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October Events Around PhoenixIt might not feel like it yet, but autumn is officially here! With October right around the corner, and cooler temperatures coming with it, the Valley will be filled to the brim with fun fall events, so get the family, grab your costumes, get outside, and drink up any crisp autumn weather that may come your way. We at Shea Homes® have put together a list of our favorite events happening around each of our communities:

Recker Pointe – Vertuccio Farms Annual Fall Festival & Corn Maze (Oct. 1- Nov. 4)

Vertuccio Farms is celebrating 20 years of family fun, and they’re going all out this year! In addition to the usual top-notch seven-acre corn maze, you’ll find mini-golf, mule rides, a zip line, duck races, pumpkin bowling, and of course, the chance to pick out your own pumpkin to take home – and that’s just getting started. If you’ve never been to Vertuccio Farms you owe it to yourself to take the family to their 20th-anniversary celebration! Find out more here.

Gateway Quarter – Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party (Oct. 4-28)

Pumpkins and chili? What could get you in the fall spirit faster?! Voted by Phoenix Magazine as the best fall family event, there’s so much to see and do at Shnepf Farms. Wander through the two different corn mazes, cheer on your favorite hog at the pig races, roast marshmallows around a bonfire, and close the night out with some fireworks! Find out more here.

Inspire at Estrella – Fall Festival (Oct. 20)

Take a trip out onto the field at the Goodyear Ballpark for tons of fall fun, with train rides, pumpkin patches, inflatables, a costume contest, trick-or-treating, photo station, and arts and crafts activities. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, beware—the new Trick-or-Treat Village will feature over a quarter-million pieces of candy! Find out more here.

Carino Villas – Chandler Halloween Spooktacular (Oct. 26)

Gather your lil’ ghosts and goblins and trick-or-treat your way through the Chandler Halloween Spooktacular. Come dressed in your best costume and enjoy a family night of frightful fun! Activities include ghoulish games, haunted house, photo opportunities, arts and crafts, and a costume contest. Find out more here.

24 North & Vantage – Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular (Oct. 26 & 27)

You won’t want to miss this high-flying festival. While over 20 hot air balloons dot the sky, the kids can get their share of the over 4,000 pounds of candy while parents enjoy live music and food truck. Brave the haunted Spooky trail, and if you have any courage left, ride one of the tethered hot air balloons. Mix in some carnival games, costume contests, and fireworks, and you’re in for a heart-pounding night of spooky fun. Find out more here.

Vallarta at Verrado – 76th Annual Halloween Carnival (Oct. 27)

For more than 75 years, the Buckeye Halloween Carnival has brought local non-profits together to host autumn themed carnival games and activities. So come out for some old-fashioned family fun that supports great local causes. Find out more here.

Cantilena – Halloween Monster Bash (Oct. 27)

They did the Bash, they did the Monster Bash… Get your spookiest costumes together, practice your Thriller dance, and come join the monstrous parade at Peoria Sports Complex. When the parade’s over, go trick-or-treating; make monster themed arts-and-crafts; climb the death-defying rock wall; and enjoy the live entertainment. Admission is free when you donate canned food items. Find out more here.

With something festive happening every weekend, get out and explore. And if you’re in the neighborhood, check out some of our communities – homes so nice, it’s almost scary!

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Move in by Year End at Sage in Livermore!

by Shea Homes Northern California on September 26, 2018

Looking for a new home, but can’t wait very long? Or interested in closing before year end? Check out these Shea Homes® we have currently available that are almost ready for you to move in. Don’t delay – if you purchase one of these homes soon, you could be living in your new home by the holidays! Many of our stunning designer model homes have also recently become available on a first-come, first-served basis. You will definitely want to check out all of these thoughtfully-designed homes at Sage in Livermore.

Synergy
Lot 3801 (Plan 3E) Priced at $750,000
Lot 3806 (Plan 5) Priced at $809,000
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Synergy at Sage in Livermore

Tranquility
Lot 703 (Plan 2) Priced at $857,499
Lot 705 (Plan 1) Priced at $852,025
Lot 706 (Plan 3) Priced at $956,187
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Tranquility at Sage in Livermore

Harmony
Lot 2904 (Plan 3) Priced at $845,000
Lot 3302 (Plan 7) Priced at $895,000
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Harmony at Sage in Livermore

If you have not already done so, please prequalify with Shea Mortgage in order to reserve a home at Sage in Livermore.*

Sage homes feature the amenities you know and love, including a stunning pool area, fitness center, yoga lawn, bocce courts, and art walk. The elegant homes located in the beautiful Sage community are ideal for a modern lifestyle of convenience and recreation. Call (866) 696-7432 to learn more or schedule a community tour. For more information about the Sage community, please visit SageLivermore.com, and be sure to register for community updates, and LIKE Sage by Shea Homes on Facebook.

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Vitalize Your Home with Your Own Terrarium

by Shea Homes Arizona on July 27, 2018

 

Your décor may say a lot about your sense of taste, but what does it say about your health? Introducing some plant life into your home is a quick and easy way to revitalize your space and improve your well-being. Plants have been shown to reduce airborne toxins in your home, increase productivity and concentration, and even reduce stress. But that sure won’t be the case if you’re constantly worried about keeping them alive!

Terrariums with cacti or succulents are easy ways to get the beauty and enjoyment of a houseplant, even if you are known to not have the greenest thumb. With just a little bit of time and creativity, you’ll have a wholesome piece of décor that you can be proud of. Make it a family craft and greenify your entire home!
Easy To Make TerrariumsSupplies

  • Clear glass vase or container
  • Pebbles
  • Potting soil for succulent and cactus
  • Succulents and cacti of your choice
  • Sand

Follow These Steps

  1. To start, you’ll need a clear glass container with an opening on top. Get creative! A vase, fish bowl or even a cleaned out spaghetti sauce jar will work! Shop thrift stores, antique malls, or your kitchen cabinet.
  2. Fill the bottom of the vessel with a layer of pebbles (about one and a half inches) for water drainage.
  3. On top of the pebbles, add a layer (about two and a half inches) of potting soil, specifically made for succulents and cacti.
  4. Using a spoon, make a hole in the soil big enough for the roots of your largest plant, and nestle the roots in the hole. Press the soil down firmly around the roots to make sure it is tucked in tight.
  5. Plant the rest of your succulents or cacti in the same fashion, moving from largest to smallest.
  6. Finally, distribute about one fourth of an inch of white sand around the base of your plants (optional).
  7. Now for the fun touches. Add miniature animals, figurines, shiny marbles, rocks, or favorite stones.

For maintenance, keep your terrarium in a location near a window where it will get indirect sunlight, and lightly water approximately every two weeks or when the soil dries out. Enjoy this sweet addition to your home. If you’re looking for more decorating ideas, head by any of our models and see what life could look like in a home by Shea Homes®!

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Tilton Homes in Davis Awarded Livable Design Recognition

by Shea Homes Northern California on July 11, 2018

Tilton by Shea Homes at The Cannery | Livable Design Approved
Our Shea Homes® Tilton community at The Cannery in Davis, has achieved the Livable Design Seal of Approval. Livable Design is a division of Eskaton, and all Livable Design homes are built with key elements that make them inclusive, flexible, functional and convenient for all generations. The Seal of Approval signifies that each home has been thoughtfully designed with beautifully integrated features that will enhance livability through convenience and flexibility. As a resident of Tilton at The Cannery, you will enjoy functional home design elements that make everyday living easier, a home that welcomes all of your friends and family regardless of age or ability, and a home that is flexible to adapt to fit your lifestyle today and into the future.  Livable Design’s forward-thinking concept in home building beautifully integrates long lasting functionality for your ever changing lifestyle. All Shea floor plans at The Cannery include a large number of Livable features including the following:

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Skylark Model Grand Opening on July 14th!

June 18, 2018

  Don’t miss Shea Homes® big debut of Skylark on Saturday, July 14th from 11 AM to 2 PM! If you’re on the hunt for a new home this summer, stop by and check out our townhomes located in the heart of La Habra, CA. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy light beverages and delicious snacks while […]

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Prepare Your Home for Monsoon Season

June 15, 2018

Rain. Wind. Hail. Haboobs. Ready or not, Arizona monsoon season has officially arrived, and will be here until September 30. While the temperature dips may be nice, all that inclement weather can bring some nasty surprises with it. So if you live in the Phoenix area, now is the time to prepare. Here are Shea Homes® top […]

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Waterline Visitor Center Opening June 23rd!

June 15, 2018

Join Shea Homes® for a fun opening day at our Waterline Visitor Center on Saturday, June 23rd from 11AM to 2PM. Drop in for a complimentary coffee or a tasty smoothie and speak with one of our wonderful Community Representatives about this vibrant new community. The new, highly-anticipated, Visitor Center is located at 101 Seacliff Dr. in Point Richmond. […]

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Easy Home Automation with Deako Smart Lighting

June 1, 2018

Whether it was the Jetson’s high-tech home of the future or Tony Starks’ AI controlled Malibu mansion, home automation has been the lofty goal for convenience-seeking homeowners everywhere for years. The downside? These technologies can be cost-prohibitive, difficult to install, and the results aren’t always the sleek, intuitive solution homeowners are hoping for. Now Shea […]

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Parkside Estates Coming Soon to Huntington Beach

May 21, 2018
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  For us SoCal natives, Huntington Beach is one of our favorite destinations to explore when the summer season hits. After you dine and shop in the vibrant downtown area, you can walk along the pier or relax in the sand; and coming later this summer, you will officially be able to tour a new […]

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Shea Homes Arizona Takes Home Five Awards at 33rd Annual MAME Awards presented by the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona

May 4, 2018

  Winner winner, chicken dinner! Shea Homes® Arizona is thrilled to have won five awards at the 33rd Annual Major Achievements in Merchandising Excellence (MAME) awards competition, held earlier this month at the gorgeous Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. This prestigious awards competition recognizes the exemplary efforts of builders and land developers; interior designers and […]

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