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Enjoy the View Around Pennsylvania this Summer

Categories: News

Harrisburg HomesPennsylvania offers stunning scenery with destinations that are easily accessible from many Keystone Custom Home communities. Since school is out, now is the perfect time to take a short drive with the family for some local breathtaking views.

There are a number of local places to visit around our Harrisburg homes, but here are some of our favorites:

Pine Creek Gorge, also known as The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, is a view like no other. With an almost 1,500 foot deep canyon, it offers a jaw-dropping look of peaks and valleys. The view can be enjoyed at different areas of the canyon including a dirt road from Blackwell to Colton Pointe State Park and The West Rim Trail. The canyon is just a two hour drive from Harrisburg and is near Ansonia. Read the rest of this entry »

Move Into Your Brand New Home Before School Starts!

Categories: News, Quick Delivery Homes

42 creekviewKeystone Custom Homes has 44 communities throughout Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland that offer beautiful floor plans for every family. Each home has unique interiors, exteriors and affordable prices you don’t want to miss. At Keystone Custom Homes, we offer brand new homes that you can move into right away. Here are a few examples:

Located at our Chesapeake Bay Golf Club – Fairway Villages community in Cecil County, Maryland, the Augusta Manor model home welcomes you with four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and a two car garage. On the first floor, you will find the owner’s suite with a gorgeous Venetian bath. The Venetian package includes a walk-in tiled shower and soaking tub, perfect for relaxation after a long day. Also on the first floor is the spacious kitchen with bright breakfast area that opens to the family room. Upstairs, you will find three additional bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet and hall bath to share. As an added bonus there is a loft which overlooks the first floor. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet the KCH Team – James Cassidy, Land Surveyor/CAD Drafter

Categories: Meet the KCH Team
James Cassidy

James Cassidy

Say Hello to James Cassidy, Land Surveyor/CAD Drafter

James does site surveys for new developments and has been in this position for the past month.

We asked James a few questions….

What is your favorite part about working at Keystone? 

My coworkers are friendly and helpful.

What do you see as a WOW feature of our homes?

The biggest WOW feature I see is the ability to change and add new features to individuals’ homes.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I love playing soccer and rock climbing in my free time.

When asked,  Paul Elser, Director of Engineering here at Keystone, indicated that James is very enthusiastically diving in and learning all there is to know about how to engineer a Keystone home.

Gary Coolbeth, Internal Operations Manager, shared that the team is looking forward to James being a big part of our success in the area of home stakeouts and lot plot modifications.  He said everyone is grateful for his positive enthusiastic attitude!

Stay tuned for more Meet the KCH Team posts! For more information about our Cecil County new homes, visit www.keystonecustomhome.com.

Keystone Custom Homes’ House Swap is Back

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News

House Swap ProgramKeystone Custom Homes is excited to announce that its popular House Swap program is back. Also known as “Certain Sale,” the program helps homeowners sell their current home and purchase a new Keystone Custom Home without having to make two mortgage payments.

The House Swap program provides homeowners with a fast and easy process to buy their dream home without any hassle. Keystone Custom Homes works with owners to unlock the best equity and receive the highest market value for their current home. The home listing is referred to an approved real estate professional or consultant. Then, a Buyers Agent aids homeowners with the marketing. Keystone Custom Homes’ staff will co-manage the sale and provide additional experience to market the home. Read the rest of this entry »

Introducing Kingston Hill in Montgomery County!

Categories: Floorplans, New Community, News

Copperstone Estates homeKeystone Custom Homes is now building in Montgomery County! The tranquil community of Kingston Hill has eight home sites available with 46 acres of open space for you and your family to enjoy. The community is set in the Boyertown School District and is close to shopping and dining districts. With a variety of floor plans available, this community is exactly where you want to live.

Starting in the $240’s our new homes in Kingston Hill are equally unique in their interior and exterior. One of our stunning floor plans in the Kingston Hill community is the Ethan Traditional, which features four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Read the rest of this entry »

Spice Up Your Lawn with These Gardening Tips

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News, Style and Design

Rose garden at The Preserve at Bow CreekThis summer is the perfect time to start a new outside gardening project with the help of Keystone Custom Homes. Gardening can be a fun activity to do whether alone or with the family. Front yard gardening can help create curb appeal and add charm to any home.

The options are endless when selecting what to plant in a new garden. Be sure to learn about the plants you select and the proper way to care for them. Some plants require replanting and need to be divided from other types of plants. Some plants require pruning and fertilizing to allow full potential for growth. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Fabulous Features Are Free With A Keystone Custom Home!

Categories: Lifestyle, News, Style and Design

Kitchens-56You won’t have to look far for another reason to love Keystone Custom Homes! When you purchase a new home through Keystone Custom Homes before July 14th, you will receive five fabulous features free!

One of the five gorgeous features highlighted in this Keystone Custom Homes’ special offer is the Venetian bath. Connecting to the owner’s suite, the Venetian bath is elegant and exudes relaxation. With beautiful tile and a glass window in the walk-in shower, your bathroom will have an element of class. To finish the Venetian package, your new bathroom will include a soaking tub, which is comforting after a long day. This stunning bathroom will be your oasis to come home to after a long day. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet the KCH Team Monday – Ethan Weaver, Project Designer

Categories: Meet the KCH Team, News, Style and Design
Ethan Weaver, Project Designer

Ethan Weaver, Project Designer

Say Hello to Ethan Weaver, Project Designer

Tell us about something you do in this role that others may not realize you do?

In addition to being a drafter and working on client plans I also manage the PCR process (personal choice request) which is when buyers want to customize a part of their floor plan beyond what we typically offer.  Providing sketches, estimates, and working with the buyers needs and wants until a final decision is reached.

What is your favorite part about working at Keystone Custom Homes?

Having the opportunity to be part of a highly efficient and productive team where we can all work to accomplish a goal together is something I appreciate every day.  My favorite part of the job is creating sketches and providing estimates when buyers want to customize part of their home to fit their needs.  Figuring out how the space will be used and being able to make suggestions and solve problems is something I love to do.  I really enjoy being able to help New Home Advisors by answering questions that come from home buyers to keep them moving through the process. Read the rest of this entry »

Fourth of July Events Around Douglassville New Homes

Categories: Lifestyle, News

Fourth of July at Douglassville HomesAre you still looking for plans for the Fourth of July? No need to worry, we have created a list of events! Here are some ideas going on around Berks County:

Independence Day Event at Daniel Boone Homestead

Bring the whole family for a day of fun! The event takes place Saturday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Homestead. Learn about the troops that fought for America’s freedom during the Revolutionary War. The event offers guided Boone House tours with blacksmithing and gun building demonstrations. Children of all ages are welcome with activities that include a militia muster, colonial toys, games and crafts. Additionally, kids can be “recruited” into the Boone Homestead militia. They have the opportunity to be taken through authentic 18th century military drills and marches with wooden toy guns. Tours can also be taken through the Bertolet Log House while a gunsmith works at producing the arms needed for the American Revolution. Admission for the day is $6 for adults (16 and up) and $4 for children (ages 4 to 15).Tickets include a pulled pork sandwich, two sides and a drink. Read the rest of this entry »

Keystone Custom Homes Announces Final Quick Delivery Opportunity at Millstone

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

Millstone Parker HeritageKeystone Custom Homes urges buyers to purchase in Millstone today! The builder’s final quick delivery opportunity at this Harrisburg new home community will not last long.

“Our quick delivery homes are the perfect choice for families looking to settle in before the new school year starts,” said Janette Hawkins, Vice President of Marketing at Keystone Custom Homes. “Make Millstone your home today!”

Priced at $319,912, a savings of over $100,000, the home features the Parker Heritage floor plan with four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. A welcoming foyer, flanked by a private study and formal dining room, leads to the first floor family room with fireplace. Open to a spacious kitchen with large island and breakfast area, this space is ideal for entertaining. Upstairs, the luxurious owner’s suite includes two walk-in closets and a Cascade bath. The second floor also hosts a convenient laundry room and a hall bath. Read the rest of this entry »