Holiday Curb Appeal

by Shea Homes Arizona on November 21, 2014

First impressions matter! Spruce up your home’s curb appeal and welcome your guests in style. Here are a few of our favorite DIY updates for the holidays.

Tomato Cage Christmas Trees


Photo credit: Our House on the Corner

Give your tomato cages new life by flipping them upside down and covering with string lights or greenery (real or faux).

Chalkboard Welcome Sign


Photo credit: Home Depot

Who knew a trip to the home improvement store could yield so many simple holiday DIY projects for your home’s entry? Check out this Home Depot blog post for instructions on how to make this chalkboard welcome sign plus more easy projects like festive house numbers made from nails and red yarn.

Moss-covered Letters


Photo credit: Uncommon Designs

Inspired by similar letters from Garnet Hill, this DIY version gives you the look for less. Click through for Uncommon Designs for a shopping list and instructions on how to add some big time “joy” to your front door.

Mason Jar Luminarias

snow candles

Photo credit: The Inspired Room

We love this fresh take on the classic paper bag luminarias. All you need is a set of mason jars, Epsom salt and some small candles. Line them up on your front walk for a festive winter welcome.

Holiday Doormat

holiday doormat

Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess

Grab a new doormat at Target or get creative and go for a little doorway DIY. Pick up an inexpensive bristly doormat, some gold spray paint, then add a smattering of triangle with white craft paint and a small paintbrush.

Gold Wreath

gold wreath

Photo credit: Canadian Family

Add a dash of metallic to your entry with this simple gold wreath. Hit the craft store for a foam wreath form, gold thumbtacks and a ribbon. Yes, you’ll be pushing in over 1,000 thumbtacks, but pop in A Christmas Story and watch while you work.

Wrapped Gifts

wrapped gifts

Add instant holiday spirit to your front porch with this easy and inexpensive DIY project. Simply wrap a selection of different sized boxes and stack by the front door or on a rocking chair or bench.

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Ranch Home Available At BackCountry

by Shea Homes Colorado on November 20, 2014


Kick off the New Year in a new home at beautiful BackCountry in Highlands Ranch. Currently under construction is an exceptional Sunshower ranch plan from the Shea Homes Shadow Walk Collection. This 2,604-square-foot home with three bedrooms and 2-1/2 bathrooms is priced at $688,577* and will be ready for move in next month.

Built on a walkout homesite this open concept ranch plan offers a spacious great room with fireplace, well-appointed kitchen with island, morning room with access to the covered outdoor dining terrace, formal dining room, large basement, and 3-car tandem garage. Striking design finishes include hardwood flooring, tile flooring in the bathrooms, slab handstone countertops with tile backsplash in the kitchen and master bathroom, and montresano maple greyloft cabinetry. [read more…]

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Tour Umbria at Mountain House Today!

by Shea Homes Northern California on November 18, 2014


You could have something extra to be thankful for this holiday season – a new Shea home! Four new Umbria homes will be released for sale this Saturday, November 22nd at Mountain House. Call (209) 833-8427 today to schedule a visit or learn about pre-qualifying.

Whether you are seeking fresh air and open space, or open floor plans for the family, Umbria could be just what you are looking for. Growing families, empty nesters and young couples all agree, stunning dream homes are waiting for you at Mountain House.

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New Brightside Homes at Bay Meadows

by Shea Homes Northern California on November 14, 2014


Brightside Homeowners Shara and RobertExcitement was in the air at the first Brightside home release at Bay Meadows in San Mateo. The release was a great success, with all four of the initial homes released being placed on hold. Brightside buyers were literally jumping for joy over their new homes, and we can’t blame them for being excited!

With 4 gorgeous new designer model homes expected to open for viewing in December, construction is already well underway. Five new Brightside homes will be released for sale on Saturday, November 22nd.

Brightside Homeowner Alex

Brightside offers 80 new homes in a premier location, facing Bay Meadows’ 12-acre park and adjacent to Paddock Park, and near the prestigious new Neuva School. Built by Shea Homes, these 2- to 4-bedroom townhomes were designed by KTGY Architects, and model home decor is by CDC Designs. Each home includes a covered deck to enjoy Bay Meadows’ vibrant outdoor experiences. The interiors are convenient and comfortable with an opulent mix of materials and colors. Brightside’s landscaped paths, gathering places and private courtyards border the park’s rich greenery. Whole Foods, Hillsdale Mall and the Caltrain Station are a short walk or bike ride away.

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Call (650) 897-5887 today to see the difference a Brightside home can make for your life.

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Shea Homes Arizona Salutes Active and Retired Military with Exclusive 1% Credit on New Home Purchases

November 13, 2014

Shea Homes Arizona family division is proud to offer an exclusive home purchase credit to active and retired military. This special offer is also extended to teachers, active or retired police officers, and active or retired firefighters. The Shea Homes Heroes Reward Program provides a 1% base price credit toward the purchase of a new [...]

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Luxury Residences Available at Tresana in Highlands Ranch

November 13, 2014
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  If your desire for la dolce vita, the sweet life, includes refined luxury and carefree living, consider the Essenza Collection of attached residences by Shea Homes at Tresana. Right now Shea has two stunning homes available for year-end closings. First is a 2,661-square-foot Annata plan with 3-bedrooms and 3-1/2 bathrooms priced at $622,968*. This [...]

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You Can Make a Difference!

November 12, 2014

You can make a difference! Help feed San Diego’s most needy families Nov. 14-Dec. 8 Donate, tweet and post on Facebook … you choose! Please join Shea Homes as we launch our annual community food drive to help feed thousands of struggling San Diegans. As we have done since 2011, we are supporting the Community [...]

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Cinemark Breaks Ground at The Dunes

November 7, 2014

Excitement was in the air at the groundbreaking ceremony for the 5-screen Cinemark Theatre in October at The Dunes Shopping Center on Monterey Bay in Marina, California. Prior to addressing the crowd in attendance, Mayor Bruce Delgado got down on his hands and knees and kissed the dirt to celebrate the start of this long-awaited project. [...]

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10 Cozy Home Decorating Ideas for Fall

November 7, 2014

With the return of cooler temperatures, there’s no better time to feather your nest. These home decor ideas make it easy to bring a dash of “cozy” to your home for Fall. Check out our Pinterest Board for several Fall Home Décor ideas Door First impressions matter. Add a Fall wreath to your front [...]

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8 Things That Make Shea Homes of Charlotte Different.

November 7, 2014

  At Shea Homes of Charlotte our focus is always on the customer, we strive to build you and your family a home, not just a house. Our quality standards and an emphasis on making our customers happy is what really sets us apart. This focus can be seen in many aspects of our homebuilding [...]

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