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.

 

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.

Community Profile: Carriage Mews

The Carriage Mews community of new homes in Berlin Borough NJ opened this fall with 16 homesites. Carriage Mews is surrounded by numerous opportunities for shopping, entertainment and dining. Commuters will appreciate the conveniently located train stations for New Jersey Transit and Patco. Philadelphia and Atlantic City are within easy driving distance.

Schaeffer Family Homes offers 7 home plans to choose from in Carriage Mews. No matter which plan you choose, your new home is guaranteed to have these standard features and more:

  • 9’ ceilings on the first floor
  • Central air conditioning
  • Crown molding and chair rail in dining room
  • Low maintenance vinyl siding
  • 30-year dimensional roof shingles
  • 2 phone lines and 2 cable lines
  • Front yard landscaped bed and sod
  • Concrete driveway
  • Aristokraft oak kitchen cabinets with crown molding
  • NJ Energy Star certification
  • Quality Builders Warranty Corp. 10-year structural warranty
  • Poured Concrete Basement Foundation with GMX Ultrashield and 30-year warranty
  • 42-inch Aristokraft oak kitchen cabinets with crown molding
  • NJ Energy Star Certification with 30% or more better energy performance than “code”

Our Carriage Mews floor plans range from 1,856-3,100 square feet and have 3-5 bedrooms and 2-4.5 baths. We offer a variety of one and two story plans in styles and layouts to suit your needs. Homes in Carriage Mews start in the $350’s. Lot sizes range from about 1/3 acre to more than half an acre. When you build with us, you can be in your new home within 8-10 months of signing the Agreement of Sale.

The Blake floor plan is a 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home that can be customized with Victorian, Craftsman, Federal or Traditional exteriors. The foyer is flanked by formal living and dining rooms. The open-concept kitchen and family room are ideal for relaxed family living. On the second floor, the master suite is joined by three additional bedrooms, a second full bath and a laundry room.

We have a Quick Move-In home available at 102 Reena’s Way. This 2,327 square foot Ellis B floor plan home has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and is offered for $399,900. The home has a formal living room, open-concept kitchen and family room, first floor powder room, and a laundry room located on the second floor with all 4 bedrooms.

Call us today at 856-208-5118 to schedule a tour of this home or to learn more about your options for customizing a floor plan of your choice in the Carriage Mews community of new homes in Berlin Borough NJ.

Looking to Build at the Beach? Check out Schaeffer Family Homes!

 

Beach House

 

Everyone has a different idea of where they want their dream home to be. If yours is a home at the shore, Schaeffer Family Homes has you covered! Our “Build On Your Lot” program includes Cape May and Atlantic Counties, and handles teardowns and rebuilds.

Whether you want a second home by the bay in Ocean City or a retirement bungalow on the beach in Brigantine, we have plenty of examples of homes we’ve built at the shore. Or, you can bring us your own plans and we’ll review them. Don’t have a homesite yet? We can help you find one! Just let us know what you’re looking for! If you have a homesite, we can help determine if it is suitable for building.

When you are ready to build, Schaeffer Family Homes has dozens of home designs to choose from, and a team of experts who are waiting to help you create your dream home.

They will help you navigate our easy process, as well as answer any question you might have. Throughout our 2,000 square foot Design Center, virtually all of the components that make up a home are on display, from lighting fixtures to roofing samples, faucet selections to countertop options. Our design experts can help you create the unique shore home you’ve always wanted!

Beach LookoutAre you dreaming of lazy summer days on the boardwalk or exciting excursions on the bay? Decadent dinners in Cape May or a quiet corner inland? With deep roots in South Jersey and three generations of home building experience, the Schaeffer Family understands, and we are dedicated to building high-quality homes in the Shore communities you love. We can’t wait to partner with you to build your dream beach home.

Our Build at The Beach program is available in Atlantic and Cape May 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!

Fun Fall Activities in South Jersey

Pumpkin patch

 

Autumn in South Jersey is jam-packed with fun things for families to do. From pumpkin and apple picking, to hay mazes and corn-based entertainment, to Oktoberfest to Halloween, there are a million ways to fill the fall days. Here are some of our favorites…

Fall Festivals – You name it, you’ll find a festival for it. Music, arts & crafts, beers, local foods, Halloween, harvest. Here are a few of our faves:

Highlights include a car show, petting zoo, food trucks, craft vendors, beer gardens, rock wall, live music. 

Highlights include hundreds of craft and art vendors, scarecrow making, carriage rides, live music. 

Wineries / Vineyards – It’s party time at the vineyards, too!

Cape May Court House – Natali Vineyards

Wine tastings, local vendors, live “jazz-blues”, the annual grape stomping contest.

Tastings, tours, sangria, wine slushies. Local food and crafts. Bring your own food for a picnic in the vines or order from our menu. Live entertainment.

 

Fall Fun on the Farm – It’s no secret that South Jersey has tons of family farms… and fall is a glorious time to visit. These are just a few of the farms with fun fall festivities.

Highlights: Wagon rides, pumpkin patch, pedal cart racetrack and kids’ corn maze.

Highlights: Hayrides, a corn maze, petting zoo and pick-your-own pumpkin patch.

Highlights: Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, pick-your-own pumpkins, corn maze.

Highlights: Hayrides, pumpkin picking, bonfires, face painting, goat and alpaca farm

Highlights: Hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkin, pumpkin painting, treasure hunt and hay-bale maze

Highlights: Hayrides through the apple orchard, pumpkin patch, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins

Highlights: Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, petting zoo, corn maze, rubber duck races, corn cob blaster

Highlights: Pumpkin patches, corn maze, campfire hayrides

 

Halloween – Halloween festivities are as unique as pumpkins!

Wear your witch’s hat and enter the hat contest. Stop in the shops with your hat and see what deals await you! 

Highlights include pumpkin painting and games, crafters and food vendors, the haunted house at the Corson Gandy Barn, and a hayride through the farm. Please bring a non-perishable food item. 

 

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!

Luxury Home Design – 11 Monmouth Ave, Berlin NJ 08009

Looking for a newly renovated luxury home in South Jersey? Look no further- Schaeffer Family Homes has your new home move in ready for you today! This beautiful home in Berlin Boro has the convenience, function and style you desire, with 5500 square feet of living space, 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms.

Spacious Kitchen

This kitchen is a cook’s dream- open and bright, with a wall of windows, an oversized island, extensive counter space and abundant seating.  Professional grade stainless steel appliances will make entertaining fun and easy, while quartz countertops, warm white cabinets and overhead lighting that is both functional and ornamental may make this your favorite room in the house!

Elegant Master Bedroom Suite

Need some extra closet space?  With his and her spacious walk in closets, including built in shelving, storage and organization will be a breeze! The bedroom features a fireplace, a 5’x5′ walk-in shower and custom cabinetry. Need your coffee first thing? Your master suite also includes a kitchenette with micro fridge, sink and dishwasher.

Perfect Backyard Retreat

11 Monmouth Road boasts an expansive backyard made for entertaining family and friends! Outdoor living is just a few steps out your back door, and allows you to flow effortlessly from inside to outside entertaining, with a large back patio paving the way to  your pool and gazebo. New fencing and updated landscaping complete this private backyard oasis!

Other luxury features include a brand new 6 zone energy efficient HVAC system, WIFI enabled thermostat system, mudroom, 2 car garage, fireplaces in the living room, dining room and family room, sunroom, huge loft, full yard irrigation, refurbished brick walkways, and much, much more!

Additional Note on Berlin Boro

Need more reasons to settle your family in Berlin Boro? The school districts here are highly rated! Children attend the Berlin Community School for K-8, and Eastern High School, which ranks in the top 3 high schools in Camden County. Not to mention Berlin Boro is a short commute to both Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore.

Schedule your own personal tour of this property today! Call or email Christie: 856-208-5118 or Christie@schaefferhomes.com. Click here to see a virtual tour and for additional pictures and info.

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 /or call 856-218-5118 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/

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