buying a new home

Grand Opening of Newest Shea Peoria Community – Aloravita

by Shea Homes Arizona on December 7, 2018

 

Mark your calendars, because Saturday, December 8th, 2018 is the official grand opening of Shea Homes® Arizona’s newest Peoria communities– Ascent and Emblem at Aloravita! Models are open and homesites are up for grabs; now is the time to pick the perfect spot for your new home. So, grab your friends and family and come see these stunning homes set in an innovative community in the heart of the Peoria – an ideal place for families who love to explore the outdoors.

“Peoria has a lot to offer buyers,” says Ken Peterson, VP of Sales and Marketing for Shea Homes Arizona. “With Lake Pleasant right up the road and tons of entertainment and dining options, it’s a great place for people who want an outgoing lifestyle, whatever their age.”Emblem

Shea is building across 29 acres at the northeast corner of 75th Avenue and Jomax. Nestled between panoramic Peoria Mountain Preserves and Thunderbird Conservation Park, the stunning landscape provides a natural backdrop to the 124 single family homes, which take cues from southwestern design to create a harmony between the man-made and natural elements.

Both Ascent and Emblem boast six unique floorplans. Ascent features plans from 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms up to 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, ranging from 1,968 square feet up to 3,062. Emblem sports homes from 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms up to 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, from 2,218 square feet to 3,505.

As a part of the Aloravita, you’ll find plenty to do around your new neighborhood. Filled with manicured parks, miles of walking and biking trails, and only a short distance from the West Wing Mountain Trail, residents will have everything they need to stay fit and have fun doing it.Emblem Kitchen and Great Room

Beyond the beauty of the Aloravita community, there is a lot to love in Peoria. For all you outdoor enthusiasts, there is perhaps no better place in the entire Valley. Spend the day at Lake Pleasant; boating, hiking, fishing, where classes like paddleboard yoga will keep you both entertained and physically fit. Sports fans will get their fill too, whether it’s swinging the sticks on the many award-winning golf courses around town, or drinking in the atmosphere when the Mariners and Padres come to town for Spring Training at the Peoria Sports Complex.

Once the 9th inning ends, step out into P83 Entertainment District. Here you’ll find boutique shopping mixed with unique culinary concepts and family-friendly fun. If the shopaholic in you isn’t satisfied, the Park West Shopping Center is one of The Valley’s most beautiful outdoor lifestyle centers, and you’ll be just a few minutes’ walk from seeing a Cardinals game at State Farm Stadium.

And that’s just scratching the surface of a town filled with amazing performing arts, outstanding parks, and renowned schools. Peoria is a booming center of fun and culture, and Shea is thrilled to bring their award-winning craftsmanship to town yet again.Emblem Great Room

Sound great? Come by and the Shea difference first hand! Take a tour, walk the neighborhood, and hunt for your dream lot! Head by 26781 N 72nd Lane Peoria, AZ 85383 this weekend and see what makes Aloravita the envy of Peoria.

For more information on Aloravita and our other communities around the Valley, head here: https://bit.ly/2x5PZbe

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Faces of Shea: Meet Tony Lanese, Community Representative at Azure

by Shea Homes Arizona on November 30, 2018

 

As the faces of Shea, our team members pride themselves on their knowledge and passion for helping buyers find a space perfectly suited to their lifestyle.

This month we chat with Tony Lanese, one of the Community Representatives for the newest entry in the Shea Signature™ line: Azure. Tony has been with Shea Homes® for many years, and his easy-going manner and sense of humor makes every interaction a joy.
Tony Lanese - Azure, Paradise ValleyQ: What makes the experience of buying, building, and living in a Shea Home special?

A: At Azure, it has been very special providing our discerning home buyers with the quality, features, and flexibility they want in a new home with the stability of one of the largest privately-owned home builders. We’re continuing the same business principles and customer service the J.F. Shea Family of Companies used in the construction on the Hoover Dam, Golden Gate Bridge, and BART Tunneling projects.

Q: What are the unique selling propositions of your community? What sets your community apart? 

A: I believe it’s having the ability to provide buyers with the options to truly personalize their homes, inside and out! What sets us apart is the attention to detail in the Design and Architecture of every single element that is Azure; allowing home buyers their own private space to add a custom pool and entertain in the privacy of their own backyard.

Q: Tell us about a time you helped a family find their dream home, and what it meant to you.

A: Recently I had a buyer who came out of a custom home she built 19 years ago and provide her with something she didn’t think was possible. A beautiful home she could personalize like she wishes, allowing her the right spaces to entertain her family and all within the Paradise Valley, AZ city limits, something she has always wanted. It’s incredible to be a part of this journey; personally, I think we’ll remain friends forever! 

Q: What community amenity do your homeowners love the most?

A: Customers really like the amazing Outdoor Lounge that provides them a cozy sitting area gathered around a warm gas fireplace with the sounds of our stunning water feature in the backdrop.

Q: What does living the Shea difference mean to you?

A: You become part of the Shea family and are treated like a family member. This is the same for employees and home buyers alike. It’s not a transaction, it’s an experience.

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Experience Smart and Connected Living at Skylark in La Habra, CA

by Shea Homes Southern California on November 6, 2018

 

The perfect blend between modern and functional, Skylark by Shea Homes® features two, three-story townhome designs that invite all who live here to experience smart and connected living! Residences feature up to approximately 2,121 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, elegant kitchens with large center islands, breezy decks, and an adaptable room on the first level that can be used as a home office, game room or bonus room. If you’re a broker with clients who would settle perfectly into one of these homes, we’re also offering a 3% broker commission! Skylark is perfect for young couples who are looking to buy their first home in this vibrant and upcoming La Habra neighborhood. Take a look at some of the highlights below:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e6/78/3e/e6783ed959fe0dcfca952fd3d63b1b94.jpgFeaturing a warm and welcome greeting as soon as you step inside, both residences include first-level bonus room that can also be used as an extra media room, home office, or game room. This extra space is flexible for you and your family’s needs!

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3a/35/8b/3a358bbddf8e401dbec992fbb93b8a82.jpgBright. Open. CONNECTED. While you’re cooking your favorite meals, you can still be part of the action while your dinner guests watch the game and mingle indoors…or on the private deck off of the living room!

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fd/70/3f/fd703fe2ec1eebb110f3f6810ac2973d.jpgKitchen spaces at Skylark are the perfect size for meal prepping, with plenty of cabinet and counter space for your favorite cooking gizmos and gadgets. A third bedroom and full bath are also conveniently located on the second level.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ce/14/f4/ce14f45c8260c9e14a169578d49815cd.jpgDoes your dream master bedroom include its own private deck? Both residences include sizeable master bedrooms that are sophisticated, yet cozy and comfortable. Each has a spacious walk-in closet and a master bath that includes dual sink countertops for effortless functionality!

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5 Fun Ideas for Your Flex Room

by Shea Homes Arizona on November 2, 2018

 

At Shea Homes® Arizona, our design team spends months, sometimes years, meticulously crafting our homes to tailor each floorplan to specific lifestyles. But no matter how much planning and heart goes into each design, the most important thing is that your home feels uniquely you.

That’s where the flex room comes in.

Flex rooms are designed to be flexible. You might see it on the floorplan labeled ‘flex’, or ‘optional space’, but they all amount to the same thing: your space to do with what you please. This is your chance to create a space that you love to return to, that will wow your guests when you give them a tour.

Here are five of our favorite flex rooms, curated to give you some inspiration for the spaces that will add the perfect pop of personality to your new home.

1. A Hobby Room
Hobby RoomYou can finally have a space dedicated purely to your passion. Whether you are an artist, a fitness enthusiast, or a collector, flex rooms provide a special area in your home that is solely dedicated to your favorite hobby.

2. An Office or Study Area
Home OfficeLet’s face it, no one truly leaves all of their work at the office. By turning a flex space into a home office or library, you will have a place where you can focus when you need to work late to meet a deadline or decide to work from home for the day. When you are not using it, the kids can use the space as a study area!

3. An Entertainment Room
Game RoomTurn your flex room into a space dedicated to having fun! Make your home the perfect place for entertaining by creating your own game table room, or a private movie theater. By having a separate entertainment space, you won’t have to worry about disturbing the rest of the family when you break during a game of table tennis, or when you want to watch an action movie late at night. On top of that, your home will quickly become the gathering place for all your friends!

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Deciding what furniture and decor to keep, donate and buy new

October 20, 2018
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  You’ve decided to move in with your significant other, which means you are going to experience many lifestyle changes that are new and exciting. One of the most overlooked aspects of moving is going over your need for items in your separate living spaces before merging into one home. The steps after deciding what […]

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Celebrating the Grand Opening of Azure, Paradise Valley on October 20th

October 12, 2018

  ‘Azure’ – noun: the blue color of the cloudless sky. The serenity of a warm, breezy day. The expanse of unending horizons. Open. Unrestrained. Free. That’s Azure. Next Saturday, October 20, 2018, marks the grand opening of the first entry in our Shea Signature® line, Azure, Paradise Valley. Encompassing 66 homesites over 23 acres […]

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When the Nest is Empty…Get a Bigger Nest

October 5, 2018

Michelle Smith, a Phoenix-area real estate agent, found herself in the same position many parents do when her son and daughter prepared to move-out for college: what do I do with all this extra space? The answer, she thought, was downsizing. “Every other house I bought, I bought with my children in mind… this house […]

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Faces of Shea: Meet Korbin Brunick, Community Representative at Vantage

September 21, 2018

  This month we continue our Faces of Shea series with Korbin Brunick, the Community Representative for Vantage. Korbin has been with Shea Homes® for nearly three years and loves going above and beyond for his clients. As the Faces of Shea, our team members pride themselves on their knowledge and passion for helping buyers […]

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Model Grand Opening of Parkside Estates on September 22nd!

September 11, 2018

Even though we’re getting back into the fall routine this month, the upcoming debut of our newest Shea Homes® community in Huntington Beach still has us daydreaming of warm summer days by the beach. In just a few short weeks, homebuyers will be able to tour our three stunning model homes at Parkside Estates, a […]

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A New Vantage on Life – A Shea Homeowner’s Story

September 7, 2018

  Shelley, a music professor and accomplished pianist and harpist, had lived off the Club West Golf Course in South Phoenix for 20 years. But two years ago, when her husband passed away and she moved to Kansas to help care for her mother, her living situation changed dramatically. When the time came to find […]

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