De Young Properties Honored with Best of Central Valley Business 2018 Award Recognition

De Young Properties Honored with Best of Central Valley Business 2018 Award Recognition

Monday night, over 120 invited representatives of the Central Valley’s leading businesses and organizations gathered to hear the winners of the Best of Central Valley Business awards. For the last five years, the Best of Central Valley Business Awards invites online readers of The Business Journal to vote for their favorite businesses in 35 categories.

Nearly 150,000 individual votes were cast during the six-week voting period that kicked off at the beginning of September and De Young Properties is excited to announce that we have earned recognition in not ONE, but TWO of these categories. First, as one of the Central Valley’s Best Home Builders and second, as one of the Best Central Valley Companies Supporting Local Charities!

For over 40 years, we have had a passion for building homes, a desire to ensure each customer is satisfied and true dedication to invest in our community. We are excited to keep this tradition alive.

The De Young Properties mission is simple: to improve the lives of families in Central California, do right by the environment, and to inspire others to do the same. All De Young SmartHomes are designed to save homebuyers money with EnergySmart technology, providing maximized energy savings while offering quality craftsmanship and true comfort. Additionally, De Young SmartHomes have independent inspections for third-party review. All to give homeowners a high quality, money saving home today and help create a better world to live in tomorrow.

To advance this mission, De Young recently announced a new community, De Young RidgeView. Located in Clovis, De Young RidgeView, is among the first Zero Energy communities in the San Joaquin Valley and includes 58 grid connected homes designed with the potential to produce as much clean energy as they consume in a year.

Our floorplans start in the $300’s and are 1,760 – 3,820 square feet with up to seven bedrooms, allowing the homeowner to enjoy their spacious surroundings. These SmartHomes with up to four car garages offer a wide variety of selections to flex the floorplan including Multi-Generational and a first floor bedroom suite allowing homebuyers to personalize their De Young home to their lifestyle.

The family tradition extends beyond building homes. Our team contributes time and resources to strive to better the local Central Valley community as much as possible. Since 2007, De Young Properties has been a major donor and builder of 12 St. Jude Dream Homes, helping to raise $11,628,545 to help the kids of St. Jude fight cancer and other life-threatening childhood diseases. One hundred percent of the proceeds are 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 was also the major builder and donor of a new home for a local hero on the Emmy-award winning ABC television show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Whether raising funds for children or supporting local schools, non-profits and community groups, De Young gives dreams and hope to our community.

Established in 1974 and well into its third generation, De Young Properties continues a family legacy of helping families realize the American dream of home ownership. We’ve built over 7,000 homes, making De Young synonymous with quality craftsmanship, enduring value, world-class innovation and excellent customer service. Proudly rooted in the San Joaquin Valley, our team lives here, raises their families here and shares a deep commitment to serve our community.

Our promise to you is a commitment to our homeowners, the community and the environment. We take great pride in Building Your Dreams For Three Generations.

70% Sold At De Young Aspire During Successful Pre-Grand Opening! Hurry! Don’t Miss Your Chance!

70% Sold At De Young Aspire During Successful Pre-Grand Opening! Hurry! Don’t Miss Your Chance!

De Young Properties is excited to announce a massively successful Pre-Grand Opening Event for their newest community, located in the heart of Clovis, Aspire. This community is anticipated to sell quickly after over 70% of the entire community was sold during the Pre-Grand Opening event.  Don’t miss your chance to live in this remarkable new community in a premier Clovis location!

Floorplans Perfect For Your Lifestyle

Aspire offers spacious homesites up to 12,840 square feet with Icon Series floorplans up to 3,820 square feet, starting in the high $300’s. Complete with stunning features, modern design and cutting edge technology, this series strategically incorporates leading-edge De Young EnergySmart™ and ControlSmart technology throughout for increased comfort, control, efficiency and savings. With floorplans offering up to seven bedrooms and four car garages, Icon Series homes also offer a number of options to flex your floorplan to your unique needs, including Multi-Generational designs and a first floor bedroom suite

“We are excited to launch this special community in Clovis,” said Ryan De Young, President of De Young Properties. “Aspire offers our homebuyers the complete package, convenient location, great schools, energy-efficient floorplans with generous features, all at an affordable price. This community allows our homebuyers to truly build their best life.”

Prime Location

Centrally located in Clovis, the area surrounding your new Aspire home is not only located near the distinguished Clovis Community Medical Center, with convenient access to Highway 168 but the optimally located area also offers several nearby amenities including shopping, dining, entertainment and more. Explore nearby parks such as Sierra Meadows or Sierra Bicentennial, go for a jog along the Clovis Old Town Trail, or take a quick drive for a day on the lake at Millerton, Pine Flat or Shaver. Buchanan Crossroads and Windmill Marketplace are located conveniently nearby for your everyday needs, with several other shopping and entertainment options just a short drive away including Old Town Clovis and Sierra Vista Mall.

Students will attend esteemed Clovis Unified School District schools including Clovis High School, Clark Intermediate School and Mickey Cox Elementary School; all located less than two miles from your new front door.

Happy Homebuyers

“The De Young Properties team is honest and that has been the most important thing since working with De Young,” said Erin, a new homebuyer at Aspire. “We chose Aspire because of the location. It’s in a really good neighborhood in Clovis, the shopping is great, it’s close to work, and it makes it easy to get kids to and from all of their activities,” she continued. “We chose the Residence 320 floorplan because it has a warm family feeling to it. It offers a lot of diversity because we chose the Flex Your Floorplan selection that was unique to our lifestyle.” She finished by sharing the moment she knew she was going to purchase a new De Young home at Aspire, “I knew I was going to buy a De Young home when I walked through the front door. It had a very welcoming feeling to it. I looked to my husband and said, ‘I want this house.’ It just felt like home.”

Unbeatable Features

All De Young homes provide new homebuyers maximum rewards with generous features and unparalleled quality while still remaining affordable. Each De Young home includes a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel General Electric appliances with gas cooktop or range. Other value added amenities include performance-engineered Kohler plumbing fixtures, spacious  10’ ceilings and 8’ doors that create openness throughout the home, large walk-in closets, open floorplans for easy entertaining, durable quartz and natural granite counters, as well as professional, water efficient front yard landscaping.

This incredible new community offers beautiful new homes with modern design, generous features, innovative technology and so much more, all in a premier location in the heart of Clovis. Experience all that Aspire has to offer for you and your family in order to build your best life. Visit a De Young Welcome Center today to learn more.

For a Limited Time Only: Tour the Exclusive De Young Design Studio in River Park Shopping Center!

For a Limited Time Only: Tour the Exclusive De Young Design Studio in River Park Shopping Center!

It’s your home, so why not design it for your lifestyle? For a limited time, tour the exclusive De Young Design Studio conveniently located in the River Park Shopping Center.


Create Your Own De Young Dream Home

The De Young Design Studio will be open in the River Park Shopping Center at 176 E. Via Del Parque Suite 184, directly across from Me-N-Ed’s Coney Island Grill, every weekday afternoon, through December. Take advantage of this wonderful, limited time opportunity and explore the many available options when purchasing your new De Young dream home.

This is your opportunity to explore the wide variety of personal selections that can make your new De Young home, uniquely yours. Browse finishes, peruse flooring, and explore different lighting and tile preferences. Design a new home that’s custom-tailored to complement your individual sense of comfort and style.

Whether you are a professional designer or just starting to discover your own sense of home décor style, the exclusive De Young Design Studio has something for you! With a wide variety of designer colors, textures and high-performance products to choose from and experienced professional Design Consultants to work with, the De Young Design Studio makes personalizing your new De Young home FUN, easy and uniquely personal.

Can’t Make It? Visit the Online Design Studio!

If you are unable to make it to River Park Shopping Center this holiday season, visit our Online De Young Design Studio from the comfort of your couch! The Online De Young Design Studio allows you to easily design and create the home of your dreams. The De Young Interactive Kitchen is an interactive program that allows you to customize your dream kitchen. From custom features like cabinets, countertops, faucets, floors and more, creating the perfect kitchen for you and your family has never been easier.

From the De Young Interactive Kitchen, you are just one click away from our De Young Interactive Floorplans, another fantastic and exclusive tool that we offer new De Young home buyers! This program can help you visualize your home by allowing you to choose between varying floorplan options that are best suited for your family’s lifestyle. With De Young Interactive Floorplans, you can watch the blueprint of the home shift with each selection, making this process uniquely personal.  Did you select your dream floorplan but can’t decide where the couch will go? With the Interactive Floorplan, you can also add furniture to your favorite De Young SmartHome floorplan to complete your design.

Have fun designing your De Young SmartHome floorplan! Once complete, you can save and print your personalized Interactive Floorplan directly from your computer! You can even bring your personalized floorplan with you when you visit the De Young Design Studio and use it to guide you in this personalized selection process.

Don’t let time run out! We look forward to seeing you during this exclusive, limited time opportunity!

For additional information, call 559-407-0335 or visit www.deyoungproperties.com.

Central Valley Leads California’s Green Homebuilding Education with A Path to Zero Net Energy Symposium!

Central Valley Leads California’s Green Homebuilding Education with A Path to Zero Net Energy Symposium!

(Left to right) Robert Raymer, senior engineer/technical director, California Building Industry Association, Tom Harvey, senior manager at Tesla Energy, Garth Torvestad, senior technical consultant, ConSol, Chelsea Petrenko, managing consultant, Opinion Dynamics, Brandon De Young, executive vice president, De Young Properties

The future of homebuilding and its alignment with California’s advanced energy goals took center stage at A Path to Zero Net Energy Symposium held at Fresno State earlier this month with a keynote address delivered by Commissioner Andrew McAllister of the California Energy Commission (CEC).The Symposium engaged university students from related fields, homebuilders, real estate agents, urban planners and government officials alike on everything from ZNE building science technology, policy updates and ZNE market value to decarbonization in California and advancements to California’s electrical grid.

“To reach California’s ambitious climate and energy goals, we must push past status quo thinking to get the most out of each construction investment,” said Commissioner McAllister, California Energy

Commission’s lead on energy efficiency and buildings. “This extends to not only residential construction, but also commercial construction and renovation of State buildings. To get the high level of performance we need from our buildings, each project must apply the most up-to-date clean technologies and practices, taking care to achieve long-lasting, quality installation.”

For a home to be considered ZNE, it must be exceptionally energy efficient and designed with the potential to produce – through renewable energy sources – as much clean energy as it consumes in a year.

Esteemed speaker and moderators:

(Left to right) Tom Harvey, senior manager at Tesla Energy, Chelsea Petrenko, managing consultant, Opinion Dynamics, Brandon De Young, executive vice president, De Young Properties, Garth Torvestad, senior technical consultant, Commissioner Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission, Dr. Michelle Calvarese, professor and department chair, Department of Geography and City & Regional Planning, Fresno State, Brad Hyatt, P.E., LEED AP, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Construction Management, Lyles College of Engineering, Fresno State, Dr. Andres Jauregui, associate professor and director, Gazarian Real Estate Center, Craig School of Business

The Symposium featured a keynote address delivered by Commissioner McAllister and an expert panel comprised of Robert Raymer, senior engineer/technical director, California Building Industry Association; Garth Torvestad, senior technical consultant, ConSol; Brandon De Young, executive vice president, De Young Properties; and Tom Harvey, senior manager, Tesla Energy. The panel discussion was moderated by Fresno State faculty; Dr. Michelle Calvarese, professor and department chair, Department of Geography and City & Regional Planning, College of Social Sciences; Brad Hyatt, P.E., LEED AP, associate professor and department chair, Department of Construction Management, Lyles College of Engineering; and Dr. Andres Jauregui, associate professor and director, Gazarian Real Estate Center, Craig School of Business.

“California is truly setting the standard for clean energy and the collaboration we discussed today between State regulation entities, public utilities, the homebuilding industry, educational institutions and technology companies is the synergy needed to meet these requirements and continue to serve the public and our communities in the best, most efficient way possible,” said De Young. “De Young Properties is proud of the role we have had in leading green building practices in California with our Zero Energy communities and education outreach.”

Impactful topics addressed were as follows:

Commissioner McAllister of the CEC delivered an informative keynote address that provided important insight on what the future holds for clean energy in California and the significance of ZNE education across all sectors. In his points, McAllister covered the history of the State’s clean energy goals and how the new CEC building codes provide a roadmap to achieve them, as well as the resources available to builders to help them achieve these new mandates.

Robert Raymer with the California Building Industry Association addressed California’s homebuilding

industry as a whole, covering everything from the CEC’s newly adopted residential building standards and solar mandate to residential construction design changes and the necessary workforce training to meet ZNE building science technology. Raymer also touched on the new wave of ZNE homes being constructed in a financially feasible manner for the consumer base and a growing understanding from the mortgage lending community of the market value of ZNE homes.

Garth Torvestad with ConSol discussed his company’s partnership with De Young Properties to build and study over 100 ZNE homes in Clovis, California, making up the two largest single-family ZNE subdivisions in the State. Torvestad explained the CEC’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) grant program supporting the projects, how attendees could follow up on future EPIC grant opportunities and why there is a strong focus on providing EPIC grant funds to the Central Valley region. Torvestad explained the various research components of the study and how each of them addresses different barriers to “scaling up” ZNE from one-offs and custom homes to production-scale. This includes work with a leading architect and his team to take a ground-up, design-based approach to energy, rather than looking to expensive equipment to improve efficiency after the design is complete. Torvestad introduced the ZNE topic by explaining the different definitions of ZNE, upcoming Title 24 Standards due to take effect in 2020 and what savvy builders should be doing to prepare for these changes.

Brandon De Young of De Young Properties addressed the challenges of building ZNE homes that are scalable and cost-effective to both the builder and consumer, the role of ZNE homes in the overall decarbonization in California and reasons why homebuilders should start building ZNE homes now.

Tom Harvey with Tesla Energy addressed the concept of battery storage for solar energy speaking specifically about their Powerwall home battery that can store energy to be utilized during peak consumption periods and can provide power to the home in the case of grid outages.

“Education and development of best practices in green building are key in creating real change in this industry,” said Hyatt. “The opportunity to bring this distinguished panel of experts together along with our keynote speaker for attendees today is keeping the Central Valley on track to continue to lead green building practices in California, and in turn, the nation who is watching our advancements.”

Symposium attendees concluded the day with a tour of De Young Zero Energy homes and the De Young SmartHome Experience Center highlighting a critical component of the public education needed on the benefits of ZNE construction both financially and environmentally. The De Young Zero Energy homes and SmartHome Experience Center are located at the De Young Leonard Welcome Center, 3945 Ramona Ave., Clovis, California 93619 and are open daily.


(Left to right) Chelsea Petrenko, managing consultant, Opinion Dynamics, Garth Torvestad, senior technical consultant, ConSol, Commissioner Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission, Brandon De Young, executive vice president, De Young Properties, Tom Harvey, senior manager at Tesla Energy from inside the De Young SmartHome Experience Center.

To watch a portion of A Path to Zero Net Energy Symposium on Facebook Live, click here.

De Young Properties Celebrates American Education Week!

De Young Properties Celebrates American Education Week!

This week is American Education Week and De Young Properties is thrilled to partake in the amazing opportunity to celebrate education and honor all of the individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.

Distressed that 25 percent of the country’s World War I draftees were illiterate and 9 percent were physically unfit, representatives of the National Education Association and the American Legion met in 1919 to seek ways to generate public support for education. Following this meeting, in 1921, the NEA Representative Assembly in Des Moines, Iowa, called for designation of one week each year to spotlight education. In its resolution, the NEA called for: “An educational week … observed in all communities annually for the purpose of informing the public of the accomplishments and needs of the public schools and to secure the cooperation and support of the public in meeting those needs.” American Education Week is always celebrated the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving.

This year, American Education Week is celebrated from November 12th to November 16th. You can join in the celebration of public education and honor educators across the nation with a different theme each day of the week! This year’s theme will be reflected in the following special observances each day of the week:

  • Monday, November 12, 2018: Kickoff Day
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018: Parents Day
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018: Education Support Professionals Day
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018: Educator for a Day
  • Friday, November 16, 2018: Substitute Educators Day

De Young Properties sees exemplary educational professionals as heroes in our community and would like to take this special opportunity to highlight and show appreciation for educators in the Central Valley! In the spirit of celebrating education, De Young would like to offer $1,500 in personal selections in our exclusive Design Studio to education professionals through our Heroes Program!

Visit De Young Properties Today

Interested homebuyers are encouraged to visit a De Young Welcome Center today.

Cranberry Brie Bites Recipe from De Young Properties!


With Halloween over and Thanksgiving on the rise, De Young Properties is thrilled to share one of their favorite family recipes for you to enjoy with YOUR family!

Cranberry Brie Bites are the perfect way to keep your family and holiday guests happy and satisfied while you put the final touches on that turkey and those mashed potatoes.

Cranberry Brie Bites

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tube crescent dough
  • Cooking spray, for pan
  • Flour, for rolling out dough
  • 8 oz. wheel Brie
  • 1 c. whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  • 6 sprigs of rosemary, cut into 1″ pieces.

 

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a mini-muffin tin with cooking spray. On a lightly floured surface, roll out crescent dough, and pinch seams together. Cut into 24 squares. Place squares into muffin tin slots.

Cut brie into small pieces and place inside the crescent dough. Top with a spoonful of cranberry sauce, some chopped pecans, and one little sprig of rosemary.

Bake until the crescent is golden, about 15 minutes.

Serve warm.

 

Happy Holidays and ENJOY!

Adapted recipe and photo from Delish

Vote De Young Properties as Best New Home Builder in This Year’s The Fresno Bee’s People’s Choice Awards!

Vote De Young Properties as Best New Home Builder in This Year’s The Fresno Bee’s People’s Choice Awards!


The Fresno Bee People’s Choice Awards are back!

De Young Properties has been recognized as a People’s Choice Award recipient for New Home Builder, an annual honor given to three businesses per category by the Fresno Bee based on votes received from the community, eight times in a row! We would appreciate YOUR vote this year to make that nine!

The Fresno Bee People’s Choice Awards have long been an integral part of the culture of the Central Valley by giving the community a chance to celebrate the best of the best of local businesses. Whether they are long-established or have just come onto the scene, each business has equal opportunity to earn an esteemed place of honor among past winners.

For over 40 years, De Young Properties has had a passion for building homes and a desire to ensure each customer is satisfied and true dedication to invest in our community. We are excited to keep this tradition alive.

The De Young Properties mission is simple: to improve the lives of families in Central California, do right by the environment, and to inspire others to do the same. All De Young SmartHomes are designed to save homebuyers money with EnergySmart technology, providing maximized energy savings while offering quality craftsmanship and true comfort. Additionally, De Young SmartHomes have independent inspections for third-party review, all to give homeowners a high quality, money saving home today and help create a better world to live in tomorrow.

To advance this mission, De Young recently announced De Young RidgeView. With 58 lots, De Young RidgeView is the largest single-family Zero Energy home community in California. Located in Clovis, De Young RidgeView is among the first Zero Energy communities in the San Joaquin Valley, with homes designed with the potential to produce as much clean energy as they consume in a year. Complete with a host of energy efficient features, these homes are not only ideal for the environment, but prove ideal for your family by providing greater indoor comfort and healthier indoor air quality as well as the potential for lower energy bills.

De Young RidgeView Coming Soon

De Young RidgeView offers spacious homesites up to 11,670 square feet with Zero Energy floorplans up to 3,820 square feet, starting in the low $400s. Thoughtfully designed with bold character, modern sophistication and generous features, these Zero Energy floorplans offer a variety of options to flex your floorplan including Multi-Generational designs and a first floor bedroom suite.

The family tradition extends beyond building homes. Our team contributes time and resources to the local Central Valley community, including serving as proud builder and major donor of the Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home for the last 12 years, raising over $11.6 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. De Young Properties was also the major builder and donor of a new home for a local hero on the Emmy-award winning ABC television show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Whether raising funds for children or supporting local schools, non-profits and community groups, De Young gives dreams and hope to our community.


Established in 1974 and well into its third generation, De Young Properties continues a family legacy of helping families realize the American dream of home ownership. We’ve built over 7,000 homes, making De Young synonymous with quality craftsmanship, enduring value, world-class innovation and excellent customer service. Proudly rooted in the San Joaquin Valley, our team lives here, raises their families here and shares a deep commitment to serve our community.

Our promise to you is a commitment to our homeowners, the community and the environment. We take great pride in Building Your Dreams for Three Generations.

Please also consider voting for our affiliates, as well:

Best Mortgage Company – De Young Mortgage

Best Real Estate Company – De Young Realty

After 40 years, we are still grateful to our community for your continued support.

Veteran’s Day Profile: Veteran Homeowner works with De Young Properties and their Heroes Program to Make His Dreams Come True!

Veteran’s Day Profile: Veteran Homeowner works with De Young Properties and their Heroes Program to Make His Dreams Come True!


Duty, honor, country and the rest of the ideals that have made and inspired great American Armed Forces for generations are extremely important to everyone at De Young Properties. As Veteran’s Day approaches, De Young Properties would like to pay tribute to our active military and veterans alike in honor of their service, sacrifice and commitment to our country.

We are so thankful for our active military and veterans and the sacrifices they make to protect us all, which is why we do all we can to support those who have served our country, including offering service members both past and present $1,500 in Design Studio personal selections through our Heroes Program and VA loans through our affiliate, De Young Mortgage.

De Young Properties, along with De Young Mortgage, is proud to have made home ownership a reality for many veterans in our community and are happy to create financing options to allow for even more new Veteran homebuyers, including Central Valley native David Agbisit, a United States Marine Corps Veteran. David, who served in the USMC from 1986-1994, just purchased his first De Young Properties home in De Young Trailside at Loma Vista, located in Clovis.

When asked what Veteran’s Day means to him, David said, “Veteran’s Day is a day to honor and recognize the men and women who signed a blank check to protect this country and its people, regardless of race, orientation, or affiliation from all enemies foreign and domestic until we are physically or mentally unable.” According to David, when it comes to his military service, he is most proud of, “Just being to serve my country and to call myself a United States Marine. I take that path to heart and will defend this country until I die.”

David and his wife, Elizabeth, worked with the De Young Mortgage Team to help provide them with a stress-free process of exploring special financing programs and selecting which path was right for them. ”Our experience with De Young Mortgage was honest, respectful and easy to work with during this process.” David said.

“We chose De Young Properties because of their craftsmanship and reputation but we mainly chose them due to the fact they were the only ones to reach and to act like they cared. They’ve been 100% genuine and helpful throughout the whole process.” he added. David and Elizabeth are excited about moving in and knowing the home is theirs, as well as meeting and making some good friends in the Trailside community. “We would 100% recommend De Young Mortgage and De Young Properties to our family and friends.” David stated.

The professionals at De Young Mortgage are well acquainted with the Veterans Home Loan as well as the FHA, USDA and other conventional loans. Owning a De Young home has never been easier with a variety of down payment assistance programs, the team is sure to find an option suitable for almost anyone.

Whether you’re looking to purchase a home for the first time or just refinancing, our goal is to provide the same high level of service and integrity that matches the De Young name.

To learn more about a VA Home Loan or any other financing programs through De Young Mortgage, call (559) 439-9494.

Want to learn more about how De Young Properties supports our active service members and veterans? Visit the De Young Welcome Center today on Leonard and Dakota, south of Ashlan in Clovis to discover the De Young difference and to find a home that will serve you as you have served us!

Explore the Possibilities with De Young’s Online Interactive Home Design Tools!

Explore the Possibilities with De Young’s Online Interactive Home Design Tools!

With De Young’s flexible floorplans, exceptional customer service and interactive website design, finding the perfect De Young floorplan for your family is easier than ever! De Young Properties offers beautiful Icon Series floorplans, which include incredible features and remarkable flexibility to make your floorplan your own! As always, you’re invited to visit us at one of our two De Young Welcome Centers in Clovis to speak with a New Home Specialist about our innovative floorplan options, or you can find your perfect floorplan from the comfort of your home with our online interactive home design tools!

Residence 320 - Cottage Elevation - De Young Properties Leonard Welcome Center

De Young Properties is committed to ensuring that all of our homebuyers have a smooth, effortless homebuying process. As part of this commitment, we worked to develop and integrate multiple interactive elements into our website to help our customers visualize and customize their future De Young SmartHome!

De Young Interactive Floorplans

Customize your floorplan with our De Young Interactive Floorplans! This program can help you visualize your home by allowing you to choose between varying floorplan options that are best suited for your family’s lifestyle. You also have the opportunity to Flex Your Floorplan with additional options that are unique to that specific floorplan. Considering a Multi-Generational floorplan or a 4-car tandem garage? With De Young Interactive Floorplans, you can watch the blueprint of the home shift with each selection, making this process uniquely personal.

Did you select your dream floorplan but can’t decide where the couch will go? With the Interactive Floorplan, you can also add furniture to your favorite De Young SmartHome floorplan to complete your design. Anything from a king sized bed to a grand piano to a toaster over can be placed in your floorplan. Don’t stop there, you can also add additional components to your house – speakers, cameras, outlets. Spend some time to figure out what will work best for you and your family’s lifestyle.

Have fun designing your De Young SmartHome floorplan! Once complete, you can save and print your personalized Interactive Floorplan directly from your computer!

De Young Kitchen Changer

The De Young Kitchen Changer is an interactive program that allows you to customize your dream kitchen. Play with different backsplashes, cabinets, countertops, flooring and more to create the perfect kitchen for you and your family!


Explore Our Interactive Home Design Tools Today!

Each of these programs are designed with our customers in mind, helping you to create the home you’ve been dreaming of with just a few clicks! Be sure to explore all of our flexible floorplan options to find the perfect fit for you and your family. There’s something for everyone with De Young Properties. Happy exploring!

De Young Properties Helps to Successfully Raise $957,100 With 12th St. Jude Dream Home!

De Young Properties Helps to Successfully Raise $957,100 With 12th St. Jude Dream Home!

The 2018 St. Jude Dream Home was given away to Stan Ruiz of Kingsburg who was selected as the lucky winner of the approximately 2,144 sq. ft. home in the De Young Trailside at Loma Vista community in Clovis during the October 28th live television broadcast on FOX26.

2018 St Jude Dream Home

With overwhelming support by the community who dug deep and donated, the 2018 Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway successfully raised $957,100 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! Since 2007, De Young Properties has been a major donor and builder of 12 St. Jude Dream Homes, helping to raise $11,628,545 to help the kids of St. Jude fight cancer and other life-threatening childhood diseases. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be 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.

“Every year I see it and I tell myself, I’ve got to buy a ticket, I’ve got to buy a ticket. I’ve got to support this cause. So finally, I decided to do it and I didn’t buy just one, I bought several; I think the total number was 10. And I couldn’t be happier that I did,” stated 2018 St. Jude Dream Home winner, Stan Ruiz. “The overall design of the home and how it’s all put together is unbelievable,” Stan added. His wife, Lise Ruiz, was most impressed with the kitchen and the master bedroom suite. Lise said, “Everything is just tied together so well and it’s so beautifully laid out. It feels like some place where you want to come home and relax and it’s just beautiful.”

When asked what Stan and Lise were most excited about, their answer was simple. “You want an honest answer? It’s where the money went, it’s those kids. Next year, everybody should buy at least one. If you don’t win, don’t worry about it. Just look at what’s going to happen with $100, it’s going to go a long way.”

Cathy Franzell also won big and was the recipient of the De Young Properties $1,000 Thank You Giveaway! Thanks to the support of countless amazing donors, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was able to give away so much more than just the St. Jude Dream Home. See below for a complete list of winners!

“We strongly believe in our responsibility to help others, which is why the St. Jude’s Dream Home Giveaway is so important to us and our entire De Young team. We are grateful to our community’s continued support of our business – a community that has given so much to us, which is why we are so passionate about giving back. In fact, we are even more passionate today than we were in 2007 when we first partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We are honored to be a donor and builder of our 12th St. Jude Dream Home in this war against childhood cancer. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital positively affects the lives of families across the country, in addition to giving us the opportunity to change the life of a local family,” said Paula De Young of De Young Properties. “This amazing pediatric research center, that not only treats life threatening cases in children, also freely gives guidance to doctors around the world and here in the Central Valley. We count ourselves fortunate to be able to help such an important cause”

The 2018 St. Jude Dream Home is one of the most popular De Young floorplans, the Residence 210 with a beautiful Cottage elevation, and will offer three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a formal dining room, spacious den and an open-air courtyard with a gorgeous stone accented fireplace.

With celebrity designer, Michael Moloney, donating his design talent and resources once again as Design Ambassador for this year’s St. Jude Dream Home, the home boasts a long list of special features, including fashionable quartz and granite counters from Granite Mountain Stone Design, premium designer maple cabinetry and professional closet design from KraftMaid Cabinetry and stainless steel Bosch appliances with a gas range, washer, dryer and built-in refrigerator. In addition, premium-grade wood-look porcelain tile floors by Shaw Floors, spacious 10’ ceilings, professional and water efficient front and back yard landscaping, and Energy Star approved Eagle Brand Cool Roof Tile.

The prime Clovis location of the St. Jude Dream Home is in the De Young Trailside at Loma Vista community which is within walking distance to Reagan Educational Center and located within the greater 3,300-acre Loma Vista master-planned community designed by the City of Clovis. In addition, it is a short drive from Clovis Community Medical Center and a variety of entertainment and dining options including the Sierra Vista Mall, The Square at Campus Pointe, Old Town Clovis and even Wild Water Adventure Park. Easy access to Highway 168 and Herndon Avenue can provide a fast work commute during the week and a family outing to Shaver or Huntington lakes on the weekend and even more.

De Young Properties would like to once again thank everyone in the community who contributed their hard-earned dollars to this worthy cause. They are appreciative of everyone who donated, volunteered or purchased a ticket to win this year’s St. Jude Dream Home, and feel privileged to be able to help such an important cause.

COMPLETE LIST OF 2018 WINNERS:

  • DREAM HOME HOUSE: Stan Ruiz of Kingsburg
  • DE YOUNG PROPERTIES $1,000 GIVEAWAY: Cathy Franzell
  • MOR FURNITURE $10,000 SHOPPING SPREE: Pat McComb of Fresno
  • HAWAII GETAWAY FOR TWO: Alma Rodriguez of Fresno
  • $10,000 DESIGN-YOUR-OWN SHOPPING SPREE: Marilyn Clark of Clovis
  • FRESNO GRIZZLIES ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE: Robert Kuzic of Fresno
  • GREAT AMERICAN CAR WASH EXTERIOR DETAIL: Delorez Braze of Fresno
  • CHATTAM & WELLS FRANKLIN MATTRESS SET: Michael Bird of Fresno
  • 65′ HD 4K TV: Richard Escobedo of Orosi
  • BRIZO ARTESSO SMARTTOUCH KITCHEN FAUCET: Thomas Munton of Coarsegold
  • LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY HANDBAG: Sam Johnson of Porterville
  • $1,000 AMERICAN EXPRESS GIFT CARD: Arlene Williams of Coarsegold