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Fifth builder for Tehaleh, formerly known as Cascadia, announced along with home giveaway contest

Post by Kathleen Cooper / The News Tribune on Aug. 10, 2012 at 11:14 am |
August 10, 2012 11:49 am

A California-based company will be the fifth company to build in the planned community formerly known as Cascadia.

Newland Communities, which owns the community now called Tehaleh, announced Friday that Shea Homes will build housing for active adults over the age of 55. It’s the only builder working on the age-restricted part of Tehaleh, which is planned to have up to 500 homes out of 5,900 total.

Shea Homes also has built in Jubilee in Lacey, and in Trilogy at Redmond Ridge in Redmond.

Shea’s homes in Tehaleh will range from 1,450 to 2,250 square feet with prices from $235,000 – $357,000, according to a news release. The neighborhood will cater to older people seeking “resort style living.”

Friday’s announcement completes the first round of builders chosen for Tehaleh. In June, Newland announced Lennar, Richmond American, Quadrant Homes and Benjamin Ryan Communities also have bought lots. Benjamin Ryan is the only Pierce County-based builder selected.

Tehaleh will hold its grand opening Sept. 29. It also announced Friday that it plans to give away a home that day as part of a multi-stage contest that begins soon, online. The home, valued at $280,000, will be awarded to one Washington state resident.

To learn more about the contest, go to www.tehaleh.com/homefree. People must enter by Sept. 6 to participate.

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