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Blog Archive for April, 2017

New Rules May Increase Your Credit Score This Summer

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: April 24, 2017 | Comments Off on New Rules May Increase Your Credit Score This Summer

Beyond the amount of money you have to put down, the current interest rates, and the supply of housing that is available, your credit score determines whether you can buy homes for sale in the Central Valley. This number, which ranges from 300 to 850, quickly tells finance companies at a glance how good you are with handling credit. Read the rest of this entry »

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY HOMES BEGINS MODEL CONSTRUCTION AT CHELSEA WEST

Categories: Press Releases | Posted: April 17, 2017 | Comments Off on SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY HOMES BEGINS MODEL CONSTRUCTION AT CHELSEA WEST

Chelsea West in Visalia, Calif.

Grand Opening Slated for Late June at New Neighborhood in Visalia That Will Offer 80 Single-Family Homes 

VISALIA, Calif.San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) will begin model construction this month at Chelsea West, an 18-acre community at East Monte Vista Avenue and Santa Fe Street in Visalia that will offer 80 single-family homes. The interest list is forming now and a grand opening is slated for late June.

“We’re pleased to announce we’re moving quickly on this project and look forward to showing these luxury homes to homebuyers this summer,” said Danny Garcia, vice president of sales at SJV Homes. “We’re already seeing tremendous interest in this beautiful new neighborhood. It is essentially an extension of Chelsea Place, a nearby 40-acre community with 155 homes that recently sold out, although there will be some different models available.” Read the rest of this entry »

Budget Decorator: 3 Ways To Upcycle Old Wall Art

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: April 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Budget Decorator: 3 Ways To Upcycle Old Wall Art

So you’re looking for a new look for spring, but don’t want to throw out your old wall art? Not to worry! There are several ways you can re-use your current wall art throughout your home so you have the freedom to order some new pieces for your walls and update your home decor. From tables to pillows, these ideas will give you plenty of opportunity to fill your home with the beauty of art.

Here are a few of our favorite wall art upcycling ideas.

Canvas Pillow
Old canvas prints can be turned into decorative throw pillows. While the pillows won’t be comfortable, they will look pretty sharp, and will put your artwork to good use. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Topics To Consider As You Think About Downsizing

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: April 10, 2017 | Comments Off on 10 Topics To Consider As You Think About Downsizing

The children are grown and moved out. You are retired or almost ready to retire. You’ve dusted those shelves and swept those floors one too many times. For whatever your reason for moving out of your large family home, here are 10 topics to consider as you think about downsizing:

1. How Much Home Can You Afford? Do you want to build a dream retirement house? Would you like leftover cash from the house you are selling for your retirement? How much resale value do you want to anticipate in the new home? Answering these kinds of questions with a financial planner can be a great place to start.

2. What Kind of Neighborhood? Do you still love to have young children running around? Would you prefer a quieter retreat? Do you need a little buffer from your neighbors? Do you need to be closer to doctors, health-care facilities, etc.? Do you like bike paths, walking trails, parks nearby? Read the rest of this entry »

Simplifying Spring Cleaning

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: April 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Simplifying Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning is a chore that’s both necessary and time-consuming, but once done, your home feels as renewed as your spirit on the first warm spring day. Is it a hassle? Yes. Is it rewarding? Definitely. Here’s how to make it go faster and easier.

Make a List
If you list each room that you want to clean, you can check them off as you complete each one. This breaks a large project into several smaller ones, making it easier to focus on each one until the entire project is completed. You can even break your list down into specific cleaning tasks to do in each room.

Gather Your Tools
Preparation is an important part of the job if you don’t want to end up running back and forth to the kitchen to grab cleaning supplies and tools, interrupting the flow of work. Here are the tools you’ll need … Read the rest of this entry »