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Manchester Farmhouse Wins Best of Show

The Manchester Farmhouse, located in Worthington, won 3 awards in its category for the 2019 Lancaster Parade of Homes including Best of Show, Best Kitchen, and Best Exterior.

With 4 beds, 2.5 baths, and 3147 sqft, the Manchester Farmhouse features 2-story Family Room open to the Gourmet Kitchen and Breakfast Area. Separate formal Dining Room boasts stunning details including crown molding, 5-foot wainscoting, and transom windows. The large Owner’s Suite includes the Serenity Bath package with freestanding soaker tub, tiled shower with glass enclosure, and double vanity. The additional bedrooms and bath offer playful designs and new design options for Keystone!

Visit the Manchester Farmhouse during the Parade of Homes at the corner of Stockdale Drive & Hannigan Drive in Manheim Township.

*This home is sold and will not be available to tour after the Parade concludes.

Covington Vintage at London Croft

London Croft’s model home, the Covington Vintage was awarded Best Bath and Best Decorated.

This beautiful home has 4 beds, 2.5 baths, and 3424 sqft. The spacious floorplan includes a Family Room with fireplace, Classic Kitchen, Breakfast Area with triple sliding glass doors, formal Dining Room, and Study on the first floor. The Owner’s Suite features the award-winning Venetian Bath with freestanding tub and large walk-in tiled shower.

Visit the Covington Vintage during the Parade of Homes at 94 Oxford Road, Annville, PA 17003.

2019 Lancaster Parade of Homes
Weekends 12pm-6pm
Weekdays 5pm-8pm

Visit Keystone Custom Homes in the Parade and 3 other model homes in the area for a chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card!
Visit one of Keystone’s Parade Homes for details.

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Like many, perhaps you’ve dreamed of owning the ultimate home for entertaining. You know, the place where everyone gathers…the social hub of your family or group of friends….the home that creates, nourishes, and builds on memories for years to come. But in today’s economy, is this now a pipe dream? Hardly. In fact, that enduring dream is the very reason Keystone Custom Homes is offering the opportunity for buyers to purchase many of our builder’s models, also known as our Quick Delivery Homes.

For those who seek West Grove ready to move in homes, this is great news – because our latest Quick Deliver Home is, in fact, in West Grove…and better yet, it’s turnkey ready! Located in our Lexington Pointe community of West Grove new homes, this property is located on the first homesite of Guernsey Road. If you’re really in the market for an entertaining home, we believe you’ll be impressed the moment you pull in (the stone facade on the turret feature is the kicker!). Once inside, we think you’ll agree that the combined kitchen/great room/deck area is exactly what most entertainers are looking for. This is a space where everyone can huddle together close or space out and mingle – because they choose to (not because they have to!).

Upstairs, your family can relax in bedrooms that rival those of other West Grove new homes; especially the master, which features a sunken tub to die for. For more information on this, or another of our West Grove ready to move in homes/Quick Delivery Homes, contact our Keystone approved agent at (717) 368-9831.

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Ah, guest rooms: They’re a mixed blessing, aren’t they? Sure, you love that there’s an extra bedroom for friends and relatives who come to call. On the other hand, that’s one more room for you to furnish and decorate – and it’s not even used very often!

But decorating a guest room can actually be fun. Think about it: You can play it safe and save money, or you can go wild and crazy because the items aren’t likely to wear and tear. It all depends on your budget. Check out the following ideas for decorating a guest room:

Think hospitality: As in, hotels. What goes in a hotel room? Clean colors for the bedding and plenty of towels come to mind. Guests appreciate a quiet, serene palette in a guest room.

Provide extras: Also in a hotel: shampoos, soaps, lotions and cups. Guests need those little extras at their disposal to feel comfortable. After all, would you want to ask your host for those things?

Create interest: Excessive art isn’t necessary, but one good focal piece on the wall can spruce up a blank room. A framed poster or painting that appeals to a variety of guests can be the key to putting instant personality on a guest room.

Other nice touches when decorating a guest room include a full length mirror, a shoe basket, and plenty of closet hangers. Oh, and don’t forget to clean out that dresser drawer! For more ideas on decorating a guest room, contact the design coordinators at Keystone Custom Home. They will be glad to help!

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Just yesterday, the Federal Reserve decided to keep its key interest rate at a record low, and repeated its pledge to maintain interest rates at historic lows for an extended period. This is yet another reason why it’s a good time to buy a home.

A statement from the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee said of the decision, “To promote the ongoing economic recovery and to help ensure that inflation, over time, is at levels consistent with its mandate, the Committee decided today to keep the target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to a quarter percent.”

How long will it last? “The Committee continues to anticipate that economic conditions – including low rates of resource utilization and a subdued outlook for inflation over the medium run – are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels for the federal funds rate for an extended period,” the statement continued.

However, this does not mean that buyers should delay. Yes, the interest rate will remain low for awhile; but in some markets, housing market activity has slightly picked back up. At Keystone Custom Homes, we have seen activity increase over the past year. So despite an extension on low interest rates, buyers should still act now when it comes to acquiring their dream home.

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With so many experienced contractors out of work right now, it’s easy to find a reliable, honest contractor who is ready to render the quality home building services you require. But when the housing cycle plays out and activity picks back up, finding the right contractor will be far more difficult. You remember how it was in the early 2000s; fly by night contractors were everywhere, promising building and renovation services they didn’t deliver on – but cashing their victim’s checks and laughing all the way to the bank. Don’t let this happen to you!

What’s the solution? Hiring an established, reputable home builder to commission your home for you. Keystone Custom Homes has built incredible, estate-caliber homes for generations of families. We help you from beginning to end, guiding you through every step of the home building process so you know exactly what is going on. We even offer a House Swap program to help you sell your existing home! And when the day comes that we hand you a new set of keys, you can feel good about your decision to trust us with your dream.

For more information on finding the right contractor – well, look no further! Contact Keystone Custom Homes today to get started on building your dream home.

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Another week, another outstanding community of Pennsylvania new homes to share with you! This time, we want to tell you about Brandywine Preserve, where the new homes are as beautiful as the name of the community. The tree-lined community of Brandywine Preserve is located in the charming city of Honey Brook, a Chester County town that allows you to have a bustling day in nearby Downingtown and a relaxing evening with the family at your new home. What else could you ask for? Try beautiful views and a bordered conservation area!

Like all of our new home communities, there are more than a dozen floorplans for new homes that buyers can choose from at Brandywine Preserve. We don’t call ourselves a custom homebuilder for nothing! Best of all, these Pennsylvania new homes are available from the affordable low $200,000s. Now, there’s a catch here; Brandywine Preserve has only has 29 single family homesites left for you to take advantage of. Of course, that’s also a good thing; it means more space for your family to enjoy the property that surrounds your new home!

To see Brandywine Preserve in person, visit our current model home at 139 Whitehorse Drive, Honey Brook, PA 19344. We look forward to seeing you there!

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You could continue reading what we love about our Pennsylvania new homes – or, you could hear what our home buyers have to say. Here are some testimonials from some of our most recent VIP home owners:

“My husband and I moved from New York to Pennsylvania. Having our home built by Keystone Custom Homes was a wonderful experience. We lived four hours away and we knew that our home was being taken care of by a wonderful and honest Keystone Custom Homes staff. I would highly recommend having your new home built by Keystone because of the quality of the work. We enjoy and love our new home.”

–        Dieter and Grace Bopp

“From the moment that we visited Brittany II, read the bio of the founder and saw that each home was named after a biblical person, we knew that Keystone was the builder who we wanted to entrust the construction of our first home! The Sales Manager and Customer Relations Manager were exceptional…Should we ever decide to build another home, we would not think of using any other builder than Keystone.”

–        Mike and DaJuana Morris

“My wife and I decided to move to York County from the DC-metro area. We were planning to start a family in our new dream home…After a methodical process, we chose Keystone for its breadth of choice of models, award-winning credentials, customization options, and competitive pricing. Throughout the whole experience, Keystone was friendly, courteous and efficient. The house was delivered on schedule and in March we moved in. We are expecting our baby girl to arrive at the end of July. When she does, a beautiful home with a great view is waiting for her.”

–        Rati and Dora Srey

Could we have said it any better? The praises of our Pennsylvania new homes don’t end there, either. View our entire testimonials page for more rave reviews, and contact Keystone Custom Homes today to request information on building your new home.

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Home builders around the country do their part to contribute to the housing and/or poverty needs of the communities around them, and Keystone Custom Homes is no exception. As a builder of Pennsylvania new homes, we proudly partner with HOPE International to build Homes for HOPE. How does it work?

Keystone Homes and the builders we partner with can donate all or some of the cost of a lot, profits or overhead. Trade partners, such as subcontractors, suppliers, and consultants, donate all or some of the cost of labor, materials, and consulting services. Others associated with building a home, which may include banks, title/escrow companies and other service firms, may also be involved by waiving fees or making financial donations in support of a Homes for HOPE project.

Just a few of the results of this kind of philanthropy include:

– Builders and tradespeople can help address poverty, simply by doing their jobs.

– Participants receive reputation benefits. Involving hundreds of members in a high-impact project is a positive image booster.

– Builders create stronger bonds with their trade partners through a team-building effort that helps thousands of people with just one project.

– The visible expression of the building industry’s generosity sets an example for others to follow in charitable giving.

In fact, Homes for Hope began as a program of HOPE International in early 1999, when HOPE’s founder, Jeff Rutt, was searching for ways to support HOPE International as it expanded to alleviate poverty in some of the poorest places on earth. Jeff, who went on to establish Homes for Hope that year, is none other than the founder of Keystone Custom Homes.

Since that time, over $10,000,000 has been raised in support of HOPE International’s microenterprise work around the world. Homes for Hope currently operates in nine states across the country, typically in affiliation with a local homebuilding association in each area a Home for HOPE is built. This builder of Pennsylvania new homes is proud to play such an integral role in this good work.

The post Homes for HOPE: One of our Greatest Accomplishments appeared first on Keystone Blog.

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With all the talk about buying vs. renting, many are asking whether it’s a better idea to just rent a home in the current market. As a Pennsylvania home builder that helps families realize their American dream every day, we say no! Why? Because with prices lower than they have been in over a decade and still dropping, not to mention rock bottom interest rates, those who can qualify for a mortgage in this market have no reason not to buy.

Think about it: Why would buying a home be a risky investment if you plan to live in it for the long term? Take a look at the article below; Warren Buffet, one of the most respected voices in the world of finance, advises buyers to think long term – and says that if they are eligible, home seekers should buy if they plan to live in a home for an extended period of time.

Fortunately, we are one Pennsylvania home builder that makes buying easier on you. To start, we offer seasonal savings promotions that can save buyers $40,000, $60,000, even $80,000 or more on one of our beautiful Pennsylvania new homes. Next, we also offer special deals on our wide variety of quick move in homes. Finally, every so often we run incredible promotions like last year’s House Swap program, which assisted buyers with the sale of their existing home as they prepared to buy their new Keystone home. These are the things we do to show how much we value our homebuyers.

To get started on your next home purchase, contact Keystone Custom Homes today.

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We know it’s 2012 now, but here at Keystone Custom Homes, we’re letting last year’s deals extend a little longer, so that buyers who want a great opportunity can still take advantage. That means that our 2011 Model Home Show and Sale promotion extends to today. Just a few of the incredible home buying deals you can benefit from include:

754 Kayo Ave, Lancaster, PA: Located in our Chatsworth community, this home is designed in the Dorchester Traditional plan, one of our most popular floorplans for new homes. Priced at $319,912, this home allows you to save a whopping $79,978. Wow!

1901 Preserve Lane, Palmyra, PA: At our Bow Creek Townhomes, this selection from our distinctive Pennsylvania townhomes is designed in the William Townhome style we offer. Priced at $205,912, it allows you to save $48,589 on a three bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome. Now that’s a deal!

203 Parliment Dr., Annville, PA: Located in the community of London Croft, this is designed in another of our most popular floorplans for new homes, Jordan Manor. With four bedrooms and a gorgeous exterior, this home was priced at $338,912 and saved its buyer $84,728. Why are we speaking in past tense? Because the home recently sold!

That’s right, these promotional homes are going quickly, so interested buyers need to act now! To inquire about current pricing on the Model Home Show and Sale promotion for our Pennsylvania new homes, contact Keystone Custom Homes today at (877) 513-0385.

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