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Keystone Quick Move-In Homes Selling Fast

Categories: Floorplans, News, Quick Delivery Homes

Keystone Custom Homes has a long list of quick move-in homes; however, that list is dwindling quickly! Twelve homes have recently sold, but interested buyers who act fast can get moved into a new home fast

Laural Vistas QMI1205 Gardenia Drive – Featuring four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, this quick move-in home is located in Windsor, PA. Currently priced at $259,812, buyers save a total of $67,031 when purchasing this home! Showcasing the Monroe Heritage floor plan, the home’s interior features hardwood flooring in the foyer, kitchen and family room; a cozyfireplace in the family room; kitchen with granite countertops, stained cabinets, a spacious island and stainless steel appliances. The gorgeous Owner’s bath includes a separate shower and soaking tub with dual vanities. Read the rest of this entry »

Decorate Your Keystone Custom Home for Valentine’s Day!

Categories: Floorplans, Home Buyer Tips, News, Style and Design, Tips

Valentine's Day Ready RoomDecorating your Keystone Custom Home for Valentine’s Day is both fun and affordable. It is a great way to spend time and celebrate with your loved ones. Our Manchester floor plan provides a spacious kitchen, which is the perfect place for celebration. Turn your breakfast nook into a temporary craft zone! If your kitchen gets too much traffic, take advantage of your private study. Use the study’s ample space and privacy to let your creativity flow without interruption. Whether you are crafting alone or with others, there are countless homemade decorations that are easy to make and look great in the home.

One popular decoration is paper flowers. Rather than spending an astronomical amount of money on basic red roses, make your own arrangement of paper flowers. You will need paper-covered floral wire, mini and regular cupcake liners, and a needle. Make sure to grab fun colored cupcake liners to make the flowers even more festive. This is a great craft to do with children. You can then place the paper flowers on your dining room table, kitchen counter, or wherever you want and add some color to the room. You could even set them in the study to brighten up the space. Read the rest of this entry »

Host a Super Bowl Party!

Categories: Event, Floorplans, Home Buyer Tips, News

Super Bowl Party in Your Lancaster New HomeWhat better way to show off your brand new Keystone Custom Home than by hosting a Super Bowl party? There is nothing better than having all your friends and family together for a special occasion! Now that you live in a brand new Keystone Custom Home, it is finally your chance to have everyone come to you. Our many open floor plans are perfect for hosting events, like the Oxford.

The Oxford’s spacious first floor is designed specifically with family gatherings and parties in mind. The large family room will easily be able to accommodate a big group of people and offer plenty of seating for the football game. With the kitchen and family room flowing seamlessly together, guests can easily go where they please while still being able to watch the television. Not to mention, having easy access to both the food and the game. Take this opportunity to put your spacious kitchen to good use with new party recipes and take advantage of the kitchen’s large center island by setting out all the food for your guests to enjoy. If you chose the sunroom upgrade, that is the perfect space for kids to hangout for the evening and have their own Super Bowl party. Read the rest of this entry »

Floor Plan Spotlight: The Oxford

Categories: Floorplans, News, Style and Design

new homes in YorkKeystone Custom Homes offers numerous floor plans on the cutting edge of homebuilding technology. With over 44 communities across Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland, Keystone has endless possibilities for floor plan combinations. One floor plan in particular is the gorgeous Oxford plan. Available in many Keystone communities, the Oxford completes the perfect dream home.

The Oxford comes in three different elevations: Heritage, Traditional and Vintage. Featuring four bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and over 3,000 square feet of living space, the Oxford floor plan is the luxury Keystone customers have come to expect. With the owner’s suite and the laundry room on the second floor, homeowners will find plenty of open space on the main level for family gatherings, parties and everyday use. Read the rest of this entry »

Winter Dreams Come True with Keystone Custom Homes

Categories: News, Style and Design

new homes in YorkWinter dreams coming true is more than a warm blanket on a cold night or a guaranteed heating cost, although Keystone Custom Homes offers that too! No, this winter dream come true is a deal offering three fabulous free designer packages with the purchase of a gorgeous Keystone Custom Home.

Only good for the month of January, Keystone is giving away a dream Venetian bath package, dream kitchen package and dream finishes package. These gorgeous designer options come free and include classic kitchen stainless steel appliances, a microwave, fireplace, tray ceiling in the dining room and painting upgrades. Read the rest of this entry »

Estimated Wait Time for Your New Home: None!

Categories: News, Quick Delivery Homes

Keystone Custom Homes has over 30 quick move-in homes available! With homes throughout Northern Maryland and Central Pennsylvania, Keystone is sure to have something for every buyer thanks to their unique assortment of floor plans, gorgeous exteriors and flexible interior options. Your dream home is ready and waiting! Here are some examples of our quick move-in homes:

201 Tournament CircleLocated in the Fairway Villages at Chesapeake Bay Golf Club community, 201 Tournament Circle is priced at $243,512. This townhome, with the Palmer Heritage floor plan, has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths plus a finished bonus room. This plan features a one-car garage, a deck on the second floor and nine-foot ceilings throughout. The front door opens to what would be considered the basement level with connecting access to the garage and finished bonus room. The dining room overlooking the deck is located on the second floor along with an open kitchen featuring an island large enough for bar seating. The third floor is home to the owner’s suite and two additional bedrooms. A full bath and walk-in closet is located in the owner’s suite. Fairway Villages at Chesapeake Bay Golf Club is Keystone’s newest community in Cecil County, and we are even offering a two-year golf membership with the purchase of a new home! This community is located within North East School District and is close to major routes, shopping and entertainment. Do not wait to make this charming townhome yours today! Read the rest of this entry »

Make the Right Decisions When Building a New Home

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News, Tips

Keystone Custom HomesHave you made the decision to build a new home? Congrats! Before you begin the process, be sure to follow these tips:

Select a builder. Before hiring, drive-by a builder’s past and current jobsites to get a taste of what they can do. If you can, speak to some of the homeowners and ask them these questions about the builder:

• Was your home completed on a schedule?
• Did the builder have good follow through?
• Did the builder stay on budget?
• Were you pleased and would you hire them again? Read the rest of this entry »

Kick off the New Year in an Energy/Plus Keystone Custom Home

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News

Energy/Plus HomeKick off the New Year in an energy/plus home! Builder Keystone Custom Homes offers a variety of high-performance homes that are energy efficient, eco-friendly, high quality and financially smart. Save money and energy while helping to preserve and protect natural resources for future generations. It is a win-win!

Through 20 specific features, each Energy/Plus home provides added comfort and protection, increased savings on utilities and a lasting impact on the environment: For instance, Keystone applies a Low Emittance (Low-E) coating on windows to reflect heat while allowing natural light to pass through. Low-E windows help reduce energy consumption and block harmful UV light which can damage your skin, wood, fabrics and can cause colors to fade. With Low-E windows, homeowners will not only be more comfortable but their window treatments, flooring and furniture will last longer. For a more cozy basement and crawl space, floors are made with concrete and a vapor barrier and drainage system to prevent moisture accumulation and possible mold growth, making for a healthier home overall. Additionally, ductwork joints and connectors are sealed to minimize air leakage while every single wood-to-wood joint in the shell of the home is “super sealed” to help keep excessive drafts out. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips to an Owner’s Suite Makeover

Categories: News, Style and Design, Tips

Lancaster new homeAt Keystone Custom Homes, we understand the need for change and the stress of revitalizing the décor and theme throughout your Lancaster new home. Our focus today is the owner’s suite. A room that is meant to be a retreat and place to relax from the hustle and bustle of the outside world, but lately has been taken over by out-dated decorations, bad color schemes and piles of things meant to be organized “later”. Take your bedroom back, and make it a place you actually want to spend time in by following these tips to revive the space.

Signature motif

Choose a theme, and be consistent with it. Do not mix and match classic vintage and nature. The theme is supposed to have subtle accents, not be blown up all over the room! If you want to convey nature, try a throw pillow with a bird on it, a picture of a tree or flowers, fresh or silk. When it comes to furniture, look for items that are upholstered with a material that conveys hints of nature such as leaves or raindrop shapes. If you want a vintage theme, there are plenty of ways to do it from pearl accent to distressed, actual vintage items. Themes are what tie the room together, so choose carefully! Read the rest of this entry »

House Swap for the New Year with Keystone Custom Homes

Categories: News, Tips

House SwapKeystone Custom Homes invites buyers to House Swap this New Year. By participating in the program, also referred to as Certain Sale, presented by Realty One Group, buyers will be able to sell their existing home quickly and at market value. Plus, participants will never have to make two mortgage payments or make two moves.

The House Swap program is easy and fast. Once approved by a preferred lender, buyers are enrolled, and construction begins on the new Keystone home. Keystone will then refer the listing of the buyer’s current home to a distinguished real estate professional. Realty One Group staff co-manages the sale, providing additional and helpful experience. Read the rest of this entry »