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The Wall Street Journal Turns to

The nation’s largest newspaper in circulation, The Wall Street Journal, has selected Charter Homes & Neighborhoods as an industry resource again! Charter President, Rob Bowman shares his outlook for the housing market for the fall into the end of 2013. Click here to read the full article in the Wall Street Journal.

Falling in Love with Fall Color!

We don’t know about you, but around this time of year we start itching to breathe some new life into our home decor (and wardrobes!) as the summer comes to an end and fall approaches. And…our favorite go-to source for what’s hot for putting together a color palette that will transition us from beach days to pumpkin lattes?

Your New Home is Ready Now!

Ok, so we’ve given you the top 5 reasons to buy a home today–but we’ve got a new reason that we just HAVE to share with you… To re-cap… 1. Rates are rising As the economy improves, the near-zero rates of the recent past are creeping up towards 4% quickly.

Dig This! Vegas’ Top Attraction in Central Pennsylvania

Did you know what the #1 top attraction at Las Vegas is, according to Trip Advisor? You are thinking an Elvis museum or something? Nope, it is called Dig This. Advertised as a heavy construction equipment playground where YOU get to sit behind the controls and move some dirt.

Reinventing Village Style Living in Silver Spring Township

The Carlisle Sentinel paid a visit to the Best Selling Neighborhood in Central PA, Walden to experience the village reinvented. The combination of single family and townhomes within walking distance to the cobblestone streets of The Shops at Walden creates a place like no other.

Big Things Happening in Manheim Township!

Lancasteronline.com covered the progress of one of our newest Great American Neighborhoods™ in Manheim Township, Grandview! Check out the article to learn more about the plans, progress, and vision for the continuation of one of the most iconic addresses in Lancaster County! Read the full article here!

Why So Many Love Spring Hill, Swatara Township!

At Charter Homes & Neighborhoods we believe people are unique, where they live should be too. We use character to create a place like no other–whether it be the streetscapes, the views and preserved open spaces, the homesites, the location, or the home designs–each is as important as the other.

Take it easy…It’s National Relaxation Day!

Ahhhh…take a deep breath, close your eyes and picture yourself relaxing in a wide open preserved greenspace surrounded by mature trees and the sounds of birds chirping. Now imagine calling this tranquil oasis home! Our Great American Neighborhoods™ are the perfect places to relax, unwind, and enjoy the natural surroundings of the best locations in Central PA.

Why Waiting to Buy Will Cost You Thousands

Deciding to purchase a new home is a big decision that takes time and research – but waiting too long could actually do more harm than good. According to a recent article on Yahoo Homes, home prices are expected to increase nationwide within the next year – adding thousands to the cost of your new home.

Bishop Woods, Elizabethtown: Final Chance For Current Phase Pricing

It’s your final chance for current phase pricing at Bishop Woods in Elizabethtown PA. Tall mature trees line 1 acre homesites in the secluded neighborhood of Bishop Woods in Elizabethtown. We’ve let the land guide us and only excavated the trees needed to construct the timeless home designs that fill this naturally beautiful Great American Neighborhood™.

Charter named #1—Again!

This is so exciting. The readers of Lancaster Newspapers have voted Charter Homes & Neighborhoods Best New Home Builder in the 13th Annual Reader’s Choice Awards. Charter has several neighborhoods in Lancaster including: Florin Hill in Mount Joy

Highlands: Last Chance for Current Phase Pricing – The Best of York County and Harrisburg

Last Chance for Current Phase Pricing at Highlands! Nestled in the lush, green hilltops of Newberry Township you will find Highlands. This Great American Neighborhood™, located close to Harrisburg and York County, is growing quickly with charming new single family homes popping up on the spacious homesites. There hasn’t been a better time to buy–it’s your last chance for the current phase pricing!

Grand Opening Celebration at Walden- August 10th at 11AM

Don’t miss this fun-filled Saturday in Walden as we welcome TenderYears Child Development Center. The brand new Tender Years Child Development Center is located on Bryant Street in Walden. The fun starts at 11 with demonstrations of classes available at Tender Years including The Steven Courtney Band will take the stage in front of Tender Years at 11:30. Plus enjoy food and refreshments!

Named #1 on Harrisburg’s West Shore

Charter Homes & Neighborhood is thrilled to be voted #1 New Home Builder on the WestShore by the readers of the Carlisle Sentinel. The Sentinel just released this exciting information to the Charter team on Monday. Charter has several neighborhoods on Harrisburg’s West Shore including: Walden

Six New Home Designs at Grandview

Six new home designs have been added to the already idyllic neighborhood of Grandview, one of our newest and most anticipated neighborhoods in Manheim Township, Lancaster County. Located in the heart of Lancaster, and built within the years of our nation’s rich historical events, Grandview provides what people valued then–and still value today, a great place to call home.

You’re Invited to Wednesdays at Walden!

The kick-off of “Wednesdays at Walden” happened this week in the Great American Neighborhood™ of Walden in Mechanicsburg PA. Neighbors joined the businesses of The Shops at Walden for a night of great live music, delicious food, and the beautiful surroundings of Walden.

Architectural Built-ins: Benefits of Great Design

Our homeowners are raving about our beautiful options for built-ins as architectural elements in their new homes. From window seats, to shelving in islands and hallways, built-ins offer not only storage and seating, but make a bold statement in our home designs. These built-ins are designed to be useful and beautiful, giving you the ability to make your home truly your own with family photos on display on hallway shelving, favorite cookbooks stored within the island, and the a splash of color and comfort a window seat beings to any room.

2013 New Design Idea: The Buffet Island

The CharterDesign™ team released several new home designs to its award winning portfolio, leading the industry in thoughtful and innovative home design. The team of architects, drafting experts and designers do all of the planning and design work for Charter Homes & Neighborhoods. These new home designs feature four new ideas:

Final Homesites Release in Derry Township

Southpoint Meadows is the exclusive builder of brand new, single family homes in Derry Township. The neighborhood just moved into Closeout—all remaining homesites are released for sale. Hurry in this weekend before homesite options are limited. All of the newly released homesites have several advantages, from large and private to walkout and daylight basement options.

Winners! See our 2013 Parade of Homes Entries This Weekend!

Charter Homes & Neighborhoods took home Best of Show and other top honors for its two 2013 Lancaster Parade of Homes entries. Visit these homes this weekend! Florin Hill – Located just off Main Street in Mount Joy. Won Best of Show and other top awards during 2013 Lancaster Parade of Homes. The model home at Florin Hill won six awards during the 2013 Lancaster Parade of Homes Gala. The honors include: