Relocating? We Have Your Back!

Hawthorne Plantation Living Room Did you know that 20 percent of our home owners were once relocators? That means one out of every five people purchasing an S&A Home is relocating from somewhere else. Relocating from a different state or town brings a whole host of different priorities along with it.

We have found that while relocating families typically desire a brand new home, many of them are hesitant to look at new construction for fear the building process will take too long.  Most relocating families need a new home, pronto. Read More


Good News and More Good News

Excited about housing growthWell, you have either boycotted the news completely or must be enjoying vacation somewhere if you’ve missed the fact that the stock market is up— in a big way.  The Dow is at record-breaking levels, thanks in part to a strong resurgence in housing.

Housing is a large part of the reason stocks are up. According to The Case-Schiller Housing composite, home prices were up 1.1 percent in March, the largest rise in seven years.  Couple that with low interest rates and pent-up demand, and the sluggish housing market is starting to seem like a thing of the past.  Read More


Model Homes Open for Tour This Weekend

Pennsylvania homebuilderThose looking for soaring summer temps and an excuse to dip in an icy cold pool this Memorial Day weekend may need to put their plans on hold a couple of days. For most of us in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, this weekend’s forecast may feel a bit more like fall football weather than the unofficial start to summer.

That being said, there’s no reason to let the chilly temps get you down. Throughout the region, there is no better way to kill time than to stop in to one of our 12 model homes. Whether you live in Pittsburgh, State College or Gettysburg, there is a place for you to stop in and get inspired with some new looks.

For a complete list of model homes in your area, please visit and call a community for their holiday hours.


Top Five Memorial Weekend Day Trips

Gettysburg Memorial Day is coming up! However you choose to celebrate the holiday, there is no excuse not to do something fun this weekend. Although there are countless day trips to be had in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, we thought we’d count down our top five budget-friendly day trips for those looking to spice up their Memorial Day weekend.

1.    Gettysburg Battlefield – This weekend, the town will be hosting battle re-enactments, tours through the National Park Service and even a traditional parade on Monday at 2:00 p.m.

2.    Boalsburg, PA – Every year, Boalsburg, PA, which is also known as the birth place of Memorial Day, holds its annual festival. It provides music, carnival rides, art vendors and plenty of great food for those wishing to spend the day in this tranquil and scenic village. Read More


Brand New Homesites Now Available in Brynwood

Brynwood Winchester Model Brynwood has always been one of State College’s most popular communities. Its wooded home sites, walking trails and exceptional location within the Gray’s Woods master planned development mean homeowners in the neighborhood can get the best of everything without breaking the bank.

The location is so great, in fact, that homeowners can literally walk their children to Gray’s Woods Elementary School or ABC Children’s Center, both of which are situated across the street from Brynwood. Playgrounds, baseball fields and picnic areas are just down the road. Read More


S&A Homes Remains a Top 100 Builder

S&A HomesWithout a doubt, there are thousands of builders out there. Maybe even tens of thousands, come to think of it. But only a small sliver of those builders are on the 2012 Top 100 Builder list, and an even smaller chunk have been on the list for 2 consecutive years.

The list, recently released by Builder Magazine, compares builders nationwide based upon their total number of closings in order to compile the list. Read More


Brand New Model Home at Venango Trails

Venango TrailsAnyone looking for a reason to kick off their weekend properly cannot afford to overlook the fact that we have a pretty special model home grand opening planned for this Saturday, May 11 at Venango Trails.  From 1 to 7 p.m., those in the Pittsburgh area shouldn’t miss this incredible opportunity to get a first glance at the brand new Cottage Premiere VI model home opening up in this unique community. Not only can you take advantage of the warmer weather to peruse the community and our model homes, but we will be serving hors d’oeuvres and beverages to anyone that visits us during our grand opening event. Read More


Create an Outdoor Oasis for Free

Free deck promoIt’s one thing to build a beautiful new home. Luxurious interiors, brand new kitchen appliances and a customized layout are just some of the reasons more and more home hunters choose new construction these days.  What about the exterior of your new home? Shouldn’t it get the same amount of attention as the inside of a new home?

This month, at S&A Homes, we are giving home buyers no excuse not to have the perfect inside and outside! Anyone who purchases a to-be-built home during the month of May will automatically receive a free deck or patio with their brand new home. What exactly makes this promotion so special? Read More