el dorado county: Why I love El Dorado County - 04/22/08 09:51 AM
On my way back from servicing a listing of mine (1862 Victorian complete with a guest house and a General Store, located in Greenwood Ca.) I stopped to take in the view and test out my new camera. This is one of the many reasons I choose to work and live in this county.
 
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el dorado county: Placerville History - Bell Tower on Historic Main Street - 04/11/08 04:33 AM
My First Segment in a series about Historic Placerville
 
Many a morning as I sit in the local coffee shop "Centro" I gaze at the bell tower, and for some reason the sencond to last paragraph of this story runs through my mind. (The tower has watched most of Placerville's history pass beneath it, especially in the days when the plaza was the center of life. People met beneath its bell to share the news, discuss the weather and to watch the world go by.) 
 
 
The Story of the BellTower
The BellTower on Historic Main Street is a unique sight. Not many towns can … (0 comments)

el dorado county: YOUTH COMMISSION SPAGHETTI FEED - 04/11/08 03:53 AM
                                                                                                           
Support the youth of today by supporting the Youth Commission of El Dorado County: finding the gold in our youth!
 
EL DORADO COUNTY YOUTH COMMISSION
Presents...
ALL YOU CAN EAT SPAGHETTI FEED
with SILENT AUCTION
When; Friday, April 11, 2008 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
 
Where; Union Mine High School - 6530 Koki Lane El Dorado
How Much; Tickets: $10
Get yours from a youth commissioner or the 4-H office: 311 Fair Lane, Placerville.
For more information, call (530) 621-5503.
 
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el dorado county: Hangtown Toastmasters Win Again! - 04/06/08 08:54 AM
Mark Hegarty wins "Toastmasters area 74 international speech contest" Following his award winning speech Wednesday night, the president of Hangtown Toastmasters remarked "We are proud to have Mr. Hegarty in our club. He is carrying on the long tradition of success we have enjoyed" In addition to owning "Hegarty Law Offices" (http://www.hegartylaw.com/) Mr. Hegarty is also a local real estate investor that has brought pride to Placerville and El Dorado County community by rehabilitating Historic Homes in the area.  
Dr. Petrice Foxworthy Area 74 Governor and owner of Cambridge Chiropractic (http://www.cambridgechiropractic.com/) was the presiding officer, and did a remarkable job coordinating the event. … (1 comments)

el dorado county: Good Schools Help Property Owners - 03/28/08 11:32 AM
While News of falling home values seems to dominate the market, there are pockets of real estate that have seen home prices holding steady. In an interesting study from Truila, Inc. one factor seems to stand out - highly rated local elementary schools. The analysis of 2 million homes found cities and suburbs with highly-rated schools saw their property value perform significantly better than nearby cities with poor-performing schools. To learn more, visit here; http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/placerville-California/#school_section   
 
Want to search for a home by school district? No problem; http://www.briancreel.com/search.cfm?BID=64&County=El%20Dorado
 
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el dorado county: Home improvement - Cost vs. Value - 03/21/08 12:07 PM
A lot of my clients ask me (especially since it's now a "buyers market"),
Should I sell now or is it better to remodel or maybe even add on to my house?
Will I get my Return on Investment?
As a rule of thumb you want your house to be at LEAST as functional (up to date) as other similar homes in your neighborhood. Most remodeling projects WILL NOT recoup all the money spent. It will help your home sell faster and for more money, but most projects do not add value. Here is a nice site to check out if you … (1 comments)

el dorado county: Tips for HIRING A CONRACTOR - 03/20/08 09:36 AM
WOW, I read this the other day and it just confirms what I have been advising my clients for years. Read this article that was printed in the local paper just 2 days ago 
 
 
Now check out the "Helpful Hints" document I give to my clients who either just bought a home and are excited about getting it "fixed up" or sellers who are getting their home ready to put on the market and are taking care of all that "deferred maintenance" that has been piling up over the years.
  
HIRING A CONRACTOR
Question - How do I find the right licensed contractor?
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