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Davis & Amaral thrives on personal attention

Tom Davis and Dennis Amaral Davis & Amaral Mortgage Consultants in 1992. They and thier team combine modern-day technology with "old school" personal service. Photo by Caroline Taylor

Tom Davis, co-owner of Davis & Amaral Mortgage Consultants, has been in El Dorado Hills for more than 20 years. Not only has the company survived the economic downturn, the transition to online business, as well as new banking laws and other restrictions in the loan industry, but it has thrived. “Being here for 23 years, I think […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Financial Focus: What to look for from a financial advisor

Iain Marshall

There’s a lot to know about investing, so it’s a good idea to get some professional help. But with so many financial advisors out there, how can you choose one that’s right for you? You may have to interview several prospective financial advisors before deciding on one. When you talk to them, see if you […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Financial focus: Maximize the benefits of your charitable giving

Iain Marshall

It’s certainly the season for giving — and when you make charitable gifts, you can both give and receive. To get the most out of your gifts, your first step is to make sure you are giving to a worthy charity. That means you’ll need to ask some questions. How does a group measure its effectiveness? […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Financial focus: Avoid emotional investment decisions

Iain Marshall

What’s the biggest obstacle to your ability to invest successfully? Is it the ups and downs of the financial markets? Political events? The fact that you weren’t born rich? Actually, the chief hurdle you face is something over which you have control: your own emotions. Your emotions can lead to a variety of ill-advised investment […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Financial focus: Beware of scary inhabitants of the investment world

Iain Marshall

In just a few days, witches, zombies and vampires will be converging on your house, asking for candy. As is the case every Halloween, you’ll likely be merely amused over the sight of these costumed characters. But in other areas of life, such as the investment world, you may need to watch out for some […]

Comments Off / September 23, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

EDH Brewing Company offers fresh drinks, German fare

It's all in the family for Dennis, Anessa and their son Bryce Dovala as they embark on a new adventure. The longtime El Dorado Hills residents opened EDH Brewing Company in the Embarcadero Center on Labor Day and welcome the community to the brew pub's grand opening from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The EDH Brewing Company is a place for families and friends to congregate — a welcome new option for food, drink and a casual place to unwind on the north side of town. The brew pub opened Labor Day and will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday, Sept. 12. Brewmaster and owner Dennis Dovala offers five different […]

1 Comment / September 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Batter up at KG Sports Club

The Gyarmati family is living a long-held dream by opening KG Sports Club, a new temperature-controlled indoor batting cage center in Cameron Park named after Kyle Gyarmati, who died in 2004. Pictured, left to right, are Louis, Sky, Robert, pup Adrian and Rená. Cameron Park Life photo by Julie Samrick

Cameron Park residents and parents of four, Louis and Rená Gyarmati, say their home away from home has always been the baseball field. Rená played softball in high school and Louis played baseball. For the past 20 years, Louis has coached, umpired and been active in Ponderosa Little League. Unfortunately the Gyarmatis’ second child Kyle’s […]

1 Comment / August 28, 2015 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »