May
31

PA New Home Sales are Heating Up!

PA New Home Market Heating Up

Thinking of selling or buying PA new homes anytime soon? For those of you selling, you will love this tidbit. For those of you buying, well, let’s just say you may want to make a move sooner rather than later (pardon the pun)! According to a recent press release from the West Penn Multi List, the average price of homes in southwestern Pennsylvania increased 1.25 percent year over year from 2011 to 2012 during the month of March.

Coincidence or trend? Well, considering that the amount of homes that went under agreement increased by more than 20 percent, we are fairly confident the market is heating up in for Pittsburgh new homes and those in the surrounding towns. And while demand is certainly heating up, it seems that inventory levels remain low in the southwestern part of the state, leaving this area’s housing market surprisingly healthy during an otherwise less-than-stellar economy. Read More

May
29

Affordable Pennsylvania New Homes for First Time Buyers

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Nicholas and Kyla Yerger of State College

At S&A Homes, we don’t just build Pennsylvania new homes, give our customers a set of keys and wish them good luck! Our goal is to form a relationship with each and every buyer, and ensure that they end up with a home customized for their family, not just a house!

Whether you are looking to get more space, move down, or simply purchase a second home, we strive to make your new home building experience the best in the industry. Receiving a letter like the one below just affirms our belief that we are helping our home owners building their dreams. Thanks Nicholas and Kyla! Read More

May
25

Decorating Your PA New Homes on a Dime: Memorial Day

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Memorial Day Decoration Ideas for your PA New Homes

Memorial Day is just around the corner and regardless of whether or not you plan to celebrate the holiday chilling at your WV or PA new homes, attending community events, or hosting family and friends, tis the season to deck the house in red, white and blue!

Going all out to make your home a standing tribute to veterans doesn’t even require a trip to a store. Using a few simple household goods, you can transform your home from blah to bling!

  1. Luminaries – Before you go ahead and chuck those cans into the recycling bin, simply give them a good cleaning, peel their label and spray paint them alternating colors of red, white and blue. If you are feeling really daring, then fill them with water first, freeze overnight and then use a hammer and nail to poke holes in the sides for some great looking luminaries. Read More
May
23

Neighborhoods with WV and PA New Homes Preferred

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Communities with PA new homes preferred.

When on the hunt for the perfect WV or PA new homes, potential buyers often have to make endless amounts of decisions. What location is the best for their needs, what price range and, ultimately, what kind of home to purchase? But, with all of the decisions that you have to make, there’s one that most buyers agree on. According to a NAHB Eye on Housing article, neighborhoods with new construction homes are preferred by homeowners.

The article, which refers to an American Housing Survey, states that when asked to rank their neighborhoods on a scale of 1 to 10 owners of newly constructed homes give overall higher scores of quality. In fact, more than 90 percent of new construction homeowners gave their neighborhoods a ranking of 9 or 10, compared to only 65 percent of all homeowners. Read More

May
22

WV and PA New Homes Cost Less to Maintain

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Positive News for PA New Homes

To everyday homebuyers, buying WV and PA new homes often has more benefits than buying an older home including receiving a warranty, having the security of today’s building codes and even getting to decide on the interior selections of your home. But, what many homebuyers are not aware of is the fact that new homes can actually help you save some extra money. According to an article by NAHB Eye on Housing, new homes cost less money overall to maintain.

The article refers to an American Housing Survey that showed 26 percent of all homeowners spent $100 or more a month on various upkeeps around their homes. New homes, however, had only 11 percent of owners spending that amount of money. In fact, 73 percent of new home owners spent less than $25 a month on routine maintenance of their homes.

New homes also prove to be more energy efficient, which is important to many homebuyers currently in the market. The average homeowner spends 78 cents per square foot per year on electricity, while new home owners only spent 65 cents per square foot per year. Read More

May
17

S&A Homes Made the Builder 100 List

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S&A Homes Makes Builder 100 List

At S&A Homes, we continually strive to provide homebuyers with the best WV and PA new homes, and once again, we’re being recognized for all of our hard work. We are pleased to announce that S&A Homes made Builder magazine’s Builder 100 list as a top homebuilder in 2011! Not only did we make the list, but we even outperformed ourselves from the year before, moving up from 108 in 2010 to 86 in 2011.

Builder magazine ranks homebuilders annually based on their closings. We were recognized for our 293 closings in 2011, a 31 percent increase over the year before. The data is collected by Builder magazine from a survey of the nation’s top builders, and we couldn’t be more pleased that we made the list again. For more information about the Builder 100 List, visit the website. Read More

May
15

Save Big on WV and PA New Homes in May

We recently told you that, according to housing experts, now is the perfect time to buy WV and PA new homes. With low interest rates and affordable new home prices, buying a home may never be this economical again. And, at S&A Homes, we’re making it even more affordable to buy new homes with our special community incentives in May.

From now until May 31, 2012, new home buyers can save up to $25,000 on presale homes at some of our most popular communities! That’s right. You can save up to a whopping $25,000 when you sign a presale contract on one of our fabulous new homes. Read More

May
14

WV and PA New Homes More Affordable Than Ever

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Now is the time to buy PA new homes

Many families have been putting their dreams of homeownership on hold, waiting for the perfect time to get the best deals on WV and PA new homes. Well, the time is now! According to many housing experts, buying a home may never get any cheaper than this. In fact, this year is likely the last chance for bargain shoppers to get the best deals.

In a recent CNN Money article, experts say that home prices and mortgage rates are at an all time historic low, making homes more affordable than ever. But, this won’t last long. By as early as next year, home prices are predicted to be on the rise.

Several factors are contributing to this rise including a decline in the number of foreclosures on the market, as well as continued job growth. Plus, many buyers are getting their finances inline making it easier for them to obtain home loans. Read More