The Homebuyer's Journey

Your adventure begins

From the home of your dreams to the home you wake up in

The homebuying process is much more than filling out paperwork or getting handed a set of keys. It's a stage-by-stage journey, bearing your dreams, your needs, your future. At Shea, we will guide you along your entire path to home ownership, making each unique stage an enjoyable experience.

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    Envisioning Your Future

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    envisioning your future

    The road to buying a home starts with a simple vision. Maybe you’re tired of renting, or you need more space, or you want to downsize—or maybe you just want a place to call your own. Whatever the reason, this is the time to dream about all the things you want in a new home, and what it would mean to you and your family to live there someday.

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    Exploring Your Options

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    exploring your options

    Once you have a good idea of what you’re looking for, it’s time to start your home search. Research neighborhoods to help narrow down your ideal location, then browse for homes to learn more about architecture styles, home features, and community amenities.

    • Talk with homeowner friends about their personal experiences
    • Sign up for a My Shea Home account for key homebuying tools
    • Call 866-696-7432 to speak with a New Home Advisor and schedule a community visit 
    • See our homebuying glossary for a list of commonly used terms
    • Explore your financing options with Shea Mortgage

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    Buying Your Home

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    buying your home

    The tricky part is over—now that you’ve found your dream home, you’re ready to refine and bring your vision into focus. A Shea Mortgage loan originator can walk you through the pre-qualification process, answering any questions you may have about your financial strategy. Once you’re pre-qualified, you’ll complete your purchase agreement to confirm your home site selection.

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    Customizing Your Space

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    customizing your space

    One of the perks of buying a new home is that there may be personalization opportunities, such as choosing your floor plan, home features, and designer selections. Your Shea team is at the ready to help you during this exciting step of the homebuying process, and will explain to you all of your options to make sure we build the home that you’ve envisioned.

    • Tour selection options in one of our model homes
    • Discover the unique design innovations Shea offers

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    Monitoring Your Home's Progress

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    monitoring your progress

    Now you get to watch your new home come to life. At various stages of construction, your Shea team will invite you to come and take a peek at your home’s progress. You’ll get a personal walk-through with your Field Manager, learn more about your home’s key features, and maybe meet some neighbors!

    • Give current landlord a 30-day notice
    • Obtain homeowner’s insurance
    • Schedule the movers

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    Unpacking and Settling In

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    unpacking your boxes

    It’s moving day! We want this experience to be a smooth transition, which is why we offer a 1-5-11 warranty program, giving you warranty appointments one month, five months, and eleven months from your closing date. During these meetings, we’ll review the home with you to see if there are any warrantable items or concerns that need to be addressed.

    • Transfer utilities to your name within 48 hours of closing
    • Log into your MySheaHome Account  to view home info or contact Customer Service with any questions

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    Enjoying Your New Home

    the final stage

    starting your new life

    At Shea, we care enough to invest in our homeowners before, during, and even after they move in. As you settle into your new home and your new community, we’ll keep you updated on basic household maintenance, making sure your home continues to perform like new for many memorable years to come. 

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why shea homes

Homebuying Journey Design

thoughtful design.


We take the time to consider every life stage, then build beautifully functional homes to suit your needs. From our floorplans to amenities, you'll notice details here that you won't find anywhere else.

Home Buying Journey

thoughtful people.


We are passionate team, dedicated to creating amazing experiences. We know that this is ona of the most significant purchases in your life, and we take pride in building something special, that lasts.

Home Buying Process

thoughtful process.


We want the journey of finding and buying your new home to be as meaningful as living in it for years to come, and are committed to supporting our customers before, during, and even after you move in.

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