May 2011

7 Ways That Your Windows Can Save You Money

by Shea Homes Arizona on May 25, 2011

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Does owning a home make sense for you?

by Vanessa Linn on May 23, 2011

If you have never owned a home before, I can only imagine how worried you might be about homeownership.  It is, after all, the largest purchase most of us will ever make in our lifetimes.

So you ask yourself, what’s in it for me? Better yet, ask yourself these two questions: what do you like best about your current home, and what do you like least?  Make a simple chart with columns to list all the positive things you like about your home and then list the negative.  This will help you determine if you are happy with where you live or decide that maybe finding a new home could be more beneficial.

You already know all the practical reasons to buy a home: tax advantages, low interest rates, and it’s the most affordable time in a generation to buy.  You already know you are throwing away your hard earned money on rent, and maybe you have put all the numbers in a Rent vs. Buy calculator.  But, what are some other reasons to own a home?

You can paint the baby’s room.

Want to have an outdoor party, but you don’t have the space?

The landlord won’t let you have a pet.

Kids don’t have any friends to play with in your neighborhood.

Need space to store all your surf or ski gear, or is it at mom and dad’s house?

You can turn up the volume on your radio and not worry about the downstairs neighbor.

Do you want to plant an organic garden or just a special rose bush for your wife?

Or maybe there are other reasons.

If you have a list similar to that above, then do you know what you just defined?  Pride of ownership. Yep, good old-fashioned pride of ownership.  It doesn’t mean you are old, it just might mean you are ready to own a home. See our new home guide for first time home buying tips.

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T – Find out what it means to Shea

by Sheri Troy on May 17, 2011

“Men are respectable only as they respect”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson 

 The World English Dictionary defines respect as “an attitude of admiration, or esteem; regard.”  At Shea Homes part of our mission is to be the most respected home builder in the country.  However, we know that part of earning admiration and regard involves giving it to everyone we interact with—that means our customers, TradePartners, municipal governments, etc.  Everyone. 

A company may have to earn respect, but individual people have the right to be treated with respect no matter what. 

At Shea Homes we know that our customers are looking to be treated with respect throughout their homebuilding experience.  If they don’t have that experience, then our relationship isn’t going to be a long or a healthy one.  So, what does respect look like? 

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Realtors – It’s Picture Time!

by Shea Homes Northern California on May 17, 2011

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Hello Realtors, its picture time! –

Shea Homes would like to invite all Silicon Valley Realtors to a photo opportunity on May 25th, 2011, from 1pm – 4pm. Visit our Mondrian community in Mt. View for your free professional photo. We’ll also have food, drinks and three beautiful models to tour.

Lani Allen will be onsite to take your photo and provide you with a free professional head shot. She uses our model homes to provide a professional background and a private setting to take your photo.

We appreciate all our friends in the South Bay Realtor community and look forward to providing this benefit to you and your friends. All licensed Realtors are welcome!

See you on May 25th!

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Top 5 reasons to buy your first home

May 13, 2011




I remember the first home I bought back in 1999.  I was so scared. I called my lender every day. But I knew in my heart of hearts it was the right thing to do for my family. I wanted to live in a neighborhood where my daughter would have friends to play with, and […]

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Let us help you reduce or eliminate your down payment and/or closing costs

May 9, 2011




Could you use assistance toward a down payment or closing costs on a new home? Shea Homes can help. We’re now participating in a homebuying assistance program that offers financial grants to prospective homeowners. The CRHMFA Homebuyers Fund (CHF) Platinum Program is administrated by the National Homebuyers Fund, Inc. and is available through Shea Mortgage. […]

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Color Combos That Last

May 5, 2011




There are so many choices when designing your child’s room.  And more than anyone else, children tend to move from one fad to the next quickly.  So, what’s the best way to go?  Princess theme?  Superheroes? Outer-space? We talked with one of our in house design experts, Melissa, to get her opinion.  Here’s what she […]

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Calling All Brokers!

May 4, 2011




Join us this Thursday, May 5th from 11-2 pm for a Broker’s Open House at two of our New Home Chula Vista communities: Amber & Sapphire at Windingwalk.  Come out and enjoy lunch and refreshments on us for a Cinco De Mayo celebration and preview our move-in ready homes. Don’t miss out on big savings […]

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Tour most model homes and what you see isn’t what you get.

May 3, 2011




Visit a Shea home in Northern California and you’ll experience a higher standard of amenities. Instead of stripping away features and upgrades in our new homes to save on building costs, as many homebuilders do in the midst of a recession, at Shea Homes, we’ve decided to turn the tables. Every floorplan and feature is meticulously […]

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