The Milan plan great room and kitchen viewed from the entry

Five Ways to Organize Your Holiday Decorations

Organize holiday decorations
Before you start to put away the many bins of decorations you may have pulled out for the season, let’s focus and regroup on how to store them again. If your M.O. was to frantically search box after box in the garage for everything you need, we’ve come up with some solutions to help you make next year’s holiday hunt a little easier!

Creating Holiday Traditions In Your New Home

Creating Holiday Traditions In Your New Home
If this is your first holiday season in your new home, you may be extra excited to start new family traditions that last a lifetime and even be passed down to the next generation. Of course as we prepared this list, we’ve taken in account our recent collective need for staying close to home and socially distancing from others. Enjoy!

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

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.