March 2012

10 ways the Shea SpaceBuilder can help you build your home

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 30, 2012

There are a lot of things to consider when laying out your home furnishings.  Will the couch fit in that corner?  Do we need another bookshelf for that wall?  Would this room work for the pool table?  Inevitably, you’ll probably change your mind about the layout at least a few times before settling on one that works for you and your family. 

If you’re thinking about purchasing a home or if you’re already in the process of building your Shea Home, why not get a head start on planning your layout using the Shea Homes SpaceBuilder? With the ability to visualize key features of your floor plan as well as place and modify furniture, fixtures and other aspects of the home, it’s sure to help prevent several hours of furniture shuffling. 

To use the SpaceBuilder, just visit www.SheaHomes.com/newhomes/phoenix and select the community and floorplan you want to explore. Then click on the green, right hand icon that says “Explore this Floorplan.” 

Here are ten things to try while you’re there: 

1)      Change the home’s features by clicking “Explore” at the top. Many floorplans have optional balconies, additional bathrooms or hobby room modifications.

2)      “Flip” the floorplan to see what it would be like as the reverse layout.

3)      Check to see if the kids’ furniture will fit in their bedrooms. You can even add measurements! Just [read more…]

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During our Buy a lot. Get a lot! promotion you can build your SPACES dream home from scratch at Reunion and you will get a lot more than just the fun of making it your own.  Until the end of April, 2012 receive $4,000 toward closing costs, a free refrigerator and washer/dryer set.  Hurry while select lots are available! [read more…]

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Colorado New Home Seekers Should Look For Amenities To Die For!

by Shea Homes Colorado on March 26, 2012

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When hunting for a new home in Colorado, it’s just as important to consider the setting of your new home as it is the home itself. Unfortunately, in their haste to find that perfect bedroom and bath fit, too many home seekers fail to put enough emphasis on a home’s surrounding amenities. Then, after they settle in, and the novelty of their new dwelling wears off, they find themselves suppressing a nagging buyer’s remorse that their new Colorado home doesn’t really fit their lifestyle very well.

The best way to keep this from happening is to find a home that accommodates as much of your outside-the-home life’s demands as it does your inside-the-home needs. Finding the right balance between the two can be a challenge, but if you truly want to live the life of your dreams and be the envy of your social circle, find a community that offers a magnificent selection of luxury homes surrounded by a bounty of amenities to die fore!

The best place to look? BackCountry in Highlands Ranch, Colorado’s 2012 Community of the Year – a breathtaking master-planned community with an abundance of jaw-dropping homes and amenities. [read more…]

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The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 23, 2012

That’s a phrase many of us grew up hearing, especially those of us who played a team sport: Every individual’s efforts added together usually don’t result in something nearly as great as the whole body of people working cohesively does. 

At Shea Homes we are definitely on board for teamwork and as a team we believe that everyone can accomplish more. However, we’re convinced that the parts still matter. 

Whether in product innovation, price point or customer service, we believe that as each person plays their part and improves individually, so does the end product for the customer. 

That’s why every year, each member of the Shea Homes family sits down to set some goals. They are goals for us, but they are also goals for you, the customer. The Shea Homes business model is divided into our Vision, Mission and Purpose—as well as or four business drivers that everything boils down to: honesty and integrity, teamwork, passion for the customer, and competitive spirit. Each team member’s goals reflect how they want to grow in each of these areas. 

As a company, there is nothing more exciting than to see our employees growing in each area so that we can provide an ultimately better product and service to our customers. 

Want to learn more about what these values mean to us? Check out our YouTube playlist and hear what our community representatives have to say. Or take a closer look and see how honesty, integrity, passion for the customer and teamwork from our end benefit you as a customer.

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Mortgage Insurance Rates Increasing on FHA Loans

March 21, 2012




  FHA Mortgage Insurance Rates Will Be Going Up on All New Loans Assigned April 9, 2012 and After. FHA Loans are loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). These insured loans minimize the risk lenders face by allowing buyers a down payment less than 20% of the price of the home. FHA Loans […]

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Growing Happy Sprouts, in the Garden and Home

March 16, 2012




  Video games and computers are great for hand-eye coordination but are not comparable to the sensory, learning experience of playing in the dirt. Gardening with a child is sure to create a shared memory and might even become the start a lifelong hobby. There are many reasons to garden with your child, including the […]

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What is Highlands Ranch’s Greatest Appeal?

March 16, 2012




  Scott Matthias discusses the current market environment for Highlands Ranch in Denver including the biggest draws, lifestyle, market trends and remaining new homes available.

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Peoria, AZ: Five Things You Don’t Want to Miss Out On

March 9, 2012




Are you thinking about moving to the Northwest side of town? Peoria is an up and coming area with a lot to offer to up and coming families. Here are a few things that the community has to offer:  1)      Rio Vista Community Park – From playgrounds and tot-lots to sand volleyball courts and batting cages—the […]

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Lifestyle Gardening: Tips to make dining and entertaining in the garden festive and romantic

March 2, 2012




With cooler weather with us for another month or two, it’s time to get out and enjoy it!  There’s nothing quite so relaxing as beautiful, intimate outdoor garden spaces in which to rest, have a morning cup of coffee, dine or entertain.  Creating these garden rooms is a rewarding activity that combines a bit of […]

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