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Creating a New De Young Home vs. Buying Someone Else’s Home

Creating a New De Young Home vs. Buying Someone Else’s Home

Here in the Central Valley and across the country, the real estate market is hot with little slowdown in sight. Buying a home is one of the single largest investments you will ever make and it is essential to do it right. Whether you have just started on the homebuying journey or if you have been searching for a while, the question of new home construction or used home has likely already come up. Let us help you in your search, with a De Young Properties new construction home, you have the opportunity to shape your vision for your dream home without frustration that may occur with a used home purchase:  

1.     Lock In Your Price

Watch the video above to learn why now could be a good time for you to buy a brand new home!

A common frustration that is happening in the resale market right now is price escalation. With a shortage of inventory, the competition is fierce and buyers may end up in a bidding war with other homebuyers, leading to tens of thousands of dollars over their original asking price. With a new home from De Young Properties, once you sign the contract, the price cannot change. ¹ Purchasing a new construction home can take much of the anxiety, guesswork and disappointment out of buying a home. At De Young Properties, you will find a place where prices are set, progress updates are shared and the sales process is transparent.


2.     Personalize Your Dream Home

De Young Properties offers two signature series of floorplans for one-stop shopping to find the home that meets your unique needs and financial comfort level:

·       Discover Series– Once you select the floorplan that fits your lifestyle, you will then select which curated designer package you love the most. Next, choose from an array of modern colors, textures and finishes to personalize the home by adding character and charm. The Discover Series makes personalizing your new De Young home quick and easy!

·       Icon Series –Find the floorplan and Flex options to meet the needs of you and your family and then you begin to personalize your home through one-on-one consultations with a professional designer in the exclusive De Young Design Studio. Through this experience, you will find a wide variety of fresh colors, textures and high-performance products to meet your unique needs and inspire your individual style. Create your dream home with the Icon Series with personalized design options.

(Discover Series & Icon Series floorplans not available at all De Young Properties communities – to learn more, speak with a New Home Specialist)

Exclusive De Young Design Studio available for Icon Series homebuyers


3.     Live Within Energy Efficient Walls

The De Young SmartHome is all about convenience, peace of mind, increased comfort, overall efficiency and improved quality of life. The innovative energy efficient features are a transformative approach to how new homes are being built with a De Young home being up to 77% more energy efficient than a typical existing home. ²De Young Properties also has independent inspections at random for verification that homes are healthy, durable and meet strict energy efficiency compliance.


4.     Modern Floorplan Designs

During your search, you might find that some used homes are dark and boxy, which may have you seeing dollar signs for each wall you’ll want to tear down. De Young offers affordable, innovative andmodern homes. You can expect open livable floorplans, on-trend kitchen designs, and the enjoyment of indoor-outdoor living with popular balconies, open-air courtyards, large paneled windows, built-in covered patios, and more.


5.     Generous Features

As you consider used and new home construction, look at what is included once escrow closes. With a used home, you may need to replace flooring, paint, appliances and more. However, with a new De Young home, you can expect generous features and unapparelled quality, including:

·       Stainless steel appliances

·       Gas cooktop or range

·       Performance engineered Kohler plumbing fixtures

·       Durable natural granite counters

·       Water efficient front yard landscaping

·       And more!


6.     Unbeatable Warranty

At De Young Properties, we believe in the quality craftsmanship of our homes and to prove it, we offer unbeatable warranty protection with our full two or three-year Fit & Finish Limited Warranties³ and a 10 Year Limited Structural Warranty by 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty to support our homeowners. We want our homeowners to rest assured that they’re receiving the security, protection and peace of mind they deserve.


7.     Low-Cost Maintenance

New construction homes come with a significant financial benefit: low maintenance costs. With modern plumbing, appliances, heating and air, a new De Young home can leave you worry-free for several years. Older, used homes can have hidden costs and surprises.


8.     Financing Advantage of De Young Mortgage

Watch the video above to learn more about financing a brand new home!

Whether buying a new or used home, consider the expert mortgage knowledge of De Young Properties affiliate, De Young Mortgage. These friendly team members will provide an easy, streamlined virtual process that is custom-tailored to fit your financial needs⁴. With a commitment to providing exceptional service, you can expect frequent communication for updates throughout the entire process.

As you absorb the list above, you should have a good sense of why a De Young Properties home is a smart choice for you. Take your time and consult with a De Young New Home Specialist for additional information, their experience and knowledge will help you through the process and answer questions as you prepare to build your new home.

¹ If you are a contingent buyer at De Young Crown Point or De Young Trailside 2, price may change.

² Based on 2006 International Energy Conservation Code when compared to a De Young Residence 320 with Flex Super Great Room and an included 4.73 kW solar system under the 2019 California Energy Code (Title 24).

³ De Young Icon Series homes receive a 3-year Fit & Finish Limited Warranty from the day of closing. De Young Discover Series homes receive a 2-year Fit & Finish Limited Warranty from the day of closing. Limitations may apply to all warranties.

⁴ This is not an offer for extension of credit or the commitment to lend. All loans must satisfy company underwriting guidelines.