September 2013

CaptureAdjacent to our sister community of Marbella in the East Valley, we are now selling in the beautiful master-planned community of The Bridges at Gilbert!  We just opened the first of two communities, Elements, with our second community opening later this year.  Elements features four different models named Earth, Fire, Water and Air, all of which are two-story homes. This community accommodates 99 lots with a typical lot size of 45X102. The homes here range from 1,675-2,178 square feet with pricing starting at $239,990.  Elements is one of the first communities within The Bridges among all the builders to be fully open with completed model homes to tour. Retreat at The Bridges will be our next community here, opening at the end of November.  Retreat will boast six floor plans ranging from 1,500-2,468 square feet. Pricing for this community is still being determined.

The Bridges is a new master-planned neighborhood designed with family in mind, and offering recreational amenities such as: covered picnic areas, BBQ grills, walking trails, play structures, basketball/bocce ball courts, picnic tables and beautiful landscape. Families have the space and resources necessary to entertain and relax. The community also offers the convenience of a central location – Higley and Queen Creek roads – where elementary, middle and high schools can be found within two to four miles of the neighborhood and fine arts centers, sports stadiums and community centers are also close by.

Elements and Retreat will continue to uphold our Environments for Living (EFL) designation. With the temperatures in the valley continually rising, it is important to build energy efficient homes that last. The EFL designation is a two-year guarantee that the home won’t exceed a specified energy limit. If the home goes over the guarantee, a refund of the difference is given. These homes are built for optimum energy efficiency and also carry the newly upgraded ENERGY STAR 3.0 rating.

For more information about Elements at The Bridges and other Shea Homes’ communities across the Valley, please call 1-866-696-7432 or visit  To watch our informational videos, please visit our YouTube channel.  For more information on Shea Homes and what we’re up to at the Arizona division, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and get inspired with us on Pinterest.


Available Inventory and Dirt-start Opportunities at SPACES at Reunion

by Shea Homes Colorado on September 26, 2013


The immensely popular Porchfront Collection of SPACES homes offered by Shea at Reunion now has three chic homes available directly across from Southlawn Park that will complete early next year. These ingenious designs lend themselves well to charming curb appeal and the urban feel originally established in this high plains community just over ten years ago. In addition, Shea has dirt-start opportunities for those buyers who want to build their home from the ground up. Taking quick action on one of these dirt-start opportunities will give buyers a $4,000 incentive towards interior design options, closing costs, or an interest rate-buy down**. Please see a community representative for details.

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The three homes currently under construction along Southlawn Circle will be ready for move-in early next year. If you act soon you can select personalized interior design finishes for each of these homes. The first home is a 1,808-square-foot Plan 3005 with three sleeps, 3 washes, and a convenient second-level clean. In addition, this home offers a sensible cook with eat bar, chat, and watch with a 40-inch flat panel television. Priced at $229,400* this endearing home has 9-foot main-floor ceilings, stainless steel kitchen appliances, and a 792-square-foot unfinished basement. [read more…]


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Fantastic Inventory and Dirt-start Opportunities at BackCountry

by Shea Homes Colorado on September 18, 2013


Shea Homes is proud to offer carefree luxury living with its Whispering Wind Collection of detached villas at beautiful BackCountry. Now available is one home currently under construction as well as three outstanding homesites on which you can build the plan of your choice.

The Whispering Wind Collection is base-priced from $526,400* and offers luxurious, yet uncomplicated living. With 2,457 – 3,475-square feet of living space, each villa in this distinct collection includes a fabulous kitchen and master bedroom, formal dining room, generous great room, and serene outdoor retreat while offering basement finish options for secondary bedrooms, media/game rooms, and recreation rooms. In addition, each plan has room for three cars. Carefree living includes front yard maintenance and snow removal from drives and sidewalks. [read more…]


Customer Care Connection: How To Caulk Bathroom Sinks and Tubs

by Shea Homes Arizona on September 13, 2013

This week on our Shea Homes Arizona social media, we featured another “Customer Care Connection” video teaching you how to fill in those cracks and crevices that happen in your bathroom sinks and tubs. Leaving these mishaps go unattended can be harmful to you and your family’s health, so we at Shea Homes are here to show you just how quick and easy this task is!

Caulk is a sealant made from either latex or silicone_MG_9532-100 that is used throughout the home to fill in gaps and seal out moisture. When it comes to the bathroom, it is especially important to seal in gaps and repair cracks around the tub and sink, as these are surfaces that face high levels of moisture and varying temperature changes. The best indicators that a sealant is necessary are small cracks between the backsplash and the tub or the sink and the wall behind it. Though the crevices may seem small, using caulk as a strong sealant prevents mold, dry rot, and pest problems.

When choosing a caulk, find one that is silicone based because, unlike latex, it is flexible throughout varying temperatures, does not support mildew growth and is completely waterproof. There are two different types of silicone caulk, one is an acid cure that works on smooth surfaces such as glass or glazed tile, the other is a neutral cure which works on rough surfaces such as wood or metal. Therefore, when purchasing caulk for bathroom surfaces look for one that is a silicone, acid cure.

In order to begin the process, be sure to remove the old caulk with either a utility knife, razor or flathead screwdriver; this creates a clean workspace while also removing built up mold, mildew and soap scum. After the old caulk has been removed, wipe down the surface with a clean cloth to dry. Then, cut the opening of the tube to fit the job at hand. After the opening of the tube is cut to size, pierce the tip of the opening to activate and hold the tube over a receptacle to test. With the tube of caulk securely set within a caulk gun, hold it steadily at a 45 degree angle and, slightly above the surface, create a line of caulk filling in the gap. After the bead (line) is set, use your index finger to smooth out the surface and remove any excess caulk. It is helpful to have a damp rag and a dry paper towel handy to use after smoothing to wipe your hands clean. Finally, allow 24 to 36 hours before using the shower, bath or sink to give the caulk time to cure before exposing it to moisture.

To see more Customer Care Connection videos, please visit our YouTube channel.  For more information on Shea Homes and what we’re up to at the Arizona division, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and get inspired with us on Pinterest.


Going. Going. Almost Gone. At SPACES At The Ranch!

September 11, 2013

  As sales wind down for the incredibly popular SPACES community in Highlands Ranch, Shea Homes has released the final homes, the models, for sale. Each home is filled with beautiful interior design finishes and upgrades including well-designed built-ins, stylish window coverings, unique designer paint schemes, upgraded flooring, and more. Each home also has an unfinished […]

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Shea Homes for the Touchdown!

September 6, 2013

Football season is no longer around the corner, it’s here and it’s time to pull out the salsa bowl and the face paint! Naturally, football season comes with parties, and these parties require a home to host. If the home ends up being yours, this may or may not be something you look forward to […]

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Your Lot, Your Home, Your Lifestyle At BackCountry

September 5, 2013
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  When considering the purchase of a new home, buyers have a vision of what type of 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 Shadow Walk Collection by […]

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Get to know your neighbors at Frame+Focus

September 5, 2013

At Shea Homes San Diego’s newest project, Frame + Focus, the emphasis is on community. Both styles of townhomes are designed to help residents socialize and connect with their neighbors. Each home at Frame has a rear yard and access to a common motor court, while at Focus, front doors open to a community courtyard. Director […]

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