Home Buying

Homebuilder Mortgage Loans

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 homebuilder.

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Life at Baker Ranch in Orange County

by Shea Homes Southern California on May 18, 2017

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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.

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Shea Homes® currently has four neighborhoods at Baker Ranch (and proud of it!), offering both detached homes and townhome living:

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Coming Soon: Waterline on San Francisco Bay

by Shea Homes Northern California on May 4, 2017

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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, and breath-taking views of the Bay. Preliminary home plans are now available to preview.

The Waterline Visitors Center is coming summer 2017. Special informational and community preview events are scheduled to take place prior to the on-site office opening.  Register for community updates to be notified about upcoming opportunities to speak with our Community Representatives in person.

At Shea, we build our homes for smart, discerning buyers who appreciate the thoughtful design, thoughtful people and thoughtful processes that truly set Shea Homes® apart. We obsess over the integration of form and function, and we know that the small details that matter. Learn more about the Shea Difference.

Register for community updates and follow us on Facebook to receive the latest updates. Call (866) 696-7432 or EMAIL US to learn more.

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How to Use Floor Plans to Choose Your Next New Home

by Shea Homes on April 21, 2017

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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

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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Popular Umbria Home Plans Returning to Mountain House

February 22, 2017




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 […]

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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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