April 2014

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Small Town Living At Colliers Hill In Erie

by Shea Homes Colorado on April 24, 2014


Honoring the proud legacy of the early Colorado coal miners, Colliers Hill offers the traditional charm of small town living with the best in new home design. Small towns promise a more authentic, simpler life, where neighbors enjoy daily interactions of the meaningful kind. That promise awaits you at Colliers Hill…in a big way.

Located on a hill above quiet downtown Erie, Colliers Hill enjoys incredible westerly views of the Front Range and the surrounding area. With plans for 400 acres of natural open space and neighborhood parks, play fields, fifteen miles of trails and a 6,500-square-foot amenity center with an outdoor pool (scheduled to open spring/summer 2015), this community offers opportunities for people to connect, relax, and release. Residents will also have popular stores, a hospital and library, houses of worship, and Town of Erie amenities close at hand. As part of the St. Vrain School District, students K-12 can receive an excellent education at nearby Erie Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. Colliers Hill is ideally located 3 miles west of I-25 and exit #232 on Erie Parkway. Travel to Boulder, Denver and Denver International airport is relatively short and direct.

Shea3D™: Dream, Design & Dwell
Not one to get comfortable with the status quo, Shea Homes is continually looking at new ways to meet the diverse needs of homebuyers. Now, the foundation of how Shea builds starts by considering how you live. It’s a simple yet revolutionary approach that you won’t find anywhere else.

Priced from the $300s, Shea3D™ homes offer a new kind of versatility in homebuilding. Homebuyers are unique and what may be good home design for one buyer may not fit the needs of another. Shea is looking to remedy that with more options – options that fit how different families live. Each Shea3D™ plan, YourPlan™, has three distinctive main-floor lifestyle options from which to choose: entertainment, outdoor and kitchen. While each plan has a well-appointed cook with eat bar, open dine, and cozy watch, these spaces are arranged differently to create the lifestyle options of a flexible layout for entertaining, a layout that promotes a complete indoor-outdoor living experience, and a layout with a centralized kitchen. [read more…]


Miller’s Grove Grand Opening Event in China Grove

by Kelly Moorcroft on April 24, 2014

Please join us for our Grand Opening Event at Miller’s Grove, to celebrate our new model opening!

Stop by any time on Saturday, May 17 from 12 – 4 and enjoy light refreshments while you tour our new Tensley model and showhomes.

Miller’s Grove offers homes from the $170’s – $200’s. 1 & 2 story homes are available!

For GPS directions, please use Pleasant Village Lane China Grove, NC 28023. This is located directly across the street from the Miller’s Grove entrance.

Or visit us online for step-by-step directions from I-85.


Date: 05/17/2014
Time: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
508 Berrybeth Circle
China Grove, NC 28023 (view_map)
Phone: 704-857-0197

Join us for light refreshments as you tour our new Model home and Showhomes! GPS Directions: Use Pleasant Village Lane China Grove, NC 28023

Rent versus Own: Answering the critical questions

by Shea Homes Arizona on April 24, 2014

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

Not exactly sure what those financial benefits are? Take a look below:

1)      Home owners build their own equity, not their landlord’s. When you make a rent payment, you put real-estate equity in your landlord’s pocket. However, when you make a mortgage payment, builds equity for you as well as financial stability and longevity, meaning you get to reap the benefits someday if you decide to move.

2)     Home owners with a Fixed Rate Mortgage pay the same amount per month for their home. As a renter, you and your landlord make short term lease agreements that often result in increased cost of rent when it comes time for renewal.

3)     Home owners get an income tax deduction for the amount paid towards property taxes and interest. When you rent, you still help pay for interest and property taxes, but your landlord gets the tax break, not you.

4)     Home owners tend to have approximately 30 times more in net worth than renters. Take a look below at the findings from a 2012 study conducted by the Federal Reserve. That’s a huge difference!

1 Source: VIP Forum, Federal Reserve Board

5)     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. The end result: a smaller energy bill and more money in your pocket.

More than just financial perks 

In addition to the financial benefits of home ownership, 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.

Home owners also 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.

Want to explore the communities and home plans Shea Homes Arizona has to offer in the Valley of the Sun? Check out this summary of our current communities!

You can always call, toll-free 866-OWN-SHEA (696-7432) or visit Shea Homes Arizona online today to explore our communities in the Valley of the Sun!

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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Set Your Sights On A Sophisticated Somerset Plan

by Shea Homes Colorado on April 22, 2014


If you are looking to purchase a home that embodies modest grandeur with gorgeous architectural detailing and design, including a charming front entry courtyard, set your sights on a sophisticated Somerset plan by Shea Homes at BackCountry that will be ready in early fall.

At 3,357 square feet, this Somerset plan is situated on a walkout homesite and features five bedrooms, 4-1/2 bathrooms, a great room with fireplace, a spacious kitchen with island and family nook, a formal dining room, an outdoor dining terrace, a second-level loft and laundry room, and a 2-car garage with a 1-car side-load garage. Exquisite interior design finishes include red oak hardwood flooring, tile flooring in the bathrooms and laundry room, slab granite kitchen countertops with a full backsplash, maple cabinetry, custom light fixtures, and framed bathroom mirrors. Priced at $702,012* this home integrates luxurious living with desirable living spaces. [read more…]


Spring Family Fun

April 21, 2014

  Are you always looking for fun ways to keep the kids busy? Spend some quality craft time this spring with your little ones and make some memories you will never forget. These Toilet Roll Easter Bunnies by Happy Hooligans won’t be hopping down a bunny trail anytime soon, but they will be cute decoration […]

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The Bridges at Gilbert: Elements and Retreat – Get plugged into this exciting community

April 17, 2014

With exciting amenities like a community Splash Pad, Outdoor grass Amphitheater, a beautiful catch and release fishing lake, covered picnic areas with BBQ grills, play structures, games tables, meandering walking trails as well as basketball, bocce ball and sand volley ball courts, The Bridges is a very outdoor centric community. “Customers are always commenting on […]

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Tensley Model at Miller’s Grove Opens Saturday, April 19!

April 10, 2014

  We throw open the doors of our Tensley Model at Miller’s Grove on Saturday, April 19 at 11AM! If you have been eagerly anticipating this new model like we have, please stop by for a tour! Our hours will be Saturday from 11 – 6. Please note will we be CLOSED Sunday April 20th in […]

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

April 10, 2014

Wondering where to start on your spring cleaning this year? We’ve put together a check list to help you spring into the season and get your home fresh as daisies. You can also check out our “Spring Cleaning” Pinterest board for tricks and tips for creating your own non-toxic cleaning products, cleaning tricky appliances and […]

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We Build Excellence

April 4, 2014

  The annual Bay Area Building Industry Association (BIA) Excellence Awards were recently announced, with Shea bringing home three more trophies this year. Shea Homes Northern California was honored with awards in the following categories: Best Advertising Campaign, Best Architectural Design of a Multifamily Community, and Sales Team of the Year. The duo in Dublin, […]

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Join Us April 12th at ORIGEN for a Spring Open House!

April 4, 2014

Plan to spend some time with us as we kick off spring in full swing at our open house at ORIGEN by Shea Homes on Saturday April 12th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with food trucks, model tours and fun! Get ready to imagine a life in the heart of Mission Valley. Tour the cool, […]

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