It’s not too early to start prepping for Thanksgiving!

You look forward to Thanksgiving each November. Whoever hosts always seems to pull it off
without a hitch. Now, you are all settled in your brand new Schaeffer home, and you’ve volunteered
to host this year. And the magnitude of the task has hit you. Don’t sweat it. You can do it – and make
it look effortless – thanks to your state-of-the-art kitchen and party-friendly open floor plan!
Invite early. The key to a stress-free Thanksgiving is to plan early. Once you commit to hosting, the
first thing you need to do is invite every single person you want to come. Even the last minute types
are likely to make Thanksgiving plans early in November, so start putting feelers out there ASAP. In
the meantime, start thinking about where you’re going to put everybody. (Flexible, open floorplans
make this part soooo much easier!)

Be organized. Planning and organizing is imperative. It’s the only way to make sure you don’t find
yourself with missing ingredients, a house that’s a mess, and hours of cooking still to be done when
your guests arrive. Start by making lists of everything you need to do, a schedule for the weeks
leading up to dinner, and shopping lists before you head to the store for ingredients and supplies.
Bonus! Lists let you see everything you need, and let you check things off. (Checking things off is a
really good feeling!)

Plan your menu. Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, and you need a game plan. The first
step? Figure out what’s on the menu. Chances are your guests will want to bring things… you just
have to tell them what you need. Once you have the menu set, start shopping for non-perishables
(e.g. baking ingredients, bread cubes, herbs & spices), and make a corner of your pantry
“Thanksgiving Central”. Having everything in one place will help you keep track.
Cook in advance. Don’t stress out by trying to cook everything on Thanksgiving Day. Create a
timeline, and figure out what can be made ahead of time. Casseroles can be premade. Vegetables
can be chopped and ready to steam. Some things can’t be cooked early, like the turkey, but almost
everything else in the meal can be prepped and ready to just pop on the stove top or into the oven.
Let’s put that brand new kitchen to work!

Set up in advance. Establish your dining space (formal dining room, flex space, even the family room). Figure out if you’re having a sit-down meal or a buffet-style repast. Then, as long as you don’t have to worry about pets or small children upsetting things, set everything up days before the event. That way you won’t be scrambling to find the serving dishes that are somewhere in the basement; cleaning the dust off the extra wine glasses that are on that high shelf in the kitchen, and counting the flatware only to discover
you don’t have enough right before the first
guest rings the bell.

Offer snacks before dinner. Tasty appetizers benefit the cook as much as the guests. Bowls of nuts, some crackers and cheese, and trays of crudité or hot apps scattered throughout the family room, living room or basement rec room will keep them busy munching while you finish up! Keep the kids entertained. For children, it seems like Thanksgiving dinner takes foreveeeer to
land on the table. Keep ‘em occupied with games out in the yard, movies up in the loft or craft projects in the rec room.

Above all, relax and enjoy. Let your guests marvel at the spaciousness of your new Schaeffer home,
while you perform culinary magic in your new kitchen! Learn more about our holiday-friendly
homes at Schaeffer Homes.

EXTENDED: Get Off the Fence Sales Event!

New Home South Jersey


As bright colors and sweet autumn scents settle into South Jersey, picture yourself sharing a 

holiday meal with your family in a brand new home. There’s never been a better time to fall in love with a Schaeffer home!

At Schaeffer Family Homes, we believe that the home buying journey should be as easy and rewarding as possible. That’s why we’re extending our Get Off the Fence Sales Event with two available exclusive bonus packages to make your home even cozier.

The rule is simple: sign a contract by November 5th, and then choose your exclusive bonus package:*


You’re that much closer to Moving Day with $5,000 towards closing costs.



A perfectly appointed home is all yours with a $5,000 credit toward work with our interior designer.


Whether you’ve always wanted privacy, impeccable interior design, or the best appliances out there, we have a bonus package that’ll make pumpkin-spice season sweeter than ever. The joy and spirit of the fall and winter holidays are present in a Schaeffer home year-round… feel the love!

Make sure to grab your favorite package before someone else does. The perfect home for you is waiting with open arms! Please visit our website, or contact us at 856-208-5118 with any questions.

*Must sign a non-contingent contract by 11/5/18 including initial deposit. Incentives are offered on a first come first serve basis. Only one incentive is available in each category. Each incentive has a non-cash value not to exceed $5,000. Must use Builder’s Preferred Lender. See Sales Representative for more details.”

Check Out Our New Homesite in Desirable Berlin!


For three generations, Schaeffer Family Homes has been building high-quality, affordable homes for families of all sizes. Our spacious and comfortable floor plans are designed to reflect your lifestyle and allow you to live the way you’ve always wanted!

Take a look at our new homesite on Washington Ave in Berlin, New Jersey, where any family can grow and create the greatest memories — you can choose from 3 models: the Worchester, the Willow, or the Blake. Located on one of the most historic streets in town, the property is just over 1/3 of an acre, and your new home will be situated on a beautiful tree-lined street.

Located in Berlin Borough, you will be part of one of the highest rated school districts in the area! Children attend Berlin Community School for K- 8th grade and Eastern Regional High School for 9th- 12th, where they’ll have top-notch academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities. With a close proximity to bustling Philadelphia, as well as easy access to the Jersey shore, this convenient location is unmatched. You’re also near route 73, which brings along the area’s best shopping, restaurants, and recreation.


New Home Kitchen


First, we feature one of our newest models, the Blake, which includes 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 2,934 square feet of open space to call your own. You’ll fall in love with the home’s beautiful exterior which includes a large front porch that is perfect for morning coffee and late night chats. As you enter the home, you’ll have a spacious living and dining room that are perfect for holiday gatherings. Enjoy a butler’s pantry off of the dining room to store some of your favorite glassware. Beyond these rooms is the spacious great room which opens to the kitchen. With plenty of cabinets, a large center island, and a cozy nook for your kitchen table, the Blake is ideal for family gatherings and the open floor plan allows everyone to be together! On the second floor, you’ll find a master bedroom with two spacious walk-in closets and a private bathroom that includes an oversized stall shower. Three comfortable bedrooms and a laundry area complete the second floor. Looking for more space? The optional third floor provides a choice to have a finished attic that can be turned into the room of your choice!

With 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,236-2,336 square feet of space, the Worchester provides endless possibilities. The first floor offers a traditional center hall colonial layout with a two story foyer that lets in plenty of natural light. The dining room is situated in the front of the home, with the formal living room across from it. This space can also be turned into the perfect office or playroom, if you prefer. Beyond the living room is the cozy family room which opens to the kitchen and is ideal for entertaining. Upstairs boasts a large master suite with a spacious walk-in closet and a private bathroom. Three other bedrooms and another full bath complete the second level. A bonus room can be added over the garage if more space is needed! The Worchester offers many choices to personalize depending on your family’s needs. The flexibility and ability to customize make this plan a favorite!

Lastly, we feature another new floorplan, the Willow. This home provides 2,228 square feet of incredible space to make your own. The Willow includes 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and endless possibilities for expansion if you require more space. As you enter the home you will find a large dining room. Beyond is a butler’s pantry and easy access to the kitchen, making hosting a breeze! The kitchen includes a large center island and is open to a large great room. The second floor is where you’ll find the master bedroom and private master bathroom with an expansive walk-in shower. The 2nd floor comes complete with 3 more bedrooms, a full bathroom and a 2nd floor laundry room. Add the third floor if you need more space and turn this into a bonus room, play area, or home office!

For more information on this homesite and others we have available, visit our website or call us at 856-208-5118. We look forward to partnering with you on this incredible journey!

Featured Homesite

Phoenix Model


At Schaeffer Homes, we work hard everyday to ensure a lifetime of happiness for our clients. With top-quality, personalized homes that are priced affordably, homeowners are in control of where and how they want to live.

As a potential homebuyer, you already know that incredible homesites are hard to come by. Looking for the perfect one may seem like it has no happy ending, but Schaeffer Homes is excited to let you know that we have many waiting for you.

This week, we’re shining a spotlight on one of our greatest homesites! Located in desirable Cape May Court House on 1st Ave, this homesite has just under half an acre of open space for you to build your dream home! Here we feature our popular Phoenix model with Bronze Luxury Package starting from $377,900. Interested in another one of our floorplans? Contact us for pricing!


Phoenix Model


With us, you can choose your own colors, finishes, and features right in our Design Center. Because choosing how to style your home means thinking through an abundance of options, we’re here to walk you through every last step. From your home automation system to your staircase to the flooring in your living room, Schaeffer Homes is your partner in design.

For more information on our homesites, homes, and communities, please visit our webpage, or give us a call at 856-208-5118. We can’t wait to work with you on your greatest journey yet!

New Jersey’s Only Guildmaster Homebuilder

Guildmaster Quality

For three generations, Schaeffer Family Homes has been committed to positively impacting the lives of our clients. Because we always incorporate family values and exceptional customer service into our work, we’re able to build the highest-quality homes while providing a smooth and stress-free process to our homeowners.  

Our whole team is excited to announce that we’ve won a 2018 Guildmaster Award from GuildQuality! Given to companies who deliver incredible customer experiences, recipients “must achieve a recommendation rate of 90% as well as a certain response rate based on volume.” And guess what: we were the only builder in New Jersey to be awarded this honor. This means that we truly are the number one customer service choice in our beautiful state.

We’re always proud to be recognized for our hard work, but most importantly, we’re proud of our ability to satisfy each and every one of our clients. The people that we work with are what make work worth it! This award is a reminder to us that we have the greatest clients in the world.

If you’re looking for a living space that reflects you and your lifestyle, and exemplifies the real meaning of “there’s no place like home,” Schaeffer Family Homes would love to partner with you. This journey is one of the greatest you’ll ever take, and we want to make sure it’s as memorable as it should be.

For more information on our homes, please visit our webpage, or give us a call at 856-208-5118. We can’t wait to get started!


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

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