The arrival of summer is here! Summer living at a home in Mays Landing, NJ stirs thoughts of long sunny days, beaches and pools, baseball games, gardening and barbecues, outdoor dining, and spending time with neighbors, family and friends. As we step outside this summer it will be even more special because of the ending to a long pandemic, so let’s make the most of this time spent outdoors.
If you are new to the area, or have recently moved into a new home, then perhaps you are looking to make the most of your outdoor living by adding or maintaining a garden area. We have some tips for your garden success.
Asses your lawn and garden area.
Take a few minutes to walk around, step back and view your landscape from different angles. Ask yourself these questions:
From here, create a list of your garden objectives or goals to tackle this summer after assessing your landscape and property needs.
Consider your gardening resources.
Once you have a list of what you want to accomplish, you need to determine how you can achieve your goal(s). By answering these questions below, it will help address the outdoor area(s) where you need assistance.
While a service provider might seem costly, consider and compare the details of what they provide. For example, if it is a lawncare service, do you own the type of equipment that can quickly mow, trim and edge your property? Will you have the time and resources required to perform regular maintenance of both the lawn and the equipment? When you consider all of the costs to own and maintain the equipment, the time required for consistent results, and the amount of work involved, then you might rethink the cost benefit for that lawncare service.
Get your hands dirty.
If you prefer not to hire an outside service, then you are probably someone who enjoys working in the yard. As a do-it-yourselfer, first research the type of lawn and know the different trees and shrubs you have. From that research, you can learn what and when are the recommended times to fertilize, prune, edge and cut. For example, many trees and shrubs require pruning in the late Spring. Some flowering shrubs such as roses, need to be pruned or deadheaded after each blooming period.
Remember that there are specialty fertilizers available for plants such as flowing shrubs, vegetables, and evergreens. Even if you don’t use an outside service, regular fertilizing is still needed to help these plants look and remain healthy. In addition, certain times of the year will bring out harmful insects and pests. Be sure to monitor your plants year-round, and plan to treat pests accordingly.
If you have a vegetable garden, consider adding some fencing to prevent native animals from eating the fruits of your labor. Watch the weather and have a plan to provide consistent irrigation or watering for those plants. Water is also essential for everything in your yard, and vegetation can be severely impacted by droughts long after the season has passed. Also, avoid summer lawn stress and adhere to the different mowing heights required for different types of grasses.
Whatever the direction you go, we hope that your long-anticipated summer barbecues, backyard bistros, and neighborhood/family get togethers are a success and your gardens are in full bloom.
If you are looking for a new home that will have a garden to call your own, then explore the options for to-be-built new homes in Mays Landing, NJ by Schaeffer Homes, a three-generation home builder. Schaeffer Homes is known for their quality- built, affordable new homes in Southern New Jersey.
The spectacular community of Halbert Avenue is ready for you to begin your home buyer journey. Start planning your new home now to move in by summer 2022. Call Schaeffer Family Homes today at 856-208-5118 or email email@example.com to learn more about the Halbert Avenue community of homes in Mays Landing NJ.
Make 2021 your year to build on your lot in NJ. Get a fresh start in a brand new home customized just for you!
We can build your new home on a lot you already own, or we can help you find land to build on. If you already own a piece of land, we’ll inspect it to be sure it’s suitable for building one of our available plans. We’ll also let you know what steps you need to take to prepare for building on the property. If you haven’t purchased the land yet, we suggest that you meet with us first so we can guide you in choosing the most appropriate lot for your needs.
Build On Your Lot is available in the counties of Atlantic, parts of Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem in southern New Jersey.
When you build your new home with us, you’ll have more than 20 15 home plans to choose from in a variety of styles and price points. We offer both one and two-story homes, with owner’s suites on the first or second floor. We can build each home on a slab, poured concrete crawl space or full basement foundation. Our floor plans are customizable as well. If you already have a home plan, we’ll look at it and determine whether we can build it for you.
After your home plan is finalized, you’ll meet with one of our Design Center Specialists, Ashley or Christie, at our Design Center in Cherry Hill. There you’ll choose your home’s colors, flooring, kitchen countertops and cabinets, lighting fixtures and more.
Our Legacy Package is included in every home, and we also offer our ever-popular Signature Package as a luxury choice. The Signature package is a luxury selection that includes a full basement, stained oak handrails and balusters on staircases, premium hardwood floors in the foyer, 5 ¼ inch baseboard, 42” kitchen wall cabinets with crown molding, ceramic tile floors in owner’s bath and hall bath and other upgraded luxury features.
Get started today to build your customized brand new home in 2021. Call Schaeffer Family Homes at 856-208-5118 to schedule a free consultation for the new home you want to build on your lot 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
Are 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!
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
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.
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/