Winner of the Home Giveaway Sweepstakes Welcomed to Neighborhood

Winner of the Home Giveaway Sweepstakes Welcomed to Neighborhood


Modesto, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–July 27, 2004–Jose Yepez Villanueva, 39 of Ceres, CA was presented with the keys to his new home today. The home, located at 2465 McCook Way in Stockton, was awarded to Yepez by builder Del Valle Homes, in the promotion, “La Casa De Tus Sueños,” (The Home of Your Dreams) sweepstakes that took place earlier this year. In what undoubtedly was the biggest promotion in the Central Valley region and, more specifically, the Hispanic market, the landmark giveaway was created to educate the Latino population and first-time homebuyers about the benefits of home ownership, financing options, and how they too can have the American Dream.

Home ownership for first time homebuyers has become increasingly difficult for families such as the Yepez Family. With the soaring prices of homes in the valley and the medium price for a home estimated at $245,000 (source: Central California Realtors Association) many people will never attain the American dream of homeownership. Villanueva, a seasonal farm worker from Ceres, CA, is married and has four daughters, ranging in age from nine to thirteen. Winning this home, he says, has truly changed his life. Because he is employed only seasonally he struggles to make his money stretch. Now, he says, “He can better afford to feed his family and clothe his girls.”

Yepez was one of 200 contest finalists who were then entered in a drawing for nineteen keys. Those nineteen each were given the opportunity to open the door to the home of their dreams. Ironically, it was the nineteenth key, Villanueva’s, which opened the door. He credits his luck to his faith. Winning this dream home is truly a dream come true for Villanueva. Fortunately for Yepez it was his luck and the Del Valle Homes sweepstakes that gave him the keys to a new home, for many others in similar circumstances as Yepez, it will take much more than luck to afford a brand new home in the Central Valley.

According to Scott Myers, CEO of Del Valle Homes, affordable housing in the Central Valley is in high demand, “Unfortunately it is becoming too difficult for builders to provide affordable housing. With the increasing cost of land as well as the increase in development fees, it is becoming more and more difficult for builders to provide affordable housing for Central Valley residents,” states Myers.

Del Valle Homes CEO Scott Salazar Myers founded the company in 1999 with only one objective in mind: to provide one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S., the Central Valley, with affordable homes. Del Valle Homes currently has projects in Modesto, Madera, Tulare, Porterville, Wasco, Dinuba and Delano. The efforts of Del Valle Homes are directed at building quality homes that help the community become stronger. Del Valle Homes is recognized as the market leader in the sale and financing of new homes to Hispanic consumers. It has created a sales and customer service environment ideally suited for the special needs of that culture. Scott Myers of Del Valle Homes can be reached at (209) 550-0700.

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Winner of the Home Giveaway Sweepstakes Welcomed to Neighborhood