Did you know that rising lumber costs have “increased the price of a single-family home by over $7,000?” With homebuilding prices continuing to rise, where does this leave you, the potential homebuyer? You want to take the best deal, but you may not feel a real sense of urgency.
This is where Schaeffer Family Homes comes in. Our team wants you to know about these impending price increases so that you can make a smart decision today to positively impact your future. Our gorgeous floor plans are ideal living spaces for families of all sizes, and are priced extremely well — but costs will inevitably rise in the future.
If you come by today to lock in your price, you’ll have your dream home for none other than your dream price.
In today’s housing market, your best bet is taking the leap when the best opportunity presents itself, and Schaeffer Family Homes has that opportunity ready for you. Today’s the day to lock in your price and make your greatest choice yet.
Schaeffer Family Homes is dedicated to creating stunning, spacious homes with top-notch materials and features that reflect your lifestyle. Not to mention, our team is always ready to go the extra mile to make the entire journey as smooth and worry-free as possible. That being said, we’re on hand at all times to walk you through questions or concerns.
We never thought it would be here, but Spring is finally in full bloom and all of us at Schaeffer Family Homes in New Jersey are so excited because of all the fun ways to enjoy the season inside and outside your home! We’re more than ready to hang up our coats and make the most of spring! Here are a few design and decor tips to welcome spring into your home, so you can enjoy the season to the fullest.
Spring is the perfect time to have fun with your home decor. Use these helpful tips to enjoy all the feelings of the season inside and outside your home!
The Schaeffer family has been committed to providing quality-built, affordably priced new homes in South Jersey for over 60 years. Starting with Thomas Schaeffer Sr., continuing through Thomas “Tim” Schaeffer Jr., and now guided by Jason Schaeffer, this dedicated clan has made homebuilding a true family affair.
While Tim worked with his father, polishing his craft and building custom homes in southern New Jersey, Tim’s son, Jason, has taken his years of experience and is shifting the company’s focus to “on your lot” building in South Jersey and at the Shore.
Various members of the Schaeffer family are involved with the company – that’s what makes us different! When you build a home with us, you work with everyone in the family (In case you’re wondering, Jason’s sons are already part of the company… he named the newest floor plans after them!).
Letting our family build for your family is a smart decision. We’ll build your home just like we build our own!
Call Schaeffer Family Homes when you’re ready to build the home of your dreams. We’ll build what you want, where you want.
Schaeffer Family Homes is thrilled to announce that our single family home community in Carneys Point, NJ, has just 5 homesites remaining! Hurry in now to take advantage of our “Homesite of the Month” Bundled Package – worth $22,500!
Our home at 12 Granite Lane will include an exclusive Bundled Package with $7,500 toward closing costs, waived homesite premium, 12”x 12” tile in full baths, a raised height vanity with granite countertop and double bowl sink in the master bath. This also includes our Bronze Package which features granite countertops, 42” cabinets with crown molding, four recessed lights, stainless steel appliances (gas range, dishwasher and microwave) in the kitchen, and hardwood flooring in the foyer, first floor hallway, kitchen and nook.
We also have a free finished basement incentive. Buyers must use Oak Mortgage to take advantage of this incredible offer. It’s not available with all models, so check with the Community Manager for more details.
Contact Lorraine Marek, New Homes Sales Specialist, at (856) 376-0919 or Lorraine@Schaefferhomes.com today for more details or to schedule your appointment.
We recently hired Josh Adams to handle land acquisitions and to assist our customers with finding a lot. He has an exclusive database of lots that you won’t find on the MLS or real estate websites. If you are still searching for a lot, set up a meeting with Josh! He will be able to help you find something in the location you want.
In financing news, we have a partnership with a local bank, offering “Construction to Perm” financing with only 3.5% down, and also a VA Financing Program. Who says you need to put a lot of money down to build your new dream home? Here at Schaeffer Family Homes, our goal is to make building a new home easy and enjoyable!
If you already own a lot, we’d love for you to consider Schaeffer Family Homes as your builder. Give us a call and we’ll discuss where you are in the building process, and how we can help you build the home of your dreams on the lot you love.
We’re serious about promoting a healthy, active lifestyle at our Four Seasons in Cumberland community. From pickleball and tennis to weight-training and swimming, we know our 55-plus homeowners are happier and healthier when they are moving. Cooking for yourself is another way to create a healthier lifestyle. You can control the ingredients, portions and preparation methods when you make your meals at home.
Here are 10 ways you can be a healthier and happier cook in your Schaeffer kitchen:
With tips like these, you’re sure to master healthier living in your home at Four Seasons in Cumberland!
The Schaeffer Family is dedicated to the mission of providing families in New Jersey with quality built, affordably priced new homes for over 60 years. Visit SchaefferFamilyHomes.com or cal 856-208-5118 for more information.
Thanksgiving is over, and the holiday party season is in full force! Before you stress out, here are a few tips for getting ready for the next round of festivities.
What are you hosting next? A cocktail party? A cozy holiday meal for immediate family? An open house for hordes of people? Preparing for each will involve different necessities and organization, so figure that out before anything else.
Take stock of your supplies. Once you know what kind of event you’ll be preparing for, make a list of what you have or have to get. Do you have enough stemware? Do you need more plates/cups? Does the bar need to be replenished? Get decorations and supplies that match your party style or theme. Festive drink garnishes for a fancy cocktail party, fun photo booth props or s’mores bar ingredients for family parties, etc.
Organize and take inventory. As you sort through various platters, bowls, pitchers, vases and other pieces, take note of what is missing or broken. Also, pay attention to pieces lurking in the back of the cabinet. When was the last time you used them? Consider donating anything you haven’t used recently.
Clean everything. Give the kitchen a good scrubbing. Launder tablecloths, napkins and other linens. Better yet, drop them off at the dry cleaner.
Sort out the pantry, fridge & freezer. Clean out the refrigerator and pantry. If you find canned or boxed food that hasn’t expired and won’t be used in the next few weeks, donate it to a food drive or pantry.
Restock. Think about what you’ll be cooking or baking for the holidays. Get your herbs, spices and staples organized, and make a list of things you need to replenish.
Check cookware and kitchen tools. While you’re planning your party menu, figure out what pots, pans and cooking tools you will need. If you need to pick up an extra cookie sheet, put it on the list.
Go shopping. In addition to cookware and kitchen staples, look for basic white dishes, wineglasses and nice flatware.
Prep for overnight guests. Clean up the guest room, wash the bedding and towels.
The next round of holiday festivities will be even better than the last with these helpful tips to prepare! So get your game plan ready, and start enjoying the holidays with your loved ones!
The Schaeffer Family is dedicated to the mission of providing families in New Jersey with quality built, affordably priced new homes for over 60 years. Visit www.schaefferhomes.com or call 856-208-5118 for more information.
Everyone has a different idea for where they want their dream home to be. For some, living in a new community is the aspiration. But for others, a spot far from town – or a lot right in the middle of town – may be more attractive. The Build On Your Lot program from Schaeffer Family Homes is an exciting alternative to our communities. It offers the option of building a high quality Schaeffer home on a homesite that you may already own or one that we can help you acquire.
If you have a homesite, we can help determine if it is suitable for building. Schaeffer Family Homes provides a homesite inspection for all of our customers. During a due diligence contingency period, we will go out to your homesite and identify which items will need to be addressed in order to build your new home. We will also talk to the local municipalities and zoning offices to find out what permits and tests they require. We recommend that a soil test, seasonal high water table test and topographical grading plan be performed to get things started.
If you don’t own any land, we have relationships with many landowners and can provide you with a list of available homesites. Or we can provide you with names of several real estate professionals that specialize in land acquisition.
When you are ready to build, Schaeffer Family Homes has more than 20 home designs to choose from, priced from the low $100s to the upper $300s and beyond. We offer many home styles, such as ranch style, 1st floor masters and traditional 2-story homes. And there are a variety of structural changes available depending on which floorplan you choose. If you are looking for something unique or custom, please let us know so we can review the customization choices open to you. If you have your own plan, we will be more than happy to review it.
Your final price may vary depending on which of our included feature packages you choose. The starting price for each floorplan is based on the Legacy Features Package. Upgraded selections are part of the Signature Features Package. Upon request, we will provide you with a cost estimate based on the features that you wish to have in your new home. Our goal is to work within your budget and build the home of your dreams!
Our Build On Your Lot program is available in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties in New Jersey. If you are interested, call 856-208-5118 or fill out the request more information form on our website, and we will schedule a free consultation meeting with a New Home Specialist. If you do not own land yet, we recommend speaking with us before you buy your land so that we can assist you.
We look forward to meeting with you to build the home of your dreams on the land that you love!
When you buy a used home, you’re left with a host of unanswered or unanswerable questions… How old is that bathtub? What is that stain on the family room carpet? Why does everything smell vaguely of smoke? Why is the kitchen THAT shade of green?
When you buy a new Schaeffer Family home, you get a home that is all-new AND all-you!
A brand new home means that you are the first to own it, to live in it, to make it your own. We want you to take pleasure in it. After all, it really is YOUR home.
Why settle for someone else’s version of YOUR dream home? You deserve to own the all-new, all-you Schaeffer Family Home of your dreams.
The Schaeffer Family is dedicated to the mission of providing families in New Jersey with quality built, affordably priced new homes for over 60 years. Visit www.SchaefferHomes.com or call 856-208-5118 for more information.
Deciding to build a new home is exciting, but it also requires a lot of planning. At Schaeffer Family Homes, we think that choosing the right floor plan is a vital first step. From the size and shape, to where the rooms are located in relation to each other, every part of the home can affect your experience, so knowing what you want is crucial. We have some tips for choosing the right size home for your family.
1. Figure out what size home will best suit your needs.
Choosing a floor plan should start with how large a home you need to fit your lifestyle. How many bedrooms and bathrooms? How many garage bays? Are you downsizing? How much square footage do you really need?
2. Choose a floor plan based on your lifestyle.
Every family has their own style, so choosing a floor plan that meets your needs is essential. Do you work from home and need an office? Are you a movie buff who wants a media room? Do the kids need a rec room? Think about what you need to be comfortable.
3. Trust your instincts on what “feels” right when choosing a floor plan
All of us know when a space feels comfortable. Take these instincts into consideration when looking at different floor plans. A family with younger children may feel that the master suite needs to be closer to the other bedrooms. But an older couple might prefer for the master suite to be downstairs, separate from the other bedrooms.
4. Be honest about your needs and lifestyle.
Lifestyles and family needs differ depending on what stage of life you are in. Features that young couples look for in a home are different from what a single person or a retired couple might find important. Before choosing a home design, ask yourself:
5. Don’t forget other space considerations.
Would you prefer the laundry room to be downstairs or upstairs? Do you have hobbies or special interests that require dedicated rooms to enjoy them? Are you a “pack-rat” who needs lots of attic or storage space to store your treasures?
We are proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy-efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for you. Learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified new homes at http://www.energystar.gov/