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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.

CNN News Report: Buying Beats Renting

CNN and Zillow report in the article “Buying beats renting in most U.S. cities” why home ownership is a much better value than renting–in almost every city across the nation. If you are debating whether to keep renting or make the investment into equity in your own home–this article is a must read, here are some of the key points made in the story:

New Model Sneak Peek: Encore at the Preserve

The new Morgan model is set to grand open on August 18th in the beautiful and stately neighborhood, Encore at the Preserve. Twenty-seven acres of preserved woodlands surround these elegant, secluded new homes in Harrisburg filled with designer features and amenities. Click here for directions.

Last Chance: Walden Releases Final Four McKinley Townhomes Facing TerraPark

Walden, the most desirable and fastest selling neighborhood in Central PA, has released the final four McKinley townhomes facing the expansive neighborhood green space and Terrapark. These are the final greenspace facing McKinley townhomes available in Walden–offering panoramic views of the wide open spaces, tree lined walking trails, and the only all-natural playground of its kind on the West Shore–the TerraPark.

Home Prices Have Hit Bottom: Now’s the Time to Buy!

Need another reason why now is the time to purchase your new home? Let’s add one more to our existing list… 1. Rent is steadily climbing year over year 2. Local economy is improving 3. Mortgage rates are historically low 4. There is a $6,000 closing cost assistance loan available for all new construction in PA

Proud to be the Local Sponsor of HGTV’s Design Star!

Tonight is the grand reveal of the next Design Star on HGTV. The hit reality TV show gives designer hopefuls the chance to display their talents through a series of design challenges judged by some of the most successful HGTV design show hosts–with the grand prize of HGTV producing their own design show.

New Beats Used Again: Up to $6,000 Towards Closing Costs of Your New Home!

PHFA Announces New Closing-Cost Assistance Loan For Buyers of New Homes If the already low mortgage rates, steadily climbing rent costs, and improving local economy weren’t enough to convince you now is the time to buy a new home–we’ve got the latest offer from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency that will make taking the step towards buying your new home simply irresistible.

You’re Invited! Welcome Sophia’s to The Shops at Walden!

One of the West Shore’s favorite restaurants is coming to Walden! Join us for a celebration to welcome Sophia’s to The Shops at Walden, and discover the fantastic businesses already open, or opening soon. Posh Salon and Spa ABSolute Pilates Food, Fun, and Excitement will be served up at this grand celebration!

Windsor Meadows: Final Phase!

Windsor Meadows boasts some of the most beautiful rolling countryside views in all of York County. Close proximity to local shopping areas, dining, and major highways–the location provides convenient commutes and easy errands. And, with the final phase of the of this popular neighborhood selling now, it is your final chance to take advantage of this beautiful neighborhood!

Announcing The Bennett: First Floor Master Floorplan Released at Walden!

You asked–we listened! Announcing the release of the newest first floor master bedroom floorplan at Walden. Last weekend at the Grand Opening celebration of our two new models at Walden and Walden Crossroads, a popular request was for first floor living floorplans in Walden. Well–we heard you and listened, and are happy to announce the release of the Bennett floorplan.

Rent on the rise–it’s time to buy!

Have your rent payments been climbing steadily over the past year? You aren’t alone. According to Trulia, rent payments have increased 5.4% over the past year (ending June 30), while mortgage rates are hitting all time lows. These two factors combined creates the perfect scenario to move out of steadily climbing rent payments and into a new home with predictable mortgage payments and the ability to grow home equity.

Deer Run Commons: New Photos and Neighborhood Updates

See what’s new with one of the most charming village and town home neighborhoods in Derry Township: Nestled in the rolling green landscapes of Derry Township you’ll find Deer Run Commons–an inviting neighborhood of town homes and village homes privately tucked away, yet moments from Hershey attractions, amenities, and Penn State Hershey Medical Center.