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Prepare Your Home for Monsoon Season

by Shea Homes Arizona on June 15, 2018

Monsoon 2018

Rain. Wind. Hail. Haboobs. Ready or not, Arizona monsoon season has officially arrived, and will be here until September 30. While the temperature dips may be nice, all that inclement weather can bring some nasty surprises with it. So if you live in the Phoenix area, now is the time to prepare. Here are Shea Homes® top tips to get your home ready for the monsoons 

Prepare plants and trees

Protect your plants (and your home!) by preparing in advance. Trim any big tree branches that could snap off and damage your roof. Stake down young trees that might not make it through an intense storm. And remember, the heavy monsoon rains that often come before the strong winds can loosen the soil and make trees more prone to becoming uprooted.

Evaluate your Home’s Drainage

If you’ve noticed drainage issues in your yard that cause pooling of water during a rain storm, make sure you have it taken care of before the monsoons hit. You may need to hire a landscaping company to provide a drainage solution that will keep your yard and home protected from possible flooding.

Install or Clean Out Rain Gutters and Downspouts

Rain gutters and downspouts are the best way to direct the rain that comes from monsoon microbursts or macrobursts away from your home. Don’t wait until it’s too late to make sure yours are ready to do their job and divert the rain away from your home’s foundation.

Clean out the Garage

If you’re the type to procrastinate your spring cleaning well beyond spring, now is the perfect time to put the family to work and clean out that over-stuffed garage. Parking your car on the street or in the driveway could put it at risk during the monsoon storms since flying branches and falling trees are common occurrences when the wild weather comes to town. Make room in the garage for your car and keep it safe from flying objects, as well as hail, rain and wind.

For more information on the June 15 through September 30 monsoon season in the Southwest, visit http://www.monsoonsafety.org/.

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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 Carmen Inzinga, the Community Representative for Eastmark. Carmen has been with Shea Homes for 21 years, and has always taken a personal interest in each and every one of her buyers.
Carmen Inzinga: Ambition at Eastmark

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Easy Home Automation with Deako Smart Lighting

by Shea Homes Arizona on June 1, 2018

Deako Simple SwitchWhether 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 Homes® Arizona has partnered with Deako Smart Lighting to bring simple, easy-to-use, beautiful automation to one of our newest communities, Origin at Gateway Quarter. This streamlined and affordable smart lighting solution provides an easy upgrade for consumers looking to move into a house of tomorrow (robot butler not included).
Deako Smart Switch

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

by Shea Homes Arizona on May 18, 2018

Backyard Swimming PoolHave 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 the resort feel of their community pools, where neighbors can meet, play and barbecue together.

Many of our communities also offer the option of adding a swimming pool in the back yard. We chatted with Jim Pinson from Shasta Pools, Shea’s trusted resource for everything aquatic, to get the scoop on everything from construction to safety and maintenance. Shasta has been family-owned since 1966 and has been Arizona’s premier pool builder for decades.

While some homebuyers wait to build their pool until after closing, there are a few reasons to consider going for it right out of the gate.

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Shea Homes Arizona Takes Home Five Awards at 33rd Annual MAME Awards presented by the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona

May 4, 2018




  Winner winner, chicken dinner! Shea Homes® Arizona is thrilled to have won five awards at the 33rd Annual Major Achievements in Merchandising Excellence (MAME) awards competition, held earlier this month at the gorgeous Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. This prestigious awards competition recognizes the exemplary efforts of builders and land developers; interior designers and […]

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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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Pre-sales for Shea Homes® Gateway Quarter New Homes

March 16, 2018




  Pre-sales for new Shea Homes Gateway Quarter communities in Queen Creek to begin in March. For three years running, Queen Creek has been recognized as one of the best places in the Valley to work (Phoenix Business Journal), and thanks to Shea Homes®, soon there will be new places to live too. With a […]

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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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Latitude at Cantilena Offers the Ultimate in Outdoor Living

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 […]

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