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Blog Archive for May, 2017

Top 10 Home Upgrades that Pay Off at Resale

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: May 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Top 10 Home Upgrades that Pay Off at Resale

Whether you’re buying your first home, moving up to better digs or downsizing as an empty nester, you’ll be faced with a delightful array of interior design choices at San Joaquin Valley Homes. You should certainly pick the options you find most appealing.

But if you intend on selling your home down the line, you may want to stick with upgrades that pay off at resale. To help you out, real estate authority Zillow analyzed the effect of certain design choices on housing values. Here are their top home upgrades and what percentage increases they add to resale values. Read the rest of this entry »

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY HOMES TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION AT MOUNTAIN VIEW

Categories: Press Releases | Posted: May 25, 2017 | Comments Off on SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY HOMES TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION AT MOUNTAIN VIEW

Sales Open on May 27 at New Neighborhood in Hanford, Calif., That Will Offer 32 Single-Family Homes 

HANFORD, Calif.San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) will start construction on the first phase at Mountain View, a new residential neighborhood located at the northwest corner of 11th and Houston in Hanford, Calif., that will offer 32 single-family homes. Sales will open on May 27. The community is expected to be complete in February 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Rewarding the Empty Nest with San Joaquin Valley Homes

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: May 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Rewarding the Empty Nest with San Joaquin Valley Homes

Whether it’s your first kid heading to college or your last kid finally leaving home to strike out on her own, you may feel a sense of sadness and loneliness. This is known as the empty nest syndrome. Don’t worry, it’s not a clinical diagnosis. Rather it’s a set of perfectly expected feelings. For years, you’ve been taking care of your children and actively helping them to become independent. Now that they’re gone, what do you do with all the emotion and time you used to invest in them?

Certainly, you need to process and accept these new feelings, perhaps with support from others going through it. This represents a major change in your life. But you can also view your chicks leaving the nest as a goal that you’ve finally achieved. And you can celebrate this milestone by rewarding yourself with some updates to your life. Read the rest of this entry »

Pick-a-Paint Help: Create a Whole-House Color Palette

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: May 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Pick-a-Paint Help: Create a Whole-House Color Palette

Painting a house sure has its ups and downs, and the project comes with lots of questions. What colors are best for a bathroom? Should I paint neutral colors everywhere, just to make it easy? Won’t a yellow kitchen be beautiful? White walls are simple, right? Well, not always. But don’t worry. We are here to help! Today we are going to tackle some of the questions you will likely encounter when creating a whole-house color palette.

First, it is important to know what kinds of colors you love. Are you a bright and cheery, energetic person or a calm, collected, tea lover who enjoys meditation? While personality doesn’t always equate to colors, it often does help to minimize your color options. Once you have determined what kind of feel you want for your whole house, you can start breaking into color groups. Read the rest of this entry »

Visalia Delta-Times: “Low interest rates strengthen Tulare County home sales”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: May 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Visalia Delta-Times: “Low interest rates strengthen Tulare County home sales”

By Mike Allen, Real Estate 6:05 a.m. PT May 12, 2017        

April home sales in Visalia, Tulare, and Porterville continued strong according to the Tulare County Multiple Listing Service.

There were 376 closed sales in the County during the month or April 2017 which compares with a total closing of 329 home sales in April 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Pamper Mom at San Joaquin Valley Homes for Mother’s Day

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: May 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Pamper Mom at San Joaquin Valley Homes for Mother’s Day

There’s a standard drill you’ve been going through for Mom every Mother’s Day. Buy her flowers or chocolate, and then take her out to lunch or dinner with the family. While these rituals can be fun, they may be getting a bit staid if you’ve been doing them for years. Why not change things up a bit this year by keeping the celebration in your new San Joaquin Valley home? Here are a few suggestions.

Bring in a personal chef.
You can still take Mom to a fancy feast but have the food come to her by hiring a personal chef. These masters of the kitchen create the same culinary masterpieces you find in expensive restaurants but work their magic in the convenience of your own kitchen. You don’t have to worry about shopping for the right ingredients and bringing in proper equipment. They do it all for you and leave your kitchen as clean as you do. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate Your Tax Refund At San Joaquin Valley Homes

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: May 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Celebrate Your Tax Refund At San Joaquin Valley Homes

If this is the first time you’ve owned one of our San Joaquin Valley Homes, your tax refund may be unexpectedly large this year. Congratulations on reaping one of the big benefits of home ownership: deductible mortgage interest that translates to more money in your pocket. You could just spend that windfall on a vacation or a new car – you’ve earned it. Or you can put it back into your biggest purchase so it continues to enhance your life for the years to come. Read the rest of this entry »