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5 Quick Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

by Shea Homes Arizona on 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 to save some money. But there are a few simple switches any homeowner can make to shave a few dollars off their bill each month. Remember, a few little changes can add up to big savings!
Energy Efficiency - Ways to Save1. Check for Open Windows or Doors

If all that cool air your unit is producing isn’t staying inside, you’ll be feeling like there is a crack in your wallet, not just your doors. Check each window and doors, especially the door to the garage to make sure each are fully closed..

2. 78 is Great

We all know to turn the thermostat up when we leave for work during the day, but it’s important not to try to turn your house into an ice box as soon as you get back. 78 degrees is the oft quoted sweet-spot for keeping your house comfortable without draining the bank. Try cooling things down further with either standing or ceiling fans – they’re much more efficient than turning down the air even a few degrees.

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What to Expect: Buying vs. Building a New Home

by Shea Homes on June 6, 2018

What to Expect Building vs. Buying a Home

It’s decided. Your dream home from a few years ago is just no longer your dream home today. The single sink in the master bathroom isn’t cutting it. The kids are getting bigger and sharing a room really is not feasible anymore. And, no matter how many late-night Pinterest sessions you’ve embarked upon, that awkwardly shaped room still isn’t styled the way you’d like.

So, you’ve downloaded the real estate apps and stop to grab a flyer when passing by any “for sale” sign outside a house on your drives around town. But, have you considered building your new dream home? Often, those in the market to buy a home don’t consider building a home personalized for them. However, building a new home, instead of buying an older home, could be a great option, allowing you to get the home features that will serve your family’s wants and needs.

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Easy Home Automation with Deako Smart Lighting

by Shea Homes Arizona on June 1, 2018

Deako Simple SwitchWhether 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 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).
Deako Smart Switch

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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 architects; and sales managers and sales associates who make the home building industry in the Valley of the Sun one of the nation’s leaders.

33rd Annual MAME Awards

Shea Homes was proud to accept the following awards:

  • Best Social Media Campaign: Cardinals House Party
    #houseparty#houseparty

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Shea Homes Honored with Greater Houston Builders Association 2017 “Houston’s Best PRISM Awards”

October 23, 2017
GHBA PRISM awards

  Shea Homes® was honored with four Houston’s Best PRISM awards on Saturday, October 7th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Houston. The highly-coveted PRISM Awards are presented annually to recognize excellence in all areas of the Houston home building industry. Shea Homes won the following awards: Volume Builder – Best Product Design $250K – […]

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Shea Homes® Makes Life Simpler With Smart Home Technology Options

August 18, 2017

Shea Homes Arizona offers a variety of options when it comes to automating your home with smart technology. Whether you’re looking for one or two smart features or a fully integrated system which includes everything from keyless entry to remote control of audio, lights, thermostat and appliances, we are ready to help you select the […]

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6 Affordable Home Gym Ideas

July 18, 2017

By Jesse Silkoff A home gym may be great for your fitness routine, but it can be a real drain on your wallet. A dumbbell and plate weight set costs between $300 to $1000 alone, plus another $100 or so for a weight bench. Want to add cardio to your workout? Plan on factoring in […]

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One Big Secret to Energy Cost Savings

July 7, 2017

As a family homebuilder, we strive to be a leader in innovation, customer care and overall, in enhancing lives so that families can wake up and start their days in a safe, comfortable living environment. Throughout the year in the desert, and especially in the summer months as temperatures begin to rise to new heights, […]

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Sage Grand Opening Celebration June 10th!

May 25, 2017

You’re invited to the Sage Sales Office and model homes for a Grand Opening Celebration of the Sage by Shea Homes® community in Livermore, CA! Join us on Saturday, June 10th from 11am to 3pm to tour our 16 model homes and enjoy activities for the entire family. Open your mind to a new style […]

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Building Industry Awards Shea Homes Builder of the Year

April 28, 2017

The Bay Area Building Industry Association (BIA) awarded the Shea Homes® Northern California division with not one, not two, but 10 industry awards last Friday night in San Francisco at the 2017 Excellence in Homebuilding Awards. Shea Homes® was honored with the top award of the night – Builder of the Year, for our outstanding […]

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