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Move Fast Before They Move Up

It was only a matter of time, market analysts said, until years of historic low interest rates started to move higher. For the past several years, homebuyers were routinely able to enjoy interest rates fixed as low as 3- 4%. But as CNN Money reports today, those low interest rates are a thing of the past.

2013 Lancaster Parade of Homes: Model paint colors and more!

You visited us during the 2013 Lancaster Parade of Homes and now you want to know how the CharterDesign™ team did it! In this post, you’ll find links to each of our award-winning model homes including each home’s unique inspiration and paint colors. Millcreek

Grandview Grand Prix– This Saturday June 8th

Grandview, our newest neighborhood in Manheim Township, Lancaster County will be the site of the annual ‘Grandview Grand Prix’ bike races, this Saturday June 8 from 8 AM – 6PM. According to Lancaster Online, hundreds of racers will are expected to participate in a serious of races for all skill levels.

2013 Lancaster Parade of Homes- Sneak Peek, Info, and More!

2013 Lancaster Parade of Homes Details The Central PA Parade of Homes will take place across Lancaster County, PA from June 15 to June 23, 2013. About the Lancaster Parade of Homes: What: The 2013 Central PA Parade of Homes (also known as the Lancaster Parade of Homes)

2013 New Design Idea: Sunporch

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 three new ideas:

2013 New Design Idea: Front Door First

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 designs feature three new ideas:

New Phases & New Home Designs

The CharterDesign™ Team has just released its newest collection of home designs in three of Charter’s most popular neighborhoods. These plans highlight the latest ideas in Living Design principles that add character in every Charter home. Graystone at Walden Graystone is the newest phase of single family homes located in Central PA’s fastest selling neighborhood, Walden.

Only THREE Homesites Remain in Walden’s Current Phase!

Only THREE homesites remain in Central PA’s best selling neighborhood, Walden’s current phase. These homesites are designed to accommodate the best selling home designs in the neighborhood–loved for their Living Design principles! Natural Light– Our homes have 20% more windows that are 30% larger than other homes–allowing natural light to brighten your home, and mood!

It’s Your Last Chance at Walden Crossroads!

The final building of some of the most sought-after townhomes nestled in Walden Crossroads within Central PA’s best selling neighborhood, Walden has been released for sale! We’ve released the building that everyone has been waiting for! Located next to Walden Woods with stunning views from every angle, the combination of the popular Ansley townhome design mixed with the best and final location within Walden Crossroads offers an opportunity that won’t want to be missed!

The Perfect Front Porch

Few things are more welcoming on a home than an inviting, attractive front porch. And if a home has one, designing it and building it well adds interest, style, and great space for you to enjoy. At Charter, we make the front porch a focal point of our neighborhoods, as it encourages friendly conversation with your neighbors and provides the perfect place for play, relaxation, and enjoying the people and nature at your doorstep.

Find out why it’s time to buy NEW in York County!

As you most likely have heard in the news, from your friends, realtors, and even in our blog–NOW is the time to buy. Low interest rates make it the perfect time to invest in a home that you will create memories in for years to come.

Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Tips on Taking Care of Your New Home this Spring The sun is shining, the birds are chirping… it’s springtime! Now that the weather has warmed, here are a few spring home maintenance tips that will have you primed to keep your home at its best this spring:

A New Reason to LOVE the Sterling Townhome at Deer Run, Hummelstown

Exciting news from the neighborhood of Deer Run in Hummelstown–we just released a limited number of new Sterling townhomes–with basements! These are the first and only Sterling townhomes in Deer Run that will give you the extra flexible space of a full basement in one of the most desirable townhome floorplans.

Lancaster County Home Sales Are on the Rise!

Homebuyers are taking advantage of the extremely desirable market conditions in Lancaster County! A recent article in the Central Penn Business Journal reported that “Lancaster County home sales were up 7.8 percent and prices rose 1.8 percent in February, according to the Lancaster County Association of Realtors.”

Last Chance: Your New Home Awaits in Windsor Meadows, York

Only 3 homesites and 1 Ready Now Home remain in the stunning neighborhood of Windsor Meadows! The moment you step onto the sidewalks and look around in Windsor Meadows, you’ll realize you’re in a special place. The rolling hillside views surround you as your eyes stretch across the town below.

Springtime Fun at The Preserve!

On a perfectly sunny Saturday the neighbors at our Great American Neighborhood™, The Preserve in Hampden Township held a neighborhood egg hunt! It was a great place to hold a spring celebration–the open grassy spaces and the tree-lined backyards surrounded by the panoramic views of the scenic Blue Mountains made for a perfect day.

Your New Home Awaits in Bishop Woods, Elizabethtown

Tall mature trees line stunning 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 stunning Great American Neighborhood™. This means you get to enjoy your new home as nature intended–the sights of the changing foliage from season to season, the sounds of the breeze rustling the leaves and birds chirping in the spring.

Inside Look: The Stunning Homesites and Home Designs in Phase II at Heritage Strasburg!

Exciting things are happening at Heritage Strasburg! The unmatched active adult lifestyle at Heritage Strasburg is now enhanced with newly released homesites, and brand new home designs now that the highly anticipated Phase II of the neighborhood has been released! Be sure you have your first choice of the newest homesites and choose the perfect floorplan for your lifestyle!

Things are Moving at Towns at Meridian, Lower Allen Township!

As March rolls around we all start getting anxious to see spring blooms start to poke through the ground as a sign of warmer days to come. Well, at Charter (along with the 9 new future homeowners at Towns at Meridian)–we’re excited to see something else rise from the ground!

Home of The Month: The Finley, at Windsor Meadows, Red Lion PA

There is only one opportunity to build the charming Finley home design at Windsor Meadows in York Township. This charming home can feature an upstairs laundry (such a time and work saver–never haul a laundry basket up the stairs again!), walk-in owners retreat closet and stunning finishes like hardwood flooring, gas appliances, and Corian countertops.