House Buying Tips

What to Expect When Buying a House for the First Time

by Shea Homes on January 18, 2018

What to Expect When Buying Your First Home

You have taken the leap and decided that becoming a homeowner is right for you. It’s a big time in your life and you will have a lot to do over the next few months as you search for your perfect dream house. You know that putting in the effort will be worth it in the end, but do you still find yourself asking where to start? Do mortgages, closing costs, and debt to income ratios still have you feeling a little overwhelmed? We’re here to walk you through what you can likely expect when looking to purchase a home and offer up some advice to (hopefully) smooth out the process when it starts to feel a little rough.

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Introducing Theory at Innovation in Fremont

by Shea Homes Northern California on January 12, 2018

Theory at Innovation Rendering

Say hello to a new way of life in the East Bay. Think happiness. Look to something new. And come alive in a place that evolves around you. A networked destination that connects you to new homes, parks, gathering spaces, a clubhouse and a brand new school.

Theory is a collection of 4 new single-level home plans by Shea Homes®, located within the stunning new master plan of Innovation in Fremont. The Innovation neighborhood is part of the larger Innovation District, located at the new Warm Springs BART station in Fremont is a thriving new tech area that features a variety of tech manufacturing facilities, including Tesla Motors, Lam Research, Delta Products, Seagate, Western Digital, ThermoFisher, and Boston Scientific, as well as a number of startups in clean technologies, life sciences, and advanced manufacturing.

The first release of Theory homes will be held on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 12PM. The release will take place in the Michelangelo Room at Campo di Bocce, located at 4020 Technology Place, Fremont, CA 94538. Everyone is invited to attend. Read the Sales Release Guidelines to learn more, or RSVP to the event on Facebook.

In order to participate in this upcoming release of Theory homes, interested parties must pre-qualify with Shea Mortgage by Wednesday, January 17th at 5PM. Start the pre-qualification process now.

Register to receive Theory community updates, sneak peeks, and notifications about upcoming happenings. You can also visit TheoryAtInnovation.com to learn more about this new Shea Homes® community, or LiveAtInnovation.com to learn more about this master plan, or give us a call at (866) 696-7434 to speak with a Community Representative.

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Date: 01/20/2018
Time: 12:00PM-2:00PM
Where: Campo di Bocce
4020 Technology Place, Fremont, CA
Fremont, CA 94538

You can get more information here.   

Experience Waterline in Virtual Reality

by Shea Homes Northern California on November 28, 2017

Waterline Rendering

Waterline, the latest Shea Homes® community, located on the San Francisco Bay in Point Richmond, California, is now open –  and these gorgeous new homes are now pre-selling. Their stunning location will truly take your breath away. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wake up on San Francisco Bay? This could soon be your reality. Learn more about our 8 Distinct Home Plans.

Where the breeze meets the bay, that’s where you will find Waterline. Take a look at this video with renderings of our homes that are currently under construction.

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PHOTO FOCUS | Award-Winning Vista Dorado in Brentwood

by Shea Homes Northern California on November 20, 2017

 

It’s no wonder that the breathtaking Vista Dorado community was selected as 2017 Community of the Year by the Bay Area Building Industry Association. Located in the rolling hills of Brentwood, California, with close proximity to shopping and dining, these spacious and gracious homes have plenty to offer homebuyers.

Shea Homes® Vista Dorado Plan 3 home was selected as Best Architectural Design in its category, and it’s easy to see why. The home, at approximately 4,126 square feet, beckons those who love to cook and entertain. It features an expansive 2-island kitchen with a super pantry, butler’s pantry and an optional outdoor kitchen. The optional Suite Home features its own private entry, which allows for independent living, and the dog washing station is a great design selection for our canine-loving friends. This home is truly a stunner. But, don’t take our word for it – view photos of our model home below, or take a virtual tour and experience life in the Vista Dorado Plan 3 for yourself.

Vista Dorado Plan 3

Register to receive the latest updates about Vista Dorado in Brentwood, or give us a call at (925) 238-0896 to learn more.

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Honoring our Heroes

November 10, 2017




Today, we gather to honor, thank and remember the women and men who have defended our freedom and country, those who have selflessly served to keep us safe. Today, we remember to celebrate and to thank our heroes every day. The Heroes Reward Program is just one small way we at Shea Homes® Arizona show […]

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Shea Homes Releases New Home Designs in Laurel Glen

October 20, 2017
New Classic Plan elevation




  Shea Homes® has released four new floorplan designs in Laurel Glen to enhance the variety of plans available for home buyers. The focus of these new plans is affordability. There are two one-story and two two-story plans in the lineup, which start from $279,990. These value-engineered homes offer four and five bedrooms, two to […]

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Shea Homes Releases New Home Designs in Vivace at Harmony 

October 20, 2017
Classic Plan elevation




  Shea Homes® has released four new floorplan designs in Vivace at Harmony 60’ section to enhance the variety of plans available for home buyers. The focus of these new plans is affordability. There are two one-story and two two-story plans in the lineup, which start from $319,990. These value-engineered homes offer four and five […]

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Take a Virtual Tour of Tranquility at Sage

October 5, 2017




  In addition to breathtaking amenities, the Sage neighborhood in Livermore has 4 new home communities by Shea Homes® now selling. Synergy offers 3-story attached homes, Harmony offers single-story plans and 3-story living, Balance features cozy 2-story living, and Tranquility homes are spacious, open-concept 2-story townhome-style homes. Balance homes at Sage are nearly sold out, with only a few […]

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Shea Homes: Homeowners Association (HOA) Overview

October 3, 2017




What is an HOA? Many Shea Homes communities have an HOA, but what exactly is an HOA and what do they do? HOA stands for “Homeowner’s Association” and refers to the group responsible for the administration of the covenants, conditions and restrictions, also known as the “CC&Rs” of a housing community. This often includes the […]

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Sage Amenities Will Take Your Breath Away

August 11, 2017




The popular Sage community located in Livermore, California, has seen tremendous success since opening in 2016. Sage by Shea Homes® recently received 6 awards from the Building Industry Association, and with good reason – the Sage community is already a wonderful and relaxing place to call home, and many of the community amenities are now open […]

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