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5 Ways To Prepare Your New Central Valley Home For The Upcoming School Year

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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.

7 Ideas For The Ultimate Housewarming Party At Your New Home In The Central Valley Of California

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:

Are Homes For Sale In The Central Valley A Good Investment

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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

MSN Money: "San Joaquin Valley Homes Enters Bakersfield Market With $65 Million Community"

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.

4 Tips For Making The Moving Process Go Smoother

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.

4 Tips For Having An Organized Garage In Your Joaquin Valley Home

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.

How To Create A Soft Landing For Your Family In Your New Central Valley Home

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: SOFT TEXTURES 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.

New Homesites Released - Hartley Grove Opens Phase 16

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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.

Builder: "New Builder Is Taking Entry-Level Market By Storm"

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.

Plan For Regular Maintenance Of Your New Central Valley California Home

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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: Summer: 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.

Catalina- Last Chance To Buy in The Low $180's In East Tulare

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.

Upgrades That Are Worth It For Central Valley Homes

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:

5 Home Decorating Tips That Work For Any Home For Sale In The Central Valley

When you’re moving into a new home in the Central Valley, one of the first challenges you’ll face is how to decorate it. Your new layout might be pretty different from your old one and your old things might not fit very well into the new floor plan. How are you going to make yourself comfortable if you can’t have your favorite chair and footstool? How are you going to get any work done if you can’t figure out where to put your files and papers? The solution is to get a new system going right away. This can be similar to your old one, if you felt like your old one was working, or an improvement on it, if your old one needed some work. Here are a few tips from Real Simple magazine; if your issues with your old home were small ones, you might find quick solutions here. If not, read on for a few decorating tips that will work, no matter what type of home you’re moving into.

Buying New With San Joaquin Valley Homes: 4 First Time Mistakes To Avoid

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Realtors and new home consultants with San Joaquin Valley Homes hear it all the time. “I want to buy a home, but… can I afford to buy new and is it the right time?” First-time homebuyers have a lot of questions and insecurities. As a homebuyer in the Central Valley, you can avoid costly pitfalls and buyer’s regret. If you think you can’t afford to buy a new construction home or aren’t sure what size of a home is right for you, work with an experienced local new home builder such as San Joaquin Valley Homes. According to an article by U.S. News & World Report, every prospective homebuyer should check their credit report and score, get preapproved for a loan, create a long-term budget and budget for all the expenses of home ownership before delving in. But especially if you’ve never bought a home before, here are some tips to help you avoid the most common blunders.

How To Avoid Clutter In Your New Home In The Central Valley

It is an exciting time now that you have moved into your new home in the Central Valley. All the boxes are unpacked, and everything is in its place. Everything looks brand-new and spic and span. You want it to look like this everyday. However, no matter how hard you try, it always seems that clutter creeps back into your life. From a stack of books on the coffee table to the junk drawer in the kitchen, you seem to always have more to put away. Here are a few ways to avoid clutter in your new home. Don’t Bring It with You The best way to avoid clutter in your new home is to leave it behind when you move. When you are in the process of packing, you should take the time to sort through everything and get rid of items you no longer need or use. For some examples, see this article on dump duplicate items, beware nostalgia and weed out your wardrobe. Packing up everything in your home when you move forces you to look at almost everything. A good rule to follow is that if you have not used it or missed it in a year, it is time to donate it or throw it away. This will allow you to move into your new home with very little clutter. Avoid Buying New Clutter You know how it happens. You are at the mall, and you spot a darling knick-knack or a cute throw pillow. It might even be on sale. You should question whether it is something you.

Is It Time To Stop Renting And Buy That First Home

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If you’re thinking about buying your first home, chances are you’re renting now. And you might be wondering whether you’re better off buying a home or continuing to rent. The truth is that there are advantages and downsides to both buying and renting, depending on your circumstances. For example, renting might be better if you have a fast track career and have to move every couple of years. On the other hand, your landlord can raise your rent every year when your lease is up. Buying has the advantage of building equity and improving your credit score, but it also means paying taxes and homeowner’s insurance, and of course you’re responsible for maintenance. To help decide if this is a good time to buy your first home, ask yourself these five questions: