New Year, New Home?

by Shea Homes Northern California on January 6, 2014


If your 2014 resolution is to invest in your future, a new home may be the way to go. Whether you are looking for more space for your family or you are ready to downsize, purchasing this year could make the most sense.

Evaluate your situation
Decide if looking for a new home is right for you this year. It may not be the right choice for everyone, but ask yourself if you have outgrown your current abode, if you are tired of maintaining a large residence or if it is time to make your next real estate investment.

Explore what works for your lifestyle
Figuring out where you want to reside is the first step. If you are buying for the first time, decide how much space you will need long term and what size property you feel most comfortable owning. If investing, decide if this will be your vacation home, or strictly an income property, and what that means for you. Make sure you consider future appreciation in the area.

Start looking
Take the plunge and scout out your potential purchasing areas. Ask yourself if you want to stay in the same school district or community. If so, start there. But remember, being open to a few areas may help you find your next dream home at the most affordable price.

Making the decision
When it comes time to buy, you will know. Making a big purchase can be intimidating, but you have done your due diligence, you know what you want, and you are ready to dive in. Whatever your resolutions are for the new year, we at Shea Homes wish you the best as you pursue your goals.

If you have questions about any Shea Homes Northern California communities, specific homes or floor plans, or wish to inquire about mortgage and loan options please visit our website and chat with one of our Online Sales Consultants.

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Dave Howe & John Coffey February 2, 2014 at 7:49 am

WE appreciated our past 2000 Shea Home in AZ and thought we would honor Shea with another purchase here in NorCal. We have waited as here in the Bay Area is four times as much as our past 3×2 home we had previously purchased. We appreciate the Customer Service and the thoughtful layout plans and having more options than most for our new home. We had a co-worker that already purchased two years prior and she has been very satisfied and walking her little one Max. We will always appreciate the walk through with the Construction Superintendent and going over the blue tape spots. It is good to be able to view step by step components of the various stages of construction of our new home and watch the DVD provided as well. Thanks to the office staff and Maureen in Finance.


Sheri Troy February 6, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Hello Dave and John,

Thanks for taking the time to comment and share your past experience being a Shea homeowner. So great to hear that you are considering Shea again, and have friends that have bought Shea as well! As always, please let us know if we can answer questions about any of our Shea Communities for you.


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