Working OUT in Plymouth Meeting

October 19th, 2020

Many of us are missing our local gym or YMCA during these days of COVID-19. If you live in Plymouth Meeting, home to Sal Paone Builders newest single-home community, there’s a great solution.

Plymouth Township’s Parks and Recreation Department has always offered an incredible array of recreational opportunities through the Greater Plymouth Recreation Center. Now, many  popular classes are being held outside in the fresh air, including aerobics, cardio fitness, kickboxing and more. If working OUT appeals to you, and you’d love a beautiful new home, consider Sal Paone’s Plymouth Valley Estates!  Click here to view photos, models, floorplans, pricing and more.

A Home in a Box!

October 12th, 2020

Image illustration by Boxabl The Sal Paone Builder team loves creating exciting new home designs. So, we’re always interested in what other forward-thinking professionals are dreaming up. Boxabl is something truly unique.  It’s a box that literally opens up into a home! Defined as an Accessory Dwelling Unit, the Boxable is a wonder of design ingenuity that’s delivered in the form of a box, then unfolded into a small living unit Read More...

Creative Study Spaces

October 7th, 2020

If your children’s online back-to-school experience has been a bust so far, maybe a creatively designed study center will make things easier. This Old House offers 27 Inspirational Homework Areas and Study Stations that can help students concentrate, feel comfortable and have everything they need within reach Read More...

Global Window Gazing

September 30th, 2020

If you’ve spent hours just gazing out of your home windows during COVID-19, you might have wondered if others are doing the same. A new website gives you the answer in a spectacular, global way. Window Swap invites people all over the world to upload a video of what they see outside their window Read More...

Accessible Home Design

September 23rd, 2020

Home builders, architects and remodelers are making strides in designing accessible homes. That means individuals who are disabled, elderly or looking ahead with a desire to age in place can increasingly enjoy homes of all styles and designs that are user-friendly, safe – and beautiful. Even an 18th-century farmhouse can be transformed into a comfortable home that’s completely wheelchair accessible Read More...

Refinancing Fee Delayed

September 16th, 2020

If you’re considering refinancing your mortgage and taking advantage of the currently low interest rates, here’s good news. A new fee on mortgage refinances that was set to take effect September 1 has been delayed. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will delay enforcing the fee until Dec Read More...

Lower Interest Rates. Higher Standards.

September 1st, 2020

Mortgage interest rates continue to be at historic lows.  That makes it a great time to buy a home – if you can qualify. While the pandemic has kept rates down, banks are hedging their bets against economic uncertainty by raising the qualification standards for getting a mortgage. According to Michaelle Bond, writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer, some lenders are raising the minimum credit score by 100 points, and taking a more restrictive view of debt Read More...

Home Building is Way Up!

August 25th, 2020

Despite the pandemic, sales of newly built, single-family homes have reached the highest level since the Great Recession. According to the National Association of Home Builders, increasing consumer demand is being seen in the suburbs, exurbs and rural areas. That makes sense to us, as the suburbs offer plenty of space for healthy outdoor activity, as well as the opportunity to own a more spacious home compared to urban areas Read More...

Cures for Kid Cabin Fever

August 18th, 2020

Summer is normally a time for fun with friends. Instead parents are desperately trying to keep everyone from pandemic pandemonium. Parade Magazine’s 125 Ideas for Avoiding Cabin Fever with Kids can help.  Most of the ideas are simple and you can probably get them going with things you already have around the house Read More...

Work from Home. Live Anywhere.

August 11th, 2020

Traditionally, people choose their home location based on proximity to their job.  But, COVID-19 has changed things.  Many people will continue working remotely even when the pandemic has subsided.  If that’s you, you may have realized that you are no longer tied to a specific location, and can live anywhere that has a good internet connection Read More...