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Our Favorite New Home Features

With the recent news of the Federal Housing Authority lowering the home insurance premiums (read more about that here) – your new home budget will be able to stretch even further. Translation: You can indulge in the new home features you’ve been dreaming of. Here are a few of our favorite new home features found in our homes in The Great American Neighborhood® across Central PA:

Heritage Strasburg: Where Tranquility Meets Activity

With endless views of scenic Lancaster County farmland and picture-perfect landscapes, who knew that the hustle and bustle of a shopper’s paradise would be right around the corner! Living in Heritage Strasburg’s 55+ neighborhood means you experience the best of both worlds. You have access to the beating heart of Lancaster County central to everything, but you’re living in a neighborhood with a sense of peaceful serenity.

Florin Hill is Overflowing with Amenities!

As you drive down Main Street in Mount Joy and approach Florin Hill, you’ll instantly realize it is a special place. The illuminated clock tower rises above the horizon line and invites you into the neighborhood and anchors the neighborhood shops.

Getting More Home For Your Buck

Who knew insurance premium news could be so exciting! In case you haven’t heard, the FHA (code: Federal Housing Administration) just announced they are lowering their annual insurance premiums which are required when you purchase your home under their financing program. Even though the premium isn’t going away (boo), this is FANTASTIC news!

A look inside 2014’s best selling townhome design…

The Hartford at Walden was the best selling townhome in 2014 – and it isn’t hard to see why. Large windows, open spaces, and luxury finishes combine to create great spaces that aren’t typically found in townhome living. But then again, the Hartford isn’t your typical townhome.

4 Tips to Sell Your Home in the New Year

After spending another holiday season in a home that doesn’t quite work for your lifestyle anymore, you might be thinking about moving in 2015. Add preparing your home for sale to your list of “New Years Resolutions” — it’s something you will want to tackle sooner than later.

Introducing: Parkside at Walden

In the beginning, when Walden was just an idea, Charter made the choice to donate a pocket of the land back to the community to become a preserved township park for all to enjoy. The intention was that neighbors, friends, and those in the community would enjoy the wide open spaces and views within Walden.

New Home Designs Make Debut at Grandview

We’ve got big news – two new home designs are coming to Grandview! The Porter (a longtime favorite) and The Riley (an award winner) are making their Lancaster County debut. These home designs were hand drawn and perfected by our CharterDesign team — and the end results are worth every round of sketches!

5 Reasons to Buy A Home During The Holidays

With all that shimmers and shines about the holiday season already– buying a home during the holidays might get overlooked. Well, we’re here to remind you of FIVE big reasons why buying during the holiday season is one of the best times to buy during the year!

There’s No Place Like Lancaster, PA for the Holidays!

It’s been quite the year of accolades for Lancaster – it has made it onto “best in the nation” lists like “most exciting small towns” and “best places to retire” – now it has been named to “10 Best Small Towns for the Holidays” by

Low Gas Prices mean BIG Things For Homebuyers

Have you noticed that visiting the gas pump has become a much more pleasant experience? With gas prices down more than $1.00 per gallon in the last year, you are likely to have felt more money in your wallet. With lower gas prices comes an increase in confidence in the economy — and that confidence is changing the way homebuyers consider their options regarding where they live.

Coming Soon – The Overlook at Deer Run Commons

We’ve got big news – and you’re the first to know. It’s The Overlook at Deer Run Commons – the newest luxury townhomes featuring the maintenance free living and great location everyone loves about Deer Run Commons now with unmatched sweeping valley views. This final section of Deer Run Commons , The Overlook at Deer Run Commons – has very limited availability – so be sure you don’t miss a thing:

“Make at Home” Holiday Gift Ideas

We’re all about creating holiday memories and spending more time in your home this season! That’s why we wanted to share some of our favorite ideas for some thoughtful (and creative) holiday gifts that you can make at home – from the comfort of our own kitchen island!

Join us for Walden Winter Lights

Celebrate the season with a nostalgic holiday event ‘Walden Winter Lights’ It is not too often that an absolutely free, all-ages welcome, holiday event is on the calendar—and this one is packed with all the things that remind us why the holiday season is the best time of the year.

Highpoint Arcona – Your Sneak Peek!

We stopped by Highpoint Arcona to give you a behind the scenes look of the progress! Located along two historic well traveled roads in Lower Allen Township, a once in a generation opportunity to live in the first new town in Pennsylvania is ready for homeowners!

Historic Charm is the Foundation of Grandview

According to a recent article by “Life is Grand in Grandview Heights” and we have to agree. We believe that every property has a story, including chapters detailing its natural features, the people who have lived on it and worked with it, all that is found around it, and the potential it holds for the future.

The Upside of Downsizing

One of the growing trends among home buyers happens to be downsizing. Let us introduce you to home designs that allow you to live the life you want, with the space you really need – designed with great spaces, natural light, beautiful sight lines, and timeless exteriors.

The Ingredients of a Well Designed Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It doubles as a workspace and a gathering place. More often the island becomes a place for food prep, conversation, homework, or simply relaxing. Creating a space that reflects so many uses requires great design – here are our favorite design ideas incorporated into kitchens we build:

On Trend with Options: The Current Trends in Counter Tops!

One of the hardest working surfaces in your home is your kitchen counter top. The type of counter top can shape the design and feel of a kitchen by the material and color you choose. There are many options for counter tops to help you achieve your vision for your kitchen–that hold up to years of daily use!