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Blog Archive for June, 2015

Upgrades that Are Worth It for Central Valley Homes

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: June 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Upgrades that Are Worth It for Central Valley Homes

SJVH Pheasant Ridge

When you buy a new home from San Joaquin Valley Homes, you’re faced with an array of upgrades that will allow you to customize the purchase to your exact taste. In most cases, upgrading prior to escrow allows you to include the cost of the upgrades in your mortgage, including them in your monthly payment at a lower interest rate than other loan options.

But which upgrades are worth the additional expense? How do you pick the upgrades that you and your family will use? A few guidelines: Read the rest of this entry »

5 Home Decorating Tips that Work for Any Home for Sale in the Central Valley

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: June 15, 2015 | Comments Off on 5 Home Decorating Tips that Work for Any Home for Sale in the Central Valley

Decorating Tips

When you’re moving into a new home in the Central Valley, one of the first challenges you’ll face is how to decorate it.  Your new layout might be pretty different from your old one and your old things might not fit very well into the new floor plan.  How are you going to make yourself comfortable if you can’t have your favorite chair and footstool?  How are you going to get any work done if you can’t figure out where to put your files and papers?

The solution is to get a new system going right away.  This can be similar to your old one, if you felt like your old one was working, or an improvement on it, if your old one needed some work.  Here are a few tips from Real Simple magazine; if your issues with your old home were small ones, you might find quick solutions here.  If not, read on for a few decorating tips that will work, no matter what type of home you’re moving into. Read the rest of this entry »

Buying New with San Joaquin Valley Homes: 4 First-Time Mistakes to Avoid

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: June 8, 2015 | Comments Off on Buying New with San Joaquin Valley Homes: 4 First-Time Mistakes to Avoid

Buying a new home

Realtors and new home consultants with San Joaquin Valley Homes hear it all the time. “I want to buy a home, but… can I afford to buy new and is it the right time?” First-time homebuyers have a lot of questions and insecurities. As a homebuyer in the Central Valley, you can avoid costly pitfalls and buyer’s regret. If you think you can’t afford to buy a new construction home or aren’t sure what size of a home is right for you, work with an experienced local new home builder such as San Joaquin Valley Homes.

According to an article by U.S. News & World Report, every prospective homebuyer should check their credit report and score, get preapproved for a loan, create a long-term budget and budget for all the expenses of home ownership before delving in. But especially if you’ve never bought a home before, here are some tips to help you avoid the most common blunders. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Avoid Clutter in Your New Home in the Central Valley

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: June 1, 2015 | Comments Off on How to Avoid Clutter in Your New Home in the Central Valley

It is an exciting time now that you have moved into your new home in the Central Valley. All the boxes are unpacked, and everything is in its place. Everything looks brand-new and spic and span. You want it to look like this everyday. However, no matter how hard you try, it always seems that clutter creeps back into your life. From a stack of books on the coffee table to the junk drawer in the kitchen, you seem to always have more to put away. Here are a few ways to avoid clutter in your new home.

Don’t Bring It with You

The best way to avoid clutter in your new home is to leave it behind when you move. When you are in the process of packing, you should take the time to sort through everything and get rid of items you no longer need or use. For some examples, see this article on www.webmd.com: dump duplicate items, beware nostalgia and weed out your wardrobe. Packing up everything in your home when you move forces you to look at almost everything. A good rule to follow is that if you have not used it or missed it in a year, it is time to donate it or throw it away. This will allow you to move into your new home with very little clutter.

Avoid Buying New Clutter

You know how it happens. You are at the mall, and you spot a darling knick-knack or a cute throw pillow. It might even be on sale. You should question whether it is something you Read the rest of this entry »