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Ready Now? Buy Now!

Looking to move into a home soon? Think that new construction is out the question because of a compressed timeline? Think again–you can still buy new! You don’t have to compromise on a used home because of an immediate need – Charter Homes & Neighborhoods offers “Ready Now Homes” across Central PA that are beautifully finished with selections hand-picked by our award-winning CharterColors designer.

Chanticleer, York PA – Preview Event

On Tuesday night, York’s most highly anticipated neighborhood, Chanticleer, was previewed to the members of the Chanticleer Priority Club. Eager attendees filled the room at The Country Club of York, as we released the site plan, home designs and pricing for the new first-floor living luxury single family homes.

You’re Invited: Chanticleer Preview Event!

Join us on Tuesday, April 1st, 6 p.m. at The Country Club of York as we reveal all of the information you’ve been waiting for regarding our newest neighborhood in York – Chanticleer. Be the first to learn about: Homesites Home Designs Pricing Scheduling Appointments

8 Homes SOLD in 7 Days at Central PA’s Fastest Selling Neighborhood!

It’s no wonder that Walden is Central PA’s fastest selling neighborhood (and not planning on giving up that title any time soon!). It is filled with unique amenities like an all natural playground, TerraPark™, miles of walking trails, over 64 acres of preserved space (that’s over 83 football fields worth of green grass!) and of course The Shops at Walden.

Take Part! It’s National Plant a Flower Day!

So we’ve had a very welcome taste of spring these past few days–and what perfect timing since today is National Plant a Flower Day! Maybe temperatures haven’t warmed up enough just yet to plant outside, but we thought that we would share a list of the best annual flowers to use in containers, pots or planters on your front porch, courtesy of

What’s better than maintenance-free first floor living?

How about maintenance-free first floor living with a BASEMENT! Lancaster County’s 55+ neighborhood Heritage Strasburg just released FOUR new homesites that offer basements — for the first time in the neighborhood. Think of what you could do with the additional storage or living space! Heritage Strasburg offers first floor living home designs from the $200’s ranging from 1,100SF – over 2,200SF.

Final Weekend to Tour Lancaster’s Most-Loved Model Home!

The national award-winning model home at Veranda will be closing its doors to the public after this weekend–so get your final tour in now! The Wellesley home design has received a “Best in American Living Award” for “Best Single Family Home Design” from the National Association of Homebuilders.

4 Sales in 4 Days at Spring Hill!

The secret is out…Spring Hill in Swatara Township is the best location on the East Shore! Four new homeowners made the choice to call Spring Hill their home–in the last four days! So what’s got people flocking to one of the fastest selling neighborhoods on the East Shore?

Create a Room in Full Bloom: 6 Floral Decorating Tips!

With the promise of warm temperatures still a good month away, we’re taking cues from florists who design beautiful floral displays to bring the feeling of spring inside all year. Sure, we all can buy a grocery store bouquet and place it in a vase of water, but what if you want to add more character to your arrangements?

The best addresses, in one of the most affordable markets!

We already knew that we create places like no other at the best addresses across Central PA–but we were pleased to find out that our neighborhoods in Greater Harrisburg are located in one of the affordable housing markets in the country! The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index just named the top affordable markets in the nation (check out the full article here).

Walden Named Best Neighborhood in Country

Walden, located in Mechanicsburg, PA was named one of the Best Neighborhoods in the Country, earning a 2013 Best in American Living Award sponsored by the National Association of Homebuilders. Walden was the best-selling neighborhood in Central PA in 2012 and 2013, selling over 157 homes.

Behind The Scenes — Spring Hill Model Paint Colors!

At this point we’re all a bit tired of seeing all this white snow everywhere–so let’s talk about COLOR! Specifically at Spring Hill, where our newest model home is weeks away from debuting it’s new color palette and décor! The newest model home features the ever-popular Porter home design which has all of our Living Design Principles at work!

Our 10 Favorite Things About York, PA

The perfect combination of a rural escape and city convenience–York, PA is an area that seamlessly brings the best of both worlds to your front door. With a mix of dining, shopping, recreation, and weekend activities–there is something for everyone throughout the year. 10. Plenty of Shopping– from the famous York Galleria Mall, to the convenient shopping centers (with just the right mix of stores to make shopping easy…) York has all your favorite stores within reach.

Let the NEW Veranda model home colors inspire you…

It’s another sneak peek at the colors to adorn the walls of one of the newest model homes in one of the most loved and sought after neighborhoods in Lancaster–Veranda. The new model features the new Willow home design–with a huge mudroom right off the garage, and spacious connected living spaces throughout.

Just Announced: Fairmont – New Homes in Lancaster!

We’ve got some exciting news! New homes are coming to Lancaster – East Hempfield Township! We’ve just announced our newest neighborhood, Fairmont. Want to be “in-the-know”, on all things Fairmont? Click here to join the Fairmont Priority Club: Get updates on amenities and floorplans in your inbox.

Think Spring! (Colors that is….)

We always are excited to see the latest colors and seasonal trends when it comes to design. And we’re loving the combination of bold hues and subtle neutrals in the 2014 Pantone Spring color palette! Need some inspiration on how to incorporate these tones into your decor?

Inside Look: Heritage Strasburg Model Home Colors!

Face it, most of us are dreaming of warmer spring weather–well, the fresh colors in the new model home at Heritage Strasburg, (featuring the Sturbridge home design) will get you through to warmer temperatures! The crisp greens, fresh creams, cool grays, and accents of natural fabrics and textures breathe life into the newest model…and we can’t wait to give you a sneak peek into the color palette:

Millcreek: A National Treasure in Lancaster PA.

Lancaster was recently named #4 on a list of most exciting cities in the US — (see the article here!) But long before the city was receiving national attention, The Great American Neighborhood®, Millcreek was already in the spotlight winning national awards and drawing attention in the design/build industry.

More than just good looks…

Sure, when you drive through The Great American Neighborhood® across Central PA, you can see you’re in a place created like no other. But what is it that creates that indescribable “wow” feeling? There are four of our favorite design principles (this won’t turn into a lecture, we promise…) in every home in The Great American Neighborhood®.