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Real Estate Definitions to Help With Your New Home Purchase

Real Estate Definitions
Purchasing a home for the first time can often be a confusing experience because there is so much to know and learn. You may be faced with financial and industry terms you’ve never heard before. Here is a little primer on some of the more-used vocab you will likely encounter during this exciting process.

How To Clean With Vinegar

Cleaning with vinegar
With today’s emphasis on cleaning and hygiene but a sometimes lack of supply in the stores right now, it’s time to get creative and take a more holistic approach to cleaning products. One of the main ingredients is vinegar. Here’s a list of what you can and can’t tackle with this mighty household staple.

Unique Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day This Year

Mother's Day
Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away, and this year, it may be different than any other you’ve celebrated. Instead of visiting mom or sending her off for a day of pampering, you may have to change how you and your family celebrate. A little creative thinking combined with some thoughtful touches will have mom feeling very loved.

Childproofing Your Home

a young girl getting into a cabinet of household cleaners to show the importance of childproofing your home
Home is where you relax and enjoy all you have worked toward. But having toddlers and little kids also means a constant busy struggle staying one step ahead of them to make sure they stay safe all the time. We’ve put together a list of ways to keep your little ones out of trouble’s way.

Keeping Our Kids Busy At Home

A young girl and boy drawing pictures on a sidewalk
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.

The Coronado plan with a French Country styled exterior at dusk
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

Kitchen with Carrera marble counters and white cabinets in the Verona plan
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

A woman with her dog sitting on the floor next to moving boxes
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

Hikers in front of California redwood trees with beams of sunlight through the trees
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

a hand adjusting water heater controls
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

A cup of coffee, a phone and a notepad to list news year's 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

A dining light fixture decorated with holly berries and holiday greenery
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 with platters of food and place settings
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

A man installing a new battery in a smoke 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: