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Announcing: The Sutton — Our Newest First Floor Living Plan!

We are excited to announce the release of our newest “first floor living” plan–The Sutton. This spacious 2,435-2,835 SF home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and provides the ease of first-floor living. The plan showcases a first floor Owner’s Retreat with private bath and walk-in closet, great room, breakfast area, dining room and living room.

NOW OPEN: The Walden Athletic Club at The Shops at Walden!

Great news–one of the most anticipated neighborhood amenities, The Walden Athletic Club, has opened its doors to the Walden neighborhood in the Shops at Walden! This new facility with brand new equipment will provide Walden homeowners FREE access to maintain a healthy lifestyle within walking distance at the Shops at Walden–right in time for those impending new years resolutions!

Prices and mortgage rates meet at an all time low – but not for long.

Sometimes the biggest decision when looking to build your new home is–when. It seems that now is the time for many home buyers across the country, as well as Central PA– to start the journey of building the new home of their dreams. According to an article by CNN, the low mortgage rates, coupled with affordable housing prices and an improving jobs market have helped to restart home sales.

Charter Helps Tear Down Destroyed Playground

In late September, an intentionally set fire destroyed a popular Mount Joy playground, ‘Joyland Playground.’ The playground was built largely by community donations in 1994. The borough asked the community to come together again, this time to rebuild. Charter was happy to answer the call.

Grandview: Now Selling!

On November 8th we held the exclusive VIP event to release the Grandview neighborhood renderings, floorplans and pricing to members of the Grandview VIP list. Over 100 attendees had the first access to booking appointments and an invitation only walking tour of the neighborhood and future homesites.

Charter Earns Nations's Top Award

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(November 13, 2012) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania based Charter Homes & Neighborhoods earned the GOLD 2013 National Housing Quality Award, considered the most coveted award in the homebuilding industry. The award recognizes industry leaders for business performance and a commitment to quality improvement.

Charter Homes and Toys for Tots: One Toy, Two Smiles

Visit any of our 13 designer model homes in Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg and drop off a new unwrapped toy to make the holidays bright for children across Central PA. Charter Homes & Neighborhoods is happy to partner, once again with Toys for Tots as an official drop off point in 2012.

Last Chance for 2012 Pricing! Buy Today, Be Home Tomorrow Sales Event

It’s your last chance to lock into 2012 pricing! Stunning fully finished homes filled with details and designer extras are waiting for you to call home. Our ready now homes are one-of a kind homes built with the way you live in mind. Natural Light– Our homes have 20% more windows that are 30% larger than other homes–allowing natural light to brighten your home, and mood!

Tender Years Child Development Center Opens Third Location in Mechanicsburg’s Walden Neighborhood

We are excited to announce that one of the area’s most prestigious, locally owned and operated early childhood development centers, Tender Years, Inc. is opening a new location in Walden, Central PA’s fastest selling neighborhood! Joins us October 27th at 11 AM as we hold a ceremonial groundbreaking featuring children representing Tender Years’ other locations, as well as family friendly music by award winning recording artist, Jim Rule.

Announcing: The newest designer townhomes on the West Shore–Towns at Meridian!

With easy access to Harrisburg and local West Shore amenities, the townhomes in Towns at Meridian will offer the surrounding community a housing option of incomparable style and value. With a sale resulting from the VIP preview weekend–Towns at Meridian is already on it’s way to becoming the West Shore’s next best address.

Spotlight on: Spring Hill, Dauphin County

Spring Hill, located in Dauphin County– is surrounded by beautiful, rolling farmland, giving the neighborhood a next-to-nature feel. Plus, its convenient location makes commuting and daily life easier. Dream homes, great schools, easy commutes, and nature at your fingertips… Charter Homes at Spring Hill is the place to be on the East Shore.

Charter Homes Wins at Harrisburg Parade of Homes

Highlights from the Harrisburg Parade of Homes Awards Gala Charter Homes had the honor to be recognized at the 2012 Harrisburg Parade of Homes Awards Gala yesterday evening, where the area’s home builders gathered to share a meal and show support to industry players as the awards were announced.

From the WGAL Newsdesk: New housing rebounds in Susquehanna Valley

When the Commerce Department released that construction of all new homes and apartments rose 2.3 percent nationally in August– WGAL News 8, in Lancaster wanted a local homebuilder’s expert opinion on the effects of these numbers on the regional level- and they came to Charter Homes & Neighborhoods first.

Sage Hill Model, York County: Paint Color Sneak Peek

The newest model at Sage Hill is scheduled to Grand Open on Saturday September 22 at 11:00am–we’ve got your inside look into the paint colors chosen for this new designer model. Set on a quiet hilltop with breathtaking panoramic views of the Rocky Ridge, Sage Hill offers price-conscious comfort at one of the best addresses in York.

Model Home Sneak Peek: Florin Hill

On Saturday September 15th, we will open the newest model home in Phase 2 of the award winning Florin Hill Neighborhood, located in Mount Joy. As always, we have your sneak peek into the designer color palate that will adorn the walls of the newest addition to the neighborhood.

Announcing: The 2012 Fall Home Sale!

Find your perfect home with “don’t miss” savings — this month only! We are excited to announce the Fall Home Sale–your chance to find your perfect home with exceptional savings. Looking for an already built home?–We’ve got you covered. Have time to build?–We’ve got great savings for you too.

Homeownership: The American Dream

In the recent American Dream Survey by real estate search giant, Trulia, it was revealed that 58 percent of Americans think prices will return to their peak within 10 years, 78 percent of renters plan to buy someday, and interest in homes (3,200+ sf) nearly doubled in the last year.

Catching up with Special Places: Bishop Woods, Elizabethtown

Imagine opening your door each day to pristine woods and open space – to endless opportunities for playtime, relaxation, and getting back to nature. The Great American Neighborhood Bishop Woods offers all of this and more. The new single family homes for sale at Bishop Woods offer striking details and thoughtful luxury, while the Elizabethtown School District offers the area’s best schools just a stone’s throw away.

First Photos: Ready Now Home at Hepplewhite!

Looking for a new home in York, PA that offers more style and more relaxation? Look no further than Hepplewhite, Charter Homes’ newest luxury neighborhood that is carefully nestled next to attractive, established blocks of mature trees and friendly neighbors. Featuring large estate homesites that back up to open space, Hepplewhite offers expansive, usable backyards for relaxation and play.

Special Places in the Spotlight: Highlands

One of the key elements in creating special places is finding the best addresses for our Great American Neighborhoods–natural scenery, tree lined streets and yards, ample open space, and proximity to local amenities and major commute routes. Highlands is no exception–this beautiful neighborhood is nestled within the rolling green hills of York Haven, PA–creating a tranquil next to nature feel only moments away from shopping, dining, and major roadways.