jim cheney: Rincon Valley day hike: Valley View Trail - 08/24/17 09:27 AM

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  Oakmont, Rincon Valley, and Sonoma referred to by the author Jack London as the Valley of the Moon.  
This park is under-used, rural, and is a great place to view wildlife, listen to birds, and GET LOST.  Seriously, people get lost frequently so BRING A MAP!
Here … (3 comments)

jim cheney: Rincon Valley Market Report for August 7th - 13th - 08/22/17 07:28 AM
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 information only. Contact me to inquire about the specifics of any particular sale.
Single Family Detached Homes:
  $599,900    1426 Twilight Way      3/3    1294 sq ft   $575,000    4997 Parkhurst Dr      3/2    1449 sq ft   $674,000    761 Montclair Dr       … (1 comments)

jim cheney: 5 things to do tonight in Rincon Valley - 08/04/17 07:34 AM
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 of Love with live music by Rubber Soul, and taking in the art work of the 60's.  
Music and dancing at Sebastiani Winery Friday night music series

Sebastiani Winery Friday nights This is a weekly FREE event. Wine is available for purchase at … (2 comments)

jim cheney: 315 Dominic SOLD ! - 08/01/17 03:42 PM
I'm excited to announce my listing at 315 Dominic Court closed escrow on day #30.  My sellers were such a delight to work with as were the buyers and their agent.  
I acknowledge my clients eagerness and willingness to do the "heavy lifting" prior to listing which included:   
Pest inspection Home Inspection Preliminary Title Report All transfer disclosures  Professional Photography Professionally produced marketing material Once on the market we calendared the following:
Broker's Open House General Open House for the public & neighbors Established a 10 day viewing period before reviewing offers All of that resulted in 3 offers driving the sales price … (10 comments)

jim cheney: Rincon Valley, get your skates on and kick some ass - 06/23/17 10:57 AM
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 following bouts:
September 2
November 18th
Come enjoy some old fashioned skating fun.  
Where: Grace Pavilion Sonoma County Fairground
June 24th, Sept 2, November 18th 4pm
Cost: $5, $10, and $20 (VIP)
For more information on this great local event, go to : Roller Derby
I love living in Rincon Valley!  I've lived here since 1995 and can't … (1 comments)

jim cheney: Sold - 1981 Silverwood Santa Rosa - 04/25/17 09:37 PM
Sold this great home in Bennett Valley!  Good luck on your move to Virginia Dan!
 3bedroom 2 bath 1520 sq ft 7400+ lot Updated kitchen Hardwood floor Granite counter recessed lighting Walk to Strawberry Elem
 If you would like to have your house "Sold", call me today.  There is a shortage of inventory, and homes are selling fast!
Sold $556,000 

jim cheney: Simple strategies for getting your offer accepted - 04/18/17 11:30 AM
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 proven strategies to help ensure you are at the top of the seller's choice:
Pre-approval letter
I know a lot of buyers who do not want to be bothered seeing a mortgage broker until they find the home that is right for them. Unfortunately, that seems to always happen on a … (2 comments)

jim cheney: Villa Los Alamos Condominiums in Rincon Valley - 03/15/17 06:44 AM
Villa Los Alamos is a popular and affordable condominium complex in Rincon Valley.  It is a beautiful complex built in the early 1970s.  Villa Los Alamos is located on the banks of Santa Rosa Creek, in the eastern part of Santa Rosa just off Hwy 12, almost at the city limit.  
The development was built almost 40 years ago, so the landscape is mature with beautiful trees.  There are 2 pools, tennis courts, barbecue area, and club house.  Each owner gets a secure garage near their home.
79 of the units are "townhouse" style attached single family homes.  Most are 2 stories, and … (7 comments)

jim cheney: Sold in Santa Rosa - 03/10/17 10:04 AM
Sold on Chanate Court Santa Rosa $505,000
Built: 1974
2 bedrooms 2 baths
Single story 1392 sq ft
Hardwood pecan floors
Custom maple counters
Custom Cabinets
Recessed lighting
New dishwasher
Custom colors
Wood burning fireplace
Updated guest bathroom
Master suite with private bath
Indoor laundry room
2 car attached garage
Central gas heat and  A/C
Lot:6861 sq ft
Completely fenced for privacy and security
Large flat yard ready for planting
Long driveway, off street parking for 6 cars
RV parking
Quiet cut de sac location
 Location:1 block to Hidden Valley School
Close to Kaiser
Close to Sonoma County Center
2 blocks to Hidden Valley Park
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For more information: Jim Cheney, Broker Saint Francis Properties 707 494.1055 BRE# 01268633 … (4 comments)

jim cheney: Wine's Night Out - 03/06/17 08:35 PM
Wine's Night Out is a monthly event at the Flamingo Hotel in Rincon Valley.  It is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, but the last evening is tonight!  
These are totally fun events where 4 or 5 wineries show up, each with 4-6 varieties of wine to taste. Learn about the wine, talk to the winemaker and have a good relaxing time.   It is from 6 - 8 and costs $10 in advance, or $15 at the door.  Appetizer are available to purchase.  This is a super fun, easy midweek event.
Tonight's wines will showcase wines from Francis Ford Coppola, Gloria Ferrer, Meadowcroft, and Moondance … (6 comments)

jim cheney: Homes sold in Rincon Valley February 2017 - 03/03/17 07:10 PM
February market report for homes sold in Rincon Valley
Address:                  Bed/bath       Building         Lot SqFt          Sold
6637 Montecito         3/1                 1298               condo            430,000
524 Drake Dr  3/2      3/2                 1224               5663              480,000
516 Middle Rincon    3/2                 1180              12301             516,000
4250 Flat Rock           3/2                 1150               3833              518,000
512 … (3 comments)

jim cheney: Alsace Festival in Anderson Valley - 02/26/17 08:09 AM
There is no shortage of wine festivals and events featuring red wines in the Northbay.  The Alsace Festival is a little different because it features mostly white wines as are produced in the Alsace region of France such as:
Gewurztraminer Riesling Pinot gris Pinot blanc Muscatel Winemakers and owners are present to talk about their different varietals, and vintages.  Generous tastings are poured and plenty of complimentary food is available.   2017 tickets were $90 each. 
The event is held at the Boonville Fairgrounds in Mendocino at the end of February and features wines from approx 30 wineries up and down the state of … (4 comments)

jim cheney: Rincon Valley Condominiums, Mission Lake - 02/07/12 09:34 AM
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. to over 1000 sq. ft. They are either one bedroom, or two bedrooms, with 2 baths. All the homes have a fireplace, and a covered unattached garage.
The complex is nicely landscaped, and in great condition. Tall mature trees provide shade in the summer time and add extra privacy along with splendid … (1 comments)

Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055 (Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)

Jim Cheney

Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Santa Rosa, CA

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Address: 5373 Gold Drive, Santa Rosa, CA, 95409

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