Morning RoomWhen people hear we offer more than 60 different floor plans, they think that means there are 60 different ways to lay out a home. The reality is that with a variety of structural options to choose from on each plan in addition to customizing features, an S&A home buyer has hundreds of different layouts to choose from. So, what is the number one most popular feature on all of those layouts? The Morning Room! The Morning Room still remains the most chosen structural option of any that we offer and for a good reason.

It is an automatic kitchen booster – since it is typically located right off the back of the kitchen, it allows for more flexibility with larger island designs, furniture placements and at times, extended cabinet runs. Most feature a wall of windows, letting in abundant light and brightening the entire home. It is also the perfect entertaining area, as it usually provides easy access to the kitchen and back yard. 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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S&A KitchenHow often have you tuned in to HGTV and fallen in love with those beautiful modern kitchens whose countertops gleam, tile backsplashes wow and floors pop? We all want a luxurious hub for our home, a place where family life plays out, meals are served and homework is done.

For a limited time, having the kitchen of your dreams no longer needs to be a dream.  At North Ridge and Franklin Square, buyers can spec out a luxurious kitchen full of upgrades without paying the expensive price tag that can go along with these upgrades. During June, buyers in these two communities will receive free hardwood flooring in their kitchen and breakfast area, free 42” upgraded cabinetry and 50 percent off granite countertops.  Read More→

We promised you a sneak preview of our brand new Signature Series kitchen designs, and we didn’t forget. The brand new S&A Signature Series Collection offers custom home kitchen options that are brand new to S&A Homes. Each Signature Series home comes standard with the Signature level kitchen with the option to choose from two additional upgrades to build a kitchen usually only found in homes that are part of the Million & Up club.

Here is an outline of the three kitchen levels available for our Signature Series plans:

Bradford Signature Level Kitchen

Example of Signature Level Kitchen

•    Signature – Included as a standard feature in all of our Signature Series homes, this kitchen includes several luxurious upgrades:

o    Granite countertops with an undermount stainless steel sink.
o    Large, “super” sized islands ranging in size from 7 to 9’ long.
o    Built-in, Whirlpool stainless steel appliances that include a stainless steel canopy hood, built in 30” cooktop, as well as a built-in oven and microwave.
o     42”, Upgrade II level cabinetry available in today’s most popular colors like white, gray, espresso and eggshell.
o    Certain plans also offer built-in butler’s pantries, wine racks, desks, shelving and built-in storage solutions for the ultimate kitchen. 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→

Double Your Tax ReturnWell, the dreaded IRS Tax deadline has already passed and May is here. Despite the complaints about the process, it is surprising to learn that more than 80 percent of Americans will actually receive a tax refund this year. While it’s great to have some “bonus” money, wouldn’t it be even better to double your tax refund?

During the month of May, any homebuyer who is in the market for a new home in Centre, Blair, Cambria and Huntingdon counties is in for a better than normal tax return. If you purchase a to-be-built home with S&A Homes in any of these counties between now and May 31, plan to double (actually triple) that return. We will automatically double the tax return due to you and pay you the lump sum of that value when you settle on your new home. Read More→

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Wine and Cheese Realtor EventIf you are a Realtor in the Martinsburg, WV area, mark your calendars for a fun event this Thursday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. Join us at our North Ridge model home for a wine and cheese Realtor-only event. If you think this evening is just about the food and drinks, though, you are sorely mistaken.

Realtors attending will have a chance to get a sneak preview of some brand new, luxurious floor plans that will soon be offered in our North Ridge communities. When we say sneak peek, we really mean it. We will have floor plans, exterior renderings and interior photos of our brand new plans on display for you to view. Read More→

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Harrisburg Pyramid AwardsLast week, our team at S&A Homes was proud to walk away with five Pyramid Awards from the Harrisburg Home Builders Association (HBA).  The annual event is actually part of a nationally recognized program that is administered through local HBA chapters to honor the best of the best when it comes to home builders, remodelers and industry leaders in marketing and advertising.

Our Harrisburg region submitted photographs and examples of work for each category in addition to a written narrative outlining the goals for each program and submitted their work earlier in the month to the Harrisburg Home Builders Association.  Afterwards, a third-party panel of judges combed through the submissions to make a determination of who won best of the best for work done in 2013. Read More→

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