Oct
18

Fun, Fall Events in Central PA

Group of little children enjoying harvest festival celebration at pumpkin patch. Kids picking and carving pumpkins at country farm

We may be biased, but we think autumn in Pennsylvania is the best. From the rich colors in the fall foliage to the crisp feeling in the air, there isn’t anywhere else we’d rather be. With Halloween just a couple of weeks away, celebrate this season with family and friends and some of these great events.

Here’s a brief list of fun autumn-themed events happening near our Central and South Central PA new home communities:

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Jul
15

Don’t Miss the Blair County Realtor Happy Hour Slated for July 20th!

Wine & Cheese Event Held at Harvest Glen Community

Harvest Glen Happy HourRealtors in Blair County should plan to mark their calendars for Wednesday, July 20 unless they are okay missing out on the summer’s biggest appreciation event of the season! Any Blair County Realtor is invited to join us at our Harvest Glen community on Wednesday, July 20 to feast upon seasonal cheeses and wines at our Realtor Appreciation Wine & Cheese Happy Hour.

But Realtors will have more to feast on than wine and appetizers. Those who take the time to tour the two move-in ready Brookfield townhomes that are available at Harvest Glen will have the opportunity to take advantage an even larger treat. A $1,000 bonus will be offered to any Realtor that is the procuring cause of a sale of either of the two move-in ready townhouse units available there if the home sale is dated 7/20/16 – 8/20/16. The bonus is being offered in addition to any other advertised commission, so it is truly a perk in every sense of the word. Read More

Jan
06

Building On Your Lot – Find out How Easy it Really Is

S&A new homeWhat happens if you fall in love with a floor plan or home but you aren’t so interested in a specific community? Or maybe you don’t want to live in a neighborhood at all – maybe lots of acreage down a winding dirt road paints a better picture of your ideal home. For those seeking something a bit more outside the box, a solution is not far from reach.

S&A Homes’ Build on Your Lot program puts all of our available floor plans at your fingertips to build on your piece of land. While many builders may claim they do the same, no program is as streamlined or as customer-friendly as ours. The secret is that we don’t ask our customers to manage the home building project the way most new construction providers will. Instead, you will have a project manager working for you, negotiating costs and choosing the most reputable vendors to complete the work in a timely and high-quality fashion. Read More

Nov
24

How To Host a Successful Thanksgiving Dinner

How-To-Host-a-Successful-Thanksgiving-Dinner-1T-minus two days until Thanksgiving! If you’re planning the big meal and are feeling stressed, just read on. We have a few how-tos on hosting a successful event for your friends and family.

Our number one tip is to not do it all alone. From decorating the house to prepping dinner to cleaning up, allot certain tasks to family members. That way, you don’t have to worry about making the beds or tidying up the kids’ rooms when you’re about to cook one of the best meals of the year.

Our second tip to you is to ask your guests to bring the sides. Does your grandma make the best sweet potato casserole? Maybe your brother has a knack for baking pies. Ask guests to bring a favorite dish. Turkey and stuffing is plenty to have cooking in your oven. Read More

Oct
26

Don’t Get Spooked! Check out Trick or Treat Times in Your Area!

Pennsylvania Trick or TreatingTo assume that trick or treating occurs on Halloween night may leave you in the dark, literally. With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year, many of the standard trick or treat times seem to have gone out the window! We don’t want you to get left in the cold, so read below to make sure you are in the know.

State College – This year’s trick or treat will occur this Thursday, October 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the State College Borough, as well as the surrounding townships of Harris, Patton and Ferguson. Nearby Halfmoon Township will hold trick or treating on Thursday as well but from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Read More

May
04

Congrats to Our Giveaway Winners!

eTech Apple WatchWe’re so excited to announce our #eTechAppleWatchGiveaway winners! Out of over 100 people that watched our new eTech™ video and entered, three were randomly selected to win new Apple watches. Congrats to Robert Hedrick, Karen Campbell and Starks Michael!

If you weren’t selected to sport a new Apple watch, don’t fret. These watches aren’t the only things that can make your life simpler. So can our new eTech™ automated smart homes!* Our packages include**: Read More

Apr
15

Enter to Win an Apple Watch Before It’s Too Late!

eTech Apple WatchIs your wrist feeling naked? Wouldn’t it be nice to cover it with one of the most innovative devices ever made? Now, you can! Win one of three Apple Watches by entering our latest giveaway on Facebook.*

How?

1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/sahomes.

2. Watch our new video about eTech™ (set as our featured video on Facebook).

3. Comment on the video with the hashtag #eTechAppleWatchGiveaway by May 1, 2015. Read More

Apr
03

Go eTech, and Win an Apple Watch!

eTech Apple Watch Now when you purchase any S&A to-be-built home, you’ll get powerful technology at your fingertips…or wrist**! Learn how by watching our new video about eTech™. Then, comment on the video on our Facebook page by May 1, 2015 using the hashtag #eTechAppleWatchGiveaway for the chance to win one of three Apple Watches!*

What’s eTech™? Well, it’s a state-of-the-art platform that makes your home smarter and life easier. From unlocking the front door for the kids while at work to controlling the thermostat from anywhere to shutting off the lights to turning on appliances with a touch of a button, we’ve got you covered. Read More

Nov
20

Adopt-A-Dog Event Being Held at Pahagaco Hills this Weekend!

Adopt a Dog EventMaybe you recently purchased an S&A Home. Or, you could be looking for a new one.  Whatever your housing situation, what could possibly be a happier addition to your home than a furry friend? While adopting a dog is not a decision to be made lightly, for those who do know they want to add to their family, there is no better time to do so than at our Adopt-A-Dog event that is being held in our Pahagaco Hills community this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Not only will you have the opportunity to meet with many of the adoptable dogs that are currently available at the PA Caring for K-9s Animal Shelter (PACK-9), but you will have a chance to give back. Bring in a donation for PACK-9 such as a dog leash, collar, food or even a cash donation, and your name will be entered to win a $100 Target gift card!   Read More

Oct
21

Top Halloween Attractions in Pennsylvania

HalloweenWith Halloween right around the corner, there is only one weekend left to cram in the fall activities. Chances are you’ve already hit up the pumpkin patch and apple picking by now. So what’s left of the best of the best? Lucky for you, we’ve summed it all up in this handy little guide in four of the Pennsylvania areas where we build new homes. Happy haunting!

Pittsburgh –During the 6th annual Halloween Mayhem at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, close to Shadyside in Downtown Pittsburgh, the whole family can get their fill of fun.  Between zombies, puppet shows, costume parties, music and more, there is no reason to miss out on the fun on October 25 at noon.

Altoona – Well, you may have already missed the Yuengling Oktoberfest earlier in the month, (boo!) but that doesn’t mean you missed out on the fun.  On Saturday, October 25 the Altoona area has so much going on; there is no reason not to partake in the festivities. Catch a traditional Halloween Parade in Hollidaysburg at 4 p.m. or enjoy a creepy haunted maze and ghost stories at the Royer Mansion at 7 p.m. Warning, the haunted mansion is not for younger kids!

State College – Why not head up to Penn’s Cave and join in some eerie family fun while you explore a 4,800 sq. ft. dimly lit maze? Or perhaps explore the stalactites and stalactites with nothing but the flashlight on your helmet? You can do all this and more at Penn’s Cave this weekend. If you are looking to stick closer to home, enjoy Greek Trick or Treat on the Penn State Campus and then wrap up the day with a traditional Halloween costume parade in Downtown State College on October 26.

Gettysburg – Everyone knows that Gettysburg is already ranked as one of the top haunts for ghosts right? So, it’s probably not a surprise that there are a plethora of special ghost tours being offered at this time of year. Depending on your tolerance level for scariness, chances are there’s a tour for you! Check them all out here.