Carmichael, 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)
    Apartment Cabinets Install in Carmichael, CA     Cabinets get worn down and shabby after a while, and one day they will need to be replaced. This is true in rental property where the use can be a bit more extreme. We had the opportunity to replace one of those sets of cabinets yesterday. The unit was occupied, but we managed to get them installed the same day.  
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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)
  Dry Rot Repair in Carmichael, CA     Tromler Construction specializes in Dry Rot Repair and Water Damage restoration in the Sacramento Area. If you are in need to get the cost for repair on your home or business, Tom Arstingstall is a dry rot contractor who can help. With over 25 years of experience in all areas of construction repair, he knows what to look for and how to repair the damages.   There will be a crew of workman in the Carmichael area of Sacramento this week if you are considering having some repairs done. Need an estimate? This week may be a good to for you to get that done.   Of course if you have any other needs and are in the market for a general contractor give Tromler Construction a call at 916-765-5366. Whether it's dry rot repair, water damage restoration or other...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker)
As I write this morning about selling a white elephant, I am reminded of a home in Carmichael, California, which was next door to a home I sold a few years ago. That home stood out like a sore thumb among the other more modest homes on that street. The owners had expanded and added on within an inch of its life for the size of that lot, really pushed the boundaries and probably required a variance. On top of that, it had a tall fence around it, topped by glittery gold ornaments attached to marble-looking columns. Pretty tacky looking. But I'm sure the owner thought it was beautiful. At least one of them probably does. The other one probably sits in the dark in the living room with the drapes closed and drinks away her days. You can read more in my personal blog about Selling the White E...
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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)
  A bad repair will only make others wonder what is behind it.     As a general contractor in Sacramento, I get the opportunity to see a lot of water and dry rot damages in the Sacramento region. I have seen rotted wood in various stages of severity. Water damage in the early stage may be very common, but the badly damaged wood is usually what I get called to repair.   Quite often the area of leaking has been patched by someone in the past. Some are good patches and some are just downright silly. The patch can often be a sign of the repair, or lack of, that was done. When you see a poorly patch area, don't you wonder what it looks like below the surface.   Maybe it's just me but the patch work, what you see when the work is done, is a great indicator of the repair itself. There is a cer...
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By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
What does a typical 203k project look like? Here are a few that we saw in the past year...   SFR south of San Jose. Needed a new roof, heating system was well beyond it's useful life. Vegitation growing all over the home... clinging vines, dated kitchen and bathrooms. Seller ignored repairs for years thus a lower than typical sales price would be in order. Duplex northease of Davis. Lack of typical maintenace over a long period of time caused damage to wood members that might have been avoided with normal owner preventive mainteance. Seller should eat the loss here as this never should have gotten this bad. SFR in Vallejo. This cute home just need some updating and weatherization. SFR in SF had an illegal lower level unit. Someone convered the basement to a second living area but forgot...
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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, The Cabinet Looks Nice But What Happened To The Hose Bib?   I was asked to give an estimate on remodeling a laundry room in an apartment community in Carmichael, CA, but I didn’t get the job. I don’t always hear why that happens but my guess is they got a better price. It’s not a fair practice but many times a client will get the lowest bid then “shop it around”; that is, show the estimate with the price and look for someone to beat it. If I find out about someone doing this, I won’t bid for them again. There’s a reason for this but that’s another post festering inside me.  The result of going with the lowest price is often a reduction in quality and some poor choices. A portion of this estimate included the installation of a new sink and cabinet. It was apparent that to do this ...
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By David Vandermyden, Real Estate Professionals working for you
(Pacific Coast Group)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Carmichael, CA Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Homes Close to Where You Work What is Your Home Worth?   David Vandermyden Keller Williams Realty 916-749-5577 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 2817 Gunn Rd Carmichael, CA Scan with your smartphone & take me with you. Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour Print Brochure JUST SOLD!     Simply lovely home in a peaceful, park-like setting! $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS ( 2 full ) 1921 Square Feet Simply lovely home in a peaceful, park-like setting! Sitting on over a 1/4 acre lot, this beautifully-maintained 3 bedroom 2 ...
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By Mark Haynes
(Galster Group)
One of the best parts about looking at homes for sale near Carmichael Christmas Lights is you always have a beautiful display while you're exploring the neighborhood. Everyone knows the most important part of any home purchase is the location. What people forget to think about actively is what kind of neighborhood they want to look in. If you enjoy the holiday spirit year round and are looking for a community to belong to, then looking at homes for sale near Carmichael Christmas lights are a great place to start! You can bet that not only does this community celebrate Christmas weith lights, but they are also the kind of neighbors that celebrate other holidays as well. This is the wholesome environment you want to raise a family in. With like minded families who celebrate life through f...
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Many young families moving to Carmichael, CA look at homes for sale near Albert Schweitzer Elementary School. This is because Albert Schweitzer Elementary is one of the elementary schools in the San Juan Unified School District. This district has good ratings. As with any public school system there will be fluctuation between schools but as a whole, San Juan Unified is a great public school system for your child. At Albert Schweitzer, the class sizes average around 27-28 students for every teacher. It gives great opportunity for one on one attention with your child. Parents agree that one of the strongest pieces of this school is the Kindergarten program. Given the great Kindergarten teachers at the school, anyone looking for home listings near Albert Schweitzer Elementary School is set...
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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)
  Electrical Accidents Can Happen When You Least Expect It.   An apartment community was going to have an important HUD inspection for Section 8 housing, and had an electrical concern. A few years ago, an electrical contractor ran a surface mounded conduit on the ceiling from the dining room, through the kitchen, and to the panel. Beside the fact that it looked ugly, HUD will not approve the unit. So I was asked to make some changes so that it would pass the inspection. This included pulling the wires through the ceiling rather than on the surface. I needed to drill a hole above the panel in an area that I thought would be safe, I was wrong. Apparently, the contractor ran a wire in the same place that I thought would be safe to drill. The drill bit cut through the romex and there was a ...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker)
I don't know any REALTORS who really like participating in a listing presentation and trying to win that listing for, say, a Carmichael pool home, for example. It's a little disasteful because often a REALTOR® is judged on criteria based on ignorance. However, if a seller doesn't have a referral to a Carmichael REALTOR®, then a seller might have no choice but to interview Carmichael REALTORS® and try to find the REALTOR® best suited for the job. The problem is sellers don't always choose the best REALTOR®. That's because they don't use the right criteria or know how to choose the best REALTOR® so they pick the REALTOR® who tells them they will sell that Carmichael pool home for more money than any other REALTOR®. I try not to be that REALTOR® but what happens when my price is the highes...
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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)
  Does Your Sacramento Rental Property Need A Contractor?   When a contractor is asked to come into an apartment after a tenant moves out, it usually means that they are extensive damages done to the property that needs to be repaired. In Sacramento today, I got a chance to take a peek into one of these units after the tenant skipped out during the night. The property had some serious repair needs, holes in the walls, doors and cabinets, broken fixtures, and damaged flooring just for starters. It’s a shame that tenants create such damage and leave town. But all this stuff can be fixed in a short time and things will be good again. I did see something that I had never seen before. The toilet water supply line had a wand like you would see in the shower. It wasn’t real clear what this was...
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By Allan Sanchez, Rocklin & Roseville, Short Sale Agent
(Roseville CA & Rocklin CA Short Sale Agent)
Carmichael Duplex for Sale by Real Estate Agent Allan Sanchez  Here's my newest listing in Carmichael, a large duplex in a great location off Fair Oaks Blvd.  1831 Westminster Court has two large, two bedroom units that each have their own garage.  It needs some updating but rents are solid and with this great location, it's not hard to find tenants.  This Carmichael duplex is listed for $350,000. Carmichael duplex's are rare.  There really aren't many around, especially so close to Fair Oaks Blvd.  This is a wonderful opportunity for someone looking for income producing property.  As a Carmichael real estate agent for the last 14 years, I can help you find an investment property to add to your portfolio.  If the time is right to sell, I can help you sell your home for the most money po...
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By Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker
(RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks)
$308,888 , 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 0 half baths, 1,854 square feet     Susan Neal | RE/MAX Gold Fair Oaks | (916) 705-8951 5865 Sharps Cir, Carmichael, CA Lovely home with 2 master suites - one downstairs. Loaded with upgrades throughout. Spotless! Must see inside. 4BR/3BA Single Family House   offered at $308,888 Year Built 1985 Sq Footage 1,854 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 0.13 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This inviting and comfortable 4 bedroom contemporary home is upgraded throughout with high quality materials, fixtures and décor items. All stainless kitchen with GE Profile range, microwave and dishwasher. Many features to save on utility bills, including dual pane windows, ceiling fans, bonus baseboard heating in fami...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker)
You can read more about Every Picture Tells a Story About a Carmichael Pool Home in my professional blog on my business website today. Offered @ $289,000 by Elizabeth Weintraub, Lyon Real Estate. Photo: Elizabeth Weintraub
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By Doug Reynolds, Realtor - Sacramento, CA
(Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate)
  I just represented the buyers on the sale of this UNIQUE property in the wonderful neighborhood of Shelfield in Carmichael.  This mid century modern property was designed by John Harvey Carter.  In the 8 years i've been a full time Realtor in the Sacramento area, I've never seen a property quite like this one.  It is truly one of a kind.  Unfortunately, the property had been neglected for a few years so my clients have the fun challenge of bringing this property back to life with updating and remodeling.  Cool property with straight lines everywhere, tons of windows/natural light, lots of wood, flat roof and cement floor in the living area. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,700 square feet, almost half an acre lot with a pool.
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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 Do Apartment Rehabs in Sacramento?   Yes, we have been working on interior and exterior repairs and restorations for apartment owners and managers for decades. 80 – 90 % of our work is in apartment communities in the Sacramento area. If you have a small project that needs to be done or an entire apartment complex in Sacramento, we can help. Apartment rehabs can be done in different ways. Some communities chose to rehab units as the units become vacant. Depending on the size and turnover rate, this can take several years to complete. We have been called in to wrap up some units to complete the rehab in some cases. Depending on the extent of work inside a unit, some complexes will give notice of work to be done a building at a time. We can get into these units and wrap things up ...
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By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Carmichael Short Sale / 5616 Cypress Ave. / Short Sale Specialist Our latest closed Carmichael Short Sale is 5626 Cypress Ave. This IndyMac/One West Bank serviced property was worrisome to say the least. With an incorporative tenant and losing 2 previous investor buyers due to inspections we began to get a little worried. So we put on our never give up gloves and took action. We got a third and final buyer and reached approval in 14 days and closed in just 28! By putting in the time and commitment and not letting the tenants get the best of us, we saved our client $350,000 in debt. If this sounded like the perfect Carmichael home or investment property for you don’t worry we have others. Check out what’s available in the below home search Search for Carmichael Homes for Sale Whether you...
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By Doug Reynolds, Realtor - Sacramento, CA
(Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate)
  JUST SOLD 5/3/2013!!! in Carmichael.  I represented the sellers of this beautiful home.  When my photographer (Valado Mori, 916-595-6162) showed up at the house for the photo shoot, he asked me who did the staging?? I laughed and said, no one.  This is how amazing my clients keep their house.  The home showed extremely well, the photos turned out great and we hit the market with a full marketing blast.  We gave buyers one week to view the house and submit offers.  When it was all said and done we received 5 offers and negotiated the price to $293,900, almost $10,000 above the list price.  A very smooth transaction due to great condition of the house. Congratulations to my awesome clients for selling their first home and starting a new chapter in their lives. Here's the virtual tour a...
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By Doug Reynolds, Realtor - Sacramento, CA
(Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate)
  Beautifully remodeled & updated Carmichael home has 3 beds & 2 baths on a quiet street featuring a bright & open floor plan. Updated kitchen with granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. Spacious layout is perfect for entertaining year round or step out to the covered patio & pool for outdoor summer fun. Energy efficient with new central heat & air and insulation in 2011, dual pane windows & ceiling fans. New roof installed 2011. This home has it all and wont last long!!! Virtual Tour 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,592 square feet.  Listed at $284,900  
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