A Nod to Labor Day

Labor Day BBQAs we all begin our three-day weekend, it’s clear that not many of us are complaining about the extra day off this Monday. Many of our families will use the time to travel and see loved ones, catch up on chores around the house or simply hole up and watch college football all weekend long.

Regardless of the fact that most of us know how to properly “celebrate” this holiday, there are few that know how this important date originated or why.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the date was created as “a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.”  Read More


Don’t Let the Door Close on This Weekend’s Opportunity

DeerfieldThis weekend, those in the Shippensburg area will be treated to more than just the annual Corn Festival.  While hundreds of vendors fine tune their gourmet foods, wines and crafts that will be featured at the popular event, we are busy putting on the finishing touches for our own Deerfield pre-grand opening event.

Just minutes down the road from the festival, in Shippensburg, PA, we are offering more than free food and fun this weekend. At our pre-grand opening event held this Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m., we will be offering tours of our available home sites, providing limited time pre-construction pricing specials in addition to a traditional barbeque, entertainment and refreshments.  Read More


Open House Mania This Weekend

Wow! We’ve got so much going on at S&A Homes this weekend, it’s virtually impossible to pack it all into one blog. Even though the temps may be cooling down around here, everything at S&A Homes is heating up, and we don’t want you to miss out on the action!

FernwoodMartinsburg, WV: We have a fantastic and affordable quick delivery home available in our Fernwood community for just $169,900. This charming two-story Kingston plan offers three bedrooms, a Craftsman-style exterior and a level backyard just minutes from I-81. To make this deal a little sweeter, put in an offer this weekend and get a FREE Plasma TV valued up to $1,000! The Open House is located at 15 Hosta Ct., Martinsburg, WV this Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Harrisburg, PA: We are opening up our final two quick delivery homes this weekend. Both homes are located in Harrisburg’s most popular 55+ community, Amesbury. These gorgeous carriage homes offer maintenance-free living, snow removal, first floor owners’ suites and upgrades galore just minutes from the area’s best shopping and dining. Purchase by 9/9/13 and get your choice of $3,000 extra towards closing costs or a free washer/dryer/fridge for your new home. Visit us this Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or Sunday noon-5 p.m. at 4836 Sheffield Court, Harrisburg, PA. Read More


A New Community with Tons to Offer

Piatt EstatesWhat do you get when you combine the best outlet shopping in the area, sweeping hillside views and luxurious new homes? Nothing other than Piatt Estates, of course.

The brand new community recently opened up for sales, and there is a lot more to this new home community than pretty views and a great name. S&A Homes just announced the introduction of the community’s first home sites which offer privacy, premium locations and spacious backyards up to a half-acre.

From there, choose from one of 17 different floor plans being offered in the community. Not only are our perennial Craftsman-style favorites in the mix, but we have also released five of our Hunter’s Chase style plans, due to their overwhelming popularity in our State College, PA area.  Whether you prefer a ranch or two-story, three bedrooms or five, a first floor owner’s suite or not, there is bound to be a plan that suits your family’s needs perfectly. Read More


Opportunity Knocks for Pittsburgh Home-Hunters

Venango TrailsIf you are from the Pittsburgh area, you have definitely heard of Wexford. The area is well known for its manicured lawns, wonderful shopping options and close location to Pittsburgh.  Chances are you’ve heard of Cranberry Township too. It’s the area’s fastest growing bedroom community and is definitely among the movers and shakers when it comes to the Pittsburgh “Burbs”. The real question is; however, have you heard of Marshall Township? Located smack in between Cranberry Township and Wexford, it may not be as well known, but it has more real estate opportunity than the previous two combined.
Model Family Room at Venango Trails
An A+ location for so many reasons, Marshall Township is the next big thing in Pittsburgh real estate. An award-winning school district, close accessibility to I-79 and stretches of beautiful wooded area are bound to make this the next big boom and a sound investment for anyone looking to purchase a home. But are there housing options to fit those looking for something other than a typical suburban neighborhood? Read More


Treat Your Taste Buds during Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

Centennial Pointe near Pittsburgh Restaurant WeekAre you tired of eating the same thing over and over? Give your taste buds a treat during Pittsburgh Restaurant Week! Held August 12-18, over 65 restaurants throughout the area will be offering dining deals that you won’t be able to resist.

Participating restaurants and promotions include:

•    Alma Pan Latin Kitchen in Regent Square, $30 four-course fixed price meal
•    Burgh’ers in Harmony, $20.13 specialty
•    Club Colony in Mount Lebanon, $25 three-course fixed price meal
•    Habitat Restaurant Downtown, $35 three-course fixed price meal Read More


Introducing Brand New Homes in Shippensburg at Deerfield

university near Carlisle new homesJust south of Carlisle, Pa. is one of Pennsylvania’s best kept secrets. It is the wonderful town of Shippensburg, Pa. There is a lot more to this small town than meets the eye. First, it’s the home of the acclaimed Shippensburg University, which offers a beautiful campus, award-winning academic programs and a great athletics program too. It is also home to dozens of locally owned eateries and shops. In fact, this idyllic town was featured in The 100 Best Small Towns in America, by Norman Crampton.

Shippensburg has been in the news most recently for becoming the future home to 1,000 more jobs with Procter & Gamble. The proposed facility is projected to open sometime in 2014.

Finding new homes in this charming locale can be tough though. That’s why we are excited to announce the grand opening of S&A Homes’ Deerfield community. This perfectly situated community will offer elegant single family homes at very attainable price points ranging from the $150,000s to the $220,000s, thanks to limited time pre-construction pricing. Read More