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Builder: "SJV Homes To Build 151 Homes In Visalia"

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These homes are scheduled to break ground next month and the neighborhoods are expected to be open for sale by early 2019. The retail value of this project is estimated to exceed $52 million. “Ideally located on prime Visalia land in the Northwest with easy access to excellent schools, these communities will be extremely appealing to first-time and move-up buyers and young families,” said Danny Garcia, vice president of sales at SJV Homes. “We’re thrilled to provide high-quality housing at affordable prices in our hometown.”

San Joaquin Valley Homes And Presidio Residential Capital To Build Two Neighborhoods Offering 218 Single-Family Homes In Visalia, CA

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VISALIA, Calif. – San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital have closed on 29 acres (151 lots) and plans to close an additional 19 acres (67 lots) next year in Visalia, Calif. The joint venture partners will build two new residential communities, Greystone and Ashton Park, totaling 218 detached single-family homes priced from the mid-$200,000s.

Make Your New Home Kid Proof

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You are excited about buying a new home for your family! You will make many wonderful memories and share fun times. As you are getting ready to make the purchase and move in focus on whether the new home is kid safe. This will help you minimize the number of memories that involve trips to the hospital and maximize those that are of the family enjoying time together! Chemicals In 2016 over 2 million Americans called poison control due to concerns that someone had been poisoned in their home. Children under the age of 6 are especially at risk. Therefore, it is important to keep all chemicals out of sight and out of reach.

Costs To Consider When Buying A Home In The San Joaquin Valley

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One of the biggest decisions most people ever make is the decision to buy a new home. When you are looking to buy a home, it is important you build a conservative budget and do not overspend. To ensure you make the best home buying decision possible, there are several different types of expenses that need to be taken into consideration when determining your home buying budget. Closing Costs One of the first expenses you will incur for your new home is your closing costs. Closing costs can end up costing thousands of dollars upfront. These can include costs for appraisals, home inspections, transfer taxes, title fees, legal costs, bank fees and a range of other expenses. While these can be significant to pay up front, you can often negotiate a credit from a seller to cover some or even roll the costs into your mortgage and pay a slightly higher interest rate.

San Joaquin Valley Homes Closes 297 Residences In 2016, A 25% Increase Over 2015

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VISALIA, Calif. – San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) had another strong year in 2016 with 305 homes sold. SJV Homes constructed and closed escrow on 297 homes in 2016 —a 25 percent increase over the 237 homes it closed in 2015. The company also opened three projects in 2016. “As we enter our fourth year building beautiful single-family homes in the San Joaquin Valley market, we are thrilled with our continued success,” said Joe Leal, co-founder for Visalia-based San Joaquin Valley Homes. “Our goal for 2016 is to begin construction on five new neighborhoods located in Hanford, Tulare, Kingsburg and Visalia.” In 2016, SJV Homes opened three projects: Sedona, Viscaya and Pine River Estates. Back in March of 2016, SJV Homes started selling the first of 53 single-family homes at Sedona, which is located in the highly desirable East Tulare and the first phase is nearly sold out. Viscaya’s 87 single-family homes in Dinuba, Calif., which celebrated a grand opening in November 2016, are in high demand as sales have been extremely strong. In December 2016, model homes opened at Pine River Estates, a 37-acre community offering 144 single-family homes located on Virmargo Street between St. John’s Parkway and Houston Avenue in Visalia.

Avoid Making These Three First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

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Buying a home you can call your own can be one of the most unique and exciting life experiences you can ever go through. On the other hand, it can also be one of the most stressful and frustrating life experiences as well. We want to help you stay ahead of the game. We have put together a list we hope can help you avoid making some of the mistakes many first-time buyers have made in the past: Mistake 1: Not Doing Enough Research It is important to make sure you have covered yourself with enough information and facts. When you are covered in facts, you will discover the process will be easier. This is especially true when it comes to participating in negotiations. You do not have to be afraid of negotiating, and when you have the right tools and information, you will be ready to aim and fire...

Central Valley Business Times: "$30 Million, 115-Home Development Set For Tulare"

• Entry-level community expected to open for sale in Spring 2018 • Latest development by San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital A new residential community called “Brighton” with 115 detached single-family homes more than 72 acres in Tulare is to be built by San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital. Construction on model homes is scheduled to begin in January 2018, and the neighborhood is expected to be open for sale next spring. The retail value of the project is estimated by the developers to exceed $30 million

Tap Into Your Budget Decorator: Shop Your Home For A New Look

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The word “redecorating” holds mixed emotions. Sure, it’s exciting to give your home a fresh new look. But the question of cost quickly enters. How much will it cost to buy new furniture, new paint, new knickknacks? We are here to give you good news! Redecorating your house does not have to empty your savings. In fact, we believe that to get a new feel for your home, you don’t even have to look at your wallet. “How?” you ask. Shop your home for a new look! “But what does that mean?”

San Joaquin Valley Homes Closes 323 Residences And Opens Three New Communities In 2017

VISALIA, Calif. – San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) had another successful year in 2017, selling 349 homes and opening three new communities. The locally based homebuilder, which celebrated its fourth year in business last July, recently achieved the milestone of closing on its 1,000th home. SJV Homes was the second busiest homebuilder in the entire Valley last year, with more building permits pulled than its competitors except Lennar. Most of these homes were constructed in Tulare County, where SJV Homes has long been the dominant builder. In 2017, the company also topped the list in King County with permits issued for 70 new single-family homes, according to data provided by the Construction Monitor, which tracks public building records nationwide.

San Joaquin Valley Homes Closes On 1,000Th Home

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Nora Garcia, Celedonio Jimenez and their four children bought the 1,000th home, which was also the last to close in 2017. SJVH, a Visalia-based homebuilder, presented the family with a $1,000 check, a gas barbecue, a $200 Lowe's gift card, a $200 Quality Meat gift certificate and a backyard fire pit donated by Lowes.

Preparing Your Credit Score For Mortgage Approval For A New Home In The San Joaquin Valley

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Every year, millions of people across the country look for a new home. Some move to the city for work, others move out to the suburbs to raise families. While many people are happy to rent for years as they adventure to see the world one rental property at a time. But eventually you’ll be ready to settle down, build a career in a single location and possibly raise a family. Unfortunately, if your youth was wild or off-the-grid, or if past financial hardship still haunts your credit score, it can be hard to get a fair mortgage for a home you love. For those of you looking to find a new home in central California or anywhere else in the U.S., you can use the time spent saving up your down payment to build your credit, and we have a few tips to help you build momentum.

How To Arrange Your Living Room Furniture

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Selecting furniture makes your house uniquely yours. The colors and styles express your personality, and it is usually easy for you to recognize “your” furniture. You will say or think, “That’s IT!’ If you love it and it is within your budget and will hold up under your family’s use, you should buy it. Whether you are buying a few new pieces or a room full of new furniture, think about your family, not “design.” But now that you own it – or just moved it – where should you put it? Moving furniture around until it “looks right” can take days and create family friction. Here are a few suggestions to make furniture placement easier on your family. In the living room, focus on your family’s comfort and on the comfort of your guests

10 No-Nonsense New Year's Resolutions For Your Home

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The chaos of the holiday is over, and you’re ready for a fresh start and a return to your routine. Maybe you’ve already made a great New Year’s resolution: to lose weight, to stop smoking or be healthier. The question is, what about your home – the place where you’ll spend more time than any other this year? These ten no-nonsense resolutions will help you improve your home and lifestyle for 2018.

13 Clever Ways To Use Leftover Wrapping Paper

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It’s the morning after Christmas with the family happily enjoying their gifts in the den… and oodles of leftover shimmery, shiny wrapping paper. You thought filigreed wrapping paper from a posh boutique for your mother-in-law was an extempore, noble gift, but now you have a whole roll left! So, what to do? We know many creatives out there will have their guests unwrap gifts slowly and carefully not ruin the wrapping paper! Why save wrapping paper? Well, there are many uses for wrapping paper; here are our thirteen top suggestions. 13. One use for leftover wrapping paper is saving it for the next season. Many people end up developing a collection of glittery rolls after many Christmases. You can find wrapping paper storage containers as specialty stores, or even on Walmart’s website here.

Eight Ways To Keep Restless Kids Happy During A Family Holiday Event

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The holidays are a wonderful time for the family to get together and enjoy each other’s company. But if you don’t make some plans for the smallest members of the family, their shenanigans at the kid’s table could get out of hand. Here are eight ways to keep restless kids happy during all your big and festive family holiday get-togethers.

Gifts That Give Back

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It’s already mid-December and looking to find the “perfect gift” for everyone on your list while balancing holiday parties, decorating and the usual work, home and family responsibilities may be taking its toll on your merry disposition. So we’ve assembled a list of ideas that may help ease your holiday shopping stress while helping others at the same time: See What Your Friends are Selling. Many people have their own side businesses in network marketing or on Etsy, for example. Before you hit the big stores, try shopping with and from your friends. You might find beautiful crafts and artwork, cookware, baby products, candles, food gifts and more. Your purchase will give your friends more income during the holiday season, and you will find unique gifts for the special people in your life.

10 Common Home Myths Busted

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In a time where home maintenance shows are on TV around the clock and homeowners can share the latest household tips on social media with the click of a button, there is no shortage of home maintenance advice. These tips have been shared so many times most people take them at face value and don’t question their validity. So it may be surprising to learn many commonly known tips are in fact wrong and could cause more harm than good. Here are 10 common myths and what you can do instead.

Five Ways To Create Lasting Holiday Memories In Your New Home

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If you are like many people you know, you do not have too much time at the end of the day for extra activities. However, the holidays are approaching, and you want to do something special for your family. You want to turn your new house into a home for the holidays. There are no limits to what you can do to create a Christmas atmosphere at your home, and one of the best things about decorating for Christmas is that you do not have to break the bank to do this.