June 2014

4 Steps to a Successful Fourth

by Shea Homes Northern California on June 30, 2014


 Independence Day is just around the corner, so why not have a 4th of July party? Here’s are four tips to make your celebration a blast!Fireworks

1. Decide on the Guest List
First, be sure to pick a location for your festivities. Will you picnicking in the park, or having a backyard shindig? These factors will help you decide on the number of people you are able to accommodate. Large or small, we know your party will be a hit! Be sure to invite guests in a timely manner, and let them know what time to arrive. Let them know if they need to bring any special items with them, such as bathing suits or bug spray.

2. Festive Decor
Party decorations always make the mood lighter, no matter how dramatic or subtle. Your decorations will depend on your party location. For celebrations at home, you can spruce up your house with patriotic wreaths or a star-spangled garland. If you are outdoors, try adding flair with these colorful bandanna silverware mason jars.

3. Food, Food, Food… and Dessert!
Everyone knows that a great party needs great food, refreshments and, of course, dessert. Plan a potluck to take the pressure off hosting, or ask a few special guests to come early and help with preparations. If you want your party to scream Fourth of July, test your baking skills with this American flag pie, or try this simple 4th of July cheese tray. Looking for something more subtle? Check out these tasty summer BBQ recipes we found on Pinterest.

4. Fireworks
Look into local fireworks shows in your area, or decide on the quantity and variety of fireworks needed for your own event. Whether you are headed to a professional show, or using sparklers in the backyard, always make sure children are properly supervised while they are near these flammables. And remember to plan for proper disposal of used fireworks. We suggest having buckets of water available for firecrackers and sparklers.

Whatever your plans, may you and your loved ones have a happy and safe Independence Day. Be sure to leave comments letting us know how your party planning goes.

Looking for more ideas? Check out the festive recipes and decor on our Red, White & Blue Pinterest Board.

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How to… On SheaHomes.com

by Shea Homes Arizona on June 27, 2014


Did you know that you can arrange and rearrange your furniture on SheaHomes.com? Or what about pre-qualifying for a mortgage? Or tour our models from your living room? Or even find your next home?

At Shea Homes, we want you to have all the tools you need to learn about the communities and homes we build and to help you find just what you are looking for. That’s why we’ve made SheaHomes.com the one-stop-spot for every step along the way as you research, choose and design your new home. Below are some quick guides for making the most of some of these great tools!

5 Can’t Miss Web-tools for Designing Your New Home

Whether you are planning the layout, colors and décor of your new home or you are just dreaming about the future, there are some awesome web-tools out there to help visualize your plans and dreams. Here are five tools we hope will help you get in the groove designing the inside of your dream home!

How to Find Your Next Home Using SheaHomes.com

Are you hoping to find your dream home in the Valley of the Sun but you’re not quite ready to start touring models in person? Watch this video to learn step by step how to find the home of your dreams on SheaHomes.com.

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

Finding out what kind of mortgage you qualify for is a big deciding factor as you look to settle down in a beautiful home, but with Shea Mortgage, we make it as effortless as possible. In this blog, we will take you through the quick and easy steps to fill out your mortgage pre-qualification form. You can also watch a quick video in this article that can answer any big questions you might have about pre-qualification.

Top Ten Ways the SpaceBuilder App Can Help You Design Your Home and Get Move-in Ready

Get a head start on planning your home layout using the Shea Homes SpaceBuilder! With the ability to visualize key features of your floor plan as well as place and modify furniture, fixtures and other aspects of the home, it’s sure to help you get a great visual sense of how your new home will come together.

Take a virtual step into your new Shea Home…

Step into a virtual tour of what each Shea Home 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. Learn how to take a virtual tour by clicking the link above!

Visit our website for more information about Shea Homes’ communities across the Valley or you can call us 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.


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Personalize A Striking Luxury Villa at BackCountry

by Shea Homes Colorado on June 26, 2014


Available now from the Shea Homes Whispering Wind Collection of Luxury Villas is a sophisticated Summersong residence that will be ready by January of next year. This 2,604-square-foot home with five bedrooms and 3-1/2 bathrooms includes a spacious great room with fireplace and a well-designed kitchen with island, morning room, and stainless steel gas appliances. Additional living spaces include a formal dining room, large covered outdoor dining terrace, and a 1,278-square-foot finished basement with two bedrooms and a full bath, a recreation room, and a media room. Currently priced at $779,775* buyers have the opportunity to select interior design finishes as well as electrical and lighting options. The listed price is not final, please see a Community Representative for details.

Luxury Villas
The Shea Homes Whispering Wind Collection of detached villas is a collection of exceptional homes base-priced from $545,400* 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. [read more…]


Introducing Shoreline at Summer Lake

by Shea Homes Northern California on June 20, 2014

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Just a short drive from the Bay, Shoreline at Summer Lake in Oakley, CA features breathtaking views from large single family homes. The luxurious lake-front living of Shoreline paired with the fabulous amenities at Summer Lake, make this Shea community ideal for nature enthusiasts. Summer Lake recreation centers, parks, a 75 foot pool, and miles of trails, truly redefine what coming home can be. Shoreline features 3-6 bedroom homes ranging from 2,618 to 4,196 square feet.

Plan 1  is spacious and elegant, this floor plan makes a stunning first impression with an entry courtyard, leading to an open great room ideal for entertaining. Options include expanded outdoor living space, and a 4th bedroom with private bath.

Plan 2 offers a sumptuous master bedroom with a regal-five star bathroom and oversized walk-in closet. Split garages offer welcome flexibility, including an optional independent living suite with its own private entrance.

Plan 3 features Shoreline’s largest single-story plan. This home includes luxuries like a flex room, which can enlarge the already-generous great room, or serve as a personal library, home theater or office. Options include expanded outdoor living space.

Plan 4 delivers all of the luxuries of Plan 3, then adds a second story for two more bedrooms, a full bath and a flexible game room of lavish proportions. Flexibility and elegance combine with joyous opportunities for personalization.

View the floor plans online, then come experience the Summer Lake lifestyle for yourself. Join us for a tour of these 3 new stunning model homes at the Shoreline Grand Opening on Saturday, July 12th  from 10-2.

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Date: 07/12/2014
Time: 10am-2pm
2777 Manresa Shore Lane
Oakley, CA 94561 (view_map)
Phone: (925) 271-5173

To register for this event, click here.

Shea Homes Arizona Earns Grand Award at Home Builders Association MAME Awards

June 20, 2014

After a six year hiatus, the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona Major Achievement in Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards returned on Saturday night, May 17.  The elegant black tie event was held at the beautiful Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale. This prestigious awards competition recognizes the exemplary efforts of builders and land developers; interior designers […]

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Tapestry Collection Has Two Stunners Available at Tresana

June 19, 2014
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  If you are looking for stylish attached living, look to Shea Homes and Tresana for architecturally appealing residences in a tranquil Italian-inspired neighborhood. Currently, Shea has two stunning homes from its Tapestry Collection that will be ready year end and early next year. First is a charming 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom Cascina plan with 1,637-square feet […]

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Join in on the Fun at Sendero

June 17, 2014

Southern California is a beacon for outdoor activity.  With sunny days year-round and temperate nights in the summertime, the locals know how lucky we are to live where the mountains, beach and desert all provide nearby settings for adventure.  When building the Sendero townhomes, Shea Homes kept the SoCal spirit close to heart.  Placed within the […]

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Open House at Castlebrooke Farms on Saturday, June 21

June 17, 2014

  Please join us for an open house at our Ashcroft inventory home at Castlebrooke Farms. Come join the fun at Castlebrooke Farms on Saturday, June 21st. From 2 – 4PM we will have a Bouncy House for the kids plus light refreshments for all! Our model and 2 inventory homes will be open for […]

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Phoenix Summer Happenings

June 13, 2014

Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball We love our D-backs! Check out the link above for schedule of games this summer, and if you’re looking for a StarWars themed night, a game you can bring your canine friend to, a fireworks show or a concert after the game, check out the D-backs Promotional Calendar too! Fun for all-ages […]

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Indulge on Modern Elegance at BackCountry

June 12, 2014
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  If you are looking to purchase a home that indulges on modern elegance with gorgeous architectural detailing and design, set your sights on a sophisticated Silvermoon plan by Shea Homes at BackCountry that will be ready in November. At 3,234 square feet, this Silvermoon plan is situated on a walkout homesite and features four […]

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