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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.

Towns at Meridian–Selling Fast in Lower Allen Township!

The Towns at Meridian, The West Shore’s newest address is selling fast! Nine new homeowners have already made the choice to call Towns at Meridian home. We’re breaking ground on the second building of luxury designer townhomes to make room for more Central PA homeowners ready to choose to Live Someplace Special.

The Land We Live On: Inviting Streetscapes

When you drive or walk down the street of a neighborhood, you’ll determine the “feel” of the neighborhood right away. Is it welcoming and established? Or is it stark and missing something? Are the neighbors out taking advantage of open space and amenities? Or is no one to be found?

Sneak Peek into Sophia’s VIP Opening Night at The Shops at Walden!

We are so excited to welcome Sophia’s to the Shops at Walden. We’ve got your sneak peek into her invitation-only VIP night where she opened her doors to friends, family, and members of the community. The evening was spectacular–from the delicious food to the dazzling decor.

Your Last Chance at The Preserve, Hampden Township!

This is your last chance to live in The Preserve—Hampden Township’s Most Desirable Neighborhood. With only 2 homesites remaining in this stunning neighborhood, the time to visit is now! Walk the homesites and take in the rolling hills and serene backdrop of mature trees in this secluded neighborhood and you’ll see why it is Hampden Township’s most desirable neighborhood.

Trends in Architecture: Welcoming Front Porches

As you drive through any neighborhood, you notice many things. The size of the homes and their yards, the styles and materials used, the landscaping, and open spaces all contribute to the “feel” of a neighborhood. But, there is one architectural element that plays a role in shaping the neighborhood’s dynamic–both visually, and also socially that you might not think to call out on its own–the front porch

Homes Ready For You Now: Veranda, East Hempfield Township

Make yourself at home in Veranda, located in East Hempfield Township. Veranda features spacious homes with timeless exteriors, and plenty of well maintained neighborhood common space for you to enjoy. There is even a neighborhood playground, just steps from your front door. Neighbors stroll the winding neighborhood sidewalks with family and friends (both 2 and 4 legged) and enjoy relaxing days and evenings on large front porches.

The Land We Live On: Benefits of Neighborhood Greenspace

Studies have shown that neighborhood green spaces, whether they are structured parks within neighborhoods or trails that connect communities together, have a multitude of physical, social and economic benefits to their surrounding communities. We asked Charter Homes & Neighborhoods Director of Neighborhood Development, Rob Derck about the importance of preserved common space in our Great American Neighborhoods.

On Trend with Options: Making a Statement with a Backsplash!

Adding a statement-making backsplash is one of the easiest ways to spice up your kitchen! With countless material and color choices, it may seem daunting to make a decision, but understanding the trends and best way to use backsplash tiles can make the idea much more approachable!

Introducing: The Homesites Overlooking The Grove at Walden

Welcome to The Grove. Luxury townhome meets charming outdoor gathering space. Just released–The Grove is the newest section of exclusive luxury townhomes in Walden. These spacious loft style townhomes, starting at 2,100 SF, overlook the newest amenity of the neighborhood. Each home features a two tiered balcony that overlooks a lovely tree lined sidewalk.