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Cash in on a Hot Market by Selling Your Home Now

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.

5 Easy Décor Ideas to Dress Your Home for Fall

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:

  1. Layer warm blankets and throws on the beds and sofas. Choose rich fall colors and patterns like plaid or autumn leaf prints for visual interest. Chunky textures like cable-knit afghans and plush velvets will help keep you warm on chilly evenings.
  2. Dress up your front entrance with fall flowers such as chrysanthemums. Plant them in the ground or in pots. Choose colors to coordinate with your home.
  3. Make table centerpieces or mantel decorations with fall leaves, small gourds or apples.
  4. Cover bare floors with thick shag area rugs or faux sheepskins. They feel great underfoot and add to the cozy feel of a room.
  5. Hang a traditional fall wreath on the front door or above mantel. It’s an easy way to bring an unmistakable note of autumn to your home.

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 general.info@schaefferhomes.com to learn more about building your new home in South Jersey.

Last Opportunity at 101 Reena’s Way!

Our available home at 101 Reena’s Way in Berlin Borough should be at the top of your list if you’re searching for new homes in NJ.

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.

Why Choose Us to Build Your Dream Home

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.

Mortgage Rates Drop Again

Now is the perfect time to shop for new homes in NJ. Mortgage rates have dropped to a new all-time low. Your dream home will be more affordable than ever with today’s great deals.

Rates on 30-year mortgages are averaging around 3%, with some dipping below that mark. Rates on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages are even lower, averaging 2.72% in early August.

Mortgage rates fluctuate day to day, but overall are hovering at historic lows. People with high credit scores and substantial down payments can qualify for the best rates.

Are you in the market for a new home this year? Our “Build On Your Lot” program enables you to build any of our floorplans throughout the South Jersey area, whether you own a homesite or not. We have an in-house Land Acquisition Specialist that can assist you in finding a piece of land to build on from Cape May County up to Burlington County.

We offer a wide variety of floorplans for you to choose from to build your dream home. All of our floorplans feature different exterior elevation options and structural options for you to choose from. You will also have the opportunity to pick out every interior and exterior design selection to personalize your home to be your own.

The Phoenix floor plan is a split-level starting with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in a 1,948 square foot design. Three exterior elevations are available in combinations of siding, brick and stone. Each elevation of this two-story plan has a covered front porch and front gables that create great curb appeal.

Inside, the Phoenix is designed for today’s casual family living. The spacious foyer is flanked by a dining room on one side and the powder room and laundry room on the other. The entrance hall leads straight to the family room, which is open to the breakfast nook and kitchen. A private owner’s suite is on a separate level from the main living areas and upper bedrooms. Alternate layouts and options for customization are available.

Let us help you find a homesite in Camden County, Burlington County, Cape May County, Atlantic County or Gloucester County. We have homesites available ranging from half an acre to just over five acres. If you dream of living at the beach, we can build your new home at the Jersey Shore in Atlantic County or Cape May County.

Live chat with our New Home Specialist Krista, call 856-208-5118 or email general.info@schaefferhomes to schedule a virtual appointment or in-person visit to our model home and design Center in Cherry Hill NJ.

Tips for Relocating From Philadelphia

Are you looking for a new home builder in NJ to help you relocate from Philadelphia? If so, Schaeffer Family Homes can make your transition to the suburbs a great experience.

Life in the South Jersey suburbs offers many benefits:

  • The region is home to some of the top-rated public schools in the country. US News ranked New Jersey #2 on their list of best states for education.
  • The suburbs have lower crime rates than the city. With increased safety comes better quality of life for you and your family.
  • Less traffic means shorter and more pleasant drives to your destination, whether you’re going to work or heading out for a day of shopping.
  • Our communities offer an easy commute into Philadelphia. Carriage Mews in Berlin Borough is a 10 minute drive to the PATCO train station and a 30-minute train ride in. If you drive the full way, it only takes 30 minutes during normal hours and 40-45 minutes during rush hour.
  • You’ll have more space inside your home. Our open-concept designs provide generous living space plus additional rooms for privacy.
  • Bigger back yards mean more room to relax, play or garden in the fresh air. The suburbs offer a higher quality of life for your four-legged family members, too!

Schaeffer Family Homes can build your dream home in one of our communities or anywhere in South Jersey. Our newest community, Carriage Mews, is located in Berlin Borough. We offer seven spacious floor plans to choose from in Carriage Mews. These one or two story homes are customizable inside and out. Carriage Mews offers true suburban living in a brand new home designed and built just for you!

Our Ellis floor plan is 2,161 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Choose from two front elevations with numerous color schemes to customize the exterior of your home. Inside, you can add a sunroom off the kitchen, add a fireplace to the family room or a bay window in the living room, plus many more available options. Base price for Ellis floor plan homes is $368,900.

Get started now to purchase your new home in Carriage Mews while interest rates are low! Call Schaeffer Family Homes today at 856-208-5118 to start planning your new home with a leading new home builder in NJ.

 

Floor Plan Profile: The Winston

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!

Live chat with our New Home Specialist Krista or call 856-208-5118 or email general.info@schaefferhomes to find out more about our brand new homes in Berlin Borough NJ.

Find Your Dream Home with a Virtual Appointment

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 general.info@schaefferhomes.com or call 856-208-5118 to schedule a virtual appointment to learn more about our brand new homes in Berlin Borough NJ.

New Vs. Used Homes: The New Home Advantage

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:

  • When you buy a new home from Schaeffer Family Homes, you’re getting exactly the home that you want. It’s not someone else’s idea of the perfect home, it’s your idea and your dreams coming to life. You can design your home around your lifestyle and your family’s tastes.
  • You can move right in and start enjoying your new home on Day One. No messy remodeling required!
  • New homes help you save money on utilities. Our homes are NJ ENERGY STAR certified. We use energy-efficient building materials and mechanical systems to keep your home cozy and comfortable year-round while reducing utility costs.
  • Your new Schaeffer home is protected by numerous warranties lasting from 1-10 years. We even have an in-house warranty manager! You won’t find that in a used home.
  • All the technical systems in your new home are brand new, up-to-date and professionally installed. You’ll enjoy peace of mind with super-efficient and well-designed plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems.
  • New homes are built with the latest advanced building materials. They have poured concrete foundations with damp/waterproofing, as well as engineered subfloors and joists that are designed to be squeak-resistant.

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.

Try Our Interactive Home Design App

Now you can find homesites and plans for new homes in Berlin Borough NJ from the comfort of your own home. With our new interactive home design app, you can choose your homesite, floor plan, exterior design and colors and even add customized options like fireplaces and bathroom luxury choices.

Start by choosing from our available homesites and communities on an interactive map of our South Jersey building area. There’s also an option to click if you already own your lot homesite.

Next, you’ll be shown an array of home elevations available for that lot. We have a variety of one and two story layouts in styles such as Traditional, Federal, Craftsman and Victorian to choose from.

Click on the house you like best and you can customize your floor plan or take a virtual tour to see how the home will look in 3D.

To customize your floor plan, simply select from a list of available luxury choices. Click on a luxury choice and it will be added to the floor plan on your screen. Sample luxury choices include a gas fireplace in the family room and a double bowl sink in the master bath. Prices for luxury choices and floor plans are clearly displayed each step of the way.

After you’ve completed your floor plan, it’s time to choose the exterior color scheme of your new home. You can choose one of our preselected color combinations or create your own palette from the color choices. Try out several combinations onscreen to choose the one that best expresses your own style.

Now it’s time to put it all together in your customized new home brochure. You can print it out and bring it with you to your first appointment with us. You can even share it with your friends and family to show them what your new house will look like. The brochure will show a color rendering of your home, an illustration of color scheme details, a map of your homesite location with address, and your detailed customized floor plan.

Try our new interactive home design app here. Keep in mind that the app and brochure are for illustration purposes only. Plans, details and pricing will need to be finalized with Schaeffer Family Homes.

Call Schaeffer Family Homes today at 856-208-5118 to learn more about our new homes in Berlin Borough NJ.

               

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/

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