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The truth is, through the challenges and changes we continue to face, home has never been more important than it is now. Home is one of the only places that bring us comfort and unites us all, as we seek various alternatives that make us feel closer to those we love. Last year was challenging for us all, but at De Young Properties, we want to find the positive in every situation. As we have officially waved 2020 goodbye, join us in taking one last trip down 2020 to enjoy some De Young Properties highlights.
1. Customers remain De Young Properties’ number one priority
Since 1974, De Young Properties’ number one priority has been and continues to be our commitment and promise to our homeowners. Whether it is by providing unbeatable features and quality craftsmanship or supporting our customers every step of the home buying process, we take homebuilding very seriously. Our goal during the homebuying process is to not only find the perfect home that fits your lifestyle but finding a home that will become the heart of your family. Our homeowners deserve the very best and complete confidence in their new De Young home.
2. De Young Properties holds its first virtual Grand Opening
In March, as the COVID-19 pandemic prevented most large gatherings and as the world went virtual practically overnight, De Young Properties quickly pivoted and began to hold community events virtually. Our sales team was able to bring Grand Openings to our customers from the comfort of their home. Numerous interested homebuyers have had the opportunity to hear from President Ryan De Young in a Facebook Video and then speak “virtually” to New Home Sales Specialists regarding the opportunity to own a home in one of our communities. Through virtual efforts such as these, De Young Properties continues to provide the opportunity for the homebuying journey to continue while prioritizing the well-being of customers, our team and our community.
3. De Young Properties recognized by the Fresno Bee and The Business Journal
For the tenth time, De Young Properties was recognized as the Fresno Bee People’s Choice Award recipient for New Home Builder and for the second time as the Best Company to Work For. In addition, De Young Properties was also awarded The Business Journal’s Best of the Valley for Best Homebuilder and Best Business Supporting Local Charities for the seventh time. These honors are awarded annually by the Fresno Bee and The Business Journal based on votes received from the community. We are grateful for the continued support of our community!
4. De Young successfully raises $1,000,000 with 14th St. Jude Dream Home
For the last 14 years, the overwhelming support of the community who have continuously donated has made a tremendous impact on the life of many families. The 2020 St. Jude Dream Home successfully reached its goal four days before the Giveaway Show by selling all 10,000 tickets and raising $1,000,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since 2007, De Young Properties has been a sponsor of 14 St. Jude homes, helping to raise $13,577,645 to help the kids of St. Jude fight cancer and other life-threatening childhood diseases. The 2020 St. Jude Dream Home was given away to Maria Rincon of Henderson, Nevada who was selected as the lucky winner of the approximately 1,740 sq. ft. home in the De Young EnVision community located in Clovis.
5. New Clovis Community, Legacy Square by De Young Virtually
De Young Legacy Square, located in East Clovis at Shaw and Locan was launched virtually. The community's prime location offered spacious homesites and home features with the beauty of the surrounding area, complete with convenient access to several shopping and entertainment options. This community was highly desired and sold out in record time. In fact, one Phase sold 100% of the available homesites within four hours!
6. Welcome Home Reeder Family! Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Episode Aired on HGTV
After nine long months, the wait was finally over! The Reeder Family Episode aired on Sunday, March 8, during a double episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on HGTV. The Clovis episode was filmed in summer 2019 at The Highlands by De Young community for local Cal Fire captain, Nick Reeder. After the loss of his wife, Nick, his mom and three young daughters were living in a cramped apartment and needed a fresh start. De Young Properties is proud to have been part of this life-changing experience building a home for the Reeder family in less than a week with help from our valued Trade Partners, volunteers, donors and the Central Valley community!
7. PCBC Gold Nugget Award of Merit honors – Residence 230
In the summer, De Young Properties was recognized during the PCBC’s 57th Annual Golden Nugget Awards for The Highlands-Residence 230, a single-story home featuring 4 bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, 3.5 bathrooms, a dining nook, and 3 car tandem garage. PCBC's Gold Nugget Awards recognizes top innovators in design, planning and development across the United States and internationally. We are so honored to be recognized for this popular floorplan.
8. De Young Properties launches their own podcast – Heart & Home
We understand how stressful, complicated and time-consuming the buying process of your dream home can be. Our main goal is to help simplify this process and help future homebuyers every step of the way. In support of this goal, we launched our very own podcast the Heart & Home Podcast – a new home buyer’s guide to buying, designing and financing your brand-new dream home, from the family of thoughtful leaders behind De Young Properties. The podcast will help homebuyers prepare to embark on the journey of finding their brand-new dream home!
9. New Modern Spanish elevation released
In July, we debuted our newest elevation, Modern Spanish. This popular new elevation is a breath of fresh air and available on all De Young floorplans! Modern Spanish compliments the latest design trends of clean, functional lines with a classic silhouette meaning a modern sophistication for how we live today. Contact De Young Properties today to learn the unique ways to personalize this home to fit your taste and style.
10. CVLUX Magazine 2020 Luxury Awards Nominee
De Young Properties had the honor of being nominated for the CVLUX Magazine 2020 Luxury Awards in the Best Builder category. Based on votes received from the public and awarded annually, CVLUX recognizes the top businesses in the Central Valley by presenting the best of the best with Luxury Awards.
11. 3 Communities sell out
De Young Properties successfully sells out at THREE communities 2020, one of which was launched and sold via our new virtual tour option.
· Legacy Square
We can certainly say that 2020 has taught us that we can endure what the world has to offer as long as we are in the comfort and security of our homes. Although we enjoyed reminiscing on our 2020 highlights, we are ready for what 2021 has in store for us. Contact DeYoung Properties today to find out what De Young will be up to in 2021.