Thursday, September 27, 2018

Time To Sell?

Now is a great time to sell


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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
  • JimCheneyRealtor@gmail.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
    DRE# 01368633


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Less paperwork, more interaction



A recent study showed borrowers would like less paperwork in the mortgage process, and more interaction from the lender 



I could not agree more, and when buyers use me as their broker, I have several mortgage brokers that I refer to who help streamline the paperwork.  




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
  • JimCheneyRealtor@gmail.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
    DRE# 01368633


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kunde Vineyard Dog Walk

Take your dog for an off-leash walk through the hills of the Kunde vineyard


Photo by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Hikers and pooches make their way into the hills of the Kunde vineyard 

Several times a year, Jeff Kunde leads visitors for a 3-4 mile hike through the hills and vines of the Kundey Winery.  Once hikers get away from the winery buildings, dogs are allowed to run free off leash as Jeff leads visitors through the vines and explains the history of the area.  Of course, there are plenty of stops where hand-picked wines are poured and sampled.
Photo by Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Humans sample some Kunde wine


The hike wraps up back at the winery with a 5-star buffet lunch including wine (and treats for the dogs).  Gwen, Bagel, Jerry and I have done this hike several times, and it is worth the fee charged. I recommend reserving your spot now, and this hike sells out.

Where: Kunde Family Winery 9825 Sonoma Hwy Kenwood
When: Selected Saturdays in the summer  9am - 1pm  visit the winery web site for specific dates
Cost: $90

  • What to know: 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at the beginning and end of the hike
  • All hikers must be 21
  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes
  • Bring layered clothing
More info: Dog Hike


Photo by: Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties "Your Rincon Valley Realtor"
Guests enjoy a post-hike lunch





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
  • JimCheneyRealtor@gmail.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
    DRE# 01368633


Monday, September 17, 2018

Water Bark

Spring Lake's Water Bark



Every fall after Labor Day, the swimming lagoon closes to the public.  The good news is that for 4 weekends, the lagoon is open for dogs to come play in the water (normally not allowed).  

The swimming lagoon is fenced off and for a $7 donation, you can bring your dog in to play in the water.  The donation is a benefit for the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the Otter Cafe.  

Cost: $7 non-park members, $5  park members
When: Fall 2019  9am - 5pm Visit the park web site for spec dates
Where: Spring Lake Regional Park (swimming lagoon)
             393 Violetti Santa Rosa
More info: Water Bark








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
  • JimCheneyRealtor@gmail.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
    DRE# 01368633


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Mortgage rate survey




Mortgage rates continue to inch upward
Saint Francis Properties
August rates per Freddie Mac



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
  • JimCheneyRealtor@gmail.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
    DRE# 01368633


Survey of Rincon Valley Homes Sold in August 2018





Saint Francis Properties
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Averages:                                                                                                            

Sq Ft - 1855
Sold -  $740,325
Price per Sq Ft $404.




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
  • JimCheneyRealtor@gmail.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
    DRE# 01368633



Thursday, September 13, 2018

Survey of Rincon Valley Homes Sold in July 2018

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Averages:    #listings sold 28                                                              2088 sq ft         $829,655                                                                                                                                         

Other statistics:

Median price: 732,500
Average price per Sq Ft = $406.71
Number of Days on the Market (DOM) 45

(Sales report does not include Oakmont)



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
  • JimCheneyRealtor@gmail.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
    DRE# 01368633