California Requires Solar on New Homes by 2020 – De Young Properties Ahead of the Curve!

California Requires Solar on New Homes by 2020 – De Young Properties Ahead of the Curve!

California recently took a big leap toward a greener future, unanimously approving a new set of building standards which will not only require an increase in energy efficiency, but will also require that all new homes have solar systems beginning in 2020. Having long been committed to environmental stewardship and green building, De Young Properties believes this to be an incredible step for California toward a greener tomorrow. Clean energy is the future, and here at De Young Properties, we build tomorrow’s homes, today!

“The homes we build today already exceed this new code, which won’t go into effect until January 1, 2020,” said Brandon De Young, Executive Vice President of De Young Properties. “Our community De Young EnVision far exceeds the new standards, including even more efficiency and solar. So much so that the homes are designed with the potential to produce as much clean energy as they consume in a year*— known as Zero Energy homes — which the upcoming code will not quite achieve.”

The De Young Difference

Not only does De Young Properties already include solar*, but each De Young home comes with so much more to help reduce its impact on the environment and provide greater indoor health and comfort. For nearly a decade, De Young Properties has been forging a path toward a more sustainable and clean energy future, establishing themselves as a leader in advanced building science and energy efficient homebuilding.

In 2009, De Young unveiled EnergySmart, an advanced suite of sustainable, energy efficient products and practices. Since then, EnergySmart features have been included in every De Young home, helping families enjoy greater indoor comfort and health and lower energy bills, while contributing to better air quality in our Valley.

In 2013, De Young expanded energy efficiency and solar even further to address all energy usage, both electricity and natural gas, to build the Central Valley’s first Zero Energy Home. Over the next four years, De Young refined its Zero Energy design, and, in 2017 built the Central Valley’s second Zero Energy Home. Later that same year, De Young Properties unveiled De Young EnVision, the first grid-connected Zero Energy community in Central California, and continues to refine their technology with each home built. EnVision is now selling and recently celebrated the release of new homesites – click here to learn more!

Ahead of the Curve

According to the New York Times, “California’s move is by far the boldest and most consequential of any. California law requires at least 50 percent of the state’s electricity to come from noncarbon-producing sources by 2030.” Here at De Young Properties, we are proud to be ahead of the curve, having long believed in the importance of environmental stewardship and having worked toward greener building methods for several years, already producing the Valley’s first Zero Energy homes and community!

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De Young is committed to improving the quality of life in the Central Valley, building state-of-the-art homes that are better for our homeowners and better for the environment. Visit the De Young Welcome Center to learn more about our commitment to the environment and our commitment to you. De Young Properties – building tomorrow’s homes, today.

To learn more about how De Young Properties is building beyond today’s energy building standards, check out this front page article in the San Francisco Chronicle.

*To learn more about the Zero Energy homes at EnVision, please visit www.deyoungproperties.com/zeroenergy. Solar System with 20-year zero down lease included with each home; multiple financing options available. Solar System size dependent on varying factors.

Memorial Day and Every Day, De Young Salutes Military and Veterans

Memorial Day and Every Day, De Young Salutes Military and Veterans

This Memorial Day weekend and every day, De Young Properties salutes our active military and veterans. We are so thankful for these brave heroes and the sacrifices they make to protect us all, and Memorial Day certainly isn’t the only day we celebrate our service members. As our small way of saying thank you, we offer these heroes $1,500 in personal selections in our exclusive De Young Design Studio year round through our Heroes Program. You serve us every day, and we build homes that will serve you for generations.

We believe that all of our homeowners deserve the very best and complete confidence in their new De Young home. We aim to provide unbeatable features, quality craftsmanship, leading-edge technology, exceptional customer service and an industry-leading warranty.

What’s more, each De Young home is a SmartHome, incorporating innovative building science and technology to provide our homeowners with increased control, convenience, peace of mind, comfort and overall efficiency. It’s the extra step we take to ensure our homeowners are living in a state-of-the-art home with greater financial control, more security and overall improved quality of life.

Visit the De Young Welcome Center today on Leonard and Dakota, south of Ashlan in Clovis to learn more about our Heroes Program and to find a home that will serve you as you have served us!

 

Five New Model Homes Now Open To Tour!

Five New Model Homes Now Open To Tour!

Five incredible new De Young model homes are now open in popular east Clovis, complete with generous features, modern design and groundbreaking technology!

Last weekend, over a thousand people toured the highly-anticipated new models during the Grand Opening of our new Model Home Center on Leonard and Dakota, south of Ashlan in Clovis. These beautiful, innovative new model homes have already inspired a great deal of excitement and high praise from visitors and are now open for tours daily – don’t miss this opportunity to be among the first to tour the next generation of model homes from De Young Properties!

About the Models

The new Model Home Center includes five incredible new model homes featuring some of our most popular floorplans. These models range from 1,600 to 3,290 square feet, offering you a new opportunity to tour a range of home sizes and floorplans to find a new home that perfectly suits the needs of your family.

These homes feature beautiful and flexible floorplans which offer a wide variety of selections to flex your floorplan, including Multi-Generational designs or a first floor bedroom suite. A work of art both inside and out, these models also combine groundbreaking SmartHome technology with breathtaking design, showcasing some of the most modern, sophisticated design features and trends of today!

Also open for tours is the new SmartHome Experience Center, an interactive display of the innovative home automation and energy efficient technology incorporated in our De Young SmartHomes. Come view, interact with and learn more about the advanced technology that often goes unseen in our homes, built into the structure itself. Several key features of De Young EnergySmart™ and ControlSmart technology are showcased, including Zero Energy technology, ControlSmart home automation, our Performance Sealed Attic design, advanced framed 2×6 walls, high efficiency lighting, high performance water heating and more.

Visit Today!

We currently offer homes in three remarkable communities in Clovis including The Highlands by De Young, De Young EnVision and De Young Trailside, with homes starting in the low $300,000’s!

Find the perfect new home for you and your family – visit the new Leonard Welcome Center today to be among the first to tour these incredible new models and learn what all the excitement is about!

Residence 220: The Two-Story That Lives Like A Single-Story

Residence 220: The Two-Story That Lives Like A Single-Story

With its beautiful and unique layout, it’s no wonder the Residence 220 floorplan from De Young Properties has caught the attention of several homebuyers. A two-story home with a unique single-story style, the Residence 220 gives homebuyers the convenience of single-story living with the additional space that comes with a two-story home.

Res 220

First Floor Living

The first floor of the De Young Residence 220 includes all the important features of single-story living – spacious gourmet kitchen with an island and extra-large pantry opening to the dining and great room, two bedrooms, laundry room, a family entry with drop zone and a two-car garage. Different from most two-story homes, the master bedroom suite is located on the first floor, adding to the popularity and convenience of this floorplan.

De Young Residence 220 Floorplan - Discover Series

The master living quarters provides the homeowner plenty of space with a bathroom suite and large walk-in closet. The other first floor bedroom can be used as a bedroom or den. In the Residence 220, you can take care of all of your needs without ever using the stairs, but you have the added benefit of an entire story of additional space just above you!

Second Floor Space

2017 St Jude Dream Home

The second floor of the Residence 220 floorplan includes another bedroom and a bathroom. In addition, homebuyers have the opportunity to flex their floorplan with a loft and 4 or 5 bedrooms. With the second story’s versatile and efficient use of space, you can make the second floor exactly what you want it to be – maybe add a loft play room for the kids, a home office for you or a bedroom for visiting family! There’s no end to your possibilities.

2017 St Jude Dream Home

Time is Running Out!

Part of the exclusive Discover Series floorplans, the Residence 220 is only available in the incredible community of De Young Trailside, where only a limited number of homesites remain! Don’t miss your opportunity to own this unique home and to enjoy single-story living in a two-story. Visit the De Young Welcome Center today on Armstrong, south of Gettysburg in Clovis today!

FIVE Incredible New Models Coming Soon In Clovis!

FIVE Incredible New Models Coming Soon In Clovis!

The big day is nearly here. On Saturday, May 19, De Young Properties will celebrate the Grand Opening of our new Model Home Center, complete with five new models and the new SmartHome Experience Center, and you’re invited!

Grand Opening Event

Join us Saturday, May 19 for the Model Home Center Grand Opening event from 9:30am – 6pm at the new Leonard Welcome Center on Leonard and Dakota, south of Ashlan in Clovis. The Grand Opening event will include a chef demonstration in a De Young Properties gourmet kitchen, live music, fun and games for the kids and opportunities to speak with valued trade partners and a De Young Mortgage Loan Officer. Don’t miss this opportunity to be among the first to tour these innovative new models and to learn more about the advanced energy efficiency and home automation technology that comes equipped in De Young SmartHomes!

About the Models

The new Model Home Center will include five incredible new model homes featuring some of De Young Properties’ most popular floorplans. These models range from 1,600 to 3,290 square feet, offering you a new opportunity to tour a range of home sizes and floorplans to find a new home that perfectly suits the needs of your family. These homes feature beautiful and flexible floorplans which offer a wide variety of selections to flex your floorplan, including Multi-Generational designs or a first floor bedroom suite. A work of art both inside and out, these models also combine groundbreaking SmartHome technology with breathtaking design, showcasing some of the most modern, sophisticated design features and trends of today!

The Grand Opening will also mark the debut of the new SmartHome Experience Center, an interactive display of the innovative home automation and energy efficient technology incorporated in De Young SmartHomes. Come view, interact with and learn more about the advanced technology that often goes unseen in these homes, built into the structure itself. Several key features of De Young EnergySmart™ and ControlSmart technology will be showcased, including Zero Energy technology, ControlSmart home automation, our Performance Sealed Attic design, advanced framed 2×6 walls, high efficiency lighting, high performance water heating and more.

Join Us!

De Young Properties currently offers homes in three remarkable communities in Clovis including The Highlands by De Young, De Young EnVision and De Young Trailside, with homes starting in the low $300’s. Find the perfect new home for you and your family – join the VIP List today and attend the Grand Opening event Saturday, May 19 to be among the first to tour these incredible new models!

Visit the Model Home Center Grand Opening page to join the VIP List and learn more!

 

US Green Building Council Partners with De Young Properties to Offer Zero Energy Community* Tour of De Young EnVision

Green Building Enthusiasts Tour De Young EnVision, Zero Energy Community*

About the Tour

Earlier this week  Brandon De Young, Executive Vice President of De Young Properties, toured a number of engineers, architects and other green building enthusiasts through the construction site of one of his most proud projects to date – De Young EnVision. In celebration of Green Building Month, Brandon hosted a Zero Energy Community Tour in partnership with the US Green Building Council, inviting those interested to visit the incredible Zero Energy community in Clovis, the first of its kind in the San Joaquin Valley and the largest in the entire state of California.

Those in attendance followed Brandon as he walked them through the construction site, discussing why De Young Properties chose to make the leap to Zero Energy and what goes into making these homes capable of producing as much clean energy as they consume in a year*.

About Zero Energy

De Young EnVision at Loma Vista Infographic

Here’s how the concept works… When the sun is shining, the home’s solar system will produce electricity for the home and send any excess back into the grid. The amount of excess sent back is based upon the homeowner’s energy use practices and how much solar production there is each day. Once the sun sets, the home will then draw electricity back from the grid to meet its needs. Over the course of a year, these homes are designed to give back as much electricity as they take from the grid, bringing the balance to zero.

Designed with a number of high quality energy efficient features throughout, these homes not only prove ideal for the environment, but also for homeowners, providing increased indoor comfort and health as well as the potential for lower energy bills.

New Homesites at De Young EnVision

Zero Energy isn’t the only thing that makes De Young EnVision a remarkable place to live – with an ideal Loma Vista location, several planned parks and trails nearby, convenient access to nearby amenities, and beautiful features and floorplans, there’s something for everyone at De Young EnVision.  New homesites were recently released in this incredible, innovative community. Don’t miss your opportunity to live in a beautiful new home that you can truly be proud of – a home that offers a lower environmental impact, lower energy bills and a greater, greener life for you and your family. Visit our De Young EnVision page to learn more about this incredible community!


*To learn more about the Zero Energy homes at EnVision, please visit www.deyoungproperties.com/zeroenergy.

 

Roses For Moms This Mother’s Day Weekend!

 Roses For Moms This Mother’s Day Weekend

This Mother’s Day weekend, De Young Properties is offering roses to every mom who visits our Welcome Center. It’s our small way of saying thank you for all you do. Moms, we know how hard you work each and every day for your family, and that’s why we build our homes to go to work for you.

Each De Young home is a SmartHome, incorporating leading-edge building science and technology to provide our homeowners with control, convenience, peace of mind, increased comfort and overall efficiency. It’s the extra step we take to ensure our homeowners are living in a state-of-the-art home with greater financial control, more security and overall improved quality of life.

We also understand how important it is to find a home that suits the needs of your family. That’s why we offer several beautiful, flexible floorplans to choose from with unbeatable features. De Young floorplans feature gourmet kitchens with stainless steel General Electric appliances, durable and efficient Energy Star approved Cool Roof tiles, spacious ten or nine foot ceilings and eight foot doors, only premium-grade tile floors, over 60 selections of cabinet finishes and styles, and the latest architectural design trends and features to match your ideal style. Click here to explore our interactive floorplans, which allow you to customize your ideal floorplan for your family!

We believe that all of our homeowners deserve the very best and complete confidence in their new De Young home. We aim to provide unbeatable features, quality craftsmanship, leading-edge technology, exceptional customer service and an industry-leading warranty.

Here at De Young Properties, we like to think we know a thing or two about moms, mainly because so many are a part of our team! This Mother’s Day and always, we also salute the moms of De Young Properties, who are not only dedicated to their own families, but also to helping other families across the Valley find the home of their dreams.

Visit the De Young Welcome Center on Armstrong, south of Gettysburg in Clovis this Mother’s Day weekend, May 12-13, to receive your rose and to learn more about how De Young homes, and De Young Properties, can work for you and your family.

 

 

 

Last Chance at Discover Series Homes at De Young Trailside, Starting in the Low 300’s!

 Last Chance at Discover Series Homes at De Young Trailside, Starting in the Low 300’s!

Time is running out to discover our newest floorplans, the De Young Discover Series! These unique and flexible new floorplans are selling fast. There are only a few Discover Series homesites left at De Young Trailside at Loma Vista, and they aren’t expected to last long! The time is now to discover the home of your dreams.

The Discover Series floorplans are available exclusively at De Young Trailside and feature homes from 1,470 to 2,500 square feet with up to five bedrooms, from the low $300ks.

This floorplan series delivers contemporary style with key elements that integrate what homebuyers are seeking today – open, flexible and convenient living for generations to come. These SmartHomes are suited for a first time homebuyer, new family or someone looking to downsize. What sets these homes apart is the truly transformative approach to how these new homes are being built. They have strategically incorporated leading edge building science and technology with Advanced Framed Walls. These are just the latest efforts by De Young Properties to build the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly homes to save homebuyers money and live more comfortably!

De Young Residence 220 Floorplan - Discover Series

Discover style. Discover affordability and energy-efficiency. Discover De Young.

Visit the De Young Welcome Center on Armstrong south of Gettysburg in Clovis for your chance at one of our last Discover Series homesites at De Young Trailside at Loma Vista! Don’t miss out!

De Young Residence 150

To find your favorite De Young Discover Series home and to view our interactive floorplan layouts, visit our Discover Series page.

 

Help Us Help You – Join Our VIP Realtor Program

Help Us Help You – Join Our VIP Realtor Program

When you join the VIP Realtor Program with De Young Properties, it’s all about you and your client. We value our realty partners across the Valley, and this is our way of saying thank you for all that you do.

2016 St Jude Dream Home

It’s our continued goal to help families realize the American Dream of homeownership, and our realty partners have proved invaluable in that pursuit. That’s why we put together the De Young VIP Realtor Program – to reward the hard work and dedication of our local realtors.

For your first sale with De Young Properties as a VIP Realtor Program member, you will receive a 2.5% commission*, but we aren’t stopping there. For each additional sale you secure within 90 days of your original sale, you will receive an incredible media, commission* and benefit package – our gift to you.

This package includes:

  • 3% commission*
  • A feature article on the De Young Properties blog
  • Inclusion in De Young Properties social media accounts with thousands of fans and followers
  • For every additional sale, a $100 Gift Card to the local restaurant of your choice
  • PLUS, new in 2018, 1%* advanced commission at contract signing when there are no contingencies and personal selections are completed!

 

De Young Residence 210

Additional benefits include easy registration of your clients and regular updates to keep you in the loop on up and coming communities.  If you bring in multiple clients who purchase a De Young home, you’ll receive more commission, free promotion on De Young Properties social platforms, and gift certificates to some of the area’s finest local restaurants. You will also receive an invitation to our annual Realtor Thank You Party, during which we will honor the Top Sellers in our VIP Realtor Program.

Every time you sell a home with De Young Properties, you help us to continue our legacy of over 40 years of providing quality craftsmanship, enduring value, innovation and customer service to homeowners throughout our community. Let us say thank you.

De Young Residence 210

To become a De Young Properties VIP Realtor, simply accompany your client on their first visit at the De Young Welcome Center and let our De Young New Home Specialist know that you’d like to join this rewarding program!

*The amount or rate of real estate commissions is not fixed by law. They are set by each broker individually and may be negotiable between the seller and broker. Please click here to read Terms & Conditions.

 

De Young EnVision New Phase Opening This Weekend

De Young EnVision New Phase Opening This Weekend – New Homesites Available!

New homesites will be available this weekend at De Young EnVision, the first Grid-Connected Zero Energy Community in Central California and largest to be developed in the state of California, just in time for Earth Day! Located in the master-planned community of Loma Vista, De Young EnVision will include 36 grid-connected homes, each designed with the potential to produce as much clean energy as it consumes in a year*.

 

This weekend, De Young Properties is celebrating Earth Day with the opening of a new phase of homesites in this remarkable, Zero Energy community. Join us Saturday, April 21 for our EnVision New Phase Opening and Earth Day Celebration from 9:30a.m.–6:00p.m. at the De Young Welcome Center! Purchase during the celebration and receive a special Earth Day bonus! Both beautiful and innovative, these groundbreaking new homes are in high demand. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to live in this incredible Zero Energy community!

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with a new, zero energy home? This is your opportunity to live in a beautiful new home that you can truly be proud of – a home that offers a lower environmental impact, lower energy bills and a greater, greener life for you and your family.

De Young EnVision at Loma Vista Infographic

About Zero Energy

In order for a home to be labeled Zero Energy, also known in the homebuilding and energy industries as Zero Net Energy, it must be exceptionally energy efficient and designed with the potential to produce as much clean energy as it consumes in a year*.

Each De Young EnVision floorplan is designed as a computer energy model that allows building scientists to optimize home energy consumption and solar production. The SmartHomes use De Young EnergySmart™ features, such as heat pump water heaters that harvest energy by extracting heat from the ambient air around the unit, a performance sealed attic, advanced framed walls and ample formaldehyde-free insulation with airtight construction, among other energy efficient features.

De Young Trailside Bird Watching Park

The homes also include a solar power system designed with the potential to produce enough energy to bring net annual energy consumption to zero*. Once an EnVision Zero Energy home is built, it is up to the energy use choices of each homeowner to achieve optimum results. This simple “production and consumption” formula is guided by sophisticated U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and industry-accepted methodology and energy simulation software to predict a home’s annual energy consumption, as well as calculate how much solar must be installed to produce an equivalent amount of clean energy. Homeowner energy consumption practices are also paramount in achieving Zero Energy status as designed by De Young’s building science team.

About The Community

De Young EnVision is amidst Loma Vista’s developing 20-mile network of lush parks, nature trails and tree-lined streets in the Shaw and Highland neighborhood which also boasts beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The community is located in the highly-acclaimed Sanger Unified School District and is only a short drive from several shopping, dining and entertainment options as well as Highway 168 and the distinguished Clovis Community Medical Center.

 

EnVision homes will be available in eight floorplans ranging from 1,690 – 3,820 square feet, and prices will start in the $300,000’s. *To learn more about the Zero Energy homes at EnVision, please visit www.deyoungproperties.com/zeroenergy.

 

Join Us!

Celebrate Earth Day with a new, Earth-friendly home. Join us Saturday, April 21 for our EnVision New Phase Opening event from 9:30am-6pm at the De Young Welcome Center on Armstrong, south of Gettysburg in Clovis!