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Featured Floorplan: The Newport

Featured Floorplan: The Newport

Choosing a floorplan that’s perfect for you and your family can be challenging, but when it comes to The Newport, it’s hard to go wrong! At Schaeffer Family Homes, The Newport is one of our most popular and versatile floorplans. This charming ranch-style home, which starts at 2,005 square-feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, offers unlimited possibilities when it comes to personalization.

When we work with our customers in the Design Center to customize their Newport, they can choose from three different exterior styles and various structural options, most of which are unique for a ranch-style home. Curious what we mean by “unique?” In The Newport’s “B” and “C” architectural designs, you can choose to finish the second floor and add options like the additional fourth and fifth bedroom. Although these additional second-floor rooms are traditionally used as bedrooms for kids or guests, many of our customers have fashioned them into at-home gyms, playrooms, “man-caves” or entertainment centers!

The Newport features a spacious master suite tucked away on the first floor with an incredible private bathroom and roomy walk-in closet. The great room, kitchen and dining rooms are designed with an open floorplan concept, which creates a flexible environment for hosting guests or spending quality time with the family.

At the heart of the kitchen is an angled center-island with a sink, perfect for your more “laid-back” meals or enjoying a cup of coffee before work. The large windows at the great room and dining room allow sunlight to radiate through the entire first floor, making for a naturally bright and welcoming atmosphere. At the front of the home are the second and third bedrooms, which many customers have utilized alternatively as a study or library. The included 2-car garage in The Newport provides enough room for your cars and storage, with an entrance that leads to the laundry and mud room.

Owning a Newport feels a lot like the movie “50 First Dates” – as each day passes, you fall in love all over again! And when you come home exhausted from work or running errands, there’s nothing that compares to pulling into your driveway and being greeted by your beautiful brand-new Schaeffer Home. (Trust us – we know from experience!)

No matter how you decide to design your Newport, we know that everyone who steps inside will feel right at home! Take the first step toward building your own Schaeffer Family Home – contact us at 856-208-5118 or e-mail general.info@schaefferhomes.com to learn more today!

The Bucket List Every South Jerseyan Needs to End Their Summer With A Bang!

Summer is winding down, and before we know it, we’ll be sporting cozy sweaters, drinking cider and picking pumpkins! Even though Fall is just around the corner, there’s still plenty of summer left to enjoy! Summertime in South Jersey is all about going down the shore and soaking up the sun – but we think it’s time to shake it up with something new! Check out our end-of-summer bucket list for some fresh and fun ideas to end your summer with a bang:

 

Take a trip to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ

Stroll through the beautiful 42-acre sculpture-filled park, museum and arboretum! This trip is great for the entire family, and after you’re done exploring the park, you can grab lunch at the top-rated Rat’s Restaurant or one of the cafes on-site. (You can also set up your own picnic, grab a refreshment or ice cream at The Gazebo!)

 

Get nostalgic at Historic Cold Spring Village in Cape May, NJ

Experience what life was like in New Jersey during the 1800s at the Historic Cold Spring Village “living history museum” in Cape May. Stop in at the Cold Spring Brewery or take a class in pottery, blacksmithing or tinsmithing during your adventures at the village. Immerse yourself in history and experience the “home-spun” era up-close and personally while shopping, eating and learning new things!

 

Make furry friends at the Cape May County Zoo and Tree-To-Tree Adventure Park in Cape May Court House, NJ

Not only is visiting the Cape May County Zoo fun for all ages, but it’s also free! Spend some time outdoors while observing amazing animals like lions, otters, monkeys and more. You can even conquer their “aerial adventure,” an experience filled with rope swings, zip lines and other fun obstacles at the zoo’s Tree-To-Tree Adventure Park!

 

Discover everything The Amish Farmer’s Market in Mullica Hill, NJ has to offer!

 

Make your way to Mullica Hill on any Thursday, Friday or Saturday to enjoy fresh baked treats and delicious homemade meals at the Amish Farmer’s Market. Spend some time exploring unique shops, which offer everything from holiday decorations and creative gifts to handmade soaps and essential oils.

 

Enjoy a wine tour and tasting at one of South Jersey’s local vineyards:

 

Get “outdoorsy” at one of New Jersey’s great state parks:

  • Hacklebarney State Park in Chester, NJ: A great park for hiking, fishing and animal watching.
  • High Point State Park in Sussex, NJ: Experience part of the Appalachian Trail while camping, swimming, or even doing yoga!
  • Barnegat Lighthouse State Park in Barnegat Light, NJ: Climb your way to the top of the lighthouse to experience the amazing views of LBI. A great opportunity for photos!
  • For an in-depth comparison of the Best New Jersey State Parks, visit this article by Patrick McGurran!

 

Have some fun at the Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, NJ

 

Travel back in time for an exhilarating Medieval experience! Chow down on a delicious four-course meal while cheering on your favorite knight and their horse to win the jousting and swordsmanship competitions.

 

Get in-touch with your “wild side” at Howling Woods Farms in Jackson Township, NJ

Animal lovers will go crazy for the chance to see wolves and wolfdogs up close at Howling Woods Farms. The farm is open to visitors by appointment only (to make an appointment, visit their website here: Howling Woods Farms), and is a unique opportunity to learn all about wolves and see a pack in real life!

 

Explore South Jersey’s pine barrens at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford, NJ

Take a break from your hectic lifestyle to enjoy a peaceful day in nature. Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge offers hiking trails with stunning views of the lake. On the property, there are Bald Eagles, Great-horned Owls, raccoons, deer and other adorable animal residents that are unable to return to the wild due to injury. The Nature Center offers fun events and educational programs for all ages, as well!

 

Conquer all of the rides at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, NJ

Hop on board the world’s tallest and second-fastest roller coaster, Kingda Ka, play carnival games and have a ball at Six Flags Great Adventure. You can even check out the Safari at Six Flags, featuring real, wild animals from six different continents! We promise there’s something fun for everyone at Six Flags, even if you don’t like rollercoasters!

Whether you decide to end the summer exploring some of these great places or relaxing at your Schaeffer Home down the shore, we hope it’s filled with fun times and great memories! Soak up the sun and enjoy everything New Jersey has to offer during this beautiful summer season!

 

 

 

 

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

 

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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!

What You Can Do About Rising Home Prices

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Did you know that rising lumber costs have “increased the price of a single-family home by over $7,000?” With homebuilding prices continuing to rise, where does this leave you, the potential homebuyer? You want to take the best deal, but you may not feel a real sense of urgency.

This is where Schaeffer Family Homes comes in. Our team wants you to know about these impending price increases so that you can make a smart decision today to positively impact your future. Our gorgeous floor plans are ideal living spaces for families of all sizes, and are priced extremely well — but costs will inevitably rise in the future.

If you come by today to lock in your price, you’ll have your dream home for none other than your dream price.

In today’s housing market, your best bet is taking the leap when the best opportunity presents itself, and Schaeffer Family Homes has that opportunity ready for you. Today’s the day to lock in your price and make your greatest choice yet.

Schaeffer Family Homes is dedicated to creating stunning, spacious homes with top-notch materials and features that reflect your lifestyle. Not to mention, our team is always ready to go the extra mile to make the entire journey as smooth and worry-free as possible. That being said, we’re on hand at all times to walk you through questions or concerns.

To learn more about how the Schaeffer Family Homes difference can impact your life, please visit our website, or call us at 856-208-5118. We look forward to making your dream home a reality!

               

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