Retiring in State CollegeWhen you picture your retirement home, where do you envision it being? At the beach? Or perhaps under the palm trees of Arizona or California? Despite the stereotype that most people retire to the sunbelt, the reality these days is that more and more empty-nesters are choosing college towns for their down-sizing move.

College towns are gateways to culture, activities and recreation. Also, they often offer a more diversified lifestyle than a typical retirement community in Florida can. In fact, this very phenomenon was recently featured in Builder Magazine. Among the top picks for college towns for retirees was our very own State College, Pennsylvania! And S&A Homes topped the State College list as the #1 new home builder in State College! Read More→

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Homes at Village at Canterbury in State College

Sneak peek image of the new Charlestowne II coming soon to The Village at Canterbury.

This weekend’s PSU Homecoming Festivities don’t need to come to an end on Saturday night!  Join us this Sunday, 11am – 2pm for a special brunch event at The Village at Canterbury in State College. And there’s more there to feast on than food!  Those joining us for our special event will get a sneak peek at our preliminary floor plans for the brand new Charlestowne II plans that will be introduced later this year!

Also in store?  Tours of our decorated model home, our move-in ready homes and our newly released golf course home sites that feature walk-out basements and stunning views of the Centre Hills Golf Course.  While you’re at it, learn more about the multitude of included features that come standard with every luxurious carriage home like granite countertops, hardwood flooring, 9’ ceilings, upgraded cabinetry, moldings, maintenance-free exteriors and so much more. Read More→

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Sarvers Mill HomeThose seeking a refuge just outside the hustle-bustle of Pittsburgh, PA can find it at Sarver’s Mill, Butler County’s fastest growing resort-style neighborhood.  And this weekend, Butler County house hunters have a big treat in store.

This Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., join us for a special Stake Your Claim event, and be the first to walk the brand new home sites that are being released in this desirable community.  The spacious home sites are amongst the largest in the community and boast scenic views of an expanse of open space directly behind them, a rare find for someone who seeks the perfect blend of neighborhood living with privacy. Read More→

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Community Yard Sale at North RidgeAre you a bargain hunter? It’s one thing to snag discounted toys and books at a garage sale, but it’s a completely different matter to save hundreds of dollars on barely-used model home furniture. If you live in the Martinsburg or Hagerstown, MD area, you are in for a treat this weekend.

Join us at our North Ridge model home, located in Hedgesville, WV, to kick off our community yard sale this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Start off at our decorated Pembrooke home, and help yourself to refreshments and bargain-priced furniture that was once used in our previous model home.   Read More→

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DeerfieldDeerfield may be one of the newest communities in the Shippensburg, PA area, but it is also one of the fastest selling. The community featuring single family ranch and two-story homes from the $160,000s sits at the base of the mountains and offers homeowners sweeping views in addition to an ultra-convenient location close to Shippensburg University and I-81.

Those who have been searching for a home in the area are in for a treat. Just this week, new home sites were released in this coveted neighborhood and even include deep corner lots with large backyards for the best of outdoor living spaces. To make things even sweeter, those who purchase sooner rather than later can take advantage of a limited time opportunity to save 50 percent on all options up to $25,000 for a maximum discount of $12,500.   Read More→

Bradford Run Grand Opening EventIf you already live in Washington County, PA, you know the secret that your fellow metro neighbors may not. Washington County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation in terms of job growth and offers an unemployment rate of just 4.9 percent, which is far lower than the national average.  In fact, according to Sperling’s Best Places (, the county’s job growth is forecast to grow at a whopping 38 percent!

On the plus side, more job growth means additional area amenities, schools and recreational opportunities. On the down side, those who don’t purchase a home in the near future may face almost certain price increases over the long term and could miss out on an incredible opportunity to own a home in the area at rock bottom pricing. Read More→

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Back to School OrganizationIt’s hard to believe that in just a couple weeks another school year begins, and the lazy days of summer are gone. For some of you, school may have already started, so there’s no time like the present to get started on a home organization project.

Anyone with school-age children can relate to the mountains of paperwork that comes home on a daily basis. Without a system to manage homework, activities and clutter, your home can quickly get out of control. Here are some tips to keep the clutter from taking over.

1.    Create a landing zone for your children.  It could be as simple as hooks for their backpacks and as elaborate as an organization armoire to hold sports equipment, shoes and coats. Depending on how much space there is in your home, your sanity will depend on keeping these items off of the floor.

2.    Create an organizational hub. It could be in your kitchen, a wall of your pantry or even in a hallway, but consider this the dumping grounds for all things unsightly. It should contain the following items, all of which can be found for a great price at Ikea or Target. Read More→

Kingsridge Preview PartyThose who have been holding out for the home of their dreams in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh are in for a treat next week. On Wednesday, August 13 from 5 to 7 p.m., we will be holding our official VIP Preview Party in anticipation of the grand opening of our brand new Kingsridge community, located in Mars, PA.

Kingsridge is a private enclave of 10 half-acre home sites located in the award-winning Mars Area School District. Not only does the community feature large, level backyards perfect for outdoor entertaining, it also offers a prized location just minutes from Route 228 and the area’s premiere shopping and dining destinations. Read More→

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Village at Canterbury Outdoor LivingNotoriously warm temperatures and sunny weather make summer the perfect season to host an outdoor gathering. From barbeque cookouts to birthday parties, it is prime time to take advantage of the season as a hostess.

Below we have compiled a list of fun, elegant ideas for your next outdoor party from Better Homes and Gardens!

Serve small bites. Serve a variety of sweet and savory small bites to give guests a variety of options that are simple to eat. Their small size makes them easy to transport, so only take out what you need, and replenish as you need more!

Make picnic-inspired invitations. Get crafty and weave paper together to create an invitation with the look of a woven picnic basket. If you’re in a rush, simply buy tartan or checkered scrapbook paper for a similar look. Read More→

North Ridge HomeIf you’re looking for a new home in Hedgesville, WV, then our North Ridge community is the perfect fit! In addition to single-family homes starting at $241,900, the community offers tons of inclusions that others in the Martinsburg area just don’t have.

Our innovative Aspen, Brandywine, Laurel, Pembrooke and Hawthorne floor plans boast three to five bedrooms, two to four-and-a-half baths, 1,800 to 3,900 square feet and up to three acres of land. Homes include upgraded appliances, nine-foot ceilings, upgraded Lennox HVACs, 30-year dimensional shingles, EnergyStar Ultra Low-E Glass windows, MERV 10 Air Filtration systems and so much more! Read More→

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