Building HOPE with Keystone Custom Homes

Categories: HOPE International, News

HOPE InternationalFor many years, Keystone Custom Homes has been involved with the non-profit organization HOPE International. HOPE works to empower men, women and families to end poverty through discipleship, biblically based business training, savings services, and small loans.

HOPE was founded in 1997 by Keystone Custom Homes’ CEO, Jeff Rutt, and is a network of microfinance institutions as well as savings and credit associations around the globe, including locations such as Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia. Through a microfinance system, entrepreneurs can develop their businesses, provide for their families, and then repay their loans. These funds are then issued to new borrowers, and the cycle continues.

Keystone Custom Homes is heavily 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.

Here’s how it works:
• A homebuilder makes a decision to build a Home for Hope, and donates all or a portion of the lot cost, profit, and overhead connected to the home. Read the rest of this entry »

Keystone Custom Homes Announces Record Breaking Sales

Categories: News

Keystone homeCentral Pennsylvania’s largest locally owned home builder is zooming through the 2015 spring buying season with high sales. With 155 homes sold by March, Keystone Custom Homes credits its record breaking ventures to a dedicated team, wide offering of products and an increase in buyer demand.

In February, the builder celebrated selling 71 homes. An impressive number, it was the most sales in one month in all of the company’s history. Plus, this accomplishment happened during one of the coldest months for the area in over 100 years. “71 homes sales is still astounding to us,” explained Janette Hawkins, Vice President of Marketing at Keystone Custom Homes. “Not only is February the shortest month of the year, but the freezing weather usually makes home buying and selling difficult. We are very proud of our entire team for working so diligently, and they’ve kept the momentum up!” Read the rest of this entry »

Trading Spaces with Keystone’s House Swap

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News

House Swap ProgramHow would you like to move into the home of your dreams and sell your current home fast? With Keystone Custom Homes, you can! Swap your old home for a new home, and let Keystone take care of everything for you with the House Swap program.

Our House Swap program, also known as Certain Sale, helps home buyers sell their existing home at market value quickly with the promise to never have to worry about paying two mortgages or make two moves. Once you have mortgage credit approval from an approved lender, construction will automatically begin on your new home. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome Home to Keystone’s Newest Community: Kelly Glen

Categories: New Community, News

Kelly Glen HomeKeystone Custom Homes is excited to announce a new community coming to Bel Air, Maryland. Kelly Glen offers single-family homes starting in the $410,000s with gorgeous interior features including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, upgraded lighting, flooring options and more.

Homes at Kelly Glen will feature six unique and exciting floor plans, each with different exterior options, for home buyers to choose from and personalize. With square footage ranging from 2,227 to 3,200, home buyers will have options for up to four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths with two-car garages, private studies, formal dining rooms, lofts, large pantries and options for both first story and second story owner’s suites. Read the rest of this entry »

Bunnies and Eggs and Chicks Oh My: Keystone Easter Crafts

Categories: News, Style and Design

Lancaster New Home at WorthingtonHippity, Hoppity these Easter crafts will get you in the spirit for Easter! From Easter egg hunts to dying eggs, Easter is a wonderful holiday to celebrate with your family to kick off the spring season. Here are a few Easter crafts and decorating ideas you can do with your kids to get you in the holiday spirit.

If you are throwing an Easter gathering at your Lancaster home, this Easter garland is a must. An easy project for the entire family, turn plastic eggs into a bunny or a little chick with felt and add cotton balls and buttons for fun accents. For a table setting, get egg-static for this fun and easy idea! Take empty, clear vases in different shapes and sizes, and arrange them any way you want on the table. Add a little bit of straw on the bottom and stack plastic Easter eggs inside with different colors. To hold everyone’s seat, try these adorable Easter chick place holders. With some paint you can turn an ordinary plastic into a cute chick. Have your kids paint a few pots, add the spoons, and you have a creative place holder!  These ideas will add a colorful and whimsical element for your next Easter gathering. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Keystone Custom Home

Categories: News, Style and Design

New home in Berks CountySpring is a wonderful time of year. Flowers are beginning to bloom and animals are waking up from a winter of sleep. As nature begins a new season, what better way for you to start fresh than with a little spring cleaning? Although this might seem like a chore, these spring cleaning and organizing tips will help make getting your Lancaster home ready for the warm months ahead easier than you thought. Read the rest of this entry »

Save Thousands on Operating Costs with a New Home

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News

Keystone Custom Homes Maintenance GraphThink that a new construction home is out of your price range? Think again. Homeowners of a Keystone Custom Home can save thousands on a new construction home compared to a resale home month over month, all costs considered. Data from nationwide housing surveys offer proof. Buyers save money on newly constructed homes due to reduced energy and maintenance expenses.

Concerning maintenance: The American Housing Survey showed that just over one-quarter of all homeowners spent $100 or more per month on various maintenance costs; but only 11 percent of owners of new construction homes spent that much. Seventy-three percent of owners of new homes spent less than $25 per month on routine maintenance. Read the rest of this entry »

Quick Move-In Showcase Homes Available in Styles and Locations for Every Buyer

Categories: Floorplans, Home Sale!, News, Quick Delivery Homes

kensington community Buyers looking for a new home that they can move into immediately need to look no further than Keystone Custom Homes.  With 44 communities across Central Pennsylvania and Northeast Maryland, Keystone Custom Homes has new homes in communities in a wide variety of floorplans, home styles, sizes, and price points that are ready to move into right away. If the idea of building a new home seems daunting to you, or you simply need to get into a new home sooner than anticipated, you can rest assured that in any of our key-ready homes, you’ll find a Keystone home that meets your needs, exceeds your expectations, and is finished in the most popular, top of the line selections available today.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sweet 16 Promo Provides Extra Savings on Key Ready in Peaceful Anglesea

Categories: Home Sale!, News, Quick Delivery Homes

Sweet 16Homebuyers can take advantage of the Sweet 16 promotion on the two quick move-in homes under construction now at Keystone Custom Homes’ Anglesea community, and be in a new home by this summer, with spectacular savings!

Located in eastern Lancaster County, Anglesea is a peaceful, relaxing community of single family homes starting in the $220,000s. Residents in these Bareville new homes enjoy the community park, views of farmland for miles and the quiet simplicity of the back roads and humble, uninterrupted atmosphere of the Amish surroundings.  At the same time, Anglesea is just minutes from Route 222 and the PA Turnpike, providing an easy commute to Lancaster and Reading, where homeowners will find abundant shops, restaurants, farmers markets, cultural activities and recreational attractions, combined with beautiful rural areas and small towns with scenic farmland, miles of country roads to explore by car or bike, historic sites, and local produce and crafts. Read the rest of this entry »

New Homes Now Available in Bel Air Community of Kelly Glen

Categories: New Community, News

Kelly Glen Home Keystone Custom Homes is now building in the fantastic community of Kelly Glen located in Bel Air, MD. With homes starting in the $410,000s, homebuyers will have the opportunity to personalize their new home with exact specifications they desire with the newest, most attractive and highest quality interiors features including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, upgraded lighting, flooring options and more.

Homes at Kelly Glen feature six different floor plans, each with many different exterior elevations and square footage ranging from 2,227 to 3,200 are available. Options for up to four bedrooms and three bathrooms with private studies, two car garages, formal dining rooms, lofts, large pantries and options for both first story and second story owner’s suites are available. Read the rest of this entry »