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...

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...

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...

Best Places to Live in Montgomery County

February 27th, 2019

Livability is what makes a community stand out as a “best place” to call home. Every year, Niche.com compiles its list of the most livable communities.  Niche ranks the overall quality of an area by reviewing a wide variety of factors, including schools, cost of living, housing, diversity, health, jobs, nightlife, outdoor activities, commuting methods – even the number of sunny days Read More...

New Construction vs. Existing Homes

December 5th, 2018

Home buyers always have a choice between purchasing an existing home or a new construction home.  As a builder with more than 40 years of experience in new home construction, the Sal Paone Builders team naturally sees the advantages of buying a brand, spanking new home.  Many of our buyers tell us that they love the idea of a clean, fresh, never-lived in home that won’t reveal any hidden surprises down the road Read More...

Do the Charleston at Washington Manor!

April 10th, 2018

New home opportunities like this don’t come along too often.  If you appreciate history, enjoy nature and dream of a luxurious new home, this is your moment.  A beautiful Charleston model will soon be built at Washington Manor, the fabulous new community by Sal Paone Builders.  Washington Manor is situated on the grounds of the historic Emlen House, which served as George Washington’s headquarters prior to the Continental Army’s march to Valley Forge in 1777 Read More...

Winter Homework: Builder Shopping!

January 24th, 2018

While the winter season may not be the best time to visit a new home community, it’s a great time to shop for a builder. Many buyers interested in new construction search for a home style, location or community that fits their needs. All of that is important – but it’s also essential to identify a builder you can trust to deliver quality, craftsmanship and exceptional service before and after the sale Read More...

How Much House Can You Afford?

October 12th, 2017

It’s fun to imagine your dream home. It’s even more exciting to visit model homes and open houses. But, it’s also a good idea to be aware of what you can really afford so your visions can be based on your financial realities. This excellent article from the New York Times can help you get started Read More...

The Not-So-Obvious Benefits of Buying a New Home

March 9th, 2016

If you’re trying to decide between buying an older home or a brand new home, it’s easy to find pros and cons related to maintenance and energy efficiency. But, there are less-obvious benefits of buying new that are worth considering. When you buy in a new community, you and the other buyers are all starting fresh in creating a new neighborhood Read More...

Why Buy a Used Home? Start Fresh!

February 2nd, 2016

Home buyers who have purchased an older home often talk about the home’s “character,” “good bones,” or “wonderful, old-world detailing.” Far too often, these descriptors are just code phrases for the reality of what lies beneath in a resale home. Costly repairs, inefficient heating and cooling systems, small rooms and closed in living spaces are just a few Read More...