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Blog Archive for April, 2018

Homes For Sale: How To Choose a Neighborhood

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: April 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Homes For Sale: How To Choose a Neighborhood


If you’re in the market for a home, you’re no doubt thinking of what the home itself should have. A whirlpool bath, granite counters or a beautiful garden.

Sure, amenities are important. But it’s also important to focus on the right neighborhood. The best policy in home shopping is to choose an area that has everything you need and want. Then you focus on the specific homes and what you want within them.

Why? Well, neighborhoods vary. Location is only one example. And that’s only one example. Neighborhoods vary in their safety, the number of parks and just about any factor you could name.
So, what’s the best way to choose the right neighborhood for a home? Here are three tips. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Allergy Proof Each Room in Your Home

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: April 16, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Allergy Proof Each Room in Your Home

Even in sunny San Joaquin Valley, you look forward to spring because of the longer days and the blooming of trees and flowers. But with the season of colorful renewal comes plenty of pollen as well as mold spores wafting through the air. If you suffer from allergies, being outdoors can prove a major challenge as you sneeze and itch your way through major allergens.

While there’s nothing you can do about the outdoor onslaught, you can avoid problems inside your own home by following these allergy-proofing tips for each room. Read the rest of this entry »

GlobeSt.com: “Central Valley Homes to Go For $200s”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: April 6, 2018 | Comments Off on GlobeSt.com: “Central Valley Homes to Go For $200s”
April 6, 2018 | By Lisa Brown

Joint venture partners will build two new residential communities, Greystone and Ashton Park, totaling 221 detached single-family homes priced from the mid-$200,000s to be open for sale by early 2019.

The new communities are to be across the street from the new Ridgeview Middle School.

VISALIA, CA—Facing Bay Area land scarcity and steep pricing, residential builders have found a good alternative in the Central Valley south of Fresno and 200 miles from the Bay Area. San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital have closed on 29 acres (151 lots) and plan to close an additional 19 acres (67 lots) next year.

The joint venture partners will build two new residential communities, Greystone and Ashton Park, totaling 221 detached single-family homes priced from the mid-$200,000s. These homes are scheduled to break ground this month and the neighborhoods are expected to be open for sale by early 2019. The retail value of this project is estimated to exceed $52 million.

The new communities are located on the northeast corner of West Riggin Avenue and North Akers Street across the street from the new Ridgeview Middle School, which just opened in the past year. The neighborhoods will be located less than 4 miles from downtown and about 4 miles east of State Route 99, a transportation corridor that connects Fresno to the north and Bakersfield to the south.

“Ideally located on prime Visalia land in the Northwest with easy access to excellent schools, these communities will be extremely appealing to first-time and move-up buyers, and young families,” said Danny Garcia, vice president of sales at San Joaquin Valley Homes. “We’re thrilled to provide high-quality housing at affordable prices in our hometown.”

Greystone will offer 127 traditional homes with six floor plans ranging from 1,658 to 3,205 square feet on lots ranging from 6,800 to 8,200 square feet with some premium lots of more than 10,000 square feet. Ashton Park will offer 94 garden homes with three floor plans ranging from 1,297 to 1,597 square feet on lots ranging from 4,700 to 6,000 square feet. The homes will feature 9-foot ceilings, pitched tile roofs, tile flooring, granite countertops, stainless appliances and two-car garages.

“The location/land is prime. It’s better than anything currently in Northwest Visalia. Everyone wants to buy in this specific area of Visalia,” Lisa Walker, director of marketing for San Joaquin Valley Homes, tells GlobeSt.com. “It’s in the best elementary district and amenities will be high end.”

According to the National Association of Home Builders’ formula to determine the local impact of single-family housing in typical metro areas, adding 221 single-family homes will generate more than $63 million in local income, approximately $8 million in taxes and other revenue for local governments, and 875 local jobs.

The Visalia communities are San Joaquin Valley Homes’ 17th and 18th joint venture projects with Presidio Residential Capital, a San Diego-based real estate investment company that funds 100% of the projects and operations of San Joaquin Valley Homes.

The Sun-Gazette: “Visalia-based San Joaquin Valley Homes plans to develop two new neighborhoods in 2019”

Categories: Media Coverage | Posted: April 4, 2018 | Comments Off on The Sun-Gazette: “Visalia-based San Joaquin Valley Homes plans to develop two new neighborhoods in 2019”

Posted date: April 04, 2018

VISALIA — San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital have closed on 29 acres (151 lots) and plan to close an additional 19 acres (67 lots) next year in Visalia, Calif. The joint venture partners will build two new residential communities, Greystone and Ashton Park, totaling 218 detached single-family homes priced from the mid-$200,000s. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Purchases to Prepare for Summer Fun

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: April 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Spring Purchases to Prepare for Summer Fun

Spring is a wonderful time to start dreaming of the fun you will have this summer in your new home. It is also a good time to start making purchases to prepare for any summer projects you have planned. Yard and garden projects are popular for many families. If you own a new home you may be looking to put in new flowers, add mulch or create an outdoor living space. Maybe it is time to get your first grill or lawnmower. Are you considering building a deck? Often any of these projects require purchases. Let’s examine some common new homeowner purchases! Read the rest of this entry »