March 2014

We Build Community

by Shea Homes Northern California on March 31, 2014


At Shea Homes, we are dedicated to building more than just excellent houses. We strive to build dream homes, as well as a sense of community in every Shea neighborhood. We love seeing the smiling faces of our happy customers and hearing feedback about our communities.

One of the ways Shea shows homeowners how much we care is by hosting community gatherings and events to help residents meet their new neighbors. Our most recent homeowner party was at Landsdowne at Bay Meadows in San Mateo, and it was a spectacular success! Food, drinks, families and fun helped bring this new community together. The evening was filled with laughter and chatter and a sense of excitement about owning homes in the up-and-coming Bay Meadows area. Towards the end of the night, two of our guests were awarded thank you gifts for referring friends to Shea.
Landsdowne Homeowners Landsdowne Party

Landsdowne homeowner Celine Young (pictured below) has her own baked goods business, Celine’s Kitchen, and made all of the delicious desserts for the party. Celine’s sweet treats made her an instant hit with her new neighbors!

Celine from Celine's Kitchen

Check out more of the Landsdowne Homeowner Party photos on Flickr, then drop by one of our communities and experience the Shea Difference for yourself.

Be sure to stay up-to-date with all things Shea Homes by liking us on Facebook, or following us on Twitter and Pinterest.


How to Find Your Next Home Using

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 27, 2014

Are you hoping to find your dream home in Arizona but you’re not quite ready to start touring models in person? Today we’ll show you step by step how to find the home of your dreams on

1)      Start by opening a window by right clicking on this link and selecting “open in a new window”:

Clicking this link will lead you to a page that looks like this: 1.0

2)      From this screen, you can:

  • View move-in ready homes.
  • Learn more about the Phoenix area and request more information.
  • Search for home within a specific area of Phoenix, price range, and number of bedrooms and bathrooms.
  • Scroll down to browse all of the Shea Homes Arizona communities, and get a quick snapshot of each community including location, pricing, square footage, and number of bedrooms and bathrooms.

 3)      Let’s start by looking at move-in ready homes by clicking on this button to the left. Clicking on this button will take you to a page with a complete listing of all Shea Homes in the Phoenix area that are move-in ready.1.1

Also, as you browse through different communities, anytime you see the icon below, it means that a community has a home that is move-in ready:




4)      You can also begin by searching for a home based on your price range and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you need. 1.3


5)      After you select the price range and the number bedrooms/bathrooms you are looking for, click search and scroll down to browse the communities that match your specifications.

If you see the icon below, it signifies a community that features Shea3D home plans.




Next, click on the name of a community you would like to explore in more detail.1.5

 6)      From each community page, you can:

  • Read about the community amenities and watch videos about the area.
  • View all of the floor plans available in the community.
  • View move-in ready homes from this community.
  • View the Lot Map.
  • Learn about News and Events in the area.
  • Get Driving Directions to the models and sales office.


7)      When browsing the community’s home plans, you can click on the icon below to get a closer look at the floor plan including room dimensions by clicking on this icon:



Or you can go on a virtual tour of the home by clicking on this icon:



8)      Now, click on a home plan you would like to explore further. From this screen you can:

  • View the home’s elevation options by clicking on these arrows:1.9
  • You can also explore the floor plan in the Spacebuilder application by clicking here:2.0

The Spacebuilder Application will allow you to view an interactive floor plan and see specific room dimensions, different Shea3D lifestyle spaces, and even add your own furniture placements to help you decide if this is the right home for you.

To explore the Spacebuilder further, check out this video tutorial.

  • You can also open an interactive virtual tour of the home by clicking here:2.1

                         To learn more about the Virtual Tour application, watch this video tutorial.

9)      Last, choose your home and come for a real life tour! Contact information and driving directions are listed on the top right-hand side of all community pages.

You can always call, toll-free 866-OWN-SHEA (696-7432) or visit Shea Homes Arizona online today to explore these communities in further detail!

For more information on Shea Homes and what we’re up to in Arizona, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch our fun and informational videos on YouTube.  For more home inspiration, pin your way through our Pinterest boards!

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Shea Homes Offers Uncomplicated Living At BackCountry

by Shea Homes Colorado on March 26, 2014


The Shea Homes Whispering Wind Collection of detached villas is a collection of exceptional homes base-priced from $533,900* offering 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 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 snow removal from drives and sidewalks.

Featured Home
Scheduled to complete in Spring 2015 is a 2,457-square-foot Winding Pine ranch plan that masterfully integrates ideal living spaces. Featured in this lovely home are four bedrooms, including a main-floor master suite and guest suite with a full bath, a spacious great room with fireplace, flex room, kitchen with island, morning room, and finished basement with two secondary bedrooms, a full bath, a recreation room with fireplace, and a game/media room. Priced at $689,890* this plan also includes an outdoor dining terrace and 3-car tandem garage. Since this home is in the early stages of construction, buyers currently have the opportunity to select interior design finishes reflecting their personalize style and flair. The listed price is not final, as design options have not been selected. Please see a Community Representative for details. [read more…]


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Porchfront Homes Bring Urban Style To The Suburbs

by Shea Homes Colorado on March 24, 2014


The urban-style Porchfront Collection of SPACES homes offered by Shea at Reunion now has three charming homes available for purchase that will be ready this summer.  Each of these ingenious designs located near and along Southlawn Park lends itself well to charming curb appeal and the urban feel originally established in this flourishing high plains community.

Ready in June will be a 3-sleep, 2-1/2 wash Plan 3006 with a den, play, and second-level clean.  This 2,084-square-foot home has 9-foot main-floor ceilings and features a large watch with 40-inch flat-panel television adjacent to the chat and cook as well as a large patio with gas rough-in, full unfinished basement, and 3-car garage with electrical charging station.  The cook has great counter space, a sizeable eat bar, and stainless steel Whirlpool appliances including a gas range.  Interior design finishes include laminate wood-style flooring and maple chocolate apple cabinetry. This home located along Southlawn Park is priced at $272,440.* [read more…]


Something for everyone in the Valley of the Sun

March 21, 2014

Kensington and Brighton at Watson Estates – Buckeye, AZ With just three homesites and two quick-move-in homes remaining at Brighton and just one opportunity left at Kensington, you won’t want to wait to move into one of these beautiful communities that feature stunning views of the White Tank Mountains. Priced from $132,990* at Kensington and […]

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Is Buyer Interest on the Rise?

March 18, 2014

  Newlyweds Nick and Teresa Hopper just bought their first home. The couple got married last August and decided against having a big wedding in favor of making a larger down payment on a home. And although small weddings may not be the norm, we are definitely seeing more and more interest and excitement from […]

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Townhome-style Living Meets The Needs Of Diverse Homebuyers

March 14, 2014
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  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, Colorado. The Tapestry Collection of townhome-style residences appeal to young families and professionals as well as empty nesters. Don’t miss out; visit today and take advantage of base […]

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Take a virtual step into your new Shea Home…

March 14, 2014

Are you on the hunt for a new home but don’t have time to physically see all the communities we offer? Get the gist of what each Shea Homes community offers through Shea Homes Arizona’s website, where the family-feel of the living spaces and fresh air of the open backyards radiate through your computer screen. […]

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Ultimate Design Choices At Your Fingertips- Shea 3D™

March 11, 2014

  Shea Homes San Diego’s opening of Beach House at Coral Cove this spring will challenge industry standards approach to home design and home building.  Shea3D ™ is our all new, patent-pending way of building homes that provides home buyers with a decision that they’ve never had before- an opportunity to choose from interchangeable lifestyle-driven spaces. Shea3D™ […]

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Shea Mortgage can help you pre-qualify for a new home!

March 7, 2014

Finding out if you qualify for a mortgage is the deciding factor of your future to settle down in a beautiful home, but with Shea Mortgage, we make it as effortless as possible. In this blog, we will give you a recap of our YouTube video, taking you through the quick and easy steps to […]

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