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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry While Raising Funds to End Cancer

by Shea Homes Arizona on October 19, 2018

Shea Homes Road to 50K - Light the Night for LLS Giveback DaysSome people use their illustrious degrees and decades of painstaking research to find a cure for cancer. Others fundraise for cancer care and research through walks and marathons. On three days over the next month, you can join the effort to end cancer just by going out to lunch or dinner with Shea’s “Giveback Days”.

Join Shea Homes® Arizona on our mission to raise $50,000 for Light the Night, all to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). This series of fundraisers culminates in powerful, nationwide walks as one million survivors with their family and friends will join together to illuminate what is often the darkest time in a person’s life.

Three different Valley restaurants will host “Giveback Days” over the next month, each donating a portion of the day’s proceeds to the Light the Night fundraiser – so bring friends, family, and colleagues to lunch, dinner, or happy hour, and score some delicious food and drink while raising money for cancer care and research. The Shea team and our partners will be at both Bourbon Jacks and Dos Gringos, injecting extra doses of fun into the atmosphere with free giveaways, 50/50 raffles, and silent auctions – if you’re a sports fan, you absolutely won’t want to miss some of these items up for bid! Or buy a football square for your favorite team, and if you pick the lucky numbers, not only will you be raising money for Light the Night, but you’ll win some dough yourself.

Food, fun, and fundraising for a great cause; what’s not to love?

October 26 – Bourbon Jacks (11 West Boston Street, Chandler, Arizona 85225) Local and family owned Bourbon Jacks Bar and Grill blends traditional country with contemporary appeal, boasting a fresh innovative menu, extensive drink selection with over 200 Bourbons and Whiskies on the menu, and an exciting atmosphere with live country music!

November 2 – Dos Gringos If you’re into tacos, drinks, parties, patios, and having a blast with your friends playing oversized games, this is the spot for you. The menu is filled with a mix of traditional and innovative fare, like the can’t-miss SuperCheesyGooeyChimichanga, which is the tastiest carnitas and jalapeno cream cheese burrito you’ll ever have. Come by, play some games, grab a bite, and fight back against cancer!

Mesa location at 1958 S. Greenfield Rd. Mesa, AZ 85206

Tempe location at 8000 S. Priest Rd. Tempe, AZ 85284

Chandler location at 1361 N. Alma School Rd. Chandler, AZ 85224

November 14 – Rita’s of Chandler (2975 E Ocotillo Rd, Chandler, AZ 85249) The only thing that could make frozen custard any better is eating it for a good cause. Rita’s frozen custard is carefully made in small batches to maximize quality and freshness, making it dangerously delicious. And that’s a good thing! The more you eat, the more you raise, so bring the kids and let loose!

Three days, three fabulous restaurants. Come to one, come to them all – everything you do moves us closer to our $50,000 goal, and could help save the life of one of the 1.3 million Americans afflicted by blood cancer.

Want to go the extra mile? Invite your friends, family, and co-workers to register, fundraise, and walk at the Light the Night event at the Phoenix Municipal Stadium at 5:00 p.m. on November 17. To learn more or to make a donation, visit: http://bit.ly/2KEpePT

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‘Azure’ – noun: the blue color of the cloudless sky.

The serenity of a warm, breezy day. The expanse of unending horizons. Open. Unrestrained. Free. Azure, Paradise Valley - Residence 3 Showhome

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 and a part of the Ritz-Carlton master-planned community, Azure is luxury on a new scale. Tours of the Azure showhomes will be available from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, then by appointment only following the grand opening weekend. If you’ve been eager to see what our team has been hard at work on for the last year, now is your chance!

Azure, Paradise Valley - Residence 1 BackyardEight distinctive, highly customizable floorplans make up Azure. Here, your home is designed specifically to you, whether you prefer the minimal lifestyle or the luxe. Options range from two bedroom configurations to five bedrooms, from approximately 2,986 square feet homes to 6,800, with lot sizes from 10,000 square feet to 20,300. Base pricing ranges from $1.9 million to $3.9 million.

Located at Indian Bend Road and Mockingbird Lane in the shadow of Camelback Mountain, Azure was specifically crafted to take advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings. Residences feature transitional architecture and open floorplans designed to maximize enjoyment of the outdoors. Open riser staircases, interior courtyards, and rolling walls of glass offer a seamless flow between outdoor and indoor living spaces. Available zero edge swimming pools (from preferred pool builders), backyard patios, and loft balconies offer stunning desert and mountain views from many locations.

Shea’s architecture team led by Tracy Finley, in collaboration with lead architect Scott Carson of award-winning firm PHX Architecture has pulled out all the stops. From the eye-catching features like residential elevators and linear gas fireplaces, to carefully selected details like the natural Jerusalem stone and Distinctive Custom Cabinets, there is thoughtfully crafted beauty everywhere you look.

Azure’s interior design team will work with each buyer to personalize the interior to their specific lifestyle. By taking into account floorplans, home size, wish lists, and lifestyle, the team creates a design that is uniquely you. Azure, Paradise Valley - Residence 3 Backyard

With so many choices, no two homes in Azure will be alike.

Convenience and walkability are key at Azure. With pedestrian paths leading to nearby restaurants and shops, homeowners will be able to leave the car in the garage. With paths linking Azure to the upcoming Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley resort, as well as The Palmeraie Shops™, a planned destination featuring over 70 premier designer boutiques, specialty retailers, and gourmet restaurants, residents will never be short on entertainment.

Additional information about Azure, Paradise Valley is available at AzurePV.com. Private appointments and tours can be scheduled beginning October 22 by contacting 480.385.1620 or 888.244.8022. To check out our other artfully designed communities, visit https://www.sheahomes.com/newhomes/phoenix/

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When the Nest is Empty…Get a Bigger Nest

by Shea Homes Arizona on October 5, 2018

The Reserves at Val Vista - Forever HomeMichelle 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 we bought for us.” With decades of real estate experience behind her, Smith had Shea Homes® at the top of her list of builders. Knowing she didn’t want to move far from Chandler, where she’s lived for the past 25 years, Shea’s The Reserves at Val Vista naturally caught her eye.

“What we really wanted was a house with great entertaining spaces that didn’t have a million rooms,” she says. Originally she and her husband wanted a smaller space once the young ones moved out. But as they started looking at The Reserves, that changed; you’ll find no small spaces at The Reserves. The more Smith thought about what she really wanted from the next chapter of her life, she realized less space wasn’t the answer. This would be a home for many years to come, a home for birthdays and holidays, for grandparents and grandkids. Floorplan 7004 fit the bill perfectly.

The Smith’s fell in love with the design, and were the first couple to buy a home in the community.

Floorplan 7004 is 3,983 square feet.

Anything but downsizing.

“All the spaces you would usually entertain in – the breakfast nook, the dining room, the living room, kitchen – are very large. You could comfortably have 40 people in here.” Entertaining space: check. And while the kids would be moving out for school soon, Smith was keeping an eye on the future. With three large bedrooms and an additional casita, she wanted her extended family to have a place to stay for years to come.

“I could put in a king size bed, I could put in a crib, I could put in blow up beds – all so when my children have families of their own, they have a place to stay.”

It wasn’t just her children she had in mind. The Smiths added a backyard casita, as a future optional living space for their own parents. “It’s so perfect for an extended family down the line. We love that aspect of it.”

Room for the family: check. Between spacious bedrooms and oodles of living space, Smith knows her home will be the holiday getaway of choice for years to come.

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Backyard Landscaping for Your New Home: Five Questions to Ask

by Shea Homes Arizona on August 24, 2018

 

Whether you’re considering a new Shea Home, are in process of planning the outdoor living space for your new home, or you just want to spruce up your current backyard, we’ve got you covered. As a Shea Homes® homeowner, you have a few options when it comes to designing your backyard. Let these questions guide you toward a backyard that truly suits your lifestyle.
The Reserves Residence 4 PoolResidence 4 from The Reserves at Cantilena

  • Do you want to landscape before or after you move in?

If you’d like to move in with the backyard finished and ready to entertain, our sales team will connect you with talented landscape architects we partner with to craft your dream space and roll all associated landscaping costs into your new home mortgage. Otherwise, depending on the guidelines from your Homeowners Association, you could wait a few months to get a feel for the space and decide how you’d like to personalize your yard later.
Compass at Recker Pointe BackyardAltair model from Compass at Recker Pointe

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Benefits of Buying A Former Model Home

June 29, 2018

  There are tons of great reasons to move into a former model home – particularly a former model from Shea Homes®. When you purchase one of our move-in ready model homes you will get to enjoy all the thoughtfully chosen upgrades, designer finishes, and lushly landscaped yards you’d expect from a development’s crown jewel. […]

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Adding a Swimming Pool to Your Home? Things You Should Know

May 18, 2018

Have fun in the sun and stay cool by the pool! With that lovely extended spring behind us and the infamous Arizona summer on its way, Valley residents are pulling out their swimsuits and stocking up on sunscreen. Shea Homes® homeowners in communities like Recker Pointe and Ambition at Eastmark (and soon, 24 North) love […]

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Prepare for Awesome: Awesomefest Coming to Eastmark April 13 and 14

April 6, 2018

Peer ahead in your calendar. Do you see that? The luminous sheen over next Friday and Saturday? The glowing lights, the live music, the smell of roasted pecans mingling with the tantalizing smells of a dozen food trucks? It can only be one thing… AWESOMEFEST! And this year, Eastmarks’ annual bash has too much awesome […]

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Quick Patio Upgrades just in Time for Spring Entertaining

March 9, 2018

  We Arizonans are basking in gorgeous spring-like weather. Whether you want a place to sip your iced tea in style, or you’re looking to create a backyard retreat for a series of soirees, we have you covered. These patio upgrades will make your backyard the place everyone wants to hang out. Geometric Outdoor Rug […]

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Shea Homes® Redefines Lower Level Living (don’t call it a basement!)

February 23, 2018

Let’s play a little word association game. What comes to mind when you hear the word basement? Perhaps a dark and musty space, used for doing laundry and storing old furniture and holiday decorations? Now wipe that mental slate clean. Because today’s lower levels are nothing like the basements of old. In fact, we don’t […]

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Top Spots to Watch the Big Game

January 26, 2018

Last Sunday was filled with last second stands and crushing defeats, but the results are in and the Big Game is fast approaching! Hosting a game day party is a time-honored tradition, and one that should not be taken lightly. Even if you don’t have a horse in the race this year, parties are a […]

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