Federal Hill Wins Best Multi-Family of the Year Award

pittsburgh new homesAre you shopping around for a great value, amazing location and a unique floorplan in the Pittsburgh Metro area? Well, Federal Hill is the perfect community for you. At S&A Homes, we take pride in our quality homes and affordable prices, and it is reflected in our industry recognitions. Recently, we received the Best New Multi-Family Home of the Year under $250,000 Award for our new urban housing development, Federal Hill, at the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh’s holiday event.

Federal Hill features homes that fit any family’s lifestyle and budget. The charming townhome community includes four unique floorplans that start in the $140,000s and range from 1,500 square feet to 2,300 square feet. With three or four bedroom plans to choose from, you’ll find that there is plenty of room for a family of any size.

In addition to amazing homes, the community boasts an outstanding location, nestled just minutes from exciting Downtown Pittsburgh. At Federal Hill you’ll find that you’re just steps away from many entertainment venues including museums, restaurants, shopping Read More


Operation Organize Simplify Contest Winners Announced

home organizationS&A Homes’ Operation Organize Simplify contest has come to a close and the results are in. Congratulations to contest winner Chelsea Bester, who will receive a $150 Home Depot gift card and $500 (on top of the normal Realtor commission) with the next home she sells in one of our communities. Contest participants answered this question, If you could build your dream home, what is the one organizational item that you would incorporate into every home?

Bester’s idea for Operation Organize Simplify is to put a classic mudroom in every home. Her ideal mudroom would have at least one window and plenty of light. It would have a nice, cozy bench with storage space underneath for storing boots. There would also be a counter space for groceries, a center for taking care of the family pets and various storage options for clothing. For important news, a message board would be available for family members as soon as they entered the house. And finally there would be a tiled floor for easy cleaning because, well, who likes cleaning?

Suzy Alexander with Keller Williams Advantage Realty and Darla DeLaney with Coldwell Banker Town and Country were the runners-up. Each of them Read More


Things Are Looking Up for Creating Storage Space in the Garage

messy garageOperation Organize Simplify is ready to tackle the space that rarely sees middle ground. It’s either a clean, carefully organized room with every spare tool and nail in its place or it’s, in a word, not.

And when the garage is a mess, other messes seem to get bigger. Need to fix the something fast? If only you could find the right screwdriver, that might be possible. Ready to hang the holiday lights? First you have to pull out half of boxes in the garage to reach the lights, the ladder, the hammer and the hooks. Anticipating that Santa may bring a bike, a scooter and a four-wheeler that will need a permanent home? It looks like you’ll need to find a spot in the bedroom.

For many homebuyers, the garage is an afterthought to home organization. It’s only after most of the boxes are unpacked that they realize they need Read More


Buying a Dream Home Doesn’t Have to Be a Headache!

own for less than rentHas your home search seemed like a hassle? Well, your home search just got much simpler with the S&A Homes Hassle Free Financing Event this Sunday, December 11 from 1 – 4 p.m. Make your search for a State College new home a breeze by choosing S&A Homes and Integrity Home Funding!

Take advantage of free on-site pre-approvals and learn how home ownership can be yours from only $612 a month, less than the cost of renting! Additionally, loan programs are available with no money down.

Come out to the State College S&A Information Center between 1 and 4 p.m. Take advantage of personalized new home tours and meet Elizabeth Dudek, Integrity Home Funding’s brand new sales manager who will help you buy the home of your dreams. The first 20 attendees to this extraordinary event will receive complimentary tickets to State College’s Annual 1st Night Event.

The S&A Information Center is located at 800 Science Park Road, State College, PA. For more information, call 814-231-8560.


Santa Claus is Coming to…S&A Homes!

new homes in pittsburghHo Ho Ho – it’s Christmas!  Well, almost at least, and what better way to get the kids in the mood than a visit to Santa?   Ok….we know what you are thinking – sitting in Disney World style lines for Santa at the mall and fighting for parking spots is not really the best way to get Mom and Dad in the holiday spirit.  Plus, who wants to pay $40 for a grainy photograph of your child and Santa Claus?

That’s exactly why S&A is bringing Santa to you!  This weekend, Santa himself will be making a special visit (his 4th annual, actually) to our Worthington Village Model Home in Bridgeport, West Virginia!  On December 10th, from 5pm – 8pm and December 11th from 1pm – 4pm, Santa Claus will be available to children of all ages!

Think of it – more one-on-one time for the little ones to spend with Santa Read More


Help the Salvation Army by Fanning the S&A Homes Facebook Page

S&A Homes donates to Salvation ArmyYou can donate to the Salvation Army just by visiting the S&A Homes Facebook page. Isn’t that easier than braving the cold temperatures, dodging through crowds of shoppers and digging in your pocket for coins to drop in a red kettle? Visit our page and “like” it, and we’ll donate $1 to the charity. While you are visiting our Facebook page, please consider making an additional donation directly to the cause on the Salvation Army tab.

Already a Facebook fan of S&A Homes? Then let’s take this thing viral! We encourage you to invite your friends to join the cause. Just copy and paste the message below:

S&A Homes of Pennsylvania will donate $1 to the Salvation Army for every new fan on their Facebook page now through Christmas. It will take just a few seconds and is such an easy way to give! “Everyone deserves a second chance. Not to mention a first.”

Just think…a few moments of your time could yield hundreds of dollars for the Salvation Army, where they’re all about “Doing the Most Good.”

We at S&A Homes thank you for helping us help others and for allowing us to serve you. Whether you are a homeowner, a home buyer, a friend or a passer-by to our blog, please visit often. You’re always welcome here!


A Place for Everything, Everything Charged In Its Place

charging stationsThe dresser in the Owner’s Suite…the floor of your teenager’s bedroom…the bathroom counter…next to the coffee pot where you’re sure to see it in the morning. In many homes, cell phones, laptops, iPads, handheld games and other electronic devices are plugged in here and there around the house, charging up for their next use.

As part of Operation Organize Simplify, let us introduce you to a new option for de-cluttering your home: a charging station! S&A Homes puts them in many homes we build, including the Pembrooke and Winterbury floor plans. (See our full selection of plans at the S&A Homes website. All plans are not available in all neighborhoods.)

Usually, home buyers will put their charging station in the kitchen. Anyplace that is convenient will do, but family members are more likely to remember to charge their items and grab them on their way out the next morning when they choose a high-traffic, high-visibility spot.

For our part, S&A Homes installs extra outlets in the selected area. Ample countertop space next to the outlets gives plenty of room to set the “toys” while they power up. Read More


Stop Searching, Start Living!

“Is this model for sale?”  In my new homes sales career, this was probably the question I received more than any other.  After all, S&A Homes’ model homes are packed to the gills with custom touches such as high-end window treatments, upgraded hardwood flooring, gourmet kitchen layouts and stainless steel appliances.

There aren’t too many people that could argue the fact that moving into a model home is one of the most ideal ways to experience new construction.  No worries about what color paint to choose, no lack of ideas on how to Read More