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Design Trends From IBS 2014

March 21, 2014

I learned at the 2014 International Builders Show (IBS) that De Young’s current standard offerings already include many of the important design trends of today. We are a kitchen-centric society so kitchens are more important than ever. This is why you will find in every De Young home a quality, gourmet kitchen designed with great attention to detail.

IBS 2014 Kitchen Design Trend

In fact, the cabinet details alone that you find in a De Young kitchen and throughout a De Young home are amazing. Design features to add richness to the cabinet finish like extra-large crown molding, extended 36” height upper cabinets for extra shelf storage, 5-piece drawer fronts with knobs, decorative refrigerator accent, varied heights and depths to add visual interest, and angled corner cabinets for sheer beauty. All of this, plus over 60 selections of cabinet finishes and styles available in the De Young Design Studio so customers can select what fits their unique taste and lifestyle.

De Young Residence 320 Kitchen Interior DesignDe Young Residence 260 Kitchen Interior Design

At IBS, it was stressed that multi-zone areas are great ways to fully utilize the space in your kitchen. And of course, De Young kitchens are designed to include multi-zones, such as a baking center, built-in recycle center, storage pantry plus prep and clean-up zones.

The size of kitchens is growing in America. The kitchen size is becoming one of the key decision elements when selecting a new home. More space that is better integrated with other entertaining areas is in high demand. People want extra-large kitchen islands because cooking is a party today! You will always find expansive kitchen islands at De Young for you and your friends to enjoy, after all, you can never have too much counter space. In addition, you’ll find De Young includes innovative and dependable General Electric stainless steel appliances for the serious chef in your family to enjoy.

Treat Your Loved One To This Delicious Seasonal Recipe From De Young!

February 11, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day from De Young!

Artichoke Heart Recipe from De Young Properties!

Artichoke Heart Recipe from De Young Properties!


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 (14 ounce) cans artichoke bottoms, drained
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic salt
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat; remove from heat and set aside. Mix the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in a shallow bowl, set aside. Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each artichoke bottom so it will stand, and gently press your thumb into the center of each to form a depression for the filling. Sprinkle the artichoke bottoms with lemon pepper and garlic salt. Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, and chives in a bowl, mix well. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the filling into each artichoke bottom. Dip each stuffed artichoke bottom into the melted butter, pack the breadcrumb mixture into the top of the artichokes and place into the prepared baking dish. (more…)

De Young Properties Now Selling Phase 2 At Newest Community, De Young At Loma Vista!

December 9, 2013

De Young Properties is pleased to announce the second phase of their newest community, De Young at Loma Vista, will be opening for pre-sale. Phase 1 of this community sold out in the first 12 hours. For best lot selection, interested homebuyers are encouraged to visit a De Young Welcome Center today.  De Young at Loma Vista - Phase 2 Now Selling!

Responding to homebuyer demand for a stylish and affordable home with a large homesite, De Young at Loma Vista is located in picturesque Clovis, on De Wolf, south of Bullard. This community includes spacious lots up to 11,350 square feet and no Homeowners Association fees.

The last three De Young communities sold out before construction could even begin. Due to its ideal Clovis location and large homesites, Phase 1 sold out in 12 hours and De Young Properties anticipates Phase 2 of De Young at Loma Vista will sell quickly as well. (more…)

De Young Thanks Community For Raising Over $1 Million For St. Jude!

December 5, 2013

De Young Properties, KMPH FOX 26, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Dream Home

Team members of donor and builder De Young Properties with Kim Stephens and Kopi Sotiropulos of KMPH Fox 26 and St. Jude Dream Home Chairperson, Bob Whalen present a check to patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the November 10th live telecast. Photo Credit: BT Photography

With overwhelming support by the community who dug deep and donated, the 2013 Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway sold all available tickets and exceeded its goal by to raising $1,053,200 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Built by major donor De Young Properties, the home was given away to Lynn and Gary Higdon of Riverdale who were selected as the lucky winners of the new 3,298 sq. ft. home on an expansive 11,910 sq. ft. homesite in the De Young CountryCourt community during the November 10th live television broadcast on KMPH FOX 26.

De Young Properties is honored to have built and donated seven St. Jude Dream Homes, helping to raise $6,533,245 to help the kids of St. Jude fight cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. One hundred percent of the proceeds were donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which works around the clock to develop cures to save the lives of boys and girls, including children in the San Joaquin Valley.

To watch De Young Properties most recent video about the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home, click here: De Young Properties + St Jude Dream Home Giveaway: 2013 Timeline!

Happy Autumn – Pumpkin Bars Recipe from De Young!

November 25, 2013

This Autumn, at De Young Properties, we want to wish you a happy, healthy and fun Holiday!

De Young Pumpkin Bars Recipe
Autumn Pumpkin Bars
4 eggs
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
15-ounce can pumpkin
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (more…)

3 Helpful Tips To Winterize Your Home This Season!

November 7, 2013


Winter protection of your home is always important especially this time of year.  Here are 3 great winterizing tips!

  1. Exterior pipes need protection with an insulated cover to prevent broken or frozen pipes during the cold winter months.  Fractured frozen pipes is the number two cause of homeowner insurance claims.
  2. Also, remember to clean out your rain gutters and downspouts. While you are cleaning rain gutters, it is also a great time to remove cobwebs from the exterior of your home. (more…)

De Young’s Website Wins 2013 IMA Award

November 5, 2013

ima_large_bicWe are excited to announce that our website has won Best In Class in the category ‘Building/Construction’ from the Interactive Media Awards! Our website company, BCT Consulting, Inc., entered in our De Young Properties website and we won! So a BIG thank you to BCT Consulting, Inc for their guidance and dedication!


Don’t Miss Out! New Clovis Community Coming Soon – Join VIP List Today!

VIDEO AUTHOR: Cale Livingston

We are excited to announce our newest community in Clovis, CA – De Young at Loma Vista! Enjoy the “Clovis way of life” in a stylish neighborhood with unmatched features – for a price you can afford! Our past three communities have SOLD OUT before home construction could even begin due to generous amenities, convenient locations and EnergySmart™ homes. As a result, De Young anticipates the next Clovis community will also sell-out quickly.


VIDEO: Our Dream for the Kids of St. Jude

August 9, 2013

VIDEO AUTHOR: Cale Livingston

The 2013 St. Jude Dream Home is moving along fast! Watch this fun music video of our valued Trade Partners and De Young Team filmed inside the St. Jude Dream Home!

The St. Jude Dream Home tickets will be available for purchase starting August 15th.  

The 3,298 sq. ft. home, located on an expansive 11,910 square foot homesite in the De Young CountryCourt community at Gettysburg and Armstrong in Clovis will be offered as the first place prize to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to fight cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. (more…)

VIDEO: 2013 International Builders’ Show

July 29, 2013

VIDEO AUTHOR: Cale Livingston

Ryan De Young and Ernie Escobedo share with us the highlights from their recent trip to Las Vegas for the 2013 International Builders’ Show. Visit De Young EnergySmart homes today or call 559.434.2000!