Home Buying

How to Use Floor Plans to Choose Your Next New Home

by Shea Homes on April 21, 2017

how to use floor plans to create your dream home

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 is exactly what you’re looking for. Savor that for a moment and imagine the possibilities. This is the time to envision what your ideal home looks and feels like. The best part? You can make that dream a reality – that’s how it works when you buy a house that isn’t built yet – it’s one of the many benefits of buying new.

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Ashford Model Homes Now Open in Mountain House

by Shea Homes Northern California on April 5, 2017

Ashford Shea Homes Mountain House California

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, and be sure to invite your friends!

Ashford is the newest collection of homes by Shea Homes® in Northern California, and features four completely new home plans, two of which offer an included multi-generational living Suite Home unit for grandparents or family visits. Suite Homes have their own bed, bath, kitchenette and living space.

Shea Homes currently offers two distinct new home communities selling in Mountain House, California. Umbria and Ashford are both currently selling, and offer a variety of home plan options. Model homes are available to tour during regular business hours.

Call (209) 221-0936 or EMAIL US to learn more and schedule your visit today. Register for community updates to receive information about upcoming sales releases and pre-qualification information.

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Date: 04/15/2017
Time: 10AM-5PM
Where: Ashford Model Homes
1119 Vecindad Street
Mountain House, CA 95391
Phone: (209) 221-0936

Family-friendly fun and activities will be available for all, and model homes will be open for tours

To register for this event, click here.

Your Guide to Navigating an Open House

by Shea Homes on 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 is set up correctly, a well-staged home can steal your focus away from the things that might be potential deal breakers for you. To keep that focus and find the house that works for you and your family, it’s important to have a game plan going in. Consider making the following tasks and questions part of your open house repertoire. 

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Popular Umbria Home Plans Returning to Mountain House

by Shea Homes Northern California on February 22, 2017

Umbria at Mountain House

Back by popular demand, Umbria by Shea Homes® will offer three home styles, including a single-story plan, and two that feature multi-generational Suite Home units that offer a private bedroom, bath, kitchen and living space.

Umbria home plans previously sold out in the Questa neighborhood earlier this year, but Shea Homes® was recently approved to add 62 more Umbria home plans to the newest Mountain House neighborhood, located just behind the Mountain House Welcome Center. This new section of homes will include Umbria Plan 1, Plan 2, and Plan 4.

The first of these new Umbria homes will be available for purchase on Saturday, February 25th.  In anticipation of high-demand, a drawing will take place for each homesite. Interested parties must pre-qualify with Shea Mortgage in order to be eligible to participate in any upcoming sales releases.

Three stunning Umbria model homes are open daily, and virtual tours are available for each home. Walk-ins are welcome during regular business hours, or call (866) 696-7432 to schedule an appointment or learn more or EMAIL US.

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Live the Difference at Esencia

February 22, 2017




Whether you’re trying to become more connected with nature, yearning for a sense of community, or simply wishing you were closer to an adorable coffee shop, Esencia in Rancho Mission Viejo offers everything you’ve ever wanted in a new home.

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