Blog

Building GreenSmart at De Young Properties

August 17, 2016

EnergySmart-BannerEnvironmentally safe practices are quickly becoming the norm in today’s society. Homeowners, in particular, are becoming more aware about the impact that the energy and water used in their homes has on the planet’s limited natural resources and are choosing to adopt earth-friendly practices for a more environmentally-friendly life.

At De Young Properties, we are proud to say that we are doing our part to help the environment with GreenSmart building practices for our energy-efficient SmartHomes. De Young Properties has implemented programs that make our homes as environmentally-sustainable as possible, while still maintaining features fit for modern living.  As a GreenPoint Rated builder, De Young Properties utilizes building practices that are not only good for the environment but for your entire family, as well. In addition, GreenPoint Rated provides third-party verification of green features – allowing us to have an independent seal of approval reassuring our homeowners that their home is healthier, more comfortable, durable and resource-efficient. (more…)

Fresno Named “Most Fun Place to Live if You Love the Outdoors”, Here’s Why!

August 8, 2016

Yosemite - Glacier PointDid you hear the big news?? U.S. News & World Report has recently announced Fresno, California as the #1 Most Fun Place to Live if You Love the Outdoors. Sure, Utah has natural hot springs, Hawaii has majestic waterfalls, and Colorado has the Rocky Mountains, but Fresno has a vast variety, all nearby.

Among the 42 Parks and Recreation Sites here in the Central San Joaquin Valley, here are some of our top picks!

(more…)

De Young Sierra Crest Has Successful Phase 2 Release Event With 74% Of Phase 2 Homesites Sold In The First Weekend!

July 25, 2016

Sierra Crest - Phase 2De Young Properties is excited to announce that 74% of Phase 2 homesites were SOLD in the first weekend for their newest community, Sierra Crest. This successful Release Event weekend produced one of the highest percentages of home sales for a new De Young community.

The first phase of Sierra Crest sold quickly due to the desirable North Clovis location in the Buchanan High School area and De Young Properties anticipates the second phase of Sierra Crest will sell just as quickly. In addition, Sierra Crest offers the De Young SmartHome Icon Series, built with some of the most advanced energy-efficient and building science technology designed to save you money on your energy bill and preserve the environment.

(more…)

De Young Properties Opens New Welcome Center In Clovis. Visit Today!

July 18, 2016

De Young Residence 260 Cottage Elevation - Temperance Welcome CenterDe Young proudly unveils their new Welcome Center located on Temperance at Sierra. Homebuyers interested in De Young Properties have an opportunity to see in person the beauty of a De Young SmartHome that delivers exceptional energy-efficiency, environmentally-friendly features, security, financial control and an overall improved quality of life.

“This Welcome Center provides another opportunity for homebuyers to discover all of the wide variety of design elements available to personalize your home and the unbeatable features they have been looking for,” said Ryan De Young, President of De Young Properties.

(more…)

Will You Be One of the 19 To Call De Young Sierra Crest Phase 2 Home? VIP List Forming Now. Visit Today!

July 7, 2016

Sierra Crest- Phase 2De Young Properties is excited to announce that Sierra Crest will release the second phase of homesites next weekend. Will you be one of the 19 to call the second phase of this unique community home? The first phase of Sierra Crest sold quickly due to the desirable North Clovis location within Buchanan High School boundaries and De Young Properties anticipates the second phase of Sierra Crest will sell just as quickly. In addition, Sierra Crest offers the De Young SmartHome Icon Series, built with some of the most advanced energy-efficient and building science technology designed to save you money on your energy bill and preserve the environment.

The VIP List has been forming since Phase 1 sold out. For best lot selection, interested homebuyers are encouraged to join the VIP List and attend the Sierra Crest Phase 2 Release Event next Saturday at the De Young Armstrong Welcome Center. Only 19 homesites remain in this one-of-a-kind community so the time to act is now!

(more…)

Celebrating 4th of July in the Valley

June 30, 2016

shaver-lake-fireworksBack on July 4, 1776 America claimed its independence, and more than 200 years later it continues to be one of the largest holidays in the country. Millions of people come together with family and friends and host backyard barbecues, picnics at the park, and of course enjoy the elaborate firework displays.

There are many places to enjoy the magic of this holiday right here in the Central Valley, here are just a few ideas!

(more…)

Red, White & Blueberry Cheesecake Bites From De Young!

June 28, 2016

Fourth Of July Blog Blueberry Cheesecake Bites From De YoungRed, White & BlueBERRY Cheesecake Bites

Ingredients

12 reduced fat vanilla wafers

8 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

6 oz. fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt

2 large egg whites

1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour

8 oz. strawberries, hulled and sliced thin

8 oz. blueberries

Directions

  1. Heatoven to 350°.

  2. Line cupcake tin with liners. Place a vanilla wafer at the bottom of each liner.

  3. Gently beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth using an electric mixer.

  4. Gradually beat in fat free yogurt, egg whites, and flour. (more…)

Brandon De Young Named President of De Young Mortgage

June 21, 2016

Brandon De Young, President of De Young Mortgage

De Young Mortgage, Inc., a local home lender, announced Brandon De Young, current executive of the company, has been named President. Current President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jerry De Young will retain his executive position as CEO. This transition of leadership is that of a natural evolution, as Brandon has taken on more responsibility and leadership since joining De Young Mortgage in its inaugural year. Brandon will play a critical role in guiding the growth of De Young Mortgage now and into the future.

“Since 2012, De Young Mortgage has been helping homeowners finance the American Dream of home ownership” said Jerry De Young, CEO of De Young Mortgage and De Young Properties. “Brandon has been a critical factor in the growth of De Young Mortgage and he will continue to move De Young Mortgage forward, focusing his efforts on ensuring the home buying process is easy to understand regardless if you are a new or veteran home buyer.”

(more…)

De Young Properties Names Ryan De Young President

Ryan De Young, President of De Young PropertiesDe Young Properties announced that J. Ryan De Young, current Vice President of Finance, has been appointed to President of De Young Properties.

Jerry De Young, current President and Chief Executive Officer will retain his executive position as Chief Executive Officer. As a three generation family homebuilder in the San Joaquin Valley, this transition of leadership is a natural progression to continue the legacy of De Young Properties into the future and has been in the works for several years as the third generation of the De Young family have taken on more responsibility and leadership.

“In 1974, my wife Paula and I started building under De Young Propertiesto continue a family legacy of homebuilding first started by her father more than 70 years ago. (more…)

SUMMER SPECIAL ALERT! Purchase at Sierra Crossing Or A De Young Move-In Ready Home By June 20 and Save Up To $30,000!

June 15, 2016

De Young Properties 2016 Summer Special LogoAs the temperatures heat up in the Valley, so are the savings at De Young Properties! Right now De Young Properties has some remarkable specials – purchase at De Young Sierra Crossing or a Move-In Ready Home by June 20 and receive up to $30,000 in savings! These homes are ready for you to call them home. With big savings offered on these incredibly priced homes combined with money-saving EnergySmart features, generous amenities and a variety of unbeatable locations all within Clovis School District, now is absolutely the best time to buy a De Young home.

Buy at Sierra Crossing or a De Young Move-In Ready Home by June 20th and receive up to $30,000 in savings! We urge you to take advantage of this special now as it won’t last long!

“Whether you are looking for your first home or are a family wanting more room to live and play outdoors, these homes are available to fit your unique needs,” said Ryan De Young of De Young Properties. “An opportunity like this doesn’t happen very often, so act fast and your dreams (more…)