USDA Financing Available You are probably sick of hearing it, but record low interest rates continue to abound. According to many sources, they may not last a whole lot longer. For those who are just entering the home market or starting to think about their first purchase, this can be a serious dilemma.  Save up 20 percent for the down payment and risk that interest rates rise dramatically or take a lesser home in order to take advantage of the most affordable financing rates in years?

What if you didn’t have to take either risk?  Wouldn’t you prefer to live in the house you really want, but without having to wait to save up your 20 percent down payment?  Read More→

When someone says the word “smart home,” an image of Rosie from “The Jetsons” serving breakfast may be the first thing that pops into your head.  And while the brand new eTech™ smart home automation package may not be able to deliver breakfast to you, it offers sleek technology that is cutting edge, even for the new home industry.

S&A Homes is proud to introduce the state-of-the-art eTech™ platform as an included feature for each and every to-be-built home we sell effective March 1.  Whether you want to unlock the front door for someone while you are at work, set up pre-determined lighting scenes, take advantage of faster charge times (while using less energy by the way) with the embedded USB ports or wish to turn z-wave enabled appliances on or off from any smart phone or tablet, it’s all possible with S&A Homes’ exclusive eTech™ platform. Read More→

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Home & Garden Show This one home show you don’t want to miss! Beginning today and running through Sunday, we invite you to join us at booth C11 at the Bryce Jordan Center so that you can experience firsthand the brand new eTech™ smart home automation platform that we are now including in each and every home we sell.

The brand new technology system allows homeowners to control several of their home’s systems right out of the box, such as the home’s lighting, HVAC and front door lock. Even better, homeowners will be able to add many z-wave enabled products to their home after move-in  and integrate them with the eTech™ app that can be installed on any smart phone or tablet.  Read More→

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Camp Trees Interior The wait to purchase a custom home in one of the most coveted areas in all of North Pittsburgh is finally over! Camp Trees, S&A Homes’ newest community located in both Adams and Pine Townships, offers the ultimate blend of space and scenery with convenience and location.

The neighborhood itself is nestled on a hillside just one mile from Routes 8 and 228 yet offers panoramic views of the community’s lakes, sweeping wooded vistas and even features golf course home sites that back to the Treesdale Golf and Country Club designed by Arnold Palmer. Once home to the summer camp of The Boys and Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania, Camp Trees will eventually be home to 87 custom home residences. For someone seeking a truly unique home with modern amenities, Camp Tress will feature dozens of distinguished custom home designs to choose from.  Read More→

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Blog Survey How often have you toured a new home community just to find yourself wishing for a different floor plan, community layout or amenities? For those seeking a 55+ living community in State College, PA that rare opportunity is here for the next two weeks while we conduct a survey to get your opinion about 55+ living in the area. Read More→

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Stratford A You’re not going to let weather keep you away from two of the best open houses going on this weekend are you?  If you have your heart set on a customized, quality new home, but aren’t interested in waiting for the building process to take place, we have some wonderful options for you and all of them are open to tour this weekend!

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Feb
05

To Rise or Not To Rise?

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Interest Rates That’s the big question when it comes to interest rates.  For years we have been hearing about interest rates rising, and despite the ongoing threats, they have remained fairly flat.  Previous chatter about interest rate hikes, however, came at a time of turmoil in the U.S. markets when weak housing and job markets were the main headline makers. The big question for 2015 and specifically for anyone thinking of purchasing a home this year is whether or not those significant interest rate hikes may actually take effect this year. Read More→

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Family Room in New Stonefield Model Those who missed out on last week’s Grand Opening of our new Stonefield model home in the Amesbury community located in the heart of Lower Paxton Township just outside of Harrisburg, PA shouldn’t fret.   Due to last week’s snowy weather, the Grand Opening of our new model home will be held THIS weekend from noon to 5 p.m. each day. Read More→

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Couple signing fha loanGreat news for first time buyers!  Anyone thinking about their first home purchase has surely come across information for FHA home loans.  FHA financing provides a gateway for purchasers to secure a home with a loan amount up to $271,050 (in most PA and WV counties for a single family home) without having to save up 20 percent for a down payment.  For just 3.5 percent down, purchasers can enjoy home ownership in competitive loan programs that include 30-year fixed rates starting as low as 3.25 percent! Read More→

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Franklin SquareChambersburg may not have the size and breadth of a large city, but to those familiar with the I-81 corridor, the town is synonymous with charm, recreation and serving as a commuting gateway to both Hagerstown, MD and the Carlisle & Harrisburg, PA areas.

Choosing to build a home in Chambersburg is an investment proven to pay off, and the result of the area’s popularity is that some of the most sought after communities are now selling out.  One of those communities, Franklin Square, fits into that category. The community is popular because of its large home sites ranging from 1/3 acre to ½ acre and also the variety of different floor plans available. Read More→

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