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2011 York Parade of Homes – Begins 9/15

Come see the York Parade of Homes! The 2011 York Parade of Homes will be taking place from Thursday, September 15 through Sunday, September 18, and from Thursday, September 22 through Sunday, September 25 across York County, Pennsylvania. 2011 York Parade of Homes Hours: Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Deer Run Commons Offering First Floor Master Bedrooms

Our first floor master bedroom floor plans at the Village Homes at Deer Run Commons have been selling fast! These lower level living homes appeal to active adult buyers, young families and beyond. The Carson B floorplan (shown below) features extra-tall windows, a large walk-in closet in the master bedroom, a kitchen with island, a patio, and much more.

2011 PA Parade of Homes begins September 24

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The 2011 PA Parade of Homes will be taking place from Saturday, September 24 until Sunday, October 2 in Harrisburg! 2011 PA Parade of Homes Hours: Saturdays & Sundays: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PA Parade of Homes Information:

Last Chance for Pre-Construction Pricing at Walden Crossroads

Walden Crossroads is growing (and selling!) quickly – only seven homes remain in the first phase at Crossroads. As the phase wraps up, time is running out to take advantage of our Pre-Construction Pricing! Our first building of Baylor townhomes is ready for move-in, and our Ansley townhomes (featuring Posh Salon and Spa) are also nearly complete!

Realtors Agree: Now is the Time to Buy a Home!

You’ve heard it from us, and you’ve heard it from a recent homebuyer at Walden Crossroads: There has never been a better time to buy a home. Now, hear it straight from the mouths of two Realtors who just sold Charter Homes! Chuck Gilmore, Realtor with Howard Hanna:

Our Home Buyers Share: Why It’s Time to Buy a Home

We are excited to welcome first time home buyer Audrey H. to our Walden Crossroads community. Rather than tell you why we think that it’s a great time to buy a new home (and we do!), here’s Audrey’s perspective as a new, first time home buyer

New Model Home Underway at the Preserve

Arlington Model Home Coming Soon! It’s a show stopper. The Arlington plan, which will be the model home for The Encore at The Preserve, is grand in scale and grand in style. This single family, two-story home is a spectacular brand new home design. Starting at 4,120 square feet, 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, this home is spacious and a great value.

Top 10 Reasons to Buy a New Home Instead of a Resale

Buying a new home comes with countless benefits for home buyers, from health advantages to money saving features. Here’s our take on the “new versus resale” home debate: Healthy and CLEAN– Let’s face it: no one wants to live in a stranger’s cleaning habits – especially when it comes to areas like your bathroom or kitchen.

Bella Vista – SOLD OUT!

Our popular Bella Vista neighborhood in Harrisburg is officially sold out! This is the second Charter Homes neighborhood (including Fair Hill) to sell out this year. Still interested in owning a home in Mechanicsburg’s Silver Spring Township? Not to worry! Check out our Walden and Walden Crossroads neighborhoods or call us at 800-325-3030.

The Good News Keeps On Coming!

You’ve heard us say that there’s never been a better time to purchase a new home due to incredibly low mortgage rates and great home prices. We’re not the only ones who think so – just check out the excerpts below! CNN Money “It’s now cheaper to buy a two-bedroom home than to rent one in most major U.S. cities . . . rock-bottom interest rates have added a lot of weight to the buy side of the scale”

Newest Lancaster County Model Home Underway at Bishop Woods!

Construction activity has moved into high gear at Bishop Woods, Charter’s newest neighborhood in Lancaster County’s Elizabethtown. John Foltz, the builder for Bishop Woods, is busy overseeing the construction of our new model home while crews from Charter Excavating are working hard to install new roads and infrastructure.

Walden Crossroads Updates – Posh Salon Coming Soon!

Walden Crossroads has made lots of progress this summer – we look forward to welcoming new homeowners and businesses to our buildings under construction! Check out the incredible view from the floor-to-ceiling windows on the top floor of our Ansley home design: Here’s a few sneak peek shots of these new Ansley townhomes. Check out the back:

It’s About Payment, Not Price!

A recent article by John Burns Real Estate Consulting highlights an important fact for homebuyers: Buyers who are waiting to buy a home are risking being “priced out” of the market. Rising mortgage rates and tightening mortgage standards will make it more expensive for home buyers to purchase a home – even if “purchase prices” go down.

How Tall Should Your Bathroom Vanity Be?

Save Your Back Some Stress with an Extra Tall Vanity! Did you know that 30” is the typical height of a vanity? To help you visualize, this standard 30″ size is about as tall as the average kitchen table – simply too short for most people to use comfortably.

Always Get More Detail #34: Extra Tall Baseboards

Don’t Compromise on Character: Get Two Times Larger Baseboards in a Charter Home Let’s face it: sometimes great design isn’t all about functionality – it’s about what looks fabulous in your home. One of the best comments we ever heard from a potential Charter homeowner came during a Parade of Homes open house.

Always Get More Detail #15: Brushed Nickel Fixtures

Watch out, other finishes: Brushed Nickel has taken over as the must-have hardware and lighting finish for new homes. What used to be a pay-for upgrade is now standard in every Charter home. Benefits of Brushed Nickel Fixtures There are many benefits of buying new, and certainly one of them is buying what’s in style right now.

Always Get More Detail #3: Extra Tall Ceilings

Does an extra foot really make a difference? Our Design team thinks so! Walk into any Charter home and you will feel the difference that our “super tall” ceilings make. Benefits of 9 Foot Ceilings in Your New Home: Your home feels airy and big.

Always Get More Detail #28: Kitchen Islands

Kitchen Islands or Peninsulas Included in Every Home We Build! We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: a spacious, usable kitchen island is a must have in a new home. If you love the extra counter space and gathering potential created by a kitchen island, say it with us: “Why pay extra for a must have?”

Sight Lines in Your New Home: A Living Design Primer

At Charter Homes, we create each new home design based on four guiding principles that we call Living Design. These principles include Natural Light, Great Spaces, Timelessness and Sight Lines – because we believe great design ensures you’ll Live Well in your home. Now, we’re taking off our “jargon hats” and sharing our design principles with our readers.