Aug
30

Providence Point offers Top Ranking Schools in Pittsburgh Area

North Allegheny School DistrictWith so many kids just back to school, education and schooling is at the top of the priority list for so many parents.  For those parents contemplating a move, that priority too often takes a back burner to their budget when looking for a new home.

Luckily, for those contemplating a move to or within the Pittsburgh Metro area, parents don’t need to sacrifice good schools for an affordable, quality-built home.  S&A Homes’ Providence Point community offers the best of all worlds.  With new, energy-efficient homes starting from the low $300’s on ½ acre home sites, parents also receive the added benefit of being located in one to top ranking school districts in the nation.

Located in North Allegheny School District, students receive an education that has been recognized in U.S. News as one of the top school districts in the Read More

Aug
27

Stress Free Moving

Building and moving can be a difficult endeavor, but even more so from a distance. S&A made the process stress-free and we ended up with a home we love. We were able to choose from a large selection pallet but more so, were allowed a creative hand in adding and taking things in our own direction. We can’t say enough about the air flow efficiency of the home. Goodbye hot and cold spots! S&A staff works with you from beginning to end to ensure you are happy in your new home, like we are!

Scott, Jenny & Family – Pittsburgh

Aug
27

Customizing the Perfect Home

It was an absolute pleasure working with Monica Field of S&A to customize the perfect home. Monica took her time to thoroughly address all my questions and truly worked hard at making all my expectations become a reality. Monica’s knowledge and experience made the whole process go by so smoothly and it was a lot of fun, too.  My experience with the entire S&A team has proven to be the right choice in choosing a new home!

Tom – Pittsburgh

Aug
24

Plantation Phase II – Grand Opening Event

Now that summer vacations have come to an end, it can be difficult to motivate ourselves to deal with the daily grind of commuting, long days at the office, and the never ending cycle of kid’s activities.  How nice it would be to go back to our summer vacation and lounge around a pristine pool, take sunset strolls on scenic trails and manage to fit in a workout in a state-of-the-art fitness center!

Imagine that you don’t have to wait until your next vacation to experience this kind of resort lifestyle.  At S&A Homes’ premier community, The Plantation at Saxonburg, you can experience this and so much more every single day!  The community features energy-efficient single-family homes and maintenance-free carriage homes outside of Pittsburgh from the $260’s on ½ – 1 acre home sites.  Those who seek relaxation need to look no further than Read More

Aug
23

S&A Homes Offers E-Incentive for Realtors

Facebook Incentive for RealtorsS&A Homes hopes to put some “drive” back into the economy and a few lucky Realtors will be able to put some gas in their tanks. Our new E-Incentive offers the first 200 Realtors who “like” our S&A Homes corporate Facebook page a $10 Sheetz gift card.

“We want to create awareness about great opportunities Realtors have to work with S&A Homes through a fun, innovative online event,” said Chris Schoonmaker, Vice President S&A Homes.  “We hope Realtors will top off their tanks and bring buyers to see some of our affordable, energy-efficient homes.”

E-Incentive Directions:

Realtors, if you want to receive a $10 Sheetz gift card, here are the steps:

  1. Log into your Facebook account
  2. “Like” the S&A Homes’ corporate page
  3. Post one thing you love about S&A Homes.

After you  have signed up and posted a message, a representative will contact you directly to mail your gift card. Read More

Aug
19

Steeplechase – A First Time Buyer’s Dream

For someone who has spent years saving for their first home in State College, PA, the realities of purchasing a residence can be a slap in the face.   Among some of the affordable options are dated condo units with steep HOA fees, older townhomes in dire need of redecorating and tiny single family homes where AC is considered a luxury.

It may seem inconceivable to those folks that a sanctuary exists less than 10 minutes away from Penn State University.  Steeplechase is a new home community that features townhomes from the $140’s just 2 miles from Interstate 99 and just 4 more miles from the Innovation Park Exit for Penn State University.

If you are in the market for new homes near Penn State, make sure to visit Steeplechase. The community, which may sound too good to be true, offers everything today’s buyers are looking for: affordable 2 & 3 bedroom townhomes that feature spacious kitchens, open family rooms and large bedrooms along with energy efficient & eco-friendly features to help reduce utility bills.  The community, which is enveloped by mature trees and winding streams, deceives those who visit with the peace and quiet that normally only comes Read More

Aug
16

Active Military Can Still Take Advantage of Homebuyers Tax Credit

military homebuyers tax creditCarlisle, PA attracts lots of active military because of the presence of the U.S. Army War College.  The extension of the home buyer tax credit for military serving an official extended duty outside the United States for 90 days or more between January 1, 2009 to April 20, 2011 makes it even easier for these military families to call Carlisle home.

Members of the military, foreign service or intelligence communities, who meet the extended duty criteria can take advantage of the $8,000 first-time and $6,500 repeat home buyer tax credits by closing on a home by April 30, 2011.

S&A Homes has three Carlisle, PA communities that offer a wide variety of products and pricing:

– Chesterfield offers two-story homes from $169,900
– Forgedale features single family homes from $239,900
– Stonehedge has multi-family townhomes  from $184,900

For more information on our Carlisle communities, please call 1-717-352-7791 or visit us on the web by clicking the link above.

The rule that requires buyers to repay the credit if they move out of their Read More

Aug
11

Cobblestone – Phase II Grand Opening Event

This weekend, residents from all over Pittsburgh will get a taste of resort-style living just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh at the Cobblestone Phase II Grand Opening Event.  The event, held this Sunday, August 15th from 12-5, offers potential S&A homebuyers first dibs at some of the most desirable home sites in the neighborhood.

All it takes is one drive into the community to realize this is not your typical neighborhood.  From the community’s grand tree-lined entrance to its family-friendly features which include a private clubhouse, swimming pool, recreation field, walking trails and sidewalks, residents are able to enjoy the finest of amenities.   Cobblestone is a unique community that features luxury single-family homes on wooded home sites in a sought-after location, 10 Read More

Aug
10

S&A Homes Awarded 2010 ENERGY STAR™ Leadership in Housing Award

Look no further than S&A homes for eco-friendly homes. Once again, S&A Homes was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for qualifying an outstanding number of ENERGY STAR™ Homes in 2009.  The builder, known for combining affordability with energy efficient building practices, settled more than 200 Energy Star Qualified homes last year which is equivalent to:

–    Eliminating the emissions from 99.96 vehicles
–    Saving 604,656 lbs of coal
–    Planting 165.24 acres of trees
–    Saving homeowners $91,188 on their utility bills

To find out more about S&A Homes’ Energy Efficient building practices, please visit E Home.

Aug
08

American Dream Alive and Well in Heathcote Glen

Heathcote GlenFor many of us living in the Baltimore area, all of the sporting events, shopping and seafood just aren’t enough to justify the outrageous cost of living. The typical family looking for that “leave it to Beaver” home in a great neighborhood and school district is often shocked when they begin their real estate search and realize that half a million dollars and up is the norm if they choose to stay in the Maryland area. It’s no wonder so many people are seeking refuge in nearby Pennsylvania.

The recent grand opening of S&A Homes’ new community, Heathcote Glen, proves that the American dream is alive and well, and just a few miles over the Pennsylvania border. Located in the historic small town of Shrewsbury, where antique shops, boutiques and cafes abound, homes in the Read More