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Exciting Fall Festivals Welcome Residents of New Homes in Bucks County

Categories: Bucks County, Bucks County Homes, Hallmark Homes Group, New Home Community, New Homes, New Homes in Bucks County | Posted: September 17, 2018

Highfield Estates, a distinctive new community in Bucks County, is situated in a location ideal for families who love to celebrate autumn. As the air starts to turn crisp, summertime gives way to the exciting changing of seasons. Luckily, these new homes in Chalfont, PA are in proximity to a variety of fall festivals for you to enjoy!

Three of the most beloved cultural celebrations of the region take place within just 20 minutes of these new homes in Bucks County. In just a short drive, you can immerse yourself in time-honored traditions — participating in seasonal harvests, creativity and family fun. The Scarecrow Festival, The Perkasie Fall Festival and Peddler’s Village Apple Festival are just a few of the convenient, wholesome and best-of-all free attractions that you and your family won’t soon forget.

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Top Four Tips to Prepare for Touring New Homes in Montgomery County

Categories: Customized homes, Hallmark Homes Group, Montgomery County, New Home Community, New Homes, New Homes in Montgomery County | Posted: August 30, 2018

As a homebuyer shopping for new homes in Montgomery County, the best way to maximize your time and effort is to do a bit of preparation before visiting the model homes. This time-saving strategy is essentially an exercise in defining your wants and needs while learning about a new home community, the on-site builder and available upgrades in layout and design while listing all of the important questions you may have for your sales representative.

By choosing to tour Horsham Glen, you can experience the very finest in residential neighborhoods developed by a homebuilder with an excellent reputation across the region, Hallmark Homes Group. This distinctive community is located just minutes from the PA Turnpike and Routes 611, 309 and 202 while being situated within a top-rated school district.

Create Your Checklist

While visiting Montgomery County new homes, you can become overwhelmed by the wide variety of models, home designs, amenities and options that are available. By starting with an agenda you can be sure to cover all that is necessary to make a good decision for your new home. Your list should include important factors such as commuting preferences, educational needs, ideal design options and modern essentials as well as efficient appliances, upgrades and a functional floor plan.

Learn About the Builder

Researching the new builder is an important step in gaining trust for the building process of your new home. By visiting their website, you can learn the company history, community locations, what standard amenities and upgrades are offered and how willing the homebuilder is to consider your custom requests. The website is also a great place to peruse the different model home galleries available and get a feel for the interior layouts that appeal to you the most.

Visualize an Ideal Design

One of the highlights of working with a custom homebuilder is to be able to personalize your home to fit your lifestyle. Options like adding an extra guest room, excluding a wall for an open layout, incorporating special accent lighting, or upgrading to top-tier appliances may be on your checklist. If you have custom requests, it is important to choose a builder who is willing to make your changes no matter how extensive your needs may be. Horsham Glen offers a wide variety of floor plans that can me modified to meet your specific needs and includes a significant amount of upgrades that come standard in a Hallmark home.

Prepare Important Questions

As you are shopping for Montgomery County new homes you will be meeting with builder representatives. These professionals are available to answer any questions you may have concerning the community, the homebuilder and the property. This is your opportunity to tour a model home, ask about builder’s past communities, request references of previous clients and learn if the builder is willing to accommodate your custom new home requests.

Make an Appointment

Horsham Glen is a Hallmark Homes Group community that specializes in quality building, full customization and personalized customer service. If you are interested in learning more about this new home community, you are always welcome to schedule an appointment to visit during your search for new homes in Montgomery County.

The Great Allentown Fair Welcomes Residents of New Homes in Lehigh County

Categories: Lehigh County, Lehigh County New Homes, New Homes, New Homes in Lehigh County | Posted: August 17, 2018

The Reserve at Highgate in Breinigsville, PA is the premier destination for those looking to buy new homes in Lehigh County. This picturesque community features luxury homes nestled along tree-lined streets with access to community parks, superior schools, major roadways and yearly event opportunities including the annual County Fair!

Every year, residents are invited to participate in a regional event that has been held for over 150 years. The Great Allentown Fair is an extravagant, 46-acre, week celebration honoring the evolution of agriculture; the pastime of gardening and other cherished traditions. Visitors across Lehigh County and beyond are beckoned by a dazzling carnival-like setting complete with thrilling rides, tantalizing food and exciting games. The diverse attractions offer something for everyone including music, comedy, automotive events, culinary contests, technical demonstrations and cultural exhibits.

Welcome to the Midway

Over 40 modern innovations and classic fairground rides will give Lehigh County homeowners and their families at The Reserve at Highgate in Breinigsville, PA plenty to get excited about — professionally operated by Powers Midway for over a decade. Spectacles such as the Big Wave, the gondola Ferris Wheel, the Orbiter and a million-dollar showpiece known as Chaos will please the wildest of thrill-seekers.

If you love a good Midway challenge, games of luck and skill like the Beer Bust and Krazy Kats offer the chance at big prizes while less intimidating attractions like Tea Cups, Fun Slide and Flying Elephants offer fun for small children.

Have Fun with Food

Lehigh County visitors are enticed by time-honored delectations like funnel cakes, cotton candy, fried dough, lemonade, pizza, cheesesteaks, skewered shrimp, ice cream caramel apples and much more. Culinary sophisticates can observe and even participate in seven days of contests sponsored by area enterprises such as the Suburban Car Wash Ultimate Cheesesteak Challenge and the Pampered Chef Marvelous Muffin Contest.

Bring your appetite and prepare to experience the edible tradition of this 166 year-old American carnival tradition. Check out the Iron Chef Competition, and you might even find a dish you can’t wait to try and re-create for family and friends in your new home in Lehigh County.

Indulge in a Diversity of Entertainment

The agricultural origins of the Great Allentown Fair will be honored as always, with interactive exhibits offering a hands-on experience. Kids can make four-legged friends at the 4-H Petting Zoo while youngsters can test their strength in the Barnyard Olympics and rural gear head enthusiasts can watch the Great Truck and Tractor Pull.

If you love a good pile-up, be sure to catch the sensational sights and sounds of the Demolition Derby. Music lovers and comedy fans will find multiple national artists performing every day across a variety of stages while over a dozen departments on display at the Agri-Plex educate visitors on farming, livestock breeding, knitting, wool weaving, floral design and more.

Join the Excitement of Living in Lehigh County

The Reserve Highgate at Breinigsville, PA is a distinctive community located near the home of the legendary Great Allentown Fair. Contact us to learn more about these new homes in Lehigh County and enjoy life in a community that celebrates the region’s rich agricultural roots and traditions.

Choosing a Custom Home Builder in the Philadelphia Region

Categories: Bucks County, Hallmark Homes Group, Lehigh County, Montgomery County, New Home Community, New Homes | Posted: August 1, 2018

Part of the excitement of purchasing a new home is learning about all of the options available from a qualified custom homebuilder. As you consider the best communities in and around the Montgomery County, Lehigh County and Bucks County area, it is important to choose a builder that along with quality construction can offer you personalized service and will also customize for you.

As a highly respected new homebuilder offering an advanced level of service, Hallmark will not only deliver superior quality and solid construction, but also customize the final product to meet each of their buyers’ needs.

Enjoy an Excellent Experience

New homeowners offer glowing testimonials about working with Hallmark Homes Group. One family in particular explains that unlike previous contractors, Hallmark was willing to install items such as adding under-cabinet lighting, luxury faucet fixtures and other additional features into their home.

New Bucks County homeowners, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, recall that “the answer was always yes” when it came to personalized requests such as using a distinctive wood piece for the fireplace mantle. They also talked about the ease of the process and how, while touring the model home, the structure withstood their inspection as they deliberately bumped into the walls to test for sturdiness and quality in the construction.

Make it Your Own

Another enthusiastic client revealed that the level of custom Hallmark was willing to do made the decision to buy an easy step to take. After searching for over a year and a half, when he and his wife found Hallmark Homes Group, they agreed they should have done this sooner.

This satisfied customer found that working with a customized homebuilder “you have the opportunity to make this home your own,” explaining how details like kitchen fixtures and ceiling lights can be moved or added to suit your every liking. He elaborates by quoting his very own Hallmark representative who was known for saying “if you can think it, we can do it.”

The Freedom to Customize

A common experience for many new homebuyers is that they encounter scenarios where they are given many opportunities to ad upgrades but not truly customize. Rather than limit your experience, Hallmark’s custom homebuilder philosophy aims to embrace your ideas in order to ensure your satisfaction.

When it comes to the home design layout, adding rooms, moving walls, creating more open space, custom finishing trim, incorporating unique flooring options, light fixtures and more — the finished home you move into will be a culmination of your personal style and vision.

Make the First Step

Hallmark Homes Group in the premier custom homebuilder in and around the Bucks County, Lehigh County and Montgomery County area, with years of experience in delivering quality construction. Contact us to learn more about how our personalized service can help you realize your dreams of a home that is perfectly customized to meet your every need.

Top Tips for Choosing the Right Layout of Your New Home in Lehigh County

Categories: Customized homes, Hallmark Homes Group, Lehigh County, Lehigh County New Homes, New Home Community, New Homes, New Homes in Lehigh County | Posted: July 5, 2018

One of the best ways to shop for a new home in Lehigh County is to work with a builder who can accommodate your needs. Hallmark Homes Group is well known for this, and their new community. The Reserve at Highgate in Breinigsville, PA offers an array of home designs that can be customized especially for you.

Here are a few guidelines to consider when choosing your ideal floor plan and deciding how to customize it:

Use Your Imagination

It is important to visualize everyday activities taking place in the home. These can include cooking, movie nights, arts and crafts, studying and social gatherings. As you tour the home, picture these activities and events taking place. This will help you choose a layout that can accommodate your lifestyle and ensure you are on the right track to finding the perfect new home.

Ask for Clarification

The abbreviations and symbols in a floor plan might seem like another language, and if you are not used to looking at them, they can be confusing. If you are unsure about any details such as the purpose of a room, the placement of a window or the opening direction of a door, be sure to ask your Hallmark Homes Group representative for a clear explanation while guiding you through each of the different layouts.

Make Alterations

Perhaps a floor plan is close to perfect, yet you prefer a more open design, a larger kitchen or a separate study. A custom homebuilder like Hallmark Homes Group can accommodate your needs by moving walls, extending areas, or reconfiguring plans. This flexible approach can also be applied to window placement, finishing trim, fixtures and more. Hallmark Homes Group is dedicated to making your home perfect. If a change – no matter how large or small – will add the personalization you need, just ask.

Consider your Budget

Part of enjoying the home design you have chosen is knowing that you can comfortably afford it. Ask your sales representative to guide you through choosing a home that is within your budget and meets your lifestyle needs. Hallmark Homes Group also features a mortgage financing section that takes the guesswork out of purchasing a new home with a clear, actionable, step-by-step approach and get you closer to finding your dream home.

Take the First Step

The homes at The Reserve at Highgate offer a range of exceptional floor plans that have been meticulously planned to take full advantage of space and to fit today’s lifestyles. When you have found the perfect fit, Hallmark Homes Group is ready to customize it to your individual needs. Contact us to learn more about new home in Lehigh County at The Reserve at Highgate or stop in for a tour of our decorated model.

New Homes in Montgomery County Provide Perfect Location for Summer Adventure

Categories: Hallmark Homes Group, Horsham, Montgomery County, New Home Community, New Homes, New Homes in Montgomery County | Posted: June 12, 2018

Horsham Glen is a new home community located in the hub of Montgomery County summertime excitement. As a new resident, you can savor the warm afternoons by exploring a variety of outdoor attractions all within a short drive. Explore nearby parks, hike area trails, ride zip lines through the treetops, try your luck at fishing or paddle your boat down the river — and still be back home in time for dinner.

Play in the Park

Nearby fun in the sun awaits at what locals have nicknamed “Everybody’s Park,” also known as Lukens Park. Among the softball fields and basketball courts, you’ll find an expansive and modern playground for the little ones to enjoy. With slides, tunnels, teeter-totters and swing sets, the kids will sure to be entertained for hours. Plus – plenty of open space for adults to relax, roam and take in the fresh air.

Take a Nature Hike

If you love outdoor exercise, there are trails specifically designed for walking, running and biking that are just five minutes from your new home in Montgomery County. You can get a great workout at the Horsham Power Line Trail while enjoying the fresh outdoor air and gorgeous natural surroundings.

Breeze Through the Trees

If you’re ready for even more excitement, perhaps it’s time to visit Treetop Adventures at the Elmwood Zoo — just a short drive from Horsham Glen. An array of over 50 challenges includes zip-lines for all ages, rope courses for kids, treetop courses above zoo exhibits for the more adventurous and nighttime excursions for the ultra-brave. Ride a zip-line over the bison exhibit and the experience up close the habitats of other mammals, reptiles and birds — even a Bald Eagle named Noah.

Cast out a Line

Just 20 minutes from your new home at Horsham Glen, you can hike into a natural wonderland of canopy-covered trails that lead to a trout-inhabited creek. This 230-acre park is perfect for bike rides and afternoon picnics, and offers excellent trails. Locals report lots of lucky fishermen in this area as well, especially with spinner lures and plenty of patience.

Row Your Boat

River adventure enthusiasts can access the Schuylkill River and boatloads of kayaking and canoeing fun just half an hour from Horsham Glen. Gather your friends, pack a lunch and get ready for a summer afternoon of paddling through the natural beauty of a wildlife-rich waterway. You can even elect to experience river tubing, twilight cruises and even a full day trip to Valley Forge and back just a short trip from this outstanding community in Montgomery County.

Make New Memories

Horsham Glen by Hallmark Homes Group is an ideal community for families who love to enjoy their summers in the great outdoors. Contact us to learn more about these new homes in Montgomery County — which are so close to plenty of sporting, hiking, biking, climbing and water adventure

Discover Culture and Historic Treasures Throughout Lehigh County

Categories: Hallmark Homes Group, Lehigh County, Lehigh County New Homes, New Home Community, New Homes, New Homes in Lehigh County | Posted: March 27, 2018

The Reserve at Highgate is a new home community in Lehigh County located in an area rich with hundreds of years of tradition, treasures and historic influence. This flourishing neighborhood of new homes in Lehigh County is situated near a variety of renowned museums preserving legacies of fine art, automotive history and Native American heritage.

Enrich Your Life

Over 2,000 years of cultural expression await your discovery at the Allentown Art Museum. This 75 year-old Lehigh County institution presents exhibitions of photography, sculpture, paintings, woodcuts, collages, origami and more.

Spend an afternoon marveling at ancient sculptures of Hindu gods, seeing the world through the eyes National Geographic photographers and exploring contemporary themes of pattern and motion.

Peer Through the Rear View Mirror

For vintage transportation buffs, or if you just you love big rigs, take a drive to America’s legacy of heavy machinery, the Mack Trucks Historical Museum. Experience the evolution of Mack Trucks through a collection of restored vintage models and memorabilia, and find out how its brand garnered the Bulldog as its official mascot.

Also nearby your new home community in Breinigsville, automotive enthusiasts with an appreciation for famous and well-preserved vehicles can witness the best of both at America on Wheels. Get close enough to see your reflection in the paint of vintage “Survivor Cars” and the toughest muscle car brands from the mid-to-late 20th century.

Discover an Old Treasure

The Haines Mill Museum offers you a glimpse into America’s agricultural past. The museum features a fully operational gristmill where visitors can watch the waterwheel that once powered a thriving flour processing facility.

The original mill was built in 1760 and reconstructed in the early 1900s after a fire gutted the building’s interior. In 1972, Lehigh County purchased the mill for preservation and two years later, it opened as a museum. Today it is a feature of the Lehigh County Park system and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Learn About the First Americans

If you are fascinated by Native heritage, the Museum of Indian Culture intrigues visitors with a wealth of exhibits, festivals, guided tours and educational programs for all ages.

Visitors can explore activities of Lenape and other Northeastern Woodland Indian cultures such as spear throwing and fire starting, and learn how to make tools out of stone and cordage from plant fiber. Along with the demonstrations and activities, the finest in native artistry can be seen through displays of painted pottery, beaded moccasins, woven quilts, leather sheaths and more.

New Opportunities Await

New homeowners at The Reserve at Highgate have a unique opportunity to experience quality living in proximity to a broad realm of compelling museum attractions nearby. Contact us to discover how you and your family can join enjoy this new home community in Lehigh County, PA and all it has to offer.

Springtime Transformation: Discover Excellence, Convenience and Excitement in a New Home Community

Categories: Bucks County, Hallmark Homes Group, Horsham, Lehigh County, Montgomery County, New Home Community, New Homes | Posted: March 13, 2018

With spring approaching, you may already be tidying up your home, making improvements and adding those final touches before listing. As you begin the search process for a new home, consider some of the several advantages of moving into a new home community in one of Hallmark Homes Group’s three outstanding neighborhoods.

Imagine improving your quality of life by living near top rated schools, major travel routes and an abundance of compelling attractions. New Homes in Montgomery County, Bucks County and Lehigh County built by the Hallmark Homes Group offer this very experience for many homebuyers.

Learn with Peace of Mind

Access to outstanding educational facilities in a low crime environment can provide an excellent foundation for children, as well as insurance on your real estate investment. Residents of Horsham Glen in Montgomery County are privy to the high standards of the Hatboro-Horsham School District — rated in the top 15% statewide.

Students in the Parkland School District in Lehigh County can benefit from a top 10% rated district as well according to Niche with an A+ grade for safety. Meanwhile, the crime rates in Chalfont Bucks County are lower than those in 74% of all other districts in Pennsylvania.

Commute with Ease

An ideal advantage of moving into a new home community should be that you can enjoy hassle-free travel to and from work and play. Horsham Glen in Montgomery County provides easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike (I-276) for east/west travel while nearby Easton Road (Route 611) allows convenient north/south connections.

Highfield Estates in Bucks County sits adjacent to the Doylestown area, a travel hub allowing access to Route 202, the Doylestown Bypass (Route 611) and Route 313. Just to the west, residents also have access to Route 309 and I-476 for north/south travel.

The Reserve at Highgate in Lehigh County is situated in close proximity to Route 222, where the eastbound/westbound Hamilton Road turns into the northbound/southbound Fred Jaindl Memorial Highway. This allows convenient travel in all direction and access to numerous connecting routes.

Indulge in Dynamic Attractions

Another valuable asset you can anticipate with a new home community from Hallmark Homes Group is convenient access to shopping, dining and entertainment. Willow Grove Mall is just minutes from Horsham Glen while King of Prussia Court and Plaza and Montgomery Mall are both a short drive away.

On a night on the town you can choose to enjoy Japanese, Italian, American, Mexican or Brazilian fare in one of the many nearby restaurants. Highfield Estates is situated near the above amenities as well as being neighbor to the unique shops and boutiques of popular Peddler’s Village.

Residents of The Reserve at Highgate in Lehigh County can expect exciting afternoons at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom and the Lehigh Valley Zoo along with shopping and dining excursions at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley.

Spring into Your New Home

Moving to a new home community includes a host of amenities that allow you to experience quality living at its best. Contact us to learn more about new homes at Horsham Glen, Highfield Estates and The Reserve at Highgate.

Horsham in Montgomery County Wins Multiple National Awards

Categories: Montgomery County, New Home Community, New Homes, New Homes in Montgomery County, Pa | Posted: February 14, 2018

If you’re shopping for a new home in Montgomery County, consider Horsham Glen — a Hallmark Homes Group community in one of the top-ranked places to live in Pennsylvania. Horsham Township is recognized as being among the safest, most affordable and millennial-friendly cities in the state.

Research into this area has rendered award-winning results published by Horsham Council, Realtor Magazine, Millennial Personal Finance, CNN Money and U.S. News and World Report.

Live in One of the Safest Places in Pennsylvania

Horsham Township manager William Walker announced that Horsham was named one of the safest places to live based on the FBI’s crime data report. Out of the 2,562 municipalities across the state, Horsham Township ranked in the top 40 Safest Places to Live in Pennsylvania.

City officials reveal that a progressive philosophy towards crime prevention is the secret to the area’s low rates of theft, arson and violent crime. Programs such as Chief’s Advisory Teams (ChAT) and the Citizens Police Academy promote effective communication between the community and the Police Department.

Situate Your Family for Success

When ranking real estate markets on a national scale, Realtor Magazine looks for affordability that coincides with high-ranking schools. This particular publication ranks Horsham Township in the Top 10 Most Affordable Markets for Families because of these two metrics.

As a new resident, you can introduce your children to the exponential benefits of a sound education — with the added advantage of living in a new home community in Montgomery County.

Buy in the Right Place

As a first homebuyer, you may not be aware of factors such as income score, crime score, cost of living, transportations cost, unemployment score and age score. All of these metrics bear some determination on whether or not the community you choose to live in is actually right for you and your family.

Millennial Personal Finance recently conducted a study of over 1,000 communities across Pennsylvania — looking specifically at the above data. Upon analysis of the results, this publication listed Horsham Township as one of the Best Cities in Pennsylvania for Millennials.

Get the Whole Package

When listing the Best Places to Live in America, CNN Money looks at indicators such as population, school quality, job growth, income, health care, crime and housing prices to determine their highest rankings. Horsham Township has been placed near the top of this list twice in the last decade.

Additionally, a recent announcement by U.S. News and World Report Magazine selected Horsham as one of the Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania. You and your family can enjoy the advantages of safety, affordability and top-notch education.

Imagine the peace of mind that comes with moving into a new home community like Horsham Glen. To learn more about living in a multi-award-winning township in Montgomery County, contact us.

Moving to Bucks County Means Enjoying Nature in the Great Outdoors

Categories: Bucks County Homes, Hallmark Homes Group, New Home Community, New Homes, New Homes in Bucks County | Posted: January 31, 2018

If you’re planning to move to Bucks County and you cherish an active lifestyle, consider a new home community built by Hallmark Homes Group.

Residents of these beautiful new homes enjoy exciting wintertime activities designed to build character and enrich community. After all, there’s much more to the Pennsylvania winters than just hanging out indoors and staying cozy.

Country Ridge in Perkasie, PA and Highfield Estates in Chalfont, PA are both situated near the Peace Valley Nature Center where brisk adventures await including naturalist walks, full moon campfires, bluebird workshops, Maple Syrup Day and more.

Witness Nature’s Splendor

Every Wednesday in January and February, 14 miles of trails in the Peace Valley Nature Center await the soles of your sturdy winter boots. Around 1:30 pm weather permitting, family and friends are invited to participate in Winter Naturalist Walks and absorb the visual spectacle of wintertime in nature.

Discover a landscape transformed, complete with snow-laden trees, partially frozen streams and curvy snowdrifts. Watch the blue jays, finches and woodpeckers buzz about the branches and trace the fresh paw prints from resident chipmunks, hares and long-tailed weasels.

Basque in the Bucks County Moonlight

Once a month, mid-winter evenings present an opportunity to admire the frosty scenery of Peace Valley Nature Center beneath the glow of the full moon. From 5:30 until 7:30 PM, family and friends can stay warm along side a roaring campfire while taking in the beauty of a naturally lit nighttime winter landscape.

To maintain an intimate, serene setting, these events have limited attendance. This experience is definitely an event to plan ahead for, so be sure to mark your calendars for the next full moon.

Help the Bluebirds

Bluebird Workshops are educational afternoons dedicated to teaching the ecology and biology of a once-endangered bird. Participants learn a new wintertime craft while becoming an active participant in the comeback of a beloved winged species.

Join these creative group workshops and enjoy building a custom-made birdhouse that you can hang outside your new home in Bucks County. Classes have limited enrollment so be sure to sign up early.

Savor the Maple Flavor

Take a brisk stroll through time and discover a tradition passed on from Native Americans to early Pennsylvania pioneers and kept alive through the centuries by organizations like the PVNC. Maple Sugar Day could perhaps be one of the sweetest indulgences you discover after moving to Bucks County.

Any lingering New Year’s resolutions to refrain from sweets will be left at the trailhead. Learn how maple sap is collected and join in on the harvest. Taste the raw sap, then watch as it is boiled down and turned into syrup. Of course, you’ll have to finish off the day with a waffle or two drowned in maple magic.

Enjoy Bucks County Year-Round

Moving to Bucks County presents a wealth of wintertime activities for those who love to stay active year-round. Contact us to learn more about Hallmark’s new communities in this beautiful region including homes in Perkasie, PA and Chalfont, PA.