Friday, June 29, 2018

For Sale 5193 Firestone Place Santa Rosa, CA

New listing at Schoolhouse Creek in Rincon Valley

Photo by Jim Cheney Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties in Rincon Valley
5193 Firestone Place in Rincon Valley


Details

Rear patio w/deck
Price: $399,000
MLS# 21816704

Lot

APN: 153-320-018
Upslope
2 car attached garage

Home

Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 2.5
Type: Single fam res 
          (townhome)
Sq Ft: 1467
Yr: 1981
Heat-A/C: Central air 
                  heat pump





Kitchen

Photo: Jim Cheney Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Kitchen with recessed lighting
Recessed lighting
Dishwasher
Pantry
Jenn-Air stove/oven
Garbage disposal




Photo by Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties
Dining room with patio doors


Dining Area

Wall to wall carpet
Chandelier
Patio access







Living room

Wood burning fireplace w/insert
Sliding glass doors to deck
Large deck overlooking Annadel


Master Bedroom Suite

Generous walk-in closet
Private full bathroom

Homeowner’s Assn

Saint Francis Woods HOA
Dues: $270. monthly
Managed: Focus Real Estate 
Amenities: 
  • Pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Landscape


Photo by: Jim Cheney, Broker/ Owner Saint Francis Properties
Community pool



Photo by Jim Cheney Broker/owner Saint Francis Properties
Tennis Court

Neighborhood

SR bus stop 1/2 block
Saint Francis Shopping Center

Schools

Sequoia Elementary 
Rincon Valley Middle school
Rincon Valley Charter School
Maria Carrillo High School


Shopping

Saint Francis Shopping Center
  • Safeway
  • Papa Murphys
  • Su Casa Mexican restaurant
  • Subway
  • Starbucks
  • Baskin Robbins
  • Supercuts
  • BNC auto care
  • St Francis Cleaners
  • St Francis Barber Shop


Skyhawk 
  • The Laugh Cellar
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Message Envy
  • Edward Jones


Parks



Wineries

  • St Francis
  • Ledson
  • Landmark
  • St Anne’s Crossing
  • Chateau St Jean
  • Paradise Ridge Winery







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


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Farmer's Markets near Rincon Valley

 6 places to buy fresh fruits and vegetables

Food, entertainment, and vender's make the Downtown Market popular


  • Santa Rosa Downtown Certified Farmer's Market

         When:  Wed 5pm - 8:30
         Where:  Courthouse Square 

  • Santa Rosa Community Farmers' Market     
       When: Weds & Sats 9am - 1pm
       Where: Veterans building 1351 Maple

  • Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers' Market

         When: Weds & Sat 8:30am - 1:00 pm
         Where: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
                  50 Mark West Springs Rd

  • Oakmont Certified Farmers' Market

         When: Sat 9am - noon
         Where: Wells Fargo parking lot White Oak and Oakmont Dr

  • Kenwood Community Market

         When: Sun 10am - 2pm
         Where: St. Patrick's Church 9000 Sonoma Hwy


  • West End Market

         When: Sun 9:30 - 2pm
         Where: Railroad Square


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


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

5054 Fravel Lane Rincon Valley

Sold for $965,000 8/24/2018

Photo by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
5054 Fravel Lane ~ Rincon Valley

We had this home in escrow is 10 days.  Although this home was priced way above the average price of homes in the neighborhood, we were able to attract an offer using an aggressive marketing plan that included 2 strategically planned open houses that sandwiched a broker's open and neighbor's only open.  The neighbor's only open house was on a Wednesday evening which gave neighbors their own chance to see the home and gave me an opportunity to learn about the neigborhood.

The secret to the success of this listing was having both a pest and home inspection done prior to being put on the market.  There were some deficiencies in the home that the buyer was able to negotiate in the asking price which resulted in no further negotiating.  In other words, the seller was able to sell and move out without having to renegotiate issues that might have been discovered by the buyer during escrow.  Having inspections done before listing a home pays for itself in many ways.  


General details:

$989,000
MLS 21816960
Built 1977

Open House

  • Tuesday, July 17th 10am - Noon
  • Wednesday, July 18th 5:30pm - 7pm
  • Sunday, July 22nd 1pm - 4pm

Lot:

.32 acres
Garage ~ 2 car
Driveway ~  parking for 4 cars
Terrain ~ flat, level
Location ~ Cul-d-sac
Photo by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Home enjoys the privacy of being located on a court, across the street from the Austin Creek

Home:

Bedrooms 3
Baths 3
Sq Ft 2622
Loft with closet (could be 4th bedroom)
Large game room with closet (could be an additional bedroom)

Amenities:

Lap pool
Sport court
5 hole putting green
Outdoor seating
Large mature redwood trees


Interior


Listed by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Living room: Looking down on the living room is a loft/office or guest bedroom (complete with closet)



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


Listed by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Kitchen with views of the backyard and Corian counters 


Kitchen with breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring built-in oven and microwave

Listed by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Family room (off kitchen) offers sliding glass doors to backyard, fireplace with Onyx hearth

Listed by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Family room with wet bar

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

Listed by Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties Your Rincon Valley Realtor
Laundry area downstairs 


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

Listed by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Full bath with shower adjacent to downstairs guest bedroom

Listed by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Master suite with attached private bath


Listed by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
3rd bedroom (upstairs) is used as an office by current owner

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

Listed by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
4th bedroom, game or craft room, perhaps a bedroom for siblings? Room is complete with closet



Photo by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties
Lap pool, sports court, and 5 hole putting greet




Photo by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties
Sports court set up with half-court basketball 

Photo by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties
Rear of homes enjoys the privacy provided by mature landscape

Photo by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties






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


Schools

Elementary ~ Sequoia
Middle ~ Rincon Valley Middle School
                Rincon Valley Charter School
                Rincon Valley Accellerated Charter 

High ~ Maria Carrillo HS

Neighborhood path leads you to Safeway

Neighborhood

Saint Francis Shopping Center
SR City bus within 1 block
Garfield Park

Nearby

Sonoma Hwy (Hwy 12)
Spring Lake
Howarth Park
Sugarloaf
World class wineries 
  • St Francis
  • Chateau St Jean
  • Landmark





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, June 24, 2018

Fourth of July Events

Sonoma County fireworks shows beginning June 30th


Guerneville Fireworks celebration
When: June 30th  9pm
Where: Downtown
More info: Guerneville


Monte Rio Fireworks 
When: Sunday, July 1 dusk  
Where: Monte Rio Beach
More info: Monte Rio


Fireworks Over Bodega Bay
When: Sunday, July 1st  9:30 +/-
Where: Westside Park
More info:  Bodega


Windsor KABOOM!
When: Tuesday, July 3rd  4- 10pm
Where: Keiser Park 700 Windsor River Rd 
More info:  Windsor


Sebastopol Kiwanis Club Fireworks
When:  July 3rd 5:30 to dark
Where: Analy High School
More info: Sebastopol


Santa Rosa's Red, White & BOOM
When: July 4th 
Where: Sonoma County Fairgrounds
More info:  Santa Rosa

Sonoma Old Fashioned Parade & Celebration
When: July 4th evening
Where: General Vallejo's field
More info:  Sonoma


Petaluma 4th Rock and Rockettes
When: July 4th   5pm - dusk
Where: Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds
More info:  Petaluma


Healdsburg Fireworks Celebration
When: July 4th 7pm - 10pm
Where: Healdsburg High School Football field 
More info:  Healdsburg


Cloverdale Lions Pyrospectacular
When:  4th July   Dusk
Where: Cloverdale High School field
More info:  Cloverdale



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



Home Buyers biggest regrets (by generation)





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20's a seasoned broker can tell you the benefits and pitfalls of certain mortgages.  Just because there is a variety of mortgage options does not mean they are all right for you.

30's thinking about the future also means thinking about the future of the market.  Are we in a bubble? Are interest rates expected to fall or rise? Are you banking on a promotion you might not see as soon as you think?

40' - 50's don't forget retirement is on the horizon.  Will a change in your income due to retirement mean that you can't afford to retire when you'd like because of your mortgage? Should you be thinking about your health, and possible medical expenses?



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


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rockin the River in Guerneville

Free concerts every other Thursday night

The Party's in Guerneville on Thursday evenings


When I first moved to Sonoma County in 1990, there wasn't much to do at night.  Fast forward 25 years, and Gwen and I have to pick and choose what events we want to go to.  On Friday nights, there are 5 - 8 events we get to choose from.  On Thursdays, there are 3 - 6 events.  One of them is Rockin on the River on the plaza in Guerneville.

Come out and enjoy the "chill" vibe.  This year's line up includes:
  • Jun 21   Zepparella
  • July 5    The Everly Brothers Experience
  • July 19  Marleen Valente and Invasion Latina
  • Aug 2    Luv Planet
  • Aug 16  San Francisco Airship
  • Aug 30  Midnight Sun
When: Every other Thursday evening 7 - 8:30pm
Where: Guerneville Plaza
Cost: Free




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


Monday, June 18, 2018

Music on the Lawn at St Francis Winery

Come enjoy wine, food, and music at St Francis Winery this Sunday June 24th  2 - 4 pm


Stax City performs on a warm day at St Francis

This is an annual event where each Sunday in June, musical acts come to the winery lawn and perform for free.  This last weekend features the Dylan Black Project.  Bring a low back lawn chair, some snacks, and buyer a bottle of wine, and enjoy a Sunday with someone special.
Does life get better?


Where: St Francis Winery
             100 Pythian Rd
              Rincon Valley

Cost: Free

When: Sundays through June
            2pm - 4pm

Bring: 

  • Low back chair
  • Snacks


Don't bring: 

  • pets
  • outside alcholol

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


Why do people remodel?





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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