Arizona

Prepare Your Home for Monsoon Season

by Shea Homes Arizona on June 15, 2018

Monsoon 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 tips to get your home ready for the monsoons 

Prepare plants and trees

Protect your plants (and your home!) by preparing in advance. Trim any big tree branches that could snap off and damage your roof. Stake down young trees that might not make it through an intense storm. And remember, the heavy monsoon rains that often come before the strong winds can loosen the soil and make trees more prone to becoming uprooted.

Evaluate your Home’s Drainage

If you’ve noticed drainage issues in your yard that cause pooling of water during a rain storm, make sure you have it taken care of before the monsoons hit. You may need to hire a landscaping company to provide a drainage solution that will keep your yard and home protected from possible flooding.

Install or Clean Out Rain Gutters and Downspouts

Rain gutters and downspouts are the best way to direct the rain that comes from monsoon microbursts or macrobursts away from your home. Don’t wait until it’s too late to make sure yours are ready to do their job and divert the rain away from your home’s foundation.

Clean out the Garage

If you’re the type to procrastinate your spring cleaning well beyond spring, now is the perfect time to put the family to work and clean out that over-stuffed garage. Parking your car on the street or in the driveway could put it at risk during the monsoon storms since flying branches and falling trees are common occurrences when the wild weather comes to town. Make room in the garage for your car and keep it safe from flying objects, as well as hail, rain and wind.

For more information on the June 15 through September 30 monsoon season in the Southwest, visit http://www.monsoonsafety.org/.

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Now Shea Homes® Arizona has partnered with Deako Smart Lighting to bring simple, easy-to-use, beautiful automation to one of our newest communities, Origin at Gateway Quarter. This streamlined and affordable smart lighting solution provides an easy upgrade for consumers looking to move into a house of tomorrow (robot butler not included).
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Moving to Phoenix

by Shea Homes on May 21, 2018

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Whether you already live in a nearby location or are lusting after the year-round sun Arizona offers, Phoenix is a city on the rise. According to the US Census, the population of Arizona has increased 9.8% since 2010, with the state’s population increasing 1.7% from 2016 to 2017. As the nation’s fifth-largest city, Phoenix is a growing, urban oasis contributing to the increase in population within The Grand Canyon State.

Insider tip from our Shea Homes® Arizona team: Now is the time for those in the market to buy a home in Phoenix to make a decision! It’s better to act while the home prices are still relatively affordable and interest rates are lower.

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