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Remembering Heroes

by Shea Homes Arizona on May 26, 2017

Memorial Day
During this long weekend, we take time to remember and honor those who have stood on the front lines to protect their country and to provide freedom to all of those who call it home. On Memorial Day, we pause to thank the heroes that have sacrificed their lives for us. We also remember the families who have mourned the loss of loved ones, and continue to stand alongside of them in their times of need.

At Shea Homes®, we like to thank the heroes for their service and help their families by offering our Heroes Reward program. This provides them with a 1% base price incentive toward the purchase of a new Shea Home in Arizona. This special offer is also available to teachers, active or retired police officers, and active or retired firefighters. It is a way to celebrate the heroes in our communities and recognize how they have made a difference in our lives and the way we are able to live today.

Those we recognize on Memorial Day should not be taken for granted or forgotten. We remember these men and women and honor their service and sacrifice. We are thankful for how they have made such a difference in our lives and we are encouraged every day to do our part to “live the difference.” [read more…]

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4 Fun, Inexpensive Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

by Shea Homes Arizona on May 12, 2017

 

The key to Mom’s heart isn’t always a pricey gift. More often than not, there are other, thoughtful ways we can honor our Moms that they will cherish forever. Here are a few tips and ideas to get you started.

Before you start, figure out what makes your mom feel special and loved. A good place to start, is to think about how she likes to celebrate, encourage and show you love.
Mother's Day Brunch1.) Create a homemade brunch for her to wake up to complete with some of her favorite things – including a personalize color scheme and her absolute favorite breakfast treats! Make it fancy with a tablecloth, flowers, plates, napkins and glasses full of her favorite beverage. Voila! Simple, cheap, beautiful and thoughtful!

Family Outing2.) Take the whole family on an outing whether it’s a hike, a day at the pool, a picnic at the park or a day trip to the her favorite nearby destination, these activities bring the family together and result in wonderful, lasting memories. Again, think about your mom’s favorite things to do & what makes her feel loved.

Stay Home3.) Stay at home for the day and create fun Mother’s Day traditions. Find some quick and easy baking recipes that you can do with your mom or wife and enjoy later! You can even make the day competitive by playing outdoor sports and indoor games! Pick up a cheap badminton or croquet set to set up in your backyard and get the energy and competition flowing outside. Or dig up those old board games, build a fort and create a new Mother’s Day tradition.

Homemade Gifts4.) Make homemade gifts for mom with the little ones. These are the gifts that mean the most to her. Get some finger-paint at your local craft store with a pack of cardstock and make a collage of handprints from everyone in the family. Another idea is to grab ingredients from her favorite dessert (i.e. cookies or scones) and layer each ingredient, one on top of the other, in a mason jar. Decorate the jar with a piece of patterned cloth over the lid and tie it with ribbon. Bake the dessert on Mother’s Day for fun bonding time and a delicious treat. Better yet, send mom out on a fun trip by herself or with a close friend – could be to the movies, for a manicure/pedicure or another one of her favorite activities – and surprise her with a clean home & a freshly made meal when she returns. Add in homemade cards from everyone in the family for an extra special touch.

Say thanks to mom this weekend and tune in to our Shea Homes blogFacebook, and Twitter for Father’s Day ideas. It’s just around the corner!

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Model Grand Opening at The Reserves in Gilbert

by Shea Homes Arizona on May 5, 2017

The Reserves Opening May 6thWe would like to cordially invite to join us at The Reserves at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6th for the grand opening of our model homes! Shea Homes® is very excited to introduce you to our newest community full of options – to truly make it your own. The Reserves is a gated community, with tree-lined streets, located in Gilbert, Arizona and offers amenities such as outdoor fireplaces, covered patios, pools, billiards rooms and even outdoor bars – making these homes ideal for entertaining.

The Reserves community offers four floor plans – all single story – with spacious 10 to 12 ft. celling’s. There are three main architectural styles — Spanish, Adobe Ranch and Hill Country. Homes within the community are Energy Star 3.0 rated, Environments for Living guaranteed and range from approximately 3,282-3,983 sq. ft. with prices from $499,990.

For more information about the community and each of the floor plans, visit:  http://www.sheahomes.com/community/thereserves/

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4 Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on April 21, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day at Home

Looking for a few easy ways to celebrate Earth Day that doesn’t involve planting a tree or leaving the comfort of your own home? Here are a few ways to embrace energy efficiency this Earth Day. You’ll be doing the planet a favor, and helping your budget too! So give yourself a double dose of green this weekend by checking your home to make sure it is a lean, mean energy efficient machine!

Seal Air Ducts

Check for cracks around windows, doors, and electrical outlets that are located on an exterior wall.

Prevent Leaking

Check sink, dishwasher and refrigerator water lines for leaks or deterioration and replace any items that appear worn. Check water heater or rust, which may indicate a leak.

Check for Cracks

Using incense or a smoke stick can help you find smaller cracks. Watch where the smoke goes to see if any air is escaping your home.

Add weather stripping

Putting weather stripping around doors and windows can save you 10% on your heating and cooling bill and prevent energy from being wasted.

Want to go even further? Update your light bulbs to LED and install a low-flow showerhead. Mother earth will thank you!

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3 New Bathroom Trends for 2017

April 7, 2017




  Wanting to spruce up your home and make it as welcoming as possible? Your bathroom, while often underappreciated, receives a lot of traffic and can make or break the overall feel of your home. Check out these 2017 bathroom trends. Neutral coloring White, off-white, and grey walls are the most popular bathroom colors for […]

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Floor Plans Now Available for The Reserves Gated Community Coming to Gilbert

March 31, 2017




  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 […]

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Spring Open House Tour at Verrado

March 17, 2017




You’re invited to join us at Vallarta at Verrado from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 18th for our Spring Open House Tour, where you will receive a complimentary voucher to redeem for scrumptious eats from onsite food truck or cool treats from the gelato cart (while supplies last). If you need a pick-me-up before […]

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Spring into Spring with Open Spaces and Bright Colors

March 3, 2017




  Can you believe it’s almost spring? As the weather starts to warm up, nothing says “welcome to our home” quite like letting the great outdoors in. If it’s not quite warm enough yet, you can bring the outside feel into your home with open spaces and bright colors. This kitchen, at Ambition at Eastmark, […]

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Our Favorite Spots to Watch the Big Awards Show

February 24, 2017




  In honor of this Sunday’s must-watch awards show, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite nooks, perfect for watching, gathering, and relaxing on this special night. Don’t forget the popcorn – and maybe some awards show BINGO cards! Like a bright, open feel? Kick back and relax on this comfy couch at Carino Villas […]

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Enjoy the Best of Outdoor Living in a New Shea Home

February 17, 2017




  It’s February in Arizona! While much of the country is buried under snow, we’re gearing up for some fun in the sun. When you live in a state that has some of the best weather in the country (most of the year, anyway), it makes perfect sense to choose a home designed to take […]

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