Archive for Pittsburgh Metro

FireworksIt’s the day before one of America’s most relaxing and fun-filled days of the year, Independence Day. And this year, the Fourth of July is even more special because it’s part of a three-day weekend meaning families and friends can travel to get together and enjoy a special weekend full of festivities.

Here are our top picks for this weekend’s festivities:

1.    Central PA 4th Fest – Want to run a 4k? Listen to live music? Maybe a hot air balloon ride, or do you just want to watch one of the longest and largest fireworks displays in the nation? You can do all these things and much more at the Central PA 4th Fest in State College.

2.    Gettysburg 150th Anniversary – Could there possibly be a more historic place to celebrate our nation’s independence than Gettysburg? Enjoy a special Fourth of July this weekend, and treat yourself to more than just fireworks. Events include a full civil war re-enactment and special events on the movie set for the Gettysburg movie, now celebrating its 20th anniversary.   Read More→

Ridgley BInvesting in a growing area is always an important consideration when choosing to build a home. A growing community indicates economic development, investment into schools and a positive return on home values.

One area that fits this bill perfectly is Moon Township, located just outside of Pittsburgh, PA.  While you may not have heard of Moon Township itself, you have probably heard of its many world-class amenities. In 2007, it was ranked one of the top places in the United States to raise a family. It is also home to some of the area’s biggest employers such as GlaxoSmithKline and FedEx. Additionally, its residents aren’t too shabby either. While we won’t name names, we can tell you it is home to many of Pittsburgh’s professional athletes due to its premiere location close to I-376, the airport, downtown and some of the area’s best shopping. Read More→

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Sarver's Mill pool Owning a home in the suburbs doesn’t need to be boring. Despite the mental image of cookie cutter homes on tiny lots, most neighborhoods in the Pittsburgh burbs are far from this picture. Rolling hills, established tree lines and historic towns dot the landscape outside of the urban city center.

But Sarver’s Mill takes this to another level. Located just 30 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh, this charming community offers brand new, larger home sites backing to open space in a historic setting. In fact, the community offers today’s most desirable amenities with breathtaking views of the Little Buffalo Creek that surrounds the neighborhood and offers residents a beautiful setting for life and recreation. Read More→

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After much hard work and plS&A Media Galleryanning, we are pleased to announce that our New Homes Media Gallery is up and running! After months of developing this addition to our website, we are excited to now have it available for our buyers’ use. The gallery will take the home buying process to a new, fully interactive level, featuring high resolution photos, stunning videos and virtual tours.

The New Homes Media Gallery allows users to be as specific or general as they want in regards to the content they see. Users can select to see photos of our various “Signature Series” and Quick Delivery homes, where they will get a virtual photographic tour of the homes that highlights all their features. Galleries of our beautifully designed Model Homes are available as well. Read More→

Dickinson KitchenYou may have heard that we just released our brand new S&A Signature Series floor plans last week.  What exactly are the signature series plans all about, where are they offered and what makes them so special?  In this post and in a series of others, we are going to explore each of the plans, their included features and what classifies them as signature series homes.

Ranging in size from 2,700 square feet up to 5,000 square feet, our Signature Series collection embodies what today’s buyers are looking for and allows even the most discerning home purchaser to build a home without the need to add a number of upgrades to get what they are looking for.  The plans feature 17 inclusions that are not normally offered in our standard package, such as granite countertops, upgraded cabinetry, open oak tread staircases, partial stone exteriors and much more. Read More→

The Woods of Sewickley Hills quick deliveryThose looking for unrivaled luxury, location and convenience better not miss out on our open house event at The Woods of Sewickley Hills this Sunday, April 27. This fast-selling community is located in the heart of Sewickley, known for its premium location close to Pittsburgh, it’s charming downtown, scores of gorgeous homes and its award-winning Quaker Valley School District, which is the 4-time recipient of the Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence in addition to recently being recognized as the #14 high school out of 687 Pennsylvania Schools in U.S. News last year.

A great location shouldn’t mean that you need to sacrifice on space and amenities. With just one quick-delivery home available in The Woods of Sewickley Hills and only one home site left to build on, those interested better act quickly if they want to live in one of the area’s most sought-after communities.  Read More→

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Mar
04

We’re Mad for March!

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Cabinet PromoNo, we’re not talking about basketball. We are excited to announce that during March we are partnering with Century Kitchens, an award-winning, Pennsylvania-based cabinet maker, to offer our purchasers 50 percent off cabinet upgrades in bathrooms and kitchens.

If you’ve seen the latest trends on Houzz, Pinterest or blogs, then you know that full overlay cabinetry in a variety of colors and finishes are the IN thing right now. Looking at those modern flat front cabinets with stainless steel drawer pulls? We can do that. How about two tone cabinetry with dark wood on the center-island and white cabinets on the perimeter of the kitchen? We can do that too. Even distressed finishes in colors like black and gray are available. Read More→

Feb
26

Top Five Tips to Boost Your Home Value

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Charlestowne bedroomIt’s hard to believe that the temps will ever warm up in our region, but spring is around the corner. With it, home sales will heat up too.  If you are considering listing your home, there are some easy steps you can take to increase your resale value quickly and easily.

1.    Purchase Smart Technology Solutions for Your Home

From remote control lighting to security cameras to in-wall docking stations for your phone, there are several options to choose from nowadays and the marketplace is changing rapidly. Imagine programming everything from your coffee pot to your HVAC to do everything you want at the press of a button. Home technology solutions start as low as $100 and average around $300 to $1,000 which is a small investment for a lot of wow factor. Read More→

Newbury kitchenWell, for once they aren’t calling for a blizzard in Pittsburgh this weekend. So, if you are like us, you want to take advantage and get outside and move around a bit! What better place to do that than at our Newbury Model Home Grand Opening event this Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.?

This weekend, immerse yourself in a completely different living experience, and find out what all the fuss is about at this unique, award-winning community. Newbury, while being located in South Hills, one of Pittsburgh’s more traditional favorite spots to live in, is anything but traditional. This distinctive community offers innovative Cottage-style floor plans that place emphasis on function and energy-efficiency, yet it offers all of the luxuries that homes twice their price do. Read More→

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Fans of our last ‘This is Home’ video are certainly in for a treat this time around. S&A Homes’ latest ‘This is Home’ video installment features two of our most popular floor plans, the Wyndham and the Summerfield. The Wyndham, a luxurious single-family home is offered in 17 communities throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia and offers a luxurious, modern layout perfectly suited for today’s families. The Summerfield is our most popular townhome and is offered exclusively in our Pittsburgh communities of Foxmoor and Centennial Point.

This stylish comparison of chic city life versus modern family life is a glimpse into the lives of our homeowners. While “bricks and sticks” are obviously important, we think that homeowners will cherish the memories they make in their S&A Home more than anything else. The every-day moments, the rush out the door to work, the dinners prepared at home, the bedtime routine, etc. Read More→

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