Design Trends Making a Comeback

When it comes to interior design, a single trend can be the talk of the town for years and then essentially fall off the planet. Remember avocado-colored furniture and wallpaper borders? Yeah, we don’t want to either… But in 2018, we’re seeing a major comeback happen; you won’t believe the trends that are heating up again with the help of a little modern flare!

In your spacious and comfortable Schaeffer home, your interior design makes you feel just as good as the high-quality structure and building materials that we provide you with. Draw some inspiration from these timeless trends and get ready to give your home a makeover that you’ll love for good!

 

Living Room

You may know all about the “millennial pink” craze that has taken the nation by feminine storm, but did you know that good old fashioned blue and white is making its way back into homes? This classic color scheme gives off a peaceful, somewhat nautical vibe, and is being revamped with modern patterns and textures in living rooms. Once popular in the 90’s, these colors are happy to be making their way in 2018!

living room decorating

If we’re playing music from the 60’s and 70’s on our iPhones, then why can’t design trends from this time make their way back into our modern lives? Believe it or not, Macrame is all the rage — again! Macrame is beautiful, knotted rope that’s designed in creative ways to make hanging planters, wall hangings, and more. Take a trip back to yesteryear and find a spot on your wall for an ode to the best decades of all!

 

Bathroom and Kitchen

If it’s hard to believe that brass is back in style, we don’t blame you! This staple of the 1980’s was in such abundance that homeowners eventually wanted to be as far from it as possible. But now, brass doesn’t signify something common — it’s now a sign of luxury. It’s softer, less harsh and shiny, and inexplicably trendy. Try brass fixtures and accents in your bathroom and kitchen for a sleek, sophisticated look.

Although it seems as though all white or all dark, minimal and modern kitchens are the chic way to go, it’s good to know that kitchen colors are coming back! Just like the 50’s and 60’s, cabinets are sporting colors again, this time with fashionable hu

es like classy navy and elegant hunter green. Get ready for the heat of the kitchen as the greatest room in the house is ready to pop again!

 

Bedroom

You’ve probably thought long and hard about how you want your Schaeffer bedroom to look. If you’re a sucker for light, pretty colors but you’ve been swayed by the ultra-modern color trends of today, we have good news for you: pastels are back! Yes, you heard that right. Light pinks, greens, blues, and oranges are back in style, only this time, they’re understated and calm, giving your space a relaxed, modern vibe that doesn’t feel retro.

“Contemporary wallpaper” may seem like two contradictory terms, but believe it or not, this widely used trend of the past is now coming back into the spotlight! Decorative wallpaper can now be used not just to give color to your walls, but to show your creativity and unique eye for design. Since monotone colors has been in for so long, vibrant modern prints truly highlight your originality. We’re excited about it!

Interior design is a great way to show off your singular style. Just like the physical components of your home, the way it looks and feels on the inside plays a part in how you feel everyday. We love that while some design trends are fun to look back on, others are simply timeless.

When it comes to the inside of your home, get inspired by the design ideas with true staying power — they may make your home as home-y as can be! For more information on our homes and communities in New Jersey, please visit our website, or fill out our contact form. We look forward to working with you!

The Villas at Cornerstone is Almost Sold Out!

Phoenix A

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.

Exciting Updates Happening in our Build On Your Lot Program!

We have some great things happening at Schaeffer Family Homes – especially in our Build On Your Lot program.

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.

Our Featured Home of the Month – The Phoenix A at The Villas at Cornerstone in Carneys Point

Families of all sizes will love this gorgeous home that’s available at The Villas at
Cornerstone in Carneys Point, NJ. An example of innovative, thoughtful design, The
Phoenix A has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, a 2-car garage, and a spacious multi-level
floorplan. And it’s specially priced for a limited time – only $258,935 when you use our
Preferred Lender, Oak Mortgage!

Phoenix A

With 2,120 square feet of living space, this unique home has incredible details around
every corner – from the welcoming foyer to the bedroom-level balcony, the 9-foot ceilings
to the hardwood floors. As you enter, the open living space draws you in. The adjacent
family room, kitchen and dining room are ideal for entertaining and family activities. The
kitchen is spacious, featuring granite countertops, 42-inch cabinets with crown molding,
stainless steel appliances (gas range, microwave and dishwasher), and recessed lights.
Down a few steps is a lower level rec room, just the spot for a playroom or game
room. From the rec room, there’s another level that can be a finished or unfinished
basement area.

A few steps up from the main living level is the lovely master bedroom suite, which is its
own floor. The master includes a walk-in closet and luxurious bath with a tub, shower,
granite countertop and double bowl sink, a raised height vanity, and 12”x12” tile floor. Up a
few steps from the master suite level you’ll find three additional bedrooms, another full
bath, and a balcony overlooking the family room.

The Villas at Cornerstone only has a few homesites remaining! For more information on
this innovative home or the community, contact New Home Specialist, Gabrielle at 856-208-5118 or by email at Gabrielle@SchafferHomes.com.

The Schaeffer Family has been dedicated to the mission of providing families in New Jersey with quality built, affordably priced new homes for over 60 years. Visit www.SchaefferFamilyHomes.com or call 856-208-5118 for more information. 

Interested in building on your own lot? Check out Schaeffer Family Homes!

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!

Why buy new? Let us count the reasons!

Jaxon I Kitchen

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!

  • Modern Design & Architecture. Our customizable plans reflect the way you live today, so you can build the home you really want! When buying used, consider the costs involved in updating items that you may want to change.
  • Personalized Features & Finishes. You choose everything, from the appliances to the kitchen cabinets, flooring to low maintenance siding. In a used home, everything has already been chosen for you.
  • Advanced Building Materials. From its poured concrete foundation to its ¾-inch engineered subfloors, from joists with squeak resistant engineering and ½-inch screwed drywall throughout, to industry-best foundation damp/waterproofing, your new Schaeffer home features the best building techniques and materials available.
  • All New Systems. 200 amp electrical service, tankless gas water heaters, PEX Manifold Manabloc Plumbing System… Our all-new, super-efficient heating, air conditioning, plumbing & electrical systems mean unbelievable peace of mind.
  • Energy Efficient Design. Thanks to high-efficiency mechanicals and energy-efficient products & materials, our homes are NJ Energy Star certified. By using pre-cut materials, low-E insulated windows, fiberglass insulation, and a host of other products and materials, our homes save you money while saving the planet’s resources.
  • New Home Warranties. Our homes come backed with a slew of warranties to protect your investment. 1-year, 2-10 year, plus manufacturers warranties. And an in-house warranty manager to answer all your questions, so no worries.
  • Personal Designer for Selection Process

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. 

Community Spotlight: Four Seasons in Cumberland

Schaeffer Family Homes is thrilled to throw the spotlight on one of our unique 55-plus communities, Four Seasons in Cumberland, in Millville, NJ! From the private, peaceful and serene setting to the gorgeous clubhouse and fun-loving residents, it will be love at first sight when you come to visit.

One of Four Seasons’ biggest attractions might just be the 5-year tax abatement. Available only at Four Seasons, the abatement means that the property taxes owners pay over 5 years will be significantly lower. Like 50% lower! Combined with a price range that starts under $200,000, Four Seasons is one of the best buys in South Jersey!

The first thing you’ll notice is that Four Seasons is an established community, so everything is up and running. The 7,500 sq. ft. clubhouse includes a fitness center with the latest cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. You’ll catch our residents having a ball, whether they’re playing cards or billiards, or baking in the catering kitchen. Don’t forget to check out the pool, tennis, pickleball and bocce ball courts.

We offer low-maintenance, free standing single-family homes designed specifically for the active adult. You can choose from three floorplans starting at 1,380 square feet. Our homes feature 9-foot first floor ceilings, Frigidaire® appliances, crown molding, and low maintenance vinyl siding. Plus, our homes are NJ Energy Star Certified, with energy-efficient insulation, furnace, windows, and a tankless hot water heater.

Make sure you stop by the Design Studio in West Berlin, New Jersey. It has everything, from lighting fixtures to roofing samples, faucets to counter top selections. Truly a “one stop shop”, it is designed to make the selection process as enjoyable and easy as possible.

Four Seasons in Cumberland is located at 62 Cottage Street in Millville, NJ.

The Schaeffer Family has been building homes in New Jersey for over 70 years, and we’d love to have you experience this unique community for yourself. Contact Christie at 856-208-5118 for more information.

 

Only a few homesites remain at Villas at Cornerstone!

Schaeffer Family Homes is thrilled to announce that The Villas at Cornerstone in Carneys Point is almost sold out! Only a few opportunities remain if you want to live in this great neighborhood!

Conveniently located in Salem County, Cornerstone features spacious (up to .75-acre!) homesites in a quiet, uncongested area that is close to 295, the NJ Turnpike, the Delaware Memorial Bridge, Penns Grove schools, and the Jersey Shore.

The 1-and 2-story homes we’re building at Cornerstone are open, with beautiful kitchens, interesting architectural details, and plenty of outdoor living spaces for entertaining friends and family. We also can customize each home to fit individual lifestyle needs, from guest suites to finished basements to sunrooms.

If you’re looking to move sooner rather than later, we have two homes available – The Weston and The Phoenix . Located at 1 Granite Lane, the Weston has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a den. Featuring Craftsman-style details, this cozy home has 1635 square feet of living space, upgraded flooring, and a vaulted ceiling. The spacious kitchen has 42-inch white cabinets, an island, and stainless steel appliances. It is move-in ready, and priced at $259,900.

The 2-story Phoenix, located at 2 Granite Lane, has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a finished basement rec room. This spacious home has 2523 square feet of living space, a formal dining room, a sunroom, and extensions to the dining room and master suite. The spacious kitchen has 42-inch cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. And there’s still time to personalize! This home is priced at $299,900.

We think you’ll agree that Cornerstone offers a lot of home for the money. Plus, the taxes are lower in Salem County. And no one can beat our quality and service.

Whether you are an empty nester or a first time buyer, the Villas at Cornerstone offers the best in South Jersey living. Don’t wait another day, though, because your chance to live here is coming to an end! The Model Home is located at 1 Granite Lane in Carney’s Point, NJ. For more information or model hours call Christie at 856-208-5118.

The Schaeffer Family has been 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. 

Schaeffer Family Homes welcomes new team member, Lorraine Marek!

We’re so happy to introduce you all to the newest Schaeffer Family Homes team member, Community Manager, Lorraine Marek. She has many years of experience in the real estate industry, and will be handling sales at The Villas at Cornerstone and Four Seasons at Cumberland.

Lorraine was born and raised in Philadelphia, and worked in the custom and fine jewelry businesses in New York City for several years. Then she moved into new home sales, handling everything from sales and marketing to financing and design.

She left real estate for a few years, working as the customer care manager & marketing manager for the Deptford Skating and Fun Center, and International Sports, Skating and Fun Center. Now, she’s come back to New Home Sales because that is where her heart truly is.

When she is not working, Lorraine spends her time with her wonderful husband, Tom, her beautiful daughter, Michaela, and their grand-puppy, Molly.

“I love to learn new things every day,” says Lorraine. “And I’m looking forward to the new experiences and opportunities that I will have here at Schaeffer Family Homes.”

The Schaeffer Family has been 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.

Now Is the Time To Make Your Move!

As of April 1st, 2017, Schaeffer Family Homes will be taking a $4,000 price increase across the board on all our models in our communities, spot lots, and on your own lot. The reason is due to an increase in the cost of lumber. According to Eye on Housing, lumber costs have remained pretty steady since 2014. The price of lumber, from framing to structural panels has increased up to 30 percent in recent weeks.

Since this cost is something we can not avoid, our prices in turn have to go up. We wanted to make our customers aware so they can lock in the lower pricing NOW! How can you do this? Sign an agreement of sale by 4/15/17 and we will honor our lower pricing. This saves you $4,000. We will also take contingencies and lock in the pricing for up to 60 days. Call Alexis at 856-208-5118 or by email at Alexis@SchaefferHomes.com for more information or to ask any questions. If you have been on the fence, now is the time to make your move! We hope to see you at one of our models or communities soon!

The Schaeffer Family has been 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.

               

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/