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Blog Archive for April, 2016

Avoid Old House Problems With a New Home at San Joaquin Valley Homes

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: April 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Avoid Old House Problems With a New Home at San Joaquin Valley Homes
Sedona at Palo Verde in Tulare

Sedona at Palo Verde in Tulare

As a first-time home buyer or someone looking for better property, you’re also considering older homes. Many have traditional charm, bigger yards, full-grown trees, and well-established neighborhoods. They may also save you money over newer San Joaquin Valley homes. That is, if you’re willing to deal with time and expense of common old house problems.

No Insulation

Go back 50 years or so and houses may not have any insulation. Most builders believed that four inches of dead air inside the cavities of the framing provided enough protection from heat or cold. Any discomfort could easily be mitigated by a good furnace or air-conditioner, powered by cheap and abundant energy. Think about the cost and effort of adding insulation to an older property. You won’t face that issue in our new developments because all their structures are weather-proofed to the latest residential standards. Read the rest of this entry »

Handford Sentinel: “Taking the pulse of Kings County”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: April 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Handford Sentinel: “Taking the pulse of Kings County”

Apr 20, 2016

LA County’s Department of Sanitation has changed the name of their Kings County compost facility just as it has finally become operational. Approved by the Kings County Board of Supervisors in 2004, it has taken 12 years to make this happen in what is a remote part of the old lake bed. No longer part of Westlake Farms, the $130 million facility is now called Tulare Lake Compost.

”We should have our first batch of finished compost to sell in a few weeks” says engineer Paul Prestia.

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Avoiding Junk Calls in Your New Central Valley Home

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: April 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Avoiding Junk Calls in Your New Central Valley Home

phone ringing - ok

You’re looking forward to spending a quiet dinner with the family in your new home. Suddenly, the insistent ring of your landline phone interrupts the pleasant conversation. You could just let it go to voice mail. But what if the call is from welcome wagon, your kid’s new best friend, or your spouse’s new job? So, you answer it immediately and it turns out to be a telemarketing call pushing solar panels. You hang up in annoyance.

You wish your family could just scrap the landline altogether and rely on your mobile phones. But you know in an emergency that knocks out power to cell phone towers, your landline still functions. Go ahead and keep your landline but cut the junk calls with these tips. Read the rest of this entry »

Visalia Times-Delta: “Construction slow in Tulare, Visalia”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: April 11, 2016 | Comments Off on Visalia Times-Delta: “Construction slow in Tulare, Visalia”

Luiz Hernandez, April 11, 2016

Residential construction permits are off to a slow start in the county’s two largest cities this year.

Visalia is reporting 102 permits issued for single residential home through March. Last year, Visalia issued 509.

Multi-family permits are also slow in the early going of 2016. Until March, Visalia had issued just six permits for 12 units. During 2015, Visalia had 34 permits for 106 units.

Tulare is not reporting much better numbers.

So far, Tulare has issued 59 single-family resident permits and no multi-family residential permits.

During 2015, Tulare issued 278 single-family residential permits and seven for commercial developments. There were no multi-family residential permits. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Use Your Walls When Decorating and Organizing Your New Home in Sedona at Palo Verde

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: April 11, 2016 | Comments Off on How to Use Your Walls When Decorating and Organizing Your New Home in Sedona at Palo Verde

SJVH Hartley Grove interior

When decorating, people often think about wall colors and how to arrange keepsakes. But the walls of a home are so much more than just a place for paint. Every inch of your walls provide space to speak your style and bring refreshment, interest and excitement to everyone who enters. Here are some unique ways to use your walls to their full potential.

First, look at lots of art. Go to galleries, to thrift stores, browse the internet for photos and art pieces that stand out to you. After some time, you will start to notice a pattern. Maybe it’s a color pattern, or a subject pattern. Maybe you like bright, warm colors, or maybe you like lighthouses and seashells. Whatever it is, choose something that stands out to you. Find a painting, a photo or a poster. Frame it and bring it home and put it in your living room. Don’t find just one, but several that have something in common. Or use the same frame to tie several different pieces together. Read the rest of this entry »

SEDONA CELEBRATES THE FIRST TO OPEN IN TULARE’S PALO VERDE MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY

Categories: Press Releases | Posted: April 7, 2016 | Comments Off on SEDONA CELEBRATES THE FIRST TO OPEN IN TULARE’S PALO VERDE MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY
Sedona opening

Grand Opening of Sedona at Palo Verde

San Joaquin Valley Homes celebrated the opening of Sedona at Palo Verde, their newest development in east Tulare on April 2. This was the official premier of their beautifully decorated model homes, featuring new plans. Currently the models are open daily for touring and a New Home Specialist is on site to provide information on the homes and neighborhood, as well as special offers and lender information.

The Grand Opening at Sedona was a huge success, prompting San Joaquin Valley Homes to prepare to release more home sites soon. For those looking to move quickly there are homes currently under construction, providing buyers with the opportunity to move in early, but just a few are still available.

“Sedona presents people living in, or moving to the San Joaquin Valley the perfect opportunity to secure a home early, at an attractive price, in what will become one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Tulare,” said Joe Leal, who co-founded San Joaquin Valley Homes three years ago with long-time development partners Jim Robinson and Randy Merrill. Read the rest of this entry »

Stools As Mini Coffee Table

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: April 4, 2016 | Comments Off on Stools As Mini Coffee Table

If you happen to have a little vignette of furniture in a small area of your home, try these garden stools instead of a coffee table! The stools are the perfect size to compliment a small sofa and won’t be overcrowded like a coffee table. Plus you can move them around and closer to you while lounging for easy placement of your beverage. Let these stools be your mini version of a coffee table!