It’s nice to be able to take a deep breath and know the housing market is coming back strong. It’s been awhile since all of the models have matched, but it seems the housing forecast predicts steady gains over the next five years. In fact, the FISERV Case-Schiller forecast predicts annual housing price increases averaging 3.3 percent over the next five years.
A far cry from the wild swings that made up the boom and bust of the first decade of the millennium, these types of gains suggest the market has normalized and will yield a good investment for those purchasing homes today. Read More→
Despite the common notion that spring is the best time to re-organize and get the place spruced up, we are of the mindset that winter provides the perfect excuse for those to hang out in their pajamas all weekend. So, why not put this weekend to good use? Here are our tips for overhauling your abode neatly and quickly!
Invest in the right organizing tools. Here are our top picks:
• Tupperware bins are perfect for holiday décor, old pictures, photo albums and anything else that may be strewn about to neatly stack in your basement or garage.
• Small and large bins that blend with your décor and “hide” your children’s toys.
• A hanging key organizer in your mudroom or foyer saves space and sanity!
• Three to four hooks in a small hallway or mudroom is a great place for kiddos and grown-ups to hang up their go-to coats and scarves. Read More→
Those living in Happy Valley certainly weren’t surprised a couple of weeks ago when State College was once again placed on CQ Press’ Top Ten Safest Cities list for 2013. But for many who are relocating to the area, getting a feel for the town may be the number one priority.
The list contains cities from all over the nation including places like Logan, Idaho and Appleton, Wisconsin – even Edison, New Jersey. But a low crime rate is just the tip of the iceberg in State College, PA. This unique city is really more of a small town, yet it contains world-class facilities because of the university.
• Energy Efficient Homes Save Money – Hands down, this is usually the biggest reason for most of today’s home buyers. When you consider that an S&A E-home (our standard energy efficient home) will save thousands of dollars on utility bills over the average ownership span, that’s a pretty big chunk of change.
• Energy Efficient Homes are More Comfortable – For anyone that’s lived in an older home or even just a code-standard home, dealing with drafty windows, hot and cold spots and a damp basement is not an ideal living situation. Let’s face it: if you build new construction, you want a home built tightly that will feel great every day of the year! Read More→
We’ll admit, spring doesn’t feel anywhere close to being around the corner. But, honestly, who wants to wait for the warm weather to start getting organized? February is the perfect time to kick your organization resolutions into high gear!
For new home buyers in PA and WV, there is no time like now to take advantage. Anyone who purchases a to-be-built home with S&A Homes during the month of February can take 50 percent off of our brand new ClosetMaid™ bedroom closet systems, offered through Majestic Building Products. Read More→
Let’s face it – scoring a new house in the Altoona/Hollidaysburg area is a pretty good gig. Most of the real estate inventory in the region is older or dated, and many of the homes need a tad of TLC. On the other hand, not everyone is cut out for the customization process or the four to six month wait that building a new home can take.
If you seek a new build without the wait, you may be interested to know that we have not one, but two quick delivery homes available in Hollidaysburg, PA. Both homes are located in the fast-selling Rolling Hills North community. Read More→
There are many reasons that Adams Township, located just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, is one of the fastest growing suburbs in the area. Just minutes from Cranberry Township, PA and in the Mars Area School District, residents truly have the best of everything.
Award-winning schools, the region’s best shopping and easy access to I-79 and the PA turnpike are just some of the reasons so many choose to live here. Even better, the area’s neighborhoods are private, beautiful and custom feeling.
Because of the area’s popularity, two of our best-selling communities are almost completely sold out. So, this is truly your last chance to get a great buy in Brookstone or Seaton Crest, both of which are located just off of Route 228 in Mars, PA. Read More→
Let’s be honest. The only thing better than a new home is one you don’t have to lift a finger to maintain. This weekend, house hunters in Gettysburg, PA and State College, PA have two amazing quick deliveries to choose from. Each home allows you to kick back and enjoy it while somebody else takes on the tedious task of maintaining the exterior.
In Gettysburg, PA, we are offering our popular Wheatfield Villa for just $199,900. This beautiful home features hardwood floors, solid surface countertops, luxury owner’s bathroom and two-car garage in the Deatrick Village neighborhood. Read More→
The New Year is officially here, and there is no doubt that a shift is definitely occurring in new housing trends. Just like that, what used to be cool isn’t so much, and what used to be out is back in style! And what good is building a new home if your builder isn’t on top of the latest trends?
In just a couple of weeks, S&A Homes will be introducing a huge assortment of new product lines to help our home buyers customize their homes the way they want. We can help you too! Read More→