Top Five Tips to Boost Your Home Value

Charlestowne bedroomIt’s hard to believe that the temps will ever warm up in our region, but spring is around the corner. With it, home sales will heat up too.  If you are considering listing your home, there are some easy steps you can take to increase your resale value quickly and easily.

1.    Purchase Smart Technology Solutions for Your Home

From remote control lighting to security cameras to in-wall docking stations for your phone, there are several options to choose from nowadays and the marketplace is changing rapidly. Imagine programming everything from your coffee pot to your HVAC to do everything you want at the press of a button. Home technology solutions start as low as $100 and average around $300 to $1,000 which is a small investment for a lot of wow factor. Read More


Digging Deep into Harrisburg’s Top Ten Jobs Rating

GettysburgIt seems that top ten lists dominate every industry and every website. So, when Harrisburg ended up on the top ten places in the US to land a job according to Beyond.com, we were curious. Having operated as a home builder in Harrisburg for more than 40 years, we are well aware of the region’s employment opportunities and benefits, but not everyone who has heard of the area is as familiar. So, we did a little homework and here’s what we came up with:

1.    The area’s top hiring industries are Transportation & Logistics, IT, and Healthcare & Medical. Not so ironically, those industries just happen to be the most in demand of new talent. Thus, the hiring has been steadily increasing throughout Harrisburg.
2.    The unemployment rate is among the lowest in the nation – just six percent. Read More


Join Us for Our Grand Opening Event at Newbury

Newbury kitchenWell, for once they aren’t calling for a blizzard in Pittsburgh this weekend. So, if you are like us, you want to take advantage and get outside and move around a bit! What better place to do that than at our Newbury Model Home Grand Opening event this Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.?

This weekend, immerse yourself in a completely different living experience, and find out what all the fuss is about at this unique, award-winning community. Newbury, while being located in South Hills, one of Pittsburgh’s more traditional favorite spots to live in, is anything but traditional. This distinctive community offers innovative Cottage-style floor plans that place emphasis on function and energy-efficiency, yet it offers all of the luxuries that homes twice their price do. Read More


Introducing Cedarbrook!

Cedarbrook homeFor anyone who works in the Frederick, MD or Hagerstown, MD area, the unfortunate reality is that home prices are not always proportionate to pay. It is virtually impossible to own a brand new single-family home without spilling over $300,000 and then add in commuting expenses on top of that, and living in this area can be very expensive.

For anyone else who has echoed these same thoughts, there’s a new player in town. Well, just outside of town if you want to be really specific. Cedarbrook is located exactly one mile above the PA/MD state line just off of I-81 and offers home buyers an alternative to a normally expensive housing market. Read More