The Dreaded SLFs!

September 19th, 2019

The Spotted Lantern Flies are back for another season of terrorizing our local area.

Although beautiful in some ways, they are a destructive, invasive pest that threaten many crops and plants, especially fruit trees, grapevines, hops, hardwoods and ornamentals.  These pests can also cause a foul odor, which develops as the SLFs feed on trees and excrete a sugary substance, sometimes called honeydew.  If you see SLFs in your yard, review these guidelines offered by the Penn State Extension.  It explains how to identify, manage and stop the spread of SLFs.  Even though the coming  cold weather will eventually kill the bugs you’re currently seeing, they will be laying eggs which will survive the winter and hatch next spring if not addressed now.  Do your part, take back your property and help control the spread of the dreaded SLFS!

September in the Garden

September 12th, 2019

Summer is over and much of the weeding in hot, sticky weather is behind you.  September is the perfect time to actually enjoy working in your garden! Add gorgeous colors with fall foliage trees or shrubs featuring colorful autumn leaves.  Or, plant chrysanthemums, marigolds, white alyssum, nasturtium, pansies and snapdragons,  flowering kale and flowering cabbage to create a rainbow of shades and brilliant hues Read More...

New Paone Homes in Plymouth Meeting!

September 5th, 2019

Sal Paone Builders will soon begin construction on our newest community, Plymouth Valley Estates. We’re building 70 single-family-detached, luxury homes in what we believe is one of the premier locations in Montgomery County.  This incredible area offers so many lifestyle amenities, highlighted by the events, activities, classes and opportunities created by the Plymouth Township Parks and Recreation Department Read More...

Get Wet!

August 21st, 2019

Even if you don’t have a backyard pool or swim club membership, you can cool off and make a splash with the wide availability of water sports and fun in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing retreat or ready to dive-in to adventure, there are plenty of options available Read More...

How to Save on Cooling Costs

August 14th, 2019

The scorching heat wave we all experienced in early July had home air conditioning costs soaring right along with the temperatures.  While you can’t control the weather conditions outside, there are steps you can take to reduce your AC bill and power usage inside.  Planting trees around your home, and dressing your windows with solar screens or films are just two of the 9 Ways to Cool Down Air Conditioning Costs offered by Bankrate Read More...

Tips for Move-Up Buyers

August 7th, 2019

A lot of real estate advice is focused on first-time buyers.  For those who have already been there and done that, it’s helpful to have advice on taking the next step.  Move-up buyers may have experience with buying and owning a home.  But, in order to move to your next home, you’ll also need to sell your existing home Read More...

Going Up — A New Paone Community!

July 30th, 2019

A new Sal Paone Builder community will soon be going up in Plymouth Meeting!  So, for all of you who may have missed out on recently sold communities, now’s your chance to own a Paone.  Our new community, Plymouth Valley Estates, will include 79 single-family-detached, luxury homes on .25 - Read More...

Must-Have Home Features

July 24th, 2019

If you enjoy being on trend, and you’re considering a new home, you might be interested in what the experts say are today’s “must-have” home features.   According to the National Association of Home Builders, laundry rooms and energy-saving features are among the most-wanted items.  Home storage, such as garage storage or a walk-in pantry, is also highly desirable Read More...

Taking the Plunge

July 17th, 2019

A backyard pool is a dream come true for many families. It’s also a big decision with many different options. Do you want it for exercise, or are you happy to simply float?  Will the kids be using it or are you thinking more of adult entertaining?  What about the area surrounding your pool?  Will it be paved, decked or landscaped?  Before you dive in, consider your investment from every angle, so you can create the perfect pool Read More...

How to Choose a Home Builder

July 10th, 2019

Whether you’re thinking of buying a home in a new home community, or considering building a custom home, choosing the right builder is your most important decision. It’s easy to be swayed by a beautifully decorated model home, or by a builder’s portfolio of gorgeous one-of-a-kind residences Read More...