Saint Francis Talk

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - 01368633
Jim Cheney, Broker Your Rincon Valley Realtor



Did you know that people usually decide within two minutes whether they like your home?  The first impression is often the lasting impression.  And they start forming their opinion as soon as they open the front door! I provide free staging for my vacant listings. I believe that staging your home...
I hope most agents are already aware of this, however I'm not sure the population as a whole is.  There have been numerous articles, television news shows and even a lengthy article in the recent NAR magazine.  In Sonoma County the scam has hit some agents very hard, yet others are unaware of it....
Last week California rememebered the Loma Prieta earthquake which occurred 20 years ago on October 17th.  Just like JFK's assassination, most locals remember exactly what they were doing when, for about 45 seconds, an earthquake rolled through Northern California.  The destruction was devastating...
Convenient living in the wine country  This 3 bedroom 2 bath home just received a complete make over by its owner.  New cabinets, 20" tile flooring, custom paint colors, new dishwasher, and microwave make this home feel like new construction!   The home comes with central heat and air conditionin...
With home prices at record lows, and average 30 year fixed rate loans below 5%, homes are flying off the market.   This is especially true for homes under $350,000.  The last two homes I helped clients buy, were purchased in multiple offer scenarios within days of going "on the market".   Potenti...
I love showing property to prospective buyers.  There is nothing more full filling than finding the perfect property.  Knowing that your clients have found the home that they will live in for years.  One of the worst things that can happen to a buyer is, after finding the perfect home, realizing ...
In California the predominant mortgage instrument is the deed of trust.  My understanding is that most states use the two party Mortgage. The two parties are the borrower and the lender.   The deed of trust works this way.  A buyer borrows (say $300,000) from a lender.  The buyer receives a Grant...

Jim Cheney

Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
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