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Heroes Rewards

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As summer vacation comes to a close, teachers are gearing up for another year of hard work. We want to thank Arizona teachers for their service by reminding them about the Heroes Reward program, which provides them with a 1% base price credit toward the purchase of a new Shea Home. This special offer is also available to active and retired military, active or retired police officers, and active or retired firefighters.

The Heroes Reward Program is just one small way we at Shea Homes® Arizona are able to recognize and thank our military, teachers, police officers and firefighters for all that they do to make our communities a better place to live and work.

The redemption process for the Shea Homes Heroes Reward Program is simple:

  1. Eligible active or retired military, teachers, police officers and firefighters print out a certificate, available here: http://bit.ly/HeroReward
  2. Participants fill out the form, and present it to their Shea Homes Community Representative, along with proof of current or previous employment.
  3. The 1% credit is applied toward the base price of a new Shea home (program not valid at Trilogy or Encanterra communities). 

If you or someone you know qualifies for the Heroes Reward Program, we invite you to come tour one of our Shea Homes communities around the Valley and see for yourself what it means to “live the difference.”

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Summer Activities Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture on Flickr

Congratulations parents, you did it! You successfully dropped off, packed lunches, helped with homework and guided your kiddos through another school year. Now the time has come to soak up summer days, encourage adventure, embrace the crazy and to laugh until your sides hurt – make memories.

To help fill all of this newfound free time and to avoid the dreaded “I’m bored”, we have compiled a list of simple, cost-effective activities to keep your kiddos active this summer.

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Energy Star Certified

We’re excited to toot our own horn and let you all know about our latest award! Shea Homes® Arizona has earned an ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes Market Leader Award, recognizing our commitment to providing homebuyers with ENERGY STAR certified homes, our work to promote energy efficient construction, and our success in giving our new homeowners the peace of mind, quality, comfort, and value that come with living in an ENERGY STAR certified home.

In 2015, Shea Homes – AZ contributed:

ENERGY STAR certified homes*

(cue the applause!)

So what exactly does that mean for the environment? According to ENERGY STAR, this is equivalent to reducing CO2 emissions by 954 metric tons, or:

Energy Star Impact

And what exactly is an ENERGY STAR home?

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Have you heard the news? Shea Homes® has finalized the purchase of approximately 45 acres of land located just south of the southeast corner of Val Vista and Riggs Road in Gilbert. We’re bursting with excitement about our plans to build 90 luxury, single-family homes on the property, so it feels great to share the news with the world.

Land development for this beautiful new Shea Homes community is scheduled to begin this month, with current plans to open for first sales sometime in 2017.

And the location for this community couldn’t be better. If you’re not familiar with Gilbert, it’s located Southeast of Phoenix, and is truly an ideal place to live. See for yourself at http://discovergilbert.com/.

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Shea Homes Arizona Awarded Best of Houzz 2016

January 15, 2016




We’re huge Houzz fans here at Shea Homes Arizona. So we were pretty excited to hear that we won a “Best of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. As you may know, our focus on thoughtful design is a big differentiator at Shea Homes and it’s a true honor to […]

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2016 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

January 8, 2016




Now that the excesses of the holidays are over, many of us shift into self-improvement mode. It could be the possibilities represented by the dawning of a New Year. (Or maybe it’s our tight pants!) Either way, now is the time to set our New Year’s resolutions. Healthy eating and more exercise usually top the […]

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Thinking of buying a new home? You’ll want to read this first!

November 13, 2015




A home purchase is often the largest, single financial investment people make in their lifetime. Buying a home, the place you live, raise a family, entertain your friends and make memories should be exciting. There shouldn’t be any mysteries or unexpected surprises in the home buying or mortgage process to cloud the bright future in […]

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How to Make an Emergency Home Evacuation Plan

September 19, 2015




 (photo credit: Thinkstock) Thankfully, most of us will never deal with a major household or community emergency or disaster. But, luck favors the prepared and that’s why we’ve gathered some tips to help you prepare your family in case the need to evacuate ever arises. 

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5 Kids Home Study Spaces

September 14, 2015
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  Now that school is back in session, it’s time to hit the books! So, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite kids study spaces in our homes that can help parents, and kids!  1. Drop Zone With drop zones backpacks, shoes, and coats all have a place, and you can customize them […]

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15 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in One-Minute

September 4, 2015




We’re all busy, and sometimes making changes to reduce our personal energy use sounds like a lot of time we don’t have to spend. But after a little digging, we found fifteen ways that every home can reduce it’s energy use and each one takes less than a minute! How’s that for time (and energy) […]

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