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Turn Your Dream Bedroom into a Reality with These Four Simple Decorating Tips

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: August 21, 2017 | No Comments »

Your bedroom is your oasis. It’s the one room in the house that’s only yours. When guests come over they wander through the kitchen, dining room, and living rooms, but most of them avoid your bedroom. It’s your sanctuary. As such, you should decorate it in a way that creates a haven for you, a beautiful place for relaxation and comfort.

1. Bigger is Better

It’s easier to enjoy your oasis if it feels more open and spacious. So, if your bedroom feels a little cramped and you’d like to open it up, there’s a quick trick that will give the illusion of more space with minimal effort and cost to you. Simply place two mirrors on the sides of your bed, behind your night stands. Read the rest of this entry »

My Town, My Street – New Home Living in Visalia, CA

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: August 14, 2017 | Comments Off on My Town, My Street – New Home Living in Visalia, CA

With rental prices continuing to soar, many around the Visalia, California, region are finding it’s the perfect time to make the leap to home ownership. Although there are plenty of choices when it comes to picking the right home, the brand new 37-acre Pine River Estates community has become a leading option in Visalia thanks to its combination of affordability and excellent features. Given the overall strength of the California economy, historically low interest rates and the wealth of possibilities for home ownership, the right home for your family might be just around the corner at Pine River Estates. Here’s a look at why now is a great time to make the switch from renter to new home living in Visalia. Read the rest of this entry »

Emergency Preparedness: Creating a Plan for the Family

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: August 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Emergency Preparedness: Creating a Plan for the Family

You can’t predict when disaster is going to strike or which one is going to hit you. From being woken in the middle of the night to the news you need to evacuate your home to a weather emergency in the middle of the day, disasters can strike at any time. Creating an emergency preparedness plan for your family is the best way to be sure that if an emergency does occur, you’ll know how to react.

Step One: Prepare an Evacuation Route

If there’s a fire or an intruder, how will your family get out of the house swiftly and efficiently? If the kids must leave differently than you–climbing through their windows to get to safety, for example–where should they meet you? Your evacuation plan should also include wider plans like how you’ll get out of the neighborhood or even out of town if necessary. Discuss where you will meet up with family members and how you will get in touch with each other if, for some reason, cell phones aren’t working or they have been forgotten. Read the rest of this entry »

My Town: New Home Living in Hanford, California

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: July 31, 2017 | Comments Off on My Town: New Home Living in Hanford, California

If you’re thinking about buying a home in the San Joaquin Valley of California, Hanford is a great place to shop for your dream home.

And the timing is perfect… This Saturday, August 5, is the Grand Opening of Chandler Park in Hanford from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., so come by and take a look at our gorgeous model homes!

Buyers who are looking for a brand-new home will be delighted by everything this wonderful community offers. This 28.75 acre residential community will contain 115 single-family homes, making it the perfect opportunity for you to move into a community filled with new residents who are just as eager as you to make the most of the boundless opportunities provided to them. Chandler Park will fill an incredible need for new homes in the growing Hanford, California, community – so if you’re interested in moving into this area, you’ll need to move fast! Read the rest of this entry »

Seven Ways to Keep Cool and Save Energy in Your SJV Home

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: July 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Seven Ways to Keep Cool and Save Energy in Your SJV Home

If the past few weeks predict anything weather wise, the summer is going to be long and hot in the Central Valley. Fortunately, the advanced insulation and energy technologies in San Joaquin Valley Homes will keep you cooler while saving you on energy bills better than an older home. There are still steps, however, you can take to help beat the heat without shelling out extra money monthly.

1. Bring in the Cool

Even on the hottest days, temps are cooler during the evening and early morning. Open all your windows and, if it’s safe, your doors to let in the cooler air. Openings across from each other are particularly useful because they allow for cross ventilation. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Moving Tips for San Joaquin Valley Homes

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: July 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Summer Moving Tips for San Joaquin Valley Homes

With the kids out of school, longer daylight hours and excellent weather, summer excels as the most popular time to move. If you’re planning to change homes at this time of year, check out these tips to make everything go smoother.

1. Pick the right time

Summer can be the worst time of the year to move. Because everybody is doing it during the season, scheduling can be difficult, especially at the last minute. Prices are at their highest because demand is at the greatest. If you can possibly move outside of summer, you’ll get lower prices and a wider range of movers and times to pick from. Read the rest of this entry »

Your College Graduate: Back in the Nest Again

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: July 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Your College Graduate: Back in the Nest Again

Your son or daughter finally graduated from college. The event was both a bittersweet goodbye to a child and a hearty welcome to the new adult in your family. You were looking forward to downsizing to a new San Joaquin Valley Home or buying one with a bedroom you could turn into you craft or hobby room. But now that your millennial wants to move back in with you, all your plans have to change. Read the rest of this entry »

Think You Can’t Afford to Buy a Home? Here are Five Ways You Can Afford to Buy a San Joaquin Valley Home

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: July 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Think You Can’t Afford to Buy a Home? Here are Five Ways You Can Afford to Buy a San Joaquin Valley Home

Buying a home in today’s market can be expensive, which may cause some California residents to feel as if they cannot afford to buy a home. If you think a little creatively, however, you may be surprised by what you can actually afford. Here are five things you can do to make your dream of owning a home an affordable reality.

1. Broaden Your Location: A common problem first-time home buyers face is becoming fixated on a certain town or neighborhood. This is often a major factor in what is making home ownership unattainable. If you are flexible and consider different areas, you may be surprised by what you can find. The further you move away from a city center, the more affordable homes become. Housing affordability is one of the many reasons why people choose to purchase a home in the San Joaquin Valley. Read the rest of this entry »

New Home Facts to Consider When You’re Shopping for a House

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: June 26, 2017 | Comments Off on New Home Facts to Consider When You’re Shopping for a House

Some people automatically assume it is more expensive to move into a newly built home as opposed to a resale home. What they may not consider is by the time you knock out walls, repair or replace the roof or spring for a new, more efficient heating system or new windows, you’re really not saving as much as you thought you’d be. Plus, you’re setting yourself up for endless weekend projects – ones that don’t involve hobbies or fun!

Newly built homes have more storage space. People accumulate more today. It’s just a fact of life! Back in the day, people had limited wardrobes and fewer possessions and could get by with small closets. In today’s world, you can never have enough storage space. So, when you consider new homes have roughly three times the closet space of older homes, it’s easy to see how a new home will be less cluttered and more organized than a home with less than ample storage options. Read the rest of this entry »

Surprise Dad with A Man Cave for Father’s Day at SJV Homes

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: June 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Surprise Dad with A Man Cave for Father’s Day at SJV Homes

There are a million reasons to get dad his own man cave on Father’s Day. Maybe it’s because he needs a place to chill out at the end of a hard work day. Or after taking care of you and the kids all day, he wants to wind down in his own space. But the best reason of all is that you love him and you want to take care of him because of all the care he’s given you.

Presenting the cave
Ordinarily, the best time to present your Father’s Day gift is during the day itself. You’d walk dad down the hall, open the door and enjoy his surprise at the well-designed room. But this deprives him of one of the main pleasures of a man cave: he gets to design it himself. Read the rest of this entry »