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2011 Lancaster Parade of Homes – Final Weekend!

Don’t miss out – come see our Veranda Parade Home this weekend! The Central PA Parade of Homes is entering its final weekend! Stop by and see our Best in Show Veranda Parade Home tonight and this weekend. Join the 1,300 people who visited our Veranda Parade Home last weekend – see what all the buzz is about!

The Second Annual Summer Living Photo Contest!

The Summer Living Photo Contest is Back! Our first annual Summer Living Photo Contest received more than 100 entries – and showed us what a creative and talented bunch of homeowners we have here at Charter Homes! Now, we’re bringing the contest back for a second year – and giving away THREE Starbucks gift cards (a favorite of our Facebook fans!) to three talented Charter homeowners/photographers.

Featured Home Design: Sterling at Deer Run Commons

Charter Homes is proud to introduce its newest home design at our Deer Run Commons neighborhood in Hershey: the Sterling townhome. This townhome design features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, and starts at 1,717 square feet. The Sterling features an upgraded kitchen with island and custom cabinetry, a spacious breakfast area, and a sunroom available on some townhomes.

Home of the Week: 991 Powder Horn Drive, Southpoint Meadows

Southpoint Meadows “Davis” Home Ready Now Update: SOLD! Call 800-325-3030 to find out about other homes available at Southpoint Meadows. Today we’ll be taking you on a private tour of a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home in Hershey’s Southpoint Meadows neighborhood. Welcome to 991 Powder Horn Drive! 991 Powder Horn Drive features the Davis Home Design and offers 2,604 square feet.

Award Winning Design: Not Just in Our Parade Home!

Veranda Parade Home Wins Best in Show – Your New Home Can Too! Last Friday, the Veranda Parade Home carried away every award in its category at the Parade of Homes Awards Ceremony – and took home the prestigious Best in Show award. Want to own your own award-winning home?

Veranda Sweeps Parade of Homes Awards

Veranda Parade Home Sweeps Lancaster Parade of Homes Awards! You have GOT to see this home! We’re very proud to share that our beautiful 2011 Veranda Parade Home carried away every award in its category Friday’s Parade of Homes Awards Ceremony – and took home the prestigious Best in Show award!

Bathroom Vanity Furniture at the Veranda Parade Home

2012 Design Ideas – Bathroom Vanity Furniture Come See the Spectacular Master Bathroom Starting Saturday at our Veranda Parade Home! Bathrooms are an often-overlooked space for expressing your unique sense of style. One of our favorite 2012 design trends is bathroom vanity furniture, like this gorgeous vanity sink furniture in our Veranda Parade Home‘s master bathroom.

Detached “Carriage House” Garage at the Veranda Parade Home

2012 Design Ideas – Detached Third Car Garage “Carriage House” Concept Open for Viewing Saturday at our Veranda Parade Home! A three car garage is an often-requested feature on new homes – whether for storage space, an extra vehicle, or a workspace for the home.

The Kitchen Island has Evolved!

2012 Design Ideas – Two Islands in the Kitchen Open for Viewing Saturday at our Veranda Parade Home! At this year’s Veranda Parade Home (opening this Saturday as part of the Central PA Parade of Homes), we’re showcasing one of our favorite home design ideas for 2012: incorporating extra-large (and even multiple!) islands in your kitchen.

2011 Central PA Parade of Homes – Starts this Weekend!

Come see our Veranda Parade Home this weekend! The Central PA Parade of Homes begins this Saturday, June 11! Stop by and see our Veranda Parade Home from June 11 to June 19. The Lancaster Parade of Homes is open on weekdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Home of the Week: 2743 Meadow Cross Way, SpringWood

SpringWood “Abbott” Home Ready Now Update: this home is SOLD! Call 800-325-3030 or visit the SpringWood website to find out about more homes available in this York County neighborhood. Today we’ll be taking you on a private tour of a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home in York’s SpringWood neighborhood.

Introducing Highlands – Charter Homes’ Newest Neighborhood!

Charter Homes is proud to announce the opening of Highlands, our newest neighborhood! Highlands is a quick drive away from downtown Harrisburg on the northern edge of York County. About Highlands Charter Homes’ newest neighborhood near Harrisburg has the best of everything. Highlands is perched on a hill that offers scenic views for miles, and is a stones throw from the best schools, parks and shopping in the area.

Things to do in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Elizabethtown PA! Considering a visit (or, of course, a move!) to Elizabethown, PA? Check out this list of restaurants, attractions and events that await you in this charming Central Pennsylvania town – home of our Bishop Woods neighborhood! Update: We were flooded with responses to our request for things to do in E-town – if there’s a place, event or attraction you love, tell us using our NEW comments tool at the end of this post and we’ll add it to the list!

New Home Design: Baylor at Florin Hill

Charter Homes is proud to introduce its newest home design at our Florin Hill neighborhood in Mount Joy: the Baylor townhome. This home design features 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 1,379 square feet. The Baylor features a spacious 2 car garage on the lower level. The lower level also features a large storage area with plenty of natural light.

Memorial Day Front Porch Decorating Ideas

Patriotic Outdoor Decorating Ideas for Memorial Day As Memorial Day weekend approaches, check out these ideas and photos to make your front porch patriotic! Red, White and Blue… Flowers! Consider using a patriotic combination of colorful flowers to decorate your front porch this Memorial Day.

Lancaster PA – One of the Best Places to Buy a Home in the US!

Lancaster #8 on Forbes List of “Best Places to Buy a Home” Forbes.com released a list this month of the top ten best cities in the United States to purchase a home – and our own Lancaster, PA was on the list! Forbes ranked Lancaster #8 due to its low unemployment rate, affordable prices and low foreclosure rates.

Home of the Week: 120 Centre Court, Windsor Meadows

Windsor Meadows “Penrose” Home Ready Now Update: this home is SOLD! Call us at 800-325-3030 to find out about other homes available at Windsor Meadows. Today we’ll be taking you on a private tour of a beautiful single family home available now in our Windsor Meadows neighborhood in York County’s Windsor Township. Welcome to 120 Centre Court!

Must Have Tools for Your New Home

Top Ten Tools for Your New Home About to make the move into your new home? As you pack up your moving boxes and begin to take inventory, you’ll want to start making a “don’t pack me!” pile – which should include a set of key tools you’ll need as you move.

Must-Have New Home Features for Baby Boomers – We’ve Got ‘Em!

Hey, Baby Boomers – We’ve got homes that fit your life! Listed below are ten of the most in-demand features from Professional Builder magazine for baby boomers looking to purchase a new home. Whether you prefer an active adult neighborhood like Heritage Strasburg or the hip, small town feel at Walden, we offer the most popular features for Baby Boomers!

Front Porch Decorating Ideas for Spring: Wreaths

Decorative Front Door Wreaths to Liven Up Your Front Porch As we enter the month of May, many people are looking for ways to bring the blooming flowers of spring onto their front porch. We’ve shown you advice for great flowers to plant on your front porch, beautiful flower pots and planters, and even decorating your front porch with lanterns!