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SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY HOMES ENTERS BAKERSFIELD MARKET WITH $65 MILLION COMMUNITY

Categories: Press Releases | Posted: July 30, 2015 | Comments Off on SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY HOMES ENTERS BAKERSFIELD MARKET WITH $65 MILLION COMMUNITY

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Development Eventually Will Add 212 New Homes in Desirable Northwest Bakersfield Neighborhood 

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – July 30, 2015 – San Joaquin Valley Homes has broken ground on Tuscany, three communities totaling 212 single-family homes on 66.5 acres in northwest Bakersfield, Calif., with a combined value of approximately $65 million. Homes are being built by SJV Homes on 53 lots in the community.

This will be the seventh project that SJV Homes has developed in a joint venture with Presidio Residential Capital, a San Diego-based real estate investment company, which acquired 116 lots at Tuscany last year in collaboration with Cornerstone Communities.

Land development on the first phase of the project began this summer and model homes will be opening in October with homes starting in the $300,000’s.

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Morningstar News: “San Joaquin Valley Homes Enters Bakersfield Market With $65 Million Community”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: July 30, 2015 | Comments Off on Morningstar News: “San Joaquin Valley Homes Enters Bakersfield Market With $65 Million Community”

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Bloomberg Business: “San Joaquin Valley Homes Enters Bakersfield Market With $65 Million Community”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: July 30, 2015 | Comments Off on Bloomberg Business: “San Joaquin Valley Homes Enters Bakersfield Market With $65 Million Community”

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MSN Money: “San Joaquin Valley Homes Enters Bakersfield Market With $65 Million Community”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: July 30, 2015 | Comments Off on MSN Money: “San Joaquin Valley Homes Enters Bakersfield Market With $65 Million Community”

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CVBT: “New 200-plus home development set for Bakersfield”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: July 30, 2015 | Comments Off on CVBT: “New 200-plus home development set for Bakersfield”

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Visalia Times-Delta: “Local housing market “trending up”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: July 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Visalia Times-Delta: “Local housing market “trending up”

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4 Tips for Making the Moving Process Go Smoother

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: July 27, 2015 | Comments Off on 4 Tips for Making the Moving Process Go Smoother

Moving into a new house is often both an exciting and stressful experience. Whether you are moving across town or across the country, making sure the details of your move go smoothly can help relieve some of the stress. As a top new home builder in the Central Valley, we want you to not only love your new home but to have an enjoyable moving experience. Here are four tips to make your moving experience go smoother. 

Do Not Procrastinate Preparing for the Move

Although it might be several weeks or even months before you are moving, start preparing for your move now. Go through items and get rid of things you no longer want or need. In this way, you will not be packing knickknacks or clothes and moving them to your new home only to end up selling or donating them later. Plus, the less you have to pack, the easier it is to unpack.  Read the rest of this entry »

4 Tips for Having an Organized Garage in Your San Joaquin Valley Home

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: July 20, 2015 | Comments Off on 4 Tips for Having an Organized Garage in Your San Joaquin Valley Home

Finding a place to store items in your new California home can be a struggle if you do not utilize your given storage space appropriately. Oftentimes, garages become the home’s major storage space, but if you do not use the space effectively, your garage can rapidly become a disorganized mess where you cannot find what you need when you need it. To get you off on the right foot, we want to provide you with four tips to get your new garage in order right away so you can avoid the mess which might otherwise quickly develop.

Store According to Usage

There are basically three levels of items you are going to store in your garage. There are the items which need to be stored long-term. This might be childhood memorabilia, items you want to give to your children when they get older, or other things which might not be used for several years but which you do not want to give away or throw out. These items should be stored high up so they are out of the way. The second level is seasonal items such as holiday decorations and seasonal items. These items should be stored medium height. In this way, you can access them when you need the items, but they are still out of the way a little. The third level is everyday or regularly used items. This might be sports equipment or home improvement tools. These items should be stored on the lowest level. Depending upon the season, items might move between the medium and lowest level.

Create a Mud Room

If the main entrance to your home is through your garage, create a place just by the door into the house where people can take off their shoes and other items so they are not tracking outdoor garbage into your house. An inexpensive shoe rack or even a rubber mat can be used for shoes. A coat rack or small hooks can also go in this are so people can take off jackets or sweatshirts. Other items such as swim gear or bags can also be hung on the rack or hooks. This also helps with the problem of kids (or adults) being unable to find their shoes and other items. If they are in the mud room, they are easily accessible.

Be Creative

Do not be afraid to reuse items for another purpose or to be a creative organizer. For example, consider using PVC pipes cut into small sections and attached to the wall for easy storage of outdoor tools and other items with long handles. Pegboards attached to the wall are also a great way to keep tools and other items organized and off the floor. Other things you might consider doing are putting up hooks for the storage of bikes and using bungee cords stretched out and attached to the wall to keep soccer balls and basketballs in place. You may also consider using wire laundry baskets for the storage of smaller outdoor toys such as baseballs and footballs.

Overall, it is important to utilize your storage space as efficiently as possible. Do what works for you. Whereas shelving works great for some people, for others, that just encourages throwing everything on the shelves and not worrying about it until it becomes a big mess. Use storage bins if that works for you. No matter how you go about organizing things, it is a good idea to label anything which is stored in a container and store similar items together. If you are planning to park a vehicle (or multiple vehicles) in your garage, make sure you use your wall space efficiently and that you are careful about how much you store on the floor.

Do Regular Reorganizing

Once or twice a year, set aside a day where you can go through the items in your garage. This is a time to reevaluate your organization system and decide if there are any changes you need to make. It is also a time to throw out, sell, or give away items you really are not using anymore. If you have kept your garage in order, it does not need to be a big project, but you still may need to set aside a date. Do your annual garage cleaning the first Saturday after the kids get out of school, or clean the garage the weekend when Daylight Savings Time begins. If you have the cleaning planned for the same time every year, it will be easier to remember.

If you are ready for a fresh start in a new home with a new garage, contact us. At San Joaquin Valley Homes, we have several homes which are either currently ready for their first owner or which will be available in the near future.

How to Create a Soft Landing for Your Family in Your New Central Valley Home

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: July 13, 2015 | Comments Off on How to Create a Soft Landing for Your Family in Your New Central Valley Home

Face it, moving is stressful. So everybody in the family will be delighted when you decorate your newly built home with elements that create a soft landing for them.

Here are some tips for decorating with soft elements:

SOFT TEXTURES

Walls are hard, but you can soften the look by what you choose to hang on them.

Like a soft picture board, also known as a French memo board. You can easily make this yourself with a few inexpensive supplies. Katharine Dally has a great tutorial on eHow – “How to Make a Picture Board with Ribbon” that will help you get started.  Read the rest of this entry »

Visalia Times-Delta: “Gas prices spike, solar shines”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: July 10, 2015 | Comments Off on Visalia Times-Delta: “Gas prices spike, solar shines”

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