buying a new home

Shea Homeowners Find a Sense of Community at 24 North

by Shea Homes Arizona on February 16, 2018

 

Life in the Valley of the Sun has its perks: beautiful winters, affordable living, and enthralling entertainment. But when Valley suburbs grow to be bigger than Miami, Atlanta, or Pittsburgh, finding a sense of community can sometimes be difficult.

Fortunately for Ron and his family, they found exactly what they were looking for in the Shea Homes® 24 North community in Phoenix.

“I’m from Texas, and it’s very different. We’d have block parties, barbeques, stuff like that,” he recalls. “I’ve been here in the valley for twenty years or so, and it always seems like people pull into their garage, close the door, and that’s it. You really don’t know your neighbors that well. But the difference at 24 North is that, with it being a community villa, six homes sharing a driveway, it’s more close-knit. The majority of people you actually talk to!”

Ron and his wife Katina started their search for a new home last year. They’d lived in East Mesa for years to be near their children’s school, but after their two sons moved out, and their daughter got her driver’s license, their options opened up. And so the hunt for a new home began.

Ron and Katina with DaughterFirst day in their new home

The first step for Ron and Katina, like most, was to ask around. “We had heard a lot about Shea and their homes from friends and family, so we checked it out. I think Shea gives more of a luxury look to their homes than some of the other builders. Their standard is a little more upscale.” Location was a factor as well. Ron runs his finance career from home, but his wife’s daily commute was a drag.

“We just love the Sonoran Foothills area, so we started looking over there, found this unique Shea community, and we decided to buy. Her commute is a lot shorter now.”

Part of the fun of buying a new home is visiting the Shea Homes Design Center and choosing everything from cabinets to flooring, window treatments, to optional upgrades. They enjoyed the personalized and exciting process. Ron went out of his way to make sure the ladies in his life would be happy: “One of the big upgrades was for my daughter’s bathroom, where we put in a walk-in shower, which she loves.

“The kitchen is really nice. It’s a gourmet kitchen, and that’s become the centerpiece of the house for us. That’s my wife’s love… how the appliances are laid out, the island, it’s great. They did a good job putting together the floor plan. We love it.

“It’s actually kind of deceiving,” he adds. “When you’re outside and you see it, it doesn’t look that big, but it’s a lot of space, and it’s all usable, too. I turned the spare bedroom into my office.”

Shea’s commitment to melding design to lifestyle left an impression on Ron. “Marci, who’s the rep here for Shea, gave us a lot of great ideas. Like, we all have electric toothbrushes, so she suggested we put outlets under our sink. I’d never thought about that! It’s one of those little changes that adds so much convenience.”

Even the buying process was easy. “Everything with Shea was super smooth. They walked us through everything, all the documentation that was required. Marci was tip-top on it, just sending things over right away; there was no lag time.”

As they have settled into their new house, they’ve gone out of their way to make the community feel like home. Katina created a Facebook page for new members of the community to keep everyone connected, from HOA meetings and trash pickup dates to community potlucks. Even the couple’s two dogs, Lola and Cupcake, have gotten involved. Katina put together a website for 24 North residents to show off their pooches and set up play dates.

Lola and CupcakeLola & Cupcake

“Once we get everyone moved in, we’re going to do our own block party. It’s more of a community feel than any of the areas I’ve lived before. And we want it to be different, you know? We plan on staying here, so why not get to know these people and their families?”

He laughs. “You never know when you’re going to need to borrow a cup of sugar.”

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Latitude at Cantilena Offers the Ultimate in Outdoor Living

by Shea Homes Arizona on February 9, 2018

 

Homebuyers looking for an Arizona home with plenty of space to spread out and enjoy family and friends should check out our new Latitude at Cantilena community in Peoria. Latitude offers four ranch-style single level floor plans (with one model offering an optional basement) ranging in size from approximately 3,091- 4,937 square feet with 4-5 bedrooms and 2.5-4.5 baths. Priced from $578,990. Take a peek at these noteworthy features, then come see these beautiful models in person.

Spacious Yards

The outdoors is calling! Latitude backyards will call you to enjoy dinner on the patio, invite the neighbors over for a swim party, or hit some balls on the putting green. Optional ramadas can be outfitted with fireplaces and big screen TVs. With a yard like this, you might never want to go indoors.
Spacious YardsDetached Guest Casitas

Whether you have multi-generational families living together, or just want a place to host houseguests, optional detached guest casitas (pictured below) offer a luxurious living space just steps away from home.
Detached Casitas

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The District in Northridge: Allura Grand Opening!

by Shea Homes Southern California on February 2, 2018

 

Are you a homebuyer who’s in the market for modern living in LA County? Discover the contemporary-inspired home you’ve been searching for at the brand-new Allura collection at The District by Shea Homes®! Pre-selling since August of 2017, Allura will be making its grand debut on Saturday, February 10th, in this innovative Northridge community.

Starting from the mid $400,000s, the Allura collection includes four 2 to 3-story urban flat designs, ranging from ~1,255 to 1,692 square feet, with 2 to 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.

View the highlights in each floorplan below:

(Residence Seven) 

~ 1,255 square feet ~

~ Three Levels ~

~ 2 bedrooms ~

~ 3 bathrooms ~

~ Second-level private deck~

~ Gourmet kitchen w/ center island ~

~ Dual sink countertops in master bathroom ~

~ Third-level laundry room near bedrooms ~

 

(Residence Eight)

~ 1,453 square feet ~

~ Three Levels ~

~ 3 bedrooms ~

~ 2.5 bathrooms ~

~ Second-level private deck ~

~ Gourmet kitchen w/ center island ~

~ Third-level laundry room near bedrooms ~

~ Optional loft at third bedroom ~

 

         (Residence Nine)

   

      ~ 1,462 square feet ~

     ~ Two Levels ~

     ~ 3 bedrooms ~

     ~ 2.5 bathrooms ~

     ~ Gourmet kitchen w/ expansive center island ~

     ~ Dual sink countertops in master bathroom ~

      ~ Second-level laundry room near bedrooms ~

 

(Residence 10)


~ 1,692 square feet ~

~ Two Levels

~ 3 bedrooms ~

~ 2.5 bathrooms ~

~ Kitchen w/ center island and walk-in pantry ~

~ Dual sink countertops in master bedroom ~

~ Second-Level laundry room near bedrooms ~

~ Spacious loft ~

Residents can enjoy the gated exclusivity of The District, as well as the resident-only Centerpointe Clubhouse with a private pool, cabanas, and a firepit lounge.

Love to explore in your free time? The District is in close proximity to major freeways for commuting to work and leisure destinations, AND just a short walk away from the Northridge Fashion Center.


Sound like the place you want to be? Make sure to join us at the Grand Opening on Saturday, February 10th! Stop by between 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to tour our new models and enjoy brunch! Please RSVP on Facebook HERE
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Check out the full floorplans before your visit by clicking HERE, or contact our Sales Gallery at (818) 280-5810 to speak our Sales Team.

We’ll see you at the celebration!

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Date: 02/10/2018
Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM
Where: The District by Shea Homes
19530 Prairie St,
Northridge, CA 91324 (view_map)
Phone: (866) 696-7432

Join us on Saturday, February 10th for the grand opening of Allura at The District in Northridge! From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. stop by to enjoy brunch and model home tours! We will be debuting 4 brand-new, designer-decorated models.

You can get more information here.   To register for this event, click here.

Save the Date: New Models Opening at Alondra

by Shea Homes Southern California on January 15, 2018

Attention all 55+ homebuyers! Shea Homes® has new models opening at Alondra in Rancho Mission Viejo, and we’re inviting YOU to come and see them in person on Saturday, January 20th.

If you’ve yet to tour these homes located in the stunning community of Esencia Village, take a look at the highlights below:

Residence One

Details: One-story home with 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and approx. 2,344-2,583 square feet of living space.

Features: Cozy fireplace in great room, spacious outdoor retreat, walk-in pantry, private den/optional 3rd bedroom, two master bedrooms with full bathrooms.

Residence Two

Details: One-story home with 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and approx. 2,330-2,957 square feet of living space.

Features: Large courtyard that opens up to a spacious outdoor retreat, large kitchen island, Dining room surrounded by sunny windows, an optional second floor bonus room, plus second powder room and loft.

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Introducing Bristol at Baker Ranch!

December 11, 2017




  A new year is quickly approaching, which means new additions are on the horizon for the Shea Homes® SoCal family. What new additions, you might ask? We are excited to announce that Bristol will be making its grand debut at Baker Ranch in January 2018! Bristol will include two-story, single-family homes, with distinctive floorplans […]

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New Homes in Gilbert Now Open!

December 1, 2017




The last of Shea Homes® three communities at Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Arizona is open! Compass at Recker Pointe offers 3 innovative, two-story homes with large great rooms, versatile lofts and spacious bedrooms. These courtyard villas are stand-alone homes with private backyards and a shared tumbled paver auto court. These homes range from approx. 2,088- 2,197 sq ft. […]

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Holiday Decor for Your Dining Room Table!

November 10, 2017




  November is here and the weather is finally cooling down, which means it officially feels like the holidays here in Southern California! We know you’re excited to decorate your home, and we want to help you make it as merry and bright as possible, starting with your dining room table. With Thanksgiving right around […]

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Shea Homes and Arizona Cardinals to Host Free Event at Grand Opening in Gilbert

November 3, 2017




Looking for some fun for the whole family on Veterans Day? Join Shea Homes and the Arizona Cardinals as we “kick-off” the latest new home community, Compass at Recker Pointe in Gilbert, for a “House of Cards” community grand opening event, which will be held from noon- 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 11. It’s free, […]

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Coming Soon –Mark your Calendars for the opening of Ambition Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Arizona

September 29, 2017




  With fall comes football, pumpkins and grand openings at Shea Homes®! We are so excited to announce our next grand opening at Ambition, the first of our three communities at Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Arizona to open on October 7th at 10:00 AM. Located at the southwest corner of Ray and Recker Roads this […]

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Coming Soon – What you need to know about Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Arizona

September 15, 2017




 It’s been a busy summer for Shea Homes®! We are so excited about the land purchase, construction completion, and grand opening of each new community, as it gives us the opportunity to provide you with a home that meets your needs and allows us to welcome you to the Shea family, no matter where you […]

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