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New Blog Design and New Features!

Do you love getting the latest Charter Homes news, style tips and events on our blog? Now, keeping up with our latest news is even easier: New Design Our new design is easier to read, search and share! Don’t miss the top menu, which allows you to find news from your favorite neighborhood through a convenient drop-down list:

SpringWood Parade Home: Paint Colors and Photos

Our SpringWood Parade Home is now for sale – and we’re taking you on an exclusive virtual tour of the home. As a special bonus, we asked our Facebook Fans to vote on their favorite paint colors and then used them throughout the home – and we’re sharing the colors with you!

Final Chance at Kolbacre Ridge!

We’re offering home buyers in Lancaster a chance to purchase in our sold out Kolbacre Ridge neighborhood. You could build our stunning Henley (one of several home designs available on this large lot) for only $599,740. The former Encore at the Preserve model home shows just how striking a Henley can be:

Highlands Neighborhood Selling Fast!

Highlands Phase One 50% Sold Out Savvy new home buyers have the scoop: our Highlands neighborhood in Newberry Township offers the best value in single family homes on the West Shore! We’ve already sold more than 1/2 of the available lots in Phase 1 of our Highlands neighborhood.

SpringWood Parade Home Debuts This Thursday!

PA Parade of Homes Opens Across York County on September 15 Our newest SpringWood model is about to open – and we’re featuring it in the York Parade of Homes beginning Thursday, September 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.! Stop by and see our SpringWood Parade Home from Thursday, September 15 through Sunday, September 18, and from Thursday, September 22 through Sunday, September 25.

Home of the Week: Sterling Townhomes, Deer Run Commons

New “Sterling” Townhome Ready to Tour – Just $189,990 The Sterling townhomes at our Deer Run Commons neighborhood in Hershey are now ready to tour. Today, we’ll walk you through the great value and style that these townhomes provide. Welcome to the Sterling townhomes at Fawn Lane!

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

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.