Introducing NewHome101

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, Lifestyle, News, Tips

newhome101Buying the new home of your dreams doesn’t have to be a long, extensive process full of anxiety and drama. Instead, it can be seamless and simple. Keystone Custom Homes has assembled the necessary resources that will help you find the perfect home that meets your financial needs. Keystone Custom Homes introduces, NewHome101.

NewHome101 is a guide to assist anxious, first time home buyers and those overwhelmed by the current market.  This guide includes a variety of information, resources, helpful advice, as well as a list of new homes available for purchase.

NewHome101 features a variety of financial tools such as calculators to help you check everything from mortgage to tax value. These tools help take the speculation out of planning to buy a new home. The financial tools featured include a mortgage calculator, renting vs. buying calculator, tax savings calculator, and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Thanksgiving Host Tips

Categories: Lifestyle, News, Tips

ThanksgivingHosting Thanksgiving can be an exciting opportunity to make the holiday extraordinary for the ones you love. Without the proper planning, however, the holiday can creep up on you quickly and leave you rushing at the last minute. By planning ahead, you will enjoy more time relaxing with your guests and less time running around the house trying to get everything done.

Below are some helpful Thanksgiving host tips to prepare your home for a wonderful Thanksgiving for you and all of your guests.

The Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most anticipated meals of the holiday season. If you are hosting the holiday, it is imperative to plan out the menu ahead of time. The most efficient way to approach the menu is to write down a list of everything you need and prioritize from there. Prepare a list of the number of guests attending, including any children that will be present. Then, write out the menu and a shopping list of the ingredients you will need. Be sure to indicate the dishes you can make ahead, those that can be frozen, and those that must be cooked at the last minute. This list will help to keep you organized. Read the rest of this entry »

Move Fast with Keystone Custom Homes

Categories: News, Quick Delivery Homes

Want to move into a new home fast? In addition to building dream homes from the ground up, Keystone Custom Homes also offers dream homes that are already built and ready for purchase. With 52 quick move-in homes available in eight different communities, find the perfect one today.

Devon Creek quick move-in homeThe Richmond Manor home in Devon Creek, Windsor Heritage home in Applewood and Windsor Heritage home in Timberlake are just a few to choose from. Priced at $239,912, the Richmond Manor is a three-story home with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. The lower level features a gorgeous foyer with hardwood flooring, bonus room, spacious kitchen, dining area, laundry room, powder room and family room. The kitchen on the main floor impresses with a double bowl sink, elegant zodiac countertops and recessed ceiling lights. The third floor boasts an owner’s suite with walk-in closet and a luxurious owner’s bath. There are also two additional bedrooms and a hall bath on the third floor. Devon Creek in Lancaster is convenient to Route 23, parks, restaurants, entertainment and shopping. Devon Creek is a Planned Traditional Neighborhood Community with a community park, playground/tot lot, pavilion, picnic area and open fields. Read the rest of this entry »

Best Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Categories: Lifestyle, News

New Home in HarrisburgOne of the culinary highlights of a great Thanksgiving dinner is the renowned turkey.  While the thought of cooking a Thanksgiving turkey dinner can be a bit intimidating, with a bit of advanced planning, you can go above and beyond to make your holiday meal the best yet. There are many recipes that help make your turkey the highlight of the evening.

Here are two of the best Turkey recipes for your perfect Thanksgiving dinner:

This herb roasted turkey is a take on the traditional roasted turkey that is packed with distinctive fall flavors that will never fail to please at your Thanksgiving table. This turkey takes approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes to cook, and requires ingredients such as 6 sprig fresh rosemary, 6 sprig fresh sage, 3 medium onions, 3 head garlic, 2 tbsp. olive oil or melted butter, kosher salt, 2 medium carrots, 2 stalk celery, and ¾ c. low-sodium chicken broth. Read the rest of this entry »

House Swap with Keystone Custom Homes Before the Year Ends

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News

House Swap Before the end of 2015, House Swap with Keystone Custom Homes! With the House Swap program, buyers can swap their old home for a new one.

The House Swap program is easy and fast. Once approved by Keystone’s lender, buyers are enrolled in the program, and construction on their new home begins. Additionally, Keystone will refer the listing of the buyer’s current home to an approved real estate professional, and a consultant will assist the buyer’s agent with the marketing of the home. Once the home has been sold, Keystone will give a settlement date, and the buyer will move in to their brand new home when scheduled. Read the rest of this entry »

Show Your Gratitude This Thanksgiving

Categories: Lifestyle, News

Stonehenge ReserveThe Thanksgiving holiday allows us to reflect on the past year we’ve had, our friendships and family relationships, as well as our struggles and our achievements. We take the time on Thanksgiving to show our gratitude for the gifts that others in our lives have given us. There are many ways that we can express our gratitude during this holiday season.

Here are some Thanksgiving ideas to help foster your thanks this Thanksgiving:

It’s a great idea to reach out of your comfort zone to help others, especially when it comes to giving back. During the Thanksgiving holiday, volunteer throughout your local communities to give back to those less fortunate. You can volunteer to send and deliver food at your local Salvation Army, volunteer with local Meals on Wheels to bring a hot dinner to those who may not be able to join their family and friends, or volunteer at a homeless shelter to bring food to those without a home this holiday. Serving and helping others is fun, and helps build relationships with many of the people in your community. Volunteering not only does wonders for fielding gratitude, it is also great for the mind and body. Read the rest of this entry »

Your New Quick Move-In Home Awaits!

Categories: News, Quick Delivery Homes

Looking for an affordable home in a beautiful, family friendly location? Let Keystone Custom Homes help! Keystone Custom Homes has 44 communities across Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland with Quick Move-In homes that you can move into right away. Here are some examples of our homes ready to be yours today:

Stonehenge Reserve648 Warminster Lane. Lititz, PA. This featured home is located in the stunning community of Stonehenge Reserve! Stonehenge Reserve is a quiet community located near Bent Creek Country Club and has many conveniences close at hand, such as shopping, dining and entertainment. Inside this gorgeous community is the Ethan Traditional, priced at $399,512. The stunning Ethan Traditional features four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and a two car garage. The first floor boasts a private study, formal dining room, cozy family room with Kennedy gas fireplace, Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash, and a large island with Granite countertops. The kitchen also includes a bright breakfast area and a pantry. Additionally, the first floor contains a convenient powder room. The second floor hosts four bedrooms, each with their own walk-in closet, including the Owner’s Suite. The luxurious Owner’s Suite features a cathedral ceiling and a private Venetian bath package with his-and-her vanities, a soaker tub, and a walk-in tile shower. The second floor also features a hall bath and convenient laundry room. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Make Your Powder Room Stand Out

Categories: Lifestyle, Style and Design

At first thought, a powder room can appear seemingly insignificant; however, think about it for a minute. Anytime a guest visits your home, they will be using this room frequently for bathroom breaks, hand washing and makeup touch-ups. Here are 6 simple and effective ways to make your powder room stand out. Read the rest of this entry »

Spend the Holidays in Your Brand New Home!

Categories: Floorplans, News, Quick Delivery Homes

Looking to move into the home of your dreams? Let Keystone Custom Homes help! With a variety of floor plans, styles, and sizes, Keystone Custom Homes has new homes ready to be moved into in 44 communities across Central Pennsylvania and Northeast Maryland. Here are a few examples of our Quick- Move In Homes you can move into right away:

001_Front240 Hunters Chase. Etters, PA. There are four home sites now available in the gorgeous community of Susquehanna Ridings. This gorgeous community has beautiful, serene views, yet is conveniently close to Harrisburg and York. One floor plan featured in this community is the Augusta Traditional priced at $341,200. The gorgeous Augusta Traditional includes 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a 3 car garage. A welcoming foyer, flanked by a formal dining room and a private study, leads to the first-floor family room which includes a Rutherford Stone Faced Gas Fireplace with built-up mantel. The family room opens up to a gorgeous kitchen with a bright breakfast area. The first floor also includes a convenient laundry room and the luxurious Owner’s Suite. The Owner’s Suite comes with a walk-in closet and the Master Bath. The Master bath is upgraded with a Venetian Master Package with a soaker tub, walk-in tile shower, recessed shower lights, and a double-bowl vanity. The second floor features carpeted bedrooms with walk-in closets, a hall bath, and a gorgeous loft fit for all of your needs. Make this gorgeous home yours now! Read the rest of this entry »

House Swap with Keystone Custom Homes

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, Home Sale!, News, Quick Delivery Homes

House Swap ProgramKeystone Custom Homes invites buyers to join their House Swap program, also known as “Certain Sale.” The House Swap program is where buyers can swap their old home for a new one. It allows buyers to quickly sell their existing home, allowing them to only have one mortgage payment instead of two.

The House Swap program is easy and fast. Once approved by Keystone’s lender, the buyer will be enrolled in the program, and construction will begin on their new home. Keystone will refer the listing of the buyer’s current home to an approved real estate professional, or our consultant will assist the buyer’s agent with the marketing of the buyer’s house. Keystone’s staff will co-manage the sale of the buyer’s current home, providing additional expertise. Once the buyer’s house has been sold, Keystone will give a settlement date, and the buyer will move in to their brand new home when scheduled.

If a buyer does not want to wait, and is looking to move into a home right away, Keystone Custom Homes offers 45 quick move-in homes in eight different communities that are ready for purchase. Read the rest of this entry »