San Joaquin Valley Homes Blog

Blog Archive for June, 2018

San Joaquin Valley Homes Announces All Homes at Mountain View Have Been Sold

Categories: Press Releases | Posted: June 26, 2018 | Comments Off on San Joaquin Valley Homes Announces All Homes at Mountain View Have Been Sold

32 Single-Family Houses at Hanford, Calif., Community Snapped Up by Valley Homebuyers

 HANFORD, Calif. – Less than a year after the sales opening, San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) announced that all 32 single-family homes at Mountain View, an infill community at the northwest corner of 11th and Houston in Hanford, Calif., have been sold.

“We expected the neighborhood to sell fast, and it did,” said Danny Garcia, vice president of sales at SJV Homes. “This community offers a opportunity to enjoy living in a beautiful rural area with affordability and the proximity to the amenities and conveniences the town offers.” Read the rest of this entry »

Staging Your Current Home for Sale

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: June 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Staging Your Current Home for Sale

We know who you are. You like to look at our model homes because it’s a fun thing to do, you get decorating inspiration, and lets you dream about owning a new home. We’re okay with lookie-loos and, in fact, encourage you to keep coming back. Because if you like what you see, you may just end up buying one of our properties.

But do yourself a favor when you visit. Check out how we stage our homes, so they look like something you want to buy. You’ll learn a few things about setting up your own property when it’s time to sell.

Fix what’s visible.
Everything in our models is clean and in brand new condition. Buyers remain confident that they’re buying a well-made home that won’t require additional spending for repairs and improvements. If you want your potential buyers to have the same reaction to your property, clean everything and repair as much as possible. House hunters will notice the closet door that always sticks, the burned-out light bulb, or the torn screen. If you don’t fix these issues, your buyers will overestimate the cost of repairs and deduct that amount from their initial offering. They’ll also assume that the invisible parts of your home are in equally bad condition and lower their offering price even more. Read the rest of this entry »

All 95 Homes at San Marino, Northwest Visalia’s Most Popular New Neighborhood, Have Sold

Categories: Press Releases | Posted: June 11, 2018 | Comments Off on All 95 Homes at San Marino, Northwest Visalia’s Most Popular New Neighborhood, Have Sold

VISALIA, Calif. – San Joaquin Valley Homes recently announced all 95 homes have sold at San Marino, a 14-acre community in the highly desirable northwest area of Visalia.

“Families and young professionals absolutely love these homes on large lots, which we designed with the Visalia market in mind. They allow for ultimate flexibility and ample outdoor activities,” said Danny Garcia, vice president of sales at SJV Homes. “Homebuyers were very excited about the open layouts and the opportunity to add additional rooms and casitas.”

Ranging from 2,219 to 3,205 square feet with three to six bedrooms and two- to three-and-a-half baths, the plans have allowed buyers to personalize their homes with interior selections, additional room options, casitas, porte cochere and supplementary garages. Read the rest of this entry »

Is It Time to Stop Renting and Buy That First Home?

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: June 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Is It Time to Stop Renting and Buy That First Home?

If you’re thinking about buying your first home, chances are you’re renting now. And you might be wondering whether you’re better off buying a home or continuing to rent.

The truth is there are advantages and downsides to both buying and renting depending on your circumstances. For example, renting might be better if you have a fast track career and have to move every couple of years. On the other hand, your landlord can raise your rent every year when your lease is up. Buying has the advantage of building equity and improving your credit score, but it also means paying taxes and homeowner’s insurance, and of course you’re responsible for maintenance.

To help decide if this is a good time to buy your first home, ask yourself these four questions: Read the rest of this entry »