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5 Quick Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

by Shea Homes Arizona on August 10, 2018


When the temperature spikes, you expect that your energy bill does too – especially when the thermometer is pushing 120. The good news for Shea Homes® homeowners is that with ENERGY STAR appliances, you can be confident that your bill won’t make you make you consider turning up the thermostat to uncomfortable temperatures just to save some money. But there are a few simple switches any homeowner can make to shave a few dollars off their bill each month. Remember, a few little changes can add up to big savings!
Energy Efficiency - Ways to Save1. Check for Open Windows or Doors

If all that cool air your unit is producing isn’t staying inside, you’ll be feeling like there is a crack in your wallet, not just your doors. Check each window and doors, especially the door to the garage to make sure each are fully closed..

2. 78 is Great

We all know to turn the thermostat up when we leave for work during the day, but it’s important not to try to turn your house into an ice box as soon as you get back. 78 degrees is the oft quoted sweet-spot for keeping your house comfortable without draining the bank. Try cooling things down further with either standing or ceiling fans – they’re much more efficient than turning down the air even a few degrees.

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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 Megan Kellis, community representative for Shea Homes at Carino Villas. Megan works to ensure that home buyers have an exceptional experience when taking the steps to purchasing their new home.
Faces of Shea: Megan KellisQ: What makes the experience of buying, building, and living in a Shea Home special?

A: The Shea Homes experience is different because our employees are different. We care about our buyers, their families and their experience building with us in our communities.  We have several touchpoints during the building experience to get the buyers excited about buying, keep them updated through the build and help them feel comfortable with their choice to purchase with us.  When a buyer purchases with Shea, they become part of our Shea Family.

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Shea Homes Hosts Summer Block Party in Harmony

by Cheryl Perry on July 31, 2018


Shea Homes®, the California-based homebuilder which continues to grow its presence throughout Greater Houston, invites prospective homebuyers and community residents to attend its Summer Block Party held on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at 27691 Vivace Drive, one of Shea’s fully-furnished 60’ model home located in Harmony, Spring, TX.

The free event will include a selection of craft beers and gourmet hot dogs, as well as an ice cream sundae bar and an assortment of lemonade flavors. Guests are encouraged to participate in the featured drawing for a chance at winning a 20 qt. YETI cooler ($200 value). No purchase necessary to participate in drawing; RSVPs are not required to attend the event.

“With the start of the school year approaching, I want to remind families in the Spring area that now is still a great time to consider buying a new Shea home in Harmony. Kids attend schools in the award-winning Conroe ISD, and the community offers on-site early education through Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center and Primrose School,” says Amer Syed, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Shea Homes. “I invite you to explore the unique design aesthetics and open-concept living spaces of our model when you stop by for a gourmet hot dog and craft beer at our Summer Block Party.”

Shea offers new homes in Harmony’s 50’ section: 2,000 to 3,145 square feet from $281,990 to $321,990 and 60’ section: 2,431 to 3,816 from $322,990 to $377,990. Model homes in both sections are open daily Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. More information about available homesites, pricing, and community amenities can be found by contacting Catherine Draughn or Retha Starkey at (832) 869-4038 or (832) 869-4038.

About Shea Homes
Shea Homes, which is based in California, has emerged as one the nation’s largest home builders. The company has established a reputation for its exceptional service and award-winning home designs. Houston is the first market for the home builder in Texas. Active communities include Meridiana (Iowa Colony); Cane Island (Katy); Sienna Plantation (Missouri City); Harmony (Spring); and Creekside Park (The Woodlands). The company will soon be adding to its Houston-area portfolio with homesites in Balmoral, a community located in Humble.

(School enrollment and boundaries are subject to change.)


Sangria Social at Shea Homes at Rice Ranch!

by Shea Homes on July 25, 2018


Love Sangria? Join us for our Summer Sangria Party at Shea Homes® Rice Ranch, on Saturday, July 28th from noon to 3:00pm! First, take a tour of our new Pine Creek Townhome Model Homes. Then, try your hand at being your own mixologist and make your own sangria—just the way you like it—while mingling with some of the awesome people who already call Rice Ranch “home.”

We have three stunning new Model Homes for you to explore: Acacia, Sage, and Verbena. These thoughtfully designed, open-concept floorplans—some with master down options—are ideal for every lifestyle and every stage of life. Thanks to our gorgeous Quick Move-in Homes, which are full of stylish finishes and ready when you are, the Pine Creek Townhome Collection at Rice Ranch could be your new nest or second home –  as soon as this summer!

Shea Homes at Rice Ranch is a vibrant, active community designed with your lifestyle in mind. With extensive walking, hiking, and biking trails, dog parks, and a 26-acre, award-winning park and sports complex, it’s easy and fun to get out, get active, and enjoy the gorgeous climate of California’s Central Coast.

We can’t wait to host you for mix-your-own sangrias on July 28th, view the flyer here ! You won’t want to miss this party—and you really won’t want to miss the chance to discover your dream home at Shea Homes at Rice Ranch!

There’s no need to RSVP, but if you have questions, please email Vanessa at:  or call 805.343.7310.  We’ll see you there!


10 Tips for a Successful Move

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 […]

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Become a Resident at Cortesa This Summer!

July 19, 2018

If you are an active adult, age 55+, we know how important it is to start this exciting chapter in a home where you can truly appreciate the small joys of living in a master-planned community. Feeling safe in your own neighborhood as you go for walks with your dog in the evenings, spending quality […]

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Faces of Shea: Meet Eric Nathan, Community Representative at Compass at Recker Pointe

July 13, 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 Eric Nathan, a Community Representative of Shea […]

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

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. […]

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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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