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By Anthony Ebright - NMLSR ID #247647 Purchase and Refinance Mortgages
(FHA, VA, Conforming, Jumbo - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage)
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FHA Home Loans, Santa Rosa, CA - New FHA Loan Limits and Proposals for 2010 I'm not a big fan of posting technical or industry news about lending because I think it's a dry subject, but I ran across this information today on FHA's Proposals and Loan Limits for 2010 and thought it would be good to...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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There are a lot of you who have  money owed to you but the payor can no longer locate you.  Unclaimed money is suppose to be delivered to the state in which you reside, or in some cases, the federal government holds it.   Here is link that you can check to see if the federal government is holding...

By Anthony Ebright - NMLSR ID #247647 Purchase and Refinance Mortgages
(FHA, VA, Conforming, Jumbo - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage)
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I made it on Patricia Kennedy's GOOD list! Patricia Kennedy is a Real Estate Agent at Evers and Company Realtors in Washington DC. She spends a fair amount of time posting a nice summary of all the unfeatured blogs she's read during the week and thinks are worth reading. I've been a follower ever...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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I took my kids on a ride on an electric street car that ran out of the Western Train Museum in Rio Vista.  There were a number of vintage ads that ran along the roof line.  One caught my attention.  I hope taking a photograph of these, and posting them are not some type of copyright violation!   ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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I can't believe as a society we get more "days off" for Thanksgiving then we do for Christmas.  Anyway, I always enjoy an extra long weekend.  We usually go to Monterey Friday thru Sunday, but we decided to stay home.  How did you spend your weekend?                 Setting up the Blowmold nativi...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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We had family and friends come over for Thanksgiving who drove in from out of town.  "We love driving to the Wine County, what's with all the Peanut characters all around?" I've gotten use to seeing them around, but there are a lot of Peanut characters around Santa Rosa, and all over the Sonoma C...

By Anthony Ebright - NMLSR ID #247647 Purchase and Refinance Mortgages
(FHA, VA, Conforming, Jumbo - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage)
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Speechless Sunday - Rainbow over Santa Rosa, California - Sonoma County Wine Country Lifestyle My wife caught this rainbow as we were driving north on 101 to Healdsburg. The sky was half sunny and half cloudy. There's something special about rainbows that don't need words so I thought I would sha...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Thinking of relocating to Northern California?  Consider the Town of Windsor.  With a polutation of about 25,000 it is just the right size to provide all the services of a medium sized city with a small town feel.  Windsor incorporated in the mid 1990's and is quite progressive.  Wineries are a s...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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  Crab season is in full swing.  In the Wine Country, Crab feasts are a regular event!  They are a bit pricey, but if you go to one, you'll go every year.  Here is a list of up coming "All you can eat " crab feasts for this crab season. Hope to see you there!    Santa Rosa High School Foundation...

By Anthony Ebright - NMLSR ID #247647 Purchase and Refinance Mortgages
(FHA, VA, Conforming, Jumbo - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage)
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Sonoma County Wine Country, California - Cycling through the Fall Colors Cycling in Sonoma County is one of the best ways to experience the Wine Country's beautiful countryside. I love going for a nice 25 bike ride in the morning. If I'm really into it, I'll lose myself on a 50 miler through Sant...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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  Looking for something fun to do this Christmas?   Go to Rincon Valley's own Christmas tree farm, and pick and cut your own tree.  Nothing is more fun than heading out in the cold with a saw, and picking out your own tree.  Bring the kids and a thermos of hot apple cider.   North Eagle Christma...

By Anthony Ebright - NMLSR ID #247647 Purchase and Refinance Mortgages
(FHA, VA, Conforming, Jumbo - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage)
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Happy Thanksgiving from Sonoma County Wine Country! I know it's suppose to be a Wordless Wednesday, but I want to take a moment to thank everyone here on AR for all of your support. I've learned so much from many of you and am greatful for all of the connections I've made in such a short period o...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Sonoma County is home to lots of famous people, Fred MacMurray, Harry Morgan, Charles Schulz, Robert Ripley, Raymond Burr, Joe Montana and more.  Although fun to see, and claim as local residents, none have left an impact on the county as Luther Burbank. Luther Burbank was a botanist and horticul...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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I was driving down the road about a month ago and saw these  three stacks on the side of the road in a field that use to have a horse.  I thought, what the hell are those?  Underground ventilation?  State water testing?          Then a few nights later...      

By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
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Family friendly and conveniently located, Rincon Valley has long been one of the preferred residential areas in Santa Rosa. The schools are excellent and homes are still affordable here. I have assembled a custom search already centered on Rincon Valley that will let you jump right into your map-...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I'm sure a lot of Sonoma County residents will be buying their birds this weekend.  All the supermarkets are packed with Butterball and other mass produced birds.  If you want to try something new this year, I highly recommend our local Willie Bird Tur...

By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
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Rincon Valley is a lousy spot to look for REO property in Sonoma County. Strong neighborhoods and a continued demand for housing have kept bank-owned single family homes to a minimum. Still, there are the occasional listings and the map below will show REO properties in and around Rincon Valley. ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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When people think of the Wine Country, they don't usually think of air pollution.  However... two things are hurting Sonoma County.  Our proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area, and our rural agricultural roots that allow farmers to burn their discarded vegetation. The Bay Area Air Quality Manage...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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 I think one of the most misunderstood titles is that of Realtor.  I know it doesn't matter to other real estate agents, but this blog is written to explain a few commonly and frequently misunderstood terms in real estate: Sales Associate:  This is probably the most common type of real estate age...

By Anthony Ebright - NMLSR ID #247647 Purchase and Refinance Mortgages
(FHA, VA, Conforming, Jumbo - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage)
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FHA Home Loans - Santa Rosa, CA - Top 10 FHA Loan Benefits for home buyers  I met up with a new home buyer today who asked me about FHA loans and why she should use this program instead of a standard conforming loan program. She was a first time home buyer who had meet with several lenders and wa...

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