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San Joaquin Valley Homes’ opens 134-home subdivision

San Joaquin Valley Homes’ opens 134-home subdivision

San Joaquin Valley Homes’ Kensington at Willow Glen offers move-up homes from the low $200,000s

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TULARE – There is a housing shortage in every community in Tulare County. In Tulare alone, the city will need to provide an additional 3,600 homes by 2023, according to the Regional Housing Needs Assessment conducted by the Tulare County Association of Governments. The U.S. Census estimates about 2,400 homes have been built since 2014.

In other words, 134 new homes would be a significant step toward reaching that goal.

That’s how many homes San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) is planning to build in Tulare. The Visalia-based home builder held a grand opening on Saturday, June 1 for Kensington at Willow Glen, a new residential community offering 134 detached single-family houses priced from the low $200,000s.

Homebuyers were able to tour three professionally decorated model homes, enjoy tacos and Bite Me Mini Donuts and win prizes. Kensington at Willow Glen is located at 3179 Alexandria Street, Tulare 93274.

“At Kensington we’re offering growing families and young professionals an opportunity to live in one of Central Valley’s most sought after locations,” said Danny Garcia, vice president of sales at SJV Homes. “And since this price point hits a sweet spot in this marketplace, we anticipate these homes will sell quickly.”

Kensington offers 134 single-story, three-bedroom, two-bath, two-car garage garden houses in three plans ranging from 1,297 to 1,597 square feet, all on lots averaging 6,000 square feet. The Mediterranean, Tuscan and traditionally styled exteriors feature carriage lights, stone accents, decorative shutters, front porches, covered patios and tiled roofs. The community includes a park and a pond.

Located about one mile east of State Route 99, a major Central Valley transportation corridor that connects Fresno to the north and Bakersfield to the south, Kensington is on Cartmill Street immediately west of Mooney Boulevard, next to SJV Homes’ sister community, Brighton, in Tulare. Kensington is a 45-minute commute from Lemoore Naval Air Station and south Fresno. It’s near the area’s newest shopping district and a quick drive to Visalia.

According to the National Association of Home Builders’ formula to determine the local impact of single-family housing in typical metro areas, adding 134 single-family homes will generate $76 million in local income, $9.5 million in taxes and other revenue for local governments and 1,044 local jobs.

Founded in 2013 by Joe Leal, Jim Robinson and Randy Merrill, SJV Homes expects to close on its 1,500th home this summer, making it one of the region’s most active homebuilders.

San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) is a local homebuilder with deep roots in and a strong commitment to the Central Valley. Founders Joe Leal, Jim Robinson and Randy Merrill share a vision to build quality new homes in carefully planned neighborhoods for people who love the Valley and want lasting value. In 2013, SJV Homes combined forces with Presidio Residential Capital, a real estate investment firm in San Diego. It has since closed almost 1,500 homes and is now one of the busiest homebuilders in the San Joaquin Valley. For more information, please visit www.sjvhomes.com.

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