Shea Homes Opens New Models and Communities in Buckeye

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Leading Arizona builder, Shea Homes has just opened four model homes in two communities at Watson Estates, a new masterplanned community located 1 mile South of I-10 at the Southwest corner of Yuma and Watson Roads in Buckeye. Both the Brighton and Kensington communities feature walking trails, tot lots and ramadas in a desert setting. Shea Homes also offers their new Home Heat Shield package, which provides energy efficient and environmentally friendly options for those looking to reduce their energy costs.

With so much negative news surrounding the current market, Shea Homes is proud to be opening 4 new model homes in two communities at Watson Estates, a new master planned community located just 1 mile South of I-10 at the Southwest corner of Yuma and Watson Roads in Buckeye. Shea offers homes in two communities at Watson Estates, Brighton and Kensington. These communities lie in the shadow of the White Tank Mountains and were designed to highlight the existing native deserts' majesty and boast natural open spaces, walking trails, tot lots and ramadas so residents can further benefit from all the area has to offer. In addition, residents will have that small town feel and can enjoy being within walking distance to new restaurants and shopping.

Brighton and Kensington are built with features and lifestyle options designed to be energy efficient and friendly to the environment (See Subsequent List). Shea Homes also offers their new Home Heat Shield package, which is designed to increase the energy efficiency of the homes by reducing the amount of heat transferred from the outside. This option includes Tyvek ThermaWrap™, Low-E Vinyl windows and Tech-Shield Radiant Barrier Roof Sheathing. This package is most effective when selected in conjunction with other available energy efficient packages.

Brighton at Watson Estates has 6 different floor plans that range in size from 2,063 to 2,952 square feet and feature three to five bedrooms with prices between $152,990 and $195,990. Homes in Kensington at Watson Estates start at 1,500 square feet and go up to 2,468 square feet of versatile living space. Homes have either three or four bedrooms and prices range from $137,990 to $180,990. Contact the sales office at (623) 327-2050 to learn more. (Se Habla Español)

"We are pleased to be opening Kensington and Brighton in a newly developed area of Buckeye and are especially excited about our close proximity to shopping and the I-10 corridor, currently being expanded. Our homes will provide buyers with a wide variety of innovative floor plans at attractive pricing, impressive architectural styles and energy efficient packages," said Ken Peterson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Shea Homes. "Shea is dedicated to providing homes that will enhance our buyer's lifestyle in amenity-rich communities which encourage neighbors to become friends."

Brighton and Kensington at Watson Estates as well as Shea Homes other communities in Arroyo Mountain Estates in Litchfield Park and Sierra Pointe at Canyon Trails in Goodyear are convenient to Luke Air Force Base and other West Valley businesses.

About Shea Homes:
America's largest privately owned homebuilder, Shea Homes is a division of Shea Homes Limited Partnership, an independent member of the Shea family of companies, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2006. Over the past century and a quarter, members of the Shea family and their companies have accomplished many extraordinary milestones, including completing work on the foundation of the landmark Golden Gate Bridge, working on San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) and serving as a managing partner for the construction of the Hoover Dam. Yet Shea Homes' most satisfying achievements continue to revolve around listening to its customers' needs and satisfying those needs by providing an extensive selection of new home floor plans and quality workmanship in the finest neighborhoods and communities available today. Call 866-696-7432 or visit sheahomes.com for additional information.

Watson Estates

Standard Environmentally Friendly Building Practices:

1.     Resource Efficiency (Reduce quantity of materials and waste)

  •          Use advanced framing techniques that reduce the amount of building material while maintaining the structural integrity of the home
  •          Provide pre-manufactured floor and roof framing packages
  •          Provide a panelized wall framing system
  •          Use of lumber from sustainable forests

2.     Resource Efficiency (Enhance durability and reduce maintenance)

  •          Provide a covered entry to prevent water intrusion
  •          Install drip edge at eave and gable roof edges
  •          Provide a water-resistant barrier system behind exterior finishes such as stucco and siding
  •          Employ flashing details around windows and doors, at valleys, deck/house juncture, roof/wall junctures to guide water out of vulnerable areas

3.     Energy Efficiency

  •          Caulk bottom plate of exterior wall to reduce air infiltration
  •          13 SEER air conditioning system with digital programmable thermostat
  •          Return ducts or transfer grilles in most rooms to provide adequate air flow
  •          Install Energy Star-labeled dishwasher
  •          Low-E windows
  •          R-30 attic insulation
  •          Minimum R-13 wall insulation, R-19 composite rating
  •          R-6 HVAC supply ducts

4.     Water use

  •          Energy Star water conserving dishwasher
  •          Low flow plumbing fixtures, faucets, and toilets

5.     Minimize Potential Sources of Indoor Air Pollutants

  •          Seal door between garage and home
  •          Vented kitchen range exhaust to outside
  •          Install direct vent heating and water heating equipment
  •          Low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint

6.     Provide Manual to Homeowner on the Use and Care of the Home

  •          Proper care and maintenance of the home potentially reduces cost of homeownership

7.     Optional Environmentally Healthy Building features:

  •          Upgraded wall and ceiling insulation packages
  •          Wet-blown wall insulation package, which includes fresh air intake
  •          "Home Heat Shield" option - includes Tyvek ThermaWrap house wrap, vinyl low-e windows, radiant barrier roof sheathing
  •          Energy Star labeled refrigerators and washing machines
  •          Home Portal technology

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