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Blog Archive for February, 2016

ALL 71 HOMES SOLD AT CATALINA, A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD IN TULARE

Categories: Press Releases | Posted: February 29, 2016 | Comments Off on ALL 71 HOMES SOLD AT CATALINA, A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD IN TULARE

Steady Sales Averaged 3.5 Units Per Month in Well-Received Community

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TULARE, Calif. – February 26, 2016– Local homebuilder San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) announced it has sold all 71 homes at Catalina, a residential community at Mooney and Kern streets in Tulare, Calif. Sales began at Catalina in March 2014 and the last home was sold in December 2015, which reflects a brisk average closing rate of about 3.5 homes per month.

“We expected Catalina to sell out quickly because it’s one of the few offerings in this area that provides quality, low-maintenance homes for busy families at an affordable price,” said Joe Leal, co-founder for Visalia-based San Joaquin Valley Homes. “Catalina is a beautiful neighborhood that has been well-received.”

Catalina, SJV Home’s first subdivision in Tulare County, features 1,260- to 1,575-square-foot homes on 4,500-square-foot lots as well as a neighborhood park. In 2014 the homebuilder sold and closed 32 units at Catalina, and in 2015 it sold and closed 39.

In 2015, SJV Homes added two more subdivisions, San Marino in Visalia and Sedona @ Palo Verde in Tulare, for a total of five neighborhoods in Tulare County, one in Kern County and two properties in Kings County, the nation’s second-fastest-growing urban county.

Founded in 2013 by Leal, Jim Robinson and Randy Merrill, who had overseen construction of more than 800 quality homes a year while working together for another builder, SJV Homes has grown from one home closing in its first year to 268 home closings in 2015.

 

 

Housewarming Party Ideas for Your New Central Valley Home

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: February 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Housewarming Party Ideas for Your New Central Valley Home

The journey to a new home is full of excitement. You thought about the details. You watched as the foundation was laid, as the walls went up, as the doors and windows were installed. Now, you are the owner of a new home. 

Your home is an extension of you. It is where you spend the best hours of your day. It is home to the people you love most. 

It was once one of many homes for sale in the Central Valley. Now it’s yours. And it begs for a housewarming party because your new home is not just a thing to show. It is a huge part of your life. So, get unpacked and get the invitations ready.  Read the rest of this entry »

Avoiding Clutter in Your New Home

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: February 15, 2016 | Comments Off on Avoiding Clutter in Your New Home

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When you purchase a new home you have a vision for how it will look after you have moved in. Does that vision include clutter? Probably not. However, many homes become cluttered with time. Consider the following tips to avoid clutter in your new home. 

Take Time Unpacking

It’s so exciting moving into a new house. You may feel the need to rush to get everything put away. Living in the chaos of unpacked boxes is unpleasant. However, it is worthwhile to take your time unpacking. Really think through where everything should go. Get rid of items you don’t think you will be using again. Taking the time now to find convenient locations for your stuff will make it more likely you will put them away when you are done using them. For example, if you use your iron weekly you will want it in an easily accessible place. This will make it less tempting to just leave it out between uses. Also, in some cases items get left out because they don’t have a home. Make sure you take the time to find a home for everything.  Read the rest of this entry »

Inventory What You Have In Your San Joaquin Valley Home

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: February 8, 2016 | Comments Off on Inventory What You Have In Your San Joaquin Valley Home

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An inventory of what you own is necessary for insurance. If anything is lost during a fire or stolen by a burglar, you have documentation of your ownership and replace it. 

There’s no better time to create this inventory than now. You could develop your list the old-fashioned way: by writing down what you own, which is time consuming. Or you could use modern technology, such as a smart phone or video camera, to create a visual record relatively quickly. To do that, check out the following tips from professional photographer Jeff Wignall. 

Start on the outside.

You’d correctly assume that most of your stuff is inside your San Joaquin Valley home. But what about the new bike you park on the porch, the barbecue grill next to the patio set, or the children’s play set in the backyard. If you confine your recording to the interior, you could easily miss these possessions. To ensure that you get everything, start your inventory from the outside with some wide shots of the home, so you know what you have in general and how they relate to your home. Then focus on some close-ups for more detail.  Read the rest of this entry »

For Valentine’s Day, Find Romance In Your San Joaquin Valley Home

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: February 3, 2016 | Comments Off on For Valentine’s Day, Find Romance In Your San Joaquin Valley Home

We all know the drill for Valentine’s Day. You both get dressed up, make reservations at a fancy restaurant, have a nice dinner, and go see a movie or take a walk at the park. It’s date night, only more expensive and with bigger crowds. And unless you book far enough in advance, you won’t be able to get into your favorite restaurant. 

Why not do something different this year by spending Valentine’s Day in your San Joaquin Valley home? You won’t find a more intimate venue. And your encounter becomes all the more memorable because of its originality. Here are a few suggestions, some of which can be combined.  Read the rest of this entry »