Archive for Pittsburgh Metro

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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With our quick delivery homes, you can move-in to your new home sooner than you think! From single-family homes to townhomes, we have the perfect option for you and your family. Plus, most are built and ready now. This means that you can move-in as soon as you close!

In the Pittsburgh area alone, S&A Homes has almost 20 quick delivery homes. Here are highlights of just a few:

Ridgley B•   Ridgley B. Located at 1029 Autumn Woods Drive in our Autumn Woods community, this professionally designed home is priced at $449,900 with 2,869 square feet, four beds, two-and-a-half baths and a three car side-entry garage. The home includes a four-foot family room extension, nine-foot ceilings on the first floor, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, spacious family room with stone fireplace, hardwood flooring and an owner’s suite with luxurious private bath. Read More→

S&A HomeIt’s already two weeks into 2014, and everyone at S&A Homes is talking about accomplishing or breaking their New Year’s resolutions. If you haven’t chosen one yet, how about focusing on your home this year?

If you want to make improvements to your home, here are some resolutions to choose from:

1.    Make sure your home is safe. Now is the time to finally put in that home security system, install toddler locks and safety gates or replace those batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. Start the New Year out safe!

2.    De-clutter. Overwhelmed with all the new things you and your family received during the holidays? Then, it’s time to de-clutter. Get rid of things you don’t use by donating them and find places for the new. Read More→

Dec
23

A Look Back at 2013

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S&A HomesAs this short week draws to end, families from everywhere will unite for what should be the happiest time of the year. Here at S&A Homes, we simply want to use this time at the end of the year to thank our fellow team members, our vendors and, most importantly, our customers for a successful 2013 year.

2013 was an important year for our company thanks to our continual commitment to building high-quality, energy efficient floor plans without sacrificing our customer-focused attitude.

Here is a look back at a few of the year’s highlights:

•    S&A earns a 98 percent Customer Referral Rating, one of the highest in the entire home building industry.
•    Chris Schoonmaker, president of S&A’s housing division, is awarded “Builder of the Year” from the Pennsylvania Builder’s Association, one of the most prestigious awards that can be earned. Read More→

Cottage Premiere Model HomeThey don’t call them the Housing Excellence Awards for any old reason. Excellence, by definition, refers to a standard that is pretty tough to beat. That’s why we are more than a little proud of the 2014 Housing Excellence Award we received from the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh. The award was bestowed upon our Cottage Premiere Model home that is featured in Venango Trails, part of Marshall Township’s most sought after community,  for Best Green/Energy Efficient Home of the Year over $500,000.

It’s a big enough honor just to receive the award in any category. But, Cottage Model Living Roomthe “Green/Energy Efficient” category comes with extra criteria that can be pretty tough to meet if you aren’t used to building every house every single day to exceed ENERGY STAR™ criteria the way that S&A Homes does. Read More→

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Holiday Home Decorating ContestHow much do you love holiday decorating?  This is the time of year to go all out and put your decorating skills on display for friends, family and neighbors. Whether you focus on a glitzy tree, a Griswold-inspired front yard or some simple holiday accessories, we want to see how you decorate for the holiday season!

That’s why we created the S&A Home for the Holidays contest. Now through December 26th, we want to see pictures of your home decorated for the holidays! On December 27th, we will announce the winner, who will receive a $100 gift card simply for posting a photo or two.

There are just three easy steps! Read More→

State College and Pittsburgh Ranked Best of BestWhat goes into ranking a town or city as one of the best in America? According to the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), there are 12 main factors that need to be taken into account to determine such a thing. For cities and large towns, everything from cultural opportunities to professional development to low unemployment rates play a role in the rankings. For college towns, degree attainment and even academic research and development are taken into account.

And for 2013/2014, we are excited to announce that two of our biggest markets are featured on this newest list. For Top College Towns, State College, PA landed an enviable third spot on the top five list, meaning it is ranked in the top three college towns nationwide! The town scored high in areas like low unemployment, a variety of cultural opportunities as well as entrepreneurial opportunities.  Read More→