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Blog Archive for August, 2016

Visalia Times-Delta: “San Joaquin Valley Homes celebrates 500”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: August 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Visalia Times-Delta: “San Joaquin Valley Homes celebrates 500”

Danielle A Martin, Visalia Times-Delta 10:23 p.m. PDT August 29, 2016

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(Photo: Danielle A Martin)

San Joaquin Valley Homes founders Joseph Leal, Jim Robinson, and Randy Merrill pride themselves in being local and staying local.

“Our objective is to offer quality affordable homes for the Central Valley,” said Lisa Walker, Joaquin Valley Homes marketing director.

In 2013, they closed on their first home. By the next year, SJV Homes closed 142 homes and nearly doubled that with 237 homes in 2015.

They celebrated their third anniversary this year with their 500th home sold.

According to SJV Homes, Jose Sanchez bought the 500th home. His contract closed on a 1,574-square-foot, four-bedroom home in the Savannah neighborhood in Tulare.

“I was expecting to walk in and pick up my keys, then I find out I’m the 500th buyer and they want to do something special for me,” Sanchez said. “I was excited. I’ve never won anything before. I’m thinking, this must be my lucky day!” Read the rest of this entry »

What to Do with Mortgage Savings for SJV Homes

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: August 29, 2016 | Comments Off on What to Do with Mortgage Savings for SJV Homes

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With mortgage interest rates bottoming out, there was no place else for them to go but up. This may have prompted you lock in the rates even before you bought one of our SJV homes. However, defying all expectations, rates have continued to drop, prompted mostly by downward economic pressures, such as the exit of Great Britain from the European Union.

This means you may actually be paying less for your home every month than you actually budgeted. So what do you do with the extra cash? The temptation is to take this extra money and simply spend it on more furniture, restaurant outings, or the latest toys. But opportunities for additional income are few and far between. So why not take these overages and apply them where they can make the biggest difference to your budget as in the following suggestions. Read the rest of this entry »

Yahoo! Finance: San Joaquin Valley Homes Sells 500th Home, Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: August 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Yahoo! Finance: San Joaquin Valley Homes Sells 500th Home, Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary”

San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) celebrates its third anniversary in business this month, the busiest homebuilder in Tulare County is pleased to announce it has closed its 500th home.

“At San Joaquin Valley Homes, we’re proud to be providing quality homes for local residents and work for local contractors,” said Joe Leal, co-founder of Visalia-based SJV Homes. “Selling our 500th home is an important milestone and a major achievement for a smaller local builder that competes against large national builders. We look forward to getting another 500 families into their new homes and closing our 1,000th home before the end of 2017.” Read the rest of this entry »

StreetInsider.com: “San Joaquin Valley Homes Sells 500th Home, Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: August 22, 2016 | Comments Off on StreetInsider.com: “San Joaquin Valley Homes Sells 500th Home, Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary”

Successful Central Valley Homebuilder Is Funded Solely by Presidio Residential Capital

August 22, 2016 12:00 PM EDT

San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) celebrates its third anniversary in business this month, the busiest homebuilder in Tulare County is pleased to announce it has closed its 500th home.

“At San Joaquin Valley Homes, we’re proud to be providing quality homes for local residents and work for local contractors,” said Joe Leal, co-founder of Visalia-based SJV Homes. “Selling our 500th home is an important milestone and a major achievement for a smaller local builder that competes against large national builders. We look forward to getting another 500 families into their new homes and closing our 1,000th home before the end of 2017.” Read the rest of this entry »

Mid-Year Report On Homes For Sale In The Central Valley

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: August 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Mid-Year Report On Homes For Sale In The Central Valley

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A report recently released by Metrostudy on the state of the housing market in California Central Valley reveals good news. Building activity is at the highest level in eight years with annual home starts up 22 percent over the previous year and annual closings up 27 percent.
• Merced County saw the highest gains in annual starts at 134 percent.
• San Joaquin County is up 38 percent and Kings County is up 26 percent.
• The lowest increases were in Tulare County at 17 percent and Kern County at 6 percent.

Although the typical reaction for such high demand is to increase prices, many builders see their own offerings as reaching affordability limits and are thus reluctant to raise prices. The average base price for a new single-family detached home is only up 4 percent to $334,000. Read the rest of this entry »

Fresno Business Journal: “Local startup builder awards owner of its 500th home”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: August 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Fresno Business Journal: “Local startup builder awards owner of its 500th home”

Published on 08/16/2016 – 10:48 am  Written by Business Journal staff

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Jose Sanchez and Claudia Ochoa, with their sons Rafael and Jacob, have moved into San Joaquin Valley Homes 500th home.

Visalia-based San Joaquin Valley Homes is celebrating two milestones this month — three years in business and 500 homes sold.

SJV Homes 500th home was a 1,574 square-foot, four bedroom home in the new Savannah community in Tulare. Homeowner Jose Sanchez was presented with a check for $500 and a $500 gift card to Lowes, which also donated a barbecue grill.

“I was expecting to walk in and pick up my keys, then I find out I’m the 500th buyer and they want to do something special for me,” Sanchez said. “I was excited. I’ve never won anything before. I’m thinking, this must be my lucky day!”

SJV Homes has seven neighborhoods open for sale in the Central Valley, with two new communities scheduled to open soon — Pine River Estates in Visalia and Viscera in Dinuba.

“In just three years, San Joaquin Valley Homes has contributed valuable stock to the Central Valley housing market, which has seen very strong new home construction and sales,” said co-founder Jim Robinson. “Most of our team members grew up in the Central Valley, and we look forward to many more years of working in a region that we love and call home ourselves.”

 

 

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY HOMES SELLS 500TH HOME, CELEBRATES THREE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Categories: Press Releases | Posted: August 15, 2016 | Comments Off on SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY HOMES SELLS 500TH HOME, CELEBRATES THREE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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VISALIA, Calif. – As San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) celebrates its third anniversary in business this month, the busiest homebuilder in Tulare County is pleased to announce it has sold its 500th home.

“At San Joaquin Valley Homes, we’re proud to be providing quality homes for local residents and work for local contractors,” said Joe Leal, co-founder for Visalia-based SJV Homes. “Selling our 500th home is an important milestone and a major achievement for a smaller local builder that competes against large national builders. We look forward to getting another 500 families into our homes in the next few years.”

Jose Sanchez is the new owner of the 500th home sold by SJV Homes. His contract closed this week on a 1,574 sq. ft., four-bedroom home in Savannah in Tulare. To recognize this special moment in the company’s history, SJV Homes presented Sanchez with a check for $500 and a $500 gift card to Lowes to buy those extra things families need when they move into their new home. Lowes also donated a barbeque grill. Read the rest of this entry »

Backyard Features for San Joaquin Valley Homes

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: August 15, 2016 | Comments Off on Backyard Features for San Joaquin Valley Homes

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Your new San Joaquin Valley home typically comes with a backyard that allows unlimited landscaping possibilities. So why do most homeowners stick with the standard grassy lawn with playground, or paved grill area as suggested by the model? The things you can do to the rear areas of your home are generally not restricted by local ordinances or neighborhood standards. Try out some of these unconventional options for adding pizzazz your backyard.

Sculpture Garden

This no-water and low maintenance option fills your backyard with a stone surface that has a neutral color, such as decomposed granite or pea gravel. You can then use the surface as a platform for one or two large sculptures or several smaller ones. If your taste and toward the more modern, try abstract forms in stainless steel or colored aluminum. If you prefer something more traditional, use realistic depictions of people or animals in bronze or ceramic. Add a touch of nature by framing the display area with an edging of low-growing foliage or by displaying container plants at each corner. Read the rest of this entry »

The Olympics Are Coming to Homes for Sale in Tulare County

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: August 8, 2016 | Comments Off on The Olympics Are Coming to Homes for Sale in Tulare County

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As it does every four years, the summer Olympics return in August to celebrate sporting achievement from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Even if you don’t fly to South America, you can enjoy all the pageantry from the comfort of your own home. If all this excellence inspires you or your family members to participate in athletic competition, the Central Valley has plenty of options to offer. Joining a sports club may not only fuel the competitive dreams but enhances your Olympic viewing since you’ll be watching events with a trained eye.

Track and Field
With minimal equipment requirements, distance efforts ranging from sprints to marathons, and activities that include running, jumping and throwing, track and field yields the largest number of competitors at the Olympics. USA Track and Field lists over two dozen member and non-member track clubs in the Central Valley. The Kings River Track Club in Reedley is typical. The membership fee includes uniforms although separate entry fees are charged for meets. Both group and personal training are available. Read the rest of this entry »

Survey Says Millennials Are Optimistic About Home Ownership

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: August 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Survey Says Millennials Are Optimistic About Home Ownership

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Conventional wisdom would have you believe that millennials are not interested in home ownership. Eschewing the materialistic culture of the previous generation, they would rather rent apartments so that they can focus on experiences rather than add possessions.

Laying those claims to rest is the recently released “How America Views Homeownership” survey by Ipsos Public Affairs. It shows that millennials have a greater desire to own a home than other age groups. About 40 percent of those 18 to 34 definitely will or probably will buy a home in the next two years compared to 19 percent for those 35 to 54 and nine percent for those 55 and over.

The desire to own property is also stronger among Latinos at 33 percent and African-Americans at 30 percent compared to 22 percent for the general population. Read the rest of this entry »