The Milan plan great room and kitchen viewed from the entry

Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner in Your New San Joaquin Valley Home

Thanksgiving table with platters of food and place settings
Have you ever dreamed of hosting an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner for lots of people? Now that you have a new home with a big kitchen and ample entertaining space, you can! But where to start? We’ve prepared a checklist to help you achieve a bountiful Thanksgiving feast fit for your treasured family and friends.

Chilly Weather Checklist for Your Central Valley Home

A man installing a new battery in a smoke alarm
Contrary to what the rest of the country (world?) thinks, living in California doesn’t mean sunny warm temperatures 12 months of the year. We too experience chilly weather and even extreme rain and wind at times. This means we also need to prepare our homes for these expected seasonal events! Here’s a fall maintenance list that doesn’t include make sure your snow shovels are handy at all times:

Six Ways to Meet Your New Neighbors

Neighbors and their dogs socializing at a block party
Settling into a brand new neighborhood is the next logical step after moving in. In fact, meeting new friends in a master-planned community can even happen in the sales office before you’ve signed on the dotted line. These tips will have you mingling and mixing with your newest friends in no time.

Five Ways to Decorate for Autumn

An Autumn basket of pumpkins, gourdes and fall leaves
Summer has shifted into fall, and with this seasonal change comes cooler evenings, earlier sunsets and, fun new decorating opportunities! Pumpkins and scarecrows beware….we’re coming for you! Check out our list of fun and easy ways to make your home autumn friendly.

Keep that New House Feeling as Long as Possible!

a man pressure washing paving tiles
Now that you’ve taken the big step to purchase a brand new home, it’s important to maintain your investment. Since it is new, you luckily won’t have any repairs to do right away. But you should take the necessary steps to keep things working and looking their best for as long as possible. Follow our tips to keeping your new house in tip top shape!

Planning the Best Backyard on the Block!

A backyard patio with paving stones, a gazebo and firepit
Outdoor living is one of the many reasons people love to live in California. Even if the daytime is hot, the evening’s cooler air welcomes everyone outside. Planning this space can be fun too. From dining to sports to hobbies to just plain relaxing, your backyard can provide you with additional living space. With these tips and strategies, you’ll be enjoying the outside as much as the inside in no time!

Preparing Your Home For Back to School

A chalkboard with Back to school and a school bus on it
Sadly (happily?) summertime – AKA summer break – is coming to end for families everywhere. So long late nights and lax schedules. To prepare your kids (and you!) for this life altering state, there are a few things you can do around your home to make the transition easier and to help prep your kids for the inevitable.

Thinking Globally But Acting Locally When Buying a New Home

a Go local flag pinned on a map
Being in the market for a new home can be a very exciting time, but it comes with a lot of decisions too. From where to live to how big a home to new or resale. If you choose to purchase a new home another wave of questions appears such as who to purchase it from. Sometimes the choice comes down to a national builder versus a local builder. While a national builder has, perhaps, more recognition, there are some very good reasons to selecting a company that is a little closer to home.

San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital Hold Busy Grand Opening at Summerlyn in Kingsburg, Calif., on Saturday, July 27

People gathered at the Grand Opening of San Joaquin Valley Homes neighborhood, Summerlyn in Kingsburg
Families Camped Out to Secure Lots in New Community Offering 150 Single-Family Homes KINGSBURG, Calif. – San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital held a highly successful grand opening for Summerlyn, a new community of 150 single-family detached homes in southeast Kingsburg, Calif., on Saturday, July 27.

Foothills Sun-Gazette: "Visalia homebuilder opens 150-home subdivision in Fresno County"

Summerlyn Mediterranean exterior with white stucco
KINGSBURG– A Visalia-based homebuilder just opened a new subdivision with 150 homes on the edge of Tulare County. San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital held a grand opening at Summerlyn, a new community with 150 single-family homes in southeast Kingsburg, Calif., on Saturday, July 27. The home prices start in the $260,000s.

San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital to Hold Grand Opening at Summerlyn in Kingsburg, Calif., on Saturday, July 27

Summerlyn Mediterranean exterior with white stucco
Families Camp Out to Secure Lots in New Community Offering 150 Single-Family Homes KINGSBURG, Calif. – San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital will hold a grand opening at Summerlyn, a new community with 150 single-family detached homes in southeast Kingsburg, Calif., on Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The home prices start in the $260,000s.

Pros and Cons of Artificial Grass

A  green artificial lawn
Although we sometimes receive lots of rainfall during the winter in many parts of the state, California still sits precariously on the edge of being in a drought more times than not. And when we slip into these dry spells, one of the first things we’re asked to cut back on is outdoor watering and irrigation. As a result, many homeowners have opted for artificial turf. Before deciding if this is the route you’d like to go, consider both the pros and cons.

Builder and Developer: "San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital to Hold Grand Opening at Cambria in Porterville, Calif., on Saturday, July 20"

Exterior elevation of the 1597 plan with a pink and blue sunset
New Community Offering 80 Single-Family Homes on 15 Acres PORTERVILLE, Calif. – San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital will hold a grand opening at Cambria, a new neighborhood with 80 single-family detached garden homes on 15 acres in northwest Porterville, Calif., on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Construction Dive: "San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital to Hold Grand Opening at Cambria in Porterville, Calif., on Saturday, July 20"

New Community Offering 80 Single-Family Homes on 15 Acres San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital will hold a grand opening at Cambria, a new neighborhood with 80 single-family detached garden homes on 15 acres in northwest Porterville, Calif., on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.