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Blog Archive for September, 2017

San Joaquin Valley Homes Sells 1,000th Home, Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary

Categories: Press Releases | Posted: September 29, 2017 | Comments Off on San Joaquin Valley Homes Sells 1,000th Home, Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary

Lucky Couple from Maryland Lands the Last Model Home Available at Hartley Grove in Hanford

HANFORD, Calif. – As San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) celebrates its fourth anniversary in business this year, the busiest homebuilder in the valley is pleased to announce it has sold its 1,000th home.

The buyers are Kyle and Laura Parker, along with their yellow Labrador Toby, who moved to the San Joaquin Valley from Maryland earlier this year. Their new home is at the popular Hartley Grove neighborhood in Hanford, Calif.

“We’re very excited to be in this neighborhood, and just fell in love with this house and its huge backyard with a fence so Toby can run around,” Laura Parker said. “We knew this was the last house here, but had no idea we were the 1000th homebuyer.” Read the rest of this entry »

Organize Your Home in Less Than One Hour a Day by November 1st (Part I)

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: September 25, 2017 | Comments Off on Organize Your Home in Less Than One Hour a Day by November 1st (Part I)

Now that the kids are in school, you can take a little breather. But not for long — the fall and winter holidays are just around the corner. You can still get ready for the festivities to come, however. This to-do list, inspired by house logic, shows how you can organize your home in less than one hour a day by November 1st.

Oct. 1: Remove old holiday decorations. Do you still have that Easter bunny lawn decoration near the foot of your driveway? Shamrocks or Valentines on your front door? Time to take those down. And go through all your holiday decorations stored in your home, throwing out the ones you haven’t used in three years.

Oct. 2: Get rid of your kids’ old school clothes. Now that the school year has started, you already have a good idea of what items your kids have outgrown. Set them aside to donate or give away. Read the rest of this entry »

Eight Energy-Saving Tips for New Homeowners in the San Joaquin Valley

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: September 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Eight Energy-Saving Tips for New Homeowners in the San Joaquin Valley

Your electric bill is one of your biggest variable expenses each month, especially as the hot days of California’s summer stretch into the fall. Whether you’re looking to go greener in your home to reduce your environmental impact or you’re simply hoping to reduce your electric bill, there are several small ways you can make a big impact on your electricity usage each month. These energy-saving tips for new homeowners in San Joaquin Valley will help you reduce your electricity usage – without feeling deprived.

1. Raise the thermostat by a couple of degrees. You keep your air conditioner pumping hard, especially when the summer sun is pounding down outside. By adjusting your thermostat by just a couple of degrees, however, letting it get a little warmer in the house, you’ll reduce the amount of energy needed to keep your home at a mild temperature. In general, you’ll save around 2% of your utility bill for each degree. Read the rest of this entry »

Have Hammer, Will Travel:

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: September 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Have Hammer, Will Travel:

Steve Upchurch is the construction superintendent for the San Marino Subdivision being built by San Joaquin Valley Homes on the northwest corner of Visalia at Riggin and Shirk. He’s been working hard wrapping up the eight or nine homes in various stages of completion.

So last week Steve took a vacation to visit his daughter in Southern California. First, he helped his daughter and her friends finish up a construction project on their neighborhood church.

Then when watching television news, he saw the damage done to Texas by Tropical Storm Harvey. Steve jumped in his pickup truck and headed for Houston.

Steve spent the second half of his vacation helping clean up the aftermath of the hurricane damage. When a friend found out what Steve had done, he heaped praise on Steve’s unselfish acts of kindness. Steve simply said, “I’m glad I could help out.”

Sweet!

Tips to Helping Your Children Feel at Home in their New San Joaquin Valley Home

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: September 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Tips to Helping Your Children Feel at Home in their New San Joaquin Valley Home

Many adults will breathe a collective sigh of relief once they have finally settled moving into their new bedroom, even if they sleep on the floor or on top of an air mattress for the first night or two. Children, on the other hand, may take a little more time settling into their new surroundings.
If your previous home was the only home your children have known, the move can certainly be a little frightening and overwhelming. Your children may worry about their belongings, attending a new school, missing their old friends and making new friends. Thankfully, there are tips that will allow them to have an easier transition.

Tip 1: Let Your Kids Get Creative Read the rest of this entry »

Five Ways to Transform Your Living Room Without Breaking the Bank

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: September 4, 2017 | Comments Off on Five Ways to Transform Your Living Room Without Breaking the Bank

Decorating your home is a fun experience you shouldn’t avoid because of a small budget. You can still have a lot of fun shopping for a new look and make your living room a beautiful and inviting space, without a high-end budget. Find out just how easy, and affordable, decorating can be with a few of these creative living room ideas.

1. Liven up Your Bookshelves

If your bookshelves are looking a little drab and you’d like to spice things up a bit, there’s a simple and stylish decorating trend that will transform a boring bookshelf into a work of art. By adding wallpaper to the backing of your bookshelves, you create a high-end look without spending a fortune. Plus, it’s a great way to add a splash of color that ties the whole room together or stands out as a focal point. You’ll be amazed at the difference such a simple change can make. Read the rest of this entry »

San Joaquin Valley Homes Busiest Builder in Tulare County

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: September 1, 2017 | Comments Off on San Joaquin Valley Homes Busiest Builder in Tulare County

Visalia-based San Joaquin Valley Homes is the busiest home builder in the county so far this year.

Through August, the firm has permitted 206 new homes with an average value of $176,316.

In terms of units, that is double the number of any rival builder.

Fresno’s Woodside Homes has permitted 76 homes so far with the average value of $308,000.

DR Horton has 107 homes so for this year with an average value of $218,408. San Joaquin Valley Homes is also top builder by unit numbers in Kings County.