April 2018

 

Over the next few months we’ll be highlighting some of Shea Homes Marketing Company’s amazing Community Representatives. As the faces of Shea Homes®, our team members pride themselves on their knowledge and passion for helping buyers find a space perfectly suited to their lifestyle.

This month we chat with Marci Kloss, the Community Representative for 24 North. Marci has been with Shea Homes for 12 years, and she thrives on the feeling of helping buyers find exactly what they’re after, even if they don’t themselves know what that is yet. 
Marci Kloss - 24 North, PhoenixQ: What makes the experience of buying, building, and living in a Shea Home special?

A: Our purpose is to enhance people’s lives. Our goal is to make the entire buying experience amazing and memorable, from start to finish. We work as a team to provide the buyer with the best experience they can possibly have. From the moment they walk into the sales office, to the construction welcome meeting with the Field Manager, to customizing their home at the Shea design studio, to receiving the keys to their new home and the follow up from customer care for a year after they close. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is our priority, which translates to happy buyers & happy home owners! We are there every step of the way with a synergistic team that makes the buyers #1.

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Designing a home and bedroom with feng shui tips
You may think of feng shui as an outdated practice that wouldn’t impact your home’s layout or interior design. But, before you throw the ancient system completely out the window, consider that many common building practices and interior design trends actually align with feng shui practices!

You don’t need to become a feng shui master or hire a consultant, especially if you are just beginning to learn about feng shui. Many tips can be done by simply considering the current layout of your rooms and making slight changes that can be done at minimal, or no, cost.

The goal of feng shui is to increase the flow of Chi through your home. Chi is positive energy that helps to create a welcoming environment that puts you and your home’s guests at ease – who doesn’t want to feel that when they walk in the door after a long day?

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Discover Victory at Bay Meadows in San Mateo

by Shea Homes Northern California on April 24, 2018

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Expand your world and reduce your commute by living in the heart of it all.  Discover Victory at Bay Meadows – a new neighborhood of detached homes in an established San Mateo master planned community. Tour three beautifully decorated model homes located at 3101 Mena Drive in San Mateo. At Victory, you can live in a stunning, multi-story home surrounded by restaurants, shops, parks, bike trails and a community garden. Even better, you’re minutes from the Hillsdale Caltrain Station. It’s an exclusive opportunity brought to you by Shea Homes®. The Sales Office is open daily from 11AM-6PM and Wednesday’s from 2-6PM. Pre-qualification is required in order to participate in an upcoming release. Call (866) 696-7432 or email us to schedule your visit or learn more.

Victory’s innovative home designs allow you to let the outdoors in, and vice versa, with versatile glass sliding doors opening into your own private paradise. These signature spaces are ideal for savoring the sun and stars with family and friends. Enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in the morning, a yoga workout in the afternoon, or relaxing outdoors in the evening. San Mateo’s comfortable climate makes it easy. View Home Plans

Life at Bay Meadows
At Bay Meadows, down every block and around every corner, there’s something special waiting. That’s because the community is surrounded by over 18 acres of open space, miles of bike trails, pocket parks, playgrounds, bocce ball courts and a community garden. When you live in a place where the sun shines 306 days a year, it feels great to get out. You can easily treat yourself at Tin Pot Creamery or grab a coffee at Blue Bottle just down the road on Delaware Street, or just a few minutes more, you’ll find Whole Foods Market along with cafes and restaurants. With the Caltrain station minutes away, you can get to work in San Francisco, the South Bay, or head to the city for a night on the town.

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Cool Down and Save with Summer Energy Efficiency Tips from APS

by Shea Homes Arizona on April 20, 2018

 

Summer in Arizona means siestas and Saturdays by the pool. For many Phoenix residents it also means sweat and rising energy bills… but it doesn’t have to! With a few easy tweaks, you can enjoy the cool comfort of modern air conditioning (invented in 1902 by the one day founder of Samsung, Willis Carrier, in case you were wondering) without the gut punch of the summer energy bill. APS® offers a few tips to keep you cool:
Energy Efficiency Tips from APS

  • Doctor Doctor: Cooling accounts for nearly half of your monthly energy bill in the hotter months, but it can easily skyrocket if your unit isn’t operating the way it should. Schedule regular yearly check-ups for you’re A/C unit to help prevent it from working harder than it has to.
  • You Spin Me Round: It’s time to wake up that ceiling fan that’s been hanging dormant since November. Turn on the fan and turn up the temperature: raising your thermostat by one degree can save 2 – 3% on energy cooling costs — set your thermostat to 79° and use fans to feel up to 5° cooler.
  • Carry on My Wayward Sun: The desert sun bakes your windows all day long. Plant low water use shade trees in front of south, east, or west facing windows to help keep sunlight from heating up your home in the summer months.
  • Take Me Home, Desert Roads: Don’t spend money to cool your home when you’re away at work all day! Program your thermostat to turn up the temperature when you are not home, or get a smart thermostat with “geofencing” that does this automatically by working with your smartphone.
  • Dancing in the Dark: Turn off unnecessary lights and appliances; they can add heat to your home. Unplugging appliances when you aren’t using them could help lower energy costs as well. TVs and toasters take up more power than you’d expect, even when you aren’t using them.

At Shea Homes®, we work to keep our new homes energy efficient from the start, which is why our ENERGY STAR® certified homes use up to 20-30% less energy than other non-certified homes. Through a combination of complete thermal enclosure systems, high efficiency ventilation, comprehensive water management systems, and energy-efficient appliances and lighting, together families that have purchased ENERGY STAR labeled homes save more than $350 million dollars each year on utility bills.

Visit Shea Homes to learn more about the Shea difference.

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Introducing Barcelona, A New 55+ Community Coming to the East Bay Area!

April 19, 2018

  Have you heard the news? We’re thrilled to announce that Shea Homes® is developing a new 55+ community in Northern California offering stunning townhomes at a great value! Barcelona will be intimate in size and feature a collection of townhome plans ranging from ~1,295 to ~2,142 square feet, with 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2 […]

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You’re Invited: April 14 Grand Opening of Shea Homes Gateway Quarter – Aperture, Emblem, and Origin

April 13, 2018

Origin 7512 Shea Homes® Arizona is thrilled to announce the Grand Opening of Gateway Quarter, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on April 14, 2018 at the S.E. corner of Ellsworth and Germann Road in Queen Creek, AZ. This new development, offering stunning views of the Superstition Mountains, is made up of three diverse communities […]

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Celebrate Earth Day in Southern California

April 12, 2018

  Earth Day is almost here (April 22nd), and SoCal is showing our beautiful planet all kinds of love this year. If you’re passionate about keeping the earth clean, happy, and healthy, here are some fun ways you can contribute in Orange and LA County! Earth Day Events in Orange County and Los Angeles: April […]

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Live in the Happiest City in the U.S.

April 11, 2018

Fremont, California was recently ranked as “The Happiest City in the U.S.” by WalletHub.com. The title of the happiest city in America was awarded to Fremont after WalletHub surveyed the 182 biggest cities and looked at indicators such as income, employment, community and environmental well-being. Wallethub.com also notes that Fremont has the lowest divorce rate in […]

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Artisan at South Coast Coming Soon to Santa Ana, CA

April 10, 2018

There are so many reasons to be excited for summer in SoCal, but we’re not just talking about pool parties, spending our days at the beach, and family vacations…we’re also talking about new homes! Specifically, Artisan at South Coast by Shea Homes®, a stunning new collection of two-story single-family homes coming to Santa Ana. What can you […]

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Shea Homes Opens New Section, Introduces New Plans in Meridiana

April 10, 2018
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ICE CREAM SOCIAL EVENT PLANNED TO CELEBRATE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018 Shea Homes® is celebrating the Grand Opening of a new section of homesites the new master-planned community of Meridiana. In addition, Shea Homes has also released some new floor plans designed with value in mind. The celebration includes an ice cream social event […]

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