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.

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. 

New Year’s Resolution: Cooking healthier in your new Schaeffer home!

Jaxon Kitchen

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:

  1. Be mindful. Make conscious food choices. Pay attention to what – and how – you’re eating. Prepare your food. Taste it. Savor it. Enjoy it.

 

  1. Become an educated eater. Make an effort to learn how to cook and eat healthy. Brush up on healthy foods and recipes. Learn how to plan and create your own healthy meals.

 

  1. Eat more fruits and veggies.Aim for 4 to 13 servings a day, in a range of colors. Add them to soups, stews, omelets, pasta, rice, sauces, etc.

 

  1. Eat less meat. And when you do eat meat, make sure it’s lean. Eat small servings, and make sure the majority of your plate is veggies and whole grains.

 

  1. Keep it simple. Delicious, healthy meals don’t require you to be a world-class chef. Choose good quality ingredients and keep your cooking techniques simple.

 

  1. Learn various cooking techniques. Experiment with stir-fry. Roast vegetables on a sheet pan. Try packets made from parchment or aluminum foil. Even if you’re having salmon every day, you can prepare it differently each time!

 

  1. Make it easier whenever you can.Buy bagged and shredded cabbage and carrots, and pre-chopped greens. Use frozen bags of vegetables (peas, corn, pearl onions) in soups and stews. Keep canned beans on hand to throw into dishes.

 

  1. Make your kitchen fun and functional.Organize your pantry and cabinets so you can find things easily. Keep fresh fruits and veggies on the counter where they’re accessible. Play music when you’re cooking. Clean up when you’re done.

 

  1. Plan meals ahead of time.Wash, cut and peel fruits and veggies for snacks and meals. Batch cook grains, like rice and quinoa. Portion out snacks like nuts and berries. These shortcuts help make sure you eat healthier.

 

  1. Focus on flavor. It’s easier to eat healthy if food tastes good. Flavor your foods with fresh herbs, unique spices or even citrus. Add vegetable or chicken stock to grain dishes. Make your own vinaigrettes for salads, grains or veggie dishes.

 

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.

Come see our Featured Floor Plan… The Willow!

Kitchen

Schaeffer Family Homes invites you to come see the gorgeous brand new Willow model that is available at 1317 Spruce Street in Voorhees! We will be hosting an Open House for this Move- In Ready Home on December 30th from 12 to 4pm.

This spacious two-story residence features 2,846 square feet of living space, with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 1-car front-entry garage. It has an open floor plan with a combined great room/kitchen. The kitchen includes granite countertops, beautiful cabinetry, a butler’s pantry, and a large island. You’ll also find a formal dining room, a convenient mudroom with drop zone and built-in bench, and a gas fireplace in the great room.

The second floor master bedroom suite features dual walk-in closets, and a deluxe bathroom with double vanity and walk-in shower. There are three additional bedrooms, an additional bathroom, and the laundry room.

Dining Room

The Willow also has an optional third floor bonus room, which you can see in this home. There is a welcoming front porch, and upgraded flooring throughout the home, too. It is priced at $349,900.

This lovely home is located in a desirable school district, in close proximity to 295 and Philadelphia. For more information about this home or any others, call us at 856-208-5118 or visit SchaefferHomes.com.

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 call 856-208-5118 for more information. 

Is Your Holiday Party Plan Ready to Go?

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. 

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. 

Well-known Berlin mansion remodeled for family of today

When a teen-aged Jason Schaeffer was hanging out with his friends at the home known as the Renzi Estate Mansion in Berlin, he could never have imagined that one day he’d own it. But years of friendship with the home’s owners put him in the position to buy the well-known home on Monmouth Avenue.

“It was an emotional decision,” Jason admits. “The Renzis were my second family. I had Christmas dinners there. And years later, Mrs. Renzi would invite me over to pick my brain about what she should do with the house to fix it up. We talked about her vision for the house, what she’d do differently. When I bought it, those conversations were absolutely in my mind.”

The Renzi home has been completely remodeled while retaining its character and charm. It is the perfect home for today’s active families. It has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and a 2-car garage. At 5,500 square feet of living space, this home has everything you are looking for – including an incredible price of just $549,900!

 
From the second you enter through the stately front door, you’ll feel right at home. The focal point of the first floor is the bright, open kitchen. Featuring a breakfast nook, an expansive island, over-sized stainless pro appliances, quartz countertops and antique white cabinets, this kitchen is a dream come true. Down a few steps is the spacious great room with a wood burning fireplace, and an adjacent sunroom that beckons you with its high ceilings and gorgeous views of the in-ground pool and large deck. These are excellent spaces for entertaining or quiet afternoons. The dining room and living room are just off the foyer, and each includes a fireplace. Talk about the perfect ambiance for holiday celebrations and parties.

Upstairs, the master suite is truly a tranquil haven. It includes a large bedroom and en-suite bathroom featuring a 5’x 5′ walk-in shower and custom cabinetry. Just off of the bedroom are two massive his & her walk-in closets complete with custom closet organization systems. The suite also includes a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge, sink and dishwasher, the perfect space for making a cup of coffee while getting ready in the morning or enjoying a glass of wine before an evening out. Completing the upstairs are four additional bedrooms and two full bathrooms, including a loft area, which has been converted into a bedroom suite – ideal for the in-laws or a live-in nanny.

The exterior of this gracious home is just as inviting as the inside, featuring a brand new low-maintenance composite deck, a serviced and operating in-ground pool, a gazebo, new fencing, updated landscaping, a fully irrigated front, side and rear yard, an updated asphalt driveway and parking area, and refurbished brick walkways and a brick parking area.

Other newly renovated features include a brand new 6 zone energy efficient HVAC system, WiFi enabled thermostat system, two laundry areas, a large mudroom with custom built-in drop zone and cubbies, a central vacuum system, updated electrical including switches, plates and fixtures, updated plumbing and bath fixtures throughout.

The Renzi Estate Mansion is located at 11 Monmouth Avenue, Berlin, NJ 08009. For more information on this one-of-a-kind home, please call 856-208-5118 or visit SchaefferHomes.com.

The Schaeffer family has been dedicated to the mission of providing families in South Jersey with quality built, affordably priced new homes for over 60 years. Visit SchaefferFamilyHomes.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/