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Blog Archive for October, 2017

How to Get Your Neighbor’s Dog to Stop Barking Incessantly

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: October 30, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Get Your Neighbor’s Dog to Stop Barking Incessantly

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to settle down for the evening, only to hear the familiar sound of barking from outside your window. Worse is when you’re outside in your yard, minding your own business, and your neighbor’s dog simply won’t stop barking at you and your guests. It’s disconcerting–and can even be frightening, depending on the size of the dog and your personal comfort levels. If you’re ready to help that pooch stop its distracting barking once and for all, try some of these strategies.

1. Talk to the owners. They might not realize their dog’s barking is being disruptive. This is particularly useful if there’s a specific time of day–baby’s nap time or a child’s bedtime, for example–when the dog’s barking is particularly troublesome. You can’t insist they keep the dog inside 24/7, but you can ask they show compassion. Most pet owners will be glad to oblige. Read the rest of this entry »

13 Spooky DIY Projects for Your Best Halloween Yet

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: October 23, 2017 | Comments Off on 13 Spooky DIY Projects for Your Best Halloween Yet

Halloween is a great time of year to explore your creative side and have fun. Whether you are crafting for your home, a party or involving the family in creative projects, there are so many options and opportunities. Halloween crafts are great for beginners, and when you DIY, you can have a great Halloween at a fraction of the price.

These Halloween crafts are easy and inexpensive to make, but the results look dramatic:

For your home:

• Make a ghostly wreath. This wreath uses materials easily picked up at a craft store and many materials you probably already have at home. Make a wreath that will add flair to your front door and get guests and trick-or-treaters into the Halloween spirit, literally. Read the rest of this entry »

Sun-Gazette: “Local developer to build 51 homes in Visalia”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: October 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Sun-Gazette: “Local developer to build 51 homes in Visalia”

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San Joaquin Valley Homes acquires nine acres on Ferguson Ave. for Catalina community

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VISALIA  – San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital recently closed on 8.75 acres on Ferguson Avenue west of Highway 63 in Visalia and will build Catalina, a new neighborhood offering 51 single-family homes. Vertical construction will begin in January 2018, and a grand opening is scheduled for spring of 2018. The community is expected to be complete by July 2019.

“Because we’re based in Visalia, we know how great it is to live here,” said Joe Leal, co-founder for Visalia-based SJV Homes. “Homes in this area are moving quickly, and prices are rising. We’re pleased to be able to offer quality houses in a great location with Catalina.” Read the rest of this entry »

15 Days to Organize Your Home in Less Than One Hour a Day by November 1 (Part II)

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: October 16, 2017 | Comments Off on 15 Days to Organize Your Home in Less Than One Hour a Day by November 1 (Part II)

If you’ve read our last blog on how to prepare for the holidays by November 1st in less than an hour a day, welcome back! We’ve got yet another list for you to follow so you and your friends and loved ones can celebrate the upcoming seasons in comfort and confidence. So read on:

(Continued from Part I)

Oct. 17: Allow easy access to your pet supplies. Houselogic recommends you arrange all your puppy stuff in one area. Install hooks near the door to hang leashes, and place shelves or cubbies to hold bowls, toys and pet food.

Oct 18: Organize your magazines. Dust off any stray magazines lying around and arrange them neatly on coffee tables and other suitable counter tops.

Oct 19: Attack the mail pile. Sort through the mail or any paper piles lying around. Get rid of junk mail, recycle envelopes and shred any personal information. Read the rest of this entry »

Central Valley Business Times: “Weekend News Briefs: Valley homebuilder marks its 1,000th home in four years”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: October 13, 2017 | Comments Off on Central Valley Business Times: “Weekend News Briefs: Valley homebuilder marks its 1,000th home in four years”

October 13, 2017 9:01pm

Valley homebuilder marks its 1,000th home in four years

Visalia-based San Joaquin Valley Homes has been in business all of four years and this week celebrated with the sale of its 1,000th home.

With a total of 269 permits pulled so far, SJV Homes says it is on course to be the top builder by year’s end.

“San Joaquin Valley is home – and has been for years – to almost all of us at SJV Homes, and we’re proud to be providing quality homes for our neighbors and steady work for our friends in the local contracting business,” says Joe Leal, co-founder of SJV Homes. “Selling our 1,000th home is a major milestone for a local builder, and we look forward to many more years of working in a region we love and call home ourselves.”

The buyers of the 1000th home were Kyle and Laura Parker, who moved to the San Joaquin Valley from Maryland earlier this year. They purchased the last model home for sale at Hartley Grove in Hanford.

Builder Magazine: “SJV Homes and Presidio Residential Capital Close on 8.75-acre Visalia, Calif. Site”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: October 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Builder Magazine: “SJV Homes and Presidio Residential Capital Close on 8.75-acre Visalia, Calif. Site”

The upcoming Catalina community will contain 51 single-family homes on 5,000-square-foot lots.

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San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital have closed on a 8.75-acre community site in Visalia, California, on which they plan to build 51 single-family homes.

The upcoming Catalina community will offer 5,000 square foot home lots and close access to major employers and public transit options, as well as recreation at Sequoia National Forest, Riverway Sports Park and Lake Kaweah.

“Because we’re based in Visalia, we know how great it is to live here,” says Joe Leal, co-founder for Visalia-based SJV Homes. “Homes in this area are moving quickly, and prices are rising. We’re pleased to be able to offer quality houses in a great location with Catalina.”

According to the National Association of Home Builders’ local impact formula, 51 new single-family homes will generate $14.6 million in local income, $1.8 million in taxes and other revenue, and 201 local jobs.

The community will begin construction in January 2018, and celebrate its grand opening in spring 2018. It is expected to be complete by July 2019.

The Business Journal: “Visalia homebuilder closes on nine acres; 51-home subdivision in the works”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: October 11, 2017 | Comments Off on The Business Journal: “Visalia homebuilder closes on nine acres; 51-home subdivision in the works”

Published on October 11, 2017 – 1:54 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Construction is scheduled to begin in January on Catalina, a new 51-home residential development planned for northwest Visalia.

San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital announced that they’ve closed on the purchase of a 8.75-acre parcel off Ferguson Avenue, west of Highway 63 where the single-family homes will be built. Read the rest of this entry »

San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital Acquire Nearly Nine Acres of Land for New Home Community in Visalia, Calif.

Categories: Press Releases | Posted: October 10, 2017 | Comments Off on San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital Acquire Nearly Nine Acres of Land for New Home Community in Visalia, Calif.

Local Home Developer to Build Catalina, Offering 51 Single-Family Homes  

VISALIA, Calif.San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital recently closed on 8.75 acres on Ferguson Avenue west of Highway 63 in Visalia and will build Catalina, a new neighborhood offering 51 single-family homes. Vertical construction will begin in January 2018, and a grand opening is scheduled for spring of 2018. The community is expected to be complete by July 2019.

“Because we’re based in Visalia, we know how great it is to live here,” said Joe Leal, co-founder for Visalia-based SJV Homes. “Homes in this area are moving quickly, and prices are rising. We’re pleased to be able to offer quality houses in a great location with Catalina.” Read the rest of this entry »

Five Apps for House Hunting: Let Your Fingers Do the Buying

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: October 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Five Apps for House Hunting: Let Your Fingers Do the Buying

If you own a smartphone, you already have a powerful house-hunting tool in your pocket. Check out these apps for both the IOS or Android phones, and you could soon be moving into the place of your dreams.

1. Doorsteps Swipe

Turn house hunting into a fun game with Doorsteps Swipe, which is powered by Realtor.com. Set up a personal profile detailing your home preferences and your current lifestyle. Or, you can specify an area in which to look. Then check out the suggested homes offered to you. Swipe through the pics and give each one a Like or a pass. The app slowly learns your preferences, so you begin to see only homes that meet your needs. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Child’s New Bedroom: Creating Your Child’s Safe Place

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: October 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Your Child’s New Bedroom: Creating Your Child’s Safe Place


Do you remember when decorating a child’s room included buying blue paint or pink paint? Mom or dad would paint the room and cover the bed with Barbie bedding or Spider Man bedding. Decorating a child’s room is a little different now.

Neutral Colors

Decorating a child’s room will require you to carefully think about the decisions you are about to make just as you will do when you are going to decorate the other areas of your home. When thinking about decorating your child’s room, you do not always have to turn to the colorful walls first. We think if you actually make the decision to keep the walls a neutral color, such as gray, you will be able to add splashes of color. Read the rest of this entry »