Now is a great time to cash in on the hot market for homes in NJ. If you’re thinking of selling your existing home, there’s no need to wait until spring. Buyers are ready now and the demand is high.
Thanks to a combination of factors including historic low interest rates, there aren’t enough houses on the market to satisfy buyer demand. Sellers can ask for higher prices than in previous years and homes are selling faster.
How can you make the most of this seller’s market?
Selling your existing home now can put you in a great position to build your dream home in 2021. Building a new home allows you to create the home you love in a location that you want.
We can help you do that with our Build On Your Lot program. We can build on a homesite you already own or help you find a piece of land to build in these Southern New Jersey counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem.
You can choose from more than 15 home designs ranging from 1,034 to 4,308 square feet. We offer one and two story homes and can build on poured concrete crawl space or basement foundations. We’ll work with you to help you select the right plans for your homesite and lifestyle. Through our “Build On Your Lot” program, our floorplans start from the upper $100,000’s to upper $300,000s.
We offer many options for customizing these plans. We may also build your custom home from plans that you already have.
Live chat with our New Home Specialist Krista, call 856-208-5118 or email general.info@schaefferhomes to learn more about our Build On Your Lot program for new homes in NJ.
Fall is here, and the cooler weather inspires many of us to give your new Schaeffer Home a cozy feel with seasonal décor. Use these ideas to give your new home a fresh fall vibe:
You’ll love to decorate your brand new Schaeffer home in every season. Our homes are designed to look great while serving your needs for convenient everyday living. Energy-efficient construction makes Schaeffer homes warm and cozy in cooler weather. Family room fireplaces are the ideal focal point for relaxation in the evening.
Schaeffer Family Homes can build a new home for you on your lot in South Jersey or on one of our available homesites. You can choose from more than 20 home designs, each of which can be customized to suit your needs. Plans range from 1,034-3,408 square feet, with homes starting in the low $100,000’s. We have one and two story plans with owner’s suites on the first or second floor.
If you don’t have your own homesite, we can assist you in finding a piece of land to build your brand-new Schaeffer Home. Or, if you already have your own homesite, we can help you determine the best home plan for your property and guide you through the development process.
Call Schaeffer Family Homes today at 856-208-5118 to learn more about our The Berlin Borough community (Carraige Mews) is sold out. Maybe say: Call Schaeffer Family Homes today at 856-208-5118 or email email@example.com to learn more about building your new home in South Jersey.
Newly built on our Phoenix Elevation B floor plan, this available home in our Carriage Mews community is 2,505 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It showcases a unique split level design with the owner’s suite on the second level.
Gorgeous Laguna Blue Alside board and batten siding is accented with crisp white trim and complementary masonry. A wide front porch adds to the welcoming modern-farmhouse vibe.
Indoors, light neutral colors give the open concept family room and kitchen a fresh and relaxed feel. The kitchen features white kitchen cabinets with crown molding, stainless steel appliances, a large island and built-in desk. White quartz countertops and subway tile backsplash complete the look. The two-story family room has a fireplace that will make a great focal point for cozy evenings at home. Adjacent to the kitchen, the dining area is perfect for entertaining or family dinners.
Quality features on the first floor include 9’ ceilings and luxury vinyl plank floors for durability and ease of care. Elegant paneled wainscoting in selected areas adds a touch of formality.
Entering the house through the 2-car side-entry garage, family members can take advantage of the drop zone in the mud room, which has a built-in bench and cubbies. The tastefully finished basement rec room can be a play room, media room, game room or whatever your family needs. This home also has a sunroom with steps to the spacious backyard. The .38 acre lot is professionally landscaped and includes an installed sprinkler system.
Numerous upgrades and luxury options make this Energy Star certified home a great deal at $479,900.
Carriage Mews is an intimate cul-de-sac community located at the corner of Wyndam Road and Watsontown-New Freedom Road in Berlin Borough. Students living in Carriage Mews can attend Berlin Community Schools and Eastern High School.
Live chat with our New Home Specialist Krista, call 856-208-5118 or email general.info@schaefferhomes to schedule a tour of 101 Reena’s Way in the Carriage Mews community of new homes in NJ.
At Schaeffer Family Homes, we work hard to be your preferred builder of new homes in Berlin Borough NJ. New homes in South Jersey? Berlin Borough community is sold out and we only have 1 other turnkey homesite in Berlin Borough outside of that community. We pride ourselves on quality craftsmanship and great customer service.
So what does all this mean for you?
First of all, we use top quality building materials to create a home that will last for generations. Every home we build has state-of-the-art features to keep you comfortable and secure, as well as saving you money on utility bills. Your home will have a GMX Waterproofed foundation, PEX Manifold Manabloc plumbing system for faster and more efficient water use, tankless Energy Star hot water heaters and super-efficient HVAC systems.
Our homes are Energy Star Certified. All mechanical systems, lighting and appliances meet or exceed Energy Star guidelines to make your home efficient to operate and pleasant to live in.
Each home plan we offer can be customized inside and out. Interior options range from fireplaces and bay windows to alternate room layouts and extensions.
To put the final touches on your home, you can choose any design selection we offer, from paint colors to flooring materials to lighting fixtures. You aren’t limited to pre-packaged color schemes or materials.
If you choose to build through our “Build On Your Lot” program, we guide you through the process from start to finish. We’ll assist you in finding a suitable homesite if you don’t already own one. From there we handle the homesite inspection and improvements and obtain the necessary permits before construction begins.
Once your home is underway, we manage the process step by step, keeping you informed and involved along the way. Just like you, we look forward to the day we can hand you the keys to your brand new dream home!
Build On Your Lot is available in the New Jersey counties of Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem and Burlington. We can also build your dream home on one of our turnkey homesites in South Jersey.
We’re a family-owned home builder that offers you a personalized buying experience. Our team will walk with you through the entire process to make sure the home you purchase fulfills all your expectations. We care about your wants and needs!
When you build with us, you get a high-quality brand new home at an affordable price. Call Schaeffer Family Homes today at 856-208-5118 to become another satisfied owner.
If you’re looking for new homes in Berlin Borough NJ, consider a customized home built on our Winston floor plan. At a spacious 3,100 square feet, the Winston is a traditional style two-story home with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
The elegant two story foyer is flanked by a private study and a formal living room. The living room opens to the formal dining room, allowing for a smooth flow when entertaining. More casual space is located at the back of the house with an open-concept kitchen, dining area and family room. The option to add a sliding glass door provides easy access to the back yard. Two staircases make getting around the house a breeze.
On the second floor, a spacious carpeted master bedroom features a sitting area and a large private master bathroom. Three additional bedrooms and a second full bath complete the layout.
Using the My Home app on our website, you can customize the Winston floor plan home. Add options to create your ideal home. First floor options include an expanded dining room, additional windows in the family room and living room, a fireplace in the family room, a sunroom off the kitchen and more. On the second floor, upgrade your home with a Jack and Jill bath or a double sink in the hall bath or master bath.
Once you’ve customized the floor plan, the app will move on to exterior choices. Select from three elevations and pick a palette of coordinating colors to bring the home to life.
Finally, you’ll select a homesite from our sitemap. We currently have homesites available in Carriage Mews in Berlin Borough NJ, or we can build a Winston for you through our “Build On Your Lot” program in South Jersey. With all steps completed, you can print or e-mail yourself a brochure of your home to save your selections.
You can also build your dream Winston on a 1+ acre homesite we have available in Southampton NJ. The Winston at 6 Angels Court in Southampton starts at $499,900. It includes the Schaeffer Family Homes Signature Package with a side-entry garage and unfinished basement. Personalize your floor plan and choose your design finishes in this spacious two-story home. Buy now while interest rates are at a historic low!
Even when you can’t get out to view a home in person, you can still plan your new home and shop for available homes in Berlin Borough NJ with virtual appointments.
We’re hard at work to make sure you can build or buy a new home with us. We welcome you to arrange virtual meetings with us via FaceTime, GoToMeeting, or any method you choose. Virtual meetings are a great way to discuss our building process, learn what you’re looking for in a new home or answer any questions you may have.
Meanwhile, take advantage of downtime by browsing our website. Our website is full of interactive tools to help you choose and customize the floor plan and lot that are right for you.
Use our Design Your Home app to select a building site, then look through our floor plans and create the home of your dreams right there on your device. We offer 22 home plans in South Jersey. Plans have 2-4 bedrooms and 2-3.5 baths. Square footage varies from 1,380 to 4,308, so you’re sure to find a plan that fits your needs. In our Carriage Mews community, we offer 7 home plans ranging from 1,856-3,100 square feet. Using our online app, you can select exterior details and colors, take virtual tours, customize floor plans and even create a brochure of your finished design.
Today’s low interest rates make this a perfect time to buy your new home. Chat online with our New Home Specialist Krista, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 856-208-5118 to schedule a virtual appointment to learn more about our brand new homes in Berlin Borough NJ.
You know it’s time to move, but you have a dilemma. Should you choose to build a new home with an award-winning NJ new home builder or should you purchase a used home? If you ask us, the answer is obvious: a new home wins every time. Here’s why:
At Schaeffer Family Homes, we can build your new home to your specifications on your lot or in our Carriage Mews community in Berlin Borough NJ. We also build at the Jersey Shore. If you’re seeking land within our building area, we can connect you with landowners or real estate agents who can help you find the perfect piece of property for the home of your dreams.
If you’re seeking land within our building area, we can connect you with our Land Acquisition Specialist who can help you find the perfect piece of property for the home of your dreams.
Once you have your homesite picked out, we’ll help you choose and customize one of our floor plans to fit your needs and tastes. You’ll visit our brand-new Design Center in Cherry Hill to choose the finishes and details that put your personal stamp on the home
Ready to get started planning your new home? Call Schaeffer Family Homes today at 856-208-5118 to set up an appointment with an award-winning NJ new home builder.
When it comes to your new home search, there’s no such thing as “starting too soon.”
Whether you plan to build your new home next year or five years down the road, now is always the perfect time to start looking. After all, it’s likely one of the biggest purchases you’ll make in your lifetime… and unless you’re Bill Gates or Elon Musk, it should be treated that way!
Choosing your builder, your floorplan and your new home’s location takes time and research. Nowadays, most of us won’t even eat at a new restaurant without Googling the full menu and combing through reviews on Yelp! While finding a new home may be a quick pursuit for some, building your dream home can (and should) be a lengthier exploration. Every builder you meet should provide you with the proper tools to make informed decisions throughout your search.
At Schaeffer Family Homes, our New Home Specialists strive to provide you with a full understanding of our building processes, pricing, timeframes and included features. We know the importance of being honest and realistic when setting expectations for building your dream home!
The move-in time frame can vary from builder to builder based on many factors. When you build in a Schaeffer Family Homes community, the process typically takes between 7 to 10 months from the Agreement of Sale. On the other hand, we also offer the option to build through our “Build On Your Lot Program,” which is generally a 10 to 12 month time frame from the Agreement of Sale. “Build On Your Lot” offers you the flexibility to build where you want in South Jersey, as long as you have a piece of land to build on!
Most homeowners who’ve built through our “Build On Your Lot” program came to us without one key element: a homesite! Fortunately, our Land Acquisition Specialist, Josh Adams is available to assist you in finding a homesite that works for your budget and needs. Finding a homesite is where time and patience is essential. Depending on where you’d like to live and what you desire in a property, it’s not always as simple as it seems. Some areas of South Jersey don’t have many buildable homesites available, and even if you’re looking in an area with an abundance, you may feel that none of them are the right fit for your new home. Once you do find your ideal homesite, it still takes about 10 months from signing the Agreement of Sale until you can move into your new home!
Now, we already know what you’re thinking… “So, once I have my homesite, why would it take 10 months to build a home?”
Well, there are many factors that go into the “Build On Your Lot” process. Unlike building in a community (where our homesites are “turnkey” and fully improved), this process starts with a 60-day due diligence period and a homesite inspection. Following the homesite inspection, we’ll need to get the proper building permits through your township. From there, we also need to fully improve your homesite prior to construction. Your home is then hand-crafted with great care over a 4 to 6-month period. Seems lengthy, but you know what they say… “If you don’t take the time to do it right, when will you take the time to do it over?”
Nevertheless, whether you build with Schaeffer Family Homes or not, we want you to be equipped with the tools you need to feel confident in your final decision. You may be able to find a new home tomorrow, but discovering your dream home could be a different story!
Whenever you’re ready, we’re here to get your new home search started. Feel free to contact us at 856-208-5118 or e-mail email@example.com to get started in your new home search today!
Pucker up! We are under the mistletoe that is the holiday season. Year after year, Thanksgiving comes and goes in a flash, and before you know it, you’re left scrambling for last minute gifts for your family and friends. Overall, most people would agree that the holiday season is wonderful – people seem happier, tasty treats are always in abundance, and we typically get to enjoy more time with our loved ones. But with the hustle and bustle of seasonal parties and gift shopping, how can we maintain a healthy balance in our lives this holiday season?
Being a homeowner offers you the privilege of decorating however your little heart desires. Maybe you’re a master decorator… or maybe it’s just not your cup of tea? Either way, step out of your comfort zone this season with some fun wreaths, lights and garland! Even if you only put up a few adornments in your home, they’ll brighten your spirits throughout this holiday season (and your guests will love them, too!).
We all know procrastination can be hard to overcome but pushing off your gift shopping will only make life more difficult. When it comes to finding gifts for your loved ones, plan out what you’ll give to each person with lists. Decide when and where you will buy your gifts. Are you going to order them online? Will you stop at the store during your lunch break? Write everything down on your list and stick to your plan! Don’t forget to schedule out some time to wrap those gifts, too!
Time tends to slip by quicker than ever during the holidays. Whether you use your phone or a calendar, keep your schedule up-to-date, and consider blocking out times for daily or weekly tasks like grocery shopping, cleaning and doing laundry. If you have a desk job, make sure you are prioritizing and maximizing your workdays in the office. The holidays can be demanding of your schedule and life still carries on in the meantime… it’s important to capitalize on your time spent at home and in the office to end the year on a great note!
The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without gingerbread men, delicious pies and grandiose meals! Those holiday dinners and lunches, fresh baked goods and seasonal sweets are awesome – in moderation. Sure, go ahead and eat that sugar cookie! You deserve it! But when January rolls around, keep in mind that you may regret eating every treat that comes your way.
Chances are you’ll be running errands more often during the holiday season, but it’s still important to maintain your physical and mental health! Try to find time to get to the gym or attend a yoga or spin class. If your schedules jam-packed, find alternative ways to stay active! Take the stairs. Walk to the store. Take the family or a friend to go ice skating. There’s always some way to fit exercise into your day! It will help keep your mind clear and your body feeling energized.
Whether it’s for work, your family or yourself, set a goal to reach by the end of December! Make it challenging, yet achievable! Keep the goal positive and fun – not something that will feel like a “punishment” to reach. If you meet that goal, treat yourself in the New Year. It will give you something to work toward and look forward to when the holidays are finally over.
Nothing will get you in the holiday spirit more than helping others and giving back in any way that you can. Whether you make a monetary donation or volunteer your time, any contribution toward helping others can make a big difference!
If you’re interested in giving back but aren’t sure how, Schaeffer Family Homes would like to invite you to donate to The Wyatt Strong Foundation’s 2nd Annual Toy Drive. This foundation is particularly dear to our hearts, as all the donations are made in remembrance of Wyatt Hopkins, our Construction Administrator, Gail Hopkins’ grandson. All donations will be hand-delivered to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Tennesse by Wyatt’s parents and little brother. For more information about what to donate and how, visit this link: https://www.stjude.org/treatment/services/clinics-and-services/child-life/provide-a-special-event-at-the-hospital/contribute-supplies.html
We also welcome you to schedule a time to drop your items off to our Design Center in West Berlin, NJ. Please contact us here: 856-208-5118 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to drop your donation off!
DEADLINE FOR DONATION DROP-OFF: Friday, 12/13 by 5pm.
Get festive with an ugly sweater party at your new Schaeffer Home! Or cuddle up on the couch and watch that holiday movie you’ve been longing to see. Even though this season is about making memories with loved ones and giving back to others – you can’t forget to give back to yourself!
Maintaining a healthy balance during the holiday season can be so much easier when you stay organized, focused and mindful. Don’t procrastinate! Stay on top of your schedules and to-do lists. Decorate your house with snowmen, lights and trinkets! Create fun and rewarding “end-of-year” goals. Be kind and give back whenever possible! Have a blast with your loved ones and take some time for yourself. On behalf of our team at Schaeffer Family Homes, we hope you have an amazing holiday season. Let’s end this decade with a bang!
If you’re moving into your new home with children, there’s a good chance that you’ll be utilizing one of your extra spaces as their playroom! Having a playroom in your home provides a designated space for kids to play games and get creative with crafts, toys and more! There are many ways to design an amazing playroom, and how you craft yours will depend a lot on your child’s age and interests. We have some great tips and tricks for you to consider when creating a playroom that your child will love!
Whether we like it or not, kids tend to make a mess! In the playroom, you’ll want to choose flooring that’s forgiving when it comes to spills, scratches and other accidents. You may want to consider vinyl or hardwood flooring in this space, which you can layer with fun-colored rubber floor tiles, mats or rugs for extra protection, color and comfort!
Take a family trip over to your local home improvement shop and let your child pick out the playroom’s paint color! You can even consider painting one wall as an accent wall with funky designs or chalkboard paint for drawing! Or, if you’d rather keep the walls a neutral shade, you can still spice up their space by adding fun removable wall decals like this awesome jungle mural. You can find these removable wall decals and other affordable playroom décor on Amazon.com!
There are endless ways to decorate the playroom with useful storage cubbies, cubes and bookcases. You can utilize a storage cube bookcase combined with colorful cube bins for creating pops of color while keeping toys, books and crafts organized. You might even consider installing book shelves to create a “reading wall” or library, complete with fun pillows and a colorful rug for a cozy reading area! It’s easy to find toy organizers online to keep your playroom organized in an exciting and tasteful way!
Depending on how much space your playroom offers, you might consider designing the room with different activity areas in mind. One of our favorite ideas is creating a “little gym” play area, a concept from Martha Moore, a NJ teacher and author of the Primary Paradise blog. This “little gym” might include a kid’s gym mat, mini trampoline, tumbling triangle and more! You can also add a “nap time” corner with a cozy tee pee, pillows and blankets. Some more ideas include a craft area, kid’s kitchen, library, dress-up station or even a stage for singing and acting!
There are so many fun chair designs out there to make your playroom the ultimate hang-out spot for your child. Utilizing bean bag chairs is a common option that kids always love! These bungee dish chairs are also a hit with kids and teens, and they’re easy to foldaway when you need extra space. (Believe it or not – they’re also super comfortable!) Lastly, it’s a good idea to consider getting a mini chair and table set for when they need a hard surface for doing crafts or drawing.
How you decide to design your playroom is totally up to you, but we suggest leaving electronics like televisions and video games in the family room or entertainment center. The playroom is a great space for children to get creative and use their imaginations, and sometimes electronics can be a distraction. It’s never a bad idea to have a space for your child that is distraction-free, where they can spend time reading, learning, relaxing or creating new things!
It’s obvious that your child’s age will play a big role in designing your playroom. No matter how old they are, you should evaluate the space and take the proper measures to ensure their safety. Remember to child-proof outlets and install corner and edge bumpers around the room when necessary. Use furniture that won’t tip over or break easily to avoid any injuries. Do research and read customer reviews before purchasing furniture, toys and other products you’re planning to use in the playroom. Don’t forget to provide them with enough space to move around easily, since kids (and adults) can trip and fall if an area is too crowded.
Part of what we teach children as they grow up is the importance of staying organized and putting things back where they found them. Adding a “cleaning station” to your child’s playroom is a cute idea that will encourage them to partake in tidying up and organizing. A cleaning station will also make them feel like this room really is their own little space! Not to mention, these cleaning tools can come in handy when “playing house” and other games that require them to use their imaginations!
Does your kid love boats? Dinosaurs? Cars? Center their playroom around the things they really love and enjoy! If your creative juices aren’t flowing, hop online and explore Pinterest for themed room ideas. Depending on how much space you have, you can really take their playroom to the next level with a mini rock-climbing wall, boat playhouse, slide, or treehouse! (We do recommend hiring a professional to install these cool features if you’re not totally confident you can do it yourself.) If you have a smaller space or budget, there are still many amazing and affordable ways to create awesome themes and activity areas for making ultimate playroom.
When it comes to the playroom, it’s hard to go wrong. The more creative you allow yourself to be when designing this space, the more fun it’ll be for the whole family! Embrace your inner-child and put your imagination to the test – we promise the results will be exciting! We can’t wait to see how you decide to design and personalize the playroom where your child will make fond memories that will last a lifetime.
Want to share photos of the playroom in your Schaeffer Family Home? We’d love to see them! Feel free to post your pictures to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Houzz and tag Schaeffer Family Homes!
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