New Plans and Homesites Coming Soon to Venango Trails

Venango Trails HomeNo matter if you are a family, professional, newlywed or empty-nester, Venango Trails in Mars, PA is the place for you. With a variety of unique homes, every buyer is sure to find a home here that fits their needs, wants and personality. That’s why those seeking an affordable custom home close to Cranberry Township will be excited to hear that we will soon be rolling out brand new homesites and brand new plans at this popular neighborhood.

Venango Trails is a community of craftsman architecture and natural beauty that offers a refuge in the heart of all the action. All of the homes in this community offer stunning designs and unique included features such as 10-foot first floor ceilings, upgraded 42-inch cabinetry, premium granite countertops, upgraded Whirlpool appliances and exterior HardiePlank siding. Read More


Featured Floor Plan: The Buchanan by S&A Homes

Featured Floor Plan: The Buchanan by S&A HomesThe Buchanan floor plan, a part of our Signature Series, can range from four to six bedrooms and four-and-a-half to six-and-a-half baths. Buyers will love the number of options and available customizations that make this open-concept floor plan truly their own.

The Buchanan welcomes guests with an elegant two-story foyer with open staircase and cozy study with optional trey ceiling. The spacious kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, functional island and wrap-around cabinetry as well as access to convenient butler’s pantry leading to the formal dining room, perfect for entertaining. The kitchen flows seamlessly from the breakfast room to the oversized family room with optional built-ins, fireplace and coffered ceiling.

Three secondary bedrooms accompany the owner’s suite on the upper level with their own bathroom and closet. The elegant owner’s suite offers a luxurious bath Featured Floor Plan: The Buchanan by S&A Homeswith ceramic tile floors, site-built ceramic shower, ceramic tub deck with wood apron and framed shower door with glass return panel. To top it off, the owner’s suite also boasts a 14-by-18 walk-in closet with island.

Other customizable options offered with the Buchanan plan include a first-floor guest room, finished basement with wet bar, three-car side-entry garage and more.

Take a virtual tour of the Buchanan by clicking here. To learn more about the Buchanan or other customizable S&A Homes floor plans, visit or call 1-855-SAHOMES1. At S&A Homes we don’t tell you what’s possible, you tell us what you want and we make it a reality.


An Easy Guide to Holiday Decorating

Holiday decoratingWith Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, it truly is one of the most wonderful times of the year. Quality time with family and friends, holiday food and beautiful decorations are a few of the main things we look forward to during this holiday season. In order to help you make your home look festive and inviting, here is a list of a few simple yet stylish decoration ideas for your home:

Bring Nature Inside

No matter the time of the year, using nature to decorate the inside of your home is always a good idea. During this holiday season, it is important to make your home feel warm and cozy. Decorating tables, mantels and several other areas of your home with pines, pinecones, twigs and fruits can help spruce up a room and make it smell wonderful. Read More


Host a ‘Top Ten’ Penn State Tailgate

Throw the perfect tailgate this season with S&A Homes.Penn State’s current No. 9 ranking on The AP Top 25 Poll is certainly something to celebrate and what better way to commemorate a triumphant football season than with a tailgate party before the next big win?

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A Few of Our Favorite Pittsburgh Holiday Events

KennywoodWith the holiday season and holiday shopping in full swing, we think it is important to take a break from the hustle-and-bustle and enjoy all the events and activities that come around this time of the year. From going to see the beautiful lights and decorations in the city to ice skating to seeing a Christmas show, there is so much to do during the holiday season. There truly is no better place to celebrate the holidays and make memories with family and friends than in the city of Pittsburgh. Here is a list of a few of our favorite Pittsburgh holiday events:

Winter Flower Show and Light Garden: Days of Snow and Nights Aglow

Beginning, Friday, November 25, come experience the beauty of the Winter Flower Show and Light Garden as the exhibit rooms and gardens here light up with holiday displays. With a “Snow Day at Phipps” theme, visitors will see lighted penguins, bears, reindeers, fir trees, props and so much more. In addition, the Winter Light Garden will be the best yet and will feature a new tunnel of lights designed to imitate a twinkling winter sky. To learn more about this attraction and event, visit here. Read More


Don’t Miss Out on Seasonal Savings in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Seasonal SavingsWhen trying to determine to make the move into a new home, sometimes all you need is a little push and incentive to get you there. At S&A Homes, we want to do everything we can to help you find the home of your dreams and to make it more affordable. Just in time for the holiday season, we are doing exactly that; we are offering savings you will love in the Pittsburgh area!

If you want to live in the Pittsburgh area, don’t miss out on our limited time seasonal savings event. Every to-be-built home sold between now and November 30 in our Pittsburgh neighborhoods will be eligible for $10,000 in free upgrades to create the home of your dreams.*

With the extra $10,000 in free upgrades, you will be able to personalize your new home to fit all your wants and needs. As always, each S&A customer will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a design consultant to ensure every detail is covered and the best decisions regarding your home is made. Read More


The Winterberry: July’s Featured Floor Plan

Winterberry floor plan Perhaps there is no better way to introduce our new monthly featured floor plan blog than by introducing you to our number one top selling floor plan, the Winterberry. The plan is ranked #1 in terms of numbers sold and has held its spot on the top of our internal billboard year after year despite changing trends and the introduction of several new floor plans. Winterberry Foyer

There are several reasons for this, but it’s hard to argue that this plan is one of our most versatile while still hitting a desirable spot on the affordability index.

The home features Craftsman-like details on the exterior, especially when opting for Elevation C, a charming exterior that offers a fully covered porch along with craftsman-style columns, cedar-shake accents and the option for stone or brick. Inside the home, a wide and open two-story foyer with turned staircase creates a grand entryway with open sightlines to the back of the home. Flanking the foyer is a formal dining room that for some is the perfect entertaining area for holidays and for others, can easily be turned into a large home office, simply by adding French doors. Read More


Village at Canterbury Grand Opening Set for July 30

Village at Canterbury Those who have been anticipating the upcoming grand opening of the brand new single-family homes being released at The Village at Canterbury can stop holding their breaths and start planning for the community’s upcoming grand opening, slated for July 30.

The newest community to open in State College, PA is unlike any other thanks to its lifestyle-driven focus and striking views of Mt. Nittany and the Centre Hills Golf Course, upon which many of the Phase I home sites are situated.

The Village at Canterbury offers residents maintenance-free, single-family homes with golf course views priced from the mid $400,000s. For those thinking this is just like any other community; however, think again. Each of the four brand new floor plans were specifically designed to incorporate many of today’s modern trends such as charming Craftsman-style exteriors and large, open-concept kitchens with oversized islands while retaining some sought-after features like first-floor owner’s suites, spacious walk-out basements and a healthy amount of storage space that includes walk-in closets, two-car garages and unfinished basement areas. Read More


Don’t Miss the Blair County Realtor Happy Hour Slated for July 20th!

Wine & Cheese Event Held at Harvest Glen Community

Harvest Glen Happy HourRealtors in Blair County should plan to mark their calendars for Wednesday, July 20 unless they are okay missing out on the summer’s biggest appreciation event of the season! Any Blair County Realtor is invited to join us at our Harvest Glen community on Wednesday, July 20 to feast upon seasonal cheeses and wines at our Realtor Appreciation Wine & Cheese Happy Hour.

But Realtors will have more to feast on than wine and appetizers. Those who take the time to tour the two move-in ready Brookfield townhomes that are available at Harvest Glen will have the opportunity to take advantage an even larger treat. A $1,000 bonus will be offered to any Realtor that is the procuring cause of a sale of either of the two move-in ready townhouse units available there if the home sale is dated 7/20/16 – 8/20/16. The bonus is being offered in addition to any other advertised commission, so it is truly a perk in every sense of the word. Read More


Fieldstone – New Home Sites and New Incentives Spell Big Opportunity in July

Fieldstone is one of Centre County’Fieldstone Incentivess fastest selling new home communities for good reason. Its close proximity to the charming Boalsburg village and easy access to downtown State College make it a gem in many respects. In fact, residents of this custom home neighborhood enjoy more than short car rides to the area’s best attractions. The community is also adjacent to the Mt. Nittany Elementary and Middle Schools, as well as the Centre Hills Golf Course and even features panoramic views of both Mt. Nittany and Tussey Mountain depending on location within the neighborhood.

And for those who have been anxiously awaiting the newest release of home sites at Fieldstone, good news is here. Approximately a dozen new home sites were just released, four of them backing to open space and featuring views of Tussey Mountain! And to help celebrate that news, we’ve decided that we want homeowners to create the backyard of their dreams in the Fieldstone community. That’s why we are kicking in $10,000 towards a custom patio and fire pit for anyone who purchases their new home in Fieldstone during the month of July, 2016. This incredible offer can be used to create a backyard oasis that would be perfect for warm summer evenings and crisp fall nights alike. Read More