Whether your home is brand new or 50 years old, the advent of spring is the perfect time to think about sprucing up your home and getting your spring cleaning game on! S&A Homes did some scouring of our own online to help come up with the best of the best, and we discovered that some spring cleaning checklists are 100+ items long. All we can say to that is good luck checking all of those off!
We know you’re busy, so we’ve boiled it down to just eight helpful tips to save you time and energy:
1. Start at the top, and work your way down! Ever clean your floors just to discover they’re full of dust once you vacuum upstairs? Starting on the second floor ensures you don’t end up doing the same job twice.
2. Invest in a plastic tote that can carry all of your cleaning supplies, paper towels, rags and sponges. The only downside is you won’t burn nearly as many calories running up and down the stairs for something you forgot!
3. Start with a large trash bag. Eliminating the junk room by room will be an instant mood enhancer! Read More→
Why wait for the forces of nature to deliver spring this year? Attendees at this weekend’s 30th Annual Central PA Home & Garden Show at the Bryce Jordan Center will be treated to a 60-foot long outdoor park feature in the middle of the arena floor. In what is sure to be the show’s most extravagant focal point to date, this year’s theme is Centre Park. The show will offer attendees a chance to sit down on a number of park benches and enjoy a water feature, landscaping, gazebo and more and maybe for a moment, pretend warmer weather is finally here.
But there’s more to the home show than that. Held from Friday, March 14 to Sunday, March 16, the show will also feature a number of seminars dedicated to building with energy efficiency in mind or obtaining a home construction loan. Some of the presentations will even give lookers more insight in today’s most popular home trends like outdoor kitchens and geothermal heating. Read More→
No, 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→
It’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→
It seems that top ten lists dominate every industry and every website. So, when Harrisburg ended up on the top ten places in the US to land a job according to Beyond.com, we were curious. Having operated as a home builder in Harrisburg for more than 40 years, we are well aware of the region’s employment opportunities and benefits, but not everyone who has heard of the area is as familiar. So, we did a little homework and here’s what we came up with:
1. The area’s top hiring industries are Transportation & Logistics, IT, and Healthcare & Medical. Not so ironically, those industries just happen to be the most in demand of new talent. Thus, the hiring has been steadily increasing throughout Harrisburg.
2. The unemployment rate is among the lowest in the nation – just six percent. Read More→
Well, 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→
For anyone who works in the Frederick, MD or Hagerstown, MD area, the unfortunate reality is that home prices are not always proportionate to pay. It is virtually impossible to own a brand new single-family home without spilling over $300,000 and then add in commuting expenses on top of that, and living in this area can be very expensive.
For anyone else who has echoed these same thoughts, there’s a new player in town. Well, just outside of town if you want to be really specific. Cedarbrook is located exactly one mile above the PA/MD state line just off of I-81 and offers home buyers an alternative to a normally expensive housing market. Read More→
The dry spell is over! The great news is that new home sales in State College, PA are heating up, and 2013 marked a banner year for S&A Homes in Centre County. The bad news is that the high demand led to a shortage of quick-delivery homes during the second half of the year.
Luckily, we can officially report that we have changed that! If you are in the market for a new home in State College, PA and desire a highly coveted spring or summer move-in date, we have you covered.
The homes listed below are offered in three of our most popular Centre County new homes communities as well. Click on any of the links below where you can download the home’s data sheet for all of the 411. Read More→
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→
What happens when you cross a large, private backyard with the convenience of a 1,900 square foot townhome? You get the best of both worlds. That’s exactly what residents of Cannon Ridge already know. Located just outside of Downtown Gettysburg, PA, this beautiful community just gained something else. It now has a brand new, decorated model home!
For anyone who is interested in owning a luxurious townhome that feels much more like a single-family home, you are in luck. This weekend, while you nibble on our provided snacks and beverages, we invite you to experience the Ridgefield model home. From its spacious kitchen with large bar overhang and sun-filled eating area to its oversized great room, this house is definitely not lacking in space. Read More→