Step 1: Construction Preparation
Our construction team takes pride in building every Shea home and is available by appointment to walk you through the building process and answer any questions you may have.
Step 2: Breaking Ground
During this phase, our team starts breaking ground on your new home! The first step is getting the foundation of your home complete. We will start by doing some digging and ‘earthwork’ on your homesite. After this, we will lay the foundation. Our structural engineers take many factors into account when designing your foundation, such as the region you live in, soil your home is built on, the weight of your new home and much more. Once your foundation is complete, you can better envision how your home will live on your homesite.
Step 3: Building Your Home’s Frame
Your home is beginning to take shape! Typically, lumber or masonry is used to build the structure that will support the rest of your home. During this stage, you will see the walls stand up, roofing assembled, and windows installed.
Step 4: Pre-Drywall Orientation Meeting
This meeting will give you a preview of how your home is being built and how it will work for you. During this 30 minute to 1-hour appointment, we will walk you through your home and verify plumbing and electrical options before the walls are covered with drywall. We will also have a copy of the design selections you previously made with the Design Studio. You’ll be able to walk through your house and see where some of those items are located, like sinks, fixtures, and light switches.
Step 5: Mechanical Inspections
At this point, the team of skilled craftsmen are busy putting in pipes and wiring and are just about ready to insulate the walls and close them. During mechanical inspections, our team will review the mechanical systems of your home, including the heating system, air conditioning unit, plumbing, and electrical.
Step 6: Completing Your Home’s Drywall
At this stage, we are in the home stretch! Please keep in mind that there will be a lot of activity happening on your home during this stage, including drywall, cabinets, countertops, flooring and the home’s “finishes.”
Step 7: Customer-Walkthrough Appointment
Approximately 30-60 days prior to completion, we will provide you with an appointment date for our team to guide you on a room-by-room tour of your entire home. During this appointment, we will explain the features and operating procedures of your home and give you an opportunity to ask questions. The Customer Walk-Through appointment will take place a few days prior to your closing. Please allow at least 2 hours for this appointment.
Step 8: Closing On Your New Shea Home
Approximately 45-60 days prior to closing, preparation for final loan review will occur. If you choose Shea Mortgage as your lender, they will connect with you to share an update on the status of your loan approval and discuss the plan for the final 45-60 days of closing. In order to submit your loan for final approval, it is typical that your loan officer will require updated information for some of the documents you provided earlier in the loan approval process. This is normal and to be expected.
Once your home is nearly finished, we will meet with you again at your home for your Home Delivery Meeting during which, we will conduct a feature, function, benefit demonstration of your home components and review manufacturer care and maintenance suggestions. The service process and warranty guidelines will also be explained as well as our 1-5-11 Month service visits to your new home.
Discover The Shea Homes Difference
At Shea Homes, our legacy has been built on quality, innovative design and exceptional customer service. We take pride in being a home builder that designs for a variety of needs and goals, so that no matter the life you lead, you always feel at home. Take the next step with Shea by reaching out to one of our knowledgeable New Home Advisors who can answer your questions about starting your journey toward building a new home with Shea.
* Regardless of the stage of construction, construction sites are inherently dangerous. As outlined in your Property Access Agreement, risks include, but are not limited to, falling debris, electrical lines, unprotected openings, falling from heights, dust, hazardous substances, sharp objects, vehicles and other machinery and slips, trips and falls. Accordingly, you must make an appointment to visit under construction properties.
*Processes many not be the same for every buyer especially when buying a completed or nearly complete inventory (quick move-in) home.
*Although we ask that you prequalify, buyers are not required to use Shea Mortgage as their lender, are free to use any lender 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. AZ: Mortgage Banker License No. BK 0904079, CA: Bureau of Real Estate Corporate License Endorsement No. 01197403, CO: Mortgage Registration Regulated by the Division of Real Estate, CO: Uniform Consumer Credit Code Supervised Lender License No. 988132, FL: Office of Financial Regulation License #MLD111, NC: Commissioner of Banks License #L-106078, TX: SML Mortgage Banker Registration, VA: Licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission (Lender and/or Broker License #MC-5849, NMLS #40397, WA: Washington Consumer Loan Company License No. CL-40397. For licensing information, please visit www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org. Equal Housing Opportunity.
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