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Homeowner Tips for the New Year

Homeowner Tips for the New Year
During the chillier months of winter, it’s tempting to curl up into a ball on the sofa under a blanket, light the fire and binge watch your favorite show. But home ownership comes with a few responsibilities and there’s no time like the beginning of the year to get things done! The following is a list of items to tackle or start in January to make the rest of the year easier on you.

San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital Close on Land in Northwest Dinuba, Calif.

Montebella
San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital recently closed on land in northwest Dinuba, Calif., in Tulare County, where they will build 175 single family, detached homes in a new community named Montebella. Located at the intersection of Road 72 and Saginaw Avenue, construction is slated to begin May 2022 with model homes available in late summer 2022.

New Year Resolutions for Your Home

New Year for Home
To commemorate the beginning of each year, many of us take the time to list out what we want to do to better ourselves...our new year resolutions. While you’re making a list, why not consider adding some resolutions for your home as well. After all it needs to be taken care of too!

What to Buy a New Homeowner for Christmas?

Merry doormat
If someone you know has just purchased a new home, or if you did and you’re writing your own Santa wish list, here are a few items that you’ll love to give and receive! From high to low tech options, these gadgets and gifts will come in very handy!

How to Safely Enjoy Your Fresh Christmas Tree Throughout the Season

Christmas Tree
A real Christmas tree is a wonderful addition to your home at the holidays. Perhaps you have an annual tradition of either cutting down your tree at a local Christmas tree farm or heading out as a family to select your tree at your favorite tree lot. But according to NFPA, although Christmas tree fires are rare, U.S. fire departments respond to nearly 200 fires started by trees at home every year.

Thanksgiving Activities for the Entire Weekend

Thanksgiving activities
On Thanksgiving, serving a spectacular meal to your family and friends tends to take center stage, but it’s also a wonderful time to focus on the people and not just the food. Thanksgiving Day turns into Thanksgiving weekend, with a good amount of downtime for the kids and your visitors. Here’s a fun list of creative activities to do after the dishes are done! Get ready to make some new memories and perhaps, start some new traditions.

Be Extra Kind on World Kindness Day

World KIndness
Introduced in 1989, World Kindness Day is an international observance on November 13 introduced by the World Kindness Movement. It is a day where we should be extra aware of how our actions affect others and to focus on random acts of kindness that will make others feel liked, appreciated and respected. This list of ideas will do just that. With enough practice we can all make kindness the norm!

San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital Close on Land in Visalia, Calif.

Vista del Sol
San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital closed on land in southeast Visalia, Calif., in Tulare County, where they will build a new single family, detached home community called Vista del Sol. Located at the southeast corner of K Avenue and Pinkham Street between Ben Maddox Parkway and Sleeves Lane, construction is slated to begin in the fall of 2021 with the first homes released for sale in the second quarter of 2022.

Fall Family Fun in the San Joaquin Valley

Pumpkin Patch
Sizzling early sunsets, the aroma of autumn spices, sweater weather and pumpkins all represent some of our fall favorites. And since San Joaquin Valley is located in one of the world’s top agricultural meccas, we are fortunate to have a premier pick of pumpkin patches! Here are a few of our top choices – some may require a drive and some are nearby, but all have something enjoyable for everyone. Please check with each one prior to arrival for details on your visit.

Celebrate National Good Neighbor Day

Good Neighbor Day
National Good Neighbor Day celebrated each September 28, was created with the goal for communities to become more connected to those living near them. Of course, being a good neighbor doesn’t need to start and stop on this day...there are many things you can do throughout the year to celebrate and appreciate those who live around you. We’ve come up with four ways to celebrate your friends...new and old!

San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital Celebrate the Grand Opening of Sterling Oaks in Hanford, California this Weekend

Sterling Oaks
HANFORD, Calif. - San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital are pleased to announce the grand opening of Sterling Oaks, the first residential neighborhood located within the planned community of Live Oak, offering 106 detached single-family houses priced starting at $325,900, on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Four Ways Your Kids Can Feel Great in Their New Home

Kids New Home
It’s often easier for adults to settle into a new home. Since they’re the ones who have taken care of all the details including the paperwork, the searching, securing the financing and moving, they’re likely to be relieved when it’s all done. Kids, however, just see that they’ve gone from one place to another. They will have to adjust to a new neighborhood, a new room, new friends and often a new school, so it may take a little more time to settle. These four tips will help ease their transition.

How to Make Your Home Smell Nice

Make Your Home Smell Nice
Scent has the uncanny ability to almost immediately whisk us off to a pleasant memory. Cut grass may remind you of your childhood home and evergreen scents may take you back to family holidays. And your home today doesn’t need to be any different. This sweet-smelling list has a few ideas on how to create that special scent you and your family can remember again in the future.

Seven Home Security Ideas

Home Security
After you move into your new home, one of your to-do list items could be to up the security level in your house. Installing an alarm system seems like the most obvious way, but there are other methods and tricks that can help your home be as secure as possible.