April 2013

Grand Opening and Release at Tralee on 5/4

by Shea Homes Northern California on April 29, 2013


We opened our brand new model homes at Tralee in Dublin this weekend. The official Grand Opening is May 4th, but we couldn’t wait to give a sneak peek to those who came out to see us! We had a great turnout at our soft opening; many were ranting and raving about the newly furnished homes!

Our brand new models will be open to the public all week, but May 4th is the official Grand Opening along with the release of four new homes!

Tralee offers new homes with modern convenience, providing easy access to all the benefits of Bay Area living. The Dublin location combines a beautiful Tri-Valley location with a superb climate. San Francisco and Silicon Valley are just a hop away on BART, or by driving the nearby 580 & 680 freeways. Refreshingly designed for walkability, Shea’s new community at Tralee in Dublin can be enjoyed without burning an ounce of gasoline.

Tralee offers 3 unique floor plans – 3 to 4 bedrooms with 3 to 3 ½ bathrooms and 3 stories that maximize energy efficiency and natural light. Whirlpool® appliances get you started on the right foot with quality that’s meant to last. Every detail in every Tralee home, with its spacious floor plans, has been planned by Shea Homes to reduce your worries and let you start living. Tralee homes are designed and wired for the digital age, including computer and media connections. Your garage comes complete with a charging outlet for that electric car you’ve been thinking about.

Tralee’s new townhomes are in the center of everything. Shopping, dining, recreation, and public transportation are conveniently nearby. Step outside, and Tralee immediately transforms from your friendly home to your welcoming community. Bring a towel and jump in the Tralee pool anytime the sun beckons. Pack a basket for a picnic in the nearby parks. Grab a cappuccino, a snack, or an easy dinner in the Shops at Tralee, located just steps away from Tralee.

Don’t forget to come to our Grand Opening and Release on May 4th at 10am. You must pre-qualify on or before 4/29 to participate in the release.

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Visit our website for more information or call the sales office (925) 829-5811.


Shea Homes Mini Hero: Emery Miller, age 14

by Shea Homes Arizona on April 27, 2013

Our first Shea Homes Mini Hero of 2013 is 14-year-old Emery Miller. Emery was born with a hole in his heart, rhythm issues with his heart, and a severely defective aortic valve, which had his mother, Lori, completely overwhelmed from the start. “The first three to four years were the hardest because it was just constant, there was constantly something,” said Lori. Whether it was speech therapy, dealing with feeding tubes or teaching her son a sense of normalcy, Lori said, “Whatever comes our way, we will make it through together.” And that is just what they do.

Together, Lori and Emery have endured four-open heart surgeries, the emotional and physical toll of Emery’s condition and keeping their lives as normal as possible. More recently, Emery underwent a fifth, less invasive and experimental procedure calledemery the Melody Heart Valve procedure. Emery was the first kid in Arizona to undergo this procedure, where his doctor used a catheter to replace a valve in his heart with a cow’s jugular vein. It was more than successful; Emery, his family and close friends just celebrated his one year “heart-iversary”. “It’s really an experience that I will always take with me, especially when I had a surprise party for it that all my friends came to so it was fantastic,” said Emery about his new heart and surprise celebration.

To help spread awareness for heart disease; Emery participates in a number of events, including the Phoenix Heart Walk in February, American Heart Month. He has raised over $200,000 for the American Heart Association in Phoenix and has created a yearly “bear drive” at Christmas where he takes teddy bear donations to give to every kid in the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

With his inspiring and uplifting attitude, Emery travels around the nation to speak to kids his age about staying positive when you’re forced to overcome adversity. He has been publicly speaking since age 5 here in Phoenix, Seattle and Los Angeles. “At my young age, it’s taught me how fortunate I am and kids don’t realize how fortunate they can be,” Emery said. He continues to get many requests to speak at several schools here in the Valley. Outside of Arizona, Emery spoke in Los Angeles for Lift up America, a motivational program for kids and attended a celebration for American Heart Month at the White House where he met and talked with Obama’s top aids. Emery is also a keynote speaker and advocate for organizations like The American Heart Association and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Emery and Lori Miller are truly an inspiration and a testament to perseverance.  They will soon move into their new home in Spaces at Evans Ranch, a Shea Homes Arizona community, where they said it actually “felt like home.”


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Exquisite Attached Residences At Tresana Offer Luxurious Living

by Shea Homes Colorado on April 26, 2013


If your desire for la dolce vita, the sweet life, includes refined luxury and carefree living, consider the Essenza Collection of attached residences by Shea Homes at Tresana. Buyers are attracted to this popular collection of homes for its impeccable designs and styling as well as the neighborhood’s ambiance and convenient location. Located at University and C470, on-the-go residents can be on their way to downtown Denver, the Denver Tech Center, or the mountains in no time.

The Essenza Collection captures the sought-after essence of sophisticated living and pairs it with exquisite architectural detailing and elegant living spaces. The five stunning plans in this collection range in size from 2,615 – 3,241 square feet and feature a ranch, main-floor master, and 2-story designs. In addition to three bedrooms, notable features include unique front entries, great rooms with fireplaces, morning rooms, hearth rooms, formal and casual entertainment areas, and 3-car garages. Taking advantage of the incomparable hillside location, the five plans in this collection have partially finished walk-out basements with additional finish options available. With stucco, extensive stonework, and wrought-iron detailing the exteriors of these home are as equally impressive as the interiors.

New construction underway
Shea Homes has a stunning Enoteca home that will be ready this December. Act soon and you can take advantage of a $10,000 dirt-start incentive** and a $10,000 Shea Mortgage incentive** that can be applied towards personal interior design finishes that reflect your individual style and flair. Please see a community representative for full details. [read more…]



Whether you want to build a new home from the ground up or purchase a home currently under construction, the Water Dance Collection by Shea Homes at BackCountry can meet your needs. Shea currently has two stunning homes that will be ready for move-in by the end of the year as well as three homesites on which you can build the Water Dance plan of your choice.

Available homes
Construction on two Stonewalk homes will be complete by the end of the year. The 4-bedroom, 4-1/2 bath Stonewalk is an impressive 3,637-square-foot plan that exhibits sophisticated and thoughtful design. Living spaces include a fantastic kitchen with large morning room, breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, and homework station; a great room with fireplace and volume ceiling; a den; a formal dining room with butler’s pantry; and a convenient second-level laundry room. Additionally, the covered outdoor dining terrace will be a popular gathering place for family and guests. These homes are currently priced at $669,754* and $742,730*. This is not the final price as buyers still have time to select interior design finishes.

Dirt start opportunities
If you want to select the lot on which to build the plan of your choice, you can take advantage of two dirt-start opportunities now available. These diverse opportunities include flat and walkout sites that range from 8,435 – 9,937 square feet in size and back to open space. Premiums on these spacious lots are from $35,000 – $55,000. If you act quickly your purchase may be eligible for a dirt-start incentive towards personalized interior design options. Please see a community representative for details. [read more…]


Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar Coming to BackCountry’s Sundial House

April 23, 2013
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  When Peter and Delinda Fatianow considered the next step for their growing and popular boutique eatery, Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar, they envisioned an arm that would have all the authentic taste of the popular fare they’d become known for – light, easy, elegant and accessible food – but with a nod toward casual […]

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Shea Homes of Charlotte Wins Again!

April 23, 2013

The Parade of Homes Charlotte 2013 has announced the winners of the best designs in current homes for sale, model homes, and communities from the Charlotte area.  And out of the 80+ homes that were entered and, Shea Homes of Charlotte walks away with the Gold! 

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Water Dance Collection Has Available Homes And Dirt Starts

April 23, 2013
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  Whether you want to build a new home from the ground up or purchase a home currently under construction, the Water Dance Collection by Shea Homes at BackCountry can meet your needs. Shea currently has two stunning homes that will be ready for move-in by the end of the year as well as three […]

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Quick Tips on Loans and Refinancing in 2013’s Housing Market

April 19, 2013

The housing market has gone through several ups and downs the past five years, and right now, we are happy it is on the upside. So whether you’re looking for a new home to buy or you already own one, what is the next step for you in terms of loans and financing for the […]

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Forge Your Own Path at Stepping Stone by Shea Homes

April 13, 2013
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  Now open in Parker Life is about connecting one amazing experience to another – like stepping stones – until they form a direction that is entirely, uniquely your own. This is the philosophy behind the newest community by Shea Homes in Parker. Stepping Stone is a place that invites you to explore, discover, and […]

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Moving with Kids – Done Right

April 13, 2013

In the Bay Area where homes are in high demand due to good school scores, proximity to large industries, and California’s beautiful weather, we understand how finding the perfect home for your family can be taxing not only on you but on your family too. Once the search is over, and you’ve found your new […]

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