The Milan plan great room and kitchen viewed from the entry

Walking Trails in the Central Valley

Walking Trails in the Central Valley
Now that the cooler weather has arrived, it’s a lovely time to take advantage of the beautiful hiking and walking paths in and around our Central Valley. From easy to hard, there are plenty of trails throughout this area to enjoy for the whole family. Here is a quick list of some of our favorites!

Bathroom Sharing Done Easily

Bathroom
In a perfect world and perfect house every person has his/her own bathroom. In reality, we often have to share. And that can be tough sometimes, especially if each person has a lot of personal health and beauty items to store. We’ve come up with some solutions, so everyone gets fair and easy use to this very important room.

DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes
There will still be a familiar orange glow come October 31, but the parties and maybe even the trick or treating could be minimal to none. What if you still want to dress up as per the holiday? Instead of forking out lots of money this year on an elaborate costume, this may be the perfect time to try all those DIY dress ups you’ve seen on Pinterest. Here are a few easy and festive make-it-yourself costumes.

San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital Close on New Project in Reedley, Calif.

San Rio model
San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital recently closed on a parcel of land in Fresno County with plans to build San Rio, a new neighborhood of 150 single-family detached homes. Model construction is planned to begin February 2021 and expected to be completed by April. Homes will begin in the upper $200,000s, and the total estimated value of this community is $45 million.

Calling Hanford Home at Bella Vista or Bonterra

Bella Vista
Dating back to 1877, Hanford began when the Southern Pacific Railway laid its railroad lines and crossed through a sheepherder’s camp. As a result, the camp was named for the railroad’s auditor, James Madison Hanford. He began selling land effectively transitioning the camp to a settlement and eventually a town. In 1891, Hanford officially became a city.

Five Ways to Know You’re Ready to Buy Your First Home

Buying first home
Transitioning from renting to buying may be one of the if not the biggest step of your life, so it’s important to be confident that you’re ready to march forward – it’s not only a financial decision, but also an emotional one. Here are five ways to know if the optimal time has finally arrived for this life-changing decision.

What To Do With Your Spare Room

What To Do With Your Spare Room
Have you found you have more bedrooms in your home than you have people? When you bought your home, you may have had a full house, but over time, your family – especially your kids – may come and go as they get older. Or maybe you purchased a home with an extra room with the thought of transforming it into something special. Here are some ideas for what to do with that extra real estate.

Easy Ways to Stage Your Home Without a Professional

staging home
If you’re moving from one home to another, ideally into a new San Joaquin Valley Homes community! – you may have to sell your current home. To do so quickly and to receive a great offer, staging may be key. Your realtor will most likely have a stager he/she works with, but you can also try it on your own – especially if there is a fee involved. Here are some areas of your home to pay close attention to.

What is Your Design Style?

Design style
When it comes to decorating your new home, you many know exactly how you want your rooms to look, but do you know what style you lean toward? Here is a list of some of the most popular themes and a description of each. Being able to put a name to what you like may make it easier to shop and plan around a particular interior design style.

Tips for Getting a Family Pet

Getting a pet
If you are feeling settled into your new home, you may think the only thing missing is a new family pet. If you believe your lifestyle and children are ready for this big step, here are some tips on how to get started on this exciting new venture.

San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital Acquire Land for New Home Community in Visalia, Calif.

Tiffany Ranch
Local Home Developer to Build Tiffany Ranch Offering 78 Single-Family Homes VISALIA, Calif. – San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital recently closed on a parcel of land located on Hillsdale Avenue between Akers Avenue and Shirk Avenue in Visalia, Calif., with plans to build Tiffany Ranch, a new neighborhood of 78 single-family detached homes. Land development has already begun and model construction will start in August.

The Perks of Living in Porterville, California

Porterville - Sequoia National Park
Tucked into the San Joaquin Valley in Central California is the city of Porterville serving as the gateway to Sequoia National Park, home to our planet’s most massive trees, roughly only an hour away. For a weekend getaway, Porterville is under four hours to the Pacific Coast’s Avila Beach and only minutes away from the mountains. It has its own newspaper, The Porterville Recorder, and is home to more than 50,000 people.

Seven Simple Ways to Lower Utility Bills During the Summer

Utilities bills
Summer is here, it’s hot in our little valley and it is a typically expensive time of the year when it comes to utilities. You may also find your home is a little busier right now working from home and a decidedly lack of kids’ activities available. We’ve curated a few ways to keep your utility costs down during the next few months.