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Make Moving Day a Snap for Your Pets with These Five Tips

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Moving into a new house can be stressful – not just for the people, but for the furry residents too! They also have had their familiar surroundings changed, and they may feel a little scared to roam in their new environment. Here are a few tips to help you ease the moving transition for your fur baby.

The best reasons to live in the Central Valley

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Are you currently living outside of the Central Valley of California and considering moving here? If you need a little more convincing, we’ve put together a list of the reasons why our little pocket in the heart of California is one of the best places to live. After all, all of us at San Joaquin Valley Homes live here too and love it!

Seven Sneaky Ways to Save Money at Home

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Saving money at home and on the go is always a good idea. And lurking within the walls of your home are ways you may not even be aware of that can help keep you on the right financial track!

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

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It’s nearly January – the time to make yourself promises to eat better, do better and live better. But why stop there? If you’re in a new home or you’re simply trying to get a better handle on the one you already have, extend your resolution list to your personal property as well. There’s no reason why you can’t make your house healthier too!

Six Ways to Have a Safe Christmas Tree

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We can all agree that the merriest Christmas tree is the safest Christmas tree. And for a tree to be safe, we are referring not just to the tree, but to everyone and everything around it…including your pets. This list of tree tips will help keep your home and family protected throughout the season.

Decking the Halls of Your Central Valley Home This Holiday Season

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In a blink, it’s the holiday season! And whether you’re celebrating in a new house or holding on to traditions in the same home as last year, there’s no doubt…it’s always fun to decorate. We’re here to help you get started with some fun, easy and quick ways to showcase joy throughout your house.

Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner in Your New San Joaquin Valley Home

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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"

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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.