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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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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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Prescott Homes Coming Soon to Mountain House

by Shea Homes Northern California on August 13, 2018

Prescott Logo | Mountain House, CA
Prescott by Shea Homes® is coming soon to Hansen Village in Mountain House. We’ve shined a light on the American dream and made it work in every way. Prescott is quintessential Northern California living, with more style, function and living space than you ever thought possible.

From covered porches to open living areas, these homes offer the best of old and new. Classic architecture makes a great first impression, while generous square footage, master suites and 3 car garages tick all the boxes. These homes are expected to start selling sometime later this fall – and construction on our model homes is already underway!

View these two new home plans below and see which one fits you best:

Prescott Plan 1
Prescott Plan 1 Floor Plan

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Theory Visitor Center Now Open in Fremont!

by Shea Homes Northern California on August 8, 2018

Theory at Innovation in Fremont
Come visit Shea Homes® at our new Theory Visitor Center! Drop in this weekend during our business hours and speak with one of our wonderful Community Representatives about this vibrant new community. This new, highly-anticipated, Visitor Center is located at 4481 South Grimmer Blvd. in Fremont at the Innovation community, adjacent to the new Warm Springs BART Station and tech manufacturing facilities, including Tesla Motors, Lam Research, Delta Products, Seagate, Western Digital, ThermoFisher, and Boston Scientific.

Theory features a variety of home plans designed for the way you live today. These single story flat-style condominiums bring together form and function indoors, and the stunning Innovation master planned community brings you the amenities you desire just outside of your home.

View our home plans online, then come visit our new Theory Visitor Center to speak with our knowledgeable Community Representatives and take a virtual look inside these 4 distinct homes — using our fun virtual reality goggles!

In order to participate in an upcoming release of homes, interested parties must prequalify with Shea Mortgage. Start the pre-qualification process now.

Can’t visit this weekend? Call (866) 696-7432 to schedule your appointment for another day. And be sure to register for community updates to stay in-the-know about Theory at Innovation.

ABOUT SHEA HOMES
At Shea Homes, we build our homes for smart, discerning buyers who appreciate the thoughtful design, thoughtful people and thoughtful processes that truly set Shea Homes apart. We obsess over the integration of form and function, and we know that the small details matter. Learn more about Shea Homes.

Theory images depicted are based on computer-generated renderings and not of as-built residences. Brokers must accompany prospects on their first visit to register. Buyers of Shea Homes are not required to use Shea Mortgage as their lender.  Buyers may select any lending institution for the purpose of securing mortgage financing and are not limited to Shea Mortgage.  NMLS ID #40397, CalBRE #01197403.  Sales: Shea Homes Marketing Company, broker, license no. 01378646; Construction: Shea Homes Limited Partnership, License [#855368]. This is not an offer of real estate for sale, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy, to residents of any state or province in which registration and other legal requirements have not been fulfilled. Models are not an indication of racial preference.  Price effective date of publication and subject to change. All plans and amenities are subject to change at any time. All square footages shown herein are approximate. 

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Waterline On-Site Appointments Now Available

July 25, 2018

The much-anticipated Waterline on the Bay Visitor Center in Point Richmond is now officially open!  Call (866) 696-7432 to schedule an appointment to meet with a Community Representative on-site and experience the awe-inspiring lifestyle that could be yours. Waterline by Shea Homes® features a variety of home plans designed for how you live today, including single-story flats […]

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Tilton Homes in Davis Awarded Livable Design Recognition

July 11, 2018

Our Shea Homes® Tilton community at The Cannery in Davis, has achieved the Livable Design Seal of Approval. Livable Design is a division of Eskaton, and all Livable Design homes are built with key elements that make them inclusive, flexible, functional and convenient for all generations. The Seal of Approval signifies that each home has been thoughtfully designed with beautifully integrated features that will enhance […]

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Waterline Visitor Center Opening June 23rd!

June 15, 2018

Join Shea Homes® for a fun opening day at our Waterline Visitor Center on Saturday, June 23rd from 11AM to 2PM. Drop in for a complimentary coffee or a tasty smoothie and speak with one of our wonderful Community Representatives about this vibrant new community. The new, highly-anticipated, Visitor Center is located at 101 Seacliff Dr. in Point Richmond. […]

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Discover Victory at Bay Meadows in San Mateo

April 24, 2018

Expand your world and reduce your commute by living in the heart of it all.  Discover Victory at Bay Meadows – a new neighborhood of detached homes in an established San Mateo master planned community. Tour three beautifully decorated model homes located at 3101 Mena Drive in San Mateo. At Victory, you can live in […]

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Introducing Barcelona, A New 55+ Community Coming to the East Bay Area!

April 19, 2018

  Have you heard the news? We’re thrilled to announce that Shea Homes® is developing a new 55+ community in Northern California offering stunning townhomes at a great value! Barcelona will be intimate in size and feature a collection of townhome plans ranging from ~1,295 to ~2,142 square feet, with 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2 […]

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Live in the Happiest City in the U.S.

April 11, 2018

Fremont, California was recently ranked as “The Happiest City in the U.S.” by WalletHub.com. The title of the happiest city in America was awarded to Fremont after WalletHub surveyed the 182 biggest cities and looked at indicators such as income, employment, community and environmental well-being. Wallethub.com also notes that Fremont has the lowest divorce rate in […]

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