The Grand Opening of Shea Homes’® new luxury gated community in Gilbert, The Reserves, may not be opening until May 6, but the excitement has been building for months. The much-anticipated release of The Reserves four, single-story floor plans has arrived. Here are a few highlights, and you can now access plans and options on our website here:

Residence 1
Residence 1Residence 1 is a four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home, designed for the modern, active family. A study (great for use as a spacious home office) separates the master suite from the other three bedrooms. The gourmet kitchen opens up into an expansive great room, great for promoting family togetherness. The enormous four-car garage provides plenty of room for cars, bikes, sports gear, and more.

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Say goodbye to cookie cutter homes

by Shea Homes Arizona on December 13, 2013

1Have you ever looked for a new home and been disappointed when all of the houses in a neighborhood are just a slight permutation of one design?

Shea Homes knows that homeowners want to live in a real community that looks and feels distinctive—one where every home is unique.  In Shea communities, houses don’t come out of cookie-cutters.

We use a building technique called Five-Sided Architecture.  This approach to building takes into account your desire to have a truly distinct home.  Instead of relying on varied color schemes alone, Shea uses architectural differences to achieve the uniqueness homeowners are looking for.  Exterior surfaces such as the back porch, front door, and even the roof are designed so their appearance is distinct from those of the surrounding houses.

So, whether you’re looking at your home from down the street or from your neighbor’s backyard, our superior architecture and design are extraordinary – and obvious – from any angle.

For more information on Five Sided Architecture, check our our video on YouTube

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The Forecast for Today’s Housing Market…

by Shea Homes Arizona on February 22, 2013

We are well in to 2013 – settling into the habits of our new year’s resolutions and preparing for an even better year than last year – and for us at Shea Homes, a new year means new and cutting edge products.

Last year we saw the home building market start to improve.  Along with increased population growth and job opportunities, we saw an increase in home values.  Essentially, our trends from 2012 make us optimistic for 2013.  Here are some of Shea Homes Arizona’s high points of 2012:

  • Successfully closed out the year with our highest home sale numbers (up 34%) since 2009
  • Opened seven new home communities
  • Averaged 8 home sales per week compared to the 5 homes sales per week in 2010 and 2011
  • Visitors to communities remained consistent, which can be tied to more eligibility to buy and low resale inventory
  • Adopted cutting-edge technologies in sales offices; using iPads, Apple TV, Apps, online Space Planners and Microsoft’s Kinect; allowing visitors to interact with Shea Homes community content

In this New Year, consider beginning your new start in one of our five communities we are opening in 2013, located in the popular Southeast Valley.  These new homes will include the launch of brand new product lines reflecting the newest innovations in exterior and interior design.  Our Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ken Peterson, said in the Arizona Republic, “It’s a good time to buy because prices are going to keep rising for a while. It’s going to be a good year for real estate in Phoenix.”

If you are interested in other locations, or eager to buy now, our homes and communities offer something for everyone:

What improvements are you looking forward to in 2013 for Arizona’s housing market? Please share your thoughts below!

To see more, watch our video “What Can We Expect for the Housing Market in 2013?” on YouTube!