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Keystone Custom Homes Announces New Addison Floor Plan

Categories: Floorplans, News

Addison Floor PlanWe are so excited to introduce you to our newest floor plan, the Addison. Only available in our Devon Creek and Castleton communities, the Addison has three elevations to choose from, Vintage, Traditional or Heritage.

Plan highlights include:
•    Welcoming front porch
•    Formal dining room
•    Study
•    Kitchen with large island
•    Breakfast space
•    Spacious family room with fireplace
•    Luxurious owner’s suite with walk-in closet and private bath
•    Three secondary bedrooms
•    Two-and-a-half baths Read the rest of this entry »

Live Free for a Year with Keystone Custom Homes

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, Home Sale!, News

Live Free for a YearImagine not having to make a single mortgage payment on a new home for 12 full months. That is exactly what Keystone Custom Homes, the No.1 builder in Central Pennsylvania, is offering its buyers. The Live Free for a Year program* is available at all 44 of Keystone Custom Homes’ communities throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.

“Talk about a great housewarming gift!” said Janette Hawkins, Vice President of Marketing and Information Technology at Keystone Custom Homes. “It’s no wonder why more people are buying from us.”

The builder offers award-winning single-family homes from the $140,000s to $400,000s. One community in Lancaster, Stonehenge Reserve, provides homes near Bent Creek Country Club and many other conveniences such as shopping, dining and entertainment. Priced from the $300,000s, the community is also minutes from Routes 283 and 30 and the highly desirable Manheim Township. Read the rest of this entry »

Decorate Keystone Custom Home’s Model for Spring

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News, Style and Design

ring Pinterest ContestFrom fresh color palettes to bright accessories to blooming flowers, spring is in the air. Keystone Custom Homes is excited to announce its latest Pinterest contest, “Decorate Keystone’s Model Home for Spring.” Until Wednesday, May 7, 2014, participants can create spring Pinterest boards with seasonal decorating ideas for a chance to win a $250 Pottery Barn gift card.*

“While users are pinning for their own spring home improvements, we thought it would be the perfect time to host this fun contest,” said Janette Hawkins, Vice President of Marketing and Information Technology at Keystone Custom Homes. “This social media campaign will allow us to gain even more of an insight to this season’s hottest design trends from the people we want to reach the most, potential home buyers.”

Entering is simple, just follow these steps:

1.    Follow Keystone Custom Homes on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/kchhomes/.
2.    Create a board named “Decorate Keystone’s Model Home for Spring.”
3.    Re-pin at least 10 images to the board. Vary images to include family rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, exteriors and more. On each pin, include #DecorateKCHHomeForSpring in the description. Read the rest of this entry »

Helpful Hints for Spring Cleaning Homes in York

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News, Style and Design

York new homeNow that spring has officially arrived in York, it’s time to dust off the cleaning supplies and get your home ready for the warmer months! While spring cleaning probably isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to do, it can certainly help you feel accomplished and ready for summer.

Here are some great spring cleaning tips to get the job done from HGTV.com:

•    Use the right supplies. Since the air is fresh, stick to more natural products when cleaning. For the refrigerator, mixing salt and soda water together will create an abrasive texture that will make your fridge sparkle. Additionally, laying a paper towel soaked in vinegar on top of a lime-infested faucet for an hour will make removing the lime buildup an easier process. Not to mention, there are no harmful chemicals to deal with. Read the rest of this entry »

Personalizing Your Harrisburg Home with the Keystone Design Gallery

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News, Style and Design

Apple CreekMake an appointment at our Design Gallery in Lancaster today! It’s the perfect way to discover all of the wonderful design options that can make your dream home become a reality.

From lighting, kitchen cabinetry, exterior siding and more, our Design Gallery has a plethora of design products that will complete your home. Additionally, our knowledgeable coordinator can answer all of your questions and assist in the design process.

Meeting with Virginia Zinda, our Design Gallery coordinator, will make the customization process fun, easy and memorable. Her extensive knowledge of home design and of Keystone Custom Homes’ selections will make adding personal touches to your new home very enjoyable. Read the rest of this entry »

Keystone Custom Homes Announces New Interactive Floor Plans

Categories: Floorplans, News, Style and Design

Interactive Floor PlanBuyers can now view Keystone Custom Homes’ floor plans like never before. Central Pennsylvania’s largest locally owned home builder announces that it has launched six new interactive floor plans on its website, www.KeystoneCustomHome.com.

“We wanted to provide a better user experience,” said Janette Hawkins, Vice President of Marketing and Information Technology at Keystone Custom Homes. “This new tool allows viewers to add in options and see different elevations at the click of a button.”

The Ethan, Hamilton, Emerson, Windsor, Augusta and Manchester are all featured as interactive floor plans. Users can view the home’s layout by first and second floors, change elevation and select options such as breakfast expansions, gourmet kitchens, fireplaces, patios, upgraded baths, sunrooms and more.  Read the rest of this entry »

Keystone Communities at a Glance

Categories: News, Style and Design

Lancaster homeDid you know that Keystone Custom Homes has 44 communities? While each community is unique, quality and beauty are characteristics you’ll find in all of them.

Cumberland County.  Although Cumberland only has one Keystone community, the opportunities remaining in our Foxwood community located in Mechanicsburg are must-sees. Priced from the $300,000s, these single-family homes feature some of the most popular Keystone floor plans. Foxwood is only a short drive from the Appalachian Trail and restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Dauphin County. Apple Creek Farms and Ivy Ridge are two of the Keystone communities located in Dauphin County. Homes in Apple Creek Farms in Harrisburg are priced from the $210,000s and offer residents a short commute to government offices, major employers, shopping, restaurants and more. Priced from the $180,000s, Ivy Ridge is also located in Harrisburg and is in a prime location near major employers, shopping, restaurants and great schools. Additionally, Forbes Magazine ranked Harrisburg the second best place to raise a family in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

The Keystone Difference: High Quality, Energy Efficient and Eco-Friendly

Categories: Green Building, Home Buyer Tips, News

Lancaster new homes When you own a Keystone Custom Home, you aren’t just getting a high quality home in a great community. As an Energy/Plus leader, we build Lancaster homes that are also energy efficient, eco-friendly and financially savvy. Between added comfort and protection, increased savings and a lasting impact for generations to come, our homes are making a difference!

Here’s how:

By installing insulated exterior doors on our homes, homeowners can enjoy lower energy costs. These doors provide protection against excessive cold and heat. Homes also have an additional layer of exterior protection in order to prevent moisture and air infiltration from affecting the framed walls. Read the rest of this entry »

New Douglasville Home Must-Have: First Floor Owner’s Suite

Categories: Floorplans, News, Style and Design

Augusta floor planWhen looking for your perfect new home in Douglasville, what features are on your list of must-haves? Is it granite countertops in the kitchen and hardwood floors? What about tall ceilings and plenty of natural light? Perhaps it’s a mix of all of those things. When it comes to the owner’s suite, does a first floor bedroom make your list?

There are plenty of benefits to owning a home with an owner’s suite on the main level, and one of the biggest of those is a stronger sense of privacy. An owner’s suite is meant to be a relaxing place for homeowners, and when their room is surrounded by children’s rooms, sometimes getting privacy might be tough. With some extra space between you and the kids, you are bound to feel more relaxed in your bedroom. Read the rest of this entry »

Keystone Custom Homes Announces Free First Time Home Buyer Seminar

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, News

First Time Home Buyer SeminarBuying a home for the first time is an exciting, yet stressful process. That’s why Keystone Custom Homes, one of the nation’s top 100 home builders, is hosting a free first time home buyer seminar on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon at the Heritage Hotel located at 500 Centerville Road, Lancaster, the seminar will teach the ABCs of building, buying and financing a new home.

How-to tips that will be discussed at the seminar include:

•    How to purchase a Lancaster home with no money down with a responsible financing plan
•    How to improve credit scores
•    How to avoid the two biggest mistakes that first time buyers make
•    How to save money

Keystone Custom Homes will show attendees that they can afford a brand new home for just $1,825 a month. Homes this price feature beautiful landscaping and interior appointments such as three bedrooms, walk-in closets, eat-in kitchens, garages per plan. Read the rest of this entry »