Crazy, Expensive Home Repairs

June 4th, 2019

Many homeowners opt for a newly constructed home over an older home because they fear the impact of costly home repairs and maintenance.  If you’re on the fence about which way to go, consider the possible investment if the home you’re considering needs major work. 

Realtor.com details five of the most crazy, expensive home repairs, including foundation restoration, furnace or central AC replacement, repairing water damaged walls and ceilings, replacing the lawn, and tree removal.  One or both of these issues could turn that charming older home into a nightmare of a money pit.  If that scares you, a new model might be a better option. 

Lucky for you, Sal Paone Builders offers some of the area’s most beautiful, well-constructed homes.  Check out our website!

Grow Something Delicious!

May 21st, 2019

Spring plantings bring sensational, summer herbs and veggies. The weather is getting warmer so now’s the time to tend your garden. Be sure you know which plants go in now for an optimum summer harvest. But, that’s just the beginning of planning a perfect plot. You’ll also need to consider how to give your plants enough room to grow, best planting and fertilizing methods, and proper tending to your shoots and seedlings Read More...

Picture This!

May 14th, 2019

You have a blank wall and want to dress it up with family photos or art. But wait! You’re stumped by the age-old question: Should the picture frames match the décor, or the art and photos? Lucky for us, the Philadelphia Inquirer and design expert Jennifer Adams have the answer. Unfortunately, it’s not a definitive answer and will depend on your personal preferences, within some general design parameters Read More...

Ready, Set, Sell!

May 7th, 2019

If you’re hoping to make the move to a beautiful new home in the near future, you may need to sell your existing home first. Now’s the time to get moving, but it’s important to know what things to spruce up – and what you can leave alone. This article from the Philadelphia Inquirer can help Read More...

WWII Weekend at Valley Forge

April 30th, 2019

Attention all history buffs! Fall in for a weekend of live WWII action, fashion and music at the upcoming WWII Weekend at Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge. Scheduled for May 4-5, the event is sponsored by the The Military Living History Association. Step back into the 1940s with World War II encampments set up throughout the 42-acre Medal of Honor Grove Read More...

7 Tax Benefits of Owning a Home

April 24th, 2019

A lot has changed when it comes to taxes and the related benefits of owning a home.  New provisions in the federal tax laws can impact both current homeowners, as well as those considering taking the leap from renter to owner.  Realtor.com offers an excellent guide to the items that may, or may not, be deductible Read More...

Pre-Approved for a Mortgage? Don’t Do This!

April 17th, 2019

You might feel great about being pre-approved for a mortgage.  But, there are some things you should NOT do to assure your mortgage won’t be denied later in the home buying process.  The fact is that a pre-approval doesn’t mean you’ve locked in that loan – and there are money mistakes you could make that might lead to a problem Read More...

Only 8 Lots Remain at Washington Manor!

April 16th, 2019

It’s spring -- and the housing market is hot.  That’s definitely the case at Sal Paone Builder’s Washington Manor community, where only eight lots remain. If you’re looking for a home that combines, history, scenery, livability and absolute perfection in home design and finishes, take our advice: Do Read More...

Cool Features Every Kid’s Room Should Have

April 10th, 2019

Kids of all ages love having their own space.  When you design their rooms with today’s trendiest features, you can gain major points for being the coolest parent on the planet. What’s in?  Bunk beds, of course.  But today’s trend is to not have a desk underneath.  Better to have an extra sleeping space for when the BFF sleeps over Read More...

Cozy Soups

April 1st, 2019

It’s soup season -- the perfect time to snazzy up stick-to-your ribs stews and savory selections. Chicken noodle is so 50s!  Why not try a more modern soup recipe, like an Asian-influenced pot sticker or long noodle soup.  Love a good bratwurst? Throw it in a soup bowl with beans and peppers Read More...