Home Organization Tips for a New School Year

Home Organization TipsBack-to-school season can be just as chaotic as it is relieving (for the parents at least!). After a long summer break without much structure, getting back into a daily routine can bring some much-welcomed order back to your home.

When you think about getting organized for school, there’s more to organize than just your kids’ rooms. Thinking about the rush you feel from the moment the alarm goes off until you’re finally able to push the kids out the door, you’ll understand why organizing the whole house is important. Here’s how to organize some key rooms in your home for this new season and start the school year on the right foot!

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Move-In Ready Homes for Sale at Eagle Rock

If you’re looking for luxury, your search is over! Eagle Rock features spacious, feature-filled single-family homes located just minutes from Downtown Chambersburg, Interstate 81, and PA routes 30 and 11.

We have two move-in ready homes available for sale at Eagle Rock in Fayetteville, including a fully-upgraded model home:

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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


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


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


Experience eTech Smart Home Technology at This Weekend’s Tour

eTech Tours at DeerfieldWhat exactly is an automated smart home?  As one of the only home builders to provide a comprehensive smart home package as a standard inclusion**, we understand that the definition of a smart home can vary widely from house to house.  At S&A Homes, our eTech Automated Smart Home package offers a robust set of inclusions that offer the perfect building foundation for those seeking to elevate their home to the next level.

That being said, it’s one thing to “talk” about what we include in our homes and something else to demonstrate all of this awesome technology. For those living in South Central Pennsylvania, they will have the opportunity to do just that this weekend at our fully outfitted Deerfield model home, located in Shippensburg, PA.  This Saturday & Sunday from 12-5, join us and immerse yourself in the most cutting edge technology that is being included in new homes today.  Here are some of the eTech features that are included in every home we build that will be on display this weekend: Read More


Limited Opportunities Remain for Those Seeking a New Home Near Hagerstown, MD

Pembrooke A Exterior Hagerstown, Maryland. It may not be the first city that comes to mind for DC or Baltimore commuters, but this gem of a town packs a pretty big punch for the area. Unlike its more expensive suburban counterparts, the city features some of the same amenities you find closer to DC without the expense.

Well known for being home to the popular Hagerstown Premium Outlets, many who aren’t from the region may not realize it is also a cultural hub for fans of the arts or museums. For example, you can catch a performance of the Maryland Symphony at the Maryland Theatre which boasts one of the most beautiful and ornate classic theatres on the eastern seaboard. Or perhaps enjoy the scenery at the Hagerstown City Park, ranked #1 as the most beautiful city park by The kiddos won’t miss out either since the city boasts the local favorite, Discovery Station, a hands-on interactive children’s museum and even a train museum and aviation museum. Read More


Don’t Miss Limited Time Special Pricing at Deerfield

Home at DeerfieldS&A Homes has a quick move-in opportunity that you don’t want to miss! One of Shippenburg’s most exciting new communities, Deerfield, has the perfect home for you at the best value. For a limited time, purchase the professionally designed Brandywine for only $239,900.

After stepping into the home from the welcoming porch, you’ll be impressed by its high ceilings, hardwoods and ceramic flooring. The gourmet kitchen forms the heart of the home with granite countertops, upgraded maple cabinetry and a large pantry. The kitchen opens to the spacious family room, making the set-up perfect for entertaining. Read More


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


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.*


1. Go to

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