July 2011

SPACES Takes the Home into the 21st Century

by Sheri Troy on July 28, 2011


Hello future.

The world has changed dramatically, but sadly most new houses haven’t. At Shea Homes, we thought about how we can transform the way we build and design homes that will reflect our current lifestyles. We even sought out customer input to see what people really want in their homes. What we came up with is SPACES. They’re so different they even have their own lingo. We call bedrooms “sleeps” and bathrooms “splashes.”

By far, the most significant feature our homes offer is flexibility. The open floor plan allows for you to set up the home to fit your family’s life. It’s easy to make the area off the kitchen into formal or family spaces. There are eat-around kitchen islands, a spacious pantry, and a deep garage that accommodates a storage or work space.


Integrity—building excellence

by Shea Homes Arizona on July 27, 2011

“There can be no friendship without confidence; and no confidence, without integrity” – Samuel Johnson 

At Shea Homes we have always thought that the same is true in business and any relationship we form. We want our TradePartners, homeowners, the communities we build in, and everyone we interact with to feel confident in our name and everything we do.  And we believe that this confidence begins and ends with the integrity of our homes and our people.

Each Shea Home is built with the expectation that it will be done right the first time. That’s why even the TradePartners we choose such as LOFTCO are so committed to quality. We do our best to build every home so that when you walk into it for the first time, it is exactly as you imagined—or even better. And while purchasing a home can be a long process at times, we’re committed to building with excellence the first time, so you can move into your dream home sooner.

We also have a lot of confidence in our Community Representatives and Construction Superintendents, and we believe that each new customer will share that sentiment.  Our sales and building teams’ commitment to each homebuyer is built on their desire to meet each one’s individual needs and communicate honestly and frankly throughout the process.

The World English Dictionary defines integrity as:

1)      adherence to moral principles; 
2)      honesty, the quality of being unimpaired; soundness
3)      unity; wholeness

We’d like to invite you to visit one of our Phoenix area communities and test us out. We think you’ll find that at Shea Homes our family and our homes meet all three definitions.


Shea Homes AZ announces…

by Shea Homes Arizona on July 20, 2011

So, I bet you’re wondering what we’re about to announce. Well, we’ll give you a hint. This announcement is for the furry member of your family. (And no, it’s not Dad.) It’s your pet! 

Shea Homes AZ is excited to announce that we now offer built-in pet options for your new home!  In the spirit of pet month, here’s a peek into the options we’ve designed so far for your fluffy friends:

No matter which of these resembles your pet the best, we have an option to make your life easier and their lives happier.

Let’s start with the obvious—pet doors. In Arizona it’s not always a good idea to leave your pets outdoors for long periods of time, so now each new Shea Home will offer the option to install a small, medium, or large pet door. And with our commitment to you and your pets, we’ve selected a highly engineered door to ensure quality and safety. 

Could your dog use some exercise? We’ve teamed up with our landscaping TradePartners to offer our second option, a customized outdoor dog run. Dog runs are a great solution for homeowners with pets who like to dig holes, chew up plants or jump on guests. Now you can keep your pet and your petunias healthy and happy. 

Our final pet option is one that appeals to the non-canine lovers among us. Whether you have a trained bunny or a cat, a litter cabinet may be just what you’ve been waiting for. For homeowners who choose this option, we’ll construct a finished opening in an existing laundry room cabinet (where applicable), so your pet has easy access and you and your guests don’t have to see (or smell) the litter box. 

We hope you’re as excited as we are to add an extra bit of hospitality for these members of the family. 

What kind of pet do you own? Which of these options could your family use? Let us know in the comments below—we’d love to hear from you!


BackCountry – Let The Adventure Begin

by Sheri Troy on July 20, 2011

There has never been a new home community in Colorado quite like BackCountry. When you visit Colorado’s premier gated community, you’ll see why BackCountry is — Wild at Heart. This breathtaking, gated Shea Homes’ community is nestled in some of the last available land in Highlands Ranch, Colorado; land that borders 8,200 acres of untamed wilderness. Featuring a variety of home styles and price ranges – BackCountry is located close to the best that Highlands Ranch has to offer. Easy access to C-470 puts you minutes away from Highlands Ranch business parks, as well as Inverness, the Denver Tech Center, and other Metro-Denver business hubs.

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Shea Homes SPACES Grand Opening at Summer Lake in Oakley with New Plans and New Models.

July 19, 2011

We’ll be introducing our new SPACES 5000 series with two new decorated model homes that you can tour during our Grand Opening on Saturday, July 30th from Noon to 3PM at Summer Lake in Oakley. SPACES 5000 gives you the choice of a single floor or two floors of living space along with 2 and […]

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How to make your bathroom standout—in a good way

July 13, 2011

Many times when a bathroom stands out, it’s not something you want to remember.  However, as Melissa from our Design Studio mentioned in this week’s video in terms of design, there are many ways to make your bathroom memorable—in a good way. Frame up your reflection Whether modern and sleek or traditional and intricate, framing […]

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Come out and taste the Value of Mosaic and Tapestry this Saturday, July 16th

July 12, 2011

Come out and taste the Value of Mosaic, Tapestry and the Charbroiled Goodness of Carl’s Jr. this Saturday, July 16th from Noon to 3 p.m. Why rent when you can own. Now is the time to make your move to a brand-new Shea home and here’s why: – Payments at $1,769 a month or lower at Mosaic and payments […]

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Aria at Bella Lago in Chula Vista celebrates grand opening on July 9th

July 6, 2011

Join us this Saturday, July 9th at 10:00 am as we open our newest community in Chula Vista: Aria at Bella Lago.  There will be food, fun and a live radio remote with Star 94.1 from noon to 2 pm. Located on a high meadow overlooking Otay Lakes in Chula Vista, Aria at Bella Lago presents 46 residences that […]

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Community Reps: By your side

July 6, 2011

If you’ve purchased a Shea home, you probably recognize at least one smiling face in this photo.  But, in case you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting one of our Community Representatives in Arizona, here’s a little bit about how they help each homebuyer along the way to their dream home.  From start to finish:  […]

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