Builder Spotlight: Meet Jason!

Schaeffer FamilyThere are few things more special than sharing the feeling of home with your family. Between milestones and everyday moments, your home is the safest and most comforting place in the world. Only someone who lives and breathes the value of family knows how to build the homes that families deserve, and we’re proud to say that at Schaeffer Family Homes, that someone is none other than our wonderful leader, Jason Schaeffer.

When he first stepped into his role, the first thing that Jason did was incorporate the word “family” into the company name. “We are truly a family company. My mother still works for the company, as do my brother and wife. We have many employees who have been with us for decades and all of our employees are treated as family.” Best of all, when you buy a home with us, you become a lasting part of this Schaeffer family.

Before purchasing the family business from his mother and father in 2006, Jason worked in construction as a service and warranty manager, a sales manager, and eventually an operations manager for many years, in which he oversaw about 1,000 homes being built. Everything he’s learned about the industry through his past experiences have helped to shape his role today, and we’re grateful for the chance to learn from him every day!

Since the very beginning, Jason has put a significant emphasis on exceptional customer service. The happiness of his homeowners is his number one priority, which all starts with a rewarding building experience. Because GuildQuality provides Schaeffer Family Homes with real market research from homeowners, Jason pays special attention to what you say, so he can ensure that the work he does significantly enhances your life.

Having grown up in Berlin Borough, Jason has always been close to where our headquarters and design center are today. After spending time traveling and working after college, Jason settled into the new home industry and has been here ever since. Jason married his high school sweetheart, moved to beautiful Haddonfield, and lives there now with his wife and three sons.

It’s no surprise that Jason’s love of family and community doesn’t stop when he’s not in the office. In fact, his favorite thing to do in his free time is to enjoy moments with his family, whether that’s going on trips, relaxing at home, or attending his children’s sporting or music events. He also pursues aviation — did you know that Jason is a private pilot? If he weren’t the owner of Schaeffer Family Homes, he’d be flying planes!

When it comes to the heart and soul of your home, there are no better hands to be in than Jason’s. With an unmatched eye for aesthetics, design, and function (fun fact: Jason was given a scholarship to attend the Accademia di Bella Arti in Florence and was a professional sculptor after college), and an immense amount of love and care for his work and his homeowners, Jason is the co-pilot you want on your homebuilding journey.

All of us at Schaeffer Family Homes would love to thank Jason for being the greatest leader and inspiration of all. Our work is a fulfilling adventure each and every day, due in large part to the man that helps to make the magic happen. For more information on our homes and communities throughout South Jersey, please visit our website or give us a call at 856-208-5118. We can’t wait to help you find your dream home!

Holiday Happenings in South Jersey

The fire’s crackling, the lights are twinkling, and Sinatra’s playing throughout your home — there’s no better place to be during the holidays than South Jersey! At Schaeffer Family Homes, we believe in the spirit of the season, and build all of our homes in towns that value the magic of wintertime too.

This holiday, venture outside for family-friendly events and activities that’ll make this year the most memorable of all! From tree lightings to Santa visits, there’s never a shortage of holiday happiness here. Check out our top picks for things to do before you head into 2019:

Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas Celebration: Did you know that the holidays are even more magical underwater? Up until December 30th, the whole family can enjoy Christmas Underwater, a stunning display which includes the world’s tallest underw

 

ater Christmas tree, “el-fish helpers,” a visit from Scuba Santa, and so much more! A beloved NJ staple, the aquarium will also release indoor flurries, and allow children to drop off letters for Santa in a special underwater mailbox.

Santa’s Snack and Swim at Sahara Sam’s Oasis: We can’t enjoy our beautiful beaches just yet, but we can still get in the water… Every Saturday and Sunday from now until December 23rd, Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park will host Breakfast with Santa, where children can enjoy a delicious buffet of breakfast favorites and splash around with their favorite holiday saint! This unbelievable indoor water park has rides and attractions for all ages, so everyone can enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure.

Christmas Fantasy Lights Parade Storybook Land: You’ve never seen Christmas quite like this before… With over one million lights lit up in the park, you and your family will always remember this remarkable holiday e

Christmas Village

vent. At the spectacular Storybook Land in Egg Harbor Township, Santa will appear outside of his home (until December 23) to wave his magic wand and let the festivities commence. From there, everyone can enjoy rides, attractions, and tasty treats at the snack bars!

Holidays at Johnson’s Corner Farm: There’s nothing quite like wintertime activities with your loved ones. At Medford’s own Johnson’s Corner Farm, families can spend a peaceful and relaxing evening doing what they love best around the holidays. With light show hayrides, sparkling lights, cookie decorating, open fire s’mores, and of course, all of the Christmas trees you could ever pick from, this beautifully-decorated holiday oasis will become a tradition for your family for years to come.

Jingle: A Magical Holiday Spectacular: No celebration in New Jersey would be complete without a little Atlantic City flair… Up until December 21, the whole family can enjoy the stunning spectacle of Jingle: A Magical Holiday Spectacular. Performed in the Tropicana’s showroom, you’ll be surrounded by dazzling dancers, singers, ballerinas, AC favorites, aerial artistry, and of course, breathtaking choreography and costume design. Filled with energy and joy, you won’t want to miss this seasonal show.

Grab your scarf, gloves, and holiday spirit, and head outside of your Schaeffer Family home for some festive fun with your family. We can’t wait for you to experience the magic in South Jersey! From our family to yours, have a wonderful holiday season.

Featured Floor Plan: The Bolero

Spacious, charming, and filled with natural light, The Bolero is a warm and welcoming floor plan that’s easy to call home. With 4 comfortable bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 2,334 square feet of beautiful open space, Schaeffer Family Homes created this home for families like our own.Bolero Kitchen

Step inside and immediately feel the magic — high ceilings, a grand staircase, and a contemporary, expertly-designed layout greet you with open arms. With soft light coming in from large windows, you can’t help but love the luxurious and cozy aura that embraces you.

The charm of this home is easy to sense throughout each room, including large living, dining, and family rooms, and a gorgeous kitchen with a center island and warm nook to enjoy meals in the mornings. There’s no better place than this open and airy home to share the most special moments of your life!

Envision yourself relaxing morning and night in your elegant master suite, where a private, spa-like bathroom with a glass stall shower offers luxury whenever you want it. Not to mention, a roomy walk-in closet ensures that everything you need is right at your fingertips with the easiest access. An oasis built for leisure, your master suite is the bedroom that was always meant for you. Beyond the master suite, you’ll find three bedrooms and a quaint hall bathroom that ensure endless comfort for your family and guests.

Bolero Living Room

As functional and spacious as it is warm and comforting, The Bolero is where you want to spend your days. The greatest memories of your life are waiting to be made here! As promised, when you work with a team like Schaeffer Family Homes, you understand what it means to be a #1 priority. We provide the smoothest building process, so the moment you step into your new home is as sweet as can be.

For more information on The Bolero give us a call at 856-208-5118. We can’t wait to work with you!

Featured Spotlight on Our Design Center

There is so much to consider when buying a new home. Once you’ve selected your new home builder (Schaeffer Family Homes, of course!), you still have to choose a community, a model, and a home site. And that’s just the beginning!

The next part, though, is really fun! At our state-of-the-art, 2,000 sq. ft. Design Center, virtually all of the components that make up a home are on display, from light fixtures to roofing samples, faucets to countertops. Every selection, choice, and upgrade is here for you to see, the way it would really look in your new home. This is a “one stop shop”, designed to make the new home selection process as enjoyable and easy as possible.

Not only do you get to take advantage of our award winning Design Center, but you’ll also enjoy the services of our professional design consultant, Christie Redner, who will expertly guide you through personalizing youDesign Center Photosr new home!

She’ll help you answer such questions as: What kind of front door do you want? Do you want a bull-nose landing on your staircase? What color marble should the family room fireplace surround be? Which mantle do you want for the fireplace? What about a home automation system that can provide security, temperature, and lighting control?

At Schaeffer Homes, we never want you to settle. We give you plenty of choices, so you can create the home that’s right for your family – the home you’ve always dreamed of! Learn more here!

Schaeffer Family Homes Featured Employee: Meet Christie!

At Schaeffer Family Homes, our team knows that a home isn’t just a living space — it’s a place where families grow together. Between all of those special milestones and everyday moments, a home is where we make our lifelong memories.

Featured Employee Christie Schaeffer Homes

From start to finish, our dedicated Schaeffer family ensures an easy, smooth, and rewarding experience for everyone we work with. When we build your home, we build a living space that we’d want for ourselves, and no one understands these family values better than Christie Redner, our very own Director of Sales and Design Center Manager.

Just a week after graduating from Penn State, Christie began her career in new home sales, and has since changed the lives of families for 12 years and running. The incredible impact that Christie has made on Schaeffer Family Homes for the past 7 ½ years is felt by all!

Everyone who meets Christie can instantly sense how bright, kind, and genuine she is, so it’s no wonder that she’s the perfect person to assist customers on the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. With a family of her own, Christie knows how important it is to treat homeowners with respect and care throughout every step of this exciting process.

“It’s incredibly rewarding to show someone that their dream home can become a reality,” Christie says. The many “thank you” emails and cards that she receives after move-in day is just a testament to

 the wonderful work that she does day in and day out. We can’t say enough about Christie, but many happy homeowners reflect our thoughts exactly with their rave reviews…

“Christie is the best! I don’t know how we could have gotten through the process without her.”

 “Christie Redner… She’s amazing to work with and will keep you focused.” “Christie went above and beyond! I’m not completely sure how she put up with all of the questions we had.”

Featured Employee Christie Schaeffer Family Homes

Outside of the office, Christie loves traveling, going to the beach, walking her dog, and spending time with her daughter, Willow, and husband, Dan in their warm and comfortable Schaeffer home. Yes, Christie was once a customer of ours! She chose to build a home on her own land, so she knows exactly what a Schaeffer homeowner goes through in the building process. This is one of the many reasons that the service she provides to our customers is top of the line, and why spending time with her is so much fun.

All of us at Schaeffer Family Homes want to thank Christie for the positivity she brings to our office and our homeowners every day! We can’t wait for you to see what a joy she is to work with. For more information on our homes and communities, please visit our website, or give us a call at 856-208-5118.

Creating a Relaxing and Beautiful Master Suite

Everyone loves to visit model homes, getting to experience a perfectly designed home that you can only dream of! (Who hasn’t envisioned having a luxurious spa bathroom?) While living in a professionally decorated home may not be in your budget, you can use some designer “tricks of the trade” to create memorable spaces for yourself and your family.

To begin with:

  • Timeless design will adapt to a growing family. Beware of anything that’s too trendy.
  • Choose classic finishes and colors for anything permanent (i.e. flooring, wall paneling).
  • Make a statement with furnishings, art, and accessories.

Regardless of its design, your home should reflect you! Especially in the “personal” spaces like the bedrooms. Next to the family room, the master suite is probably the most common family hub. Kids, pets, laundry, toys, stacks of books, art projects… everything winds up here at some point. Yet this space should be your oasis, a sanctuary that is beautiful and practical. Here are some tips for creating an enticing master suite.

  • Look at your basics. How old is your mattress? Your pillows? Your shMaster Suite Bedroom Schaeffereets? If you can’t remember, it’s time to replace them. You deserve a good mattress, comfortable pillows and quality bedding.
  • Color theory. The colors you choose matter. Serene hues, like pale blues, greens, lavenders and greys, are soothing. Classic black and white never goes out of style, and is easy to switch around. Browns are warm and comforting.
  • Accessorize. Once you have a color palette and the basics, choose accessories that are useful and relaxing. Good lighting – overhead fixtures and lamps – is practical and decorative. A chaise longue or reclining chair is perfect for creating a cozy reading nook or cuddle corner. If you must have a TV in the bedroom, make it as unobtrusive as possible.
  • Indulge yourself. This is your personal space, so feel free to be whimsical… intense accent colors, animal prints, playful patterns, inspiration from hobbies, travel or a special location. Go for an upholstered headboard in a luxurious fabric or a dramatic wallpaper that feels decadent. It’s your space, make it special.  
  • Organization is key. Once the hectic pace of life takes over, you’ll be so grateful that your closet is organized, the dresser is neat, and everything has a place. It requires some discipline, but hanging clothes up and putting things away will make you feel less stressed.  
  • The spa baMaster Suite Bathroomth. The bathroom is a greatway to give yourself a little luxury. Organic materials like marble or granite add a sense of grounded sophistication, while good quality accessories and fixtures can make your master bath feel like it’s in a 4-star hotel. Match your towels to the colors you chose for the bedrooms so there is a sense of continuity.

At Schaeffer Family Homes, we design our master suites to be spacious and comfortable – the perfect base for you to create a space that’s all your own. Learn more at SchaefferHomes.com or call us at 856-208-5118.

Final Chance to Live at Four Seasons in Millville!

Schaeffer Homes’ last new construction home in Four Seasons at Millville is ready and waiting for you! Don’t miss the opportunity to live in a carefree, active adult 55-plus community, complete with tons of resort-style amenities — and the benefits of a 5-year tax abatement!  

Located at 16 Torresdale Street, the ranch-style Jaxon I model is 1,380 square feet. There are 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 1-car garage. The large great room/dining room has a vaulted ceiling, and is completely open to the spacious kitchen with a large center island. The kitchen includes upgraded 42” white cabinets and recessed lighting throughout. Enjoy a sliding glass door off the back of the home and beautiful upgraded flooring!

16 Torresdale Schaeffer HomesThe master bedroom includes a walk-in closet and a private bath with walk-in shower and dual vanity. This home is Energy Star certified and backed by numerous new home warranties, and is priced at $214,900.

Best of all, when you sign a contract between now and October 29th, you get to choose an exclusive bonus package from our Get Off the Fence Sales Event! With credit toward features like appliances, lighting, a patio, interior design, and more, you can make your Jaxon home as cozy as possible.

Schaeffer new home incentive

When you join the tight knit community at Four Seasons, you’ll enjoy the numerous amenities the community has to offer, including the outdoor pool, tennis courts, pickleball, bocce ball, the 7,500 square foot clubhouse with fitness center, billiards room, game room, and catering kitchen. Plus, there are tons of organized activities — something for everyone.

You’ll love the low-maintenance lifestyle, too. All you need to do is take your trash to the curb. Someone else will take care of all lawn maintenance and snow removal.

Do not miss this opportunity to own a Schaeffer home. The Jaxon is located at 16 Torresdale Street, Millville, NJ 08332. Contact Gabrielle at 856-208-5118 or gabrielle@schaefferhomes.com for more details.

Featured Floor Plan: The Winston

A stunning 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom open floor plan, The Winston embodies  Schaeffer Family Homes promise of comfort and warmth for families of all sizes. Built with the highest quality and greatest care, this home is a place that tells the unique story of your family.

Winston Kitchen

When you open the door to The Winston, you’re greeted by a two-story foyer and spectacular turned staircase that glows with natural light from a vast window. Marvel at the beauty of high, vaulted ceilings and enough room for all of the furniture and decor pieces you’ve ever wanted.

You’ll feel the charm of this gorgeous home throughout each room, including a first-floor study, a large living and dining room, and a spacious kitchen that leads to a comfortable family room complete with a rear staircase. Share holiday meals, host friends, and enjoy the simple pleasures of everyday life.

In your large master suite, relax in pure luxury with a private bathroom that offers an incredible soaking tub and separate stall shower. The master also includes a large walk in closet. The ideal place to start your mornings and end your days, your master suite caters to all of your leisure needs.

Beyond the master suite, you will find 3 additional bedrooms that are spacious in size along with another full bath. At over 3,000 sq. ft., The Winston includes plenty of space and can be personalized to be the home of your dreams. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the Winston model. Choose from 3 alternate exterior choices including one that has a front porch that is perfect for morning cups of coffee. If more space is required ask about adding a sunroom off the kitchen or expanding the dining room.

Winston Entrance

If you’re looking for a warm and welcoming place that reflects your style and ensures comfort day in and day out, The Winston is the home for you. And of course, you can rest assured that our team at Schaeffer Family Homes provides the most rewarding and smooth building process, so the moment youstep into your new home feels as sweet as can be.

 

For more information on The Winston, please visit our page, or give us a call at 856-208-5118. We can’t wait to work with you!

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!

Meet the Team… Get to know Land Specialist, Josh Adams!

Josh Adams is our new Land Specialist. He handles land acquisitions and assists our customers with finding just the right lot. “I love the chase involved in finding land,” says Josh. “I enjoy working with people and building relationships, and finding creative ways to find lots and sell properties.”

As a newer member of the team, he has a unique perspective on working here. “It’s a great environment, and I’m fortunate to be a part of it! I’m looking forward to helping people find a place to spend their lives. I’m also excited about the fact that there’s a picture of Vanilla Ice that randomly appears somewhere in the office!”

Prior to joining Schaeffer Family Homes, Josh most recently worked as a sales associate for Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach, Realtors® selling resale residential homes, new construction, and land. Prior to joining BHHS, he worked for Atlantic Five Realty where he specialized in selling residential subdivisions to builders. He attended Moorestown Friends, and Rutgers Business – Camden.

Josh loves cooking and anything related to food. In fact, “there’s a good chance that food is going to come up in any conversation!” He also thinks that “golf is the greatest game ever made.” He loves Philly sports (Go Birds!), and competing in just about anything.

Fun Facts: He has made wine his entire life. And has done belly flops in the Mediterranean Sea.

When you’re ready to work with an expert like Josh, contact Schaeffer Family Homes at (856) 208-5118. We can’t wait to get started building the home of your dreams.

               

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