October Family Fun Around the Valley!

by Shea Homes Arizona on October 6, 2017

October Family Fun Around PhoenixOctober is here! That means fall fun and amazing weather, so make sure you get out there with the family to enjoy it! Here’s a list of some fun filled and SPOOKtacular family activities happening around the Valley this month. Get your pumpkin-picking hands ready and dust off your best costume!

All of October – Vertuccio Farms Corn Maze and Fall Festival – MESA

Enjoy over a month long of fun fall activities going all the way until November 5th! Admission to this family owned fall festival in Mesa includes not only pumpkins but an endless array of activities for all ages such as a 7-acre corn maze, a mini zip line, pumpkin bowling, mini golf, mule drawn covered wagon rides and a barrel train ride. Find out more HERE

All of October- Tolmachoff Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – GLENDALE

Weave through a 6-acre corn maze, pick out that perfect pumpkin and check out the petting zoo at this festival in Glendale that goes all of October into the beginning of November. Find out more HERE

All of October – Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party – QUEEN CREEK

Thursday through Sunday families can enjoy this Queen Creek Festival that includes a petting zoo, hayrides, amusement rides, a rock climbing wall, dog shows, and corn mazes. After you pick out your pumpkin finish your festive day off by roasting marshmallow under the stars. Find out more HERE

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Take a Virtual Tour of Tranquility at Sage

by Shea Homes Northern California on October 5, 2017

 
In addition to breathtaking amenities, the Sage neighborhood in Livermore has 4 new home communities by Shea Homes® now selling. Synergy offers 3-story attached homes, Harmony offers single-story plans and 3-story living, Balance features cozy 2-story living, and Tranquility homes are spacious, open-concept 2-story townhome-style homes. Balance homes at Sage are nearly sold out, with only a few homes remaining, and Tranquility homes won’t be far behind. Don’t miss your chance to own a 2-story home at Sage.

Learn a little more about each of the Tranquility home plans below, take a virtual tour, then give us a call at (866) 696-7432 to schedule your visit.

Tranquility Plan 1
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Approx. 1,646-1,676 Sq. Ft. Home Plan | Virtual Tour
This elegant home plan has an upstairs loft space with optional built-in cabinets that would be well-suited for those working from home.

Tranquility Plan 2
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Approx. 1,733-1,795 Sq. Ft. Home Plan | Virtual Tour
In addition to spacious living, this home features a built-in tech center, which would be great for an after school homework station.

Tranquility Plan 3
4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Approx. 2,006 Sq. Ft. Home Plan | Virtual Tour
This home features a bedroom and full bath on the ground floor, for ease and convenience, as well as an outdoor living space.

Located in the vibrant town of Livermore, Sage is minutes away from award-winning wineries. Nearby rolling hills are covered with vineyards, and Livermore itself boasts 50+ wineries, and a variety of local craft breweries. Downtown Livermore is a focal point for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The historic wine industry, arts, and culture create a charming and uniquely blended town, unlike any other in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Register to receive the latest updates about Tranquility at Sage, or give us a call at (866) 696-7434 to learn more.

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Shea Homes: Homeowners Association (HOA) Overview

by Shea Homes on October 3, 2017

What is an HOA?

Many Shea Homes communities have an HOA, but what exactly is an HOA and what do they do?

HOA stands for “Homeowner’s Association” and refers to the group responsible for the administration of the covenants, conditions and restrictions, also known as the “CC&Rs” of a housing community. This often includes the maintenance of the amenities of a community among other things. HOA responsibilities and rules vary depending on the community and amenities offered, but here are some of the things that your HOA may cover:

  • Home exterior decisions (ex: paint colors, ad-on’s, awnings)
  • Landscaping decisions (ex: placement of new trees on your property)
  • Landscaping care (ex: shared spaces, park maintenance)
  • Shared amenities (ex: pools, parks, tot lots, healthcare facilities)

How does an HOA benefit your future home?

Once you find your perfect home, you want to be sure that the charm and appeal of the house and its surrounding areas will not fade over time. While having an HOA provides many benefits, the main purpose of the association is to help maintain the consistency of the community aesthetics over time.

What do HOA Fees Cover?

Typically, a fee is paid to the Homeowner’s Association by residents of the community which is referred to as an “Assessment”. The amount of Assessments vary depending on the community size and amenities offered. The funds collected are used to pay for community expenses such maintenance and upkeep of common areas including community centers, swimming pools, parks, tot lots and health club facilities*.

Since we’re building new homes every day and continually striving to offer our homeowners options that fit their family’s needs, please contact a New Home Advisor if you have questions about an HOA at a Shea community you’re interested in.

 

*This is not a full representation of any Shea Homes Community and HOAs may include fewer, more and/or different items than those mentioned in this article.

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SoCal Events to Kick-Off the Fall Season!

by Shea Homes Southern California on October 2, 2017

 

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It’s officially FALL here in SoCal (though the weather might say otherwise)! It may still be warm and sunny, but we’re ready to start getting into the spirit of the season…bring on the pumpkins, pies, and SPOOKtacular events! Stay a while and check out what’s going on in your neck of the woods this month.

All of October – Halloween Events at Kids Park in Northridge

Check out the schedule for all of the fun kids’ activities happening at Kids Park! Get into the Halloween spirit all month long with haunted houses, a cool monster mash, and lots of sweets! More details HERE

Wednesday, October 4th – Rancho Mission Viejo Harvest on the Ranch

Residents at The Village of Esencia in Rancho Mission Viejo are invited to celebrate the 4th Annual Harvest Festival on The Ranch! Enjoy all things fall with pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving, and cozy apple cider! More details HERE

October 14th & 15th – Irvine Spooktacular Fun Days

Come in costume with the whole family and enjoy a weekend full of ghoulish fun at The Orange County Great Park! There’s going to be a pumpkin patch, yummy treats, crafts, and much more. More details HERE

Saturday, October 14th – Lake Forest Oktoberfest

Come out for music, food, and drinks at the Lake Forest Oktoberfest! The party will begin at 5:00 p.m.! More details HERE

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Shea Homes Releases New Home Designs in The Woodlands

September 29, 2017
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  Shea Homes® has released five new floorplan designs in The Woodlands Village of Canopy Green to enhance the variety of plans available for home buyers. The focus of these new plans is affordability. There are two one-story and three two-story plans in the lineup, which start from $439,990. These value-engineered homes offer four and […]

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Coming Soon –Mark your Calendars for the opening of Ambition Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Arizona

September 29, 2017




  With fall comes football, pumpkins and grand openings at Shea Homes®! We are so excited to announce our next grand opening at Ambition, the first of our three communities at Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Arizona to open on October 7th at 10:00 AM. Located at the southwest corner of Ray and Recker Roads this […]

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Shea Homes Releases New Home Designs in Sienna Plantation

September 29, 2017
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  Shea Homes® has released five new floorplan designs in Sienna Plantation to enhance the variety of plans available for home buyers. The focus of these new plans is affordability. There are two one-story and three two-story plans in the lineup, which start from $359,990. These value-engineered homes offer four and five bedrooms, two to […]

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Coming Soon – What you need to know about Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Arizona

September 15, 2017




 It’s been a busy summer for Shea Homes®! We are so excited about the land purchase, construction completion, and grand opening of each new community, as it gives us the opportunity to provide you with a home that meets your needs and allows us to welcome you to the Shea family, no matter where you […]

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Victory Homes Coming Soon to Bay Meadows

September 14, 2017




Revel in Victory by Shea Homes®. Twenty-four single-family Bay Meadows homes, built for the good life. These stunning multi-story residences in the heart of Bay Meadows in San Mateo are sure to go fast. Here, you’ll revel in light-filled spaces with room to grow. Open concept interiors fitted with the finest finishes and amenities (hello, […]

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What Upgrades and Features Does Shea Homes® Offer?

September 14, 2017




One of the most exciting steps along the home buying process with Shea Homes is your home design studio meeting, where you get to choose which personalization and upgrade options you’d like to include in your new home! When touring model homes, you have the chance to see how our standard features compare with certain […]

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