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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...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 2
The following is the sales activity in Rincon Valley 95409 for the week of August 1st - 6th 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 7
Robert Ripley was born and raised in Santa Rosa.  Encouraged by his high school art teacher, Ripley refined his artistic talent and went to work for the SF Chronicle drawing sports cartoons, and odd facts about sports figures.  Later he became known for his cartoon narratives of things in other c...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 6
Come join Jerry and me at the Simi Winery tasting room in Healdsburg for the Summer of (Puppy) Love event.  $25 donation gets you: Commemorative wine glass A glass of Chardonnay or Cabernet Entrance into the sumer of love costume contest Enjoy: Charlie's BBQ 60's music Smooch-a-pooch kissing boot...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 4
 Hey Rincon Valley, looking for some exercise that's close to home? Take your dog for a Hike with the Hounds at Taylor Mountain Regional Park tonight (Thursday Aug 17) for an energetic sunset hike. Bagel and Jerry are up for the Challenge When: Thurs Aug 17th 5:30 pm Where: Taylor Mountain Region...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 9
Normally I plant my tomato plants in pots but this summer  I tried something new.  I'd read a newspaper article about using bales of straw as raised planting beds.  Over last winter, I took a straw bale,  laid it on it's side, and cut holes into it where I wanted my tomato plants to be planted.  ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 1
Wild Oak is a great planned unit development community in Rincon Valley. It is nestled in the woodlands at the base of Annadel State Park.Wild Oak homes are designed to blend into the natural beauty of the areaWild Oak is a collection of 60+ single family homes that is accessed through a security...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 6
A friend of mine, who works for the Sonoma County Tourism Board, recommended I become a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA). She said that with all the blogs I write regarding things to do in Rincon Valley and Sonoma County, a CTA designation would be right up my alley.I attended the 1-day course ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 11
Last week Muscardini Cellars in Kenwood, threw a Dog Days of Summer winery party.  Dogs in costume would be entered into a drawing for gift basket of wine and dog treats.  Gwen and I dressed Sally, our foster beagle, into a shark costume we had on hand.  She was the hit of the tasting room.Oh, gu...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 30
Halleck Vineyard, Sebastopol, Sonoma County, CaliforniaThis area, 1-1/2 hours north of San Francisco and only 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean, is ideal for growing pinot noir grapes, and Halleck Vineyard has mastered the art of producing award-winning pinots.No open houses for me this afternoon, s...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 7
It's fair time in Sonoma County. The fairgrounds in Santa Rosa are alive with food vendors, carnival rides, livestock exhibits, concerts, the famous Hall of Flowers, and of course Wine Country Horse Racing.The fair runs from now until Aug 13th and is located at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds 1350 ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 9
 Rincon Valley, looking for something different to do this weekend? Get outside and come hike 7.5 miles in Jack London State Park in Glen Ellen. This is a great opportunity to be led by park docents through this beautiful state park. The hike is moderately paced but expect to be on the trail for ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 2
No need to stay at home tonight, here are 5 things you can do to get an early start on your hard earned weekend! Summer of Love Art Night 6 pm - 9 pm Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Cost is $25 but that gets admission into the exhibit, 2 drinks, and snacks.  Enjoy the 50th anniversary of the Summer o...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 3
Rincon Valley's Hood Mountain Regional Park is a wonderful 1,750-acre protected wildlife park on the east side of Santa Rosa. There are no attractions at this park other than hiking and wildlife. Don't come to this park if you are looking for playgrounds or places to swim. This is strictly for ge...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 8
Saw this in Amador County recently while visiting Twisted Oak Winery

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 5
The annual Healdsburg Water Carnival is coming next weekend to Memorial Beach in Healdsburg. This has been a Sonoma County tradition since 1905. The carnival hasn't exactly been uninterrupted, WWII, and the retrofitting of the Healdsburg bridge have caused the festival to skip some years. The car...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 7
Lessons that I learned the hard way and now use to educate my clients.Lesson #1, don't buy that car until you close on your home!When I was purchasing my 2nd house, I thought I knew everything I needed to know about buying a home. My first purchase was 3 years earlier, and I just sold that house ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 5
After a hard week of work wouldn't it be nice to go out for a nice glass of wine, gourmet pizza and enjoy some of the most beautiful views in Sonoma County?  Yes!  You can get all that at Fog Crest Winery in Sebastopol.    On the first Friday of the month, a gourmet food truck rolls in and dishes...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 4
Hey Rincon Valley, looking for some love today?  Come on out to Montgomery Village and enjoy the free Summer of Love concert from noon - 3pm in the Village Court.  Dance to classic 60's and 70's music today while enjoying food and beverages for sale.  Food and beverage sales benefit local chariti...

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