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Keystone Custom Homes Announces Two New Communities

Categories: Floorplans, New Community, News

TimberlakeKeystone Custom Homes is excited to announce its two newest communities, Timberlake in Berks County and Charleston Ridings in Dauphin County. Both offer beautiful single-family homes priced from the $200,000s.

“Keystone has seen a lot of expansion in this past year,” said Janette Hawkins, Vice President of Marketing and Information Technology at Keystone Custom Homes. “We are really looking forward to continuing growth with these two new communities.”

Timberlake provides a peaceful Wernersville location. Its homes in Berks County, PA range from the $230,000s in the sought after Wilson School District. Read the rest of this entry »

Take Your Garden to the Next Level with These Quick Tips

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News

Community gardenSummer is in full swing and what better way to enhance your curb appeal than with a quick spruce of your garden?

Homeowners are getting their Gettysburg, PA homes ready to win the title of “Best Neighborhood Lawn” with these simple tricks to improve their landscape and save on time. Take a look at six ways as described on HGTV Gardening to maximize your garden in no time:

1.    Prevent Dirty Nails: Getting down and dirty in your garden doesn’t have to ruin your nails. By simply scraping your nails across a bar of soap you create a protective barrier so no dirt will get underneath. The best part is your hands and nails will be ready to wash and sparkling when you’re all done!
2.    Label Your Plants: Having a great garden is all about variety. Choosing plants that compliment your home style and each other makes for a beautiful landscape. To stay clear on what you’ve planted and where, write the name of the plant on a rock or stone in permanent market and lay it near the plant. This way, you’ll be sure to give each plant the proper care it needs. Read the rest of this entry »

Keystone has HOPE

Categories: News

HOPE InternationalFor many years, Keystone Custom Homes has been involved with the organization HOPE International. The organization was started by Keystone’s founder Jeff Rutt, and is a network of microfinance institutions as well as savings and credit associations around the world. HOPE works to empower men, women and families to break the cycle of poverty through discipleship, biblically based business training, savings services and small loans. Keystone is primarily involved in HOPE International’s Homes for HOPE program.

Operating out of nine states throughout the country, Homes for HOPE began as a program of HOPE International 15 years ago. With the help of Keystone’s trade partners, Homes for HOPE has been able to provide homes on a largely pro bono basis. Since 1999, Homes for HOPE has raised over 10 million dollars towards fighting global poverty through HOPE International. Read the rest of this entry »

Swap the Old for the New with our Certain Sale Program

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News

House Swap ProgramPurchasing a new home is an exciting event that should not be shadowed by a lingering mortgage payment. Keystone is here to combat this inconvenience with our House Swap program, where buyers can swap their old home for a new one. Also referred to as “Certain Sale,” this program will help you sell your existing home quickly without the stress of making two mortgage payments.

Taking advantage of the Certain Sale program is a quick and easy way to unlock the equity in your home to help finance your new one. You will receive the highest market value for your current house and never be required to move into temporary housing. This may seem too good to be true, but we have a streamlined process to prove it is not! Read the rest of this entry »

DIY: Vibrant Summer Centerpieces

Categories: News, Style and Design

Paradise home in LancasterWanting to decorate seasonally without redoing your whole dining room? Adding a centerpiece to the dining table is a quick and easy way to jazz things up!

We have compiled a list of five DIY centerpieces from My Life and Kids. From summer dinner parties to family dinners, these bursts of seasonal pizzazz will have the whole table talking!

1.    Glitter Vases. This DIY project is perfect for those who love glitter and sparkle but don’t want to over-do it! Simply mod-podge glitter to a vase or mason jar for a look that’s perfect for parties, weddings or just for fun!

2.    Tin Can Vases. Save your empty tin cans from the recycling bin to make these simple, charming vases! Simply remove the labels, clean them out and spray the cans with wall texture. A rusty look can be achieved by lightly rubbing an ink pad over the surface. Read the rest of this entry »

Save Thousands with Quick Delivery Homes

Categories: News, Quick Delivery Homes

649 Saddle RoadIf you’re on the hunt for a new home this summer, Keystone has just what you are looking for! With incredible prices and 3.5 percent interest rates, you will save thousands with one of our quick delivery homes. Here is a list highlighting a few of our available homes for your search:

28 Furlong Road, Douglassville, PA 19518

This stunning new Berks County, PA home at Buckingham Preserve in the Daniel Boone School District features our Ethan Traditional floor plan with four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. Inside you will find hardwood flooring, a spacious foyer, private study and kitchen with a large granite island and breakfast area. The second floor laundry area is convenient to all four bedrooms, each of which features a walk-in closet. For a price of $314,912, this home is a deal you don’t want to miss. Read the rest of this entry »

Keystone Custom Homes Provides Free Home Buyer Seminar

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News

June First Time Home Buyer's SeminarThe process of purchasing a new home is an exciting yet daunting experience, especially for first time buyers. Knowing how to properly build, buy and finance a new home does not come intuitively, leaving many buyers stressed and confused. Pennsylvania home builder, Keystone Custom Homes, is working to relieve this unneeded stress by providing a free first time home buyer seminar on Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Inn at Reading.

“Our hope through providing these seminars to our buyers is to make them view their home buying journey in a positive light,” explained Janette Hawkins, Vice President of Marketing and Information Technology at Keystone Custom Homes. “It can be a somewhat stressful time, so we want to make sure they have all the information they need.” Read the rest of this entry »

Last Chance to Join the 2014 Parade of Homes

Categories: News, Style and Design

WorthingtonAttention all Lancaster residents, the 2014 Parade of Homes will soon be drawing to an end! Festivities will come to a close this Sunday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m. Having won two “Best in Show” awards and multiple honorable mentions, Keystone leaves this year’s Parade with a beaming sense of pride.

Keystone’s two “Best in Show” winning Lancaster, PA homes are located at 911 Danesfield Lane in Devon Creek and 401 Prescot Street in Worthington. Winning this award means that these two homes outperformed their competitors in six categories including Interior Design, Kitchen, Bath, Decor, Landscaping and Exterior Design. Read the rest of this entry »

Save this Summer with 3.5 Percent Interest Rates

Categories: News, Quick Delivery Homes

6136 Bayberry AvenueIn the spirit of summertime, Keystone Custom Homes is offering some hot new deals! Currently, purchasers of quick move-in and to-be-built homes will receive a 3.5 percent interest rate. Take advantage of this deal to save money and receive a top quality custom home. Listed are a few of our available quick-move-in homes:

20 Hunt Place, Mechanicsburg, PA: For $399,912, this home is the perfect place for a family looking to upgrade! With four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, you will not be at a loss for space in this Foxwood community home in the Cumberland Valley School District. The home features a mixed neutral and stone exterior with a covered porch – perfect for watching the kids play or relaxing on summer evenings.

125 Woodlawn Ave, Palmyra, PA: Located in our Carriage Park community in the Palmyra School District, this single-family home has it all. With three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and loads of charm, this Palmyra abode is a home buyer’s dream. Residents experience a location close to Harrisburg and Hershey without the crowds and noise of the city. This home is available now, and it could be yours for $249,912! Read the rest of this entry »

Keystone Custom Homes Wins Big at Lancaster Parade of Homes Gala

Categories: News, Style and Design

Lancaster Parade of HomesKeystone Custom Homes is excited to announce that it was recently honored with 28 awards, including two Best in Show awards, at the Lancaster Parade of Homes Gala. The home builder entered five homes into this year’s Building Industry Association of Lancaster County’s Parade of Homes, and each will be showcased until Sunday, June 22 from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and 5 to 8 p.m. on weekdays.

“The entire Keystone team worked hard to get these homes ready for the Parade,” said Janette Hawkins, Vice President of Marketing and Information Technology at Keystone Custom Homes. “Each one is fully decorated, truly showcasing our amazing design features. Be sure to take the tour to find inspiration for your own home or to purchase one of ours.” Read the rest of this entry »