Buying a First Home During a Pandemic

November 25th, 2020

If you’re a first-time home buyer, COVID has actually created some unexpected opportunities.  Federal, state and local governments recognize that home-ownership can bring stability to the economy and a sense of community to neighborhoods.  So, they’ve developed financial programs to help first-time buyers 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...

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...

No Prohibition on the Speak Easy!

July 21st, 2020

Quarantine times have put a whole new focus on amenities that make staying at home more enjoyable. A few homeowners who’ve missed the fun and social atmosphere of their favorite watering holes have created their own in-home speak-easy lounges. Modeled after the once-secret spots where people would gather for adult beverages during the time of Prohibition, today’s speak-easy offers a place for friends and family to imbibe and interact (preferably in a safe, COVID-appropriate way) Read More...

Wishful Thinking

May 26th, 2020

After spending so much time at home during COVID-19,  you may suddenly be acutely aware of the things you love – or strongly dislike – about your current home.  If you were considering a move before the virus arrived, now is the perfect time to get serious about your wish-list for your next home Read More...

Proud to Build Your Safe Haven

May 12th, 2020

There’s no place like home.  Today, that statement is truer than ever before, as COVID19 concerns keep us all homebound.  Home is now the place where we eat, sleep, work, play, relax and heal. Sal Paone Builders takes pride in creating homes perfectly suited to every dimension of this new normal Read More...

Buying a Home During a Pandemic

May 8th, 2020

Coronavirus has changed the process for buying a home in a number of ways.  If you’re in the market and hoping to continue your search – or if you’re already under contract – Business Insider offers four things you should know.  They include the fact that mortgage rates are volatile. Be prepared for rates to change and lock in if you have the opportunity Read More...

For Builders, Small is Big

March 3rd, 2020

Trends in home building are beginning to change as custom and production builders move away from the notion that bigger is better, turning instead to smaller, more efficient homes. This is just one of the 2020 trends highlighted in a recent Builder online article presenting the view of builders, remodelers, building material manufacturers and market watchers 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...

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...