Home Shopping? Our 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions

by Shea Homes San Diego on June 27, 2013

Every week, literally hundreds of people visit our sales offices throughout San Diego. Some are experienced homebuyers; some are first timers.

To understand what home shoppers are thinking, we asked our sales counselors what they’re hearing on the front lines.

Here are our Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions:

• What is the monthly HOA fee and what does it cover?

• What is the Tax Rate and does it include a Mello Roos?

• If I buy today, when can I lock in my interest rate?

• What happens if I buy today and the rate is a lot higher when it’s time to close escrow?

• Are there any builder incentives if I use the builder’s lender?

• Is there a warranty from the builder?

• How long before the community is finished?

• Do you co-op with Real Estate Agents (understanding that my realtor accompanies me on my first visit)?

• Is this neighborhood kid friendly?

• Are pets allowed? Is there a restriction on the number of pets you can have?

What’s on your mind? If we can help answer your home shopping questions, contact our online team at (866) OWN-SHEA

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Brooke Frautschi July 1, 2013 at 9:08 am

Several years back we had a home in Mountainbrook in Gold Canyon, Arizona. UDC, the first builder, went bankrupt, and much to
our delight and salvation, Shea Homes stepped in and finished the project. I still remember the polite young man who took a seat on
our HOA Board and made us all feel very secure as Shea Homes went about building homes and completing the community.
Today, older but perhaps not much wiser, we have a home in Four Seasons in Ruckersville, Virginia, an over-55 community that was
started by Hovnanian Homes in 2005, but they had to pull out for financial reasons. Phase I was offered for sale, and out of 144 lots,
only 120 were sold and completed. We are a very nice community, but unfortunately, a company called HCLand bought Four Seasons
from the bank, and here we sit! The guy in charge claims he is an investor and apparently wants an arm and a leg for the property. We have
a clubhouse and an operating HOA. Can you please take at look at us and come to our rescue again? Thanks, Brooke Frautschi

the bank in 2009, and here we sit. The guy in charge calls himself an investor and wants an arm and a leg for the property


Meridith Doucette July 15, 2013 at 10:06 am

Hi Brooke,

Thanks for your kind message. I am sorry that your community is having issues. Unfortunately, we don’t build in Virgina at this time.


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