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
It’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
Those looking for a refreshing departure from the typical community have something to look forward to in State College, PA. The brand new Village at Canterbury community makes its official (if somewhat muddy) debut this weekend. The carriage home community is tucked away down Brandywine Drive past the estate homes of Canterbury Crossing, minutes from historic Boalsburg and Downtown State College.
Although these Pennsylvania new homes won’t start construction until 2013, those wanting a premiere golf course home site with spectacular views of Mt. Nittany should not miss out on Sunday’s event. Read More
Well, living in the best area of new homes in Pennsylvania is not always affordable. Nor is it easy to find new homes in. Cranberry Township and its surrounding area, namely the Mars Area School District, used to be one of those areas. With the strongest performing schools, premiere shopping and dining and an amazingly close location to just about everything, finding a new home at a great price in Pittsbugh can be tough. Read More
The news sure is confusing these days isn’t it? One day, we hear that we are in the worst recession since the Great Depression. Next day, excellent job news! Then we hear that there is still a glut of supply in the housing market, next day we hear we are out of the woods. What’s true and what’s not?
Well, the real answer is that the truth is complicated and varies market to market. While we can’t claim to have expertise when it comes to making proclamations about the U.S. job market, we do have a clue about housing, especially in the Pennsylvania area. Read More
As cooler temps descend and crisp air settles in around new homes in Pennsylvania, it is tempting to forget about the garden and retreat indoors for a hot cup of coffee. But those with the most beautiful landscaping and gardens know that fall is a critical time to tackle garden projects to ensure beautiful blooms in the spring.
For those of you living in most of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, take the next week or two to follow the forthcoming advice and reap the rewards this spring. Read More
Time is definitely running out to capture the little ones on camera romping around the pumpkin patch, playing in the mums and helping bake those apple pies. With the colder temps and rainy weather settling in, the fall foliage will last a couple more weeks at best before those picture opportunities slip away. So, we’ve done the homework for you to highlight the biggest and best fall festivals near new homes in Pennsylvania. This way, you and your family can easily make those memories together!
Those of you seeking a more traditional venue in Pittsburgh, PA should consider heading out to the Fall Harvest Festival at Apple Castle. It promises to offer traditional foods, crafts, music and more. Read More
For buyers living in and around the Hagerstown and Frederick, MD markets, buying a new home at an affordable price can still be a struggle, even with the downturn in the housing market. Some buyers may not realize that just around the corner, there are brand new homes in Martinsburg, WV with great prices to boot.
The first, Fernwood, is located north of Martinsburg and is just off of I-81. In addition to open space and one of the most convenient locations in the area, the neighborhood also offers brand new, single family homes from $139,900. Read More