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:

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.

Delaying your new home search could cost you your dream home!

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 general.info@schaefferhomes.com to get started in your new home search today!

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.

Introducing Our Newest Floorplan: The Arden

Introducing Our Newest Floorplan:

The Arden

Schaeffer Family Homes is eager to introduce a new addition to our broad collection of floorplans: The Arden! The Arden is a beautiful 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom floorplan that starts at 2,851 square feet and can be expanded up to 4,190 square feet. This model features all your traditional spaces, from the Living Room to the Dining and Family rooms. The flexibility of adding luxury choices like a Third Floor or Finished Basement makes this plan perfect for growing families to call “home.”

The Arden offers two different exterior styles to choose from – the Arden “A” Elevation features a Colonial-style façade, while the Arden “B” Elevation takes more of a Craftsman-style approach. When you step foot into The Arden, you’re invited into the cozy Foyer, with a Living Room and Dining Room at each side. On the first floor, you’ll also find the Family Room, Kitchen, Breakfast Nook and a Powder Room. You’ll enjoy spending time with your loved ones in the spacious Family Room, which offers the luxury choice of adding a sliding glass door and a fireplace – perfect for those chilly fall and winter days! The expansive Kitchen features a center island and a large Butler’s Pantry with additional counter space for setting up your coffee station or baking mixer!

The Arden’s second floor features a roomy Master Suite with 2 large “his-and-hers” walk-in closets. The Master Bathroom features a large vanity and stall shower with an optional shower seat, as well as a powder room that is closed-off from the rest of the bathroom. There are 3 additional Bedrooms on the second floor with a Hall Bath, allowing plenty of space for the kids’ bedrooms or a guest room. The upper-level laundry room makes washing and folding your clothes as convenient as ever, especially with the option to add a counter and sink. (No more huffing and puffing while lugging your clothes up and down the stairs again!)

The optional Third Floor on The Arden is a space that can be utilized for many different purposes – from an office to a play area and more! We also offer the luxury choice to add the Unfinished Basement Foundation or a Finished Basement Foundation as opposed to the included Crawl Space. The Finished Basement includes an Office area and an expansive Den with an optional Wet Bar. A 2-Piece or 3-Piece Bathroom may be added to the Finished Basement, which many customers appreciate when entertaining guests!

In every Schaeffer Home, you’re able to choose all of your structural and design luxury choices, including color schemes and finishes – giving you the power to truly make this home your own! If you’d like to learn more about building The Arden on a homesite or in one of our communities in South Jersey, give us a call at 856-208-5118 or e-mail general.info@schaefferhomes.com!

 

The Ellis: Jump-Start Home at Carriage Mews in Berlin Borough

The Ellis: Jump-Start Home at Carriage Mews in Berlin Borough

              Introducing our Jump-Start Ellis at Carriage Mews in Berlin Borough! The Jump-Start Ellis at 102 Reena’s Way is being crafted on .34 acres with a settlement timeframe of only 4 months! Complete with 2,327 finished square feet, this beautiful 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom Ellis is available at $428,070 and will feature a Full Basement Foundation, 2-Car Side-Entry Garage, Sunroom, gorgeous luxury choices and so much more!

              The Ellis’ stunning gray and white exterior will include a Full Front Porch with Partial Stone, giving you the perfect outdoor space to enjoy and decorate! Every time you come home, you’ll be invited inside by your gorgeous Foyer and Living Room, where you’ll make amazing memories in the many years to come. Get ready to fall in love with the first floor’s open layout between the Kitchen, Dining Room and Family Room, as well as the additional Sunroom that leads you to a Sliding Glass Door with Rear Steps into your backyard. On the second floor, the spacious Master Bedroom and Bathroom will feature an expansive Walk-In Closet and a Tile Shower Seat in the large Stall Shower. You’ll also find 3 additional second-floor Bedrooms, a Hall Bath, and a convenient Laundry Room that’ll save you the hassle of lugging dirty clothes downstairs. The Full Unfinished Basement will feature additional Daylight Windows, as well as the ½ Bath rough plumbing for a future finished basement!

              Act now to personalize this Ellis’ interior selections with beautiful color schemes, brand-new cabinets, countertops and more! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make this dream home your own! For more information about the Jump-Start Ellis at Carriage Mews in Berlin Borough, call us at 856-208-5118 or e-mail general.info@schaefferhomes.com!

Featured Floor Plan: Meet the Blake!

 

Fun Fact: A lot of our floorplans are actually named after real people. Not celebrities or Presidents, but our own employees’ and homeowners’ unique and exuberant children! And our featured floor plan, the Blake, is no exception. Just like the real Blake, this 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 2,934 square home, is one that you’ll adore the minute you both meet!

 

The Blake model boasts incredible curb appeal with its charming exterior. Choose from a portico or a full front porch, add dormers, or even a third floor. The exterior choices on this home are endless. Our Blake model home in Cherry Hill, located at 42 Berlin Rd is currently under construction and will be ready to tour by the end of this year, but until then, we will walk you through the Blake in this blog!!

Past your front door, you’ll find a charming foyer with a living room and a dining room on either side. The dining room, perfect for celebrations and family dinners, leads into a spacious kitchen, complete with an island, a charming breakfast nook, and a butler’s pantry. Best of all, the kitchen flows freely into the family room, which makes cooking and sharing meals together all the more special. Towards the back of the home you will find a powder room and an area that would make a perfect drop zone for coats, backpacks, and everything in between.

Upstairs on the second floor, luxury and leisure await in your spectacular master bedroom, which provides two large walk-in closets and a spa-like bathroom. Beyond your bedroom, you have 3 more spacious bedrooms, a full bathroom, and best of all, an upstairs laundry room.

Last but not least, if you want even more space in your new home, you have the choice to add a third floor that includes an unfinished attic space for additional storage, or finish the space and add a 5th bedroom and bathroom. At Schaeffer Family Homes, we believe that your home should look and feel exactly the way you want it to, so we always make sure that the most important choices are all yours.

 

From family dinners in the backyard to get-togethers with friends, every moment in your Blake home feels entirely and uniquely like you. If you’re ready to start your greatest adventure yet, Schaeffer Family Homes can’t wait to help you get settled in! For more information, please visit us or give us a call at 856-208-5118.

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!

               

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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