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Lawn Care Tips For Northern California

by Shea Homes on September 17, 2018

 by Cat Murphy

There are plenty of ways to improve, as well as harm, lawns in Northern California. Newly installed lawns are beautiful, but will need homeowners that can keep up on making sure lawns stay fresh. Consider these lawn care tips for your new yard:

Keep It Taller

Your first instinct with a new yard may be to keep the grass short but doing so can actually cause more harm to the lawn overall. Allowing your grass to grow taller will help shade the grass roots from the hot California sun as well as encourage strong root systems to grow. Tall grass also helps to deter brown spots from appearing as soil becomes too dry. Consider your specific grass type for the recommended mowing height for optimal performance. Only cut up to 1/3 of the total grass blade during a mow in order to keep the grass healthy. Cutting off more than that can pull the grass root and cause significant damage to the grass blades themselves.

Don’t Overwater

We know that you want to keep your lawn alive with regular watering but did you know that too much water can also be a problem? Grass that is too wet can easily become diseased and die in soggy soil. Make sure that you are according to when it actually needs it instead of using a set schedule. Newly installed lawns will need more water to establish well but as the lawn matures make sure to check it before a watering to make sure that it actually needs a drink.

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Say Aloha to Aloravita, Shea’s Newest Peoria Community

by Shea Homes Arizona on September 14, 2018

Ascent & Emblem at Aloravita - Peoria, AZPeoria has absolutely exploded in popularity over the past few years. Whether that’s because of the beautiful surroundings, the countless amenities, or the lovely people (likely all three), it’s the ideal place for Arizonans who love to balance outdoor fun with a variety of entertainment options.

And now Shea Homes® Arizona is expanding with another Peoria development: Aloravita. With two new communities under construction, Ascent and Emblem, those looking to experience the Peoria lifestyle will have plenty of options to choose from.

A part of the Aloravita master-planned community, Shea is developing 124 single family homes across 29 acres at the northeast corner of 75th and Jomax. Nestled between Peoria Mountain Preserves and Thunderbird Conservation Park, the stunning landscape provides a natural backdrop to the homes, which take cues from southwestern design to create a harmony between the man-made and natural elements.

Both Ascent and Emblem boast six unique floorplans. Ascent features plans from 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms up to 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, ranging from approximately 1,968 square feet up to 3,062. Emblem will see homes from 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms up to 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, from approximately 2,218 square feet to 3,505.

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Model Grand Opening of Parkside Estates on September 22nd!

by Shea Homes Southern California on September 11, 2018

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Even though we’re getting back into the fall routine this month, the upcoming debut of our newest Shea Homes® community in Huntington Beach still has us daydreaming of warm summer days by the beach. In just a few short weeks, homebuyers will be able to tour our three stunning model homes at Parkside Estates, a coastal neighborhood that’s close to PCH and the Bolsa Chica Wetlands.

Guests can experience the dream of coastal living as they walk through three distinct model homes with high-end features and modern designer touches. Each floorplan offers the opportunity for breezy indoor/outdoor living with a picturesque Coastal California Room, an ideal place to relax and gather while living in one of the most popular beach town locations in SoCal. Homeowners can also catch a glimpse of wildlife at the wetlands, stay active on walking/biking trails, and take their pups to nearby parks.

Here are some highlights of what you will see in our three beautiful model homes:  

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Residence 2

5 Beds

5.5 Baths

~3,751 Sq. Ft

3-Car Garage

Master Bedroom on First Floor

Large Bonus Room on Second Floor with Optional Covered Deck

View the Residence 2 floorplan HERE

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Virtually Tour Boat House at The Dunes on Monterey Bay

by Shea Homes Northern California on September 11, 2018

 

Did you know that our Virtual Tours allow you to check our out new Boat House model homes in 360° online? You can take a stroll around all our stunning communities without leaving your desk or couch!

Boat House by Shea Homes® is the latest collection of homes at The Dunes, and features two new home plan layouts, as well as detached 3 car garages. Both of these spacious home plans also include a Suite Home over the detached 3 car garage. These multi-generational living Suite Home units each have their own bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and living space, and are great for grandparent visits, a home office, or rental income.

Learn a little more about each of the Boat House home plans below, take a virtual tour, then give us a call at (866) 696-7432 to schedule your visit.

Boat House Plan 1
5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Approx. 3,260 Square Feet Home Plan | Virtual Tour
This home plan features open concept living with lots of natural light. The whole family can gather in this spacious home, and Grandma can sleep in the downstairs bedroom when she comes to visit. Upstairs, the kids can play in the loft, and parents can zen out in their master bedroom and spacious master bath. The upstairs laundry room is a necessity, but the walk in closet is truly for fun.
Boat House Plan 1 | The Dunes on Monterey Bay

Boat House Plan 2
5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Approx. 3,668 Square Feet Home Plan | Virtual Tour
The Plan 2 at Boat House features a spacious great room with an open concept kitchen that was designed for entertaining. The first floor den makes for a functional and flexible office space, and the upstairs loft would make for a great homework area, craft space, or gaming space for the kids. The master bedroom and en suite make for a relaxing retreat away from it all, and the walk in closet offers an elegant space to store your attire.
Boat House Plan 2 | The Dunes on Monterey Bay

Located in Marina, California, less than 1 mile from Monterey Bay, these new homes by Shea Homes feature easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment — all within walking distance. Monterey Bay recalls Fort Ord, John Steinbeck, Spanish Missionaries, and more. Yet its richer history is one of timeless beauty, with rolling hills and gentle sea breezes. Today, The Dunes links Monterey Bay with a modern lifestyle of recreation, comfort and convenience. To learn more, visit TheDunesOnMontereyBay.com.

Register to receive the latest updates about Boat House at The Dunes, or give us a call at (866) 696-7434 to learn more.

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A New Vantage on Life – A Shea Homeowner’s Story

September 7, 2018

  Shelley, a music professor and accomplished pianist and harpist, had lived off the Club West Golf Course in South Phoenix for 20 years. But two years ago, when her husband passed away and she moved to Kansas to help care for her mother, her living situation changed dramatically. When the time came to find […]

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Coming Soon: Wedgewood in Yorba Linda

September 6, 2018

If you’re looking to upgrade both your lifestyle and your home, you won’t want to miss the newest neighborhood by Shea Homes®, Wedgewood in Yorba Linda. This limited collection of just 22 homes will be opening later this year and will offer homebuyers the opportunity to live the high life with stunning one- and two-story single-family luxury […]

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Why These 6 Cities Have People Moving to Northern California

September 2, 2018

Have you caught yourself looking around your neighborhood and thinking, “It’s time for a change. It’s time for an adventure. Wherever I throw this dart at the map is where I’m going.” It’s a natural thought, and it’s one that can strike out of nowhere. If you’re finding yourself in this stage of life, where you need to shake […]

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Looking for a home in Mesa? Last Chance for Ambition at Eastmark!

August 31, 2018

  Time is running out for the chance to start a new chapter in the vibrant Shea Homes® community, Ambition at Eastmark! A lively community, walkable parks, and rollicking events are just a part of what makes Eastmark such a desirable place to live. Pair that with Shea Homes’ unparalleled home design and construction, and […]

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Backyard Landscaping for Your New Home: Five Questions to Ask

August 24, 2018

  Whether you’re considering a new Shea Home, are in process of planning the outdoor living space for your new home, or you just want to spruce up your current backyard, we’ve got you covered. As a Shea Homes® homeowner, you have a few options when it comes to designing your backyard. Let these questions […]

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Land Preparation and Infrastructure Development Underway at The Canyons by Shea Homes

August 24, 2018
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  New Master-Planned Community in Douglas County on Track to Begin Sales in 2019 LONE TREE, CO., Aug. 22, 2018 – Shea Homes® Colorado, the master developer of Highlands Ranch, BackCountry and Stepping Stone in Douglas County, has begun preparing the land and developing infrastructure at The Canyons, a 1,270-acre master-planned residential community located east […]

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