First-time Homebuyer and Single Mom Finds Community at Avena


Debrakir Jacobs with her two children, Corey and Noelle, in their brand-new home at Avena.

Debrakir Jacobs was ready to buy her first home at the right budget and floor plan for her family. After her experience with another homebuilder didn’t work out, she found the perfect space for her family of three at Avena’s new community in the Inland Empire’s French Valley.

“I fell in love with Avena and our home before Pardee even opened for sale,” said Debrakir. “The Pardee team, led by Lu DiPalma-Mills, gave me the motivation and support I needed to get through the home buying process and I now live in an amazing community.”

As one of the first to purchase a home at Avena, the Jacobs were pleasantly surprised by how many amazing friends they’ve already made.

“Our neighborhood is a haven, with next-door neighbors who look out for us and love to bake cookies for all the kids on the block. The kids are playing together outside, carpooling to school and we barbecue with everyone. It’s like we’ve been friends forever,” said Debrakir.

With their new home in the French Valley, there’s plenty of space they’re able to use for both work and fun. Debrakir enjoys her in-home office and loft for her children to play. In the three-bay garage, they even have an area dedicated to band practice.

“Additional options like the upgraded plank flooring and dual sliding doors are amazing. I was so happy to have the help of Pardee’s designer who worked within my budget and really understood what was important to me,” said Debrakir.

Welcome home, Jacobs family!

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