Green Living

One Big Secret to Energy Cost Savings

by Shea Homes Arizona on July 7, 2017

Energy Star CertifiedAs a family homebuilder, we strive to be a leader in innovation, customer care and overall, in enhancing lives so that families can wake up and start their days in a safe, comfortable living environment. Throughout the year in the desert, and especially in the summer months as temperatures begin to rise to new heights, comfort comes in the form of cool AC & energy efficient homes that don’t break the bank when the electric bill comes in.

That is why we partner with Energy Star®, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. The program’s mission is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. They also work to make it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on monthly energy bills—all of this without sacrificing the performance and desired features of the appliances or the comfort of the consumer.

ENERGY STAR certified new homes are said to offer better energy efficiency and performance compared to other homes, making them a better value for today and a better investment for tomorrow.

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4 Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on April 21, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day at Home

Looking for a few easy ways to celebrate Earth Day that doesn’t involve planting a tree or leaving the comfort of your own home? Here are a few ways to embrace energy efficiency this Earth Day. You’ll be doing the planet a favor, and helping your budget too! So give yourself a double dose of green this weekend by checking your home to make sure it is a lean, mean energy efficient machine!

Seal Air Ducts

Check for cracks around windows, doors, and electrical outlets that are located on an exterior wall.

Prevent Leaking

Check sink, dishwasher and refrigerator water lines for leaks or deterioration and replace any items that appear worn. Check water heater or rust, which may indicate a leak.

Check for Cracks

Using incense or a smoke stick can help you find smaller cracks. Watch where the smoke goes to see if any air is escaping your home.

Add weather stripping

Putting weather stripping around doors and windows can save you 10% on your heating and cooling bill and prevent energy from being wasted.

Want to go even further? Update your light bulbs to LED and install a low-flow showerhead. Mother earth will thank you!

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Harmony Homes at Sage – Coming Soon!

by Shea Homes Northern California on January 3, 2017

Harmony at Sage Rendering
Wouldn’t it be nice to come home from work, meditate on the yoga lawn, play bocce with friends, and pick fresh vegetables from the community garden? All of this is the reality of life at Sage in Livermore, CA by Shea Homes®.

The latest collection of homes at Sage, Harmony, will be available to purchase starting in early 2017. Model homes are expected to open in January, but a preview of the 4 new Harmony home plans is now available! These attached homes each feature their own defined style, and with just 4 homes per building, the intimate feel of Harmony will be unique to the Sage community.

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Take a Virtual Tour of Beach House at The Dunes®

by Shea Homes Northern California on November 8, 2016

With an incredible coastal location, less than 1 mile from Monterey Bay, The Dunes®  by Shea Homes® offers leisure opportunities galore. You’re near the Monterey Peninsula, featuring the charming village of Carmel-By-The-Sea, along with Monterey’s world famous aquarium and music festivals. Spectacular golf courses abound, including the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links and The Links at Spanish Bay. Take the coastal bike trail, watching for seals and sea lions on your journey.

While the Sea House duets and Surf House homes have been quite popular, Beach House is the first community at The Dunes® to offer traditional backyards. Beach House Plan 3 also includes the much-desired ground-floor bedroom and full bath that many of our guests have been seeking. Learn a little more about each of these new home plans below, take a virtual tour, then give us a call at (866) 696-7432 to schedule your visit.

Beach House Plan 1
3 to 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Approx. 2,129 Sq. Ft. Home Plan | Virtual Tour
Beach House Plan 1

Beach House Plan 2
3 to 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Approx. 2,280 Sq. Ft. Home Plan | Virtual Tour
Plan 2

Beach House Plan 3
4 to 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Approx. 2,430 Sq. Ft. Home Plan | Virtual Tour
This is our first home at The Dunes to feature a ground-floor bedroom.
Beach House Plan 3
Whether you are looking for a quaint getaway beach home, or a place to raise your family, The Dunes® is ideal for a modern lifestyle of recreation, comfort and convenience. Learn more about life at The Dunes on Monterey Bay®, or explore a variety of other homes in the Bay Area.

Brokers must accompany prospects on their first visit to register. Buyers of Shea Homes are not required to use Shea Mortgage as their lender.  Buyers may select any lending institution for the purpose of securing mortgage financing and are not limited to Shea Mortgage.  NMLS ID #40397, CalBRE #01197403.  Sales: Shea Homes Marketing Company, broker, license no. 01378646; Construction: Shea Homes Limited Partnership, License [#855368]. This is not an offer of real estate for sale, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy, to residents of any state or province in which registration and other legal requirements have not been fulfilled. Artist rendering subject to change. Models are not an indication of racial preference.  Price effective date of publication and subject to change. All plans and amenities are subject to change at any time. All square footages shown herein are approximate. Photos depict optional items and other upgrades that may be available from seller at an additional cost. Furniture and other designer features are not included or available for purchase (even upon the payment of an additional charge).

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Meadow Walk Model Homes Now Open!

July 19, 2016




Hundreds of guests flocked to these gorgeous new model homes at the Meadow Walk Grand Opening Celebration on July 9th at Bay Meadows in San Mateo. Check out the PHOTO ALBUM to see all the fun we had! Did you miss the big day? Don’t worry, it’s not too late to come take a tour. Three stunning new […]

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Meadow Walk Grand Opening at Bay Meadows July 9th!

June 20, 2016




Join us for the Meadow Walk by Shea Homes® Grand Opening Celebration at Bay Meadows. The event takes place in San Mateo on Saturday, July 9th from 10AM to 2PM for fun and refreshments! Bring your family and friends to come tour 3 stunning new model homes. RSVP on Facebook for interior design sneak peeks!

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Sage Model Homes Now Open in Livermore!

June 13, 2016




  The wait is finally over! The first model homes at Sage by Shea Homes® in Livermore are now open to tour. ​Our interior designers have been working hard to showcase these 6 stunning new home plans. Tranquility plans 1, 2 and 3, and Balance plans 2, 4 and 5 have been furnished in a fun and […]

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Plan before you plant.

May 26, 2016




  Is it a mere coincidence that plan precedes plant in the dictionary? We think not. As any master gardener will tell you, a thoughtful plan is as indispensable a tool as, say, your gardening spade. And, as any sun-starved gardener will tell you, the snowy/rainy days of early spring are the perfect time to […]

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Shea Homes Arizona Recognized with a 2016 Market Leader Award from ENERGY STAR

April 29, 2016




We’re excited to toot our own horn and let you all know about our latest award! Shea Homes® Arizona has earned an ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes Market Leader Award, recognizing our commitment to providing homebuyers with ENERGY STAR certified homes, our work to promote energy efficient construction, and our success in giving our new homeowners […]

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Trendy Designs to Create the Home of Your Dreams!

April 6, 2016




  When you move into a new home, trying to make it look fabulous can be pretty overwhelming. You may be asking yourself, “Where do I even start? How can I bring this room together?” It seems like a challenging task, but we’ve got good news! The simplest touches will go a long way when […]

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