A Nod to National Ice Cream Month

National Ice Cream Month in State CollegeWell, with only two days left in the month, it’s a bit last minute but we still wanted to put it out there that July is National Ice Cream Month. What does this have to do with home building, you ask?

Well, not much on the surface. But since we are headquartered out of State College, PA, we are a bit more aware of the fascinating ice cream history this town has to offer. Here are a few fun facts to sink your teeth into:

1.    Penn State University’s Berkey Creamery is the largest university-run creamery in the nation. In fact, the Creamery uses 4.5 million gallons of milk per year and even owns 225 of their own cows, solely for ice cream making purposes!
2.    The Berkey Creamery also just happens to be ranked the #1 Dining Spot in State College on tripadvisor.com. Read More


Design Your Rooms with our Online Furniture Tool

Furniture DesignerWhen it comes to selling new homes, most builders have printed floor plans. While floor plans are a necessity, it can be hard for some people to visualize the final product. More importantly, it can be even more difficult to picture your own furniture in the home.

Where is the perfect spot for your plasma TV and entertainment hutch? How about Mom’s antique dining room furniture? Well, wonder no more when you peruse our super helpful website. Read More


Final Opportunity in Burwood Acres

Burwood AcresBurwood Acres, an intimate custom home community located just minutes from The Robinson Town Center and nearby I-376, is known for a whole lot more than its hillside views and close proximity to Downtown Pittsburgh. The community is the perfect place to call home for anyone seeking a completely custom home without the custom price tag.

There is just one problem with this community though – it only has one quick delivery home left.  If you choose to build the home of your choice from scratch, only one home site remains. It could be just days until this community sells out completely. Don’t let an amazing opportunity pass you by!

Visit us at our Burwood Acres Open House this Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and tour our beautifully upgraded Amesbury C quick delivery home. Read More


Extended Lock Programs Available at S&A Homes

S&A HomesAfter years of experiencing the lowest interest rates in recent recorded history, home buyers had become immune to hearing about record lows and how it helped their home buying experience. Many stayed out of the market, attempting to time their purchase with the lowest possible low for the maximum amount of savings.

Then the Fed raised rates – and sharply.  The 30-Fixed didn’t just creep up last month, it was more of a quick slam dunk. One day, we went to bed and rates were low, the next, they weren’t as low. As much of a shock as the rate rise has been, perspective is necessary. Interest rates are still amongst the lowest in recorded history, and borrowing is perhaps the most affordable it will ever be. Read More


Village at Canterbury Tours This Weekend

Family roomIf you are in town for the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts this weekend, you are in luck.  In addition to the typical tour, stop by The Village at Canterbury and get a different type of walking tour of some of State College’s best scenery.

Our brand new carriage home community is opening four different townhomes tomorrow from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Find out what all the fuss is about! Although the homes are still under construction, you will instantly realize that this is no ordinary community. The Village at Canterbury offers sweeping views of Centre Hills Golf Course against the backdrop of Mt. Nittany.  Read More


Get It While It’s Hot!

Quick Delivery HomeWhat could possibly be better than building a new home from scratch with every last item you want in the home? Not a whole lot, outside of an S&A quick delivery home that is brand new, move-in ready and filled to the brim with amenities.

This Saturday, you will have the opportunity to walk through a home that fits the bill to a tee.  This four bedroom, two-and-a-half bath Hawthorne is move-in ready and for sale in our popular, Rolling Hills Read More


Don’t Miss Out on the Central Pennsylvania 4th Fest

Central Pennsylvania 4th FestNormally we break out the area’s best holiday events by region to ensure anyone living in our communities can easily have a fun day without worrying about a long drive. But, today, we are departing from our normal mojo and blatantly broadcasting our bias in favor of the Central Pennsylvania 4th Fest. Maybe it’s because we are headquartered in State College, PA, but, fact is, an experience at the Central PA 4th Fest is unlike any other fireworks display and is hands down the best way to celebrate the 4th of July.

First off, there’s a lot more than fireworks going on at this all day party. Start the day off right with a walk or run at the annual Firecracker 4k and tour Penn State’s beautiful campus.  Perhaps a leisurely lunch in Downtown State College followed by the America’s Got Heroes Parade is a better way to kick it off for you. Read More