Jan
25

Final Building of Wakefield Homes Released at Centennial Point

EntryIt’s no secret that Pittsburgh is quickly replacing cities like Portland, Nashville and Miami as one of the hottest places to live. Its low unemployment rate, affordable cost of living, high quality of life and exploding restaurant and music scene are just some of the contributors to its appeal to both younger and older people alike.

One of the fastest growing areas is just west of the city in popular Robinson Township, home to Centennial Point. Dining AreaAnd if someone is seeking an affordable home in the middle of the action, they will be pleased to know that we have just released our last Wakefield townhome building in the community with pricing from the low $300’s, meaning the dream of home ownership is still very much alive and well and readily available to anyone that seeks a spring move-in date.

The Wakefield is far from your typical notion of Kitchen and Family Room“townhome”. The 2-story home features many luxurious typically reserved for single family homes that are more expensive such as an expansive first-floor owner’s suite, large kitchen that opens to a gathering space with 2-story, vaulted ceilings, a second-story loft, 2-car garage and so much more. And although each of the individual homes in the newest building may have their own color selections and unique identity, they all include the same custom features you come to expect in an S&A home such as Master Bedroomstainless steel appliances, 9’ ceilings, high efficiency furnace and much more.

Beggars can’t be choosers though, and this is the final building to open in Centennial Point that will offer this unique and highly sought-after floor plan. Call or visit us today to schedule a tour and learn more about this incredible opportunity to live in one of Pittsburgh’s fastest growing areas!

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

Nov
06

Preview Party to Kick Off Blackburn Heights and Deer Valley Estates

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Residents living in Franklin Park and Ohio Townships (and certainly those wanting to live in these areas) have been counting down to the anticipated grand opening of the Blackburn Heights and Deer Valley Estates communities for a long time, and we are excited to announce that opening day is almost near!

On November 12, we will be hosting a special VIP Preview Party that prospective residents won’t want to miss! Being held at the Willow Restaurant at 634 Camp Horne Road in Pittsburgh, PA from 5 to 7 p.m., this one-time event is a fun and special way to view plot plans, receive pricing information and start the planning process for the home of your dreams prior to the big grand opening day!

These two communities offer a premiere location in both the award-winning Avonworth and North Allegheny school districts and commuting is a snap given their convenient locations to I-79 and I-279. In Blackburn Heights, residents can choose from quarter to half-acre home sites located in an immaculate, custom-home setting in Ohio Township.   Floor plans include ranch and two-story homes as well as our popular Signature Series floor plans. The community is also slated to be home to our newest model home, The Buchanan, which is currently under construction. Read More

Nov
03

Butler County Begins Outpacing Surrounding Area for Residential Growth

Peachmont Farms

Here is an example of a home that could be built in the Peachmont Farms neighborhood.

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that Butler County is a popular place to live. After all, it’s next door neighbors with Cranberry Township. Plus, it’s convenient to the many suburbs and corporate centers closer to Pittsburgh thanks to the many major roadways that are nearby such as I-79 and I-279, as well as near Routes 19 and 228. But what may come as a surprise is that Butler County is actually growing at a substantially faster rate in terms of residential homes compared to North Allegheny County which is just to its south.

Many reasons factor into this growth, such as the continually growing job market inside Cranberry Township (27,000 professional jobs and counting), a shortage of housing in Cranberry Township and the rapid rate of growth that has consumed the once more attainable area. 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

Oct
02

Blackburn Heights Community Coming Soon to Franklin Park and Ohio Township

Blackburn Heights

New homes in Blackburn Heights to include many popular features

We all have an idea of our perfect dream home. For some of us, a cozy bungalow in a tightly-knit neighborhood is the epitome of the American dream. For others, a remote location with acres of land with no one in site is ideal. For many, the answer is balance. Not too close to town, not too far away from it. Not too much land, but not too little.

For those individuals, our upcoming Blackburn Heights community will provide plenty of options. The neighborhood is uniquely situated in two distinct areas, Ohio Township and Franklin Park. Each offers its own school district, Avonworth and North Allegheny School Districts, respectively. Read More

Aug
21

Peachmont Farms Grand Opening Slated for August 29

Peachmont Farms

Residents of Peachmont Farms will have dozens of customizing amenities to choose from.

Low and behold, only one week remains until the anticipated grand opening of our new Peachmont Farms community! The event will be held on Saturday, August 29 at our Kingsridge model home located at 102 Olivia Avenue in Mars, PA.  Peachmont Farms will offer Butler County’s most affordable custom homes in a tranquil, country-like setting. Despite its peaceful backdrop, this new community is located just 15 minutes from Cranberry Township’s best shopping like Cranberry Commons and is just a stone’s throw from Routes 8 and 228.

What makes this neighborhood so different from the rest is that it combines the best of both Allegheny and Butler Counties. Because it is mere minutes from Mars, PA and Route 228, those living in Peachmont Farms will have the same convenience and accessibility to the area’s largest employers and most traveled roadways like I-79 and I-76, just like their Allegheny County counterparts. However, the affordability offered in Butler County, combined with low county taxes, offers a much more attainable price point than nearby Wexford and Pine-Richland communities. The lower taxes and lower prices afford anyone considering building a custom home substantially more bang for their buck without sacrificing.  In fact, custom homes start from the low $300,000s, and house hunters are able to choose from one and two-story homes. Read More

Jul
29

Waverly Manor Grand Opening a Huge Success!

Waverly Manor

Site Plan for Waverly Manor

Thanks to everyone who participated in the grand opening of our newest community, Waverly Manor! Located in Robinson Township, minutes from I-79, and easily accessible from I-376 for those commuting to downtown Pittsburgh or to many of Pittsburgh’s large corporations that are situated close by, the opening was a huge success.

The estate community features a private enclave of spacious home sites ranging in size from a half-acre to four acres. The most striking aspect about this community is the unique nature of the neighborhood layout itself. The private enclave features wooded home sites and sweeping views. What’s more, it offers an incredible location that is in the heart of Robinson Township and just around the corner from the area’s most popular dining and shopping destinations, including the Robinson Town Center which is just two miles away and only five minutes by car. Read More

Jul
16

New Signature Series Model Home Grand Opening This Weekend

Those who have been eying up a prestigious Signature Series home and who desire a truly custom build won’t want to miss the grand opening event being held at our Kingsridge community this Saturday and Sunday. Join us this weekend as we unveil our very first signature series model home, The Montgomery.

This fully decorated model showcases the many included features that come standard in our Signature Series hones such as:

  • 9’ First Floor Ceilings
  • Partial Stone Exteriors
  • Upgraded Cabinetry
  • Built-In Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Granite Countertops Read More