Holiday Savings Coming to an End

Seasonal Savings EventHoliday shoppers always know they can get great deals on a sweater or a TV just before the holidays, but they tend to forget that those same savings apply to new homes too! For a limited time, homebuyers in Pennsylvania and West Virginia can still take advantage of our Holiday Savings Event.

Almost every S&A community is passing on limited time savings like half off options or straight up discounts. In fact, buyers can save up to $25,000. That would certainly pay for a lot of sweaters and TVs! Also, many of our quick delivery homes are at their lowest prices of the year! Read More


Five Days Left to Donate to Toys for Tots

Toys for TotsOften, those of us in the Central Pennsylvania region seem to think that the plight of the poor is something that only happens in bigger cities or urban areas. The truth is, there are many families throughout the Centre Region who struggle to heat their homes or even put food on the table. For most, scraping extra together to give a traditional Christmas to their children is not feasible.

Thankfully, with the help of your generosity, Toys for Tots can help each of these families by providing a holiday celebration they deserve without the worries about where the money will come from. S&A Homes is a proud supporter of Toys for Tots and has set up a collection area in the main foyer of our headquarters, located at 2121 Old Gatesburg Rd., State College PA. Read More


Perfect Location, Perfect Prices near Harrisburg, PA

Woodbridge Farms Living and commuting to York, PA and Harrisburg, PA doesn’t have to be a problem when you live in a neighborhood as conveniently situated as Woodbridge, located in Etters, PA. This S&A Homes community boasts one of the most outstanding locations off of I-83, because of its close proximity to the highway. But don’t let that fool you! Woodbridge is anything but a typical suburban neighborhood.

The neighborhood is situated in a peaceful, serene country-like setting and offers homeowners spacious, wooded homesites, sidewalks and even a township park and playground right in the neighborhood. Read More


Top 5 Holiday Attractions for Pennsylvania New Home Owners

Koziar's Christmas Village

Aaah – take a deep breath because the holiday season is officially in full swing and all of the madness that goes with it. For those of you who can manage to clear a few hours off of your plate, here is a list of our top five holiday attractions for Pennsylvania new home owners.

#5 – Bellefonte Victorian Christmas – Bellefonte is a beautiful Victorian town steeped in history, but it truly comes to life next weekend. December 7-9th, this quaint old-fashioned town will be decked out with all of the traditional holiday trimmings, right down to authentic Victorian period costumes, carolers, gingerbread house tours and High Tea at Reynolds Mansion. Top that off with a horse drawn carriage ride, and we can’t think of a better (or more romantic way) to ring in the season.

#4 – Hershey Park – Ok, so maybe the big twisters are shut down for business this time of year, but a chance to tour the “sweetest place on earth” during the holiday season comes with some big pros, like free chocolate, millions (yes, we did say millions) of little lights and holiday themed characters for the kiddos. Don’t live near Hershey? Lakemont Park and Kennywood are close contenders and worthy of a few hours of your time. Read More


Final Closeout of New Homes at Woods of Sewickley Hills

The Woods of Sewickley HillsThose looking for new homes in Pennsylvania, take a look in one of Pittsburgh’s most renowned suburbs. The Woods of Sewickley Hills is located in the heart of Sewickley, home to the Sewickley Hills Golf Course, Quaker Valley School District and surrounded by history and beauty. This new home neighborhood has been one of S&A’s best sellers, and we are already at our final closeout.

Only four home sites and one quick delivery home remain in this gorgeous, wooded neighborhood that is located just off of Red Mud Hollow Rd. Even the model home is sold in this popular community. Luckily, for potential homebuyers, final opportunity doesn’t mean you are stuck with the leftovers to choose from. Read More


A Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

As Cyber-Week kicks off with a bang today, most people think of treating themselves to a new TV or stereo for the holidays. But, honestly, what could be better than a brand-new, ready-to-move-into home in PA or WV? This holiday season, consider a truly special holiday gift of a new S&A home.

There are more reasons than not to move into a house sooner rather than later. Low interest rates and climbing sales prices in most of our areas make now an ideal time to invest in your future. Not to mention, many of our communities are running special limited time incentives on quick delivery homes, such as free HOA dues, seller’s assist and more.  Read More


Venango Trails Model Home is Now Open

Venango TrailsVenango Trails is more than just a unique community of new homes in Pennsylvania located close to both Cranberry Township and Wexford, PA. It also offers residents a one-of-a-kind atmosphere to live in.  Family Room

The neighborhood is made up of Craftsman-style homes and offers ponds, lakes, walking trails, tree-lined streets and even a community center. Add in an amazing location just one mile from I-79 and Route 19 in Cranberry Township, and you have the recipe for the perfect new home community.  Read More


Some Thanksgiving Tips from Our House to Yours

Thanksgiving Tips for S&A HomesHalloween may seem like it was yesterday, but believe it or not, Thanksgiving is only 10 days away! Here is an easy-to-follow checklist to help you keep your wits about you!

10 Days Before

–    Finalize your menu if you are hosting, and create a food list.
–    Purchase all non-perishable items to avoid shortages just before Thanksgiving.
–    Do an inventory for the following items to ensure you have the equipment you will need on the big day:

o    Roaster Pan
o    Meat thermometer (don’t rely on the turkey popper – a digital thermometer is much more accurate and will ensure your turkey doesn’t dry out!)
o    Gravy Boat
o    Place Settings for all Guests
o    Tablecloth, napkins, etc.
o    Centerpiece
o    Silverware
o    Drinkware
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UPDATED Trick-or-Treat Times for Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Halloween Happy Halloween!  With the widespread path and power outages that Superstorm Sandy brought with her, many towns throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia have rescheduled Trick-or-Treat times.  Here is your one-stop guide to UPDATED Trick-or-Treat times in our area, including any changes that may have been made.  Please note that this list was updated as of Wednesday morning, October 31st. Read More


Easy, Helpful Tips for Riding out the Superstorm

New homes in PennsylvaniaIt’s all we saw in the headlines this morning – Hurricane Sandy has morphed into a super-sized mega storm 1,000 miles wide. Anyone from Atlanta to Maine and as far west as Chicago will be impacted by this monster of a storm.

For new homes in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the forecast is to receive several inches of rain (Some may see more than a foot of rain!) in addition to rising rivers, windy conditions and power outages. At this point, we hope most of your preparations are finished, but there are some things you can do now while the storm sets in.

1.    Fill gallon size Ziploc bags full of water and place them in your freezer now. Doing so will help the rest of your food stay frozen for up to 72 hours in the event of a power outage. An empty freezer will thaw quickly.
2.    Have your CAR charger ready to go. Your cell phone may be your only connection to the outside world. Losing power in your home means the car is your last resort for charging that phone. Read More