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Keeping Our Kids Busy At Home

Keeping Our Kids Busy At Home
We’re all a few weeks in to self-isolating, and it may feel at times like the walls are closing in. Families everywhere are looking for ways to keep their children busy and occupied while the adults work from home or take a much-needed break.

The Valley is Our Home and We Care about Our Community and Employees

A letter from San Joaquin Valley Homes regarding COVID-19 As a local homebuilder and a proud member of the community, our priority is the health and safety of our customers and sales team. With that in mind, we want you to know how we are addressing the concerns generated by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Fun Things To Do At Home

Family hiking
This week we saw an extended and surprise spring break issued for our children, so many parents are wondering how to fill the long days with activities during a time that was previously slated for school. While part of the day is meant to be learning time still, there is a lot of downtime to do other activities. With some imagination and a little flexibility, you’ll be able to make the most of these extra daytime hours with your kids.

Brighton (1)
San Joaquin Valley Homes’ neighborhood Brighton, in the Central Valley city of Tulare, is nestled in the planned community of Willow Glen – complete with a park. It’s conveniently located within a five-minute drive of Visalia where you’ll find a diverse selection of shopping, dining and entertainment venues for the entire family.

Six Ideas for a Beautiful Kitchen Design

greystone kitchen
The most overworked and visited room in your house is undeniably the kitchen. As they say, it’s the heart of the home. Here are some fun and convenient ways to design and organize this much-loved space.

Make Moving Day a Snap for Your Pets with These Five Tips

Make moving day a snap for your pets with these five tips
Moving into a new house can be stressful – not just for the people, but for the furry residents too! They also have had their familiar surroundings changed, and they may feel a little scared to roam in their new environment. Here are a few tips to help you ease the moving transition for your fur baby.

The best reasons to live in the Central Valley

california redwoods
Are you currently living outside of the Central Valley of California and considering moving here? If you need a little more convincing, we’ve put together a list of the reasons why our little pocket in the heart of California is one of the best places to live. After all, all of us at San Joaquin Valley Homes live here too and love it!

Seven Sneaky Ways to Save Money at Home

adjusting water heater
Saving money at home and on the go is always a good idea. And lurking within the walls of your home are ways you may not even be aware of that can help keep you on the right financial track!

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

NY Resolutions
It’s nearly January – the time to make yourself promises to eat better, do better and live better. But why stop there? If you’re in a new home or you’re simply trying to get a better handle on the one you already have, extend your resolution list to your personal property as well. There’s no reason why you can’t make your house healthier too!

Six Ways to Have a Safe Christmas Tree

Cat in xmas tree
We can all agree that the merriest Christmas tree is the safest Christmas tree. And for a tree to be safe, we are referring not just to the tree, but to everyone and everything around it…including your pets. This list of tree tips will help keep your home and family protected throughout the season.

Decking the Halls of Your Central Valley Home This Holiday Season

Decking the halls
In a blink, it’s the holiday season! And whether you’re celebrating in a new house or holding on to traditions in the same home as last year, there’s no doubt…it’s always fun to decorate. We’re here to help you get started with some fun, easy and quick ways to showcase joy throughout your house.

Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner in Your New San Joaquin Valley Home

Thanksgiving table
Have you ever dreamed of hosting an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner for lots of people? Now that you have a new home with a big kitchen and ample entertaining space, you can! But where to start? We’ve prepared a checklist to help you achieve a bountiful Thanksgiving feast fit for your treasured family and friends.

Chilly Weather Checklist for Your Central Valley Home

Checking alarm
Contrary to what the rest of the country (world?) thinks, living in California doesn’t mean sunny warm temperatures 12 months of the year. We too experience chilly weather and even extreme rain and wind at times. This means we also need to prepare our homes for these expected seasonal events! Here’s a fall maintenance list that doesn’t include make sure your snow shovels are handy at all times:

Six Ways to Meet Your New Neighbors

Meet neighbors
Settling into a brand new neighborhood is the next logical step after moving in. In fact, meeting new friends in a master-planned community can even happen in the sales office before you’ve signed on the dotted line. These tips will have you mingling and mixing with your newest friends in no time.

Five Ways to Decorate for Autumn

Five Ways to Decorate for Autumn
Summer has shifted into fall, and with this seasonal change comes cooler evenings, earlier sunsets and, fun new decorating opportunities! Pumpkins and scarecrows beware….we’re coming for you! Check out our list of fun and easy ways to make your home autumn friendly.

Keep that New House Feeling as Long as Possible!

New house feeling
Now that you’ve taken the big step to purchase a brand new home, it’s important to maintain your investment. Since it is new, you luckily won’t have any repairs to do right away. But you should take the necessary steps to keep things working and looking their best for as long as possible. Follow our tips to keeping your new house in tip top shape!

Planning the Best Backyard on the Block!

Best backyard
Outdoor living is one of the many reasons people love to live in California. Even if the daytime is hot, the evening’s cooler air welcomes everyone outside. Planning this space can be fun too. From dining to sports to hobbies to just plain relaxing, your backyard can provide you with additional living space. With these tips and strategies, you’ll be enjoying the outside as much as the inside in no time!