Home Buying

Join us for The Grand Opening of Padova

by Shea Homes Southern California on August 17, 2017

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Shea Homes® has a new collection of homes opening in the beautiful SoCal city of Irvine! Padova at Orchard Hills will be offering FIVE two-story floorplans that feature 4 to 5 bedrooms, 4.5 to 5.5 baths, and approximately 2,898 to 3,474 square feet of generous living space.

Residents who settle in the hillside community of Orchard Hills will have access to fantastic amenities…the icing on the cake to owning a beautiful new home in the Padova neighborhood!

Amenities include:

Resort at the Groves

Club Room, Junior Olympic Pool, Tot Lot, Tennis Courts, Picnic Areas, Basketball Court, Fireplace, Community Lawn, Shade Structures

Meadow at the Groves

Lap Pool, Spa, Community Lawn, BBQs, Picnic Areas,

Tot Lot/Play Areas, View Terrace, Fireplace Terrace

Hideaway Park

Tot Lot/Play Areas, Picnic Areas, Shade Structures, BBQs

Settlers Park

6 Acres, Lighted Basketball Courts, Volleyball Court,

Soccer Field, Tot Lot, Open Play Area, Picnic Area

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(Resort at The Groves)

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Whether you are downsizing or just starting out, condos provide a number of benefits when it comes to your lifestyle and your wallet.

Check out our list of five reasons why a condo may be the perfect fit for you!
Resort Like Amenities

  1. Included Maintenance

If you would like to spend the weekends catching up with friends or kicking up your feet on the sofa with a good book or your most recent binge TV show, condo life may be for you. Association fees usually cover exterior maintenance, freeing you from spending your weekends in the hot sun pulling/spraying weeds or working on your home’s curb appeal.

  1. Amenities

Most condo communities include resort like amenities such as a pool, sauna, hot tub, fitness center, parks, community spaces, etc. As a condo owner, you have the freedom to use these special features, conveniently located within walking distance from your home, without the strain on your water bill. Plus, free gym membership – yes please!

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Tranquility Plan 2 Home Now Available!

by Shea Homes Northern California on July 19, 2017

Tranquility at Sage | Plan 2

The elegant and spacious Tranquility homesite 2002  at Sage by Shea Homes® is a Plan 2 home featuring approximately 1,776 square feet of living space, with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, gorgeous hardwood floors, granite kitchen counters and access to all of the Sage amenities you love, including the pool, spas, fitness center, yoga lawn, and art walk. This home is now available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is almost ready for you to move in. Priced at $768,000.

Take a Virtual Tour through this home plan, then come visit in person:

 

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What Type of New Home Is Right For You? (Quiz)

by Shea Homes on July 19, 2017

New Home Type

Choosing the Right Home Type is Personal – So Find What Works for You

What type of home you decide to buy ultimately depends on your household’s needs, lifestyle, and preferences (amongst other more tangible things like budget and location). Is a townhome the right fit for you right now, or would you prefer what a single-family home offers? Is your dream home in the middle of a master-planned community with various possible shared offerings like BBQs, parks and pools? Based on all of the options out there, the decision can be seem overwhelming! But, never fear, we’re here to try and help you approach the first step of the process – research – with slightly less uncertainty by pointing you in the direction of the home type you may like. To start, take this quiz to help you get a better idea of what type of home is best for you.

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Q&A: 6 Homebuilder Mortgage Loan Questions to Consider

June 23, 2017




You’re shopping around on the new home market, but did you know the loan process can vary between a new construction and a resale? To help you understand the key differences, Senior VP of Shea Mortgage, Scott Pocock (NMLS #262159), shares answers to the top six questions about new home mortgages and financing through a […]

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Life at Baker Ranch in Orange County

May 18, 2017




If you’ve been on the hunt for a place to settle down, look no further than Baker Ranch in Lake Forest, CA! With resort-style amenities, quality homes, fantastic events, and a friendly atmosphere, it’s safe to say this rare gem is one of the most incredible places to call home in Orange County. Home Sweet […]

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Coming Soon: Waterline on San Francisco Bay

May 4, 2017




Where can you find peace, tranquility and awe-inspiring views in the Bay Area?  Waterline. 60 homes in Point Richmond just minutes from Marin, Berkeley and The City. Located on the San Francisco Bay, Waterline will feature 8 distinct home plans designed for how you live today, including flats and townhomes. The 8 spacious floorplans offer sophisticated design, luxury finishes, […]

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How to Use Floor Plans to Choose Your Next New Home

April 21, 2017




Floor plans can be tedious to read and overwhelming, but with a little knowledge about how to use them – and what to look for – floor plans can become an invaluable tool in your home-buying process. We’ll explain what a floor plan is, and give you 8 tips to make sure your next home […]

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Ashford Model Homes Now Open in Mountain House

April 5, 2017




Hundreds of guest flocked to see the new Ashford model homes in Mountain House for their recent opening weekend! Did you miss the debut? Join us for the Ashford Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, April 15th! Family-friendly fun and activities will be available for all, and model homes will be open for tours. RSVP on Facebook, […]

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Your Guide to Navigating an Open House

February 28, 2017




Part of the excitement of house hunting is going to open houses. From sunny breakfast nooks where you can picture yourself sipping a morning cup of coffee to finding the master bathroom you’ve been dreaming of; this is your chance to get an up-close look at what may become your new home. But when everything […]

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