5 Thoughtful Things We Do to Reduce Sound From Condo to Condo

by Shea Homes Arizona on October 21, 2016


Before planning the construction of our Shea Homes® condos here in Arizona, our leadership team toured west coast condo communities and met with construction professionals to understand any challenges and how-to best approach building a condo community buyers will want to be a part of. One of the biggest challenges noted during these tours and industry discussions, surrounded noise reduction.

While we can’t guarantee you will hear absolutely no sound, from condo to condo, we can say we’ve worked hard to significantly reduce it.

Starting with soft-close technology.


Soft-Close TechnologyEvery kitchen and bathroom cabinet is equipped with soft-close technology, which keeps cabinet doors and drawers from slamming. This significantly reduces the chances anyone will hear doors slamming or drawers closing.

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Celebrate Halloween with these Fun Family Events

by Shea Homes Arizona on October 14, 2016

Halloween Pumpkins
Here there be monsters! Halloween is nearly upon us, and with it comes candy, costumes, and fun for the whole family. Here are a few of the top Halloween events taking place around the Valley this month!

  1. Chandler Halloween Spooktacular: Friday, October 28th, Dr. A.J. Chandler Park 5:30pm-8:30pm

This first event promises to be a fantastic activity for the whole family. There will be carnival games, an inflatable corn maze, and a haunted house. For the more creative ghouls and goblins, there will be costume contests in all different age categories, so be sure to look your spookiest! Bring trick-or-treat bags, as there will be candy galore.

  1. Macdonald’s Ranch Annual Pumpkin Festival: October 1st-31st

One of the best long-running fall events in the Valley! Head over to Macdonald’s ranch in Scottsdale, and hop on a hayride to go pick your pumpkins. On the way, get something to eat, visit the petting zoo, find your way through the hay bale maze, and more! There’s no better place for some classic fall fun this side of the Grand Canyon.

  1. Haunted Harbor at Lake UN-pleasant: October 21st, 6:30pm-10:00pm

Back for the third year running, the Haunted Harbor at Lake Pleasant Marina in Peoria features Halloween games like Zombie Cornhole, trick- or-treating, face painting, and food trucks. Stick around for movies on the lake, a bonfire, and general Halloween spirit!

  1. Buckeye Halloween Carnival: October 29th, 6:00pm-9:00pm

This mainstay event in local Halloween festivities has been running since 1940! Come to historic Downtown Buckeye for all sorts of Halloween fun, including the haunted “Maze of Mayhem.” And don’t miss the Jack-o-lantern carving contest and costume cat-walk!

  1. Apache Junction Halloween Festival: October 29th, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Last, but certainly not least, Apache Junction is holding a Halloween Festival to celebrate the good citizens that keep the city safe! There will be food, games, and a petting zoo. The highlight of the event, though, just might be the costume contests. Not just for humans, mind you, but also for your favorite canine companions!

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Killian’s Pointe Grand Opening!

by Kayla Kody on October 13, 2016


Shea Homes® Charlotte is excited to announce the Customer Grand Opening of our newest neighborhood, Killian’s Pointe!

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Date: 11/19/2016
Time: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Where: Killian's Pointe by Shea Homes
6471 Highway 73
Denver, NC 28037 (view_map)
Phone: (888) 513-2038

Come explore our brand new Everett and Wyndham, model homes on November 19th, 2016 from 1:00PM - 5:00PM while you enjoy an array of entertainment and desserts including: •Face Painting •Balloon Artistry •Bouncy House •Local Desserts from The Bakery Shoppe *Kid's entertainment will take place from 1:00PM - 3:00PM

A Quick Guide for Mortgage Pre-Qualification

by Shea Homes on October 10, 2016

Mortgage 101 for Pre-qualification

When you’re researching home financing options, it’s easy to get a lot of the terminology mixed up. From understanding the different types of loans to remembering the difference between a mortgage pre-qualification and a mortgage loan approval, there’s a lot of new vocabulary to understand. We get it. Buying a home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. To help you start off on the right foot, we’ve created a handy checklist for the start of your journey — the pre-qualification process!
But first, let’s review what a mortgage pre-qualification is, and what it isn’t.

Pre-Qualification vs. Loan Approval

A pre-qualification is an estimated maximum loan amount from a lender. It is determined based upon your debt to income ratio, meaning how much money your household makes in a month and how much debt your household carries per month.

A pre-qualification is not a guaranteed loan amount. You are not committed to do business with the lender providing the pre-qualification and the lender is not obligated to provide a loan of any amount.

Benefits of Pre-Qualifying for a Home Loan

Once you receive a pre-qualified loan amount from your lender, you’ll have the peace of mind that you can move forward with the home-buying process. You’ll also be able to start thinking more realistically about the amount you can afford for a new home. When your lender sends your pre-qualifying loan amount to you, the information should include an estimated loan amount for your max budget, plus your estimated monthly house payment. But keep in mind, the estimated monthly house payment may change once you move into the loan approval stage — depending on the amount of taxes, interest, fees and insurance you’ll need to pay on your loan. You’ll know what your final monthly house payment is once you’ve finalized your home selection and have provided your down payment amount and your credit information.

Tips for Mortgage Pre-Qualification Prep

You should have all of your finances organized and ready to go when the time comes to provide a lender with your information. Set yourself up for success by sorting through your statements now, so it’s less stress when you’re getting it all together.

Debt to Income Ratio Infographic

Pre-Qualification Checklist

Receiving a pre-qualifying home loan estimate is easy and fast. Download and print or pin our checklist below to

be ready for your first meeting with a mortgage lender.

For more information on what you’ll need to be approved for a home loan, check out the Shea Home Buying Guide.


Final Colina Homes at Waterstone Now Selling!

October 6, 2016

Don’t miss your chance to live in a stunning Colina home at Waterstone! The final Colina homes are now available to purchase. Call (707) 558-0543 to learn more about these beautiful homes. All parties interested in purchasing a Shea home at Colina must pre-qualify with Shea Mortgage. VIEW HOME PLANS Want to know what living at Colina feels like? […]

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Shea Pet Fest Celebration at Sage in Livermore

October 5, 2016

At Shea Homes®, we design our neighborhoods with your entire family in mind – including the furry, scaly, feather members! Your animal’s needs are important to us. That’s why, this Saturday, we will be having a special Pet Fest event at our Sage community in Livermore, California to celebrate our adorable furry friends. Join us […]

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Helpful Hacks for Homeowners

October 5, 2016

  Weekends are for fun. Which is why we put off the chores we need to do so often. But with a little prep and some useable know-how, you can tackle that list and get back to the things you enjoy. Check out our round up of checklists and hacks to finally get your to-do […]

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Bringing Fall to Colorado: Changing Colors, Fall Decor

October 4, 2016

  How to bring autumn indoors. It’s gorgeous out there, isn’t it? Autumn’s shorter, cooler days are working their magic, turning ash trees scarlet, maples orange, and aspens a shimmering gold. At our Shea Homes® communities, walks on the trails and playdates in the park are truly a feast for the senses these days. So maybe […]

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Shea Pet Fest 2016: Celebrate Your Pets & Help Animals in Need

October 3, 2016

This October, we’re celebrating the furry, scaly, feathery, slimy, and fuzzy family members in every Shea Homes and Trilogy community with the 2016 Shea Pet Fest! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram from October 3 – October 29 to celebrate the pets who Live the Difference® in, and around, our communities. This year we’ll […]

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Join Shea Homes at the Eastmark Home Tour in Mesa This Weekend

September 30, 2016
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  Interested in learning more about the award-winning community of Eastmark in Mesa? The #1 best-selling master-planned community in Arizona (2 years in a row!) is hosting a Home Tour Weekend October 1-2 from 10AM – 5PM.

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