Friday, October 15, 2010

Your Dream Retirement Home in Florida Active Adult Retirement Community Still Affordable

Victoria Gardens by Shea Homes
Homesite: 444
Model: Iris
Elevation: FC

Buying your dream retirement home in a Florida active adult retirement community is still within reach. A new home in a Florida active adult community can cost you as little as $176,000. What will $176,000 buy you? How’s this value for your money…a 1,409 sq ft two bedroom, two bath home with a cozy, but open, feel? A one-car garage provides a place for you car or a little extra storage space. There’s a front porch to seat yourself while you banter with neighbors or, if you are the entertaining type, an optional outdoor summer kitchen – extra living space to spend time with family and friends.

Speaking of entertaining, this new home in a Florida active adult community also provides an open area for casual entertaining as the bright great room opens to the dining room and kitchen. All appliances are efficiently within reach and since the kitchen is close to the front door, carrying grocery bags from the car won’t be a chore. Need a rest after all the entertaining and shopping? Retire to your owner’s suite, located at the rear of your home – it’s like having your own private oasis. Soak in the elegant tub and relax on your (optional) lanai.

And, living in an active adult retirement community in Florida comes with community perks, too. Consider the partnership with nearby Stetson University in DeLand which offers continuing education within the community as well as on-campus. Security monitoring and organized block watches will give you piece of mind, especially if you enjoy traveling during retirement. And, the central community clubhouse hosts social events galore (for all you social butterflies!). For more information check out

Monday, April 26, 2010

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With A New Home In Las Vegas...Cha-Ching!

Party Cinco De Mayo Style!

You are invited to join the Shea Team at the Ardiente Clubhouse from 2-5pm for a Cinco De Mayo Celebration and be the first to see the newly framed model homes!

Ardiente is located in convenient and private North Las Vegas. These Las Vegas new homes inside the gated, active adult community share a private 20,000 sq. ft. club house featuring two resort-style pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, group exercise room, basketball court, billiard room and a multi-purpose meeting facility. Additional outdoor recreational amenities include tennis and bocce courts, six parks interconnected by 2.5 miles of walking and fitness challenge trails, and a challenging putting green.

New Homes Builder Las Vegas

Floor plans include:

  • Rome - 1,406 sq ft of beautifully, functional space. It’s grand enough for inviting 20 of your closest friends over for dinner and intimate enough to use as a hideout when you want to escape from the social whirl. Model highlights include a huge kitchen that opens into the dining area, a spacious living room, an office option, a master bedroom with plenty of personal space along with a guest room. It’s a compact, yet spacious design.
  • Monaco - 1,583 sq ft offers a great room, huge kitchen with angular eating bar and centralized island, informal dining space and rear-oriented den/library. A sprawling interior space is magnified by an outdoor room.
  • Nice - 1,928 sq ft boasts a broad boundary of glass that creates total transparency between a huge and delineated outdoor room and interior spaces. There is a feeling of openness between the great room, kitchen, large dining area and flexible den space. A sizable master bedroom is coupled with master bath which showcases split vanities, large shower, and an abundance of built-in linen storage. A large secondary bedroom is as large as a master suite.

Shea Green Certified new homes are built with numerous energy saving features that will save you money and start in the mid-$100s.

RSVP today for The Cinco De Mayo tour at 702-643-1916.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Increase in San Diego New Homes Sales - Precursor for Recovering Market?

New Homes San Diego

For the first time in five years, San Diego’s new-home industry showed increases in sales and median price, according to an industry report released last Thursday.

According to a report from the California Building Industry Association, new home sales in San Diego County rose 11.6 percent in February compared with February of last year, and the median price hit $531,945, up 11.8 percent from a year ago,

Why is this important? It may be a sign that new home sales will begin to take a turn for the better. After all, the National Homebuilders Association reported Friday that builders were feeling more confident about 2010 than they had in 2009.

As new home builders begin to see the market slowly recovering, coupled with the frustration that buyers are feeling with the foreclosure and short sale process, they are responding to the demand for new homes by providing more on the market. For example, Shea Homes San Diego opened a new development west of 4S Ranch in February.

According to Paul Barnes, president of Shea Homes San Diego, "Most of the increases have been along the North (County) coast - we saw it on the radar screen in late fall, and we continue to see it."

New home buyers in California are also being enticed by the $10,000 state tax credit. And, let’s not forget about the federal tax credit being offered as well.

If you are in the market for a home, or if you are frustrated with the foreclosure and short sale process, consider buying a brand new home. Shea Homes offers many new homes in various states. Browse their new home inventory at

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Federal and State Tax Credit Eligible New Homes in Oxnard, CA

Act quickly and take advantage of both the federal and California state tax credit for you new home in Oxnard.

The dynamic new master-planned community of RiverPark in Oxnard is the setting for Reflections, a collection of uniquely designed single-level and two-story attached homes with two to four bedrooms, two to two and one-half baths and a two-car attached garage.

Varying plans feature a versatile loft or a gourmet kitchen island and every residence is enhanced by fine appointments.

New Homes Builder

The following 1,352 square foot new homes with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 2-car garages are available and tax credit eligible:

  • Homesite: 0027, Model: 002B, Elevation: C
  • Homesite: 0029, Model: 02DR, Elevation: C
  • Homesite: 0030, Model: 2A, Elevation: C

Buy now and move into your new home in June 2010!

Monday, April 5, 2010

New $10k California Tax Credit for New Home Purchase

New Homes – California

On March 25th, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into California law $100 million allocated for new home purchases becoming available May 1st. New homes must close escrow before December 31st of this year and the tax credit lasts only as long as the funds are available.

“We are urging prospective buyers that they should not wait until May to secure a home,” said Vanessa Linn, vice president of sales and marketing for Shea Homes. “Select your dream home today and reserve the tax credit starting May 1. Last year’s state tax credit lasted just a few months, so we are excited to start working with prospective buyers right away.”

Shea Homes, one of the biggest new homes builders in San Diego, offers new homes ranging from affordably priced condominiums and townhomes to traditional single-family detached homes and magnificent luxury residences.

New homes in San Diego are now selling at 11 neighborhoods throughout the county:

  • Agave, Clover, Sapphire and Amber at Windingwalk in Chula Vista
  • Estrella at San Miguel Ranch in Chula Vista
  • Maravilla at San Miguel Ranch in Chula Vista
  • Mosaic and Tapestry at Lomas Verdes in Chula Vista
  • Chaparral Ridge in Escondido
  • Maderia and Mandolin at Del Sur in San Diego

For more information, visit a Shea Homes neighborhood and talk to a sales representative.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Homes in Del Sur Continue To Sell - San Diego, CA

New Homes in San Diego

Demand for Del Sur homes in San Diego continues to be strong.

“Momentum continues to build at Del Sur,” said Bill Ostrem, president and CEO of Black Mountain Ranch LLC, developer of the 1,800-acre amenities-rich community. “The many qualities of our community, including neighborhood parks, high-achieving schools and miles of open space trails, speak volumes to today’s home buyer.”

According to Del Sur builders, like Shea Homes, new construction is under way or expected to start soon, and additional homes are planned for release next month.

New Homes Builder

Three homes have sold since March 1 at Madeira at Del Sur by Shea Homes, selling out Phase 1 and 2. Since Jan. 1, the neighborhood has sold 15 homes. Phase 3 will be released within the next few months. Construction of Phase 1 is planned to start at the end of April. Madeira’s six floor plans span approximately 1,779 to 2,415 square feet and have two and three stories, up to five bedrooms and four bathrooms and two-car garages. Madeira prices start from the low $500,000s.

Three homes have sold since March 1 and only a few remain at Mandolin at Del Sur, also by Shea Homes. Eight homes have sold year-to-date. Construction is now under way on Phase 5, with early summer move-in expected. The attached-home neighborhood is priced from the high $400,000s. Mandolin offers five floor plans ranging from 1,643 to 2,333 square feet. The homes have two to five bedrooms, 2.5 to four baths and attached two-car garages. Set along one of the highest hilltops within the master-planned community, Mandolin is the only planned condominium community at Del Sur.

Del Sur San Diego has a strong environmental ethic, which is evident throughout its residential neighborhoods, within its construction practices and in its recreational amenities, including eight proposed private parks and 18 miles of hiking trails spread out over 1,800 acres of dedicated open space. All of the parks are designed to be energy efficient, with solar-heated pools, and attractive landscaping featuring drought-resistant plantings that use only reclaimed water. Cost savings from these conservation efforts are passed along to residents. The pedestrian-friendly community of Del Sur eventually will have 2,500 homes.

San Diego New Homes

Monday, March 22, 2010

Buy a New Home with No/Reduced Down Payment, Zero/Reduced Closing Costs and a Low Interest Rate!

New Homes Builder

Looking for a way to buy a home with no down payment or low down payment? How about with zero or reduced closing costs?

Shea Homes offers 100% financing and will even pay all of your closing costs allowing you to keep money in your pocket. Not only that, you can also get a low interest rate on your loan.

VA and FHA loans are available with Shea Homes. These loan programs offer flexible underwriting guidelines that make it possible for you to afford a new home.

Shea Homes that are VA/FHA approved include:

In Chula Vista, CA:

  • Agave at Windingwalk
  • Amber at Windingwalk
  • Clover at Windingwalk
  • Sapphire at Windingwalk
  • Mosaic at Lomas Verdes
  • Estrella at San Miguel Ranch
  • Tapestry at Lomas Verdes

In San Diego, CA:

  • Mandolin at Del Sur
  • Madeira at Del Sur

In Escondido, CA:

  • Chaparral Ridge

Shea Homes is making it easier to buy your new home!