Phoenix Metro

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

by Shea Homes Arizona on 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 a new home in Phoenix again, there were a few things she knew she wanted, and a few she knew she didn’t.

“I didn’t want a house,” Shelley says. “I didn’t want the yard work, the pool maintenance, didn’t want the rattlesnakes in the front yard.” That last may not be a usual feature on people’s don’t-want list, but after Shelley’s dog Tank barely survived a bite from the venomous reptile, it was an important consideration.“I wanted a condo with a view, and I wanted to be back in Ahwatukee. That’s where my friends are, where my church is.”

Shelley researched locations while still living in Kansas. One day she suddenly remembered a beautiful community she and her husband had toured while helping a Californian friend find a place to move: Vantage, by Shea Homes®.

Vantage had everything Shelley was looking for: the ideal location in the Ahwatukee foothills, beautiful cabinetry and appliances, as well as meticulously maintained landscape and pool that Shelley never has to lift a finger to care for.

“[The condo] feels like a house: three bedrooms, two and a half baths, two car garage. It’s the perfect size for me.”

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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 it’s no wonder these homes are almost all gone.

But if you had your heart set on living in Ambition at Eastmark, it’s not too late…yet.

Model home 3583 Hope is the last home available at Ambition, and we’ve saved a great one for last!
At 2,518 square feet, this 4 bedrooms 3 baths quick move-in home is the ideal family dwelling. A professionally designed kitchen. A livable loft. Shop space in the garage. Every member of the family will find something to love in this hopeful home.
Step through the foyer, past the flex room which could easily become a den, office, or craft room, and you’ll find yourself in the expansive central living space. As a Shea3D home, this Kitchen-Centric model is any cuisine-lover’s dream.

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Backyard Landscaping for Your New Home: Five Questions to Ask

by Shea Homes Arizona on 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 guide you toward a backyard that truly suits your lifestyle.
The Reserves Residence 4 PoolResidence 4 from The Reserves at Cantilena

  • Do you want to landscape before or after you move in?

If you’d like to move in with the backyard finished and ready to entertain, our sales team will connect you with talented landscape architects we partner with to craft your dream space and roll all associated landscaping costs into your new home mortgage. Otherwise, depending on the guidelines from your Homeowners Association, you could wait a few months to get a feel for the space and decide how you’d like to personalize your yard later.
Compass at Recker Pointe BackyardAltair model from Compass at Recker Pointe

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Join Shea Homes’ Fight Against Blood Cancer at Light the Night

August 17, 2018

  By the time you finish reading this post, someone in the United States will have learned they have blood cancer. That’s according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), whose dedicated mission is to cure the 1.3 million Americans afflicted by blood cancer’s various diagnoses. With over $1.2 billion invested in research across 300 […]

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5 Quick Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

August 10, 2018

  When the temperature spikes, you expect that your energy bill does too – especially when the thermometer is pushing 120. The good news for Shea Homes® homeowners is that with ENERGY STAR appliances, you can be confident that your bill won’t make you make you consider turning up the thermostat to uncomfortable temperatures just […]

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Faces of Shea: Meet Megan Kellis, Community Representative at Carino Villas

August 3, 2018

  Over the next few months we’ll be highlighting some of Shea Homes® Arizona’s amazing community representatives. As the faces of Shea, our team members pride themselves on their knowledge and passion for helping buyers find a space perfectly suited to their lifestyle. This month we chat with Megan Kellis, community representative for Shea Homes […]

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Vitalize Your Home with Your Own Terrarium

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 […]

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10 Tips for a Successful Move

July 20, 2018

  You’ve signed on the dotted line, you’ve done your final walkthrough, and everything looks great – you’re new home is ready for you! But are you ready for your new home? Moving anywhere takes planning and preparation, and when moving into a new home there are a few extra things you’ll want to consider […]

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Faces of Shea: Meet Eric Nathan, Community Representative at Compass at Recker Pointe

July 13, 2018

Over the next few months we’ll continue to highlight some of Shea Homes® Arizona’s amazing Community Representatives. As the faces of Shea, our team members pride themselves on their knowledge and passion for helping buyers find a space perfectly suited to their lifestyle. This month we chat with Eric Nathan, a Community Representative of Shea […]

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