Malta Development Co. has remained a leader in the Saratoga County, N.Y., housing market.
MALTA DEVELOPMENT CO. has changed with the times as homebuilding trends ebb and flow for each demographic of homebuyer. Since 1988, the company has catered to the housing demands of Saratoga County, N.Y., and the surrounding upstate New York area.
“We have earned a solid reputation not only for producing a quality-built home, but also as a leader in innovative design and
building practices,” says Wayne Samascott, vice president of Malta Development and son of founder Tom Samascott. “We also have streamlined the building process for our customers to ensure that building with us is as stress-free and pleasant as possible.”
Wayne Samascott has seen it all since his father launched the company when he was 10. He soon was cleaning up job sites weekends and school breaks for Tom Samascott’s startup. He began working for Malta Development after spending a couple years in college as a laborer, eventually working his way up to job supervisor.
Today, Wayne Samascott relies of the expertise he acquired at every level of the construction chain of command as he caters to the ever-changing needs and demands of homebuyers. In 2015, that means unparalleled standard features, energy efficiency and designs developed with the end-users in mind.
“Malta Development has always been known for offering the most house for the money,” Wayne Samascott says.
Efficient Comes Standard
For Malta, that means each home it builds is certified according to Energy Starr and the National Green Building Standard. The company also relies on durable products and techniques which help lower maintenance costs and utility bills.
“Today’s buyer recognizes the essential fact that it is not just what it costs to purchase a home but what it costs to operate that home each month,” Samascott says. “Our green-certified homes provide superior indoor air quality, low pollutants and cutting-edge building technology to save energy and water.”
Also, each home features a state-of-theart technology package, including a front door video intercom with monitor, an audio system with Bluetooth receiver, and a security system with glass-break detectors located throughout the unit.
“We have always been known as an innovator in design as well as in quality and value,” Samascott says. “Also, we offer one of the best home warranties in the industry, which reflects the confidence we have in the quality of our homes.”
Changing with Homebuyers
When the homebuying market takes a shift, Malta Development is always ready to create innovative designs to stay ahead of the competition. For example, the company is catering to the large pool of baby boomer buyers looking for a new home with modern amenities.
“The last of the baby boomers turned 50 last year, and what they are looking for is much more than ‘no stairs to climb,’” Samascott says. “Increasingly, 60 has become the new 50, and this buyer is extremely active, tech savvy and interested in such things as green building practices.”
To attract this growing demographic, Malta Development introduced the Carriage Home Collection, which is targeted primarily to empty nesters. All floor plans are spread across a single floor with optional exterior maintenance and sidewalks and community walking trails throughout the development.
The homes can be equipped with state-of-the-art technology including whole home audio system, wireless Bluetooth-enabled deadbolts that open when touched, professional weather station, security system, front door video intercom, bathroom mirror TVs, and Wi-Fi programmable furnaces.
Also at Lakeview Landing is the Modern Classics Collection, which features family friendly floor plans that include mudrooms that serve as the “family drop zone” with built-in cabinetry, bench and hanging space. This product line also offers the “command center,” which is a built-in desk area in a high-traffic area of the house to organize the family’s schedule, write a grocery list, or charge a cell phone.
Even with the variety of product, location is still a top priority for buyers. Lakeview Landing is located in Malta, N.Y. The development featuring 160 lots offers convenient access to shopping, quality medical care, restaurants and entertainment.
Along with repeat clients and generations of families buying their homes from Malta Development, the company has earned praise from its peers, as well. Malta has won multiple awards in the Saratoga Showcase of Home as well as the Capital Region Parade of Homes for best in workmanship, technology, landscaping, exterior design, curb appeal, interior design, kitchen and master bath.
On Jan. 21, Malta Development received a national award at the International Builder's Show. Lakeview Landing was awarded a National Association of Home Builders 50+ Award in the Best Detached Home category.
Samascott says Malta Development will maintain its position in the marketplace by adhering to the changing demands of homebuyers as they occur.
“We recognize that the key to keeping pace with an ever-changing housing market is to continue to anticipate the needs of the modern home buyer and to be innovative while remaining competitive,” Samascott says. “We want to be known as a company that has become successful by adhering to a high standard of quality and by providing an exceptional value.”