Home Buying

Kick Off 2019 with Shea Homes SoCal!

by Get Community on December 14, 2018

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If your New Year’s resolution is to FINALLY upgrade to a new home, consider kicking off 2019 in a beautiful residence built by Shea Homes® Southern California! We’re currently offering quick move-in homes in our Rancho Mission Viejo, Orchard Hills, and Baker Ranch neighborhoods.

Rancho Mission Viejo

This master-planned community is located amongst the scenic rolling hills of Mission Viejo, CA, surrounded by luxurious and upscale amenities. Residents that are 55+ living within the Gavilán® neighborhoods at Rancho Mission Viejo will have full access to resort-style recreation centers, complete with pools, spas, gardens, walking trails, social events, and much more! You can learn more about the RMV lifestyle and amenities HERE.

Homeowners at both Alondra and Cortesa will be just a short walk away from everything Gavilán® has to offer! Both neighborhoods offer tranquil and relaxing living spaces for empty nesters, and also serve as a comfortable home away from home when the whole family comes to visit:

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Alondra Plan 3 Alondra Plan Three

Cortesa Plan 4 Cortesa Plan Four

Cortesa Plan 4 Cortesa Plan Four

Learn more about the floorplans at Alondra and Cortesa before your in-person tour.

 

Orchard Hills in Irvine

Are you an outdoor adventurer at heart? Padova at Orchard Hills could be the perfect fit! Spend your weekends walking the dog on beautiful walking/biking trails, and play a few rounds of frisbee at a variety of parks in Irvine. You can also take advantage of having everyday essentials, award-winning restaurants, and popular shops close to home!

Our two-story homes at Padova are designed for those looking for more elbow room in every living space, sophisticated areas to entertain, or a forever home for a growing family. Each floorplan features functional gourmet kitchens, covered outdoor rooms, and cozy lofts:

Padova Plan 4 Padova Plan Four

Padova Plan 3 Padova Plan Three

Padova Plan 4 Padova Plan Four

Padova Plan 2 Padova Plan Two

Learn more about the floorplans at Padova HERE.

 

Baker Ranch in Lake Forest

A bright future awaits in the amenity-rich master-planned community of Baker Ranch! Here, every day feels like a vacation with resort-style pools and clubhouses, a variety of parks for weekly playdates, walking or biking trails, tennis courts, and annual community events. And best of all, there is no Mello Roos! Time is running out to buy a home at Baker Ranch as final homes are now selling at The Rowe, a collection of townhomes, and The Landing, a collection of detached single-family homes.

As a resident at The Rowe, you’ll be greeted every day by open and flexible living spaces that are the perfect size for those looking to downsize or buy their first home:

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The Rowe Plan 2The Rowe Plan Two

The Rowe Plan 3The Rowe Plan Three

The Rowe Plan 2The Rowe Plan Two

 

At The Landing, spread out and invite the whole crew over for happy hour, get some work done from home, entertain in style, and spend a movie night in with the family. Our final home selling at The Landing is a beautiful Plan 2 floorplan. Take a look at the photos below and then come in to see this available home in person!

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The Landing Master Bedroom

The Landing Kitchen

The Landing Great Room

Learn more about the floorplans at The Rowe and The Landing before your visit.

Hurry into our Information Centers this week for details! We’d love to tell you more about the quick move-in homes available in these Orange County neighborhoods.

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Experience Smart and Connected Living at Skylark in La Habra, CA

by Shea Homes Southern California on November 6, 2018

 

The perfect blend between modern and functional, Skylark by Shea Homes® features two, three-story townhome designs that invite all who live here to experience smart and connected living! Residences feature up to approximately 2,121 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, elegant kitchens with large center islands, breezy decks, and an adaptable room on the first level that can be used as a home office, game room or bonus room. If you’re a broker with clients who would settle perfectly into one of these homes, we’re also offering a 3% broker commission! Skylark is perfect for young couples who are looking to buy their first home in this vibrant and upcoming La Habra neighborhood. Take a look at some of the highlights below:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e6/78/3e/e6783ed959fe0dcfca952fd3d63b1b94.jpgFeaturing a warm and welcome greeting as soon as you step inside, both residences include first-level bonus room that can also be used as an extra media room, home office, or game room. This extra space is flexible for you and your family’s needs!

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3a/35/8b/3a358bbddf8e401dbec992fbb93b8a82.jpgBright. Open. CONNECTED. While you’re cooking your favorite meals, you can still be part of the action while your dinner guests watch the game and mingle indoors…or on the private deck off of the living room!

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fd/70/3f/fd703fe2ec1eebb110f3f6810ac2973d.jpgKitchen spaces at Skylark are the perfect size for meal prepping, with plenty of cabinet and counter space for your favorite cooking gizmos and gadgets. A third bedroom and full bath are also conveniently located on the second level.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ce/14/f4/ce14f45c8260c9e14a169578d49815cd.jpgDoes your dream master bedroom include its own private deck? Both residences include sizeable master bedrooms that are sophisticated, yet cozy and comfortable. Each has a spacious walk-in closet and a master bath that includes dual sink countertops for effortless functionality!

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You’ve decided to move in with your significant other, which means you are going to experience many lifestyle changes that are new and exciting. One of the most overlooked aspects of moving is going over your need for items in your separate living spaces before merging into one home. The steps after deciding what moving company to work with, and what area you’re looking to move to (try checking out the happiest city in the U.S.), and ensuring you have enlisted help the day of your move, is sorting through each of your belongings to determine what to keep, what to donate, and what to upgrade with a newer product for your combined home. Although it is exciting to figure out what lighting fixtures will look best in your home and picking out paint colors, it’s better to cross off the initial steps to moving before looking too far ahead. It can be challenging to decide what items fit into which categories, especially if you are known to save a lot of things throughout the years but buying a home or an apartment allows you to start from scratch and decide what items are truly valuable to you and your significant other, or what can be left behind.

Tranquility at Sage | Livermore, CA

What to keep:

Depending on how much space you have at your new home, you can gauge how many items are practical to keep. If you don’t have the option for storage, you may have to limit the number of items you actually bring with you and store any other items at a friend or family members home until you know if you can accommodate miscellaneous pieces. Any items that you use on a daily basis are items that would be practical to bring. For example, work clothes, toiletries, bedding, pots and pans, and non-perishables are all items that would be immediately relevant to you, and easy to pack. For things that will require a moving truck, split up the furniture you and your significant other have, deciding between which items fit your color scheme, and mutual aesthetic desires for your shared space. Additionally, you’ll want to keep any family photo memories and passed down decor because they are irreplaceable items that might not always be something you need to see but are something you want to continue to have in your life.

Sienna Plantation | Missouri City, TX

What to donate:

Generally, anything that isn’t overused and isn’t something you are bringing with you can be donated. To put it into perspective, if you haven’t used something within the past year, it probably isn’t a product you need. It’s understandable that seasonal items are more so used in their optimal time (for example: Halloween costumes, patio furniture, a grill, and specialty pots and pans), but if you went a whole year without using a product for any season (unless it is a family memento  or a special piece of jewelry), it’s safe to assume you can donate it. Your instinct would be just to move everything from one place to the other because you don’t want to feel like you have items in your possession that you just don’t want. However when you’re going through your belongings, take a moment to think if you really use the item, or if someone else may benefit greater, whether you donate to your local thrift store, like Salvation Army, or maybe a family member or friend.

Synergy at Sage | Livermore, CA

What to buy new:

Depending on your current living situation you may need all new furniture, half and half, or maybe just a piece or two; either way, you are going to want long-lasting and durable furniture for your transition as a couple. Buying new is the fun part! Make a list with your significant other and decide what furniture stores you want to make a stop at after figuring out what pieces are needed for your final move. Deciding ahead of time is crucial, that way you aren’t waiting weeks after moving in for something like a couch or a bed frame. If you don’t have time to shop in store, there are plenty of places to find quality furniture online. This way, you can continue sorting through your homes, while also purchasing your needed items online.

Once you’ve responsibly sorted, packed and moved to the home of your dreams, you can be at ease that your items are neatly organized and readily accessible. Then, you can think about things like adding a swimming pool (see tips and tricks for this here), getting a pet, or joining in on some fun community events!

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First Prescott Homes Now Selling in Mountain House

by Shea Homes Northern California on October 17, 2018

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Shea Homes® is happy to announce –  the first of the Prescott homes in Mountain House are now selling! East of Livermore, in the Hansen Village of Mountain House, the Prescott neighborhood offers Americana-style single-family homes that are designed to fit your lifestyle—at a price point that’s hard to beat. Within walking distance to the Mountain House High School, Prescott is ideally located toward the front of Mountain House and is close to all that this vibrant community has to offer – from plentiful parks and green spaces to miles of well-maintained trails. These two new Prescott home plans currently start in $600s. Register for Community Updates to stay in-the-know.

Ranging from ~2,484 to ~2,706 square feet, the spacious two-story floorplans of Prescott feature 4 to 6 bedrooms with 3.5 baths and open-concept main living spaces that are ideal for hosting and entertaining. Need more space? Opt to add a stunning Suite Home apartment unit above your detached 3-car garage and you’ll have all the room you need to host overnight guests or family members of any generation.  Learn more about Prescott, or view our home plans

Please prequalify with Shea Mortgage  if you are interested in reserving a Prescott home.

Call (209) 221-0936 or EMAIL US to learn more or schedule your visit, and to come tour the beautiful Mountain House community today!

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Mortgage Rate Lock: 8 Things You Need to Know About Your Loan’s Interest Rate

October 16, 2018

Mortgage Rate Lock: What You Need to Know About Your Loan’s Interest Rate If you’re planning to apply for a home loan, it’s likely that you are aware of the fact that mortgage interest rates fluctuate daily. Depending upon market conditions, fluctuations can even happen on an hourly basis. These changes can have an impact on your […]

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Quick Move-In Homes at Alondra and Cortesa in Rancho Mission Viejo

October 15, 2018

As the end of 2018 approaches, we at Shea Homes® SoCal want to make sure you’re already settled into your dream home just in time to celebrate the new year so you can embrace all that 2019 has to offer! If you’re a 55+ homebuyer searching for a community that offers quality homes and a […]

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Sales Office Now Open and First Homesites Now Selling at Barcelona!

October 11, 2018
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  The wait is finally over! Shea Homes® has just released a very limited number of homes at Barcelona in the East Bay, and they’re available on a first come, first served basis. We think you’ll find that these thoughtfully-designed duplexes live large and have a very compelling price point, with a fantastic location in […]

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Wedgewood Information Center Opening this Saturday!

October 9, 2018

Homebuyers in the market for a luxury single-story or two-story home in Orange County will be able to visit the Information Center for Wedgewood by Shea Homes® this Saturday, October 13th, 2018! If you’re on the hunt for a larger home to grow into with your family, or just looking to upgrade to a design that […]

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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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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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