Friday, November 29, 2013

Richmond Home Builder to Open Second Wyndham Community

Boone Homes, an award-winning builder of Virginia new homes, is pleased to announce that it will introduce a second community of Richmond luxury homes at Wyndham, Ellington Woods. Only the second community to be introduced to Wyndham in the past 10 years, Ellington Woods will feature 29 new homes priced from $725,000.

These Richmond new homes will feature spacious home designs with open layouts and upscale design selections. Each plan will include an optional basement or optional finished third floor, and 12 of the 29 new homes will be located on private home sites backing up to protected areas.

Construction on these new homes is scheduled to begin in January 2014 with the first residents moving in by the end of August. Boone Homes will also begin construction on the community's model home in February.
The master-planned community of Wyndham offers a state-of-the-art amenities package, including a swimming pool, tennis courts, soccer field, basketball court, tot lots, gazebo and an amphitheater overlooking Otter Pond and Wyndham Lake. Community residents may also join the Dominion Club, which offers a 28,000 square foot clubhouse, fitness center, tennis center, swimming pool, driving range and 18-hole golf course in the heart of the community.

Residents of Ellington Woods at Wyndham will enjoy a prime location convenient to local shops, restaurants, parks and interstates, and the community's youngest residents will attend excellent schools within the Henrico County School District, including Shady Grove Elementary, Short Pump Middle and Deep Run High.

Interested buyers may register for the community's VIP list by visiting For more information on this new community, please call 804-708-5127.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Benefits of Lower Mortgage Interest Rates

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If you're in the market for a new home, you know by now that while interest rates may by rising slowly, they are nowhere near as high as they have been historically. Currently, the rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage is around 4.35 percent, an increase from the average 3.5 percent we were seeing just a few short months ago. However, with Keystone Custom Homes, right now you can take advantage of 2.75* percent interest on their 26 quick-delivery homes.

Getting a lower interest rate on your mortgage has several benefits. The first, and most obvious, is the money you will save on your monthly payment and over the life of the loan. Even a rate reduction of one-half of a percent can make a noticeable difference in your payments. Homeowners can use the money they are saving on their loan to make improvements to their home, to save for retirement or even to put down on the principal of their loan to pay it off sooner. The second benefit is that because you will be borrowing less money, you will have more credit available to you after you make your home purchase. While it isn't wise to max out your credit, being able to secure an auto loan or credit card can come in handy.

If securing a lower interest rate on  a beautiful new home sounds like a dream come true, Keystone Custom Homes currently has 26 homes that will be move-in ready before 2014. This means you can move into your new home in Pennsylvania or Maryland faster, and save yourself money in the long run.

To learn more about their quick delivery homes and Keystone Custom Homes' current interest rate offer, call Barb DiBrito at 717-368-9831.

*The rate is based on an FHA thirty year, 5/1 ARM. The minimum down payment is 3.5 percent of the purchase price. The loan will be adjustable yearly after the initial fixed term of five years. The maximum increase per year is once percent. Seller is contributing a maximum of two points to buy down the current rate of 3.5 percent. The APR is 4.790 percent. Rates may be higher if customer does not meet underwriting criteria. Loans provided by Seller’s preferred lenders; buyer must use one of Seller’s preferred lenders and title company. Buyers must settle by December 18, 2013. Offer only available on Quick Delivery Homes. Offer subject to change without notice. Other financing available.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Central Pennsylvania Business Journal Lists Highlight Local Businesses

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Many local business journals are famous for the "Book of Lists" they produce each year listing the top local corporations by industry and by overall revenue. Recently, the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal, which has a circulation of more than 10,000, released their newest Book of Lists, which included the top 100 private companies.

The top 100 private companies list ranks firms on an annual basis by total revenue, and represents those local companies whose dreams, dedication and hard work have propelled them into success. The list includes businesses in a variety of industries located in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties. This year's top 10 companies making the list included D&H Distributing Co, Inc.; Rutter's Holdings, Inc.; High Companies; Shipley Group DBA Shipley Energy; Utz Quality Foods, Inc.; Vibra Healthcare LLC; Worley & Obetz, Inc,; Kinsley Construction, Inc.; Gannett Fleming, Inc. and Arthur J. Glatfelter Agency, Inc.

Making this list once again at no. 35 was local home builder Keystone Custom Homes. Since its beginning in 1992, Keystone Custom Homes has established itself as one of the area's largest and most successful home builders, having also made  this year's top 100 performing builders list.

Keystone Custom Homes has experienced massive expansion during the past 18 months, now operating a total of 48 communities within 10 counties in Pennsylvania and Maryland. The builder has already closed 250 homes in 2013, putting it on track to close more than 300 homes for the first time since 2008.

And, the regional builder isn't just winning awards for their work locally, they have also been recognized on a national basis multiple times, including winning the prestigious "America's Best Builder Award" from Builder Magazine and the National Association of Home Builders an unprecedented three times.

To learn more about Keystone Custom Homes' communities, be sure to visit their website at

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Atlanta Home Builder Wins Gold For Watermill

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Atlanta home builder Smith Douglas Communities is delighted to announce that they won a Gold OBIE in the single-family builder detached (builds 50+ homes/year) $199,999 and under category for their Chestnut plan at Watermill.

The Chestnut is a gorgeous floor plan featuring an open layout with up to six bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as well-appointed designs and detailing throughout. A dramatic, dual return staircase leads to the home's foyer and main living area. The main living area includes a spacious kitchen with large island and breakfast nook, a family room and dining room. The first floor also offers a bedroom suite convenient for overnight guests. Upstairs, you'll find large secondary bedrooms and a massive masters' retreat with his and hers closets and a spa bathroom. Buyers love this plan due to its versatile layout!

Watermill is a community of Gwinnett County homes for sale located in Buford. This community of Atlanta homes priced under 200k is ideal for first time buyers, young families or empty nesters. Homes come in both ranch and two-story plans with four to six bedrooms, master on the main options, gourmet kitchens and much more. The community itself is convenient to I-85, the Mall of Georgia, Hamilton Mill, downtown Buford and Chateau Elan. These homes are also near top Atlanta schools including Mill Creek High.

Due to the Chestnut's popularity, Smith Douglas Communities is now also offering this metro Atlanta home plan at Cherokee Reserve, Station at Prominence, Ansley at Pilgrim Mill, Alexandria Place, Ballentine Pointe and Poplar Farms.

The OBIE Awards are the Atlanta housing industry's most prestigious awards presented annually by the Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. This year marked the awards' 33rd anniversary.

To learn more about Smith Douglas Communities' metro Atlanta homes, including the award-winning Chestnut plan, visit their website at