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By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 9
I love it when a client who has lived in the same house for 20 + years thinks they know how to price a house better than me.  Don't get me wrong, as a homeowner myself, I pay attention to what sells in my neighborhood, and feel I have a pretty good idea of what homes are worth, but when a seller ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 6
I was walking through the Sonoma County courthouse earlier this week when I ran into a past client.  I helped her buy her first condominium about 7 years ago.  She said to me "Jimbo, I'm selling my condo".  What???  Why didn't you call me?  She replied: "We are going to sell it ourselves".  I sat...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 10
It's time for another Kunde Vineyard dog walk around the vineyards.  I've done this hike a few times, and it is one of my favorite dog walks.  The hike is led by Kunde wine grower  Jeff Kunde and his dog Marley.  Be prepared to hike 4-5 miles through the hills and vineyards of the Kunde Winery.  ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 12
 Rescue for North Bay Beagles brought me 2 new dogs (Emma (left) and Maddy (right) to foster until we can find them their "forever home".  Not sure what their history is, but both appear to be very scared of a tall man.  It took a good 30 minutes to get them to come inside last night because they...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 11
Thursday Sept 21st is the last Krush "Backyard Concert" for 2017 at the KRSH studio in Santa Rosa.  KRSH is wrapping up an awesome 2017 series which included The Pulsators Los Strait Jacket Sara Petite Lungs and Limbs The Kingsborough Western Centuries This last concert features Los Strait Jacket...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 13
Most locals know that on the 3rd Thursday of each summer month, there is a street party at the Barlow in Sebastopol.  I keep forgetting to go but last month I swung by and found a party in-progress!If you haven't been to the Barlow on one of these party nights, here's what you are missing: Live b...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 6
The following is the sales activity in Rincon Valley 95409 for the week of Sept 10th - 17th 2017.  This does not include mobile homes or Oakmont.  Homes listed in this market report were not necessarily listed or sold by Saint Francis Properties, and is just for general consumer information only....

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 5
Rincon Valley has one of the BEST parks in Santa Rosa!  If you are trying to decide what part of Santa Rosa to move to, this article will give you one more reason to want to live in Rincon Valley.    Spring Lake is a 320 acre county regional park located in eastern Santa Rosa between Summerfield ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 3
Mission Lake Condominiums is a quiet development located in the heart of Rincon Valley. Mission Lakes consists of approximately 100 units, built in 1989, tucked away under a canopy of trees near the intersection of Mission Blvd, and Sonoma Hwy (Hwy 12). The homes range in size between 700+ sq. ft...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 6
Sonoma Valley Regional Park is not "tecnically" in Rincon Valley, but it's so close it's worth a visit.  The park is located on Hwy 12 just east of Glen Ellen.  This 200+ acre park offers the following amenities: Wheelchair accessible paved bike trail Developed hking trails Fenced dog park Horse ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 15
Guess who got adopted after only 5 days in foster care, Bella, my foster dog!  Bella was adopted by a family in Walnut Creek.  Gwen and I  wish her well!  She is a great loving dog who deserves a loving, caring  family.   Good luck Bella with your forever family, you'll be missed.   I love living...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 1
The following is the sales activity in Rincon Valley 95409 for the week of Sept 1st - 10th 2017.  This does not include mobile homes or Oakmont.  Homes listed in this market report were not necessarily listed or sold by Saint Francis Properties, and is just for general consumer information only. ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 9
We are lucky in California that our weather consistently provides virtually NO rain July, Aug or Sept. Well, October is not that far away so this is a great time to check your roof for these 5 issues. 1) Vegetation should not be touching your roof What's this look like? Tree limbs dangling over y...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 5
Foothill Park is one of Sonoma County's Regional Parks. It is a medium sized park of 211 rolling acres, highlighted by 3 lakes. The park was established in 1990.  It was previously a ranch. There are plenty of trails from easy to a few that will make your heart pump. One of my favorite hikes is u...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 11
Gwen just informed me that she was on a local dog rescue Facebook page, and that my dog Bagel was featured on the sites banner picture.  It would have been nice if they'd emailed me to ask, or even to just tell me "Hey we're using your dogs picture on our Facebook page".  I guess because he was w...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 14
It is going to be a hot one this weekend. Here are 5 places to beat the heat:1) Lake IsanjoI love Lake Isanjo because it is rarely crowded. Even on a hot weekend there maybe less than 20 people around this large lake. Why? Because it's hard to get to! Parking is a good 2+ mile hike away. Yes, it'...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 3
My mountain bike is in the shop due to a broken spoke but it was such a nice day that I really wanted to go outside and get some exercise.  I took my dogs to Hood Mountain Regional Park and hiked the Valley View Trail. The Valley View Trail is a moderate  4.4 mile hike with fantastic views of  Oa...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 15
I wonder how many people know that they can watch polo free in Rincon Valley at the Wine Country Polo Club field? I went to my first game this last weekend and had an absolute blast!   Polo is a fast moving game with only 8 players (4 per side) on the field at a time.  To prevent exhaustion to th...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 4
The following is the sales activity in Rincon Valley Santa Rosa 95409 for the week of August 14th - 21st, 2017.  This does not include mobile homes or Oakmont.  Homes listed in this market report were not necessarily listed or sold by Saint Francis Properties, and is just for general consumer inf...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 1
The following is the sales activity in Rincon Valley Santa Rosa, 95409 for the week of August 7th - 13th 2017.  This does not include mobile homes or Oakmont.  Homes listed in this market report were not necessarily listed or sold by Saint Francis Properties, and is just for general consumer info...

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