Find this home and be amazed!

3030 W. Iris Ave., Visalia - listed at $399,000.
This elegant in-town estate has a new price: $399,000.

This Royal Oaks home has it all. Enjoy a sparkling pool and spa with a waterfall. It also has a fitness center that includes a steam shower and sauna (335 square feet).

Inside this 3,108-square-foot home are floor-to-ceiling windows at the front and rear of the house, creating lots of natural light in the open living area and offering great views of a lush park-like yard.

There are tile floors in the entry, hall, living room, kitchen, laundry and owner's suite. There is a fourth bedroom/office with full bath, offering lots of privacy.

The remodeled kitchen has raised-panel cabinets, a center island with vegetable sink, roll-out shelving, pantry, and a SubZero refrigerator.

There are skylights in the vaulted wood ceiling, extending into the dining room with oak floors and another skylight - all electronically controlled.

The spacious guest bedroom wing has full bath and a 11'X16' family/computer room.

The owner's suite has a wall of windows overlooking the patio and yard with vaulted a ceiling. The three-sided fireplace splits the elegant, remodeled bath area with top-set sinks, jetted tub with leaded glass backdrop, a huge shower and a walk-in closet.

This unique property is a must see. For more information and pictures, click here.

Call Darlene Loose for an appointment today! (559) 625-9364

How to have easy-blooming flower power for any size garden

(ARA) - We've had an unseasonably warm - and dry - winter. Chances are you're itching to dig in the soil and fill your garden with plants and flowers bursting with rich color and fragrance.

"Designing with colorful, low-maintenance plants that bloom year round is one of my greatest pleasures," says Susan Olinger, president of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.

For the average person that's not as simple as it sounds, but coming this spring, it will be easy to add plenty of "flower power" to any garden, patio or balcony with new Bloomtastic! flowers and plants from Hines Growers.

These easy, low-maintenance flowers have been handpicked to provide rich color and gorgeous blooms that turn ordinary yards into show-stopping gardens from spring to late fall.

Check out these tips from garden pros for eye-popping color and abundant blooms spring through fall.

1. The right plant for the right spot. Too often we're seduced by pretty plants at a garden center, only to find it withers and dies when we plant it in our garden.

"You'll have greater success if you know what plants work best in your yard's conditions," says Justin Hancock, garden editor for Better Homes and Gardens online. "Know how much sun, soil and water the plant needs and make sure it can handle the heat and cold in your area before you buy it."