October 2011

Mandolin at Del Sur

Shea Homes is now offering numerous incentives for quick move-in homes throughout San Diego.

“Not all value is created equal,” says Vanessa Linn, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the San Diego homebuilder. “Shea Homes is offering unprecedented incentives and upgrades at neighborhoods throughout San Diego County, from affordable townhomes at Mandolin at Del Sur and Mosaic at Lomas Verdes to luxury homes at Aria at Bella Lago.”

Incentives available now include:

• $0 Down (VA Loans only)*
• $0 Closing Costs (up to $10,000)*
• Washer, Dryer and Refrigerator Included*
• 2-1 Interest Rate Buydown Starting at 1.875% (4.348% APR, FHA Loans Only)*
• Lowest Interest Rates in the Past 60 years

Quick move-ins with incentives are available at select neighborhoods throughout San Diego County.

Del Sur in San Diego features Mandolin and Madeira, attached and detached homes priced from the mid $400,000s and the mid $500,000s, respectively. Model homes are now selling at Madeira.

Escondido’s Chaparral Ridge is nearing sell-out with prices from the mid $400,000s.

Windingwalk in Chula Vista has attached and detached Shea Homes now selling at Agave (from the high $200,000s), Amber (from the low $500,000s), Clover (from the high $200,000s) and Sapphire (from the high $400,000s). Model homes are available at Agave, Amber and Sapphire.

Lomas Verdes in Chula Vista offers attached homes at Mosaic priced from the low $200,000s and detached homes at Tapestry priced from the low $300,000s.

Bella Lago in Chula Vista features luxury homes at Aria, where homes priced from the low $600,000s span as much as 3,969 square feet on an average home site of 15,000 square feet.

Here are a few reasons to buy a Shea home:

• #1 in Customer Satisfaction
• Innovative, Thoughtful Design for Today’s Lifestyles
• Family Owned and Operated for Over 130 years
• Built Better, Designed Smarter
• Built In Energy Efficient Costs Savings Features

Shea Homes is committed to delivering incentive programs to help bridge the gap between renting and owning. Shea Homes participates in a national grant program that offers financial aid to first-time and move-up buyers, does not have to be paid back, and can be used toward a down payment or closing costs. CRHMFA Homebuyers Fund (CHF) Platinum Program is available through Shea Mortgage.

Visit us on the web for information about all San Diego area new homes by Shea Homes.

*See Community Representative for qualifying details, buyer must use Shea Mortgage. Not all buyers will qualify.


Home Sealed Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on October 26, 2011

Did you watch the “blower door test” on Shea Today this week? Even with an installed doggie door, the model home here in Gilbert, Arizona was only letting out one square inch of air as shown in the test. Now that’s a tightly sealed home! In case you’re wondering how that’s possible, here are just a few of the details we tend to when building each home.

1)      Windows – weep holes
See the small holes in the photo to the right? They are called weep holes. Every window has holes like these on the inside and the outside of the frame to keep it from collecting moisture between the panes. However, most windows’ weep holes are lined up so you can actually see straight through one end and out the other. In many of our Shea homes, we use Paramount Windows which install weep holes that are offset from one another and prevent air and dust particles from blowing directly through to the inside of your home.


2)      Cathedralized Insulation
At Shea Homes we build many homes with a Cathedralized Attic, also known as a conditioned attic space, which is an unvented attic with the insulation installed between the upper wood members of the roof trusses instead of at the

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It might seem like all new home communities are the same. They are all new, so there isn’t going to be much to distinguish them. Right? Wrong! We believe our  neighborhood in Serrano is truly one-of-a-kind.

Bramasole at Serrano is a community of elegant new homes in six floor plans that range from three to six bedrooms, with three and half to four and half baths, and begin at a roomy 2,970 square feet to a very spacious 4,367 square feet. There’s the perfect size for your family here.

All of our Bramasole homes are anything but cookie cutter. There are so many options to customize your new home and many beautiful standard features. This gated community is 24-hour man patrolled. Oversized kitchen islands open to family rooms, spectacular views, artistic architecture and courtyard entrances. Plus they are all made the quality you’d expect from a Shea home.

And it’s not just our homes that are amazing. The Bramasole at Serrano community is in an enviable location. Walking distance to an 18-hole championship golf course and clubhouse, close to local shopping and dining, plus recreation on the Delta and Lake Tahoe make for a perfect neighborhood. To keep the place looking pristine at all times, the HOA even maintains front yard landscaping. It’s a place you can’t help but fall in love with.

You might think all of these fabulous features are out of your reach, but home prices begin at a reasonable $445,000 and Shea is committed to helping you make this your new home, from financing to helping you pick out paint colors!

If you’re interested in this fantastic community, we’d love to talk with you. We’re located at 2334 Picasso Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. Our hours are Saturday through Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm, and Wednesday 2 pm – 6 pm, with

Thursday and Friday hours by appointment. Call the office at (916) 939-2357 to speak with someone today or stop by during our office hours. We’d love to help make this your new home!



A Shea SPACES Home and up to $15,000 of Incentives – SWEET!

by Shea Homes Colorado on October 20, 2011


SPACES just got Sweeter!  Close on select SPACES homes in Reunion and Highlands Ranch by December 30, 2011 and get some SWEET Treats.  $5,000 in closing costs, $5,000 in technology and entertainment upgrades AND another $5,000 from select packages including appliances, window coverings or landscaping.*  For full details go online to SweetSheaSpaces.com. [read more…]

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Tresana – More ‘La Dolce Vita’ for Your Dollar

October 20, 2011

  Inspired by the quaint  hillside village that shares its name, Shea Home’s Tresana truly captures ‘la dolce vita’ – the sweet life.  This Tuscan inspired, low-maintenance lifestyle community features three collections of homes offering exquisite floorplan designs, including ranches and main-floor masters, at extemely attractive prices.  All of this combined with the amazing Highlands […]

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Who will you build your history with?

October 19, 2011

Everyone has a story, a history of who they are, where they’ve been, and who and what they have invested their time, love and passion in.  At Shea Homes, we’ve chosen to invest in you. In young professionals. In grandparents. In kids. In teachers. In stay-at-home moms. In journalists. In construction workers. In blue collar. […]

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Shea Homes at Riviera – Why We Are Different

October 14, 2011

What’s that, you say? The Ballantyne area of Charlotte is sprinkled with condominium neighborhoods, so what’s so special about Riviera? Well, first off, Riviera doesn’t LOOK like a condominium neighborhood. Our unique triplex design gives a streetscape of single-family homes with garages. Second, our condos are laid out more like homes than attached units.

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Make Some Space – How to create your own personal living space with Shea

October 12, 2011

There is something about a house, the way you move and live inside it, which can make fit like a glove or can cause it to contribute to daily frustration. Every family has a certain flow to their lifestyle, and the way your home is built can either facilitate or hinder that flow. Maybe you […]

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The Larsons Show Why Downsizing Has Its Ups

October 11, 2011

Montage residents Geoff and Joyce Larson share with us this week why their new Montage home is a perfect “fit” for their lifestyle. They found their “just-right-sized” home in the three-bedroom, three-bath Arcadia at Ivy. Here’s their story… We had been watching the Shea Montage Community grow for a number of years and had been […]

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Together, We Conserve

October 11, 2011

Throughout the 125 plus years since the founding of the JF Shea Companies, Shea has been involved in the construction of water projects. For example, Shea helped construct the Hoover Dam, the nation’s largest man-made reservoir and the Bonneville Dam, which supplied essential power for the Portland-area shipyards and aluminum plants, essential to America’s success […]

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