The Villas at Forest Oaks: Luxury Golf Course Living

Avid golfers dream of living right on the course. If you’re considering golf course homes, and low maintenance living, The Villas at Forest Oaks offers the best of both worlds. Here are some of the benefits of living in this beautiful Lifestyle Community and what Weaver Homes has to offer. 

Explore The Villas at Forest Oaks

Now selling, The Villas at Forest Oaks is located in Butler, Pennsylvania, nestled on Aubrey’s Dubbs Dred Golf Course. The 18-hole championship course is one of the most competitive and well-conditioned in the Butler County area, and is home to six-time Tri-State PGA player John Aubrey.  

 

Those in the market for golf course homes will enjoy the breathtaking views, rolling hills, and manicured greens right in their backyard. Although the golf course is the obvious attraction, the Villas at Forest Oaks also offers amenities such as a heated pool, clubhouse, and a gym.

 

The Villas at Forest Oaks is only minutes away from downtown Butler which has plenty of shops, restaurants, health care centers, and recreational activities, and only 25 miles from the city of Pittsburgh. 

 

Golf Course Homes for Sale

Weaver Homes currently has two different floor plans available at The Villas at Forest Oaks: the Abbey II and the Canterbury II. Both homes offer over 1,700 square feet of home space, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage in a one-story home. The Canterbury II offers an option for two or three bedrooms while the Abbey II has two-bedrooms. These new construction homes for sale are easily customizable, so that they match your needs. 

 

Recent reviews from prospective buyers included that they “really liked the larger patio on the Canterbury.” (Also known as the courtyard). Visitors also mentioned that they loved the unique selections Weaver Homes’ in-house designer, Megan, chose for the models.  

 

Community Details

Our new homes at the Villas at Forest Oaks also include great community benefits:  

  • Clubhouse with a furnished community room & pool table 
  • Patio with grill and lounge area
  • Outdoor pool with deck & lounging areas
  • Accessible sidewalks throughout the community
  • Golf course access

If you live at the Villas, you also won’t have to worry about grass cutting, lawn treatment, mulching, and snow or trash removal. This easy living lifestyle will leave you with plenty of time to hit the links as often as you want. Quiet evenings, privacy, and access to amenities are just the tip of the iceberg when you start investing in these carefree homes for sale. 

 

Find Your Forever Home

Finding the perfect low-maintenance homes for sale is possible at The Villas at Forest Oaks and other Weaver communities. Weaver Homes has over three decades of design and building experience in the Greater Pittsburg area. Working with the best professionals means you’ll find new construction homes for sale with the quality and attention to detail you expect. 

Come see these beautiful home models yourself, and let Weaver Homes find build your forever home.

Tips to Choose the Right New Home Floorplan

One of the most exciting times in your life can be choosing to build a new home. Here at Weaver Homes, we know that choosing the right floorplan depends on how you use your home and how it fits with your lifestyle. From the size and shape, to where the rooms are located in relation to each other, every part of the home can affect your experience, so knowing what you really want is crucial. Here are five tips for choosing the right home for your lifestyle.

 

1) Figure out what size of home will best suit your needs. 

Choosing a floor plan should start with how large a home you need to fit your lifestyle. How many bedrooms and bathrooms are enough for you and visiting guests? How many garage bays do you need? Are you downsizing or expecting to expand your family? Think about the space you wish you had (or don’t need) now and prioritize your most important needs.

 

2) Choose a floor plan based on your lifestyle.  

Lifestyles and family needs differ depending on what stage of life you are in. Before choosing a floor plan, ask yourself: 

 

  • Is your family situation changing, either growing or shrinking?
  • Will you need guest rooms for overnight visitors, or additional living space for visiting parents or grandchildren? 
  • Are you approaching retirement? Should you choose a plan that’s great for aging in place?
  • How do you entertain guests? Do you want formal spaces or relaxed get-togethers? 
  • Do the kids need an additional play space?

3) Trust your instincts on what “feels” right when choosing a floor plan.

All of us know when a space feels comfortable. Take these instincts into consideration when looking at different floor plans. Someone with children may want the primary bedroom up with the other bedrooms. Others might prefer for the primary bedroom to be downstairs, separated from the other bedrooms. 

 

4) Don’t forget workspace considerations.

Are you working from home more these days, or even full-time? Do you have any hobbies or special interests that might require special rooms to enjoy them? Do you need lots of attic or storage space to store your treasures? 

Answering these questions honestly will ensure that you choose the right floor plan for your lifestyle now and into the future. If you need any guidance or suggestions, our new home specialists are here to help! Please give us a call at 724-248-1729 or schedule a personal tour of our models today.

5 Reasons to Live in Sarver, PA

If you’re looking to live in a convenient location that’s close to shopping and dining yet outside the reach of city traffic, somewhere that offers outdoor recreation in beautiful surroundings, and has neighborhood hang-outs where happy hour is shared with friends, then you’ll love living in Sarver, PA! Our new luxury lifestyle community, Heritage Crossings, is located in Sarver right off Rte. 356, and residents agree that this is the best move they could have made.

 

5 Reasons to Live in Sarver, PA

 

1) Proximity to Pittsburgh

If you have family or friends in Pittsburgh, Sarver is a quick 40-minute drive away. It’s so easy to head into town on the weekends for social visits, art and cultural events, or great dining. You’ll love being close to a major city yet far enough away that you don’t have to deal with daily traffic. When you live at Heritage Crossings, you’re just minutes from Rte. 28 and can get everywhere you need to go quickly.

 

2) Dining

In Sarver, you’ll never have to go far for great dining options. Within walking distance of Heritage Crossings is South Pike Square Plaza, where you’ll find casual eateries like Tony’s Pizza and Rock-a-fellas Sports Bar. Just up Rte. 365 in neighboring Saxonburg you’ll find the always-popular Kelley’s Family Restaurant, and for fine dining, Hotel Saxonburg. Here are more of the Top Restaurants in Butler County PA.

 

3) Golfing

We know the importance of golfing, which is why we made sure there was an 18-hole golf course within driving distance of Heritage Crossings! Buffalo Golf Course is 5 minutes away by car, or if you’re feeling energetic, just a 1.5-mile walk away. Enjoy the natural beauty and excellent course of this popular golf destination, followed by a delicious meal in the clubhouse.

 

4) Wine and Beer 

Whether you prefer wine or beer at happy hour, you’re covered when you live in Sarver! La Vigneta is a family-operated winery on a 17-acre farm that makes over 35,000 bottles a year and over 20 varieties. There is a tasting room coming soon but in the meanwhile you can pick up a bottle of local wine for every occasion. When you’re in the mood for brews, head over to Cellar Works Brewing Co. where you’ll find small batch, handcrafted beers made from locally sourced ingredients. 

 

5) Blackberry Meadows Farm

A beautiful place to purchase locally grown, organic produce AND to learn how to grow your own, Blackberry Meadows Farm in close-by Natrona Heights focuses on providing nutritious, quality food and sustainable growing methods to the entire community.

 

If you’re looking for the best Pittsburgh suburb to enjoy your next exciting phase of life, take a look at the premier lifestyle community in Sarver, Heritage Crossings. With villa-style homes and amenities such as a clubhouse, fitness center, and heated outdoor pool, it’ll be the best move you’ve made yet! 

Why People Love Living in Heritage Crossings in Sarver, PA

Heritage Crossings is a premier active-adult community in Sarver, PA that features villa-style homes and a low-maintenance lifestyle! There’s so much to love here, from the convenient location adjacent to South Pike Square Plaza, to the amazing amenities that include a clubhouse, fitness center, and outdoor heated pool.

The community association recently hosted a Valentine’s Day party for residents, and we had the pleasure of speaking with a few people about why they bought a new home in Heritage Crossings. Here’s what they had to say!

 

“I moved in six months ago, and everything’s been great. They’ve been very attentive to any questions or problems I’ve had. They respond immediately. Beth’s been wonderful! I’ve been very impressed with the snow removal and all the people that I’ve met so far.”

– Joan L., Heritage Crossings Homeowner

 

“I love the way Beth handled everyone. She let them do what they felt comfortable with. She wasn’t pushy, but she was firm. She knew her stuff. I just felt very comfortable with her.” 

– Janet Czekalski, REALTOR® and Heritage Crossings Homeowner

 

“I’m a real estate appraiser and I’ve appraised these units all over the area, and I know they’re good quality. The people that I’ve met in the process of doing the appraisals were always happy.” 

– Wallace C., Real Estate Appraiser and Heritage Crossings Homeowner

 

“Beth was wonderful to work with. The reason I moved here is because this place has no steps. I have arthritis and I’m an accident waiting to happen!”

– Audrey M., Heritage Crossings Homeowner

 

Watch the full testimonials here:

 

There are just a few homesites remaining to purchase in this wonderful community at the current prices. Contact us to schedule an appointment or request more information about Heritage Crossings today. Your new neighbors can’t wait to meet you!

6 Spring Cleaning Hacks for a Fresh Home this Season

Step outside and take a breath of fresh, clean air — spring has arrived in Greater Pittsburgh! If you’ve bought a new Weaver home recently, what better way to celebrate the season of new beginnings than by freshening it up? From your window sills to your pillows, small changes can make a big difference in the overall feel of your living space.

This season, take a few moments to refresh your beautiful home to welcome the best time of year.

 

Spring Cleaning Hacks for 2022

 

  1. Welcome Home: You’ve wiped your shoes clean of dirt and mud for an entire year on your outdoor welcome mat. Give it a major spruce-up by hosing it down and letting it air-dry, taking care to hose off or scrub the area underneath it. Another effective way of stopping dirt in its tracks (no pun intended) is to use a mat on the inside of your door as well. If you already have one, vacuum both sides of it to really get the dirt out for a new season of visitors.

 

  1. Dust It Off: Even the most simple of tasks can make a big impact. Dusting off the often-forgotten surfaces of your home — like window sills, blinds, fan blades, and the top of the fridge — can give your entire home a clean aura and feel. With a cloth, store-bought duster, or dusting gloves (our favorite!) get around hard-to-reach places like coffee maker nooks, picture frames, and vases.

 

  1. Scrub it Out: Believe it not, your trash can needs some cleaning love, too! Although this might not sound like the most fun chore, it’s amazing how much fresher your kitchen can look and smell once the trash can is scrubbed clean. Take your empty can outside, give it a squirt of liquid dish soap and water, scrub it with a long-handled brush, and voila! The smells are long gone and it’ll look good as new. 

 

  1. Bedding Beauty: The place you go to for ultimate relaxation, your bed is one of the most special parts of your home. Refresh this space by switching out thicker, winter sheets and pillow cases for spring ones. Not to mention, a new look — like a light-colored duvet or spring-themed pillows — creates an entirely fresh vibe. Take care to wash duvet covers, give your mattress a quick spray of disinfectant, and rotate your mattress so that the springs remain even and comfortable all year long.

 

  1. Flower Power: The most prominent sign of spring, fresh flowers make this season so lovable. Whether in your primary bedroom, guest bathroom, living room, or kitchen, sweet-smelling flowers like lilacs, tulips, and daffodils make your home feel fresh, light, and beautiful. If fresh flowers make your nose itch, replace them with scented candles, potpourri in dishes, or scented oil diffusers to enjoy the fresh scents of spring.

 

  1. Gut Your Garage: It’s easy to let the things in your garage pile up, but it’s difficult to clean it all up… With the start of spring officially here, make it a point to tackle the garage! After sorting items into piles (keep, donate, sell, recycle), do a little dusting, sweeping, and hosing down, and it’ll be as good as new in no time. 

 

There’s nothing as sweet as springtime scents and a little bit of sunshine! This season, make sure your Weaver home feels just as fresh as the day you bought it. We can’t wait to see how you spruce up your home. From all of us at Weaver Homes, have a happy and refreshing spring!

Enjoy a Convenient Location at Heritage Crossings in Sarver, PA

Heritage Crossings is a new home community in Sarver, PA where the lifestyle is all about convenience. Whether you prefer to walk to your daily errands, or don’t want to travel far for recreation, Heritage Crossings offers all your favorite places and activities nearby.

 

Conveniently Located New Homes in Sarver, PA

 

Things to Do Within Walking Distance

Heritage Crossings is located in a sidewalk community that sits just adjacent to South Pike Square Plaza. This outdoor mall features places to shop, dine, and enjoy entertainment. There’s a nail salon, market, cafe, spa, and even an urgent care clinic.  When you feel like seeing a great movie, AMC Classic South Pike 10 is also within walking distance. You can enjoy an evening out without ever getting in your car!

 

Destinations a Short Drive Away

And when you want to do a bit more, there are several recreation destinations all within a few minutes’ drive. Buffalo Golf Course offers a premium golfing experience at an affordable price on pristine land that was once a dairy farm. Cellar Works Brewing Co. is a favorite for small batch, handcrafted beers made from locally sourced ingredients. Todd Nature Reserve has six miles of hiking trails through the lush forests of Butler County with streams, a pond, and wildlife to delight all your senses. 

 

Heritage Crossings is located right off the exit of Rte. 356 and just minutes from Rte. 28 in Butler County, where there’s always something fun and interesting to do. The community is easy to access from the interstate and fast to get anywhere you need to be.

If you’re looking for new homes in Sarver, PA with all the benefits of modern construction AND a fantastic location, Heritage Crossings is your place. Schedule an appointment to learn what convenient living is all about! 

Now is the Time to Make Your Move

2022 is your year for a brand new home. A home with everything you’ve been dreaming of, including cutting-edge design and superior craftsmanship. A home that fits your lifestyle. 

 

But… timing is of the essence! Many new home buyers wait until the spring market to think about moving or to put their home on the market. In the current market conditions, though, if you want to build a new home and be moved in by September of the next school year, NOW is the time you want to make your move

 

Our Buying & Building Processes span from six to nine months (and sometimes longer!), depending on how long it takes to choose a homesite, get financing in order, make selections, get the pre-construction checklist done, and then start building. 

 

So, if you are seriously considering building a brand new Weaver home this year, it’s go time! Our Single Family Home Communities, Hickory Glen and The Village at Camp Trees, have beautiful homesites available. 

 

Hickory Glen, located in Mars, PA, is 70% sold out. Currently, just FIVE beautiful home sites are available. Situated on 60 secluded acres in Adams Township, each homesite is a half acre or more! Located just minutes from the Adams Township Community Park and Mars Schools, Hickory Glen is  peaceful and quiet, yet convenient. With a total of only 40 homes, this community is selling quickly, so don’t wait too long if you want to visit.

 

The gorgeous community known as The Village at Camp Trees is tucked in just off Mars-Valencia Road. And only a few opportunities remain if you want to live in this scenic community. There are three Available Homes, one in Adams Twp. (May Move-In Date), and two in Pine Twp. (February Move-In Date). There is also an open homesite in Adams Twp. available to be reserved, as well as one homesite in Pine Twp. The clock is ticking on these beauties! 

 

If you’re ready to make your move, we are ready to help you get started! 

 

For more information about your new Weaver home, please contact June at 724-248-1729. 

 

Location, Location, Location…Be Close to Everything at The Villas at Forest Oaks!

Designing a home that’s right for you is only half of the building process. The other half is all about location, location, location! At our newest Lifestyle Community, The Villas at Forest Oaks, we know you’ll love where you live as much as you love your new home. 

 

Located in Butler, Pennsylvania, The Villas at Forest Oaks is located on one of Butler County’s most sought-after 18-hole golf courses, Aubrey’s Dubbs Dred. It is also minutes away from shops, restaurants, healthcare centers, and recreation. 

 

Butler County has a thriving downtown shopping and restaurant district, not to mention a renovated Farmers’ Market where residents shop for fresh local foods in season and attend community events. From seasonal fairs and festivals to museums and historical sites, wineries and parks, Butler County offers something for everyone. For outdoor enthusiasts, the area’s wide variety of lakes, trails, nature reserves and campgrounds mean that recreational adventures are just a short drive away.

 

As the county seat, Butler is also the hub of government and commercial activity. Just 25 miles from the city of Pittsburgh and its world-class education medicine, arts and sports, Butler County offers residents big city convenience and small-town living. Named by Smithsonian Magazine in the top ten best small towns in America, Butler is a great place to live, work, and play!

 

The Villas at Forest Oaks is close to quality healthcare facilities, such as Butler Memorial Hospital and VA Butler Healthcare, as well as colleges, including Butler County Community College, and Slippery Rock University. With a number of local businesses, both corporate and entrepreneurial, Center Township is the site of the largest retail centers in the area. 

 

Your family deserves the very best quality in a community that’s close to it all! For more information on The Villas at Forest Oaks or the Butler County area, contact us today!

Featured Floorplan: The Beckley

The lovely and large single-family Beckley plan has all the space that you crave in new construction. With 4 spacious bedrooms, 4.5 baths, an open-concept kitchen and living area, and multiple flex spaces, there are options for both large family gatherings and peaceful, quiet evenings. In the Beckley, the way you live is entirely up to you. 

 

This Craftsman-style home has a charming exterior and large windows throughout, letting natural light stream into every room. On the first level, there’s a formal dining room in addition to a family room and dinette, which flow right into a well-appointed kitchen with walk-in pantry and center island. Off of the kitchen is a mudroom with built-ins, along with a rare pocket office which gives your family another quiet space to work or study. A flexible den could be an extra bedroom, home gym, hobby room, or anything else your family needs. 

 

Upstairs, the owner’s suite is spacious and luxurious, with an impressive bath that boasts dual vanities, an oversized walk-in shower, and generous walk-in closet. The three large bedrooms share no walls, so that each is quiet and peaceful. A second-floor laundry room makes day-to-day chores easier and more convenient. 

 

If you need even more room to spread out, the finished basement can have any number of uses — from a kids’ playroom to a state-of-the-art movie room. The ways that you live in this home are limitless. 

 

The Beckley floorplan is all-new for 2022 and will be available in Hickory Glen in Mars, PA, and The Villas at Camp Trees in Pine Twp, PA. Contact us to learn how to get started building this beautiful home today!

We Saved The Best For Last in Spring Valley

We’re counting down the final opportunities at The Villas at Spring Valley in Zelienople, PA! Just 14 gorgeous cul-de-sac homesites remain. These are the best sites in this Lifestyle Community — surrounded by stunning woods, featuring beautiful views and (hopefully!!!) the incredibly detailed, high-quality Weaver home you deserve. 

Embrace carefree living with an abundance of amenities. Enjoy the convenient location, along with the superior livability of our homes. And did we mention the close-knit, boutique-style community, designed so that everyone knows and looks out for each other. 

The Villas at Spring Valley offers single-level, low maintenance patio homes featuring the Abbey and the Canterbury floorplans. Community amenities include the clubhouse, fitness center, bocce court, pool, and walking paths. You’ll enjoy easy living with snow removal, grass cutting, mulching, trash removal all taken care of! Everything you need in Cranberry Township — shopping, dining, recreation, and healthcare — is just minutes away. And, it’s an easy 30-minute drive to downtown Pittsburgh.

Zelienople, PA Community

In the Abbey plan, everything is exactly how and where you need it. Enjoy step-free living from the moment you cross the threshold. The integrated living spaces provide plenty of style along with all the flexibility you need. Two spacious bedrooms, an oversize 2-car garage, and a large storage room allow you to live gracefully in your new home. The multipurpose sunroom has huge windows that let you enjoy all four seasons no matter what you’re doing. From preparing meals in the modern kitchen to entertaining your friends in the open living room/dining room with cathedral ceilings, life’s everyday moments are even more memorable in a home that’s so comfortable and easygoing.  

The Canterbury plan is one of our most flexible designs. Complete with cathedral ceilings, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 or 3 bathrooms, an oversize 2-car garage, and 1,861 square feet of open space, this welcoming plan brings your dream of a comfortable and versatile home to life. On one stylish and functional level, you’ll find a gorgeous kitchen with a breakfast bar, a roomy owner’s suite with a spa-like bathroom, a large open living/dining space perfect for entertaining and so much more. Not to mention, the spectacular veranda/sunroom lets you relax in the mornings and unwind in the evenings as you enjoy the changing of the seasons right outside your window.

Priced from $385,000, these stunning homesites will go fast. Come in and choose yours today! Come see The Villas at Spring Valley in person. For more information, contact Maggie O’Neill or visit WeaverHomes.com.

Meet the Closing Team: Bonnie and Jenn

Buying a new home can involve many steps to get from contract to closing. Often, this means that different people are involved in various phases, making it challenging to keep up with who does what, and who needs which information. At Weaver Homes, we make closings easy. We have a dedicated, in-house closing team that you’ll meet at the very beginning of your journey, and they’ll stay with you until closing day and even beyond. Meet your closers: Bonnie and Jenn!

Meet Bonnie Weaver

Bonnie Weaver is Vice President of Weaver Homes and takes pride in working with such an incredible team every day. She is one of the “faces of the company” and takes each customer’s happiness to heart. That’s why she is the one to reach out to new homeowners and schedule their walk-through and closing dates. 

“I enjoy speaking with each homeowner about their building experience, answering any questions, and letting them know that everyone in our organization is involved in getting them to the finish line of their beautiful new home — the closing!”

If a customer is financing their new home with a mortgage, Bonnie also reaches out to the lender and settlement company to make sure the closing is on track and on everyone’s calendars. She is an integral part of making sure closings happen on time and as expected.

Meet Jenn Mion

Jenn Mion is Weaver Homes’ Sales and Settlement Coordinator and is involved with every home from the time of sales agreement to closing. Throughout the construction process, Jenn maintains the closing file to make sure all change orders, deposits, and necessary paperwork are properly accounted for and organized.

Jenn also talks with lenders and appraisers for every home that is financed with a mortgage. She completes lender questionnaires for condominium projects and provides appraisers the necessary information they need, as well as access to each home so they can complete their work. She coordinates with the local post offices and waste removal companies to make sure that homeowners have a seamless transition into their new homes. In other words, she makes sure that your closing happens on time with no surprises or hiccups.

“It’s so important that our customers feel confident and knowledgeable about the closing process. My job is to remove all the stress so they can focus on the most important thing — moving into their beautiful new homes!”

On the day of closing, Jenn’s is the familiar face you’ll see sitting across from you at the closing table! She, along with a settlement attorney from the closing company, will be there to walk you through every step of the process — she’s in your corner! After signing the paperwork, Jenn carefully reviews the warranty process and the homeowners’ package with you so that you are well prepared for move-in day. She’ll also provide you with keys for the pool, clubhouse and mailboxes if your community has these.

Both Bonnie and Jenn recognize the magnitude of buying a new home and do everything possible to make sure you have the most enjoyable experience possible. For more information, read about our Buying Process, Building Process, and Beyond Process