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Swap Your Old Home for a New Quick Move-In Home

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News, Quick Delivery Homes

2201 Aberley LaneAre you in the market for a new home? Is the fear of having to make two mortgage payments stopping you from making the move? With our House Swap program, your worries end here.

With our promise to give you the highest market value for your current home, plus never having to make two mortgage payments, your dreams can come true with the help of Keystone Custom Homes. Once your mortgage has been approved by our lender and you are enrolled in our House Swap program, construction on your new home will begin. For those that don’t want to wait, we also have various quick move-in homes available.

Here are just a few:

•    2201 Aberley Lane. Located in our Devon Creek community in Lancaster, this home features the popular Buchanan Heritage floor plan. The home has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and is priced at $279,912. Devon Creek is a Planned Traditional Neighborhood Community with a park, play ground, pavilion, picnic area and open fields. The community is also minutes from parks, restaurants, entertainment and shopping. Read the rest of this entry »

Keystone Custom Homes Backs Energy/Plus Leadership

Categories: Green Building, Home Buyer Tips, News, Style and Design

Devon Creek homesAs an Energy/Plus leader, Keystone Custom Homes builds high performance homes that are energy efficient, eco-friendly, high quality and financially smart. To prove that buyers will save energy and money, the builder offers a $490 heating guarantee for the first two years of homeownership.*

“The strength of our Energy/Plus homes’ standards makes it easy to provide this guarantee,” said Janette Hawkins, Vice President of Marketing and Information Technology at Keystone Custom Homes. “Homeowners’ heating costs will not exceed $490 per year, or we will pay the difference. The $490 number is based on the amount of natural gas necessary to heat a home.” Read the rest of this entry »

See the Real Thing with Keystone Custom Homes

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News, Style and Design

Design GalleryBuilding a home from the ground up involves choice after choice after choice. Which countertops would look best with these floors? Do I want recessed or track lighting? Should I have maple or oak cabinetry? It can be easy to get lost in the myriad of online photos and difficult to picture how items truly look in a home. That’s why we invite you to visit our Design Gallery, where our Design Coordinator Virginia Zinda will work with you to make the tough decisions!

In our Design Gallery, you’ll have the opportunity to see flooring, lighting, cabinetry and more installed in a home-like setting. Our kitchens feature a variety of countertops, appliances, and flooring to make your new kitchen look like the best restaurant in town. Our bathrooms feature custom showers, tubs and whirlpools to give you that spa feeling right at home. Trying to put the finishing touches on your living room design? Come see our beautiful brick fireplaces or in-wall shelving. Read the rest of this entry »

Keystone Custom Homes Provides Communities in Top Ranking School Districts

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News

Stonehenge Reserve As school begins this fall, home buyers are moving into the top ranking school districts. With 44 communities, Keystone Custom Homes prides itself on building exactly where buyers want to be, including near the best schools in Manheim Township, Central Dauphin and Avon Grove.

“Education is important to our clients, so we provide quality communities in these districts for their families,” said Janette Hawkins, Vice President of Marketing and Information Technology at Keystone Custom Homes. “In addition to being near great schools, each community offers gorgeous homes and a convenient location to area amenities.”

In Manheim Township, Lancaster new homes at Stonehenge Reserve are priced from the $300,000s and Worthington new homes are priced from the $260,000s. Located near the Bent Creek Country Club, shopping, dining and entertainment, Stonehenge Reserve provides a variety of spacious floor plans and elevations. Conveniently off of Oregon Pike, Worthington is just a short stroll to the sought after Nitrauer Elementary. The community is also between Lititz, recently ranked America’s Coolest Small Town, and historic downtown Lancaster offering restaurants, museums, historic sites, antique stores and art galleries. Read the rest of this entry »

Get Outside with Keystone Custom Homes

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News, Style and Design

Outdoor Living with KeystoneWith cooler temperatures in sight, there’s no better way to enjoy your family and friends than by complimenting your beautiful new home with the right outdoor living options.

Take a look at 10 great ways to make the most of your outdoor space from Country Living:

1. Lighting: Whether you favor white Christmas lights, bijoux lights, or hanging lanterns for your garden or patio, the right lighting can turn any space into a twinkling summer paradise.

2. Seating and Dining Areas: Rustic chairs, wooden tables, and vine-covered arbors can make a plain spot the center of your outdoor living setting.

3. Native Plants: Sometimes nature knows better than we do about what will look just right in your yard.

4. Landscaped Gardens: Are native plants not quite enough for you? Use a landscape service to create something a little more exotic.

5. Outdoor Recreation Amenities: Pools, jacuzzis, croquet courts and volleyball nets at your home let you be the host for those summer game nights. Read the rest of this entry »

Personalize Your Dream Home with KeyChoices

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News, Style and Design

New home in Berks CountyWhat if we told you that you could build the home of your dreams from the comfort of your own living room? With Keystone Custom Homes, you can! We want to make the home building process as easy as possible for our home buyers, and we are doing so through our KeyChoices program. The program allows buyers the chance to build and personalize their new home through our online system.

Our innovative KeyChoices system allows home buyers to build their dream home online from the ground up. Starting with one of our floor plans, buyers can mix and match over 1,500 Value Added Features to create a one-of-a-kind plan. This option to personalize allows you to make choices for your home that will best fit your lifestyle, budget and preferences. Information about each feature, including photos, is provided and allows the buyer to envision their new home in Berks County before it is built. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate Your Marriage with a New Home

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News, Style and Design

New Home Bridal RegistryWhat better way to celebrate your marriage than with a new home? Come join Keystone at the Best Wedding Showcase Bridal Show on August 10 where we will be showcasing our New Home Bridal Registry wedding program. The Best Wedding Showcase Bridal Show is known to be Central Pennsylvania’s finest bridal show, and it offers many wedding planning resources all in one location.

Through our New Home Bridal Registry, you can begin your married life in your own newly built Lancaster, PA new home. We have teamed up with Wells Fargo Bank on this free and simple to use program. The New Home Bridal Registry provides newlyweds with a fresh spin on the classic registry, giving them the chance to start their life together with a new home. Read the rest of this entry »

Personalize Your Quick Move-In

Categories: Floorplans, News, Style and Design

33 South Third StreetWhen picking out a new home, every home buyer wants the whole package – a beautiful home, personalized features and a quick move-in time. With Keystone, you can have it all!

Keystone Custom Homes has 26 quick move-in homes available today. Ten of these quick move-in homes allow you to choose colors and options to make it your own. Now, you can purchase a brand new home and personalize it without waiting for it to be built! Don’t forget, you can purchase a quick move-in home at an incredible 3.5 percent interest rate.

Here are a few of our current available quick move-in homes:

22 Waterford Lane, Anneville, PA. This beautiful home features our Parker floor plan, four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. It is located in our London Croft community, which resides in the valley of Penn’s Woods. The community offers privacy and nature, while also remaining close to major transportation routes and in the Palmyra school District. For a price of $304,912, this home is the one for you! Read the rest of this entry »

Design the Kitchen of Your Dreams

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News, Style and Design

Dream KitchenDesigning your new home can at times be more difficult than it is exciting. At Keystone, we want to combat the hassle home design can bring by making it nice and simple. Currently on our website, we are offering a new Design Your Dream Kitchen feature. This feature allows buyers and prospects to watch their dream kitchen come to life through our Interactive Kitchen Designer application.

Through the Design Your Dream Kitchen feature, Lancaster new home buyers can channel their inner interior designer and create the kitchen of their dreams. The application provides users with a photo of one of Keystone’s kitchens with a menu for browsing design options. Cabinets, countertops, flooring and appliances can all be mixed and matched until you find the combination that fits your style. Each design option offers a variety of colors, materials, and styles to choose from. The application allows users to zoom, flip and reset their kitchen as they please, and even provides an undo and redo feature. Read the rest of this entry »

Keystone Offers Buyers Live Free for a Year Program

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News

Live Free for a YearThrough its Live Free for a Year program, Keystone Custom Homes is providing its buyers a deal they can’t pass up. With the purchase of a new home, the home builder is offering to pay the buyer’s mortgage payment for the first 12 months. It is programs like this one that have made Keystone the number one home builder in central Pennsylvania for the last seven years.

“We like to think of our Live Free for a Year program as our own housewarming gift,” explained Janette Hawkins, Vice President of Marketing and Information Technology at Keystone Custom Homes. “We believe services like these are what make up the Keystone Difference.” Read the rest of this entry »