March 2013

Easter Celebrations Here In Phoenix…

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 29, 2013

colored-eggs-in-easter-basketUnsure of how you want to celebrate the Easter holiday in the Valley this year? We have a few family-friendly options as well as pet-friendly options to choose from! Enjoy!

3/30 Governor’s Egg Roll and Easter Festival

Join Governor Jan Brewer as she kicks off the “egg roll” featuring on-stage entertainment, face painting, an Easter-outfit competition and zoo animals! The Easter Bunny will even arrive in a helicopter! Head over to the Wigwam at Litchfield Park this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.  It’s $15 for general admission and $7 for ages 3 to 12.

3/30 Villa La Paws Easter Eggstravaganza

No kids? Here is something for you and your four-legged family to enjoy! This Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., head over to the Villa La Paws Resort and Spa to see your dog compete and test its nose skills in the hot dog hunt! The dog that collects the most hot dogs will be rewarded with a prize.  There will be various pet vendors and animals available for adoption.  The resort and spa is located at 3618 W. Bell Road in Glendale.

3/30 KidsPark Easter Celebration

All day and all night on Saturday, KidsPark at 4848 E. Cactus Road in Scottsdale, is open for you to drop your child off for fun arts and crafts, Easter eggs hunts, games and the Bunny Hop! The cost is $8/hour, $12/hour for two children and $3 extra for each additional child.

3/30-3/31 Easter Egg Hunt at Wildlife World Zoo

This annual egg hunt returns at the Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium with thousands of eggs for your children to grab!  Ages 7 and younger will begin the hunt at 1:30 p.m. and ages 8 and older will begin at 3:30 p.m. The Easter egg hunt is free with paid admission to the zoo. Exhibits are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The zoo is located at 16501 W. Northern Avenue near Litchfield Park. The cost is $31, $15 for ages 3-12 or for the aquarium only, $18, $9.50 for ages 3-12.

Interested in Easter brunch? Check out these Phoenix restaurants for a delicious family meal!

Lon’s

  • 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley
  • (602) 955-7878, www.hermosainn.com
  • From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Includes a $75 four-course meal

Beckett’s Table

  • 3717 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
  • (602) 954-1700, www.beckettstable.com
  • From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Includes dishes ranging from $5-$15 and drinks from $4-$7

Wrigley Mansion

  • 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix
  • (602) 955-4079, www.wrigleymansionclub.com
  • Three seatings (10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m.)
  • Includes champagne, roast lamb, carved ham and prime rib, salad and dessert
  • $75; $37.50 ages 6-12; 5 or younger eat free

Here at Shea Homes Arizona, we wish you a happy and healthy Easter holiday!

Reference: www.azcentral.com

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Find Your Happy Place at Tresana’s Tapestry Collection

by Shea Homes Colorado on March 27, 2013

 

Stylish attached living from the $200s
Buyers searching for stylish home design, low-maintenance living, and convenient community access are finding their way to the quaint Italian-inspired neighborhood of Tresana in Highlands Ranch. Shea Homes invites you to tour revitalized models and take advantage of base pricing starting from the low $200s on townhome-style residences in its popular Tapestry Collection.

The Tapestry Collection features four home styles – a ranch, a flat, and two townhome-style residences each with an attached 2-car garage. These innovative homes offer intimate living spaces, generously sized living or great rooms, well-designed kitchens, and casual dining areas.

Available Homes
Check out two 1,524-square-foot Jacquard plans that will be ready this fall. These homes are priced at $256,701** and $250,285**. The living spaces in this open and innovated residence are situated on the second level with easy access from the first-level two car garage. In addition to two bedrooms and two bathrooms this home has a vast great room adjacent to both the dining area and kitchen, and a deck with access from the master and dining room. [read more…]

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Shea Offers Great Opportunities at Reunion

by Shea Homes Colorado on March 27, 2013

 

SPACES Homes from the $190’s
Dig It! Build a new home from the ground up at SPACES at Reunion and you’ll dig the cool stuff you’ll get… $1,000 towards Design Center options AND up to $4,000 towards closing costs!*

Modern, Practical and Smart
The SPACES design approach takes a new perspective with open and economical floor plans, bright and airy interior space that is maximized by the elimination of useless walls, hallways and rarely used formal rooms. The homes are value engineered with nine-foot ceilings on the main level, flexible extra room space for growing families, or a home office, or workout room. It’s urban inspired with spacious European-styled eat-in kitchens; and practical full-sized garages with extra room for play or storage. [read more…]

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Owning vs. Renting – How homeowners come out on top

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 22, 2013

Have you ever wondered what the real differences are between renting and owning a home?  The average Americans’ motivations range from the financial perks, to a desire for a stable community, to the hope of creating a unique atmosphere for their family.

There are a lot of financial benefits from which all homeowners’ profit.  Some new homebuyers may worry about having to pay interest on a mortgage and property taxes when they buy a home, but did you know that both of these expenses are tax deductible?  In addition, as a renter, money paid to a landlord or property management company builds net worth for someone else and rent can go up at any time.  However, owning your home builds financial stability and longevity.  The money you pay toward a mortgage builds your net worth, and with a fixed rate mortgage, your payment and interest rate are guaranteed to stay the same. The differences between a homeowner’s and a renter’s net worth are huge! 

Average net worth of homeowners vs. renters

Annual income

Owners

Renters

$80,000 and up

$451,200

$87,400

$50,000 to $79,999

$194,610

$25,000

$30,000 to $49,999

$126,500

$10,600

$16,000 to $29,999

$112,600

$4,240

Under $16,000

$73,000

$500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: VIP Forum, Federal Reserve Board

In addition to raising their net worth, Shea Homeowners can help protect valuable energy resources with Shea Homes’ energy efficient construction, instead of potentially wasting lots of energy on the less efficient constructions and appliances in many apartments and older homes.  With expertly insulated exterior walls, dual-paned windows, energy efficient

appliances and water heaters, and energy saving air conditioning and heating systems, every Shea Home is built to use energy to its fullest potential.

Beyond all of the financial benefits, the great community atmosphere you’ll find in every Shea Homes neighborhood is a great reason to purchase a new home.  When the residents of a community own their homes, they are more likely to invest in the neighborhood relationally.  If you are looking for a stable community and a sense of belonging, then homeownership could be right for you.

Finally, homeowners enjoy the ability to customize their living space.  Did you ever want to paint a child’s bedroom or an accent wall in the kitchen? What about installing a barbeque, or designing your own landscaping?  Often times when you rent there are restrictions about what changes you can make to your home or apartment.  However, when you are the owner your only limit is your own imagination!  You can create your own dream living space.

What are the reasons you chose to buy a home instead of rent?  What do you love about owning your home?  We would love to hear from you.

To learn more, visit SheaHomes.com here for more owning versus renting information, or take a look at our Facebook page!

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More Reasons To Make Reunion Your New Hometown

March 21, 2013
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  Great Homes from the $190’s Dig It! Build a new home from the ground up at SPACES at Reunion and you’ll dig the cool stuff you’ll get… $1,000 towards Design Center options AND up to $4,000 towards closing costs!* Shea Homes’ SPACES design approach takes a new perspective with open and economical floor plans, bright […]

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Express Yourself At BackCountry And Choose The Site!

March 21, 2013
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  When dreaming of a new home, buyers have a vision of what community they want to reside in, what living spaces they desire, and what design finishes they prefer. They also have a strong preference regarding the site on which the home is built. At the Water Dance Collection by Shea Homes at BackCountry […]

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New Alpine Model Home Opens at Winding Walk neighborhood in Concord, NC

March 19, 2013
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Shea Homes recently opened its newest model home in Winding Walk in Concord, NC. The Alpine model features a luxurious first-floor master suite, covered rear porch, and the perfect space for entertaining in the Family/Morning room. This home includes 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths plus 2 powder rooms, totaling 4,347 square feet. The Alpine represents […]

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Landsdowne Grand Opening Event

March 18, 2013




  This past weekend Bay Meadows opened to the public and the excitement surrounding the opening of our newest community, Landsdowne, was unparalleled. Hundreds of prospective homebuyers attended the four hour grand opening event, visiting the brand new Welcome Center and meeting with community representatives. Bay Meadows, in San Mateo, was home to the famous […]

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Italian-inspired Tresana Brings Sophistication to Attached Living

March 18, 2013
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  If you are looking for sophisticated attached living in an ideal location give yourself the gift of a new home in the Italian-inspired neighborhood of Tresana in Highlands Ranch. Here, you will find stunning residences from the Shea Homes Montage Collection that fulfill your desire for style, convenience, and value. Located at University and […]

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Coral Ridge at Blackstone Grand Opens March 16th!

March 15, 2013




  Come join the fun as we grand open our newest Orange County community – Coral Ridge at Blackstone!  So our visitors can truly view the beauty of Blackstone, a day event and sunset event are planned starting from 10am through 7pm this Saturday, March 16th. Enjoy refreshments including on-site oven-baked cookies, a barista and […]

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