Monday, April 30, 2018

Santa Rosa's Wednesday Night Market

Summer has begun








Fresh fruits and vegetables for sale

One of my favorite mid-week events has started back up, the Wednesday Night Market in Courthouse Square.  Come to the market and enjoy:
  • Farmer's market
  • Live entertainment & bands
  • Food vendors
  • Beer and Wine
  • Farmer's Market













This is a great event for the entire family

When/where:
  • Wednesday 5 - 8:30pm
  • May 2 - Aug 22
  • Downtown Santa Rosa Fourth St at Courthouse Square 
  • More info:  SR Market
Plenty of good food 








I love living in Rincon Valley!  I've lived here since 1995 and can't imagine living in a better North Bay community.  Call me today if you're interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you'd like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor
  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
    DRE# 01368633


SOLD: 550 Rosedale



Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor
550 Rosedale



Price:  $370,000
Date: 9/8/20016
Bedrooms:  2
Baths:  2
Year:  1945
Sq Ft:  6970



I love living in Rincon Valley!  I've lived here since 1995 and can't imagine living in a better North Bay community.  Call me today if you're interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you'd like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor
  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
    DRE# 01368633


SOLD 420 Tamara Windsor



Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor
420 Tamara Windsor


Sold: $350,000
Date: 1/6/2012
Bedrooms: 3
Baths:2
Sq Ft:  1837
Year:  1989





I love living in Rincon Valley!  I've lived here since 1995 and can't imagine living in a better North Bay community.  Call me today if you're interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you'd like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor
  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
    DRE# 01368633


SOLD! 7201 Oak Leaf Santa Rosa

Oakmont

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor
7201 Oak Leaf


SOLD: $460,000
Date 3/9/07
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 2
Sq Ft: 1600
Year:   1974
HOA:   Yes






I love living in Rincon Valley!  I've lived here since 1995 and can't imagine living in a better North Bay community.  Call me today if you're interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you'd like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor
  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
    DRE# 01368633


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Most of Hood Mountain Regional Park re-opened

Pythian park entrance open to the public

Hood Mountain Regional Park
Hood Mountain Regional Park Pythian entrance

The Tubbs fire caused the closing of most of Rincon Valley's parks.  The parks are slowing opening back up and returning to normal.  Most of Annadel is open, and County Parks has just opened up the Pythian entrance to Hood Mountain Regional Park (previously only Los Alamos was open).  

Hood Mountain Regional Park is one of my favorite parks.  Rarely crowded, and a great workout!  Climbing up to Gun Sight Rock is a mandatory hike for any North Bay hiking enthusiast. 
Panoramic view from Gun Sight Rock looking over the Valley of the Moon


When hiking at Hood Mountain Regional Park, remember:
  • Bring plenty of water
  • Bring a trail map, maps are not always available in the parking lot.  Trail Map
  • Bring a whistle or other safety signaling device

Hikers are asked to stay out of Merganser and Blue Heron ponds area until further notice.  

Park Rules:
  • Open sunrise to sunset
  • Dogs on leash okay
  • Water available in parking lot only
  • No smoking/fires
  • No camping
  • Parking fee required
  • No motorized vehicles
  • More park info: Web page

Watch out for:
  • Rattlesnakes
  • Poison Oak
  • Mountain lions
  • Heat injuries
  • Hiking is Moderate to Strenuous
Hood Mt has spectacular views of the Sonoma Valley, it also has some of best wildflowers and local views.
A carpet of wildflowers Orchard Meadow Trail



I love living in Rincon Valley!  I've lived here since 1995 and can't imagine living in a better North Bay community.  Call me today if you're interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you'd like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor
  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
    DRE# 01368633


Saturday, April 28, 2018

SOLD: 181 White Oak Santa Rosa

Oakmont 


Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor
181 White Oak Dr Oakmont



Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 2
Sq Ft: 1380
Year built:  1970
Type: Attached Single Family Residence
HOA: Yes







I love living in Rincon Valley!  I've lived here since 1995 and can't imagine living in a better North Bay community.  Call me today if you're interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you'd like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor
  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
    DRE# 01368633


SOLD 5170 Firestone Pl Santa Ros

Schoolhouse Creek ~ Rincon Valley


Sold by Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
5170 Firestone Pl

Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 2.5
Sq Ft: 1520
Type: Attached Single Family Residence
HOA: Yes 



This immaculate Rincon Valley townhouse is located in the Schoolhouse Creek development.  The home is a large two story 1520 sq ft 3/2. There is a fireplace, central vacuum, laundry closet, and large rear covered deck.  Upstairs you’ll find 3 bedrooms with beautiful views from every window.  There is a large detached garage and a private garden area.  The complex has a large pool, and one well kept tennis court. Less than 2 miles away is Spring Lake and Annadel State Park.  The Saint Francis Shopping Center is two blocks away where you’ll find Safeway, several restaurants, video rental, and hair salons.  Jump in your car and drive few minutes and you will be in the heart of world-class wineries as Kunde, St. Francis, and Landmark.  

Photo by: Jim Cheney Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Dining area

Listed by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Livingroom

Sold by Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Kitchen with breakfast bar


Sold by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Dining area as viewed from the kitchen

Sold by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Unattached garage

Sold by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Porch looking out over common area

Sold by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Back porch






I love living in Rincon Valley!  I've lived here since 1995 and can't imagine living in a better North Bay community.  Call me today if you're interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you'd like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor
  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
    DRE# 01368633


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

SOLD 125B Elbridge Cloverdale

The condo that changed the way I marketed myself

Saint Francis Properties
125B  Elbridge Cloverdale


Sq Ft: 1070
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 2
Built: 19990
Type: Condo
HOA: yes

This home is in the Cloverdale Meadows condominium development.  The seller was a friend of my who was a doctor at Kaiser Hospital.  I helped her buy it in 2006 +/-.  She was selling it at a loss, but was having a hard time managing it from so far away. As I began to market the home I found a buyer for her, and she was able to sell it.

One day I was driving to the condo from Santa Rosa just to open the door for the carpet cleaner.  The trip was going to an hour + of commuting there and back to Santa Rosa, all for a $2500 commission.  I recall thinking "I wish I could just sell homes in Rincon Valley".  It was at that point that I decided I was going to just focus on selling homes close to where I lived.  There is no need for me to drive to Petaluma or Cloverdale to sell a condominium.  It just wasn't a smart use of my time.  At that point, I changed my logo to Your Rincon Valley Realtor, and focus all my personal advertising (advertising myself) on farming Rincon Valley. 




I love living in Rincon Valley!  I've lived here since 1995 and can't imagine living in a better North Bay community.  Call me today if you're interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you'd like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor
  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
    DRE# 01368633




Fair Housing


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Passport to Dry Creek Valley


Sat April 28 & Sun April 29th


Passport the the Dry Creek Valley is Sonoma County's premier wine event.  In it's 29th year, this is a not to miss event.  Participants are issued a passport to over 40 participating Dry Creek wineries.  Passport holders travel from winery to winery, sampling new releases, barrel tasting, and food pairing.  Each winery picks a unique theme.  
Enjoying the view from Sbragia Winery Passport 2017

Some of 2018 themes are:
  • Wild Wild West  (Mazzocco)
  • Fun in the Sun Luau (Nalley Winery)
  • Down on the Bayou (Selby)
  • Off to the Races (Trattore Farms)
  • Dia De Los Muertos (Michel-Schlumberger)


When: April 28th &29th 11:30 - 4:30pm
Where: Dry Creek Valley
More info: Passport info

Wilson Winery's signature coyote sculpture 

Enjoying some live music at Wilson


Goofing around at Malm Cellars


Always classy Michele- Schrumberger


Taking in the views at Gustafson above Lake Sonoma 


Tasting right from the barrel

and this little piggy went wine tasting

Flexing our wine muscles

Food pairing





I love living in Rincon Valley!  I've lived here since 1995 and can't imagine living in a better North Bay community.  Call me today if you're interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you'd like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor
  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
    DRE# 01368633