February 2014

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Live Large At The Water Dance Collection at BackCountry

by Shea Homes Colorado on February 28, 2014

The Water Dance Collection of homes by Shea at BackCountry offers homebuyers sophisticated design and ample living space with homes ranging in size from 3,439 to 3,908 square feet. Currently, Shea has a few of these exquisite homes that will be ready later this year.

The first of these homes is a Stonewalk plan. This impressive 3,637-square-foot plan with four bedrooms and 4-1/2 bathrooms exhibits distinctive 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. This exemplary home is priced at $694,604*. [read more…]


Adjacent 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!  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 landscaping throughout. Families have the space and resources necessary to entertain, relax and play.

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.

Shea offers two distinct communities within The Bridges – Elements and Retreat:

Elements at The Bridges


Elements features four different models named Earth, Fire, Water and Air, all of which are two-story homes. The homes in this community range from 1,675-2,178 square feet with pricing starting at $239,990.  View floor plans and details here.

Retreat at The Bridges


Retreat boasts six floor plans: Serenity, Majestic, Harmony, Tranquility, Inspiration, and Reflection, ranging from 1,500-2,468 square feet, featuring both one- and two- story homes, and with pricing starting at $239,990. View floor plans and details here.

Elements and Retreat both hold the Environments for Living (EFL) designation. With the temperatures in the valley an annual concern, we know you want an energy efficient home. The EFL designation is a two-year guarantee that your home won’t exceed a specified energy limit. If the home goes over the guarantee, a refund of the difference is given to you, the homeowner. These homes are built for optimum energy efficiency and also carry the recently upgraded ENERGY STAR 3.0 rating.

Visit our website for more information about Elements or Retreat at The Bridges and other Shea Homes’ communities across the Valley or you can call toll free: 1-866-696-7432.  To watch our informational videos, please visit our YouTube channel.  For more information on Shea Homes and what we’re up to in Arizona, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and join us for some inspiration on Pinterest.


Spring Clean the Air in Your Home

by Kelly Moorcroft on February 25, 2014


Hints of spring are in the air, what else is? Your home tends to experience a bit more traffic in the winter, and with that increased traffic comes more dust, dirt, and other allergens.  You want to start spring fresh, so it’s time to clean the air in your home.  Here are a few tips on how to do just that:

Deep clean your furniture:
-Couch cushions most likely only get removed when you’re on a search for a fallen remote, or a swallowed cell phone; but try giving these crevices a deep clean. Remove all your couch cushions and vacuum. Really get in there, try to reach every crevice, nook, and cranny. This will help to eliminate accumulated dust and dirt, plus who knows what hidden treasures you might find along the way.

-Take your cushion covers off and wash them according to the tags directions. If you have a leather sofa use a leather cleaning solution to get rid of any build up.

-Lift up your furniture, we know…the couch is heavy, but in our mission to eliminate dirt and dust this step is crucial. The spaces underneath furniture may be harboring dust and dirt fugitives, don’t let them linger.

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Smart And Practical Living At Stepping Stone By Shea Homes

by Shea Homes Colorado on February 25, 2014


Base priced from the upper $200s – mid $400s, and ranging in size from 1,863 – 3,110 square feet, the Shea SPACES Discovery Collection at Stepping Stone is a new collection of homes that are smart and practical – just the way you live your life. From the character of the exterior elevations to the clean lines and interior finishes, these ten plans integrate traditional and modern influences inside and out. The flexibility of SPACES allows you to express yourself in how you define your surroundings. Forget compartmentalized rooms. A SPACES home grants you the freedom to create the areas you desire most.

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Flex your imagination in this spacious 5003 plan. Integrated in this 2,834-square-foot home are cleverly-designed living spaces that include 4-bedrooms, 3-1/2 bathrooms, main-floor office, a spacious watch area with fireplace, well-appointed cook with meal bar, dining area, main-floor create space, large clean with ample counter space, cabinets, and sink, walk-in shower at the master bath, covered outdoor patio, and a 2-car garage with a 1-car side-load garage. Beautiful design touches include laminate wood-style flooring on the main-floor, tile flooring in the bathrooms and laundry room, stone countertops in the kitchen with a full tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances including a gas range, and maple chocolate apple cabinetry. Priced at $455,166*, you can move into this home in April! [read more…]


The Home Energy Rating System: See how your home measures up

February 21, 2014

As a homeowner, when it comes to energy efficiency, you deserve to know how your home stacks up against the rest. That’s why the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) created the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index. The HERS® Index was created in order to give homeowners and homebuyers a standard for measuring the energy […]

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Feng Shui, Part 2: How you can lead a life of health, wealth and happiness through the layout of your home

February 14, 2014

Feng Shui Master, Denise Liotta-Dennis of Dragon Gate Feng Shui, LLC, is back and giving more informational details on Eastern Feng Shui and how it is incorporated into some of Shea Homes Arizona’s homes! Does Feng Shui interfere with a person’s beliefs? Not at all; some people mistakenly believe Feng Shui is a religion—it is […]

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Tour Shea’s Luxury Villas In Award-winning BackCountry

February 14, 2014

  Shea Homes is proud to offer luxury living with its Whispering Wind Collection of detached villas at beautiful BackCountry. This collection of exceptional homes is base-priced from $533,900* and offers upscale, 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 […]

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Homemade with Love

February 11, 2014

  Looking for a way to treat your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? Try this simple white chocolate Valentine’s popcorn recipe along with Valentine’s bark for a sugar high, or go for a savory selection like tomato tulips. If you want to be inspired by fun February decor, take a look at this elegant Valentine’s Day mantle arrangement or throw together these […]

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Find Yourself at Ridgeview and Hideaway at Johnson Ranch

February 7, 2014

As a master planned community, Johnson Ranch is designed for today’s active family lifestyle. The community offers exciting amenities such as multiple recreation centers, pools, spas, picnic pavilions with built in barbecues, lighted tennis and basketball courts, softball and soccer fields, playgrounds and pocket parks, an eighteen hole public golf course, club house, a catch […]

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Shea SPACES Urban-chic Home At Reunion

February 6, 2014
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  The immensely popular SPACES homes offered by Shea at Reunion now has an available home that will complete next month. These versatile contemporary designs lend themselves well to the hip urban feel originally established in this high plains community just over ten years ago. This home is ideally located near Reunion Park and the […]

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