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Letter from the President

Welcome to the Annual PA Parade of Homes brought to you by the Harrisburg Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg! Thank you for joining us to tour and explore the beautiful craftsmanship of our HBA Builder Members. We hope that you can physically visit many of the homes during the In-Person Tours of the Live Parade, but if you cannot see all of the live homes in person you can view them from the comfort of your own home by going to https:// paparadeofhomes.com and take a Virtual Tour starting September 23 and continuing over the next 365 days! There are several Virtual Only entries this year that you do not want to miss.

In-Person touring begins Saturday, September 23 at 11:00 AM and closes at 6:00 PM on Weekend days. Visit Weekdays Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Live Parade will officially close on Sunday, October 1 at 6:00 PM.

As you tour this year’s Parade of Homes, we hope you will find inspiration and fresh ideas in the variety of designs, amenities, and building materials used to create the homes. When you visit, please take the opportunity to speak with our Builders and their Representatives to learn more about the many new products and features that are available today.

One of our main goals at The Home Builders Association of Metro Harrisburg is to be your primary resource in the Central Pennsylvania region for all of your housing-related needs. From new home construction to remodel to home interiors and every trade in between, we have a qualified member ready to help with any project you may be considering. Check out our directory to find a qualified resource for all of your home needs. www.harrisburgbuilders.com

Our HBA proudly supports our community through a number of initiatives including educational scholarships, community service, affordable housing advocacy and more. We pride ourselves in the quality of our membership, as each of our members goes through a review process which includes their commitment to a Code of Ethics. Visit our website at www.harrisburgbuilders.com to find more information about the Association.

We are looking forward to seeing you! Come and Experience the Possibilities.

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The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg (HBA) will host a hybrid in-person and virtual Parade of Homes event running September 23 through October 1 where people can explore new homes and home renovation projects that showcase the work of local builders and contractors. Many of the homes are available for sale and staff will be on-site at each home to provide information and answer questions.

There is no cost to tour the Parade of Homes and the projects are available both virtually and inperson. The parade kicks off on Saturday, September 23 at 11am. Weekend hours are 11am to 6pm and weekday hours are 3pm to 6pm. A full listing of dates and times can be found on the website at www.paparadeofhomes.com.

“The PA Parade of Homes has been an annual fan favorite since 1995, showcasing the best new residential home designs and floor plans, latest advances in technology, and beautiful home décor trends,” explains Kristi Walsh, Executive Vice President of the HBA. “Expanding upon the virtual concept we presented in 2020, we are excited to continue offering both virtual and in-person tours allowing the event to be accessible to as many people as possible.”

PHFA has partnered with the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg as the Presenting Sponsor of the Parade of Homes. Both organizations share a passion and commitment for helping people live, work, and play comfortably in Central PA.

“The annual Parade of Homes is a fun and informative event that lets homebuyers see the latest and greatest features in homes constructed by some of our best local builders,” said PHFA Executive Director and CEO Robin Wiessmann. “We invite people to enjoy this year’s Parade of Homes and keep PHFA in mind for an affordable home loan that can make their home purchase possible.”

After touring the home projects, people can vote online in the People’s Choice Awards to choose their favorite overall home. Everyone who casts a vote will be eligible to win prizes sponsored by local businesses and the HBA.

For more information about the 2023 Parade of Homes, please visit: www.paparadeofhomes.com.

Thank you to the 2023 Parade of Homes Committee:

Colette Nelson, Chair – Landmark Homes

Janette Hawkins – Gemcraft Homes

Jayson Quon – Berks Homes

Teressa DeRoos – Berks Homes

Stephanie Brooks – Musser Home Builders

Michelle Hood – McNaughton Homes

Laura Leonard – Landmark Homes

Stephanie Shirley – Bennis Inc.

Cammi MacCall – MBishin

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Just as a home needs a strong foundation, so does that home’s builder. That’s why Musser Home Builders’ strong foundation is based in the core values which have guided their passion for their work, and the happiness of their customers for over 51 years.

Customers Kathy and Mark Hoskinson decided in 2021 to create their own foundation with the help of Jeff Musser as they looked to not only build a home, but a future including their August 2023 wedding by the pool at their new Musser home.

Kathy and Mark shared with Central Keystone Living the many ways Musser’s core values have impacted their home building journey, from the purchase of their two-acre lot in the Oak Hill community in Lewisberry to their movein this year.

Relationship First

Hands build homes, but hearts change lives.

CKL: When you think of the Musser Home Builders’ core value RELATIONSHIP FIRST, how does it relate to your interaction with those members involved in the building of your new home?

Mark: In our first meeting with Jeff and his team, we focused on developing a relationship. They wanted to get a feel for what we’re like, what we enjoy doing, our work and our feelings about things. I think builders are usually more interested in floor plans and just, “let’s get to it.” The MHB Team wanted to know about us, which was good because then they could build a house “around” us, rather than just building a house “for” us without really knowing us.

Kathy: They asked about our family and how we intend to live in our home. They listened to every little detail and every little detail is now in our new home! We said we wanted a lot of windows, so we have a lot of big windows. We have children and grandchildren, and we wanted a big dining area which we could expand as we needed to. It’s perfect for that. We wanted a place where our families could come and have holidays and get-togethers. We wanted to make our home, their home, for the kids and the grandkids. The MHB Team created our perfect home plan based on our personalities rather than making us fit into an existing home plan.

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Integrity Always

Innovative building with an uncompromising commitment to traditional values.

CKL: Was it obvious during your build process experience that the Musser team has a commitment to INTEGRITY?

Kathy: You won’t find anyone with higher integrity than Jeff Musser and his whole team. You can tell when you talk to someone; you get a feeling. Everyone on the team wanted to make sure things were done right and that we were happy with every detail. We could count on everyone to do what they said they would do!

It was the same with everyone who worked on our home. We got to know them because we would go out several times a week. Everyone cared that they were doing a good job.

Mark: If something needed to be changed, Mussers would get it going right away. The Foreman would just make a phone call and the next day it would be worked on. It was amazing.

Due to meticulous planning before signing the contract and a detailed construction management process, our supplies were there when needed and we remained on schedule from breaking ground until the day that we moved in. Mussers delivered on their commitment of schedule and budget!

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Continually Learning

Expanding our experience by incorporating progressive technology and creative solutions as we mentor others.

CKL: How was it apparent that the Musser team has a PASSION FOR MENTORING its staff? And does your home reflect the up-to-date technology and creativity which are described in this core value?

Kathy: Everyone knew what they were doing. Even with the guys who framed the house; nothing was prefabricated. Everything was built by hand on the spot. And the house was up in no time at all. We were really shocked by how quickly it went. There were always people working. Some would even be there on the weekend, or Sundays, to get things done.

Mark: Talking about technology, we have a smart home. We have thermostats, garage door openers, and lights controlled on our iPhones, even the washer and dryer... and the pool. We are already getting comfortable with it.

Their in-house Designer used a computer to show us floor plans on the big screen in their Design Studio during the house plan development phase. They could actually change the floor plan in “real time” while we were watching.

Collaborative Approach

Establishing a culture of teamwork and collaboration within our company and with our trade partners, vendors, and clients.

CKL: Could you feel the COLLABORATIVE TEAM APPROACH which Musser Home Builders incorporates into the build process?

Mark: Musser Home Builders certainly has connections! When we moved in, everything was ready. Even the pool had water in it, whereas our neighbors have been waiting since last fall for a pool. When you move into a Musser home, you know everything is ready.

Kathy: Our neighbor asked how did you get a pool already? We just said, “Musser Home Builders”! Even the landscaping, retaining walls, landscape lighting, and yard were finished and look amazing! We liked their landscaper so much that we hired him to do more work for us.

Something we really liked about working with the Musser was their detailed preconstruction process. That included selecting all of our finishes before we signed the contract. Carrie, their Selections Coordinator, was so helpful as she guided us through the selection process. She joined us as we visited vendors which they have been using for many years. They work with small, local businesses and we knew that if they were a partner of Musser Home Builders, then they would value us.

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Pursuit of Excellence

Passionate forward-thinking, detail-oriented, and an uncompromising approach to achieve outstanding results that last a lifetime.

CKL: How was the Musser Home Builders team’s PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE on display during your entire home building experience?

Kathy: Back in the beginning, we were invited to tour Jeff and Beth Musser’s personal home to show us the details and let us see if we wanted some of those things incorporated in our home. The entire team, from our Project Manager, to our Designer, to our Selections Coordinator and our Foreman – and others – were helpful planning and building every aspect and detail in our home.

During the building process, we met with our Foreman every Wednesday morning, and we would walk through the house. He told us what they did the past week, what was coming up – he kept us informed. He always asked if we had any questions and was open to discussing any changes. If we wanted any changes, they put them in, no problem!

When Mark suggested we have a bathroom near the pool, we were thinking about maybe having it in the garage. Their Designer suggested that we place it off the back patio instead. We made it a full bath in case people want to shower and change. What a great idea! They made all kinds of suggestions the whole way through, and we liked everything. We even have a huge wraparound porch with ceiling fans to enjoy the incredible views. The Musser carpenters even hung our porch swing for us! We have a finished basement and so much more. It’s clear that their

entire team pursued excellence from the first time that we met, through the entire preconstruction process and until completing our new home.

Mark: We have more detail than we’ve seen in any other new home. One little detail we have is the bathroom doors that close automatically when you walk out. We have pocket doors and barn doors. When you walk into the large foyer they included architectural details to define the spaces while maintaining the open floorplan that we wanted. We have beautiful arches on the front porch. In the finished basement, there’s an exercise room, a wet bar, pool table, and a full bathroom. I even have a hobby room and we have a TV room. Our home has everything that we dreamed of – and more.

The way that Jeff Musser and his team does things is a term I coined as “Jeff-a-cize.” The design of our home just makes sense and exceeded our expectations.

Building a foundation for the future

According to Kathy and Mark Hoskinson, their Musser Home Builders’ Craftsman-style two-story home represents a strong foundation for their future. “I never felt any stress with building this house,” stated Kathy. “Mark and I could not be happier. The home is perfect! Perfect for us… perfectly built. We just love it.”

Musser Home Builders has been serving the community since 1972. For over five decades, the Musser team has been passionate about enriching other’s lives as they provide a holistic design and building experience for each of their clients. Their core values have guided them as they’ve made communities more beautiful throughout central Pennsylvania.

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Create an Outdoor Living Space

That You Can't Wait to Return Home To

When you return home after a long day at work or even a prolonged trip, you’ll be aching for a chance to kick back and relax with your loved ones. While the home can have all sorts of creature comforts, there is so much potential in your outdoor living space too. Think bigger than just the accessories you can add to your backyard. In choosing the right landscape design, you can create an outdoor living space that you can’t wait to return home to.

The Perfect Shelter

Spending time outdoors always carries the risk of the weather turning against you. Running back inside can really put a damper on the mood. To prolong outdoor activities and make your outdoor space much more comfortable, a permanent shelter such as a pavilion should be a part of any outdoor living space. With a closed roof and semiopen walls, you and your loved ones will be protected from sudden rain or the baking sun. Soon, a pavilion will become the center of outdoor living.

If you find that you’re spending most of your patio time under an umbrella or awning, consider a larger shelter structure that covers the entire patio to create an outdoor room: for days when you want some sunshine, consider making use of your side yards as petite getaways for soaking up the sun.

The Permanence of Masonry

Look to masonry for a more beautiful outdoor living space that looks as though it’s been well-loved for decades or centuries. Retaining walls, pedestrian surfaces, pillars, garden steps, walkways, driveway, and even a pool deck will have a sense of permanence when built from masonry.

Choose natural stone paving stones or concrete pavers for your patio or walkways. Use natural stone or decorative concrete blocks to construct vertical structures. For even more design versatility, choose concrete blocks clad with stone veneer.

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The Atmospheric Qualities of Water

A water feature such as a fountain or a waterfall can make a wonderful impact on the atmosphere of your outdoor living space. The constant, yet gentle sounds of a trickling fountain can wash away worries and create a soothing environment.

When it comes to adding drama to a space, you can rely on a larger waterfall to build an exciting rush of water – especially when illuminated at night. Water features can be any size so if you’re looking for that one special touch to create a soothing atmosphere – but your backyard is tiny – then choose a water feature.

The Community Around Fire

One of the most important aspects of our social lives for millennia has been the fire. From the most basic fire pits to the most extravagant outdoor fireplaces, the addition of a fire feature will be a great improvement to an outdoor living space. A fire feature will always draw people in and create a sense of community. Like water features, fire features come in a huge range of sizes and styles. Be sure to make room for either a fire pit, a fire table, or an outdoor fireplace as the element that makes outdoor living cozy and communal.

The Beauty of Greenery

Beyond all the creature comforts of an outdoor living space, people will always be enamored by a landscape bursting with plant life. There are dozens of gorgeous native plants which can create a soothing atmosphere, provide shade and privacy, delight you with wonderful aromas, provide food and shelter for wildlife, and build on a visually stunning space.

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Have It All in a HOME OFFICE

So many people we know have made the move to work from home. If you’re working from home full-time, on a hybrid schedule, or just need a great spot to work after hours or when you have a sick kiddo at home, a productive home office space is for you. And don’t forget, in some cases you can use dedicated home office expenses as a deduction from your income taxes.

We all have coworkers who make do by carving out a spot to work on a sofa or kitchen counter, but finding a worklife balance with a separate and well-laid out area gives you the right atmosphere to concentrate and make workdays a little more pleasant.

Sizes are endless when it comes to your office space and can range from an actual addition to your home, to a guest room, basement, or attic remodel, to customizing a walk-in closet.

Once you decide on the right size office, taking into consideration if you’ll be sharing it with any other household members, start brainstorming the pros and cons of locations that work the best. If you’re planning on adding an addition to your home, can you locate it near a bathroom or would you like to add a powder room to the plan? The same may go for a basement or attic remodel. Kitchen access is also key to wherever your office finds its home, as repeated coffee runs or snack trips all the way through the house can be distracting throughout the workday.

Don’t limit your ideal home office dreams to carving out a corner of a guest room or the kitchen and getting a cool new desk and chair, although choosing décor options will mean some fun shopping down the road.

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A great plan will go a long way to getting a great home office! Contact the experts at your Home Builders Association to talk about your home office needs, the options for a great location, and the features that will make your new office space both a productive and happy spot for your very short commute!

Open your mind to the fun and functional office spaces for you and the rest of your household to enjoy for years:

A new and sunny updated attic office lit with skylights

A cozy, remodeled basement space with desks for everyone in your home

A customized walk-in closet office filled with shelves and cabinets to store your supplies

A minimalistic renovation of an unused loft area

A brand-new addition, sized perfectly for your needs and designed just right for you

A stand-alone office on your property, guaranteed to give you peace and quiet

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Renting to Home Ownership



couple made the jump from renting to home ownership

Their new home gives them much more space and still fits their budget

the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency | Photo: Natalie and Jake Limm outside their Harrisburg home.

Millennials take heart. Owning a home is possible. In fact, many families today find their monthly mortgage payments are comparable to what they were previously paying in rent.

Consider the story of Natalie and Jake Limm, a young couple living in the Harrisburg area. The two had an apartment they rented for $650 a month. Not only was it small, but it was cramping their lifestyle, as well. There was no room for them to pursue their hobbies. (Jake likes to work on cars, and Natalie likes crafts and DIY projects.) There was no reserved parking. Plus, if you wanted a pet, there was an extra fee. After two-and-a-half years, they knew they had to move, and they knew they wanted to own their own home.

Homebuying classes really helped

But how to start? Buying a home isn’t something you do every day, and the two needed coaching to help them get started. That guidance came through free homebuyer classes offered by the Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities. The classes were free because the cost of the sessions is covered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA).*

Natalie has advice for renters interested in home ownership: “Find one of these courses that you can go to. They make it so much less daunting. By the time we were through the program, we were able to save a decent amount of money – not only in [the actual purchase price of] buying our house but also with the costs associated with buying a house.”

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Another smart move was finding a Realtor® in whom they had confidence and who was a comfortable match as their homebuying guide. Their Realtor® took the time to listen to their list of “wants” for the house and was patient as they went to view multiple listings. The whole process took three to four months. But it ended when they knew they’d found the right place for them.

Home ownership is still affordable for millennials

Today, Natalie and Jake live in a house that perfectly fits their lifestyle. They purchased it when they were just in their mid-20s. Their home loan perfectly fits their budget, too. It’s financed by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. In fact, 68% of the home loans made by PHFA in 2022 went to millennials.

Natalie has already updated several rooms in the house, including the kitchen, and she’s done the work herself. Jake has also been busy. He’s wired the main rooms in the house so that the Internet is easily accessible. Plus, let’s not forget the garage where he and his friends can work on cars late into the evening, if they want. Best of all, they were able to adopt a cat, Holly, who’s now part of their family.

If you think you can’t afford a house, think again, Natalie says from experience, “I feel like a lot of people who are renting now don’t realize that they can get a mortgage for a similar cost. Find someone who can explain the price breakdown. Granted, there are different bills, and it depends on your heating and stuff like that. I think people just shy away because they think it’s gonna be way too much when it’s not.”

Natalie and Jake’s monthly mortgage runs around $900 –that’s $250 more than they were paying for rent. “But so worth it,” she says. “I think our rent payment was maybe getting us the [same amount of space as] the first story of the garage,” she laughs. “And so to have more comfortable living space, as well as more room to work in a quiet neighborhood – it was a huge trade up.”

*About PHFA

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is a state-affiliated housing agency. It has been helping homebuyers with affordable home loans since 1982. Learn more on their website at www.PHFA.org and follow them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PHFA.org.

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8 Remodeling Trends That Add Resale Value to Your Home

Not every remodeling project keeps resale value in mind. (But more should be, and we’ll get into that later.) Congratulations on your smart and savvy priorities! If you’re looking to increase the resale value of your home, you should choose your next project wisely. Not every remodeling project is created the same; consider the amount of resale value added to your home when considering an investment.

At Creative Building Concepts, our years of experience remodeling in the Central Pennsylvania area have helped advise our clients when honing their remodeling priorities.

If you’re looking to sell your home soon or attempting to prioritize your projects by ROI, make the most of your next renovation project by choosing one from our list of remodeling trends that add value to your home.

1. Home Office

More home buyers are interested in home offices than ever before. This is unlikely to be brand new information. However, many seemingly small touches, such as extra electrical outlets, strong wi-fi, and lighting, can help prospective buyers envision this space.

2. Kitchen Remodel

Renovating, remodeling, refurbishing, restoring, it’s time for a facelift. But what is it called? There are so many words that start with “R” in this conversation! We know it can be confusing. Many of these terms are used interchangeably in casual conversation, but they are separate terms. In general, renovations update and modernize a space without redefining its purpose. Remodeling often includes more drastic changes to the overall layout. Because we are addressing structural changes, remodeling is usually more costly and complicated than renovation for a historic home.

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3. Stone Veneers

Stone veneers get their own line item on our list because they often carry an ROI above 90%. This is such an unusually high number that it bears discussing. Stone veneers can add an air of sophistication, protect your home from the elements, and increase the resale value of your home.

4. Siding

New siding can elevate your curb appeal instantly. Choose luxe fiber cement or durable vinyl for easy future upkeep. If you’re not in the market for new siding, power wash and apply a fresh coat of paint to keep your home’s exterior looking its best.

5. Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom remodels are a great way to wow prospective home buyers. Convenient, attractive, and functional bathrooms are massive selling points. Be careful of overcustomization. High-end bathroom remodels and highly personalized spaces will impact your returns.

6. Accessibility Remodel

Many people will pay extra for accessible homes. There are many reasons to be interested in a home that’s easy to operate with fewer barriers. Many home buyers intend to age in place or have already reached the age where

someone in the family already has accessibility needs. Lowering countertops, adding shower seating, widening pass-throughs, adding ramps, eliminating stairs, and thoughtfully placing and selecting light switches, cabinetry, and door handles are a few accessibility options that can attract buyers.

7. In-law suite

There are several good reasons to build an auxiliary dwelling unit. These homes within the home (or on the same property) can provide independence and privacy for adult children returning home, aging family members who need support, live-in caregivers, or out-of-town guests. An in-law suite can also provide a potential income if you rent out the space.

8. Energy efficiency upgrades

Energy-efficient upgrades begin to pay off in reduced utility costs, whether you sell your home or not. Consider energyefficient upgrades such as:

• Doors

• Windows

• Appliances

• Insulation

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Keys to a Cool Kitchen

Kitchens are getting bigger and better than ever! Not only are they the heart of the home, but today’s kitchens make life easier and more fun for everyone.

Check out these major trends for your new or remodeled kitchen, and contact your Home Builders Association experts to help you make your cool kitchen dreams come true.

What’s new in kitchen islands?

Today’s islands are coming in all different shapes and sizes, with curved designs leading the way to soften a kitchen’s look. With the ability to incorporate a rounded dining table area, curved islands give families a gathering spot to eat a meal conveniently in the middle of the kitchen.

T-shaped islands give an unusual twist to a kitchen design and allow for a long area for meal prep, with another large space for dining, working from home, or fun with the kids. Another option for extra space is the trend toward double islands, with one island devoted to the cook and one spot for the family or a great buffet space for guests.

Why are pantries changing?

Over the last few years, buying food and paper products in bulk or through delivery became more popular and gave homeowners the choice to cut back on their trips to the grocery store. Pantries became even more important to store the extras with the added bonus of making life less complicated.

So, pantries are growing to accommodate additional storage needs, and kitchen designers and builders are including great new features to make pantries function even better. Walk-in pantries are ranked as essential or desirable by most homeowners as reported by the National Association of Home Builders.

Kitchen experts expect growing numbers of homeowners to look for “working pantries” in their new kitchens that have space for small appliances, a coffee bar, sink, beverage fridge, and even a spot for meal prep with a small oven. A working pantry leaves a beautiful kitchen looking clean and uncluttered, hiding the mess away for a later cleanup.

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How about cabinets?

Kitchen designs are increasingly including shaker-style cabinets with interesting details, and even though shaker doors are considered classic, the simple design allows them to fit seamlessly into multiple new interiors.

Shaker cabinets are coming into their own in earth tones, greens, or even pinks, with reed or cane webbing added to the inside panel to warm up a kitchen with a natural feel. And choosing interesting cabinet latches can even increase the wow factor.

What is considered a concealed Kitchen?

Some of today’s homeowners are looking to simplify their lives and one way to do that is with a minimalistic kitchen design, leaving a clear and open spot to entertain, cook, and spend family time. A concealed kitchen hides the usual kitchen elements, with appliances appearing as cabinetry or drawers, and small appliances tucked away in an appliance garage cabinet.

Are sustainable features becoming more available for kitchen designs?

Many homeowners are hoping for sustainable features these days and the most popular trends to follow are with appliances and lighting. These choices can be both environmentally friendly and cost-effective in a new kitchen or a remodel.

Growing in popularity, induction cooktops are more efficient than conventional stoves and make the chef happier with a large pot of water cooking about four minutes faster than on an electric or gas burner. And boiling water taps conveniently hold heated water in an insulated space under the sink and only provide the amount of water needed, meaning homeowners reduce the amount of stove and microwave use.

Of course, designing a kitchen to include as much natural light as possible both cuts energy usage and gives a home a bright and happy feel.

Many homeowners are looking for even more ways to enjoy and use their living spaces and keeping up with the newest in kitchen trends is key. Contact a professional at your local Home Builders Association to help you make the kitchen your favorite room in the house.

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Can We Talk About Color?

I’m going to be honest. For a number of years now, I have felt we’ve been stuck in what I like to call “the graying of America.” You know what I’m talking about. As we came out of the early 2000s, where everything was European Country and the earthy colors of Tuscany, we evolved into the complete opposite. Suddenly, many people were craving simplicity. People’s lives had become so busy and even fractured, many of us just wanted to come home to less clutter, straight lines and a gray, neutral palette. And so it was born – the modern farmhouse!

Out of Waco, Texas came a whole new approach to living – we decluttered and simplified. And my goodness, did it ever catch on! It seemed like everywhere you went your options in home décor were white, light gray and dark gray. “Rustic farmhouse charm” were the buzzwords and many of us put signs in our home telling you where to eat, who gathers where, and to live, laugh and love!

And then came Covid!

Almost instantly, many of us were stuck at home. After a few weeks of adjusting to our new normal, we started to take a good look at our surroundings. We had to find creative ways to entertain ourselves and our kids, and we had to find new ways to bring joy into our daily lives. We had to get creative. For me, that meant wandering out into my back yard. I started to really look around, taking in all the gorgeous green, and wondering where I might be able to add color into my life. How could I balance the weight of uncertain times with my desire to be surrounded by things that made me happy?

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I started to look into all things landscaping. I’m so thankful because that sent me on a path of learning and creating that I know will continue throughout my lifetime. Spending time outside also renewed my desire to be surrounded by color and beautiful things. Which is why I’m so excited about all of the new introductions I’m seeing in the home furnishings industry!

Apparently, I was not the only one who was craving more color, more curved lines and more intention in creating purposeful and inspiring spaces. As a result of the anxiety and isolation that came from the pandemic, trends in the home furnishing and interior design industries are changing in a really fun way!

I am happy to say color is back! Patterns are back!

Stunning floral fabrics and beautiful colors – some soft and some bold. I love all of it! Intriguing small patterns to complement the big patterns. And lots of green! What a great time for us to infuse green back into our home décor. After all, green is the color of growth and new life. Such a perfect metaphor for all of us as we come out of the fog and continue to grow, adapt and get back to living our whole and interconnected lives! One just needs to take a quick look at some of the 2023 “colors of the year” to illustrate my point. Colors like viva magenta, raspberry blush, vining ivy, flora and everglade deck all encourage self-expression and creativity. They are fresh and inspiring!

Now I know what some of you are thinking

– you’re not sure you’re ready to switch everything to color and pattern. That is OK! Start small. Try adding some colorful pillows or a few colored vases. If you’re ready to go bigger than that, you could freshen up the back of your built-in shelving by adding a paint color or a textured wallpaper. Want to go even bigger? Try painting a feature wall in a different color, or perhaps an accent wall in a patterned (dare I say floral?!) wallpaper.

Which reminds me, did you know wallpaper is back? It is, in a big way! Don’t be afraid to try it. The right wallpaper has the ability to instantly elevate any space. I understand for a lot of you, the mere mention of wallpaper invokes terrible memories of long nights and lots of frustration trying to remove wallpaper. Rest assured, today’s wallpapers are much improved and can be a great low-risk way to bring change to your space. With proper installation, today’s papers can be easily removed when you’re ready to move on to the next thing.


Glidden: Vining Ivy

Valspar: Flora

Valspar: Everglade Deck

Remember, small doses are an easy start. Layering color and pattern over solids and neutrals creates a home that is inspired, interesting and inviting. You will love how fresh everything will look, without giving up any of the functionality you spent the last three years trying to balance. Now, let me see you get out there and try something new!

You can follow Sharon on Instagram @sharonsomedesign and on Facebook at Sharon Brill - Interior Designer at David's Interiors.

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Pantone: Viva Magenta Moore: Raspberry Blush
So, let’s welcome some color into our homes and let’s work in some pretty patterns!

Get Your Property Cold-Weather Ready!

Make sure your home and outdoor spaces are cleaned up and ready to face cold weather in the months ahead. Check out these tips to be sure you can relax when freezing temps send you inside or when winter sports are calling!

1. Get your gutters cleaned.

Gutters fill up when autumn leaves start to fall and making sure they are emptied before cold rain and snow start flowing will protect your roof and home from water and ice damage.

2. Check on your trees and shrubs.

Winter winds and the weight of frozen branches can spoil the most beautiful landscape and threaten your home. Make sure broken, dying, or low-hanging branches are removed this fall, but wait until early spring when plantings are dormant to do major annual pruning.

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3. Mulch your bedding plants.

A new layer of mulch with keep your perennial plants a bit warmer over the winter, give some protection from animal damage, plus maintain your property’s appearance during cold weather months.

4. Maintain your yard tools and lawnmower.

Give these workhorses a cleanup and tune-up so they are ready when spring rolls around.

5. Ready your outdoor faucets and irrigation systems.

Make sure the water is shut off to exterior faucets to prevent broken pipes and don’t forget to store garden hoses. Irrigation systems should be blown out to clear remaining water and prevent ice damage to sprinklers.

6. Consider a new furnace.

If you find that your furnace is working harder than ever to keep your home warm, a furnace over ten years old may need replacement. Make sure to look into efficiency ratings when you decide it’s time to move ahead on a new unit or get your existing furnace professionally inspected.

7. Investigate your weather stripping.

Felt weather stripping keeps out air leaks around windows, doors, and even your garage door, but may eventually wear down. Ensure that any stripping that appears dry and faded is replaced before cold weather hits your home.

8. Close up air leaks in the attic.

Any sign of daylight showing in your attic means that not only cold air is entering, but you’re opening a door for pests to come in to escape bad weather. Use foam insulation to fill in any openings but ensure that attic vents remain clear.

9. Ready your fireplace.

Gas and electric fireplaces should be inspected annually before the cold weather season starts. Wood fireplaces need to be cleaned and have an annual chimney check to keep everyone safe from potential smoke or fire damage.

10. Reverse your ceiling fans or add fans to your home.

Turning ceiling fans to run clockwise when outdoor temperatures drop will allow the fans to help your heating system by pushing warm air down from the ceiling area into your room. A switch on the fan is usually all you need to reverse the blades to spin clockwise.

11. Have your carpets cleaned.

Fall is a great time to clean carpets so they are fresh and ready for indoor activities and holiday celebrations. Schedule a cleaning while the outside temperatures are still warm enough to open windows and get some fresh air until your carpets are clean and dry.

Checking off your cold weather maintenance list will go a long way to giving you the peace of mind to enjoy everything fall and winter have to offer. And for even more peace of mind, get expert help or advice from the Home Builders Association. You can find just the right professional to help check off your maintenance list at the HBA directory at harrisburgbuilders.com.

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The Ins and Outs of Storage

When it comes to storage, the question boils down to “what do I want to keep here, and what do I want to move out?”

Self-storage facilities have been getting more popular over the last decade and the need for many people to find a temporary or permanent storage solution for household, sentimental, or business materials is growing all the time.

And let’s face it. Most of us have attics that get hot and dry, and basements that are likely to be damp and even see some water damage. Plus, no one likes to think about the pests that love to live in those boxes and bags!

Are you thinking about downsizing?

Moving into a smaller space means making some tough decisions about what you want to keep and what will be sold, donated, or given away. If time is limited, a selfstorage unit may be just the answer to make decisions at a later date on whether or not you can keep those extra things. And emptying out some surplus so your home can look its best while it’s on the market may just get you top dollar and a faster offer.

Are you crazy for Christmas or passionate about your plantings?

If you love to be a little extra at the holidays and storage is tight in your home or business for your special ornaments and décor, self-storage will be a safe spot to store all your precious holiday collections. Or, if you live in a smaller home, but like to go big with planters, furniture, umbrellas, and other fun outdoor paraphernalia, self-storage will give you all the space you need when cold weather hits.

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Can’t resist collecting?

Most of us love to collect something, but when the baseball cards, photos, glassware, and antiques start taking over your home, it may be time to think about safe, climate-controlled self-storage to keep your treasures intact. How many people do you know who have stored their collectibles in an attic or basement, only to find them beyond repair with mold or pest damage?

Are you renovating your residence?

During a big home remodel, there may not be enough space to shuffle your furniture, clothing, or décor around to make space for your contractor to work. Not to mention the drywall dust that will coat everything, no matter how hard you try to keep it at bay! Temporary storage in a clean selfstorage unit will save you hours of cleaning your upholstery, wiping your tables, and rewashing your clothing.

Busting at the seams in your business?

Business owners know the benefits of keeping their products in a secure location that’s convenient to their shops or customers. Back stock and older furniture, files, or displays that are all still valuable can benefit from a self-storage unit to keep business booming.

Have you lost a loved one?

During the hard days after losing a precious family member or friend, the decisions on how to disburse those sentimental belongings are hard to make. It may ease your difficulties just a bit by having those possessions moved to a self-storage unit until everyone involved has the time and peace of mind to decide where everything will go.

A secure self-storage facility can make your life easier whether you’re a homeowner looking for more space, a collector looking to expand your horizons, or a business owner dreaming of the big picture. Contact your local Home Builders Association storage, moving, or real estate professionals for expert advice on how best to use some extra storage!

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It’s a Seller’s Market!

If you live in the Cumberland County area and hope to sell your home soon, the current seller’s market is great news for you. And just last year, it was buyers who were enjoying the same perks.

Buying a home in Cumberland now means you will likely pay more than the asking price. In July, over half of homes sold went higher than the listing price, with an average home selling over 10% higher than last year.

This July, there were 871 homes available for purchase, but in June there were 957 homes for buyers to tour, meaning a reduction of 9% of houses to consider in such a short period of time. And we saw 288 homes sold in June, but in July the numbers dropped to only 224.

Not only are homes less available and priced higher, but they’re also selling close to 16% faster in a month.

All this adds up to current home buyers expecting to pay more than the asking price when they start their searches, with less houses available in the areas they choose to live, and a rush to decide to put in an offer.

What should sellers do?

Plan for your next move before you list your home. With the speed of homes selling, you may want to locate your next dwelling prior to considering your sale. Consider renting if you want to take your time finding your next home to purchase.

Reconsider spending money on cosmetic upgrades. Buyers are frequently overlooking outdated interiors and prioritizing houses with good bones. Focus more on decluttering!

Price your home to encourage multiple offers, but don’t overprice and discourage qualified buyers. Pricing too low may mean you could lose money in your seller’s market.

Hire a great real estate agent who can guide you through both the highs and challenges of this market.

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What should buyers do?

Get mortgage preapproval. This step shows sellers your financials are solid and you’re ready to move.

Consider homes beneath your budget. With the likelihood of bidding wars, a home search below your limit gives you space to bid up without strapping yourself or dipping into a savings account to make up the difference.

Don’t fall in love with one house. Fixing your mind on one home can lead to either disappointment or overpaying. Try to find a backup selection to give yourself a second choice that will work well and expand your search geographically to offer more options.

Give yourself extra time to borrow money. Let your lender know if you expect to receive private funds to help with your down payment and be aware you’ll have to secure a gift letter to prove you won’t have to repay the loan. And your mortgage broker may want to see bank statements from anyone giving you a loan to ensure that money and lender are legitimate.

As always, get the best real estate agent you can. An expert to help you make optimal choices in your search for a new home will make it more likely that you end up in the best house for you.

Reach out to your Home Builders Association of Metro Harrisburg real estate pros to guide you on your selling or buying journey!

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Cumberland Preserve

37 Long Bend Dr. Carlisle


From I-81 take exit 52: US-11.  Merge onto US-11 and make a right at the first light onto Country Club Rd.  Proceed approx. 1 mile and make a right into the community onto Long Bend Dr.   Home will be on the right side.

• 2125 sq ft / 3 Bedrooms / 3 Full & 1 Half Baths

• First floor Owner’s Suite with beautiful tile walk-in shower and double bowl vanity

• Kitchen with large island and open floor plan to dining and living rooms

• Additional living space incudes a loft and oversized storage closet on second floor

• All bedrooms feature large walk in closets

• 510 sq ft finished lower level with full bath

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• 1674 sq ft / 3 Bedrooms / 2 Full Baths

• Convenient 1-Story, open floor plan living

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Stone Mill Estates

1 Stone Mill Rd. Duncannon


From Harrisburg – Take US22 W, turn left onto PA-849 W, Duncannon, turn right onto Newport Road, go 0.5 miles. Stone Mill Estates will be on your left.

• Beautifully finished basement including a convenient full bath

• White quartz countertops with white tile backsplash offset the Merillat steel gray cabinets

• Owner’s Suite with walk-in closet and full bath with walk-in, tile shower

• Sun-drenched dining area

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Cumberland Preserve

35 Long Bend Dr. Carlisle


From I-81 take exit 52: US-11.  Merge onto US-11 and make a right at the first light onto Country Club Rd.  Proceed approx. 1 mile and make a right into the community onto Long Bend Dr.   Home will be on the right side.

• 2600 sq ft / 4 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 1 Half Baths

• Kitchen with large center island and dining area

• Morning room expansion from the kitchen

• Living spaces include the family room with fireplace, loft and home office

• Owner’s Suite with tray ceiling, tile shower, and double bowl vanity

• 562 sq ft finished lower level

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• 1990 sq ft / 3 Bedrooms / 2 Full Baths

• Artisan kitchen with upgraded cabinetry, quartz countertops, and tile backsplash

• Owner’s Suite with two large walk-in closets

• Luxury Owner’s Bath with adult height, double bowl vanity and large tiled shower



207 Rockville Blvd. Marysville


Take US-15 N approx. 1 mile north of I-81. Turn left onto Rockville Blvd. House will be on your right

• Gas fireplace with stone and shiplap above

• Modern black lighting throughout the home

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Wright’s Landing at Legacy Park

517 Charleston Dr. Mechanicsburg


From I-76 take exit 236 for US-15 toward Gettysburg/Harrisburg. Merge onto 15 S, then exit onto Cumberland Pkwy. toward Winding Hill Rd. Continue on Cumberland Pkwy. Turn right onto PA-114 W/S Market St. Community entrance will be on right.

• 3093 sq ft / 4 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 1 Half Baths

• 9’ ceilings on 1st Floor & 2-Story entry

• 2-car rear-load garage with mudroom entry

• Kitchen features premier cabinetry and appliances, quartz countertops and large center island

• Access to covered patio from breakfast area

• Laundry room, loft, and bedrooms conveniently located on 2nd Floor

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• 2346 sq ft / 3 Bedrooms / 2 Full Baths

• Cook’s kitchen with upgraded cabinetry, quartz countertop, wood hood and tiled backsplash

• Owner’s Suite with two, large walk-in closets

• Luxury Owner’s Bath with adult height, double bowl vanity and large tiled shower

Forgedale Crossing

215 Forgedale Dr. Carlisle


From I-81 take exit 49 for PA-641 toward High St. Follow signs for Carlisle, merge onto PA-641 W/W. Trindle Rd. Turn left onto Fairfield St. then left onto PA-74 S/York Rd. Turn right onto Westminster Dr. Turn left onto Forge Rd. Then, turn right onto Forgedale Dr.

• Cathedral ceiling in family room and kitchen area

• Linear gas stone fireplace

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Autumn Chase

2065 N. Autumn Chase Dr. Mechanicsburg


From I-81 to 581 E. Merge onto 15 S, then exit onto Cumberland Pkwy. toward Winding Hill Rd. Continue onto Cumberland Pkwy and turn left onto Gettysburg Pike. Turn left onto Winding Hill Rd and make a right at the light onto Mt. Allen Dr. In 0.8 miles turn left onto Hertzler Rd. Go about a half mile and the Autumn Chase entrance will be on your left.

• 3200 sq ft / 4 or 5 Bedrooms / 3 Full & 1 Half Baths

• Luxury kitchen with large island

• Granite counter tops and white cabinets

• Gas fireplace

• Owner’s Suite with tray ceiling, bath with walk-in shower and soaking tub,and two large walk-in closets

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• 2633 sq ft / 4 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 1 Half Baths

• White heritage kitchen with Adriatic blue island, quartz countertops and tile backsplash

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Autumn Chase

2007 N. Fall Harvest Dr. Mechanicsburg


From I-76 take exit 236 for US-15 toward Gettysburg/Harrisburg. Merge onto 15 S, then exit onto Cumberland Pkwy. toward Winding Hill Rd. Continue onto Cumberland Pkwy and turn left onto Gettysburg Pike. Turn left onto Winding Hill Rd and make a right at the light onto Mt. Allen Dr. In 0.8 miles turn left onto Hertzler Rd. Go about a half mile and the Autumn Chase entrance will be on your left.

• Fun playroom with built in bookshelves and window seat

• Luxury Owner’s Bath with adult height, double bowl vanity and large tiled shower

• Updated brushed nickel farmhouse lighting throughout the home

• Accent paint and wallpaper throughout the home

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Autumn Chase

2001 N. Fall Harvest Dr. Mechanicsburg


From I-76 take exit 236 for US-15 toward Gettysburg/Harrisburg. Merge onto 15 S, then exit onto Cumberland Pkwy. toward Winding Hill Rd. Continue onto Cumberland Pkwy and turn left onto Gettysburg Pike. Turn left onto Winding Hill Rd and make a right at the light onto Mt. Allen Dr. In 0.8 miles turn left onto Hertzler Rd. Go about a half mile and the Autumn Chase entrance will be on your left.

• 3349 sq ft / 4 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 1 Half Baths

• 9’ ceilings on 1st Floor and 3-car side entry garage

• Mudroom entry from garage with pantry and built-in bench

• Dining room with Craftsman style wainscoting

• Great room warmed by gas fireplace with stone surround

• Kitchen boasts quartz countertops with tile backsplash, upgraded appliances, and butler’s pantry

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• 2709 sq ft / 4 Bedrooms / 3 Full & 1 Half Baths

• Cumberland Valley Schools

• First Floor Living, move in ready

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Cumberland Range Estates

9 Suebecca Dr. Carlisle



From Mechanicsburg: take I-81 S to Middlesex Exit, turn right onto US-11, right onto N. Middlesex Rd. (it is approx. 1/5 mile to community on the right). Turn right onto Elizabeth Way; right onto James Ln., then right onto Suebecca Dr. For GPS - use 264 Middlesex Rd.

• Peaceful country setting with amazing mountain views

• Farm Style Ranch House

• Large corner lot in a prestigious community

• On Our Lot or Yours

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Garden Homes at Jackson Court

6 Jackson Ct. Silverspring Township


From Rt. 11 (Carlisle Pike) turn south on to Rt. 114 (Hogestown Rd.). Drive 1.63 miles south toward Mechanicsburg. Turn Left on Mulberry Dr. Jackson Court is on the left. Home is on the right. Use 514 Mulberry dr. to map the entrance of Jackson Court.

• 3 Bedrooms / 2 Full Baths

• Beautifully designed, spacious one level living with full basement

• Custom selections and upgrades express a lifestyle of quality, comfort, and style

• Craftsman detailing throughout the home with endless options

• Low maintenance home with community HOA lawn mowing and snow removal

• Optional customizable one and two story floor plans available

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11 Roland Builder $845,000

• 3222 sq ft / 4 Bedrooms / 3 Full & 1 Half Baths

• Zero Energy ready home w/ERV System

• Luxury kitchen with large island, quartz countertops, and white cabinets


2360 Greenbriar Lane



From I-81 to Wertzville Rd.; turn right onto Lambs Gap Rd; right onto Heatherwood Dr; then left onto Greenbriar Ln. House will be on the left

• Owner’s Suite with tray ceiling, bath with walk-in shower and soaking tub, and two large walk-in closets

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Musser Home Builders $1,018,859

The Preserve at Stonehill Farm

1010 Stonehill Ln. Carlisle


Take I-81 S from Harrisburg. Take exit 45 toward Walnut Bottom Rd. Keep left at the fork and follow signs for Mooredale. Turn left onto Walnut Bottom Rd. Turn left onto Garland Dr. Turn right onto Rockledge Dr. Turn right onto Stonehill Ln.

• 2949 sq ft / 3 Bedrooms / 3 Full Baths

• First Floor Owner’s Suite, hand scraped hickory wood floors and black Marvin windows

• Open foyer with double-sided fireplace to vaulted great room

• Spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances and island with seating for five

• 2-car garage with direct access to mud room and pantry

• Owner’s Suite has wood floors, bathroom with curbless tile shower and custom cabinets; connects to walk-in closet and laundry

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• 3627 sq ft / 4 Bedrooms / 3 Full & 1 Half Baths

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Westbury 5930 Belton Ct. Enola

Directions: From I-81 to Wertzville Rd; turn right onto Lambs Gap Rd.; then right onto Belton Ct. House will be on the left

• Luxury kitchen with extra large island, quartz counter tops, and oversized walk in pantry

• Owner’s Suite with tray ceiling, bath with walk-in shower and freestanding tub, and heated bathroom floor

HarrisburgBuilders.com 49 West Shore
West Shore Single Family Home Multi-Family Home Multi-Family Rental WEST Berks Homes 37 Long Bend Dr., Carlisle pg.36 Berks Homes 1 Stone Mill Rd., Duncannon pg.37 Berks Homes 35 Long Bend Dr., Carlisle ............... pg.38 Garman Builders 207 Rockville Blvd., Marysville pg.39 Landmark Homes 517 Charleston Dr., Mechanicsburg pg.40 Garman Builders 215 Forgedale Dr., Carlisle pg.41 The McNaughton Company 2065 N. Autumn Chase Dr., Mechanicsburg pg.42 Garman Builders 2007 N. Fall Harvest Dr., Mechanicsburg ... pg.43 Landmark Homes 2001 N. Fall Harvest Dr., Mechanicsburg pg.44 Reese Custom Builders 9 Suebecca Dr., Carlisle pg.45 Roland Builder 6 Jackson Ct., Silverspring Twp. pg.46 The McNaughton Company 2360 Greenbriar Lane, Enola pg.47 Musser Home Builders 1010 Stonehill Ln., Carlisle .............. pg.48 The McNaughton Company 5930 Belton Ct., Enola pg.49
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15 Landmark Homes $1,650/mo.

Union Summit Apartments

2503 Union Green Way

Bldg B, Apt 108

Susquehanna Township


Union Summit is located at Susquehanna Union Green, at the intersection of Linglestown Rd. and Progress Ave. From Progress Ave. turn onto Union Green Way. From Linglestown Rd. turn onto Garrison Ave. then a right to Union Green Way

• 1080 sq ft / 2 Bedrooms / 2 Full Baths

• Open floor plan & vinyl plank flooring in main living area

• Kitchen w/granite countertops, island & stainless steel appliances

• Gas Range, Gas Heat & Central Air

• Large Laundry Room

• Blinds Included

Central Keystone Living // FALL 2023 52 East

• 1766 sq ft / 3 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 1 Half Baths

• Open floor plan living with 7” Luxe Plank EVP flooring on the first level

Berks Homes

Eastvale Grove

1 Emma Cir. Harrisburg


From Harrisburg - Follow I-81 N to exit 77: Manada Hill. Merge right onto Rt. 39 N. Hershey Rd. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Jonestown Rd. Continue on Old Jonestown Rd. Eastvale Grove community will be on the left.

• Peppercorn White quartz counters with cabinets in Boardwalk, all accented by Gloss White backsplash

• Center island with undermount stainless steel sink and disposal

• Owner’s Suite with walk-in closet and full bath with walk-in shower

• Beautifully finished basement including a convenient full bath

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17 Landmark Homes $476,800

Susquehanna Union Green

2437 Hawthorne Dr. Susquehanna Township


From I-76 take I-283 Harrisburg East/PA-283/Hershey. Continue onto I-283N, merge onto I-83N. Take exit 51A onto I-81 S/US-322 W to Carlisle/Lewistown. Take exit 69 toward Progress Ave. Keep left to continue toward N. Progress Ave., turn left onto N. Progress Ave. In 1.6 miles turn right onto Garrison Ave., enter the community. Turn right onto Hawthorne Dr.

• 2351 sq ft / 4 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 1 Half Baths

• 9’ ceilings on 1st Floor w/ flexible living space

• Vinyl plank flooring throughout the main living areas

• Open kitchen with upgraded appliances and quartz countertops with tile backsplash & oversized pantry

• Dining area with sliding glass door access to the back patio

• Spacious Owner’s Suite with expansive closet, tile shower, and double bowl vanity

Central Keystone Living // FALL 2023 54

• 3818 sq ft / 4 or 5 Bedrooms / 4 Full & 1 Half Baths

• Luxury kitchen with double oven, large island, and quartz counter top

• 2-Story great room with 2-story stone fireplace

• Owner’s Suite with tray ceiling and large walk-in closet


Wilshire Estates

5331 Wilshire Rd. Harrisburg


From I-81 take US-22 E. Turn right on Devonshire Rd.; right on Hampton Court Rd.; then right on Wilshire Rd. to the home on the left.

• Owner’s Bath with curbless shower and freestanding tub

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The McNaughton Company

19 Roland Builder $1,359,000

Autumn Oaks

2782 Patton Rd. Harrisburg


From US-22 take Linglestown Rd./PA-39 Exit East. Continue approximately 3.5 miles to Patton Rd. Turn Left. Continue on Patton Rd. to the end of the road at the cul de sac.

• 4 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 1 Half Baths

• 2-Story foyer with open staircase and Birch Tree Wallpaper

• Main level Owner’s Suite with spa-like bath

• Stone to ceiling, double sided fireplace in family room to back porch

• Breathtaking dining room with candlelit wall of stone and windows galore

• Beautifully landscaped on 1.29 acres

Central Keystone Living // FALL 2023 56 East

• 5 Bedrooms / 5 Full & 1 Half Baths

• Modern farmhouse style with the latest amenities

• Oversized mudroom with walk-in closet

• Three car garage


Farm Crest

100 Jillian Way




From Harrisburg: Take I-81N to exit 72A, US-22/Paxtonia. Merge onto N. Mountain Rd. Turn left onto US-22/E/Allentown Blvd. Turn right onto S. Oak Grove Rd. Turn left onto Green Hill Rd. Turn right onto Oak Grove Rd. Continue onto N. Hoernerstown Rd. Community is on the left, after passing Red Top Rd.

• Custom kitchen with large pantry for food prep

• Beautifully landscaped on 1.29 acres

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Roland Builder

21 FoxBuilt, Inc. $1,895,000

Farm Crest

108 Jillian Way



From Harrisburg: Take I-81N to exit 72A, US-22/Paxtonia. Merge onto N. Mountain Rd. Turn left onto US-22/E/Allentown Blvd. Turn right onto S. Oak Grove Rd. Turn left onto Green Hill Rd. Turn right onto Oak Grove Rd. Continue onto N. Hoernerstown Rd. Community is on the left, after passing Red Top Rd.

• 5 Bedrooms / 4 Full & 1 Half Baths

• Quiet country setting, but close to schools (Lower Dauphin), shopping and entertainment

• 2-Story family room, sunroom off dining room, and large covered deck

• Two Owner’s Suites, one on the 1st Floor, one on the 2nd Floor. 1st Floor Suite features private washer and dryer

• 3-Car garage with direct access to mudroom

• Community lots include woods, golf course, and open space

Central Keystone Living // FALL 2023 58
East Shore

• 5 Bedrooms / 6 Full & 1 Half Baths

• Modern Tudor Style home with natural wood accents

• 10’ ceilings with elegant finishes throughout

• Elaborate custom kitchen with complimentary prep kitchen

Village of Hershey

344 Elm Ave. Hershey

Directions: From US-322 take Elm Avenue. Home is one quarter mile on right.

• Grand stair tower with balcony overlooking spacious 2-Story great room

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22 Unpublished Copenhaver Builders, LLC
Central Keystone Living // FALL 2023 60 Excel Remodeling 2023 Parade of Homes Virtual Entries
Gemcraft $395,990
Garman Builders $385,990

2023 Parade of Homes Builders Index

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Builder Name Development Name Page Berks Homes Cumberland Preserve (37 Long Bend Dr.).................36 Cumberland Preserve (35 Long Bend Dr.) 38 Eastvale Grove 53 Stone Mill Estates 37 Copenhaver Builders, LLC Village of Hershey ..................................59 FoxBuilt, Inc. Farm Crest .......................................58 Garman Builders Autumn Chase 43 Forgedale Crossing 41 Rockville 39 Landmark Homes Autumn Chase ....................................44 Susquehanna Union Green ...........................54 Union Summit Apartments ............................52 Wright’s Landing at Legacy Park .......................40 The McNaughton Company Autumn Chase 42 Westbury (2360 Greenbriar Lane) 47 Westbury (5930 Belton Ct.) 49 Wilshire Estates 55 Musser Home Builders The Preserve at Stonehill Farm ........................48 Reese Custom Builders Cumberland Range Estates ...........................45 Roland Builder Autumn Oaks 56 Farm Crest 57 Garden Homes at Jackson Court 46 2023 Parade of Homes Builders Index

2023 Parade of Homes Location Index


Central Keystone Living // FALL 2023 62 2023 Parade of Homes Location Index
SHORE Carlisle Berks Homes 37 Long Bend Dr. (Cumberland Preserve) Multi-Family $420,000 p. 36 Berks Homes 35 Long Bend Dr. (Cumberland Preserve) Single Family $525,000 p. 38 Garman Builders 215 Forgedale Dr. (Forgedale Crossing) Single Family $627,990 p. 41 Reese Custom Builders 9 Suebecca Dr. (Cumberland Range Estates) Single Family $789,950 p. 45 Musser Home Builders 1010 Stonehill Ln. (The Preserve at Stonehill Farm) ... Single Family ...... $1,018,859 ...p. 48 Duncannon Berks Homes 1 Stone Mill Rd. (Stone Mill Estates) Single Family $407,290 p. 37 Enola The McNaughton Company 2360 Greenbriar Lane (Westbury) Single Family $878,900 p. 47 The McNaughton Company 5930 Belton Ct. (Westbury) ..................... Single Family ...... $1,075,000 ...p. 49 Marysville Garman Builders 207 Rockville Blvd. (Rockville) ................... Single Family ....... $566,990 ...p. 39 Mechanicsburg Landmark Homes 517 Charleston Dr. (Wright’s Landing at Legacy Park) Single Family $599,900 p. 40 The McNaughton Company 2065 N. Autumn Chase Dr. (Autumn Chase) ........ Single Family ....... $639,900 ...p. 42 Garman Builders 2007 N. Fall Harvest Dr. (Autumn Chase) Single Family $655,990 p. 43 Landmark Homes 2001 N. Fall Harvest Dr. (Autumn Chase) Single Family $699,900 p. 44 Silverspring Township Roland Builder 6 Jackson Ct. (Garden Homes at Jackson Court) ..... Single Family ....... $845,000 ...p. 46
Harrisburg Berks Homes 1 Emma Cir. (Eastvale Grove) Multi-Family $382,920 p. 53 The McNaughton Company 5331 Wilshire Rd. (Wilshire Estates) .............. Single Family ....... $849,900 ...p. 55 Roland Builder 2782 Patton Rd. (Autumn Oaks) Single Family $1,359,000 p. 56 Hershey Copenhaver Builders, LLC 344 Elm Ave. (Village of Hershey) Single Family Unpublished p. 59 Hummelstown Roland Builder 100 Jillian Way (Farm Crest) .................... Single Family ...... $1,752,000 ...p. 57 FoxBuilt, Inc. 108 Jillian Way (Farm Crest) Single Family $1,895,000 p. 58 Susquehanna Township Landmark Homes 2503 Union Green Way (Union Summit Apartments) Multi-Family Rental $1,650/mo. p. 52 Landmark Homes 2437 Hawthorne Dr. (Susquehanna Union Green)..... Single Family ....... $476,800 ...p. 54
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