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  • How Our At-Home Offices Look

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    Many of you have been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak this year, and so daily routines and activities look a little different for you. In fact, many have discovered that they love working from the comfort of their own home. Setting up the laptop on your couch with your dog keeping you warm must be […]

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  • 10 At-Home Date Night Ideas

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    At Schell Brothers, we believe that home is where the heart is. So, what better way to celebrate your loved one then to dream up some must-try at-home date night ideas! Kick back in your great room, spend hours eating your favorite snacks in the kitchen, or maybe don’t even leave your bed. No matter […]

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  • Why You’ll Love our Coastal Series Plans

    By Natalie Hay, in All Communities

    It has been three years since we launched our “Coastal Series” floor plans, and wow does time fly! These floor plans have quickly become some of our top sellers and have been requested in more and more communities. The Coastal Series plans are specially designed to create an open and spacious feel in your new […]

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  • Home Hacks to Keep You Busy

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    With the spread of the novel coronavirus, comes the implementation of many stay-at-home orders. And with that comes the question of: What should we do while we’re stuck at home? Netflix can satiate the boredom for a little while, but soon the itch to head out to the store for nonessential items begins, and you’ve […]

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  • Opportunities Abound: Why Now is the Time to Buy a Home

    By Lynn Cattafi, in All Communities

    This is a challenging time for you right now, for everyone. While there are a lot of unknowns, there are some things that are reassuringly constant. People are making decisions to reconnect with what is important in life. If you have always wanted to live at the beach, if that is your dream, this is […]

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  • Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    Happy Earth Day 2020 guys! Earth Day is one my favorite days of the year because it gives me a chance to celebrate the earth that I love so much and take a second to reflect on how I treat her. Not only is being eco-friendly so important for the environment and the health of […]

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  • How to Prep For Your Design Selections Appointment

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    The big day is coming, you’ve decided to trust Schell Brothers to build your beautiful new home, and now you are prepping to make all of the decisions about what the interior and exterior will look like. It’s Design Selections Day! At your Design Selections Appointment, you are paired with one of our talented designers […]

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  • Floor Plan Favorites: The Lilac

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    Schell Brothers offers numerous unique floor plan design options to its potential homebuyers. With so many to choose from, we thought it would be nice to highlight some of our favorites in this new blog series, Floor Plan Favorites. At each of our communities we have models available for touring. Since we are now living […]

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  • How to Stay Connected in a Virtual World

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    If you’re anything like me, this time of solitude and quarantine is driving you crazy! Being confined between the walls of your house can seem daunting and unpredictable. At this point, you’ve probably run out of board games to play, the puzzles are all finished, you’ve re-watched your favorite season of Friends four times, and […]

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  • Schell Scoop: The Sales Team’s Favorite Movies

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    Now that you are spending a little bit more time inside due to the COVID-19 virus, it is the perfect opportunity to discover some new cinematic masterpieces. Whether it be Scorsese, Spielberg, Tarantino or The Coen Brothers, you’re sure to find something entertaining to watch in order to pass the time. Our amazing sales team […]

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  • Keeping Busy at Home

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    As schools close, offices send their employees home, and restaurants move to take-out only, it’s no secret that the COVID-19 virus is changing the nature of our daily lives. Although at times challenging, this is an opportunity where people can rest, listen, educate, exercise, and learn new ways of being. It’s a time when our […]

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  • Homeowner Hotseat: Ken & Marco Korba

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    In addition to our amazing and loyal homeowners here in Coastal Delaware, we have a booming homeowner family down in Richmond, Virginia. Getting to chat with Ken and Marco Korba over in The Highlands was such a privilege. They shared with me their love of plants, cookies, and of course, their grandchildren. They live in […]

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  • Why Generation X is Opting for First Floor Master Bedrooms

    By Tricia Smith, in All Communities

    When you think of living in a first floor master floor plan, what comes to mind? Do you imagine being older? Not able to traverse the stairs anymore? Is it a consideration for the future when life on one level will be easier? Well, times they are a changing! A first floor master bedroom is quickly becoming […]

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  • Community Amenities Spotlight

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    I don’t know about you guys, but I am BEYOND ready for summer. Feet in the sand, sand in my shoes, ya know, the whole thing! Arguably one of the best things about living in Southern Delaware are the beaches. However, living in a Schell home takes summer and sun and fun to a whole […]

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  • How to Make Moving Into Your New Home Less Stressful

    By Kelly Thomas, in All Communities

    You’ve signed the papers, you’ve told your friends and family, and your dream home is just waiting for you to move in. But now, you actually have to MOVE in. Moving day can be as stressful as it is exciting, but a bit of preparation and organization can go a long way for your big […]

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  • Working With Your Valentine

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    There’s nothing better than seeing the love of your life every morning when you wake up. But for some of our employees, getting to work with them as well is the cherry on top! Over 10 couples within Schell Brothers have the amazing opportunity to work along side their spouse or partner every single day. […]

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  • 2020 Nationals Awards Wins

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    Every year, we work our hardest to make our customers happy. We implement intricate marketing campaigns, spend months working on floor plan designs, and call on many hands to make our model homes and design studios beautiful. Although the greatest accomplishment is a happy customer, we are just as ecstatic to be nationally recognized for […]

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  • Best Indoor House Plants for Your Schell Home!

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    There are so many things you can do to take your Schell Home to the next level, add a courtyard, re-design your flex space, build a bookshelf, and perhaps best of all, add a few indoor house plants! But let’s be real – most people don’t know the first thing about plants and wouldn’t know […]

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  • How to Find Your Perfect Community

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    It can be overwhelming to start the build process, we know that, which is why we try to make the process as easy and breezy as possible. At Schell Brothers, we have plenty of tools to help you determine what community is right for you! From our Community Sales Managers in each model to our […]

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  • Schellebrity Spotlight: Our Harvest

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    This Friday, your favorite year-round restaurant opens up after a short hiatus. That’s right, Our Harvest is back and ready for you to enjoy a truffle fondue, marinated olives, or a nice Kentucky fried cauliflower. Don’t know about Our Harvest? That’s okay! Schell Brothers and Our Harvest go way back, in fact, they are part […]

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  • Reasons to Love Jefferson Creek

    By Natalie Hay, in All Communities

    I would say that The Preserves at Jefferson Creek is Schell Brothers’ “hidden gem” community, but with 60% of the single family homes sold out in our first year and a half, the secret must be out! Here are just a few of the MANY reasons people are choosing to call Jefferson Creek home: Location, […]

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  • New Year’s Goals

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    Congrats! The new year has begun, and an opportunity has opened for you to do those things you have been meaning to do, to better yourself, and to do the things that make you happy. It is traditional for us to default to resolutions that will define the rest of the year (or let’s be […]

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  • Homeowner Hotseat: Terry & Susan Rubritz

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    Lucky for us, we have so many amazing homeowners that want to sit down and chat with us about their home and their life here in Coastal Delaware! If you check out our website, you’ll notice a number of ‘Homeowner Hotseat’ segments where we ask our homebuilders questions. Here we dive deeper into those conversations […]

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  • Get Your Schell Home Ready for the Holidays!

    By Alyssa Titus, in All Communities

    The holidays are finally here! And prepping for all your guests can get a bit stressful. Thankfully, we are here to help make your Schell home fresh and festive for the holiday season, so you can get back to what matters most: enjoying time with your family and friends. Make a Game Plan Life is […]

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  • at Home Magazine: Winter 2019/2020

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    With the holidays upon us, the release of the third issue of at Home magazine is the BEST present our Schell family could have ever asked for! We can’t wait for you to dive into its pages and feel all the feelings of home. At Home will be published twice a year and will include […]

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  • Schell Scoop: Favorite Holiday Traditions

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    The major holidays are upon us, and escaping the never-ending imagery of Santa Clause, turkeys, and candy canes is almost as impossible as getting glitter out of your hair! Lucky for us, Schell Brothers’ employees LOVE the holidays, and they can’t get enough of the chocolate, presents, and joys of the season. Keep an eye […]

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  • Get to Know River Mill’s Amenities

    By Guest, in All Communities

    Imagine this scenario: it’s a brisk Saturday morning in autumn. The leaves have all turned different shades of red, gold, and yellow, and the sky is a clear blue. It’s the perfect morning for a brisk nature walk, so you walk outside of your new home and hop directly onto the trails. You walk to […]

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  • Happy Schellville!

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    We here at Schell Brothers are excited to welcome you to our magical winter wonder village this 2019! Enjoy the snow, visit Santa’s workshop, and discover unexpected surprises behind every door! This year it is going to be BIGGER and BETTER than EVER! Schellville is partnering with Winter WonderFest to give you the most magical […]

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  • Locals’ Season Specials!

    By Natalie Hay, in All Communities

    There are so many reasons that locals’ season is our favorite time at the beach. From mild temperatures to having the beach to yourself, what’s not to love? But one of the best perks of the “off-season” is the many, many dining specials at our favorite restaurants! See our list below of the Bethany area […]

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  • Get to Know Peninsula Lakes!

    By Ali Gilliam, in All Communities

    Peninsula Lakes consistently maintains that undeniable wow-factor, and whether it’s the lake living or the stunning curb appeal of the winding streetscapes, we can’t help but fall in love with this Coastal Delaware community over and over again. It could be line-up of incredible amenities, with a pool that is now complete, or it could […]

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  • Coastal Delaware’s Coffee Shops

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    Hey there! It’s a brew-tiful day outside to grab a coffee, that’s what we are doing here at Schell Brothers. Nothing is better, after being out in the cold fall weather, than a nice warm cup-a-joe. So hop in your car if you love coffee a latte, and journey with us to just four of […]

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  • Halloween Happenings 2019!

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    Halloween is just around the corner, and events are already starting to brew here in the Delmarva area. Ghosts, zombies, mummies, OH MY! One of the best perks about buying a Schell home is the proximity most of our communities have to Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Milton, Salisbury, and even Ocean City. Our communities are […]

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  • Kudos on the Move

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    Hey there! It’s been a while since Kudos has taken over the blog world, and I wanted to remind you that we are still here! The Kudos Bus is always on the move, making pit stops at tons of local events, such as the Dogfish Dash last week. Our drive (no pun intended) to spread […]

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  • Schell Scoop: Favorite Fall Tradition

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    We take great pride in our fall traditions here at Schell Brothers. From the company Beer Pong tournament to the much anticipated Seawitch Festival, we do not kid around when it comes to Halloween! Call us ghouls, call us witches, heck, call us werewolves, vampires, ghosts! As the weather gets cooler, and the moon shines […]

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  • Delaware Parks Guide

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    It was said at one point that the National Parks were America’s greatest decision. The open hills, the amazing diversity of wildlife, the great peaks of the mountains – all at the fingertips of its people, there for them to make a choice – to harm it or love it. From a young age, President […]

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  • Is Buying New Right for You?

    By Ali Gilliam, in All Communities

    To buy new or not to buy new…that is often the question. Some buyers enter the fray knowing that they want a new home that can be tailored to their specific needs and tastes, while others relish the idea of rolling up their sleeves for a full renovation. But if you’re like many buyers, you […]

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  • Schellebrity Spotlight: The Great STEMporium

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    Knock three times, and if you have curiosity, the doors just might open. Stepping through the wooden arch of The Great STEMporium doorway takes us back to when Einstein discovered the theory of relativity, or when Stephen Hawking explored the black holes of space. It feels like the movies, but makes you realize that great […]

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  • Life Without Limit

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    Now that you’ve had time to browse the beautiful content in the latest issue of at HOME with Schell Brothers, we can finally talk about all those amazing features! We are beyond excited about the new content, and love seeing our beautiful communities come to life through its pages. The magazine is full of new […]

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  • 4 Things to do on a Rainy Day in Your Schell Home

    By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

    It’s raining, it’s pouring, and you’re so bored you’re snoring. In fact, you were really hoping to hit the sand first thing and watch the sunrise, but now you can’t leave the house. Finding that perfect rainy-day activity isn’t always easy, especially when you live so close to such amazing outdoor adventures! Lucky for you, […]

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  • What to Expect 30 Days Before Settlement

    By Joni Von Vorys, in All Communities

    You’ve finally taken that big step and purchased your dream home. You’ve spent hours poring over our Online Design Studio to look at the abundant options we offer, from roof shingles down to the basement floor. You’ve spent an entire day with the Schell Design Team picking out every detail to make that new home […]

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