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Grand Opening - Latitude at Cantilena

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 a great reason to join us and see what all the excitement is about.

Priced from $553,990, Latitude at Cantilena offers homes ranging from 4-5 bedrooms and 2.5 – 4.5 baths. The community has a selection of five thoughtfully designed floorplans that start at approximately 3,091 square feet up to 4,937 square feet. All five plans include a 4 car garage, so you’ll have plenty of room for all your vehicles, toys, and gear.

Each home is a single-level, ranch style home — and for those who covet a basement, you’re in luck. One of these plans has a basement standard. Latitude will also provide home buyers with exclusive offerings such as RV garages, casitas/guest suites, and pool cabanas. When complete, Latitude is slated to include 21 homes.

Within the community, homeowners will enjoy BBQ’s, ramadas, benches, and play equipment – perfect for enjoying Arizona outdoor living with the family. Cantilena is located close to Lake Pleasant, hiking trails, shopping, and dining. Come out and see for yourself why Peoria is becoming such a sought after destination for new home buyers. We’ll be happy to show you around and help you select and design your dream home.

Find more information about Latitude at Cantilena and to sign up to join our Interest List, visit http://www.sheahomes.com/community/latitudecantelina/

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5 Ways to Turn Memories into Home Décor

by Shea Homes Arizona on July 21, 2017

Turn Memories into Home DecorSummer is all about escaping the heat, getting away for some much needed rest and relaxation and soaking up time with family and friends before the kids head back to school. It is a time to create memories that will last a lifetime. You can share these memories with friends and have daily reminders of your fun adventures by incorporating them into your home décor. Here are our 5 DIY home décor ideas:

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Monsoon Season

by Shea Homes Arizona on June 16, 2017

Monsoon Preparation
Rain. Wind. Dust. Hail. Ready or not, Arizona monsoon season officially began June 15 and will be here until September 30. So if you live in the Phoenix area, now is the time to prepare. Here are our top five tips to get your home ready for the monsoons.

Check your roof

There’s nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night to the “drip… drip… drip…” of a leaky roof. Before the monsoon rains come rolling in, inspect your roof or have a professional do it for you. Patch up any cracks or holes, and get recommendations on good roofers, just in case you need to call in the professionals.

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

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 15th through September 30th monsoon season in the Southwest, visit http://www.monsoonsafety.org/.

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Cool Pines
Want to sneak in a trip to cooler temps before summer is over? Here are four fun festivals and events happening around the state next month!

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with an Ice Cream Party

July 8, 2016




July is National Ice Cream month! What better reason to grab a cup or cone, invite the neighbors over and celebrate! Here are five fun ways to enjoy this cool sweet treat with family and friends.

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School’s Out! 5 Summer Activities to Keep Your Family Cool and Entertained

May 27, 2016




 Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture on Flickr Congratulations parents, you did it! You successfully dropped off, packed lunches, helped with homework and guided your kiddos through another school year. Now the time has come to soak up summer days, encourage adventure, embrace the crazy and to laugh until your sides hurt – make memories. […]

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Plan before you plant.

May 26, 2016




  Is it a mere coincidence that plan precedes plant in the dictionary? We think not. As any master gardener will tell you, a thoughtful plan is as indispensable a tool as, say, your gardening spade. And, as any sun-starved gardener will tell you, the snowy/rainy days of early spring are the perfect time to […]

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A Day Trip To Remember: Prescott, AZ

July 31, 2015




  Hello Weekend! This is the second in a series meant for the Phoenician weekender looking for a little day trip adventure. This day trip is a blast from the past as you walk the streets of the old west and make memories for years to come. Home to the World’s Oldest Rodeo, historic downtown, hiking […]

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4 Ways to Enhance Your Backyard for Summer

July 8, 2015




  Tired of your boring back yard? Spruce it up with these 4 fabulous ideas from Modernize.com guest contributor Bryn Huntpalmer! Enhancing your backyard will create an oasis for you, and a great gathering place for friends and family. Check out these great ideas, then leave us your idea in the comments! Add a Natural Pool Natural pools […]

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Tips & Sips: 3 Must-Have Summer Parties

July 1, 2015




From the Fourth of July, to Labor Day, to everything in-between, summer is meant to be spent in the open-air, enjoying blissfully unstructured, sunny days with loved ones. The epitome of the season? All of the backyard soirees – filled with dips, sips, friends and family – you can host to show off your envy-worthy […]

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