” Great question. Any of the plumbing fitting used on this pipe, since the pipe slides into the fitting, measures a whopping 4”! You may ask, “Tom, what happens to the extra ½”?” Another great question!   It doesn’t go anywhere! It forces the drywall or siding or both to bulge out to at least the 4” needed to fit the fitting.
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By Jesse Coffey, Trust in Experience and Proven Results
(Roseville Real Estate Agent | Lincoln Real Estate Agent | Rocklin Real Estate Agent | Granite Bay Real Estate Agent)
Take a look at other Placerville homes for sale Thinking about selling your Placerville home?   Listing Details Two story Placerville home in contract on almost 1 acre! 3100 Pioneer Hill Rd, Placerville, Ca. 95667 Price: $264,900Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 3Square Footage: 2,107 Call Jesse Coffey at 916-872-7775 to learn more about this home, selling your home, or purchasing a different home.   In addition to Placerville real estate I am a very knowledgeable Rescue real estate agent, Cameron Park real estate agent, Shingle Springs real estate agent, and El Dorado Hills real estate agent. Contact me for all of your real estate needs.   View Placerville homes for sale.   This Placerville home is located at 3100 Pioneer Hill Rd, Placerville, CA 95667. This Placerville home is listed for sale at...
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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)
  Happy With Your Propane Service in El Dorado County?   We have never had a need for propane service until moving to our current home in Placerville, CA. It was at that point that we started our research and selection of the propane providers in El Dorado County. We had to take several things into account. The first cost to consider was the tank itself. You can purchase your own tank for a couple thousand dollars or rent it month to month. Renting the unit would allow maintenance and replacement if something were to go wrong. We chose to rent our unit and it has work out for us. Obviously the cost of the fuel itself plays a major part in the final selection. We found that the costs can vary greatly from company to company – be sure to call around on the cost of the propane in El Dorado...
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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)
  He May Not Give A Damn, But I do!   You have got to find a general contractor who cares about your project. If he doesn’t have a great concern for making the best of your situation, find someone who will. Your project needs to be the top priority through the end.       Looking for a contractor in El Dorado County?     Tromler Construction 916.765.5366 
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