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10 Tips for a Successful Move

by Shea Homes Arizona on July 20, 2018

 

You’ve signed on the dotted line, you’ve done your final walkthrough, and everything looks great – you’re new home is ready for you! But are you ready for your new home?

Moving anywhere takes planning and preparation, and when moving into a new home there are a few extra things you’ll want to consider so you can start this new chapter of your life on a good note.
Here are ten things to consider for the big day:

Before the Move

  1. Declutter

If you’ve been in your current home for a while, then it’s likely you’ve accumulated a fair amount of clutter. Be it clothes that no longer fit, old birthday cards, or unwanted furniture, the less you need to take with you, the better.

Start in an area that has lots of stuff, like the kitchen or bedroom. Pick one corner or cabinet and ask yourself, “Is all this absolutely essential to my life?” Start a pile for the yes’s and no’s. Do you really need the extra set of pans from Aunt Shirley? Or that t-shirt from freshman year orientation? Probably not. The more you can donate before your move, the less work you’ll have, and the freer and open your new space will feel.

  1. Make a list

Maybe you’re someone who makes a list for your nightly dental hygiene routine, or maybe you’re the kind that trusts themselves to remember the thirty-two items on the grocery list. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, you’re about to embark on a journey with a lot of moving parts. You’ll want to be organized.

Think about each room in your new home and what items and furniture will be going where. A detailed list will help immensely on moving day to keep you in-control when you’re surrounded by boxes. Speaking of which, clearly labeling all your boxes before the move will keep things streamlined and efficient, and make your list all the more effective.

  1. Pack your survival kit

Moving is rarely a quick experience. After a day of hauling and unpacking, you’ll be ready to hit the hay, and the last thing you want to do is unpack every box in the house to find your sheets.

Set yourself up with a box complete with bedding, a dopp kit, and a change of clothes, so when the end of the day comes, all you have to do is relax and enjoy your first night in your new home.

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Over the next few months we’ll continue to highlight some of Shea Homes® Arizona’s amazing Community Representatives. 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 Eric Nathan, a Community Representative of Shea Homes at Compass at Recker Pointe in Gilbert. Eric has worked at Shea Homes for over 22 years and he values honesty and thoughtfulness when working with potential home buyers.
Faces of Shea - Eric Nathan, Compass at Recker Pointe in Gilbert, AZ

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Benefits of Buying A Former Model Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on 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. And if you’ve had an eye on one of these communities in particular, this could be your last chance to get into your dream neighborhood!

Ready for an easy move-in experience into a masterfully designed home? Take a look at our communities with models on sale, then check them out in person to see exactly what your new home will look like!

Ambition at Eastmark
Hope 3583, Homesite 330
Hope 3583 Ambition at EastmarkKitchen-Centric design with stainless gas appliances, quartz counters, sundown maple cabinets, upgraded doors, baseboards, and fixtures, tons of tumbled pavers, two-tone interior paint, pass-thru window at kitchen, low voltage package, upgraded flooring, designer landscaping, and more!

Ambition at Eastmark 
Dream 3582, Homesite 329
Dream 3582 Ambition at EastmarkCorner homesite! Granite counters, front load washer & gas dryer, upgraded flooring, tumbled paver walkway & driveway, co­ffered ceiling in master, front and backyard landscaping, window coverings & more!

Carino Villas
Residences 143-145 & 243-245
Carino Villas Model HomesSix condos available in our beautiful villa-inspired community. A desirable Chandler location, Carino Villas are situated at the northwest corner of Arizona Ave and Queen Creek Rd. These stacked flat condos range from 1,313 – 1,935 sq ft and each with attached 1 or 2-car garage. Homes come standard with slab granite countertops, beautiful cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. Gated community with a pool, cabana, and BBQ’s with ramada.

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Virtual Tours Let You See Our Phoenix Models in 360° Online

by Shea Homes Arizona on June 22, 2018

 

It’s hot. That special Arizona cook-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk-don’t-touch-the-seatbelt hot. We get it. When it’s 115 out, it feels wrong to be anywhere that’s not your air-conditioned living room or beside the pool. That’s why Shea Homes® has put together a way for you to tour our model homes without leaving your house: 360 degree Virtual Tours.

Now available for Aperture, Emblem, and Origin at Gateway Quarter, you can take a stroll around all our stunning communities without leaving your desk or couch – every one of our 17 Shea Homes Arizona communities has at least one model available to tour online. Instead of studying floorplans and using your imagination, click and pan your way through these homes to get a real sense of space.
360 Degree View of Model HomesVirtual Tours are easy to find and intuitive to use. First, head over to our communities page and select the community you’re interested in. As you peruse the list of different homes, keep an eye out for this icon:IconThat means there is a Virtual Tour available for that floorplan. Click it, and the tour will open up in a new window (be sure you have Flash player installed and up to date). Now it’s as easy as clicking the floor to “walk” to a new spot, clicking and dragging to get a 360 degree look around, or you can even view a “dollhouse” image by clicking on the little white box near the arrows.

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Faces of Shea: Meet Carmen Inzinga, Community Representative at Ambition at Eastmark

June 8, 2018

  Over the next few months we’ll continue to highlight some of Shea Homes® Arizona’s amazing community representatives. 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 Carmen Inzinga, the Community Representative for […]

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Easy Home Automation with Deako Smart Lighting

June 1, 2018

Whether it was the Jetson’s high-tech home of the future or Tony Starks’ AI controlled Malibu mansion, home automation has been the lofty goal for convenience-seeking homeowners everywhere for years. The downside? These technologies can be cost-prohibitive, difficult to install, and the results aren’t always the sleek, intuitive solution homeowners are hoping for. Now Shea […]

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Parkside Estates Coming Soon to Huntington Beach

May 21, 2018
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  For us SoCal natives, Huntington Beach is one of our favorite destinations to explore when the summer season hits. After you dine and shop in the vibrant downtown area, you can walk along the pier or relax in the sand; and coming later this summer, you will officially be able to tour a new […]

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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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You’re Invited: April 14 Grand Opening of Shea Homes Gateway Quarter – Aperture, Emblem, and Origin

April 13, 2018

Origin 7512 Shea Homes® Arizona is thrilled to announce the Grand Opening of Gateway Quarter, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on April 14, 2018 at the S.E. corner of Ellsworth and Germann Road in Queen Creek, AZ. This new development, offering stunning views of the Superstition Mountains, is made up of three diverse communities […]

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Faces of Shea: Meet Justin Susnik, Community Representative at Ambition at Recker Pointe

March 23, 2018

    Over the next few months we’ll be highlighting some of Shea Homes® Arizona’s amazing Community Representatives. 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 Justin Susnik, from Ambition at Recker […]

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