How to Buy a Home with Shea Homes® in Orange County


Warmth, relaxation, and family—these are just some of the terms that describe the home you can purchase with Shea Homes. From Pomelo at the Grove in Camarillo to Cetara in Irvine, each community is unique and offers gorgeous accommodations to fit residents’ needs. Featuring coveted locations close to beaches, restaurants, and more, homes built by Shea Homes make every day feel like a staycation.

Buying a house is an incredible milestone, whether you're a first-time buyer or you’re looking to upgrade. We want you to experience what makes a Shea home so great! Simply follow the process we’ve outlined below and you’ll be in your dream home in no time.

Press “Send”

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It is important to us that you get exactly what you want. Our website is a great place to start exploring our neighborhoods and see which one speaks to you! Each neighborhood built by Shea Homes has many options to choose from and all have their own unique aesthetic and lifestyle. Start by researching the communities and finding the ones that fit your needs and budget. Make sure you sign up for the Interest List as soon as possible so you can stay in the loop and get updates about sneak previews, information sessions, grand openings, and more. Finally, take time to explore each community on your list. Schedule an appointment with our Community Representatives. Walk the neighborhoods. Tour the homes. Check out the amenities and surrounding areas.

Money Talks

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After you’ve found the place you would like to call home, there are some financial requirements you’ll want to get squared away. First, check to see if you are eligible to pre-qualify for a mortgage or loan with one of Shea Homes’ trusted lenders.* Then, complete a profile to see what you might be able to afford. Our team will help you hone in on your ideal home by providing you with multiple rates to fit your budget. Lastly, review your finances and make sure things are in order so that your loan is ready to be approved.

Get Some Information

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Signing up for the Interest List not only keeps you up-to-date about the specific community you’re interested in, it lets you know about important events, like our Virtual Information Sessions. These events are extremely important, so be sure you attend one. You will learn insider details about the neighborhoods, and get the answers to most of your questions. You will also meet our Community Representatives and be comfortable knowing you are in the best of hands.

Decorate the Way You Want

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The most fun thing about buying a home is making it all yours. However, what happens if your vision for your home’s interior isn’t panning out quite as you’d hoped? Not to worry! Our website has several tools at your disposal. Before you buy, you can view floorplans and envision how you may want to furnish your new space. You might also be able to utilize our virtual home design tool, Roomored. This cool platform allows you to take a virtual tour of your future home, and select your favorite design options like flooring, cabinets, countertops and more. When you visit the Shea Design Studio, you'll be able to meet with a Designer and go over the saved selections for your new Shea Home!

Have Some Flexibility

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Sometimes plans don’t go…well, as planned. For example, material shortages or delays with municipalities can impact our construction timelines. Although it can be stressful to hit a snag, it is important to not let the stress ruin the joy of buying your new home. In the event an unexpected issue pops up, make an appointment to talk to your Shea Homes Community Representative, so you can be confident that our team is working to resolve any issues or challenges. Remember, the Shea Homes team has helped thousands of people realize their dreams of owning a new home and they want your home-buying journey to be wonderful, too.

Sales: Shea Homes Marketing Company (CalDRE #01378646), Construction: SHSC GC, Inc. (CSLB #1012096). Equal Housing Opportunity. This is not an offer for real estate for sale, nor solicitation of an offer to buy to residents of any state or province in which registration and other legal requirements have not been fulfilled. Pricing does not include options, elevation, or lot premiums, effective date of publication and subject to change without notice. All square footages and measurements are approximate and subject to change without notice. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. Equal Housing Opportunity.
*Although we ask that you pre-qualify to reserve a home, buyers are not required to use Shea Mortgage (DRE #01997403) as their lender and may select any lending institution of their choosing for the purpose of securing mortgage financing, are not limited to Shea Mortgage, and are free to decline any incentives tied to the use of Shea Mortgage. NMLS ID #40397, CalDRE #01197403.

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