DeNova Homes Is Proud To Support HomeAid Northern California

DeNova Homes is proud to support HomeAid Northern California and it’s mission to make a difference by building new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. Since HomeAid Northern California was formed in 1999, it has completed 25 shelter projects with 10 more underway.

Here are a couple photos of the DeNova team supporting the Home Aid Trap Shoot at the Livermore-Pleasanton Rod & Gun Club in September.

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Visit to learn more about HomeAid Northern California.


Edgewater Opening Update

Just an update on Edgewater: We are nearly sold out on the first release!


For those that don’t know, Edgewater is a brand new community we have at River Islands in Lathrop, CA. It is conveniently located near the state of the art River Islands Technology Academy.

Be sure to view our community and take a look before you miss the chance to buy it first. For more information, please visit: and register today for sales updates and more!

Edgewater Grand Opening Success!

Thank you all for your support this past weekend at Edgewater! Over 1200 people showed up for the VIP Pre-release sales event making it a stunning success. Model Homes are now open for sale to the public. To further commemorate this and Memorial Day, there will be a joint flag raising ceremony at River Islands, the first of its kind. The flag raising ceremony will start at 1:00pm at the Welcome Center (located at the address listed below), followed by Edgewater immediately thereafter.

If you haven’t already, be sure to register at our website in order to become a VIP and receive exclusive updates!

Register here:

Welcome Center

301 W. Stewart Rd.
Lathrop, CA 95330

Phone: (209) 323 – 5645

Edgewater Community Coming Soon! Sign Up For Exclusive Pre-Release


Edgewater Coming Soon!

Coming soon to River Islands in Lathrop, CA is Edgewater, a masterplanned community of brand new, gorgeous one and two story homes featuring 3-5 spacious bedrooms and 2-3 decadent bathrooms. Edgewater features an exceptional neighborhood, built to exacting standards that DeNova Homes is known for. This is an exceptional opportunity to experience “home” the way it should be.

Register for our exclusive VIP Model Preview and Pre-Release!

Call our online concierge at 888.548.8883 or go to to register for our exclusive VIP Model Preview and Early Sales Release prior to public viewing.

5 Essential Tips for Personalizing Your Dream Home

Now that you finally have your brand new house, a new challenge arises – how to make your house suit your personal style. It may be challenging, especially if it’s something you’re not good at doing. While some new homeowners seek the help of an interior designer, most prefer a more budget friendly option.

Here are some cost effective tips to help you design your brand new house according to your own style:

1. Look for ideas online

If you don’t have any ideas, get some online. Pinterest and Instagram are two great sources of design ideas for your new home. You simply need to have an account on each site to start using them. Use search phrases like “house design ideas”, “house renovation”, or “home decoration” to start off.

2. Look into Craigslist, Amazon or Ebay for Decor

These websites have refurbished yet brand new looking home decorations that will fit your taste. Remember, you do not have to buy expensive displays. Your house is brand new and the decorations serve to give your house a sense of style.

3. Consult family members and friends

Remember, you don’t have to be alone in this. It’s always best to have two or more people working together. This is especially true if you have a family to live with in your brand new home. Getting their opinions does not just give you ideas, but they will also feel involved in the process of making their home a lovely place to live in.

4. Start with the basics

You don’t have to be a guru in home design. Once you have a clear idea of what you want the style to be, you can easily put the pieces together. Some basic home decorations such as putting canvas on the wall, putting up a side table for displays and lightning, hanging crafts and art decorations on the wall, putting an art gallery in your living room, etc. are some ways to give your house a personal look and feel.

5. Just do it

Don’t be scared of replacing items in your house if you need to. After all, it’s yours. It may be brand new, but if it is something that you are not comfortable with, you can always find a better alternative that will be perfect for you and your house. Again, if you are unsure of what you plan to do, seek the advice of family members and friends.

As we always say, “Home is where the heart is.” Personalizing your house style gives you a more “homey” feeling and it’s important to spend the time to do so. By designing it yourself, you save money as well as get exactly what you want. Follow these simple tips and turn your brand new house into a dream come true!

5 Things You Must Do When Purchasing a Home

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Buying a home is likely to be the largest purchase in your life. With that in mind, you’ll want to take all necessary precautions when buying the home of your dreams. Here are five things you must do before making that purchase:

1. Visit The Place

Sure, the pictures are beautiful and captivating. You’re salivating and reaching for your checkbook. You’re sold before you even walk through the front door. However, you’ll want to make sure that everything adds up. How’s the area? How are the neighbors? How much traffic is there during the day and at night?

2. Read Current News About The Area

There may be a newspaper report about upcoming projects nearby, which may raise the value of your home and could make your purchase price a bargain. You may want to also check in with the local city hall to see if they have any plans submitted.

3. Ask the Neighbors

Visit your neighbors if you see them jogging around or at a local event and ask them questions. Find out if they’re happy, what they like about the neighborhood and things they might not like. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out a neighborhood just by looking at it, and that’s when neighbors can really come in handy.

4. Consider the Costs and Maintenance

Maintaining a property involves cost. It includes both major and minor structural repairs and home improvements. You’ll also take into consideration the mortgage payments, insurance, electricity, telephone and other utility bills to give you a clear picture of what you’ll be spending.

5. Get a Home Inspector

A home inspector may find something you missed when looking over the property. Although it’s not an issue with new homes, as they have warranties and have the advantage of being newly constructed, this is an issue for older homes. A home inspector might find some problems with the house like lead-paint or radon.

If you make sure to do these 5 things before buying a home, you’ll be much happier with your home purchase because you’ll be able to rest at ease, knowing that you’ve done your research.

Three Reasons Why Owning A Home Is Better Than Renting

Food, clothing, and shelter – these are three basic things every human being needs to live. Shelter is rarely mentioned ahead of food and clothing, but that doesn’t make it any less important. Everyone needs a house to come home to, and sooner or later we all have to face the question: should you own a home, or rent it?

Both options naturally involve expenses, but the main difference lies in the fact that owning means the house will become your property, whereas renting means you are merely living there for an arranged time. Here we will give three basic reasons on why owning a home is far more beneficial than renting.

1. You Save More Money

One’s financial situation is definitely an important consideration when deciding to rent or buy a house. Generally, renting a house costs less at the start of the arrangement, and this is because the property you are living in is only yours for a temporary basis. Most of the time, rent is paid through monthly installments, and this can be very beneficial if you’re not planning to stay there for long. But if you need to live in an area for a prolonged period of time, renting can easily get expensive, and this can be very troubling when a “rent to own” option isn’t available.

Just like renting, buying a house also often involves a contract between the two parties, but in this case you get to keep the house after having paid everything off. This means that after the payments have been completed, you end up saving money that would instead have gone to paying rent if you hadn’t purchased the house.

2. Home Ownership is Less Stressful for Families

Everyone needs stability, and there’s nothing quite like owning a house to make you feel secure and safe. Renting generally involves more fees to keep track of, such as initial costs and security deposits that don’t come with buying a house. Plus, the fact that you are dependent on other people and need to pay those people on time just to be able to live somewhere won’t give the same peace of mind as knowing the house you are living in is yours or will soon be yours.

A house you own is also one of the best ways you can ensure your children have a happy childhood. Youngsters don’t adapt to change as well as adults do, and the uncertainty of having to move houses or apartments all the time can easily stress them out and may even lead to problems such as anxiety or depression in the future.

3. It’s Something You Can Call Your Own

Owning property, especially real estate, can be a very valuable asset in today’s unstable economy. At the very least, having your own house gives a sense of assurance that you will always have a place to live. You also have the knowledge that you can lease your property, mortgage it, or set it up for sale, and these options can certainly help you when facing financial difficulties.

You have control over what you do with your house, because your own it. This means that should you decide to do anything to upgrade the kitchen, bathrooms, or living room — you don’t need to get approval from a landlord. Furthermore, a part of what you spent on those upgrades stay with the home if you ever decide to sell.

These three reasons: financial savings, less stress, and a place to call your own are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to advantages homebuyers have over renters. They are definitely something to keep in mind and consider when deciding between renting a home and purchasing one.

Visit Our South Bay New Home Neighborhoods & Get A Taste Of The Local Wineries

The warm Mediterranean climate in the South Bay makes it one of the most desirable residential areas in California. World famous for its garlic crop, the Santa Clara Valley is also home to many outstanding wineries.

Take a tour of new homes in our Butterfield Station, Jasper Park, or Ladera Vista neighborhoods on November 23 & 24 and receive a pass for a complimentary wine tasting at a local winery. Visit all three neighborhoods and you will also receive a pair of wine glasses and an entry into our grand prize drawing.

Participating wineries:

Jason-Stephens – An up and coming label known for it’s soft, elegant, and complex wines. Located in Gilroy.

Sarah’s Vineyard – Founded in 1978 in a hidden corner of the southwestern Santa Clara Valley, Sarah’s Vineyard produces handmade wines using traditional techniques. Located in Gilroy.

Guglielmo Winery – A Family Wine Making Tradition in the Santa Clara Valley Since 1925. Guglielmo produces a wide variety of award-winning varietals. Located in Morgan Hill.

Clos La Chance – A true wine country experience located only  30 minutes from the Silicon Valley. Located in San Martin.

Cambridge at Carriage Hills: New Homes On Estate Sized Lots – Coming Soon in Gilroy!


Excellence in Home Building Awards, Winners Announced!

480 miles driven by judges around the Bay, 412 attendees , 264 entries, 75 personal interviews, 52 Sales Volume Awards, 44 sponsors, 36 trophies, 2 awesome producers, and 1 incredible night! You’re probably asking yourself “These numbers sound great, but what do they mean?” Last week the Excellence in Home Building Awards took place at the Grand Hyatt off Union Square in San Francisco, and it was indeed an incredible night!

The annual awards ceremony “recognizes the industry’s Continue reading