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The 2013 St. Jude Dream Home winner, Gary Higdon poses with members of the De Young Properties team in front of his new home. “We love the home De Young built and donated,” said winner Gary Higdon. All proceeds from the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway go towards St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The 2013 Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home, built by major donor De Young Properties, was given away to Lynn and Gary Higdon of Riverdale who was selected as the lucky winner 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.
This year’s event sold all available tickets and successfully raised $1,053,200 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Over the last seven years, De Young Properties has been a major donor and builder of 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.
De Young Properties combines their contribution and efforts with the generous help of our trade partners who donate their time, labor and resources to build this De Young EnergySmart with the goal of raising money for this important cause. Special thanks to our largest donors, 84 Lumber, G&G Construction, Robert Champagne Landscape, Ferguson Enterprises of Fresno & General Electric, Solarcity, Inc., MV Style Electric, Simas Floor & Design Company, Tri-Valley Plastering, Inc., Pacific Gas & Electric, Cemex USA, Daltile, Anlin Windows, Kitchen Kraft and Cabinet Connection.
De Young Properties is deeply rooted in the San Joaquin Valley and gives their time and resources to the community whenever possible. “Our De Young team believes in our responsibility to help others and we feel privileged to be able to help such an important cause,” said Ashley De Young of De Young Properties. “I am inspired each year when our community comes together to show their support for St. Jude, we are appreciative of everyone who contributed their hard-earned dollars to purchase a ticket.”
This year we experienced a tremendous amount of interest in the St. Jude Dream Home because it offered four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a three car super garage on an expansive 11,910 sq. ft. homesite. The winner’s dreams will come true with the home’s long list of special features, including a beautiful Cottage elevation with decorative siding and stone, granite and quartz counters by Granite Mountain, stainless steel General Electric appliances with gas cook top and refrigerator. In addition, the home offers innovative and fashionable Brizo premium faucets, an Energy Star- qualified Rinnai tankless water heater, Kitchen Craft premium cabinetry, premium-grade hardwood floors by Shaw Flooring, spacious 10’ ceilings and 8’ doors, professional front and back yard landscaping and Energy Star approved Eagle Cool Roof Tile.
As with all De Young EnergySmart homes, the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home was built to the stringent California Advanced Homes Program Tier 2 standard and will be verified by independent inspectors to be GreenPoint Rated to prove that the home will be healthier to live in, better for our environment and help save the winning homeowner money.
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De Young Properties builds homes up to 3,484 square feet with six bedrooms and up to a four car garage. Each home comes with many generous features and is GreenPoint Rated. To learn more about De Young Properties, visit De Young Chestnut Grove located at Chestnut and Teague in Fresno or De Young CountryCourt located on Armstrong just South of Gettysburg in Clovis, weekdays 11:00am – 6:00pm and weekends 9:30am – 6:00pm. For additional information, call (559) 434-2000. Building Your Dreams For Three Generations. Homes are offered by De Young Realty, Inc.
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