San Joaquin Valley Homes Blog

Blog Archive for February, 2018

Avoid Making These Three First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: February 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Avoid Making These Three First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

Buying a home you can call your own can be one of the most unique and exciting life experiences you can ever go through. On the other hand, it can also be one of the most stressful and frustrating life experiences as well. We want to help you stay ahead of the game. We have put together a list we hope can help you avoid making some of the mistakes many first-time buyers have made in the past:

Mistake 1: Not Doing Enough Research

It is important to make sure you have covered yourself with enough information and facts. When you are covered in facts, you will discover the process will be easier. This is especially true when it comes to participating in negotiations. You do not have to be afraid of negotiating, and when you have the right tools and information, you will be ready to aim and fire. Read the rest of this entry »

Builder: “The Quest for Land: How Small and Medium Builders Are Finding Dirt”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: February 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Builder: “The Quest for Land: How Small and Medium Builders Are Finding Dirt”

February 05, 2018

Innovative approaches allow small- and medium-sized builders to secure affordable, buildable lots.

This story is part two in a BUILDER special report about the challenges facing small- and medium-sized builders. Read part one here.

For 25 years, Bob Schroeder worked for a family-owned builder in Michigan that developed its own lots. He’s no stranger to the process of finding, entitling, and developing land, but it’s a part of the industry he thought he’d left behind when he started Mayberry Homes in 2002. That wasn’t the case.

With lots growing more difficult to find coming out of the downturn, Schroeder soon realized that local land developers were not keeping pace with builder demand. Those developers, he says, struggled during the recession and were mainly looking to unload their standing inventory rather than develop new parcels once the market rebounded.

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Tap into Your Budget Decorator: Shop Your Home for a New Look

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: February 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Tap into Your Budget Decorator: Shop Your Home for a New Look


The word “redecorating” holds mixed emotions. Sure, it’s exciting to give your home a fresh new look. But the question of cost quickly enters. How much will it cost to buy new furniture, new paint, new knickknacks?

We are here to give you good news! Redecorating your house does not have to empty your savings. In fact, we believe that to get a new feel for your home, you don’t even have to look at your wallet.

“How?” you ask. Shop your home for a new look! “But what does that mean?” Read the rest of this entry »

San Joaquin Valley Homes Closes 323 Residences and Opens Three New Communities in 2017

Categories: Press Releases | Posted: February 1, 2018 | Comments Off on San Joaquin Valley Homes Closes 323 Residences and Opens Three New Communities in 2017

Chandler Park in Visalia

Local Homebuilder Plans to Open Five New Communities in 2018 

VISALIA, Calif.San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) had another successful year in 2017, selling 349 homes and opening three new communities. The locally based homebuilder, which celebrated its fourth year in business last July, recently achieved the milestone of closing on its 1,000th home.

SJV Homes was the second busiest homebuilder in the entire Valley last year, with more building permits pulled than its competitors except Lennar. Most of these homes were constructed in Tulare County, where SJV Homes has long been the dominant builder. In 2017, the company also topped the list in King County with permits issued for 70 new single-family homes, according to data provided by the Construction Monitor, which tracks public building records nationwide. Read the rest of this entry »