Experience Extreme Savings through January 15 at De Young Properties

De Young Properties takes pride in our dedication to serving our local community, and this weekend marks a special anniversary for us in our endeavor to give back to the area we call home. In January of 2009, De Young Properties built a home for a local hero on the Emmy-Award winning television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

De Young Properties Extreme Savings

To celebrate the anniversary of this special home and to continue our commitment to the Valley community, we are offering extreme savings through Monday, January 15. These savings truly live up to the title of “extreme” –  you have the opportunity to receive thousands of dollars in financing and personal selections in the De Young Design Studio, offered in celebration of Fresno’s one and only Extreme Makeover: Home Edition home.

Nine years ago, De Young Properties joined forces with the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition design team and the Fresno community to give back to a local hero, Mary Ann Riojas. Inspired by Mary Ann’s own commitment to our community, we jumped at the chance to build a beautiful, quality-constructed, energy-efficient and certified green home for Mary Ann and her four children, better suited for their special needs.

De Young Residence 210

As a three generation homebuilder, the De Young Properties team is proudly rooted in the San Joaquin Valley, having built over 7,000 homes throughout the area. Our team lives here, raises our families here and shares a deep commitment to serving our community. As part of this commitment, we are dedicated to supporting beneficial programs and groups, donating both our time and resources to causes that matter. We are proud to support these charitable organizations and endeavors, including St. Agnes Medical Center Foundation, Fresno State and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to name a few. For a complete list of our partners and to learn more about our commitment to our community, visit our Community Commitment page.

Help us celebrate the anniversary of our partnership with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition during our Extreme Savings event, continuing through January 15.

De Young Residence 220 Floorplan - Discover Series

Visit our Welcome Center today to take advantage of thousands of dollars in savings!

2017 Award Winners from the De Young Properties Realtor Thank You Party!

We’re honored to announce the 2017 Award Winners from the De Young Properties Realtor Thank You Party!

Thank you to each of you who were able to attend our very first Realtor Thank You Party.
We would like to honor the Top Sellers in our VIP Realtor Program. Watch the video below to see who won the 2017 Broker Company of the Year and Real Estate Agent of the Year Awards!

Broker Company of the Year:

– Silver Award Winners –

Guarantee Real Estate (David Moua accepting the award on behalf of Guarantee Real Estate with Ryan De Young)

De Young Properties Realtor Awards - Silver Award, Guarantee Real Estate!

Realty Concepts (not pictured)

– Gold Winner –

Fisher Real Estate Services (James Piccolo accepting the award on behalf of Fisher Real Estate with Ryan De Young)
De Young Properties Realtor Awards - James Piccolo accepting the award for the Gold Winner, Fisher Real Estate Services!

Real Estate Agent of the Year:

– Silver Award Winner –

Sid & Amy Tuck (Eric Armenta accepting the award on behalf of Sid Tuck with Ryan De Young)

De Young Properties Realtor Awards - Eric Armenta accepting the award for the Silver Winner, Sid Tuck!

– Gold Award Winner –

Eddie Rendon (not pictured)

Haven’t heard of our VIP Realtor Program? Click the button below to become more involved. We love every opportunity to work for you and your clients!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe From De Young!

 Celebrate the Holidays with Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Optional garnishes – whipped cream, marshmallow, candy canes
Directions
  1. In a small sauce pan over low heat, add milk and chocolate. Heat until the chocolate is melted, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the sugar and peppermint extract until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Pour into festive holiday mugs and top with garnish, if desired.
  4. ENJOY!

Serving size: 2

Adapted recipe and photo from Dinner, Dishes and Desserts

5 Questions with our VIP Realtor, Eddie Rendon! 

5 Questions with our VIP Realtor, Eddie Rendon! 

Eddie Rendon from Movoto - De Young VIP Realtor1. Why have your customers decided to buy from De Young Properties?

Buying from De Young has been an easy decision for several of my Buyers.  When you visit builder to builder, the value is apparent when you compare features and prices. 

De Young takes pride in each and every home they build, and they’ve built a solid reputation and brand over the last 70 years.  The combination of great value, a great product, and a reputable builder have made several of my homes buyers pick De Young.

2. How does De Young Properties set themselves apart from other homebuilders?

What I love about De Young Properties is their philanthropy.  The St. Jude Dream Home program has raised millions and millions of dollars for childhood cancer patients and their families.  De Young is truly making a difference year after year, and it setting the tone for homegrown companies that want to make a difference.

De Young Residence 210i - Tuscan Elevation3. Why do you like working with De Young Properties?

Honest answer, I love working with the staff.  De Young has done an excellent job with recruiting talented and intelligent individuals.  From the salespersons, to the construction staff; everyone you come into contact with will be smiling and positive.

2017 St Jude Dream Home

4. What do you enjoy about being a realtor in Fresno and Clovis?

I love making the American Dream come true for my homebuyers.  A homebuyer will deal with over a dozen people in the purchase transaction, and the one person they’ll remember for years to come is; their Realtor.  I still remember being a passenger in my parent’s Realtor’s car in the 80’s.  I like bringing a mix of today’s technology and good “old fashioned concierge service”  to each and every one of my clients.

De Young Residence 210

5. Where do you see the Central Valley Real Estate market going in 2017?

Coming into the new year, the Central Valley Real Estate market is anyone’s prediction.  With 2017 being so strong, I see continued forward momentum in 2018.  I will predict moderate appreciation, and will predict that mortgage interest rates stay stable.  New home building and land acquisition activity will continue to grow, and I hope to expect an increase in resale homes inventory.  2018 should be a great year for all homebuyers and home sellers!

 

CONTACT EDDIE:

Eddie Rendon, Managing Broker
The iTeam of Movoto Real Estate
559-960-7270 Direct
erendon2@hotmail.com
www.EddieRendon.com

Winter Is Around The Corner – Make Sure Your Home Is Ready!

Winter Home Maintenance Tips!

Windows:
  • Window coverings are an important part of your home’s heating and cooling system. On sunny cold days, opening window coverings (drapes, blinds, or shutters) may aid in heating your home.
Drains:
  • Inspect drains, inlets, and catch basins for blockages.
Gutters and Downspouts:
  • Check and clear gutters of all debris every six months and after thunderstorms.
AC/Furnace:
  • Check HVAC System and thermostat batteries. We recommend an inspection by a heating professional each season.

Front and Garage Doors and Openers:
  • Inspect the weather stripping on the front door to maintain a tight air seal.
Irrigation Controller:
  • Reset clock for daylight savings time and after any power failures. Keeping a good battery in the clock should minimize the need for resetting.
Roofing System:
  • Inspect the interior ceiling and attic for roof leaks. Inspect the general appearance for debris, drainage and general condition. An inspection by a roofing professional is recommended.

 

Water Guidelines:
  • Turf Areas- Winter: .75 – 1.0 inches per week
  • Shrub Areas- Winter: .50 – .75 inches per week

 

De Young Properties Would Appreciate Your Vote As The Fresno Bee People’s Choice Best New Home Builder!

De Young Properties Would Appreciate Your Vote As The Fresno Bee People’s Choice Best New Home Builder!

The Fresno Bee’s People’s Choice is an annual tradition, a chance for the community to share their voice on their favorite places, restaurants, businesses, local personalities, and so much more! 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, seven times!

TO VOTE, CLICK HERE!

Voting is underway for the 2018 People’s Choice and De Young Properties would appreciate your vote again this year for Best New Home Builder! We are grateful for recognition in past years and would truly appreciate your vote again before the deadline of Sunday, November 26th!

De Young Residence 210

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.

2017 St Jude Dream Home - Celebrity Designer Michael Moloney Mystery Suite

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 EnVision at Loma Vista, the first Zero Energy home community in Central California and the largest to be developed in the State. Located in Clovis, De Young EnVision will include 36 grid connected homes designed with the potential to produce as much clean energy as they consume in a year.

Our floorplans start in the $280’s and are 1,470 – 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.

2017 St Jude Dream Home

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 10 years, raising over $9.7 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year, De Young is once again service as donor and builder of their 11th St. Jude Dream Home with the hopes of raising another $1.1 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.

2017 St Jude Dream Home - Celebrity Designer Michael Moloney Mystery Suite

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.

Author: Ashley De Young

2017 St. Jude Dream Home Built By Donor De Young Properties Provides Single-Story Living In A Two-Story Home. Last Chance To Reserve Your Ticket!

The 2017 St. Jude Dream Home Built By Donor De Young Properties Provides Single-Story Living In A Two-Story Home. Last Chance To Reserve Your Ticket!

The 2017 St. Jude Dream Home is one of the newest and most popular floorplans from De Young Properties and has received a lot of attention due to the versatile and efficient use of space. With the 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.

2017 St Jude Dream Home

Time is running out to tour the St. Jude Dream home and reserve your ticket. Reserve your ticket for only $100 for the opportunity to win a new home by calling (800) 543-5887! The 2,500 sq. ft. home in the De Young Holland Pointe community located in Clovis is valued at $425,000 and will be offered as the first place prize with one hundred percent of the proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to fight cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

2017 St Jude Dream Home

“The Residence 220 floorplan offers homebuyers a unique living experience and we are so excited for this home to be 2017 St. Jude Dream Home. The Discover Series floorplans deliver contemporary style with key elements to integrate what homebuyers are seeking today – open, flexible and convenient living for generations to come – and at an unbelievably affordable price,” said Ryan De Young of De Young Properties. “These floorplans are well suited for a first time homebuyer, new family or someone looking to downsize, while still maintaining the quality craftsmanship that you expect in a De Young home.”

This year’s home has been named “Lucky 11” to share good luck and hope for the patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Serving as major donor and builder of the St. Jude Dream Home for the past 10 years, De Young Properties and other donors have successfully raised over $9.7 million for the hospital to date. This year, 11,000 tickets will be available in the hopes of raising $1,100,000 to benefit 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.

2017 St Jude Dream Home - Celebrity Designer Michael Moloney Mystery Suite

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, family entry with drop zone and two-car garage. The master bedroom suite located on the first floor adds to the popularity and convenience of this floorplan.  The master living quarters provides the homeowner plenty of space with an en suite bathroom and large walk-in closet. The other first floor bedroom can be used as a bedroom or a den.

2017 St Jude Dream Home - Celebrity Designer Michael Moloney Mystery Suite

The second floor of the Residence 220 floorplan includes two bedrooms and a bathroom. In addition, homebuyers have the opportunity to flex their floorplan with a loft or up to 5 bedrooms. In the St. Jude Dream Home, you will find two additional bedrooms, loft and a bathroom on the second-story.

The St. Jude Dream Home winner’s dreams will come true with the home’s long list of special features, including a beautiful Cottage elevation, Granite Mountain Stone Design durable quartz counters, and stainless steel Bosch appliances with gas range, washer, dryer and built-in refrigerator. In addition, the home offers KraftMaid premium maple and designer wood grain foil cabinetry, BRIZO innovative luxury brand faucets and fashionable Luxe Gold accessories, an Energy Star-rated Rinnai tankless water heater, premium-grade hardwood and tile floors by Shaw Floors, spacious 10’ ceilings, professional front and back yard landscaping and Energy Star approved Eagle Brand Cool Roof Tile.

2017 St Jude Dream Home

You have the opportunity to tour the St. Jude Dream Home located on Graybark Avenue and Holland Avenue in Clovis. The Dream Home will be open for tours through 10/29/17. You can visit the St. Jude Dream Home on Saturday from 9am – 5pm and Sunday from 12pm – 5pm.

The winner will be announced in a live television show on FOX26 on Sunday, November 5th. Only 11,000 tickets will be available with the hope of raising $1,100,000. To reserve a ticket, visit the St. Jude Dream Home, a De Young Welcome Center or by calling (800) 543-5887.

Author: Ashley De Young

Enjoy a delicious Pumpkin Pie Brownie Recipe from De Young!


Enjoy a delicious Pumpkin Pie Brownie Recipe from De Young!
Pumpkin Pie Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix, plus ingredients called for on box
  • 1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • kosher salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a 9”-x-9” baking pan with parchment and grease with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Pour into pan.
  3. Pumpkin layer: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat together pumpkin puree with condensed milk, eggs, pumpkin spice, and a pinch of salt. Carefully pour over brownie layer and smooth out with a spatula.
  4. Bake until only slightly jiggly, 55-60 minutes. Leave to cool in turned off oven with the door propped open for 30 minutes, then transfer to a baking rack to cool completely.
  5. While brownies cool, make chocolate ganache: Place chocolate chips in a medium, heat-proof bowl. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, heat heavy cream just until it bubbles, about 5 minutes. Pour hot cream over chocolate chips. Let sit 5 minutes, then whisk constantly until smooth.
  6. Pour ganache over cooled pumpkin brownies and refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!

Adapted recipe and photo from Delish

Lance Cardoza & Ashley De Young Tour You Through The 2017 St. Jude Dream Home

Haven’t had a chance to tour the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home in Clovis, CA yet? Now you can see the St. Jude Dream Home from the comfort of your home. Click the video below to watch the tour now!

The 2017 St. Jude Dream Home Bonus Prize Deadline ends this Friday, October 20. Call 1-800-543-5887 to reserve your St. Jude Dream Home ticket by Friday and be entered to win a five-night trip for two including airfare, to beautiful Riu Jalisco, courtesy of Apple Vacations.

Don’t miss out on this extra incentive!

Final Open House tours continue this Saturday from 9am-5pm and Sundays from noon-5pm—as a reminder while there you can register FREE to win a $10,000 shopping spree at Mor® Furniture for Less.

SPECIAL EVENT:  If you drop by on Sunday say hello to Kopi and the FOX26 news team who will be hosting a watch party from 1-3 p.m. at the St. Jude Dream Home house.  There will be food, prizes and commemorative shirts for the first to join the fun! 

The winner will be announced on FOX26 on November 5, 2017.

DIRECTIONS:

From Fresno, take Highway 168 to Shaw Avenue. Exit east on E Shaw for 4.8 miles then right/south on N DeWolf Avenue for 0.7 miles.  Turn right/west on Ashcroft Avenue then left/south on Graybark Avenue and left/east on Holland Avenue to 3340 Holland Avenue, Clovis.

Old Town Clovis & De Young Properties Design Home!

Local merchants curated unique finds and one-of-a-kind pieces that are characteristic of Old Town Clovis stores now displayed in the latest De Young Properties model home, including products from Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines.

De Young Properties and Old Town Clovis Design Home

 

Collectors, decorators, and prospective home buyers alike will love exploring De Young’s newest model and finding inspiration for home décor in the process.

Visit the Old Town Clovis and De Young Properties Design Home Open House this Saturday, October 21 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Stop by and tour this fully furnished & decorated Design Home by Old Town Clovis merchants.

De Young Properties and Old Town Clovis Design Home

See the full list of Old Town Merchants who helped decorate the De Young Properties & Old Town Clovis Design Home:
  • The Foundry Collective
  • Brick & Mortar Furniture Décor
  • Cavelle Kids
  • Fifth Street Antiques
  • A Secret Garden
  • Good Ol’ Days Antiques
  • Clovis Floral
  • Gottschalk Music Center
  • Once Upon a Time
  • The Urban Umbrella
Visit the Design Home at Armstrong, south of Gettysburg, 2853 Evergreen, Clovis, CA 93611!

De Young Residence 210i - Tuscan Elevation

The Design Home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 3 distinctive fireplaces, open air courtyard for indoor outdoor entertaining, a 3-car garage and more on a large corner homesite. You can find photos of the Design Home here on Old Town Clovis’ Pinterest Board.

Local merchants collaborating with local homebuilder to bring world class design to the Central Valley. Come see for yourself by joining us Saturday!