December 2015

Good stuff for guys at BackCountry

by Shea Homes Colorado on December 30, 2015


Ok, let’s get the disclaimers out of the way. BackCountry by Shea Homes is wonderful for both genders. And of course, men and women like plenty of the same things. But are there aspects to BackCountry that men seem particularly to like? Definitely.

Hop onto one of BackCountry’s trails and you’ll probably run into several of the community’s very active bikers. The in-neighborhood trails connect to trails within the South Rim, the community’s private wilderness of 467 acres, and then to 26 miles of challenging trails within the greater acres of the Backcountry Wilderness Area. Bikers never get bored here. As resident Craig Wilmes says, the trail systems “are very well-maintained and offer various degrees of difficulty from ‘not-too-bad’ to ‘that was really hard.’” An avid biker, Craig hosted a community bike clinic in August and encourages fellow bikers to join him and a group of fellow riders each Saturday during seasonable months.

South Rim BackCountry

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Shea Homes Colorado Acquires The Canyons in Castle Pines

by Shea Homes Colorado on December 29, 2015


Shea Homes Colorado, the master developer of communities such as Highlands Ranch, Reunion and Stepping Stone, announced its purchase of 1,270 acres in The Canyons, located east of I-25 in the City of Castle Pines, between the Hess Road and Happy Canyon Road interchanges. The company will oversee the development of a new master-planned residential community, which, at build-out, will feature 2,000 single and multi-family homes from a variety of builders. Shea Homes, which expects to invest $75,000,000 in the community over the next four years, worked with Denver-based Oread Capital & Development in purchasing the land from the Alpert family through North Canyons, LLLP, which retains ownership of the balance of the 3,343-acre project.

The Canyons Location Map

When completed, The Canyons will nearly double the size of the City of Castle Pines.  With a vision of active, outdoor lifestyles and environmental stewardship, the community’s plans call for more than half of The Canyons to be dedicated to parks and open space, with 49 acres for public schools and 20 acres for civic uses, as well as areas for retail, restaurants and office space.

The Canyons Grass Prairie The Canyons Beauty Photo

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The 2016 Housing Market: What to Expect [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Shea Homes on December 28, 2015


As 2015 comes to a close, it’s time to start looking at the upcoming year and planning for what’s ahead. If you are considering buying a new home in 2016, it’s important to be aware of what you can expect of the market, as this will affect your purchasing options and the decisions you will have to make. The following infographic will offer you a top-view snapshot of what the experts say may happen in the housing market in 2016. Read on so you can make an informed decision in the New Year!
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When Christmas is a wrap, where do you put it?

by Shea Homes Colorado on December 21, 2015


When it comes to the holidays—like so many things in life—the build-up is so much more fun than the take-down. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah at your Shea home, chances are there’s some stowing away in your immediate future. Below are a few ideas to help streamline the process and make next year’s holiday set-up even easier. Cue the holiday music and eggnog one last time.

Holiday lights are the nemesis of many otherwise happy revelers. It seems as if they spend their off-season wriggling themselves into nasty knots. The solution? Wrap them neatly around sheets of cardboard before tucking them away.  Or around a coffee can, poking the plug into the can through an ‘X’ cut into the plastic top. When it comes to those heavy-duty exterior holiday lights, keep them on a portable hose reel. The wheels and handle make them easy to maneuver around the yard while you decorate.

Lights in Coffee Can            Store Christmas Lights

Ornaments can be especially fragile (and chock-full of priceless memories), so storage that prevents jostling is crucial. Try an egg carton or apple box for your smaller round ornaments. Slip the larger flat ornaments into your stockings.

Egg Cartons for Ornaments             Store Candles

Real Christmas trees are (mercifully) tossed, but artificial trees occupy space in your basement all year long. suggests sliding them neatly into sleek, 8” diameter concrete form tubes. So smart.

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Surviving the Holidays 101

December 19, 2015

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Right? Right??? That’s what we all hope for, but sometimes the reality of gift-giving, shopping, entertaining, traveling, and hyper-inflated expectations can lead to major stress. And feeling stressed can, well, add to the stress of what’s supposed to be such a joyful time. We invite you […]

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Five New Traditions to Include this Holiday Season

December 18, 2015

  We all have traditions we love to enjoy with family and friends through the holiday season, and some years are ripe for adding a fun twist or an altogether brand new tradition. Whether you’re looking for something new or just beginning to form your family’s holiday customs, you’ve come to the right place. Photo […]

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Be Among the First to Buy at Sage in Livermore!

December 17, 2015

Preliminary pricing was just announced for Sage in Livermore, and interested parties can now Pre-qualify to live at Sage! Sage will feature a swimming pool, yoga lawn, fitness center, game lawn, community garden, outdoor fitness trail, playground, and a park, as well as easy access to the historic Livermore Valley wine region. Synergy homes will initially […]

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Brightside Sold Out, Meadow Walk Now Open!

December 15, 2015

2015 was the year of Brightside. With a Grand Opening in January, and final home placed on hold in November, Brightside at Bay Meadows was one of the fastest Shea Homes communities ever to sell out! But don’t fret. If you missed out on the opportunity to buy at Brightside, there is another opportunity coming soon […]

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Welcome home, Watercolor Collection.

December 14, 2015

  On Saturday, November 21, hundreds of visitors came to explore Shea’s new Watercolor Collection, which offers four ranch plans tailored to the way families live today. Two beautifully decorated new models wowed visitors with their contemporary style, party-ready open floor plans, and abundant natural light. Read more about the homes here. Situated in the […]

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Refer a Friend and You Both Win!

December 11, 2015

Our referral program is designed to reward you for telling others about what sets Shea Homes apart, and it’s practically effortless! Refer a buyer to any Shea Homes Northern California community: • You’ll get a $1,000 Referral Reward — UNLESS you’re a Shea homeowner, in which case, you receive $1500!* • They’ll get a $1,000 […]

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