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Tips To Prepare For Your De Young Design Studio Visit

July 30, 2015

De Young Design Studio!The purpose of the De Young Design Studio is to allow you to be in control and hand pick the features you want to see in your new home.

With a wide variety of designer color, textures and amenities to choose from and experienced professional Design Consultants to work with, the De Young Design studio makes designing your new home fast, conveniently easy and uniquely personal. The personal selections available in the Design Studio are constantly being updated to bring you the latest styles, finishes and high-performance features you desire to fit your taste and California lifestyle.

We understand that everyone has their own taste; no one should have to live in a home with every aspect picked out by someone else. (more…)

Pre-Grand Opening Event August 8 For Newest De Young Community, Sierra Crossing!

July 28, 2015

ClovisAve_Gatewaysign&buildingsLearn How To Receive Free LED Lighting In Your New De Young Home!

At De Young Properties, we are excited to announce that our newest community, Sierra Crossing will have its Pre-Grand Opening event on Saturday, August 8th. For best lot selection, interested homebuyers are to attend the Pre-Grand Opening at the De Young Clovis Welcome Center from 12pm – 5pm on that day.

Any homebuyer that purchases a new home at Sierra Crossing during the Pre-Grand Opening event will receive free LED lighting in your new De Young home at the close of escrow.

Sierra Crossing will offer homes up to 3,899 square feet with seven bedrooms, allowing you to enjoy your spacious surroundings. (more…)

From the Frontlines: The Hottest Home Design Trends of 2015

July 24, 2015

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

Earlier this year, I attended the National Association of Home Builders International Builders Show in Las Vegas and here’s what I learned about the hottest design trends of 2015 for your home:

Pretty in… Gray?

No surprise here, but gray continues to be the dominant neutral in interior design. Add beige and a combo of the two is called, “greyeige” which is one of the hottest trending colors right now. Of course, we have already been offering our De Young customers these hot trending colors as paint options for quite a while in the De Young Design Studio. Earth tones are also trending – think limestone, palamino (a saddle color), and metallic (like bronze). (more…)

The Next De Young Properties Community, Sierra Crossing Is Coming Soon, Join The VIP List Today!

July 16, 2015

Sierra Crossing Coming Soon!

Ideally located in popular Clovis, De Young Sierra Crossing is the perfect balance between city living and a serene neighborhood.

Sierra Crossing is a unique gem situated in a quaint pocket within walking distance to Old Town Clovis and surrounded by the famous Clovis walking trails and bike paths, including the Clovis Old Town Trail that is located under a quarter mile from the community. De Young Properties is excited to offer homesites up to almost 16,000 square feet with unbeatable features, EnergySmart™ technology and spacious surroundings. (more…)

Save Water and Win BIG With The U.S. Green Building Council’s Water Conservation Challenge!

July 8, 2015

As we endure another summer of the California Drought, at De Young Properties we are proud of the steps we have taken to do our part in reducing water consumption and making our homes more water efficient.

With water-conserving features that are standard in every De Young home like the Energy Star qualified GE dishwasher, performance-engineered Kohler faucets and showerheads and more, our team and homebuyers together are helping to make a difference.

As part of our water conservation efforts, we use drought tolerant plants as well as drip irrigation in all of our flowerbeds, which can save up to 75% in water consumption versus typical sprinklers.

We also include Bermuda grass, which can save up to 50% in water consumption versus typical Fescue lawn, and offer the purchase of synthetic lawn as an option. We give our homeowners the tools they need to reduce both their impact on the water crisis and on the environment as a whole. Also, De Young homes are GreenPoint Rated, meaning they “exceed state energy code requirements and excel in environmental performance.” (more…)

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…)