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De Young Mortgage Is Hosting A FREE Homebuyer Financing Workshop – Saturday, June 29!

Join De Young Mortgage’s Free Homebuyer Financing Workshop: Your Guide to Financing Your New Home!

Are you dreaming of owning your own home but unsure where to start? De Young Mortgage is here to help! We’re excited to announce our FREE Homebuyer Financing Workshop, “The Roadmap to Financing Your New Home,” on Saturday, June 29, 2024. This event is designed to provide you with important information and tools to make your homeownership dreams a reality.

SEATING IS LIMITED: RSVP HERE and let us help you unlock the door to your new home!

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: De Young Properties Corporate Office, 677 W Palmdon Ave, Suite 208, Fresno, CA 93704

Why Attend?

Free Snacks & Refreshments: Enjoy a delicious morning snacks assortment and refreshments on us!

Prizes: Each attendee will have a chance to win a $15 Gift Card to Axxis Coffee Bar + Eatery at Tesoro Viejo.

Expert Insights: Gain valuable knowledge from our qualified De Young Mortgage Loan Officers.

Personalized Loan Assessment: Receive a free personalized loan assessment and roadmap to homeownership.

Free Pre-Approval Screening: Benefit from a pre-approval screening without impacting your credit score.

 

Event Topics:

Introduction to Home Ownership: Learn the essentials every homebuyer should know. We’ll cover various loan types including Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, and NON-QM loans.

Choosing the Right Loan: Discover which loan type suits your needs, whether you’re looking at investment properties or a primary residence. We’ll discuss loan limits, down payment requirements, interest rates, and closing costs.

Qualifying for a Loan: Understand the criteria for loan qualification, including credit scores, co-signers, income requirements, and the cash needed for down payments and closing costs.

Q&A Session: Have your specific questions answered by our expert Loan Officers.

RSVP NOW!

Seating for this free event is limited, so we encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible to secure your spot. This is a unique opportunity to gain the knowledge and confidence you need to navigate the home buying process.

Important Information:

Eligibility: Must be 18 years or older to attend.

Disclaimer: Free pre-approval screening is valid for all attendees and will not negatively impact your credit score. The offer for a free personalized loan assessment is valid for one week from the date of the presentation.

Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity to take the first step towards owning your dream home. Join us at De Young Mortgage’s Homebuyer Workshop and start your journey with confidence and clarity.

 

*This is not an offer for extension of credit or the commitment to lend. All loans must satisfy company underwriting guidelines. Information is subject to change at any time and without notice. Jerry De Young, CA Bureau of Real Estate, Real Estate Broker License # 00524649 NMLS Lic. # 293347. De Young Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1026010. De Young Mortgage, Inc. CA Bureau of Real Estate Real Estate Broker License #01926671.

Meet Tim O’Hare: De Young Mortgage Loan Officer

 

Meet our newest Mortgage Loan Officer, Tim O’Hare of De Young Mortgage, affiliate of De Young Properties! Tim has an extensive background within the lending and mortgage lending industry for over 35 years.

“I am very excited to be part of the De Young Mortgage team,” says Tim O’Hare, Mortgage Loan Officer. “I truly feel the spirit here that we are all a part of a team that is ready and willing to help our buyers through a great experience and make their journey to homeownership special.”

Tim grew up in a small-town named Porterville and moved to the big city of Fresno to attend college and has been here ever since. He attended school at Fresno State where he graduated with a Business Administration degree with a Management and Marketing option.

Tim started in the lending industry with a consumer finance company specializing in making small personal loans, auto loans and second mortgage loans. He found a love for lending immediately as he found great satisfaction in being able to help people in a tough spot with a personal loan or assistance in their mortgage needs. Later, Tim moved into mortgage lending only to truly love being able to make the dream of homeownership a reality for homebuyers.

“It has been a pleasure to work alongside Tim within De Young Mortgage,” said Brandon De Young, President of De Young Mortgage. “His expertise, enthusiasm, and fresh perspectives will undoubtedly contribute to the success of our customers!”

When Tim is not in the office helping people achieve their goals of homeownership, he’s enjoying his free time playing golf, watching sports, trying new recipes on his Traeger BBQ, walks in the morning or traveling.

The Right Financing For You

Everyone has a general idea of what price range they can afford. However, when you meet with a De Young Mortgage Loan Officer and communicate your financial portfolio, regardless of its size, most people are pleasantly surprised about just how much house they can actually qualify to purchase.

Contact us today to learn more about:

  • Pre-qualifying
  • Purchasing power
  • Competitive rates & fees

Contact us to get started! Finding the perfect home is only part of building the American Dream. Financing it is the other. With years of experience, De Young Mortgage remains committed to providing affordable homeownership. For more details, visit DeYoungMortgage.com.

Realtor.com Launches the #MissionZero Campaign to Educate Veterans of VA Home Loans

 

Though numerous Veterans know about their eligibility for Veterans Affairs (VA) home loan benefits, which aim to facilitate homeownership as a recognition of their service, just 3 in 10 are aware they can use that benefit to buy a home with a zero-down payment, according to a new national survey of veterans and active-duty members.

To help educate service members, an alliance of real estate, media, mortgage, and veteran service organizations are launching the #MissionZero campaign, aims to provide essential information and support to those who are serving or have served our nation, helping them achieve the American Dream of buying a home with 0% down.

“After nearly eight decades of helping veterans and military families buy homes and build generational wealth, the VA loan benefit is more important than ever,” says Nathan Long, CEO of Veterans United. “The #MissionZero campaign helps highlight how VA loans are built to eliminate obstacles and make homeownership more accessible for those who serve. At the same time, they also offer veterans the freedom to choose how and where they invest their savings.”

VA home loans usually provide eligible borrowers with the advantage of zero down payment, greater flexibility in credit terms, and reduced interest rates, simplifying the path to homeownership, particularly for first-time buyers lacking home equity to aid in purchasing a home.

Data on VA loans from Realtor.com shows a greater share of issuance to those with less than perfect credit compared with other loans, making homeownership possible to a wider net of borrowers. In the past year, about 24.8% of home buyers with VA loans fell into the fair credit score category (580-669) compared with 4.7% among conforming loan borrowers.

VA loans also typically have lower mortgage interest rates, which reduces monthly costs. Between October 2022 and September 2023, the average mortgage rate for 30-year fixed-rate VA loans was 6.27%, whereas it was 6.67% for conforming loans.

“VA home loans offer many benefits, especially at times like this when affordability is such a major factor in home purchase decisions. Yet only a small portion of eligible veterans are tapping into the financial benefits they deserve for their service,” says Damian Eales, CEO at Realtor.com. “We owe it to our veterans to ensure they have the information they need to make informed housing decisions. It’s a small way to give back to those who have given so much, and we appreciate our partners for joining us in the cause.” (source: BuilderOnline.com)

VA buyers have up to 100% financing available (some restrictions apply), and up to 6% seller contribution towards closing costs, recurring and non -recurring.

For more details on the #MissionZero campaign, talk to one of our De Young Mortgage Loan Officers today!

Finance Your Dream Home With De Young Mortgage

At De Young Mortgage, we’ll help find you the best rates so you can be on your way to the American dream of homeownership. With years of lending industry knowledge in the Clovis and Fresno area, your De Young Loan Officer will review your income, savings, liquid assets and debt situation then evaluate the various mortgage rates and options available.

Contact us today to learn more about:

  • Pre-qualifying
  • Purchasing power
  • Competitive rates & fees

Start your journey of becoming a homeowner today! For more details, visit DeYoungMortgage.com.

HOT 🔥 Real Estate Market + LOW ⬇️ Interest Rates = Time To Find Your De Young Dream Home 🏡

HOT 🔥 Real Estate Market + LOW ⬇️ Interest Rates = Time To Find Your De Young Dream Home 🏡

The Clovis real estate market is HOT and we want to share a special opportunity with you! Take advantage of historically low interest rates, unbeatable features, desirable locations combined with a De Young Move-In Ready home with an interest rate as low as 2.625% with 20% down at 2.837% APR.

De Young Properties Move-In Ready Home - 4235 Alamos Ave Clovis CA

Rates for mortgages continue to be historically low. A recent article from The Fresno Bee, stated, “The Federal Reserve announced a significant change Thursday in how it manages interest rates by saying it plans to keep rates near zero even after inflation has exceeded its 2% target level. The change means the Fed is prepared to tolerate a higher level of inflation than it generally has in the past. And it means that borrowing rates for households and businesses — for everything from auto loans and home mortgages to corporate expansion — will likely remain ultra-low for years to come.”

The demand for our Move-In Ready Homes with unbeatable features, desirable locations and De Young SmartHome technology, matched with historically low interest rates, means it’s time to consider making a move to a new De Young home! Have we peaked your interest? Keep reading…. It gets better… 🤩

Explore Your Financing Options with De Young Mortgage

De Young Mortgage is ready to speak with you regarding your lending power. De Young Mortgage has been servicing excited new homebuyers who are purchasing homes in the newest De Young communities. Finance your new De Young Properties home through De Young Mortgage and take advantage of financing incentives toward your new home purchase. 

With low mortgage rates, this is one of the best opportunities you will have to own a De Young home. The De Young Mortgage team will work with you to find the best possible loan program to fit your financial needs.

Learn more about financing your dream home! To get started, complete the Mortgage Application Form on our website and a De Young Mortgage Loan Officer will be in contact with you!

Wait… we, still aren’t done…. 

De Young Move-In Ready Home Is Available and In This Market With These Rates, It Won’t Last! De Young Properties Move-In Ready Home - 4235 Alamos Ave Clovis CA

Looking for a brand new Move-In Ready home from De Young Properties with an interest rate as low as 2.625%  with 20% Down at 2.837% Annual Percentage Rate? Then, 4235 Alamos Ave in Clovis, CA might be the perfect home for you! This Zero Energy home*, 2,363 sq. ft. De Young home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, an open-concept floorplan with a  formal dining room and a 2 car garage. This brand new De Young home rests upon a 6,920 sq. ft. homesite and includes a spacious gourmet kitchen with a large island and walk-in pantry. To learn more about this never-lived-in-before, Move-In Ready home, click here. 

TOUR NOW: Want to tour this brand new home in-person on your own? Our quick, Move-In Ready homes and Model Homes are OPEN for self-guided tours! Now, you can experience our floorplans when it’s convenient for you. Simply visit our website to schedule your self-guided home tour today! 


De Young Properties, an affiliate of De Young Mortgage, is ready to help you find the perfect home for your family. Whether you are looking for your first home or are a family wanting more room to live and play outdoors, there is a De Young Properties floorplan to meet your unique needs. These De Young SmartHomes 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. Other value added amenities include performance engineered Kohler plumbing fixtures, professional front yard landscaping, and so much more.

To learn more about De Young Properties and to begin life in your new De Young home, we encourage you to tour our Model Homes at our De Young Welcome Center in Clovis, CA. We’re open by virtual or in-person appointments – schedule a visit today by calling 559-354-9898. We look forward to helping you find your dream home!   

10/13/2020: Interest Rates As Low As *2.837% Annual Percentage Rate based on $383,080 loan, 20% down, 720 FICO score, 30 year fixed rate, $478,850 sales price with 30 Day Lock and subject to borrower’s credit score. Available through De Young Mortgage Inc., NMLS #1026010. This is not an offer to lend. Financing ability and terms will depend on your situation. Interest rates may not be available at time of loan commitment or closing. For new buyers only on select homes. Subject to change without notice and for qualified buyers only; other financing programs available. Offers, incentives and seller contributions vary by community and are subject to other terms, conditions and restrictions. Contact De Young Mortgage for details. 

This is not an offer for extension of credit or the commitment to lend. All loans must satisfy company underwriting guidelines. Information is subject to change at any time and without notice. Seller reserves the right to modify or change prices and features without prior notice or obligation. De Young Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1026010. De Young Mortgage, Inc. CA Bureau of Real Estate Real Estate Broker License #01926671. *Energy consumption calculations are based on US Department of Energy and industry accepted methodologies and software. Zero Energy is achieved when energy consumption and production are equal on a net-annual basis. Actual home performance, energy consumption and production, and energy savings will vary based on many factors. As a result, actual performance, consumption and production, and savings of any home or any of its features may be more or less than indicated. Homes will include electronic energy metering equipment to allow seller, affiliates and partners to gather data regarding homes performance. All personal information will be kept strictly confidential. Solar System with 20-year zero down lease included with each home; size dependent on varying factors. See New Home Specialist or visit www.deyoungproperties.com/zeroenergy for details. Seller reserved the right to modify or change prices and features without prior notice or obligation. Cal. Contractor’s Lic. #824208.  Offered by De Young Realty, Inc., CA Bureau of Real Estate, Real Estate Broker License #01254160. All rights reserved.

De Young Mortgage Honored as 2019 People’s Choice Award Recipient!

De Young Mortgage Honored as 2019 People’s Choice Award Recipient!

De Young Mortgage is proud to announce they have been honored with as a Fresno Bee People’s Choice Award recipient for the second time. A Fresno Bee People’s Choice Award recognition is a prestigious annual honor given to three local businesses per category by the Fresno Bee based on votes received from the community. De Young Mortgage is humbled and grateful to the entire the community for their votes in this great honor and for their continued support of the De Young legacy.

“Thank you to the community for this honor. We are grateful to have De Young Mortgage recognized as a top financial resource in Fresno County,” said Brandon De Young, President of De Young Mortgage. “Our team is dedicated to providing quality service and excellent customer experiences. We look forward to continuing to make homeownership a reality for Central Valley residents.”

De Young Mortgage is a one-stop financing resource for homebuyers and homeowners. Since 2012, De Young Mortgage has been helping homeowners finance the American Dream of home ownership. De Young Mortgage takes pride in being a reliable and reputable mortgage company, offering a full-range of quality financing options including Conventional, FHA, USDA, VA and Jumbo loans, as well as other additional loan options, and is ready to use their expertise to find the program best suited to the homebuyers needs.

In addition, De Young Mortgage can offer expertise in lending for a resale purchase of an existing home, refinancing of an existing loan, and financing of new home construction or investment property. Their goal is to make the financing process as simple, convenient and pleasant as possible for all clients.

To learn more about De Young Mortgage, visit www.deyoungmortage.com, complete the Mortgage Application Form and a De Young Mortgage Loan Officer will contact you.

This is not an offer for extension of credit or the commitment to lend. All loans must satisfy company underwriting guidelines. Information is subject to change at any time and without notice.

 

Veteran’s Day Profile: Veteran Homeowner Works with De Young Mortgage to Make His Dreams Come True!

Veteran’s Day Profile: Veteran Homeowner Works with De Young Mortgage to Make His Dreams Come True!

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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 Mortgage. As Veteran’s Day approaches, De Young Mortgage would like to pay tribute to our active military and veterans alike in honor of their service, sacrifice and commitment to our country.

De Young Mortgage is proud to have made home ownership a reality for many veterans in our community and is 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.

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. “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.

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.

Lending Limit Increases Make Fresno County Mortgages More Accessible Than Ever!

 Lending Limit Increases Make Fresno County Mortgages More Accessible Than Ever!

Affordable financing is now more accessible than ever! As of December 2017, conforming loan limits have increased throughout California, making it easier for first-time homebuyers to obtain mortgages. In Fresno County, we have seen increases in lending limits for Conventional loans, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans and Veterans Affairs (VA) loans, all of which are mortgage options offered by De Young Mortgage!

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An affiliate of legacy homebuilder De Young Properties, De Young Mortgage is a local home mortgage broker that serves as a one-stop financing resource for not only De Young Properties customers, but all homebuyers and homeowners across our Valley. De Young Mortgage takes pride in being a reliable and reputable mortgage company, offering a full-range of quality financing options including, but certainly not limited to, the three loan types for which lending limits have increased this year: Conventional, FHA and VA loans.

So, what are each of these loans and which one might be right for you?

Conventional Mortgage Loans

A Conventional mortgage loan is a home loan that conforms to the loan limits set by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) and the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), but is not guaranteed or insured by a federal government agency. If you have a strong credit score and intend to make a sizeable down payment on your home, this loan may offer a better rate, more flexibility and fewer provisions when compared to other loans!

The new Conventional mortgage lending limit for a single-family home in Fresno County is $453,100!

FHA Mortgage Loans

FHA Mortgage Loans

An FHA mortgage loan is a type of home loan backed and insured by the Federal Housing Administration. These loans have more lenient credit score and down payment requirements, designed to help low to moderate income homebuyers realize their dream of home ownership. The home of your dreams may not be far from reach with an FHA loan from De Young Mortgage!

The new FHA mortgage lending limit for a single-family home in Fresno County is $294,515!

VA Mortgage Loans

A VA mortgage loan is a type of guaranteed home loan made by private lenders to eligible veterans for the purchase of a personal home. These loans are guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Most members of the military, veterans and National Guard members are eligible to apply for these loans, which offer competitive rates and benefits to eligible veterans! VA home loans start with $0 down programs.

The new VA mortgage loan lending limit for a single-family home in Fresno County is $453,100!

Learn More!

With increasing lending limits across Fresno County, financing your dream home is easier than ever. The professionals at De Young Mortgage are well acquainted with Conventional, FHA and VA loans, as well as other additional loan options, and are ready to use their expertise to help you choose the best program to suit your individual needs.

With years of lending industry knowledge in Fresno, your De Young Loan Officer will review your income, savings, liquid assets, FICO credit score and debt situation then evaluate the various mortgage rates and options available. In a timely manner, your Loan Officer will be able to assist you in finding the right one to suit your needs!

What are you waiting for? Take advantage of these increased lending limits while you can! To learn more, fill out the Mortgage Application Form and a De Young Mortgage Loan Officer will be in contact with you shortly to help you turn your dream of home ownership into a reality.

This is not an offer for extension of credit or the commitment to lend. All loans must satisfy company underwriting guidelines. Information is subject to change at any time and without notice.

Hear From Our Customers – Pete & Patty

Find out why Pete & Patty recommend De Young Mortgage! Learn more about their story here:

“The whole experience has been fantastic! Everybody has been great to work with. It’s definitely a home town feel with them, you get that… like you’re family. We definitely recommend De Young to other people.” – Pete & Patty, De Young Mortgage Customers

Explore Your Financing Options On Saturday With De Young Mortgage at The De Young Armstrong Welcome Center!

Explore Your Financing Options On Saturday With De Young Mortgage at The De Young Armstrong Welcome Center!

De Young Properties realizes that finding the perfect home is only part of building the American Dream…. financing it is the other. With nearly 70 years of family experience, De Young Properties remains committed to providing affordable home ownership. Building upon that commitment, De Young Properties is pleased to recommend the competitive lending advantage of their affiliate, De Young Mortgage, Inc. De Young Mortgage has been servicing excited new homebuyers who are purchasing homes in the newest De Young communities.

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A De Young Mortgage professional will be available to meet one-on-one with potential homebuyers on Saturday, May 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the De Young Armstrong Welcome Center located on Armstrong, south of Gettysburg in Clovis to discuss what is needed for resale of an existing home, financing of new home construction or investment property or refinancing an existing loan.

In addition, De Young Mortgage offers programs for down payment assistance and special financing. Learn more about pre-qualifying and receiving a free credit score, how to purchase a home after a foreclosure or short sale, your purchasing power and more! With years of lending industry knowledge, these experts will use their expertise to help homebuyers choose the best program to suit their individual needs.

Finance your new De Young Properties home through De Young Mortgage and take advantage of financing incentives toward your new home purchase. De Young Mortgage offers a variety of home loans including Conventional, FHA, USDA, VA and Jumbo Loans. Owning a De Young home has never been easier with low mortgage rates and a down payment assistance program, the team is sure to find an option suitable for almost anyone.

Can’t make it to the Clovis Welcome Center on Saturday?

Can’t make it to the Clovis Welcome Center on Saturday? You can also call to arrange an appointment with a De Young Mortgage Loan Officer at (559) 420-7868 or visit a De Young Properties Welcome Center.

Author: Brandon De Young

Interest Rates are Staying Steady!

Good News! On February 1, Federal Reserve officials decided to leave interest rates unchanged while they assess where the economy is headed. What does this mean for you? It means that if you were thinking about buying or refinancing a home, now is the time! And let the professionals at De Young Mortgage help guide you!

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The Federal Open Market Committee wholesale jerseys China (FOMC) is anticipating interest rates will rise gradually though. In their statement, the wholesale nba jerseys FOMC said that job gains “remained solid” www.wholesalejerseysup.com and unemployment rate “stayed near its recent wholesale jerseys low,” so now is the time to act.

The FOMC expects economic conditions to evolve in a way that will warrant only “gradual increases” to the federal funds rate in the immediate future. If you are interested in speaking to an industry expert who is knowledgeable about the marketplace and what will be best for you, contact De Young Mortgage today! Call 559-420-7868 or email info@deyoungmortgage.com.

Author: Brandon De Young