August 2014


Where: Flagstaff

Who: Family Friendly

As the summer heat continues here in Arizona, many of you are probably thinking of staying in for Labor Day. Although this may be an option, there are many things to do that could get you out and about while staying cool. Whether it’s about the kids, spending time with your loved one or just being adventurous, Arizona has many options for you.1CCfair

With temperatures as low as 51 degrees at night, an easy way to escape the heat is to pack up the family and take a short drive up to Flagstaff. You and the family can see breathtaking views of Northern Arizona by visiting Snowbowl’s ski lift. For an easy $10-$15, you can take in what Northern Arizona has to offer. If the kids are too afraid of heights, heading over to the Coconino County Fair might be your best bet. Along with art and entertainment, the kids can enjoy a petting zoo, carnival rides and much more. The fair ends at 4pm, so plenty of time to make it back home.

Pool Parties

Where: Scottsdale

Who: Adults ages 21+2talkingstick

If you have decided to stay within the heart of Arizona, two of the hippest hotels have its doors wide open for splashing pool parties this Labor Day. At Maya Day and Nightclub, starting at 11am, 12 hours of pool side fun are waiting for you with DJ’s featuring Skam Artist and House Connection, and many more. If you need a place to have a little staycation, the W Scottsdale is also throwing a pool party Labor Day with doors opening at noon. Come from your luxurious room to the pool, and enjoy live performances. Joining the list of Arizona’s hottest pool parties also include Talking Stick Resort. Voted the Best Pool Party in 2013 by Arizona Foothills Magazine, this resort and casino has it all; food, games, and all the amenities you could ask for. Take your pick on where to stay cool by the pool.


Where: Phoenix

Who: Everyone3outlets

If you would love some good bargains after a summer of travel expenses, Phoenix Premium outlets are having a big Labor Day sale. You could receive 20%-50% off in select stores such as Cole Haan and Kate Spade New York. Get a head start on your fall and winter shopping and enjoy extended hours from 9am to 9pm, for an ultimate shopping experience without spending an enormous amount of money.

How will you spend your Labor Day? Even if you are relaxing at home in front of the TV, barbequing with the family, or just sleeping in, spend your Labor Day how you want. After all, the holiday is in honor of all working people so rejoice in a day devoted to all hard working souls!

For more information about Shea Homes’ communities across the Valley, visit our website 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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Over 3,000 Square Feet Of Luxury Living At BackCountry

by Shea Homes Colorado on August 27, 2014


If you are looking to pair an amazing home with an equally impressive community, look to Shea Homes at BackCountry. Shea has two sizable homes from its popular Water Dance Collection that will be ready by the end of the year.

Ready in November will be an exquisite and spacious 3,908-square-foot Solstice plan. Priced at $870,564* this 5-bedroom home with 4-1/2 bathrooms features a large great room with access to the outdoor dining terrace with fireplace, formal dining room, main-floor office, second-level loft, and 2-car garage with 1-car side-load garage. Stunning design finishes include red oak hardwood flooring, maple chiffon cabinetry, tile flooring in the bathrooms and laundry room, slab granite countertops in the kitchen and master bath, and Corian countertops in the secondary bathrooms.

Available for delivery in December is a beautiful 3,439-square-foot Northern Sky plan priced at $788,516*. In addition to four bedrooms and 3-1/2 bathrooms this home features a main-floor den with closet and full bath, study, large great room with fireplace, perfectly appointed kitchen with island and morning room, covered outdoor dining terrace, and 2-car garage with a 1-car side-load garage. Sophisticated design finishes include Stonehenge hardwood flooring, tile flooring in the bathrooms, laundry room and mud room, Alaska slab granite kitchen countertops with a full backsplash, River White slab granite master bathroom countertops with backsplash, Corian countertops and Ralston Maple Dusk cabinetry in the secondary bathrooms and laundry room, and Temora Greyloft cabinetry in the kitchen and master bathroom. [read more…]


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Celebrate Shea3D’s Colorado Debut With $10,000 Off

by Shea Homes Colorado on August 21, 2014


As Shea3D™ models near completion ten additional homes are also under construction and scheduled to complete by the end of the year. In celebration of Shea3D’s Colorado debut at Colliers Hill in Erie Shea Homes is giving buyers $10,000* off each of these homes. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be one of the first residents of the new Colliers Hill community.

Shea3D Plans
Priced from the $340s, 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…]


To better prepare our customers for their design studio appointments, we have recently joined the popular, online platform called Houzz! So what is Houzz, you ask? Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start of finish. Essentially, we’d call it the realistic Pinterest for new homeowners. You CAN get the features you see in our photos! Here’s how:

On Houzz, users are able to create their own ideabook, which is a place for users to store and categorize their favorite photos by style, trend, color and room! You can flip through photos of all our communities and models, in addition to photos of other Houzz users’ (aka HOUZZERS) Shea Homes; read questions submitted by other HOUZZERS and responses answered by Shea Homes professionals; read thorough reviews and even write your own review about us! Plus much, much more!

Do we have your attention? If so, sign up for a Houzz account now! Here is a chart of the quick and easy steps!


To look at this graphic in more detail, click here: “How to HOUZZ

We are also so excited to announce a new feature that we will be launching on our Houzz profile in the very near future! Here is a simple outline of what you can expect:

The Idea:

Utilize our SheaHomesAZ HOUZZ account to aid buyers in selecting their personal interior design style based on 5 style categories predetermined internally.

The Program:

The main idea was to keep new buyers excited about their new home. So HOUZZ will be used as a tool for homeowners to look through options we offer based on what other homeowners selected. We have made it easy for them to discover their personal style because we categorize the homeowner photos for them.

Additionally, homeowners can see the name of the option as well. While review the photos if they see an option they love, they can write it down and bring that with them during their Design Studio Appt.

How will it work?:

We will upload images of completed homes, prior to key release, showcasing the home’s style. We would like to showcase cabinets, countertops, flooring, and grout. Therefore, the best images will be of the main hub of the home (i.e. kitchen/great room). The images will be placed in their corresponding design style, based on that buyers design studio selections.

Prospective/New Buyers:

Prospective/New buyer(s) will have the option to view the Ideabooks on HOUZZ to better determine their own personal style based on options that we offer. This can aid in keeping the buyer(s) excited and help set expectations for the Design Studio appointment.


The ideabooks that we will offer are based on popular house styles, such as Contemporary, Eclectic, Modern, Traditional and Transitional. We will provide links to these ideabooks in the near future so that you can look through photos and get an idea of what designs you like best for your Shea Home!

To learn more about HOUZZ and/or to get a better understanding of what it is, check it out at

P.S. Please follow follow Shea Homes AZ on HOUZZ, and feel free to write a review about us, at!


Elegant and Exciting Choices at Mountain House

August 19, 2014

Among the new homes at Mountain House, some of the most elegant and exciting choices are now released for sale. The Umbria collection features larger floorplans, generous yards, unique architecture and special features like the “Suite Home” in plans 2 and 4. These comfortable multi-generational living suites come complete with their own private entry and address, […]

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Buyers Appreciate Option of Luxury Villas at BackCountry

August 18, 2014
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  The Shea Homes Whispering Wind Collection of detached villas is a collection of exceptional homes base-priced from $547,400* 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 […]

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Quiz: Which Shea Homes Arizona Community is right for you?

August 15, 2014

Are you looking for an easy place to start your search for the right Shea Homes community in Arizona? Take this quick, five question quiz to help jump start your quest for your dream home! 1)      Apart from location, when I think about my future house, ______ is most important to me. Having a yard […]

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SPACES Discovery Collection Is A Hit At Stepping Stone

August 7, 2014
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  Since opening for sales just over a year ago, the Shea SPACES Discovery Collection of homes at Stepping Stone in Parker has been a hit with new homebuyers looking for something refreshingly different. Base priced from the low $300s – mid $400s, and ranging in size from 1,863 – 3,110 square feet, the Shea […]

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Beyond the Philodendron: Your guide to indoor greenery

August 5, 2014

This is the Split Leaf Philodendron: While this particular plant is growing outdoors, it is one of the more common plants found indoors all over the world. All variety of Philodendrons are fairly easy to take care of, but not too thrilling. As interior design continues to evolve and incorporate many different styles, even the […]

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Shoreline Model Homes Now Open

August 5, 2014

  Ready for a picturesque California Delta living experience? Close to both the Bay Area and Sacramento, Summer Lake is located on the Delta region, next to a thousand miles of natural recreation and water sports. Shoreline is the newest collection of homes at Summer Lake in Oakley, California. You can now tour three beautiful new […]

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