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By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 15
I wonder how many people know that they can watch polo free in Rincon Valley at the Wine Country Polo Club field? I went to my first game this last weekend and had an absolute blast!   Polo is a fast moving game with only 8 players (4 per side) on the field at a time.  To prevent exhaustion to th...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 4
The following is the sales activity in Rincon Valley Santa Rosa 95409 for the week of August 14th - 21st, 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 inf...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 1
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 info...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 2
The following is the sales activity in Rincon Valley 95409 for the week of August 1st - 6th 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....

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 7
Robert Ripley was born and raised in Santa Rosa.  Encouraged by his high school art teacher, Ripley refined his artistic talent and went to work for the SF Chronicle drawing sports cartoons, and odd facts about sports figures.  Later he became known for his cartoon narratives of things in other c...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 10
Summer isn't going to last forever. Here are 5 outdoor things you can do tonight  1. Funky FridayEnjoy music and food in a family friendly environment at the Hood House.  If you haven't been yet, there are only 2 shows left after tonight's show.  Tonight, The Soulside Blues Band.When: Tonight (Fr...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 4
 Hey Rincon Valley, looking for some exercise that's close to home? Take your dog for a Hike with the Hounds at Taylor Mountain Regional Park tonight (Thursday Aug 17) for an energetic sunset hike. Bagel and Jerry are up for the Challenge When: Thurs Aug 17th 5:30 pm Where: Taylor Mountain Region...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 9
Normally I plant my tomato plants in pots but this summer  I tried something new.  I'd read a newspaper article about using bales of straw as raised planting beds.  Over last winter, I took a straw bale,  laid it on it's side, and cut holes into it where I wanted my tomato plants to be planted.  ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 1
Wild Oak is a great planned unit development community in Rincon Valley. It is nestled in the woodlands at the base of Annadel State Park.Wild Oak homes are designed to blend into the natural beauty of the areaWild Oak is a collection of 60+ single family homes that is accessed through a security...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 9
A friend of mine, who works for the Sonoma County Tourism Board, recommended I become a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA). She said that with all the blogs I write regarding things to do in Rincon Valley and Sonoma County, a CTA designation would be right up my alley.I attended the 1-day course ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 7
It's fair time in Sonoma County. The fairgrounds in Santa Rosa are alive with food vendors, carnival rides, livestock exhibits, concerts, the famous Hall of Flowers, and of course Wine Country Horse Racing.The fair runs from now until Aug 13th and is located at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds 1350 ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 2
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 o...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 7
Lessons that I learned the hard way and now use to educate my clients.Lesson #1, don't buy that car until you close on your home!When I was purchasing my 2nd house, I thought I knew everything I needed to know about buying a home. My first purchase was 3 years earlier, and I just sold that house ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 5
After a hard week of work wouldn't it be nice to go out for a nice glass of wine, gourmet pizza and enjoy some of the most beautiful views in Sonoma County?  Yes!  You can get all that at Fog Crest Winery in Sebastopol.    On the first Friday of the month, a gourmet food truck rolls in and dishes...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 4
Hey Rincon Valley, looking for some love today?  Come on out to Montgomery Village and enjoy the free Summer of Love concert from noon - 3pm in the Village Court.  Dance to classic 60's and 70's music today while enjoying food and beverages for sale.  Food and beverage sales benefit local chariti...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 0
Market report for Rincon Valley for the week of June 30th   2017There were 4 closed sales: 339 Algiers Court       2/1     880 Sq Ft    Yr: 1974    Sold: $335,000 924 Tranquilo Calle   3/2   1425 Sq Ft   Yr: 1967     Sold: $599,000 5704 Owls Nest Dr     3/3    2406 Sq Ft   Yr: 1998    Sold: $865,...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 5
I was riding my bike through Rincon Valley, past the City of Santa Rosa tennis courts near Howarth Park when I noticed 4 small pickle-ball courts. The city had removed a fenced section with 2 tennis courts and replaced them with pickle-ball courts. Pickle-ball you say? Yes, pickle-ball. I first p...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 24
  We have some great wineries in Rincon Valley.  A number of them advertise that they are "dog-friendly".  Gwen and I took the dogs out to test just how "dog-friendly"  they were.  Here's what we found.                                                                                               ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 6
    We are so lucky in Rincon Valley to have so many options for places to go to celebrate the Fourth of July and to see professional fireworks displays.  Last night I enjoyed a cold but professional display in Sebastopol, Ca.  Tonight Rincon Valley residents can to the following celebrations (in...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 5
Buckthorn Court is a wonderful townhouse development located in Rincon Valley.  It consists of 28 single story units that are all the same floor plan and size.  The homes are 1246 sq ft, and the lots are 1700 sq ft. All are only 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.  They were built in 1984, and have a cottage...

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