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By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Come enjoy wine and  art in a the historic Sonoma County building this Friday night at The Fulton Crossing. Connoisseurs of fine art enjoy local artists on display at Fulton CrossingFulton Crossing is one of Sonoma County newer art collectives and galleries.  It is located in a building that has ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 0
The following is the sales activity in Rincon Valley 95409 for the week of October 15th - 31st 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 on...

By Mike Jackson, Realtor - Certified Distressed Property Expert
(Bradley Real Estate)
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3D TOUR 1540 Oakleaf Ave. Healdsburg,CA 95448 New Low Price of $725,000 I can't believe this gorgeous corner lot home is still available. Open floor plan with a spacious Chefs Kitchen, Carrera Marble counters, stainless steel appliances. Gorgeous pergo floors throughout most of the house. Looks l...

By Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA
(Safe Haven Realty)
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 Lions, Tigers and Termites, oh my! So, I kind of fibbed about the lions and tigers, but we have enough termites in California to make up for it. I recently had a buyer do the Heebie Jeebie dance when she learned that the property she intends to buy is infested with subterranean termites.The Urba...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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I frequently hear stories from frustrated buyers who can not get an offer accepted. "We've written offers on 4 homes and we can't seem to compete with other buyers".   I'll tell you a secret... Your agent is either giving you bad advice or your agent does not know how to get a seller's attention ...

By Mike Jackson, Realtor - Certified Distressed Property Expert
(Bradley Real Estate)
Comments 6
Asking $750,000Open floor plan with a spacious Chefs Kitchen, Carrera Marble counters, stainless steel appliances. Gorgeous pergo floors throughout most of the house. Looks like a new home with a new roof, new gutters, landscaped front and backyard. Sprinkler drip system, and a new back patio. Qu...

By Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA
(Safe Haven Realty)
Comments 3
 I attended a wonderful backyard dinner party in Santa Rosa last night, the first since the Tubbs Fire* devastated entire neighborhoods almost three weeks ago. I jokingly referred to the gathering of close friends as the "Evacuation Party" because everyone who attended was either evacuated during...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1807
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
Comments 1
How many renovation loan products do you have?PrimeLending has a number of renovation products up to $1.5MM. This is important in our marketing area, SF Bay Area, South Bay - Santa Clara. Lots of homes from $750,000 - $1.5MM that exceed the FHA Maximum Mortgage Limits and include renovation money...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 10
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 7
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)
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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. ...

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