2018 Home Trends

12/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

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A new year will mean new interior design trends. Start 2018 with a fresh look for your Estrella home by incorporating any of these upcoming furniture and décor trends.

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Fall Home Design Trends

8/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

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September 22 marks the 2017 autumn equinox and the official first day of fall. Invite the season into your home with these fall interior design trends and celebrate the end of summer, upcoming holidays, and pumpkin everything hitting store shelves.

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How to Shop for a New Home

8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Whether you’re looking for more space, a bigger kitchen or just ready for a new place to call home, purchasing a new home is simpler than you may think. As a potential home buyer, avoid confusion and stress by following our guide to buying a new home.

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3 Ways to Create Your Own “Smart” Home

7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Home technology has evolved vastly in the last decade and is becoming more and more user-friendly and accessible. Turn your Estrella residence into a smart home with any of these high-tech additions.

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Current Pool Trends

7/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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If you’re aiming to take your backyard oasis to the next level, a stylish pool is a must-have. Check out some of the most in-demand features for 2017.

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Vacation

5/23/2017 12:00:00 AM


Your vacation has arrived, your bags are packed and you’re getting ready to head out of town. Before you and your family jump in the car or board a plane, take a few necessary steps to prepare your home prior to your next trip.

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Current Home Trends

5/17/2017 12:00:00 AM


Eager to inject new style into your Estrella home? Whether you’re looking to redecorate a single room or your entire house, add new life to your residence by checking out a few of the latest interior design trends.

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Hosting a Hollywood Themed Party

2/3/2017 12:00:00 AM


Whether hosting an Oscar viewing party or just delighting guests with a fun, themed evening, a Hollywood dinner party is sure to bring a little extra glitz and glam to the table. Here are a few tips to making it a night to remember.


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Home Organization Tips

12/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Whether you are a young family on the go, busy professional or actively enjoying retirement, getting your home clean and organized can be a challenge. These easy tips will help keep your home relatively clutter-free without having to spend hours tidying up.

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4 Ways to Incorporate Tech into Your House

12/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Home tech has improved insurmountably since the late 90’s when the movie debuted, and now you can turn your own residence into a smart home of your own with these high-tech additions.

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Checklist : Prepping and Staging Your Home for Sale

5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

Of course you want your home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Here’s a rundown of friendly reminders on prepping your house into a welcoming and marketable home.



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Looking for design inspiration? Try these apps.

5/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

If you're wondering about how a new shade of paint will look in the kitchen, or the best way to arrange your new, fabulous furniture, we have the app—actually, apps!—for that.



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Checklist : Prepping and Staging Your Home for Sale

4/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Of course you want your home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Here’s a rundown of friendly reminders on prepping your house into a welcoming and marketable home.

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The Benefits of Home Ownership

4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

There’s no place like home, and the benefits of home ownership can go well beyond a place to live.


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Tips for Throwing a Housewarming Party

4/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

One of the most exciting aspects of moving into a new home is showing off your hard work and eye for interior décor to friends and family, as well as meeting the new neighbors. The perfect housewarming party is a fun and exciting way to welcome everyone to your new beginning!


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Gardening in the Desert

3/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Estrella is home to some of the best desert views around. But if you’re feeling a little intimidated by the weather and soil conditions and think a garden is out of the question, think again!  Don’t let the dry temperatures and sun keep you from the perfect year-round backyard or garden.


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4 Pet-friendly Home Tips

3/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

We would all do anything for our furry kids, but they can provide challenges from time to time — especially when enjoying your new home. Here are a few low-key ways to achieve harmony with your pets!

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Springtime in the Valley of the Sun is beautiful. The desert gets a little greener, and we are reminded of all the wonderful traits the season brings -- blooming flowers, new life and a fresh, clean start. It’s no wonder that our annual deep clean is inspired by these seasonal changes.



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5 Ways to Sell Your Home Faster

3/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Moving is exciting, but it’s also work. Here are 5 tips from HGTV.com to make your transition a happy one.

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4 Easy Ways to Update Your Patio & Yard

2/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

You can’t beat Arizona weather. We have ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors – Estrella residents can take advantage of the many hiking and biking trails, its' 72 acres of lakes and multiple community parks – or just relaxing in the comfort of their own back yard. Need a few ideas on how to spruce up your patio and yard?  Here are four easy tips.  



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5 Must-do’s When You Arrive at Your New Home

2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Moving is exciting, but it’s also take preparation and work. Here are 5 tips to make your transition a smooth one.

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5 Creative Ways to Turn 2015 Memories into 2016 Home Decor

1/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

For many in the Estrella community, 2015 was filled with great memories of moments like the Goodyear Lakeside Music Fest, the monthly Farmers Market, regular walks around the lakes, or occasional rambles along the scenic trails. It’s so easy to put pictures of fun memories like these on Facebook, and then forget about them completely. Get your favorite 2015 memories off your Facebook wall and onto your actual walls with this list of fun and creative crafts.

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3 ways to create a welcoming guest experience over the holidays

12/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

Hosting overnight guests at your home during the holidays can be wonderful, enriching and, sometimes, a little bit stressful. Here are three ways you can keep stress at bay and help ensure your guests enjoy a welcoming experience at your home.

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Planning the perfect Thanksgiving dinner party

11/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

As any host or hostess knows, there is a lot of work that goes into planning a party , especially when it’s for a special occasion like Thanksgiving dinner. You have to clean your house, decorate, make delicious food, and plan entertainment — all while providing that special something extra to make it even better than last year. This round-up of our favorite Thanksgiving hosting pins on Pinterest will give you some great ideas for making this year’s celebration one to remember.

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4 simple steps to throwing a great football watch party by William Ryan Homes

10/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

NFL season has arrived and that means Sunday, Mondays, and Thursdays are a little more exciting for football fans and party enthusiasts alike. How does Estrella builder William Ryan Homes suggest celebrating? A couple of great game-day recipes and a lot of team spirit, for starters.  Kick off your game day party with these simple steps.

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To save or to splurge? A guide to fall home improvement projects

9/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

With the holiday season just around the corner, now may be the perfect time to tackle some much-needed home improvement projects.  A full-home overhaul might not be realistic, so we pulled together a “Splurge or Save” guide to projects that will fit in any home improvement budget.

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Fall Decor Tips

9/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

We might not have fall weather quite like the rest of the country, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the warm colors and cozy aesthetics that come with the new season. In the spirit of all things harvest - and yes, all things pumpkin- we pulled together some of our favorite decorating trends to bring the spirit of autumn to the Sonoran desert.


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Design trends by Shea Homes

6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

Summer Design Trends by guest blogger, Aundrea Boyd, Shea Homes Design Center

As the temperature goes up and the A/C goes down, summer is finally upon us here in Phoenix. The summer season may be packed with work, family and vacations, but let your house be what you look forward to coming home to every day. Whether you’re looking for a fresh idea or a total interior design remodel, we have you covered. These five summer design trends are extremely popular this season with our customers in the Shea Homes Design Center.

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Why Buying New Makes Sense

3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

We know you have many choices when it comes to purchasing your new home and finding the perfect place to live. Located only 17 miles from Downtown Phoenix, Estrella is a vibrant, master-planned community offering luxury indoor/outdoor resort-style living. Estrella boasts a variety of rich amenities including shopping and dining conveniences, more than 20 miles of hiking/biking trails and 72 acres of lakes for fishing, sailing and paddle boating. Estrella is also home to three highly rated schools that are committed to providing enhanced programs and quality education for all students. These elements combined with six distinguished builders create a new home community that is ideal for families of all ages.


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