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10 Fun Things To Do This Summer in Fresno & Clovis!

July 1, 2015

Summers are a time to slow down a little and enjoy the longer days.

Even if you can’t get away to the beach or your other vacation spots this year, this list has you covered for fun local things to do to help you make the most of your summer! No matter what kind of activities you’re looking for, you’re bound to find something you’ll love right here in town.

We love our community and sharing all of the wonderful events happening right in our own backyard!

1. Fun at the Farmers Market!

There’s no better way to eat farm fresh foods, support the local economy and enjoy live entertainment than by going to the Farmers Market! The Old Town Clovis Farmers Market will be running every Friday night from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. featuring various local farmers, local foods, food trucks, vendors and live music! It’s fun for the whole family! Being the bread basket of the world, we’re fortunate enough to have some of the best and freshest foods at our fingertips – be sure to check out all of the Farmers Markets happening this summer!

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*Firecracker* Grilled Salmon Recipe From De Young!

June 26, 2015

4th Of July Firecracker Grilled SalmonCelebrate the 4th of July with this *Firecracker* Grilled Salmon Recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first ten ingredients. Pour 1/4 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the salmon; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for up to 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain salmon, discarding marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Place salmon skin side down on grill rack. Grill, covered, over high heat or broil 3-4 in. (more…)

The Most Romantic De Young Customer Story We’ve Heard Yet!

June 9, 2015

Ryan & Anna - Residence 320

Grab some tissues for this one!

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Consider the Hottest Homebuilding Trends of 2015 Before You Buy

June 8, 2015

Residence 210 Gourmet KitchenAt De Young Properties, we stay current on design trends and what’s hot in home building, so you don’t have to!

I recently attended the National Association of Home Builders International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas and here’s what I learned about the hottest homebuilding trends of 2015:

 

It’s 2015 and the Living is Easy

Homeowners are thinking long term. They plan to stay in their homes longer, and they want functional, creative homes that will suit their family’s needs now and in the future. So what does that mean? (more…)

10 Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Home in Tip-Top Shape This Summer

June 5, 2015

Residence 210 Backyard FirepitSummer is the perfect time to take a vacation, hang by the pool and soak in the sunlight.

However, the warm, dry season is also the perfect time to do some of those little jobs around the house you’ve been thinking about all year – complete some home maintenance and yard work all while taking in that Vitamin D.

Here’s a list of some helpful ideas and tips to check off your list this summer:

1. Tune up the AC 

Over time, our air conditioning units begin to lose efficiency. (more…)

Getting Through The Drought As Green As Possible – The City of Clovis

June 2, 2015

Residence 320 Elevation CottageDuring this time of drought, we would like to share some helpful information with our customers.  Please review the important material provided below.

What is Executive Order B-29-15?

Governor Brown issued an executive order to all of California’s cities and towns to reduce water consumption by 25% as compared to amount used in 2013 and increase enforcement against water waste effective May 1, 2015.

Due to the drought the State has implemented mandatory water use reductions for the first time in California’s history, saying the state’s four-year drought had reached near-crisis proportions after a winter of record-low snowfalls.

The City of Clovis is dependent on groundwater and surface water for its water supply. Due to the new State regulations residents are required to conserve water with a goal of 36% reduction (more…)

Getting Through The Drought As Green As Possible – The County of Fresno

De Young Properties Residence 350 Elevation Italianate

During this time of drought, we would like to share some helpful information with our customers.  Please review the important material provided below.

What is Executive Order B-29-15?

Governor Brown issued an executive order to all of California’s cities and towns to reduce water consumption by 25% as compared to amount used in 2013 and increase enforcement against water waste effective May 1, 2015.

Due to the drought the State has implemented mandatory water use reductions for the first time in California’s history, saying the state’s four-year drought had reached near-crisis proportions after a winter of record-low snowfalls.

The County of Fresno is dependent on groundwater and surface water for its water supply. Because the County is committed to conservation, the following outdoor watering schedule (more…)

Getting Through The Drought As Green As Possible – City of Fresno

De Young Residence 205

Photo includes synthetic lawn.

During this time of drought, we would like to share some helpful information with our customers.  Please review the important material provided below.

What is Executive Order B-29-15?

Governor Brown issued an executive order to all of California’s cities and towns to reduce water consumption by 25% as compared to amount used in 2013 and increase enforcement against water waste effective May 1, 2015.

Due to the drought the State has implemented mandatory water use reductions for the first time in California’s history, saying the state’s four-year drought had reached near-crisis proportions after a winter of record-low snowfalls.

The City of Fresno is dependent on groundwater and surface water for its water supply. Because the City is committed to conservation, the following outdoor watering schedule (more…)

5 Tips to Receive Top Dollar When Selling Your Home!

May 29, 2015

De Young Residence 260 HGTV Interior Formal Dinning RoomSelling your home can be stressful at times, but with the correct approach and a little work, you can receive top dollar and sell it in record time.

Follow these helpful tips to make sure your home is market-ready!

1. Light it Up

Take down the curtains, open the shades, let the sun shine in. After location, good lighting is something that every homebuyer says they want in a home.  There should be a good balance of actual lighting and natural light in the home. Increase wattage of bulbs, wipe down any covers over lights to allow maximal lighting, and wash all the windows.  If some rooms have very minimal lighting, consider possibility of installing some ceiling lights. (more…)

Veteran Homeowner Appreciates Support From De Young Mortgage!

May 21, 2015

As Memorial Day approaches, De Young Properties pays tribute to our active military and veterans alike to honor their service, sacrifice and commitment to our country.

De Young Properties is proud to have made home ownership a reality for many veterans in our community and is happy to create financing options to allow for even more new Veteran homebuyers, including Sanger-native Ramon Gamez, a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Ramon, who served in the USMC from 1999-2007, just purchased his first De Young home in De Young at Loma Vista located in Clovis.

He, along with his wife and two children were very excited to move into their spacious new home. When asked about why they chose De Young, Ramon says “We really liked the huge closets and the separation between upstairs and downstairs – there is really no wasted space.” (more…)