September 2018

October Events Around PhoenixIt might not feel like it yet, but autumn is officially here! With October right around the corner, and cooler temperatures coming with it, the Valley will be filled to the brim with fun fall events, so get the family, grab your costumes, get outside, and drink up any crisp autumn weather that may come your way. We at Shea Homes® have put together a list of our favorite events happening around each of our communities:

Recker Pointe – Vertuccio Farms Annual Fall Festival & Corn Maze (Oct. 1- Nov. 4)

Vertuccio Farms is celebrating 20 years of family fun, and they’re going all out this year! In addition to the usual top-notch seven-acre corn maze, you’ll find mini-golf, mule rides, a zip line, duck races, pumpkin bowling, and of course, the chance to pick out your own pumpkin to take home – and that’s just getting started. If you’ve never been to Vertuccio Farms you owe it to yourself to take the family to their 20th-anniversary celebration! Find out more here.

Gateway Quarter – Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party (Oct. 4-28)

Pumpkins and chili? What could get you in the fall spirit faster?! Voted by Phoenix Magazine as the best fall family event, there’s so much to see and do at Shnepf Farms. Wander through the two different corn mazes, cheer on your favorite hog at the pig races, roast marshmallows around a bonfire, and close the night out with some fireworks! Find out more here.

Inspire at Estrella – Fall Festival (Oct. 20)

Take a trip out onto the field at the Goodyear Ballpark for tons of fall fun, with train rides, pumpkin patches, inflatables, a costume contest, trick-or-treating, photo station, and arts and crafts activities. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, beware—the new Trick-or-Treat Village will feature over a quarter-million pieces of candy! Find out more here.

Carino Villas – Chandler Halloween Spooktacular (Oct. 26)

Gather your lil’ ghosts and goblins and trick-or-treat your way through the Chandler Halloween Spooktacular. Come dressed in your best costume and enjoy a family night of frightful fun! Activities include ghoulish games, haunted house, photo opportunities, arts and crafts, and a costume contest. Find out more here.

24 North & Vantage – Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular (Oct. 26 & 27)

You won’t want to miss this high-flying festival. While over 20 hot air balloons dot the sky, the kids can get their share of the over 4,000 pounds of candy while parents enjoy live music and food truck. Brave the haunted Spooky trail, and if you have any courage left, ride one of the tethered hot air balloons. Mix in some carnival games, costume contests, and fireworks, and you’re in for a heart-pounding night of spooky fun. Find out more here.

Vallarta at Verrado – 76th Annual Halloween Carnival (Oct. 27)

For more than 75 years, the Buckeye Halloween Carnival has brought local non-profits together to host autumn themed carnival games and activities. So come out for some old-fashioned family fun that supports great local causes. Find out more here.

Cantilena – Halloween Monster Bash (Oct. 27)

They did the Bash, they did the Monster Bash… Get your spookiest costumes together, practice your Thriller dance, and come join the monstrous parade at Peoria Sports Complex. When the parade’s over, go trick-or-treating; make monster themed arts-and-crafts; climb the death-defying rock wall; and enjoy the live entertainment. Admission is free when you donate canned food items. Find out more here.

With something festive happening every weekend, get out and explore. And if you’re in the neighborhood, check out some of our communities – homes so nice, it’s almost scary!

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Move in by Year End at Sage in Livermore!

by Shea Homes Northern California on September 26, 2018

Looking for a new home, but can’t wait very long? Or interested in closing before year end? Check out these Shea Homes® we have currently available that are almost ready for you to move in. Don’t delay – if you purchase one of these homes soon, you could be living in your new home by the holidays! Many of our stunning designer model homes have also recently become available on a first-come, first-served basis. You will definitely want to check out all of these thoughtfully-designed homes at Sage in Livermore.

Synergy
Lot 3801 (Plan 3E) Priced at $750,000
Lot 3806 (Plan 5) Priced at $809,000
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Synergy at Sage in Livermore

Tranquility
Lot 703 (Plan 2) Priced at $857,499
Lot 705 (Plan 1) Priced at $852,025
Lot 706 (Plan 3) Priced at $956,187
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Tranquility at Sage in Livermore

Harmony
Lot 2904 (Plan 3) Priced at $845,000
Lot 3302 (Plan 7) Priced at $895,000
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Harmony at Sage in Livermore

If you have not already done so, please prequalify with Shea Mortgage in order to reserve a home at Sage in Livermore.*

Sage homes feature the amenities you know and love, including a stunning pool area, fitness center, yoga lawn, bocce courts, and art walk. The elegant homes located in the beautiful Sage community are ideal for a modern lifestyle of convenience and recreation. Call (866) 696-7432 to learn more or schedule a community tour. For more information about the Sage community, please visit SageLivermore.com, and be sure to register for community updates, and LIKE Sage by Shea Homes on Facebook.

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Our newest 55+ community is starting to take shape, and we’re so excited to share all the latest details with you!

Set in beautiful Brentwood, in the rolling hills of the East Bay, Barcelona by Shea Homes® will offer a collection of well-priced duplexes ranging from ~1,295 to ~2,142 square feet, with prices starting in the high $400s. At the heart of this incredible new community will be an intimate clubhouse for our homeowners to enjoy, with planned amenities such as indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, a bocce court, a combination pool/spa, and a barbecue area. This awesome amenity center will be the social hub of the community—the perfect spot to meet new neighbors and make new friends at Barcelona!

What’s new at Barcelona this month? Excitement is building as construction is now underway on our first 8 Quick Move-in Designer Homes! We anticipate these homes will be released for sale around early October. Call 888.570.2724 today to get the full details on this release for a chance to be among the very first homeowners of this spectacular new community, in a brand new home that features designer-selected upgrades and gorgeous finishes!

We’re also busy getting ready to open our sales office this month! As we finalize a few last details, we’re offering private appointments to tour the community site, meet our Community Representative, Gail Washauer, and learn more about the area. A private appointment is a great opportunity for Gail to answer any questions you may have buying a home at Barcelona. It will also give you a chance to preview all of our available floorplans and homesites before our first release of homes.

If you’d like to learn more about our newest 55+ community—and if you want to be in-the-know about the date of our first-come, first-served sales event—please call a New Home Advisor at 888.570.2724 to schedule your visit with Gail.

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This month we continue our Faces of Shea series with Korbin Brunick, the Community Representative for Vantage. Korbin has been with Shea Homes® for nearly three years and loves going above and beyond for his clients.

As the Faces of Shea, our team members pride themselves on their knowledge and passion for helping buyers find a space perfectly suited to their lifestyle.Faces of Shea - Korbin from Vantage

Q: What makes the experience of buying, building, and living in a Shea Home special?

A: Honestly, we all have a passion for our guests and customers from the moment they walk through the front door. We are genuinely interested in their wants and needs in a home, as well as their interests and work life.

Q: What are the unique selling propositions of your community? What sets your community apart?

 A: The specific topography and surrounding atmosphere of this community, I think, set it apart from others near-by. Within minutes of walking, you can be hiking or biking in the South Mountain Park, which you can see from a good portion of the community.

Q: Tell us about a time you helped a family find their dream home, and what it meant to you.

 A: We had a customer here who I connected with quickly, who ended up being out of town for a while after their visit. We had spent hours talking on the phone and via FaceTime one day and they ended up pursuing one of the most sought-after locations in the neighborhood. I think what meant the most to me, was the happiness on their face when they walked through the front door. We are now frequently visited by their dog, Tank!

Q: What community amenity at Vantage do your homeowners love the most?

A: The pools without a doubt. The reserve-ready clubhouse and movie theater are wonderful parts of the amenities here, but the two heated pools and hot tub areas are far too serene to pass up, and are active year-round!

Q: What does living the Shea difference mean to you?

A: Living in a Shea home currently, I can certainly testify that the thought process and design in these homes are on a whole new level. There is just a grand usage of all the square footage with very minimal wasted space, and very high attention to detail.

Click here to find out more about Vantage and all our amazing Shea communities.

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Lawn Care Tips For Northern California

September 17, 2018
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 by Cat Murphy There are plenty of ways to improve, as well as harm, lawns in Northern California. Newly installed lawns are beautiful, but will need homeowners that can keep up on making sure lawns stay fresh. Consider these lawn care tips for your new yard: Keep It Taller Your first instinct with a new […]

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Say Aloha to Aloravita, Shea’s Newest Peoria Community

September 14, 2018

Peoria has absolutely exploded in popularity over the past few years. Whether that’s because of the beautiful surroundings, the countless amenities, or the lovely people (likely all three), it’s the ideal place for Arizonans who love to balance outdoor fun with a variety of entertainment options. And now Shea Homes® Arizona is expanding with another […]

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Model Grand Opening of Parkside Estates on September 22nd!

September 11, 2018

Even though we’re getting back into the fall routine this month, the upcoming debut of our newest Shea Homes® community in Huntington Beach still has us daydreaming of warm summer days by the beach. In just a few short weeks, homebuyers will be able to tour our three stunning model homes at Parkside Estates, a […]

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Virtually Tour Boat House at The Dunes on Monterey Bay

September 11, 2018

  Did you know that our Virtual Tours allow you to check our out new Boat House model homes in 360° online? You can take a stroll around all our stunning communities without leaving your desk or couch! Boat House by Shea Homes® is the latest collection of homes at The Dunes, and features two new […]

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A New Vantage on Life – A Shea Homeowner’s Story

September 7, 2018

  Shelley, a music professor and accomplished pianist and harpist, had lived off the Club West Golf Course in South Phoenix for 20 years. But two years ago, when her husband passed away and she moved to Kansas to help care for her mother, her living situation changed dramatically. When the time came to find […]

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Coming Soon: Wedgewood in Yorba Linda

September 6, 2018

If you’re looking to upgrade both your lifestyle and your home, you won’t want to miss the newest neighborhood by Shea Homes®, Wedgewood in Yorba Linda. This limited collection of just 22 homes will be opening later this year and will offer homebuyers the opportunity to live the high life with stunning one- and two-story single-family luxury […]

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