Rent on the rise–it’s time to buy!

Have your rent payments been climbing steadily over the past year? You aren’t alone.

According to Trulia, rent payments have increased 5.4% over the past year (ending June 30), while mortgage rates are hitting all time lows. These two factors combined creates the perfect scenario to move out of steadily climbing rent payments and into a new home with predictable mortgage payments and the ability to grow home equity.

Deciding to make the transition to home ownership?

We love all of our neighborhoods–but there are a few in particular that are perfect for the transition between renting and owning.

  • Not ready for a large yard to maintain? We have a place for you!
  • Ready to have some ground to call your own? We’ve got that covered too!
  • Looking to be within walking distance of shops and dining? Done!

Take a look at some of our favorite neighborhoods–perfect for the renter turned homeowner:

Walden CrossroadsMechanicsburg:
It’s the Village, reinvented. That means you’ll combine the convenience of living in a walkable, village-style neighborhood (with it’s own shops and dining) with the amenities of a brand-new home. Explore this walkable neighborhood with street lights and your own private garage for your safety and security. Enjoy the quiet of the 34-acres of parks and open space, and Central PA’s first all natural playground just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the best shopping on the West Shore. Town homes from $157,030.Click here to see available models.


Deer Run Commons, Derry Township:
Live the sweet life in these bright and spacious village and town homes, complete with low maintenance yards–so you can enjoy your home, rather than spend hours maintaining it. Perfectly located minutes away from Hershey attractions, amenities and the Penn State Hershey Medical Center–you are close to everything you need. Village homes from $164,990 and Town homes from $186,990Click here to see available models.


Florin Hill, Mount Joy:
Enjoy a fresh perspective in an artful mix of town homes and single family homes, just steps from historic Main Street in Mount Joy. This hilltop neighborhood features views of more than 20 miles of greenspace, farmland and small-town charm. Enjoy the neighborhood pool, athletic club and the winding walking trails of this growing neighborhood. Single family homes from $169,990Click here to see available models.


Spring Hill, Dauphin County:
It’s convenience at your doorstep at Spring Hill–located just minutes from Downtown Harrisburg dining and shopping, yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and privacy of your own backyard. Join the savvy homeowners that already call the best selling neighborhood in Dauphin County home. Create memories today and tomorrow in the charming neighborhood with breathtaking hilltop views from every homesite. Single Family homes from$229,990. Click here to see available models.


Windsor Meadows, York:
Take in the sweeping hillside views from the homesites in Windsor Meadows. Modern convenience and celebrated charm find their perfect intersection in this neighborhood that combines the serenity of natural landscapes and the close proximity to parks, schools, and shopping. You can be sure that your classically designed home will stand the test of time. Single Family homes from $182,990. Click here to see available models.


Interested in stopping out to see one of our neighborhoods? Call  800-325-3030 to schedule your appointment and tour. Or, you can chat instantly with our online sales concierge.