Customer Stories

Shea Homes Northern California Awarded Best of Houzz 2016

January 19, 2016




  We are excited to announce that Shea Homes of Northern California has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Our Northern California Division was among those selected for the award by more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one […]

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Good stuff for guys at BackCountry

December 30, 2015




  Ok, let’s get the disclaimers out of the way. BackCountry by Shea Homes is wonderful for both genders. And of course, men and women like plenty of the same things. But are there aspects to BackCountry that men seem particularly to like? Definitely. Hop onto one of BackCountry’s trails and you’ll probably run into several […]

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Refer a Friend and You Both Win!

December 11, 2015




Our referral program is designed to reward you for telling others about what sets Shea Homes apart, and it’s practically effortless! Refer a buyer to any Shea Homes Northern California community: • You’ll get a $1,000 Referral Reward — UNLESS you’re a Shea homeowner, in which case, you receive $1500!* • They’ll get a $1,000 […]

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Meet the jeweler next door in BackCountry.

September 9, 2015




  For most of us, garages are for cars, bikes, and all kinds of dusty, forgotten treasures. But for some, they are the headquarters of a dream. Think Apple, Amazon, Disney, and Google, all of which began in a humble garage. And right now, something similar is happening at BackCountry with resident Carrie Schafer’s jewelry […]

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Read a book. Make a friend at BackCountry.

June 30, 2015
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  Once a month, between 10 and 14 women gather at the Sundial House at BackCountry, a master-planned community by Shea Homes —ostensibly to talk about the book they’ve read, but more importantly, to deepen their sense of community. Danni Holland, the founder of the BackCountry Book Club, wants to make clear that the doors are wide […]

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Make Your House a Home at Colina

June 30, 2015




  If you haven’t visited the stunning new Colina model homes at Waterstone, then you don’t know what you’re missing. I mean, who doesn’t want a beautiful home with a gorgeous view!? Located in Vallejo, and just minutes from downtown Benicia, the new Colina neighborhood by Shea Homes sits atop a beautiful hillside and overlooks the […]

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Mom, I’m bored. (Said no BackCountry kid ever.)

June 22, 2015
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  Okay so that’s wishful thinking, but it’s no exaggeration that BackCountry is an incredible place to be a kid. You see it in the way children ride their bikes freely and play in happy little packs, roaming from yard to yard and house to house. (Gated communities where people know each other promote that kind of […]

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The Lin Family welcomes a new baby into their new Marbella Vineyards home

June 5, 2015




Why did you move into a Shea Home and what appealed to you about this home? We had been searching for a new builder in Gilbert for a while. Our biggest criteria within our budget were at least 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, around 3000 square feet, an open floor plan, decent lot size for […]

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Two months, eleven parties at BackCountry!

June 4, 2015
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  Ten days after Larry and Val Hay moved into their new BackCountry home, while most of us would be struggling to unpack, they hosted their first party. And within two months—from November 1 to January 1—they had hosted eleven parties. What’s that all about? While you’d never accuse these two of being introverts, apparently […]

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Mini Hero: Toni Overman, resident of Marbella Vineyards, chairs this year’s Christmas Idea House

May 22, 2015




Why did you move into a Shea Home and what appealed to you about this home? We started our search for a home two years before we found the Shea Home we purchased.  We have two children that will be leaving home soon, so we were looking for a home that had a spectacular master […]

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