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By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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There's a new brewhouse, I mean, bike shop in Rincon ValleyThe Trailhouse opened a few months ago in Rincon Valley. It's hard to say exactly what it is but I'd say it is a combination of restaurant, brewery, and bike shop.The owners, Shane Bresnyan, and Glenn Fant both come from a bike sales back...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Wine's Night Out is a monthly event at the Flamingo Hotel in Rincon Valley.  It is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, but the last evening is tonight!   These are totally fun events where 4 or 5 wineries show up, each with 4-6 varieties of wine to taste. Learn about the wine, talk to the winemake...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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You would never believe California was in a drought for the past 5 years based on all the rain we have been getting this winter.  I've heard some people complaining that all this weather is keeping them inside, and that they are going stir crazy.   Here's a great winter day idea.  Go check out th...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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On Monday my son told me that he needed 6 hours of community service before Friday.  “How long have you known about this?”  “Oh, about 4 weeks now…”  Luckily, we were able to schedule two 3 hour volunteer sessions at the Redwood Food Bank before Friday.  To be honest, it was really fun.  We bagge...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Thinking about getting a puppy or dog for yourself, or the family? Consider getting a Beagle from Northbay Beagle Rescue. I know the founder, and she accepts beagles from around the country. Lots come from the south (Mississippi, Alabama etc). She gets them in batches of 2-8 weekly. I have 2 beag...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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February market report for homes sold in Rincon Valley Address:                  Bed/bath       Building         Lot SqFt          Sold6637 Montecito         3/1                 1298               condo            430,000524 Drake Dr  3/2      3/2                 1224               5663          ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Is it possible that the City of Santa Rosa is actually taking steps to remove one of Rincon Valley's biggest eye sores?  

By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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November 2016 Photo Challenge - Travel Pictures California Below are pictures I took on our most recent trip to California plus  a similar trip we took last year in November to attend the same special wine event. I decided to use these pictures as an entry into the ActiveRain Travel Photo Challen...

By Randy Byrd, Serving all of Northern California
(Platinum Properties)
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Incredible location adjacent to the prestigious Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club. Situated on the 18th tee, this exquisitely designed custom home has it all. On 2 acres this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 3700 +- home is perfect for entertaining. Amenities include new custom wine room, granite counters, expa...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
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I'll be manning a booth a the Santa Rosa Home Show at 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA if you get a chance stop by and see us. We are there to respond to your questions about renovation loans, FHA 203k, HomeStyle Renovation, and other products including the Title I loans. Investors and home...

By Romy Campbell, REALTOR
(Pacific Union International)
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   While you know that you need to present your Santa Rosa  home at its finest when you want to sell, it can hurt your feelings just a little to spend money on improvements for someone else to enjoy.  Here are 8 ways you can make your home look more appealing to potential buyers - with purchases ...

By Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS, "One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"
(The MJKelly Team)
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Social Etiquette in Real Estate—“Would the Seller mind if I used the bathroom?”   This happened to me showing property one time. The Buyer’s teenage girl absolutely needed to use the bathroom. The buyer asked if this was o.k. and I said sure, go ahead. Remember that commercial where the "date" is...

By Romy Campbell, REALTOR
(Pacific Union International)
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Whether you're buying new appliances for the Santa Rosa  home you just purchased or buying to update your home before putting it on the market, heed this advice: Measure your space before you leave for the store.   Then take both the measurements and the tape measure with you to the store. Measu...

By Romy Campbell, REALTOR
(Pacific Union International)
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The one you ve been waiting for! OverviewMapsPhotosOpen HouseMarket Stats $537,500 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,699 sqftLot: 5,663 sqft Location 367 Rosemary LaneSanta Rosa, CA 95403USA Romy Campbell Keller Williams Realty(707) 481-6492romycampbell@gmail.comh...

By Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA
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What's My Santa Rosa Home Worth? July 2014 Single Family Residences:215 - Number of SFR's sold in July58 - Average Days on Market$563,452 - Average sales price1798 - Average square footage$313 - Average price per square footCondominiums:44 - Number of Condos sold in July67 - Average Days on Marke...

By Kevin Kueneke, San Diego Mortgage Banker
(Caliber Home Loans)
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VA Home Loan With Zero Down Up To $520,950 Purchase Price In Santa Rosa CA Santa Rosa CA - Did you know that qualified veterans can obtain a VA home loan in Santa Rosa CA with zero money down up to a sales price of $520,950?  This limit is for VA home loans closed in Santa Rosa CA from February 2...

By Romy Campbell, REALTOR
(Pacific Union International)
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News reporters may be trying to bring you accurate news about the housing market, but unless they're reporting facts and figures for real estate sales in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County, what they're saying could be completely inaccurate regarding our market.   Even if they're quoting agents in you...

By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
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A year ago I was advising Sonoma County home buyers to move fast. Prices were rising and inventory was in short supply. The only update needed for that post in 2014 is to say that prices are still rising, but they're starting a lot higher than they were a year ago and that fewer homes are availab...

By Scott Lawson, Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase
(America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker)
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  Need a mortgage for an investment property in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, or anywhere in Sonoma County but can't qualify due to strict Fannie or Freddie guidelines? Here's a new mortgage product specifically for the borrower in need of financing but can't seem to find anything but hard money. This is...

By Rick Costa, FHA/VA/USDA expert
(Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. NMLS 3094)
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Late last week, H.U.D.  unveiled a new set of guidelines under the FHA loan program for  borrowers adversely impacted by economic downturn of the last five years. The "Back To Work" program is geared towards borrowers who can substantiate that,  their inability to make their  mortgage payments, ...

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