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Shea Homeowners Find a Sense of Community at 24 North

by Shea Homes Arizona on February 16, 2018

 

Life in the Valley of the Sun has its perks: beautiful winters, affordable living, and enthralling entertainment. But when Valley suburbs grow to be bigger than Miami, Atlanta, or Pittsburgh, finding a sense of community can sometimes be difficult.

Fortunately for Ron and his family, they found exactly what they were looking for in the Shea Homes® 24 North community in Phoenix.

“I’m from Texas, and it’s very different. We’d have block parties, barbeques, stuff like that,” he recalls. “I’ve been here in the valley for twenty years or so, and it always seems like people pull into their garage, close the door, and that’s it. You really don’t know your neighbors that well. But the difference at 24 North is that, with it being a community villa, six homes sharing a driveway, it’s more close-knit. The majority of people you actually talk to!”

Ron and his wife Katina started their search for a new home last year. They’d lived in East Mesa for years to be near their children’s school, but after their two sons moved out, and their daughter got her driver’s license, their options opened up. And so the hunt for a new home began.

Ron and Katina with DaughterFirst day in their new home

The first step for Ron and Katina, like most, was to ask around. “We had heard a lot about Shea and their homes from friends and family, so we checked it out. I think Shea gives more of a luxury look to their homes than some of the other builders. Their standard is a little more upscale.” Location was a factor as well. Ron runs his finance career from home, but his wife’s daily commute was a drag.

“We just love the Sonoran Foothills area, so we started looking over there, found this unique Shea community, and we decided to buy. Her commute is a lot shorter now.”

Part of the fun of buying a new home is visiting the Shea Homes Design Center and choosing everything from cabinets to flooring, window treatments, to optional upgrades. They enjoyed the personalized and exciting process. Ron went out of his way to make sure the ladies in his life would be happy: “One of the big upgrades was for my daughter’s bathroom, where we put in a walk-in shower, which she loves.

“The kitchen is really nice. It’s a gourmet kitchen, and that’s become the centerpiece of the house for us. That’s my wife’s love… how the appliances are laid out, the island, it’s great. They did a good job putting together the floor plan. We love it.

“It’s actually kind of deceiving,” he adds. “When you’re outside and you see it, it doesn’t look that big, but it’s a lot of space, and it’s all usable, too. I turned the spare bedroom into my office.”

Shea’s commitment to melding design to lifestyle left an impression on Ron. “Marci, who’s the rep here for Shea, gave us a lot of great ideas. Like, we all have electric toothbrushes, so she suggested we put outlets under our sink. I’d never thought about that! It’s one of those little changes that adds so much convenience.”

Even the buying process was easy. “Everything with Shea was super smooth. They walked us through everything, all the documentation that was required. Marci was tip-top on it, just sending things over right away; there was no lag time.”

As they have settled into their new house, they’ve gone out of their way to make the community feel like home. Katina created a Facebook page for new members of the community to keep everyone connected, from HOA meetings and trash pickup dates to community potlucks. Even the couple’s two dogs, Lola and Cupcake, have gotten involved. Katina put together a website for 24 North residents to show off their pooches and set up play dates.

Lola and CupcakeLola & Cupcake

“Once we get everyone moved in, we’re going to do our own block party. It’s more of a community feel than any of the areas I’ve lived before. And we want it to be different, you know? We plan on staying here, so why not get to know these people and their families?”

He laughs. “You never know when you’re going to need to borrow a cup of sugar.”

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Latitude at Cantilena Offers the Ultimate in Outdoor Living

by Shea Homes Arizona on 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 bedrooms and 2.5-4.5 baths. Priced from $578,990. Take a peek at these noteworthy features, then come see these beautiful models in person.

Spacious Yards

The outdoors is calling! Latitude backyards will call you to enjoy dinner on the patio, invite the neighbors over for a swim party, or hit some balls on the putting green. Optional ramadas can be outfitted with fireplaces and big screen TVs. With a yard like this, you might never want to go indoors.
Spacious YardsDetached Guest Casitas

Whether you have multi-generational families living together, or just want a place to host houseguests, optional detached guest casitas (pictured below) offer a luxurious living space just steps away from home.
Detached Casitas

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Enjoy the Best of Outdoor Living in a Shea Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 19, 2018

 
It’s January in Arizona! While much of the country is buried under snow, we’re gearing up for some fun in the sun. When you live in a state that has some of the best weather in the country (most of the year, anyway), it makes perfect sense to choose a home designed to take full advantage of outdoor living. Here are a few of the latest popular new home features that let homeowners enjoy Arizona living to the fullest.

Courtyards
CourtyardsCourtyards add expanded living space, give your family more room to spread out, and provide multiple entertaining spaces for kids and adults. With the right furniture, a fireplace and maybe a stocked bar, you’ll find plenty of reasons to enjoy the great outdoors year-round.

Casitas, Ramadas and Cabanas
RamadasIf you like to entertain, casitas, ramadas and cabanas are great ways to transform your backyard into the ideal party spot. Throw in a flat-screen TV or two, and you can alternate between watching the big game and cooling off with a dip in the pool.

Putting Greens
Putting GreensWhy should you have to drive to a golf course or Top Golf to improve your game? With a backyard putting green, you can work on your stroke any time the urge strikes. If you have tweens or teens, this is a great way to get the kids off their phones and into some outdoor activity time.

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New Homes in Gilbert Now Open!

by Shea Homes Arizona on December 1, 2017

Compass at Recker Pointe in Gilbert - Gorgeous Interiors

The last of Shea Homes® three communities at Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Arizona is open! Compass at Recker Pointe offers 3 innovative, two-story homes with large great rooms, versatile lofts and spacious bedrooms. These courtyard villas are stand-alone homes with private backyards and a shared tumbled paver auto court. These homes range from approx. 2,088- 2,197 sq ft. offering 3 to 4 bedrooms and 2.5-3.5 baths.

Compass at Recker Pointe - Exterior Architecture

Recker Pointe is composed of three communities, Inspire, Ambition, and Compass all located at the southwest corner of Ray and Recker Roads, just a half mile from the San Tan/ Loop 202 Freeway and situated close to entertainment, shopping, dining, and recreation.

Come check out this beautiful community today or we invite you to visit the Shea Homes website where you can explore homes in all of our communities throughout metro Phoenix.

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SoCal Events to Kick-Off the Fall Season!

October 2, 2017




  It’s officially FALL here in SoCal (though the weather might say otherwise)! It may still be warm and sunny, but we’re ready to start getting into the spirit of the season…bring on the pumpkins, pies, and SPOOKtacular events! Stay a while and check out what’s going on in your neck of the woods this […]

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Coming Soon –Mark your Calendars for the opening of Ambition Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Arizona

September 29, 2017




  With fall comes football, pumpkins and grand openings at Shea Homes®! We are so excited to announce our next grand opening at Ambition, the first of our three communities at Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Arizona to open on October 7th at 10:00 AM. Located at the southwest corner of Ray and Recker Roads this […]

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Coming Soon – What you need to know about Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Arizona

September 15, 2017




 It’s been a busy summer for Shea Homes®! We are so excited about the land purchase, construction completion, and grand opening of each new community, as it gives us the opportunity to provide you with a home that meets your needs and allows us to welcome you to the Shea family, no matter where you […]

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Shea Homes® Makes Life Simpler With Smart Home Technology Options

August 18, 2017




Shea Homes Arizona offers a variety of options when it comes to automating your home with smart technology. Whether you’re looking for one or two smart features or a fully integrated system which includes everything from keyless entry to remote control of audio, lights, thermostat and appliances, we are ready to help you select the […]

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You’re Invited to the Grand Opening of Latitude at Cantilena New Homes in Peoria, Arizona

August 4, 2017




It’s been a busy summer for Shea Homes®, and we are gearing up to launch our third new community in Peoria, Arizona, Latitude at Cantilena. If you haven’t yet been out to see our beautiful model homes at The Reserves at Cantilena and Evolve at Cantilena, then the August 19th grand opening of Latitude is […]

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Condo Benefits: 5 Reasons Why a Condo May be the Perfect Fit for You

July 28, 2017




  Whether you are downsizing or just starting out, condos provide a number of benefits when it comes to your lifestyle and your wallet. Check out our list of five reasons why a condo may be the perfect fit for you! Included Maintenance If you would like to spend the weekends catching up with friends […]

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