The Milan plan great room and kitchen viewed from the entry

Seven Home Security Ideas

Home Security
After you move into your new home, one of your to-do list items could be to up the security level in your house. Installing an alarm system seems like the most obvious way, but there are other methods and tricks that can help your home be as secure as possible.

Seven Ways to Stay Cool in the Summer

Stay Cool
The Central Valley of California is known for its beautiful national parks, lush agriculture and its hot summer climate. But don’t fear those melting summer days. Of course, the A/C is the most comfortable way to stay cool, but if you’re looking for alternatives, there are other ways to beat the heat at home. Some may even save you some money!

The Best Reasons to Consider a New Build Home

Arbor Gates Living/Kitchen
If you take a drive throughout your community, you’re more than likely to come across realtor open house signs along with new neighborhoods welcoming potential homeowners to visit their beautiful model homes. If you’re not sure which route to take – new build versus older home – we’ve put together a small list to let you know why new is always better!

Fourth of July Activities To Do with Family and Friends

Fourth of July
The Fourth of July is rolling around again and it’s always a wonderful time to celebrate with friends and family. While there are some fireworks shows and festivals in the area, you may be planning to spend the day closer to home. If so, here are some fun ideas to get into the patriotic spirit!

San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital Close on Land in Tulare, Calif.

Cypress Park
San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital closed on a parcel of land in northeast Tulare, complementing its other two communities in the area, Kensington and Brighton. The new community called Cypress Park will consist of 155 single-family detached homes and is located at the southwest corner of Pacific Avenue and Mooney Blvd. Model construction will begin in August 2021, and the first homes released for sale will start construction in September 2021.

Treat Dad Like a Superstar on Father’s Day

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We’ve come up with some very special ways to show dad just how much he’s loved...not just on Father’s Day, but every day! And not all gifts have to come from a store. Some of the best gifts come straight from the heart. Consider one of these fun ideas or create something original on your own. Regardless, dad will feel the love no matter what you do.

Countertop Options – Granite Versus Quartz

After buying your new San Joaquin Valley Homes house, the fun starts, namely choosing your décor! One of the most important decisions will be what surface you intend to pick for your countertops. Often these choices are between granite or quartz. Since researching them can be overwhelming, we’ve come up with a list of advantages and disadvantages for both to help you decide. You are also welcome to wander through our model homes and contact the professionals at our design center for more information.

Starting a Flower Garden

Starting a Flower Garden
March winds and April showers help bring May flowers...that and some dedication and TLC from you! Have you dreamed of a beautiful, vibrant garden bursting in color and being the envy of your neighbors? With some hard work, planning and research, your floral dreams can become a colorful reality!

High Tech Gadgets for the Kitchen

Kitchen Gadgets
Since so much time is spent in the kitchen, this is the perfect room in the house to really ramp up with technology bells and whistles. There are many new smart products and gadgets on the market today to make your kitchen time fun, productive and high tech. Some of these of course, come with a cost, but others require minimal investment and are scalable.

Activities In and Around Central Valley

Kids at Zoo
As California slowly begins to open its doors to activities, events and places, there is suddenly a lot more to do with your family besides endless game nights, TV binging and Zoom visits. While the list is still limited, we’ve found some places you can go to now or soon with your family around our beautiful Central Valley. Please check each of these businesses prior to attending to make sure you have the most recent visiting information.

How to Organize Your Dresser

Organize Your Dresser
The dresser or bureau in your bedroom may be an overlooked piece of furniture that needs a little extra attention every now and then. Having an organized dresser can be the difference between a completely chaotic morning getting dressed or a happy experience because everything is where it’s supposed to be and easy to find. These tips will make your daily sort and seek a pleasure!

San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital Close on Land in Delano, Calif.

San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital recently closed on a parcel of land in Delano, a city in Kern County, California, to add another 281 Central Valley homes within two new single-family communities. Both neighborhoods will be located at the southwest corner of County Line Road and Hiett Avenue. This is the first time SJV Homes has built residences in Delano. Construction on models will begin in the spring and sales are expected to start in summer 2021.

Fun New Ways to Color Easter Eggs

Decorating Easter Eggs
No doubt when Easter comes, your go to craft is the pre-made Easter egg kits that contain all you need to whip up a batch of pretty pastel eggs. But this year, go a step further with one or more of these ideas for the prettiest eggs on the block!

Quick and Easy Ways to Save a Little Money

girl loading dishwasher
Whether you’re looking for a new home, eyeing an expensive remodel or planning for new furniture and upgrades, saving money is going to be a primary focus. Of course there are the obvious ways to save…eat in more, buy fewer non-essential items, cut back the triple soy skinny lattes. But, here are some sneaky ways to save a few cents inside your home that will just require a change in habits or lifestyle.