San Joaquin Valley Homes Blog

Blog Archive for July, 2016

Visalia Times-Delta: “Construction permits up, housing construction active”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: July 27, 2016 | Comments Off on Visalia Times-Delta: “Construction permits up, housing construction active”

By: , lfhernan@visaliatimesdelta.com; July 26, 2016

Construction permits for the county’s three largest agencies are on the upswing over the last six months.

Visalia and Tulare County are also reporting the best fiscal year figures in years. In Tulare, single-family home permits this year are ahead of last year, while 2016 commercial activity has already eclipsed 2015 totals and is the highest total over the last five years.

“It’s a successful period and we are moving along,” said Jeff Killion, Tulare Planning Commission chairman. Read the rest of this entry »

Searching for Pokémon Around New Homes in Visalia, California

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: July 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Searching for Pokémon Around New Homes in Visalia, California

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The entire point about buying one of our new homes in Visalia, CA, is to foster family togetherness. You look forward to enjoying the spacious rooms and well thought out floor plan with your spouse and kids. Yet, they spend most of their time away from your residence wandering around the city with their cell phones aimed at strange properties.
Your loved ones have just been enticed by Pokémon GO, the latest in online amusements.

What is it?
Pokémon, which is short for pocket monsters, started about 20 years ago as a game on the Nintendo Game Boy system. It then evolved into a franchise that included a trading card game, TV series, comic books, movies, and merchandise. Players collect cartoon-like monsters that could become more powerful by doing battle with each other. Read the rest of this entry »

Setting Up Your Home Office In A San Joaquin Valley Home

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: July 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Setting Up Your Home Office In A San Joaquin Valley Home

Home office - paid

A big reason that you sprang for that extra bedroom in one of our San Joaquin Valley homes might be so that you could set up a home office. This space can be used to work on household accounts, telecommute to your employer, or run a small business. To get the best out of your new working space, follow these tips.

Get It Built for Work
If you already know what bedroom on the floor plan you want to use as a home office, we can help you maximize your workspace. Have us install low-maintenance flooring, such as wood or tile, and use easier-to-clean satin or semi-gloss paint on the walls. Eliminate fancy details and moldings in favor of something simple. When you’re in the room, you want to spend most of your time tending to business rather than cleaning. Read the rest of this entry »

Is Remodeling Your Old House Better Than Buying A New San Joaquin Valley Home?

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: July 11, 2016 | Comments Off on Is Remodeling Your Old House Better Than Buying A New San Joaquin Valley Home?
Sedona at Palo Verde in Tulare

Sedona at Palo Verde in Tulare

When you’ve outgrown your current home, or simply want a design that’s more efficient and useful, one of the options to consider is remodeling. Theoretically, redoing your spaces saves you money over buying a new home and avoids having to move. The reality, however, can be far more costly, especially if you value your time as much as you do money.

Costs
Renovating your home costs far more than those estimates you see from contractor ads in the local paper. Remodeling Magazine reveals the following averages for California’s Central Valley in its “Cost vs Value 2016” report. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Find The Best Movers for Your New Housing

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: July 4, 2016 | Comments Off on How to Find The Best Movers for Your New Housing

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At any of our San Joaquin Valley Homes developments, we do everything that we can to make home-buying an upfront, easy, and convenient process for you. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for moving into new housing because that procedure is out of our control. We can offer some tips on how you can find the best movers.

1. Get recommendations.

Ask family members, friends, co-workers, and members of your church and social circle for the names of moving companies. Broadcast an appeal on social media stating where you’re moving from and moving to. Do not depend on services that find you a mover because some of them are scams.

Once you have the names, research them on Yelp or Angie’s List. Get information about the companies from the Better Business Bureau to look up any complaints and from the American Moving and Storage Association to see if they’re a member. Finally, search for the company on Rip-off Report and Moving Scam to ensure that they’re legitimate. Read the rest of this entry »