De Young Properties Honored With Best of Clovis Award Recognition!

De Young Properties Honored With Best of Clovis Award Recognition!

Best of Clovis Logo 2017 Logo

Exciting news – De Young Properties has been named a Best New Home Builder for The Fresno Bee’s annual Best of Clovis contest. We would like to thank the community for their vote!
We are honored and humbled when we are recognized for our innovation, industry leadership, and philanthropic efforts as they are nice reminders of our hard work and dedication. More importantly, this award represents our commitment to quality and value in every one of our homes.

De Young Properties is a proud new home builder in Clovis. Find the De Young community that fits your lifestyle! De Young Trailside, located in east Clovis, easily accommodates every phase of life. With parks located within the community and easy access to nearby parks and walking trials, outdoor living is a breeze. If that’s not enough, a top education center is located just down the street. Let’s not forget that the De Young SmartHome works together to improve efficiency, security, financial control and quality of life. De Young Trailside… a special place, naturally connected.

Additionally, De Young Properties is currently selling their stylish, Move-In Ready Model Homes located within Clovis with numerous features, mature landscaping, De Young SmartHome technology, Clovis Unified School District, as well as the unparalleled quality and craftsmanship that you expect in a De Young home.

One of the available Move-In Ready Model Homes is a Zero Energy Home, which means it is designed to produce as much energy as it consumes each year, which also zeroes it energy-related carbon impact on the environment. This home supports the California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan that will eventually require all new homes in California to be Zero Energy. With this home, you can live in tomorrow’s home, today!
To learn more about De Young Properties and our communities within Clovis, California, please visit a Welcome Center.

Thank you again for your support!

Author: Paula De Young

 

Summer Lovin’ Grilled Corn Recipe Using Fresno State Sweet Corn!

De Young Properties Summer Lovin’ Grilled Corn Adapted recipe and photo from Culinary Ginger Summer Lovin’ Grilled Corn

Ingredients

  • 1 bulb garlic, very top cut off to expose cloves
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 ears of sweet corn, we recommend Fresno State Sweet Corn; husks pulled back or removed
  • 3 tablespoons plus 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 teaspoons fresh basil, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat grill on high
  2. Drizzle the garlic bulb with oil and wrap in aluminum foil
  3. Brush 3 tablespoons of butter all over corn ears
  4. Add the garlic to the grill 20-25 minutes before the corn
  5. Add the cobs to the grill and grill until each side gets a nice char, turning often and checking so they don’t burn
  6. Remove both the corn and the garlic
  7. Cover the corn with foil to keep warm while you prepare the butter
  8. Open the foil to allow the garlic to cool so you can handle it.
  9. In a bowl, add the remaining 4 tablespoons softened butter, the cooled garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Mash and mix well.
  10. To a shallow bowl add the Parmesan cheese and basil, mix well.
  11. Spread the butter all over the corn cobs, then sprinkle on the Parmesan and basil.
  12. Enjoy!

Adapted recipe and photo from Culinary Ginger

Have Fun with Dad this Father’s Day – 7 Suggestions to Help Celebrate!

Who’s the man? Dad’s the man! This weekend, celebrate Father’s Day with the man who does it all. From jazz music to a Grizzlies’ game, you’re sure to find something happening in the Fresno and Clovis area that your father will enjoy!

1. Father’s Day Blues Fest

Treat your Dad to an afternoon of Blues at the 8th annual Tower District Father’s Day Blues Festival on Sunday, June 18 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the soothing sounds of jazz on the Saint Therese Church Lawn on Floradora & Maroa avenues in the Tower District.

 

2. Father’s Day Run/Walk

Come celebrate Fresno’s 51st Father’s Day Run/Walk with your dad! The event will be held on Sunday, June 18, at Woodward Park, with a 2 Mile Run/Walk at 8 a.m., followed by a 6 mile run at 8:30 a.m. All ages are welcome! Click here to sign up.

 

3. Virtual Father’s Day SUPER Dad 5K!

From Saturday, June 3 to Friday, June 30, complete a 5K with your dad on your own time! This virtual race will be raising funds for SOLES 4 SOULS, an organization dedicated to providing shoes and clothing to people around the world. Sign up now and receive your medal in the mail after completion!

 

4. Fresno Grizzlies’ Game

Take him out to the ball game! Watch the Fresno Grizzlies play El Paso on Saturday, June 17 at 7:05 p.m. or Sunday, June 18 at 5:05 p.m. There’s nothing like sharing a large bag of peanuts with Dad.

5. San Joaquin River Parkway

Is your father a fan of the outdoors? San Joaquin River Parkways offers 15 parks, trails and river access points for you to visit with your dad. From Friant Cove to Sycamore Island, you’re bound to find an outdoor adventure that your father would enjoy.

 

6. Father’s Day Fundamental Ground Grappling for Self Defense

What better way to start your morning out than grappling with your dad? Drop by the Fresno School of Self Defense from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to learn the fundamentals of ground grappling. All you have to do is sign up!

7. Visit a De Young Welcome Center!

You may be wondering why Dad would want to visit our Welcome Center for Father’s Day, but trust us, he’ll appreciate what we have to offer! De Young Properties provides open floorplans, gourmet kitchens and spacious backyards. Additionally, there are plenty of ways for dad to personalize his floorplan to his lifestyle including a 3-car super garage with extra storage for a workshop; 4-car garage to park the boat; multiple dens, lofts and bonus rooms that can be used as a man cave, sports room or private office; oversized Great Rooms for hosting Super Bowl parties; and wrap around porches perfect for hosting summer barbeques. There is no doubt that dad will be happy with his gift this year. Swing by a Welcome Center to learn more about these floorplans!

From all of us at De Young Properties, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Photo Credit:

(1) Barstool Sports, (2) Run Sign Up, (3) Fresno Grizzlies

 

6 Reasons Why Dad Will Love a De Young Home!

Dads like functional homes. Homes that are cost-efficient and give them the space they need to work on projects when they aren’t at work. De Young Properties offers floorplans that will give your Dad these features and more. He’ll be able to do the activities he loves without having to leave home.
1. The Perfect Host

Does your dad like to throw backyard parties? Does he like having family and friends over to enjoy each other’s company and a BBQ dinner? De Young homes offer spacious backyards with large, covered patios. There’s enough room for the kids to play, and for the parents to sit and catch up on family and careers. For smaller get-togethers with the guys, De Young even offers a home with an open-air courtyard in the center of the home.

 

2. Dad Downtime

All of our dads work hard and deserve some peace and quiet and a De Young balcony is just the place. Dad will be able to wake up in the morning and sit on the balcony to listen to the birds sing, or to lean on the railing and watch the sun set. It’s these moments of peace that can help your dad reconnect with nature and have a break from the business of the world.

3. Tinkering, Tools and Toys

Everyone knows that dads love their tools and toys. There is always something in the garage that they are tinkering with! Select De Young floorplans provide a Super 3-car garage that includes a space for a workshop. There is even a customized 4-car garage which offers a place to park the boat. Not only would Dad be happy, but Mom would be happy that there is a designated spot for all of Dad’s “things”!

 

4. Tech-Savvy Daddy

Some dads just have to have their technology. There are dads that build computers, dads that have home theaters and dad with top-notch security systems. With De Young ControlSmart, your dad can add to his technology arsenal. He can program house lights, automatically lock doors and get real time notifications on his smartphone with ControlSmart. Not only that, but there are plenty of other De Young SmartHome personal selections to invest in, like smart thermostats, video doorbell, and a connected home security system. Your dad will be giddy from all of the high-tech features!

De Young ControlSmart features

5. Monsieur Chef

If your dad is passionate about cooking, give him the kitchen he deserves! All De Young homes come with a gourmet kitchen that your dad will love. You will find stainless steel, energy-efficient General Electric quality appliances, such as a 4 or 5-burner gas cooktop/range and a self-cleaning oven and microwave. You will also find a walk-in pantry for all of Dad’s cooking ingredients and a large island for Dad to prep the food. The openness of the De Young floorplans easily allows the chef to entertain while he cooks! It’s perfect!

 

6. The Man Cave

Even if he won’t admit it, every dad wants a man cave. He wants a place where he can go to relax, watch sports and play poker with his friends, or maybe he just wants a room where he decides on the décor. De Young Homes offer a Bonus Room/Loft selection that can make your dad’s dream come true. If it’s your idea to get the man cave, he may let you join him in there…food for thought!

No matter what your dad enjoys, De Young Properties has the perfect home for him. For Father’s Day, swing by a De Young Welcome Center so he can see all of the features a De Young home has to offer.

Photo Credit:

(3) DudeLiving

Save Thousands at the De Young Model Home Sale!

Save Thousands at the De Young Model Home Sale!

 

Now is the best time to make your move to a De Young Model Homes. Why you ask? These homes include stylish designer features, large lots with prime Clovis locations, mature landscaping, De Young SmartHome technology, Clovis Unified School District, as well as the unparalleled quality and craftsmanship that you expect in a De Young home. Act now and you can save thousands on the De Young home of your dreams.

Priced at a great value, these stunning homes include many high-end features, with no expense spared. The one and two-story Model Homes feature open, spacious floorplans, perfect for entertaining. In addition, you can be ready to host your first barbeque in your new home thanks to the beautiful mature landscaping and gourmet kitchens.

Each Model Home is on a spacious homesite in a prime Clovis location, giving you access to the award-winning Clovis Unified School District. You can also enjoy outdoor living with nearby parks and walking trails for family adventures.

There has already been quite a bit of interest and you don’t want to miss out! To learn more about these highly desired Model Homes, some of which are available for quick move-in, visit a De Young Welcome Center today!

Author: Ryan De Young

Purchase One Of The First Zero Energy Homes In The Central Valley At De Young Sierra Crossing!

Purchase One Of The First Zero Energy Homes In The Central Valley At De Young Sierra Crossing!

Attend Open House on Saturday, June 10 from 1pm – 5pm

De Young Zero Energy Home - Res 210

We are excited to announce that on Saturday, June 10 we will debut our new Zero Energy Home, which is now available for purchase. An Open House to view this forward-thinking home will be held Saturday, June 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at De Young Sierra Crossing located at Sierra and Randy Avenue in Clovis. As a leading energy-efficient builder in the Central Valley, we take pride in being able to provide forward-thinking advanced building science and technology to homebuyers.
The De Young Zero Energy Home is designed to produce as much energy as it consumes each year, which also zeros its energy-related carbon impact on the environment. The advanced building science utilized to achieve zero energy results in significant savings on energy bills, making it a very smart decision for financial and environmental reasons. In addition, Zero Energy Homes are much more healthy and comfortable to live in.
This Zero Energy Home is the first in the Central Valley designed specifically to be available for purchase, and it supports California’s Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan that will require all new residential buildings in California to be Zero Net Energy (ZNE). The De Young Zero Energy Home is the result of years of research and development, optimizing its design and features, including Advanced Framed Walls, a Performance Sealed Attic, an upgraded air conditioning system and a specifically-sized solar system to offset annual energy use. The price for this home will start at $421,000.

“At De Young, we always strive to push the envelope, advancing our building science and technology to stay at the forefront of high-tech, high-performance homebuilding,” said Brandon De Young of De Young Properties. “Utilizing what we learned with the construction and monitoring of our first Zero Energy Home in 2013, combined with years of further research and development, we have defined the most effective path of building a Zero Energy Home in today’s world. This breakthrough makes purchasing a Zero Energy Home financially feasible for homebuyers here in the Central Valley today, and is a momentous step towards what is coming next in today’s housing market – zero energy homes for the public at large.”

The De Young Zero Energy Home is part of PG&E’s Zero Net Energy Production Builder Demonstration program that supports California’s ZNE construction goals. Through the program, PG&E provides design consultation before, during and after the construction of the home. Once homeowners move in, PG&E monitors the house for 12 months to evaluate the home’s energy performance as well as identify opportunities for future enhancements to design, construction or occupant considerations for ZNE homes. The cost to achieve Zero Energy has been on the decline and is now more affordable than ever before. When compared to traditional homes, PG&E has found that ZNE homes work better functionally, are healthier and more comfortable for occupants and are more affordable to operate.
The De Young Zero Energy Home includes 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3-car tandem garage, dining room and an Open-Air Courtyard with stone-accented fireplace to increase the synergy of indoor/outdoor living. In addition to the advanced building science features that include Advanced Framed Walls and a Performance Sealed Attic, the home will also offer generous amenities including a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel General Electric appliances with gas cook top, performance-engineered Kohler plumbing fixtures, spacious 10’ ceilings and 8’ doors, mosaic glass tiles, popular wood beams, as well as professional front yard landscaping.
The Zero Energy Home located in the De Young Sierra Crossing community located at Sierra and Randy Avenue in Clovis. This community is part of the award-winning Clovis Unified School District, giving you access to Buchanan High School, Alta Sierra Intermediate and Cole Elementary and is within walking distance to Old Town Clovis.

De Young has a long commitment to the environment and enjoys building homes with state-of-the-art features that will benefit both the homeowner and the environment long term. In 2013, De Young Properties introduced their first Zero Energy Home, which has since been used as a Model Home so De Young and PG&E could monitor its performance. This community has now been completed and, as such, this Model is now for sale, as well. This home was a big step beyond the De Young Zero Electric Home that was released in 2010.

To learn more about this one-of-a-kind home, attend the Open House on Saturday, June from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at De Young Sierra Crossing located at Sierra and Randy Avenue in Clovis. For more information, please call 559-656-0600.

 

Exciting Construction Update at De Young Trailside!

Exciting Construction Update at De Young Trailside!
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: We’re excited to announce the first homes in our De Young Trailside at Loma Vista community have started!

Stay tuned for all the latest Trailside community updates by liking our De Young Properties Facebook page today.

 

Don’t miss your chance to own a De Young SmartHome at #DeYoungTrailside, visit deyoungproperties.com/communities/trailside or call 559-248-1050 now!

Author, Ashley De Young

 

De Young Properties Speaks at Build It Green Conference – Beyond Energy Efficiency!

De Young Properties Speaks at Build It Green Conference

Beyond Energy Efficiency

The California Energy Commission is forging on towards requiring all new residential and commercial construction to be Zero Net Energy. This means that the total amount of energy used by a building annually is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on site. The Build It Green “Beyond Energy Efficiency” Conference held on May 18 in San Leandro, CA discussed upcoming changes in energy efficiency practices and ways business owners can implement these new practices into their business.

Brandon De Young - Build It Green - Beyond Energy Efficiency

The conference included cutting-edge workshops that delivered practical knowledge for businesses to implement immediately. Zero Net Energy and High Performing Homes, Health and Indoor Quality, Advanced Water Conservation and Low-Carbon Homes/Electrification were among the key topics discussed. The workshops were led by top industry experts and hundreds of every-day building and home professionals.

Brandon De Young - Build It Green - Beyond Energy Efficiency

Among these speakers was our very own Brandon De Young! He shared his experience in developing the first Zero Net Energy production home in Central California, which is open for daily tours at our Armstrong Welcome Center in Clovis.

“It was a great day of interaction surrounding best practices and strategies to push towards very high performance homes and Zero Net Energy,” said Brandon De Young. “I was able to speak about our company’s path towards ZNE and hinted at the exciting things we have coming soon.”

Brandon De Young - Build It Green - Beyond Energy Efficiency

The highlight of the conference was hearing from Keynote Speaker, Commissioner Andrew McAllister with the California Energy Commission (CEC).  Commissioner McAllister has been working on clean energy deployment and policy for his entire career. He began with project engineering and development, which then evolved into program design and implementation and ended in the policy arena. McAllister has worked across the globe, developing renewable energy generation, energy efficiency investments, and energy management systems, with counterparts ranging from tiny remote communities to the largest of utilities.

De Young Properties is excited for the upcoming changes involving Zero Net Energy and the impact it will have on communities. If you are interested in learning more about Zero Net Energy and the Zero Energy Home that De Young Properties offers, visit a De Young Welcome Center today!

Author: Paula De Young

Photo Credit: Build It Green

How A De Young Multi-Generational Floorplan Could Be The Best Gift For Your Graduate

How A De Young Multi-Generational Floorplan Could Be The Best Gift For Your Graduate

Summer is almost here, which means graduation season. Congratulations to all high school and college students who have made it to this achievement; it’s something to celebrate! With graduation comes change, including where students will live next. Parents, listen up! De Young Properties may have what you are in search of…
The Central Valley offers a handful of college options including California State University, Fresno; Fresno Pacific University; Fresno City College; and Clovis Community College. With these great local options, many high school graduates may decide to stay in town for college and with that decision, they may want to continue living at home. Parents, don’t fret, it is becoming more common for young adults to choose to live with their parents after turning 18 instead of moving out. However, though they may be living at home, students want to be more independent and have their privacy. How can they live at home and still feel independent?

While high school graduates are staying in town for school, college students are graduating and some are wanting to move back home. This may cause an issue since college grads will be going from living independently to living with their parents again. They want to continue living their accustomed lifestyle, but how can they now that their parents are around?

The answer: De Young Properties offers Multi-Generational floorplans that are perfect for families in either of these situations. The De Young Multi-Gen floorplans provide a second, separate living space, giving your grad the independence they seek. They were designed specifically to allow multiple generations to live comfortably under the same roof.

The De Young Multi-Gen floorplan includes a bath, bedroom, kitchenette, living room and private entry! De Young Properties offers multiple floorplans that can be personalized as Multi-Gen to fit the homeowner’s lifestyle. Not only are these floorplans perfect for your student, but they are also beneficial if a grandparent or loved one needs to move in the coming years.
When trying to decide on that perfect gift for your graduate, consider a De Young Multi-Gen home. For more information, visit a De Young Welcome Center today.

Author: Ryan De Young

Photo Credit: 1) Fresno State News

 

Preparing To Travel? Secure Your Home This Summer With ControlSmart Technology

Preparing To Travel? Secure Your Home This Summer With ControlSmart Technology

The weather is heating up, school is coming to a close and the air conditioning is always running; it must be summertime! What does this mean? It’s time for summer vacation! Get ready to book the hotel, find someone to feed the dog, take your luggage bags out of storage and buy some sunscreen. You and your family are ready to travel, but is your home ready?
At De Young you can travel with peace of mind with ControlSmart technology – a way to control and monitor your home, even when you are away. Have the ability to check on your home, control the lights, and lock doors from your Smartphone, no matter where you are. Included in each De Young home, you will receive the Samsung SmartThings Hub, a Smart Lock and a Smart Light! And with a plethora of additional SmartHome personal selections to invest in, like smart thermostats, a video doorbell, and a connected home security system, you can be in complete control.
How can these products protect your home? Let’s take a look at a few examples!

  • Smart Locks: Never worry about if you locked the door when you left home. With Smart Locks, you can unlock your door automatically when you come home and lock automatically when everyone leaves the house.

  • Smart Lights: Save energy, time, and money with Smart Lights. These lights can be automatically programmed to turn off when a room is empty, come on or off at specific times of the day or if there’s motion and be controlled remotely.

  • Stay Connected: Receive real-time notifications on your smartphone or tablet with the help of these devices and other add-on devices, when people come or go from your home, when doors and windows have been left opened or unlocked, or if there is motion detected while you are away.
With De Young ControlSmart technology, you can leave home feeling at ease whether it is just for an hour or for your family vacation. Now, time to start packing! For more information, visit a De Young Welcome Center today.

Author: Brandon De Young