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By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Yes it Roller Derby time in Rincon Valley!  Get into the action at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, and watch the North Bay Bruisers and the Wine Country Wreckers take on the Hanford Hooligans and the Resurrection Roller Girls  Saturday June 24th.  If you can't make this event here is a list of the...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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I have clients who do not understand why they need title insurance and do not understand what title insurance does. Chain of TitleLet's start off by saying that most homes that are bought, were previously owned by somebody. Even a new home sits on land that was owned by somebody before you bought...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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I have friends and family who do not live in my service area.  They ask me if I might know an agent in their area whom I could refer them to.  I can do a little research and refer a couple of agents but ultimately the client needs to interview the agents and make the final decision.   Here are so...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Clients ask me all the time what they should and should not do when a buyer's agent shows up to view their home. 1) Each day when you get up just assume somebody is going to come over and look at your house. Make the beds Clean the kitchen and put the dishes out of sight Straighten and fluff the ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Brush Creek Villas, located in the western part of Rincon Valley, is one of my favorite townhouse complexes.  It was built in the 1970's which means the landscape is mature and beautiful.  It is tucked against the Monticeto Hills, and boasts tall redwoods, oaks, along with olive and maples. Devel...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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The Spring Lake lagoon is now open for public swimming. This lifeguard protected swimming lagoon is the perfect place to spend a hot Rincon Valley day.The lagoon is surrounded by 360° of sandy beach. There is plenty of room for kids to play, with additional room for lap swimming in the center of ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Sonoma County Regional Parks turns 50 years old this year. We are so lucky to have 3 of the 50 parks right here in Rincon Valley! Santa Rosa Creek Trail Hood Mountain Spring Lake Regional Parks is offering up this challenge to park users (and would-be park users): Hike, run or bike 5 trails betwe...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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We are so lucky to live in Rincon Valley, and to be able to enjoy such things as free concerts at Montgomery Village. This Thursday evening Pride and Joy kick off the summer concert series "Concerts Under the Stars" at Montgomery Village Shopping Center 5:30 - 8pm.  Food and beverages are availab...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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  Attention fellow dogs! Jerry here...        Come to the Rincon Valley dog park tonight with your favorite human.  Every Friday night, Spring thru Fall, 6pm – sunset, we meet and play while our humans sit around and socialize with light snacks and beverages they bring to share among themselves. ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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The Rincon Valley Firefighters Assosciation is hosting their 69th annual Mother's Day pancake breakfast on Sunday May 14.   Come be apart of this historic Rincon Valley event from 8am - noon at the Mark West Elementary School located at: 4600 Lavell Road (cross st Old Redwood Hwy in Larkfield). A...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Ever wonder what you'd do if you were enjoying a Rincon Valley Park, and you or a friend were bit by a Rattlesnake, stung by a bee, or broke your ankle deep inside Annadel State Park?   Come get trained in Wilderness First Aid May 15th & 16th at Rincon Valley's Sugarloaf State Park. Classes are 8...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Like most other agents, I take my own Rincon Valley listing photographs.  I use a Canon DSLR camera with a tripod.   Once I am done taking my pictures,   I run all the photographs through Apple's Photo Editor, which came pre-installed in my MacBook Pro.  If I am not using my own computer, I somet...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Looking to get out of the house on a Tuesday night?  Check out Wilibees Wines and Spirits in downtown Santa Rosa.  In addition to being a high end wine and liqueur store, there is a tasting bar in the back.  It is very classy with tables and stools.  You can order 3 or 6 oz glasses of wine, a num...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Find out about the historic bridges and roads along the Valley of the Moon.  From Rincon Valley to Sonoma, our county is full of history beginning with the Gold Rush of 1849.  Meet at the Mayflower Hall at the Glen Ellen Community Church 5311 O’Donnell Lane Glen Ellen at 7pm on Monday April 24th....

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Rincon Valley is home to many parks, big and small.  It is also home to millions of ticks, all waiting to get under you or your dog's skin. With all the rain this season, there is a bumper crop of ticks out and about.  Here is what you need to know:Ticks can transmit: Lyme Disease Rocky Mountain ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Come to Sugarloaf State Park, make some new friends, get some exercise, and help our parks!  Team Sugarloaf is working with the California State Parks Foundation to hold a work party at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park lower Brushy Peaks Trail.  The work party will meet from 9am to 1 pm on Earth Day Ap...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Rincon Valley gets to enjoy Sonoma County's "Perfect Air Quaility" score published in the State of the Air 2017 national report.  Sonoma County has had no reported days of air quality that exceeded particle pollution federal standards in 4 yearsThe State of the Air is a national report compiled b...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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This gentleman is frequently seen driving around Rincon Valley  in this beautifully modified car. Yes, those are used felt tip markers.  A Rincon Valley classic!  

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 2
Like the rest of the nation, Rincon Valley is experiencing a lack of real estate inventory. Prices are going up, and mortgage rates are still relatively cheap. Unfortunately, when an attractive home goes on the market, there are 10 other buyers ready to pounce. So what is a buyer to do? I have 3 ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Hey Rincon Valley, not into dying Easter eggs and hiding them in you yard, or around your apartment?  Enjoy some of the community egg hunts in and around Rincon Valley: All events are on Saturday April 15th History Museum Egg Hunt 13 and under $7 Free for accompanying adult Must arrive by 1:30 Eg...

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