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Blog Archive for December, 2016

Visalia Times-Delta: “Construction permits up in Visalia, Tulare”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: December 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Visalia Times-Delta: “Construction permits up in Visalia, Tulare”

By Luis Hernandez  1:31 p.m. PST December 30, 2016

Construction permits for 2016 in the county’s two largest cities will likely be up compared to 2015 totals.

With December totals yet to be added, the number of permits on most key categories issued in 2016 has matched or increased those from 2015.

In Visalia, the number of permits for multi-family residential projects, additions or alterations, commercial building and miscellaneous is up.

The lone key statistic down is for new single-family homes. However, when the December numbers are added, the single-family permits are expected to rise past 2015’s total.

“It was good, strong development,” said Adam Peck, chairman of the Visalia Planning Commission. “We have had good, steady development that’s sustainable for a city our size. It’s definitely steady.”

In Tulare, permits for single-family homes and multi-family projects are up as well as commercial additions, repairs, and alterations.

Permits for new commercial and demolitions are lower in 2016, but missing the December request. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate the New Year Around San Joaquin Valley Homes

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: December 26, 2016 | Comments Off on Celebrate the New Year Around San Joaquin Valley Homes

As much fun as it would be to celebrate the New Year in your San Joaquin Valley home, you want to leave the prep work to somebody else this year, so you can enjoy the fun. You have a lot to choose from in the area when it comes to midnight fun. Here are some of the more interesting options for the evening of December 31st.

Revisit the Legend of Steppenwolf: Born To Be Wild New Year’s Eve
Celebrate the upcoming year with a trip into the past by rocking to the original member of Steppenwolf, Goldy McJohn with Glen Bui plus an all-star lineup. If you remember such hits as “Hey Lawdy Mama,” “Magic Carpet Ride,” and the signature hit, “Born to be Wild,” then head on down for a night of good music at the Fox Theater in Visalia. Come midnight, you can toast the New Year with free champagne. Want to say “hi” to the band members? Then go for the Special VIP Package, which includes a pre-show Meet ‘n Greet plus Reserved Premium Seating.

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
If you think there’s nothing better than dancing the night away during New Year’s Eve, then you’ll get twice the thrills because this annual event features two live bands. The Ray Moore Band opens the festivities and paves the way for The New Monsanto Band with Rene Emilio and Elena Betancourt, a Tejano Music Award Nominee. In between sets, professional comedian and radio DJ Andre Covington will tickle your funny bone as MC. Aside from the music, your ticket gives you a buffet style menu, party favors, raffles, unlimited drinks, and free champagne. Get a group of 10 together and you can buy a VIP table. This is all taking place at the Fall Event Center in Fresno. Read the rest of this entry »

Managing Your Weight Amid Holiday Parties

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: December 19, 2016 | Comments Off on Managing Your Weight Amid Holiday Parties

Cooling rack with freshly baked homemade shortbread Christmas cookies over wooden background from above

Eggnog, Red Velvet Cheesecake, Nutella Cherry Hazelnut Fudge, Mexican Chocolate Cookies: the list of delicious delights that appear during the holidays is endless. So, there’s really no point in maintaining a weight-loss diet when you face a deluge of Christmas confections, right?

But there are a few out there who manage to maintain their figures throughout the entire season. Some would attribute this to luck or enormous willpower. But they also rely the following strategies to ensure that they don’t overindulge.

Keep it out of sight.
It’s easy enough to eat something sweet when you receive it as a gift or if it’s attractively displayed on a plate at the coffee table or in a bowl by the front door. Make it less convenient for you to grab a confection by keeping what’s delicious out of sight. If you receive sweets as a gift, don’t even unwrap them. Change the card, so you can re-gift them to someone else. If you don’t want to re-gift the sweets for fear of offending the giver, bring them to work and put them away from your desk, so others can enjoy them. Read the rest of this entry »

Picking A Christmas Tree for Your San Joaquin Valley Home

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: December 12, 2016 | Comments Off on Picking A Christmas Tree for Your San Joaquin Valley Home

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If you grew up with the smell of fresh pine wafting through your house on Christmas morning, then you’ll probably want a fresh tree to decorate for your San Joaquin Valley home. Check out these tips for finding the best holiday stock to grace your celebration.

Measure the space.
Arguably the most important part of selecting the right tree, according to the National Christmas Tree Association, is to make sure you have the right space for it. So carefully measure the area in which you want to set the pine, starting with the height. Try to leave a minimum of six inches between the ceiling and the top of the tree whether you leave the tip bare or add a topper. Don’t forget to account for the height of the tree stand as well.

Just as important is the width of the tree. Most offerings on tree farms are trimmed to an 80 percent taper, which makes a 10-foot tall tree about eight feet wide. A tree with the perfect height may turn out to be too wide. Read the rest of this entry »

The Business Journal: “San Joaquin Valley Homes models to open in Visalia Dec. 17”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: December 7, 2016 | Comments Off on The Business Journal: “San Joaquin Valley Homes models to open in Visalia Dec. 17”

Published on 12/07/2016 – 12:32 pm

Written by Business Journal staff

Local homebuilder San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) has announced its model homes at Visalia’s Pine River Estates are set to open Dec. 17.

Pine River Estates is a 37-acre community offering 144 single-family homes located on Virmargo Street between St. John’s Parkway and Houston Avenue. The development is located with quick access to Rawhide Stadium, downtown Visalia and major employers, including Kaweah Delta District Hospital, College of the Sequoias and CIGNA Healthcare. St. John’s River Trail is also right across the street from the community. Read the rest of this entry »

MODEL HOMES AT SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY HOMES’ PINE RIVER ESTATES IN VISALIA TO OPEN DECEMBER 17

Categories: Press Releases | Posted: December 7, 2016 | Comments Off on MODEL HOMES AT SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY HOMES’ PINE RIVER ESTATES IN VISALIA TO OPEN DECEMBER 17

144-Unit, 37-Acre Community Offers Affordable Alternative to Renting, With Prices Starting in the Low $200,000s  

VISALIA, Calif. – Local homebuilder San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) announced that model homes at Pine River Estates, a 37-acre community offering 144 single-family homes located on Virmargo Street between St. John’s Parkway and Houston Avenue in Visalia, will be open on December 17.

“With rental prices soaring faster than home sales, we are seeing tremendous interest among potential renters who realize it’s more economical to buy a home at Pine River Estates where prices start in the low $200,000s for three- to four-bedroom homes with two- to three-car garages,” said SJV Homes’ Co-Founder Jim Robinson. “Homebuyers at Pine River Estates could own their own home for about the same or even less than they might pay in rent for that amount of space.”

In 2015, Bloomberg Markets reported rental costs increased more quickly than home values for the first time since 2012. According to Zillow data cited in the article, mortgage holders spent 15.3 percent of their income on housing bills, while renters spent 30 percent. As rents and home prices skyrocket in urban areas, more people are looking in markets such as the Central Valley where they can afford to buy a home.

According to the California Association of Realtors, 50 percent of the population of Tulare County, where Pine River Estates is located, is able to buy a home, making it California’s seventh most affordable county.

Pine River Estates is conveniently located with quick access to Rawhide Stadium, Downtown Visalia and major employers, including Kaweah Delta District Hospital, College of the Sequoias and CIGNA Healthcare. For those who like to bike, run or walk their dogs, St. John’s River Trail is right across the street. The community offers easy access to Highway 198 and less than an hour away from Fresno and the Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Local schools are about a mile away.

The community offers five three- and four-bedroom floorplans with three elevations each, ranging in size from 1,443 square feet to 2,100 square feet on lots averaging 6,700 square feet. Three decorated models will be open Dec. 17 for touring with floorplans at 2,100 sq. ft., 1,658 sq. ft. and 1,443 sq. ft. The sales office and models are located at 2214 Delta Court in Visalia.  For more information call 559-429-2244.

This is a joint venture project with Presidio Residential Capital, a San Diego-based real estate investment company that funds 100 percent of the projects and operations of SJV Homes.

About SJV Homes 

Deeply rooted in residential construction, the founders of Visalia, California-based San Joaquin Valley Homes have built thousands of quality homes and attractive neighborhoods for Central Valley residents. Founders Joe Leal, Jim Robinson and Randy Merrill share a vision of delivering excellence through every level of building, delivering wonderful homes in great neighborhoods. In 2013, SJV Homes combined forces with Presidio Residential Capital, a real estate investment company based in San Diego. www.sjvhomes.com

 

 

A Guest Room to Make Overnight Guests Enjoy Your San Joaquin Valley Home

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: December 5, 2016 | Comments Off on A Guest Room to Make Overnight Guests Enjoy Your San Joaquin Valley Home

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During the holidays, many families will be hosting overnight guests, sometimes for multiple days. Make their stay memorable by creating a guest room using the following tips.

Welcome them before they arrive.
Send your visitors a welcome email the day before they arrive so they can start their stay early. In it, put links to useful websites, such as a Google map of the area around your home, area traffic maps and weather reports, shopping areas, and tourist attractions.

Take your cue from hotel rooms.
After a hard day of hitting the theme parks, shopping, or enjoying the beach, your guests want a nice place to sleep. So spend your time and energy making the bed comfortable and inviting. Forget thick patterned comforters. Hotel rooms have dispensed with that type of heavy cover. Instead, they use luxurious white pillowcases and a white bed sheet with color added through a warm blanket. If you must add a pattern, use a decorative throw pillow as an accent. Read the rest of this entry »