8 Winter Black-Thumb Mistakes

February 18th, 2020

It would seem that keeping plants flourishing indoors over the winter should be easy. After all, you don’t need to contend with rain, drought, deer pillaging and other outdoor challenges. So, why do so many people have trouble keeping their indoor plants healthy

This article from Realtor.com covers the eight mistakes most commonly made. They include issues related to watering, light, fertilizer and the right placement. The most surprising mistake?  Not dusting your plants!  Learn more about plant protection here. Then, get out the duster and give your indoor blossoms some love. 

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Everybody into the Pool!

February 11th, 2020

Sal Paone Builder’s newest community in Plymouth Meeting is the perfect place to fight the winter doldrums – with a lap, splash, walk or dip in the pool. That’s because owners of a new home at Plymouth Valley Estates can take advantage of the incredible Plymouth Township Aquatics Center. The center offers two amazing indoor pools, one for laps and adult exercise, and another with slides and fun features for kids Read More...

Paying Too Much for Homeowners Insurance?

February 7th, 2020

Homeowner’s insurance is a necessity, but understanding coverages and costs is not always easy.  That’s why it’s hard to really know if you’re paying too much. A recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted Delaware Valley Consumers’ Checkbook, is a local nonprofit consumer group that can help you feel more confident in the price you pay Read More...

7 Ways to Prepare for a Fire

January 28th, 2020

It’s fireplace and woodstove season – and there’s no better time to be sure your family is prepared in the event of a home fire.  The American Red Cross offers 7 Ways to Prepare for a Home Fire, starting with installing the right number of smoke alarms.  They suggest teaching children what a smoke alarm sounds like, and what to do when they hear one Read More...

Should You Buy a Vacation Home?

January 21st, 2020

Many people dream of owning a vacation home. That’s especially true during the long winters when thoughts turn to escaping the cold and retreating to a home in a warm, sunny location.  But is buying a vacation home a good idea?  Kate Ashford, writing for Forbes.com, offers nine things you should consider before buying one Read More...

What’s Cookin?

January 14th, 2020

Winter is the perfect time to cook up a storm.  Whether your talents tend towards soups, stews, roasts, five-course gourmet dinners, delicious cakes and pies – or all of the above – a fabulous kitchen makes it all so much easier. Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis recently sold her $7 million dollar home, which included an amazing kitchen you may have seen on her cooking show “Giada at Home Read More...

New Year, New Home?

January 7th, 2020

If you’ve resolved that 2020 will be your year to own a Paone, you’re in luck!  Plymouth Valley Estates, our newest single-family home community is just getting started in fabulous Plymouth Meeting.  That means if you act soon, you can have a great choice of premium lots, each ranging from Read More...

Trader Joe’s Increases Home Value

December 31st, 2019

If you need another reason to consider a move to Plymouth Valley Estates, Sal Paone’s newest Plymouth Meeting-area, single-home community, here’s a very tasty one.  A recent report by ATTOM Data, published by Bankrate.com,  looked at how home values were affected by proximity to different grocery stores Read More...

Would You Consider an Open Bathroom?

December 24th, 2019

Sal Paone Builders is always happy to work with our community home buyers to customize floor plans and amenities.  We also love the opportunity to build a completely custom home.  But, one thing we’ve never been asked to do is build an open bathroom -- meaning a loo without doors. One local real estate investor in West Philadelphia is marketing such a home, inspired by several luxury hotels around the world Read More...

Easy Holiday Decorating

December 17th, 2019

When it comes to the holidays, the best way to beat stress is by keeping it simple.  That’s especially true for decorating your home.  Simplicity can also help you keep costs down, especially when you rely on natural elements that you can pick or clip for free from your yard or a woodsy area in your neighborhood Read More...