Jul
11

Limited Time Realtor Bonuses for Bradford Run Quick Delivery Townhomes

Bradford Run exteriorRealtors in Washington County have many choices of where to take their clients to find a new home. The area boasts some of the fastest growing zip codes in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and Canonsburg, PA is no exception to that. In fact, the zip codes around Canonsburg enjoy faster appreciation than most of its counterparts thanks to a wealth of jobs, new developments and its proximity to popular Southpointe, a growing expanse of offices, shopping areas and hotels located there. But finding an affordable, quality-built home with the convenience of a maintenance-free exterior, included snow removal and lawn care with the same great location can be a little more difficult.

Thankfully, finding something that fits that bill just got a little easier thanks to the recent opening of Bradford Run, a uniqBradford Run Kitchenue enclave of luxurious townhomes and carriage homes stated just minutes from the Meadows Casino and Tanger Outlet Center. And to sweeten the deal, Realtors can enjoy a limited time four percent sales commission when they sell any quick-delivery townhome or carriage home in the community. Read More

Mar
17

Move-In Ready Modern Townhomes Available at Centennial Point

Centennial PointAffordable, modern and move-in ready…All of this and so much more beckons at Centennial Point, Robinson Township’s premium location for executive townhomes and maintenance-free carriage homes alike.

Recently completed, the community offers five different move-in ready homes available for sale, all starting from the mid $200,000s and low $300,000s. The Summerfield, Centennial Point’s signature townhome, is a three-story home that maximizes space in the most desirable areas of the home, such as the kitchen and family room, while maintaining an open, airy feel that is perfect for hosting friends and family on the weekend. The home includes a one-car garage and optional finished rec area on the ground floor, a spacious kitchen with large center island and oversized living area on the first floor and three bedrooms along with plenty of storage space and two full baths, making this the perfect home for the young professional, families and empty nesters alike. Choose from a variety of Summerfield at Centennial Pointdifferent finishes and upgrades including the popular amenities most of the homes include such as hardwood flooring, upgraded stainless steel appliances and 9’ ceilings. Read More

Mar
07

Why Are Ranches Overlooked in Home Building Today?

Vista Ridge ranch homeDespite the fact that the first floor master tops many home buyers’ request lists, the need tends to be overlooked by builders in general.  And ranch homes? Forget it. They are nearly impossible to find in most home builders’ neighborhoods.

While it may be a mystery to customers in general, those with a construction background are able to understand the reasoning more.  The ability to build a quality ranch home at an affordable price is difficult if you don’t start with superior building practices to begin with. Poured concrete foundation, 2×6 exterior construction, OSB sheathing and other products that exceed code standards are a necessity for ranch homes given their much larger footprint and design structure.

For a production based builder, this can mean circumventing their normal system and building outside the box, something that slows down their cycle time and requires more skilled labor. But for a builder with custom roots and a commitment to quality, including these items is already a standard practice, thereby making it far easier to meet customer demand by building ranch homes. Read More

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

S&A Homes

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