It’s easy enough to see what you’re getting with San Joaquin Valley Homes. You’ll find lots of information on our website, can email or phone agents if you have questions, and check out models when you visit our neighborhoods.
As much as you will enjoy your new home, you’ll also enjoy the surrounding area and its multitude of cultural events. Despite the Central Valley’s well-deserved reputation for being a farming powerhouse for the country, it’s not all tractor-pulls when the locals get together. You may be surprised at the breath and depth of annual events available to you and your family.
Whether you are looking to purchase a home right away or you will not be ready to buy one for several years, now is the time to start preparing your finances. Consider these five tips:
Build Strong Credit
Your credit score will affect your mortgage rate. A low score will make it hard and sometimes impossible to buy a home. Checking your credit score can help you to see if you need to improve and where you need to improve. You should pay off past-due bills, establish credit accounts such as credit cards or other loans you are making regular payments on, and make sure your balances on your accounts reach no more than 30 percent of your credit limits.
Checking your credit report can also reveal mistakes. Correcting them will improve your credit score. But start now as it can take several months to fix inaccuracies.
TULARE, Calif. – September 3, 2015 – San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) will break ground this month on the first phase of Palo Verde, a 110-acre community at Mooney Boulevard and Seminole Avenue in Tulare that will eventually offer 350 lots. SJV Homes will build 53 single-story homes with five floor plans ranging between 1,574 and 2,250 square feet at Sedona @ Palo Verde.
The $90 million development is the eighth project that SJV Homes has developed in a joint venture with Presidio Residential Capital, a San Diego-based real estate investment company.
Protecting your community’s clean water supply – and the environment in general – is an excellent way to maintain the high quality of your new home by San Joaquin Valley Homes.
An easy way to have a healthy home is to choose environmentally safe cleaning supplies. Standard cleaning supplies often contain harsh chemicals that can be toxic to biological organisms. Packaging also presents problems, as most cleaning supplies are contained in plastics that don’t degrade or break down. The chemicals and plastics can stay in the environment for years, causing acute (immediate onset) or chronic (ongoing) damage over generations.
If you’re a first-time home-buyer, you may be under the impression that lenders decide to issue you mortgages based solely on your down payment and whether your income allows you to afford the monthly cost. While those factors are important, financial institutions also want to know how reliable you are with your payments and how you manage your financial obligations. They gain that knowledge by studying your credit report.
Mortgage lenders look at your tri-merged credit profile, which combines the information from the three major credit bureaus: TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian. It includes credit scores. Most lenders look at the middle score to determine your terms and rates.
As summer comes to an end, kids are getting ready to head back to school for another year of learning and growing. It’s an exciting, and sometimes stressful, season for parents and children alike. Groggy mornings full of tension due to unfinished homework, searching for missing shoes and backpacks and rushing to gobble a few bites of breakfast before the bus comes make for a tough day. After school there are a plethora of distractions from siblings, the television and video games.
All these things take their toll on the family and make the school year seem longer than it is. It doesn’t have to be that way, though, here are five things you can do in your Central Valley home to keep everything running smoothly.
When you move to your new home in The Central Valley, it’s a good idea to take some time out for celebration. You’ve just made a life-altering decision for yourself and your family. What better way to celebrate it than by throwing a housewarming party? This is a good way to get to know your neighbors and to get together with friends and family whom you haven’t seen in a while (probably because you’ve been so busy with the process of buying the home).
A lot of people tend to skip this because they think it will be too much work. You just spent all this time choosing and buying a home, and you’ve also had to put a lot of energy into moving. Do you really want to take the trouble of cooking and decorating just so you can have some guests over? Here are a few reasons why you might want to have a housewarming party and effortless, elegant ways to host one:
Buying a home is part of the American dream and can be a good investment. This is particularly true in this recovering market, where homes for sale in the Central Valley have already risen in price by an average of up to 60 percent in the past two years.
The Facts on Prices
The cities where San Joaquin Valley Homes builds are showing strong fundamentals in the housing market. Check out these hard real-life numbers compiled by real estate authority Zillow.
In Hanford, median home values have risen by 3.4 percent in the past year to $163,200. The forecast for the coming year is a 2.9 percent rise.
Lemoore shows a 2.5 percent change to a median $179,600 with a predicted increase of 3.2 percent.
Visalia‘s values have spiked by 7.6 percent to a median $190,200. Prices there are predicted to grow by 6.6 percent.
Tulare‘s values have also jumped by 9.7 percent to a median $156,900. Next year’s increase is forecast at 7.3 percent.
Corcoran shows the biggest jumps of all at 11.4 percent to $110,500. Predictions for next year are at a more modest although still respectable 5.9 percent.
Based on these numbers, your property purchase should increase in value, which is the hallmark of any good investment
BAKERSFIELD, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 30, 2015) – San Joaquin Valley Homes has broken ground on Tuscany, three communities totaling 212 single-family homes on 66.5 acres in northwest Bakersfield, Calif., with a combined value of approximately $65 million. Homes are being built by SJV Homes on 53 lots in the community.
This will be the seventh project that SJV Homes has developed in a joint venture with Presidio Residential Capital, a San Diego-based real estate investment company, which acquired 116 lots at Tuscany last year in collaboration with Cornerstone Communities.
Moving into a new house is often both an exciting and stressful experience. Whether you are moving across town or across the country, making sure the details of your move go smoothly can help relieve some of the stress. As a top new home builder in the Central Valley, we want you to not only love your new home but to have an enjoyable moving experience. Here are four tips to make your moving experience go smoother.
Do Not Procrastinate Preparing for the Move
Although it might be several weeks or even months before you are moving, start preparing for your move now. Go through items and get rid of things you no longer want or need. In this way, you will not be packing knickknacks or clothes and moving them to your new home only to end up selling or donating them later. Plus, the less you have to pack, the easier it is to unpack.
Finding a place to store items in your new California home can be a struggle if you do not utilize your given storage space appropriately. Oftentimes, garages become the home’s major storage space, but if you do not use the space effectively, your garage can rapidly become a disorganized mess where you cannot find what you need when you need it. To get you off on the right foot, we want to provide you with four tips to get your new garage in order right away so you can avoid the mess which might otherwise quickly develop.
Face it, moving is stressful. So everybody in the family will be delighted when you decorate your newly built home with elements that create a soft landing for them.
Here are some tips for decorating with soft elements:
Walls are hard, but you can soften the look by what you choose to hang on them.
Like a soft picture board, also known as a French memo board. You can easily make this yourself with a few inexpensive supplies. Katharine Dally has a great tutorial on eHow – “How to Make a Picture Board with Ribbon” that will help you get started.
If you’ve been waiting, now’s the time to come out to Hartley Grove, San Joaquin Valley Homes’ new-home community in Hanford. With over half of the neighborhood already sold, Hartley Grove has proven to be popular with buyers. This latest release of homesites is on a cul-de-sac street and includes some extra large lots.
At Hartley Grove, buyers can choose their plan and their homesite. “Buyer’s like the choices they have here at Hartley Grove. That’s a real part of why this neighborhood is so popular,” says Melani Trelut, the home specialist at Hartley Grove.
A new California building company, founded by a trio of housing executives toward the end of the recession, is enjoying success in the Central Valley market, a rural area that is on track to see the strongest new home markets since the downturn.
Visalia, Calif.-based San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) is working in six neighborhoods with a total of 645 units in the Central Valley region of California. Last year, SJV Homes was the busiest home builder in Tulare County, where new home sales increased by 57%, even pulling past the national public builder Lennar. The builder also has two properties with about 200 units in Kings County, the nation’s second-fastest-growing urban county, where property values increased 13.9 percent in 2014.
A new home is the first step into the next phase of your life. Whether you’re starting a family, a new career or a fun-filled retirement, a new home in Central Valley, California can be the backdrop for years of safe, secure, heart-warming memories. To start off right, plan to follow a regular maintenance schedule for your home. Proper maintenance can extend the lives of your appliances and the structures of your home. And your regular inspections can reveal concerns before they become problems, saving you money and headaches.
On an annual basis, roughly by season:
Inspect for insect activity outside. Any bugs outside the home can cause problems inside the home so look for any that are too close to the entries.
As you set out your patio furniture, start by washing it down with soap and water. Check for tears, splinters, or instability. A screwdriver might fix it, or a light sanding. The deck or patio might also need a repair so look for cracks or sagging boards, then give it a power wash.
Inside, clear the dryer vents by unhooking them from the machine and shaking them clear.
Clean your windows. Organize the garage (have a yard sale?)
Look for potential fire hazards like combustible fuels near heat sources (furnace or water heater). Drain the water heater to remove sediment from the tank.
Thoughtfully planned kitchens include quality Whirlpool® appliances, tiled counters, convenient snack bars and beech wood cabinetry.
The opportunity to buy the affordably priced single-family homes at Catalina in Tulare will soon be a thing of the past, as they are selling fast and there are only a few homes left. “You won’t find prices like this, on quality-built homes in a great location, again,” says Joe Leal, San Joaquin Valley Homes President.
Catalina features a neighborhood park, and shopping and schools are close by. Students from preschool through 8th grade attend the new Alpine Vista School which has all of the advantages of a state-of-the-art campus and is within walking distance. Nearby is the beautiful Mission Oak High School campus, complete with the latest technology, where 9th-12th grade students attend.
When you buy a new home from San Joaquin Valley Homes, you’re faced with an array of upgrades that will allow you to customize the purchase to your exact taste. In most cases, upgrading prior to escrow allows you to include the cost of the upgrades in your mortgage, including them in your monthly payment at a lower interest rate than other loan options.
But which upgrades are worth the additional expense? How do you pick the upgrades that you and your family will use? A few guidelines: