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New Homes in Lehigh County and Surrounding Areas are Located Near Top-ranked Hospitals

Categories: Hallmark Homes Group | Posted: March 18, 2019

For many homebuyers, convenient access to quality healthcare is one of the benefits of an ideal place to live. If you’re thinking about buying a home in either Lehigh County, Bucks County or Montgomery County — consider that the first-rate amenities in these areas include some of the best medical facilities in Pennsylvania.

In addition to readily available, world class hospitals — these counties also feature four distinctive Hallmark new home communities.

Live Among the Best

Horsham Glen, Arbors at Hilltown, Highfield Estates and The Reserve at Highgate are pristine neighborhoods for discerning families who wish to live in some of the healthiest areas in the state. Residents of new homes in Lehigh Countybenefit from the superior services of St. Luke’s University Hospital and the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Meanwhile, the Doylestown Health facilities serve residents across Bucks County while Jefferson Health-Abington Hospital offers extensive care to for those in Montgomery and Bucks counties.

High Rankings from a Respected Publication

The above medical institutions have been ranked by U.S. News and World Report to be among the best healthcare facilities in Pennsylvania based on extensive data analysis. These top-ranked hospitals contribute to the overall wellness and quality of life in their respective communities through superior service across a total of sixteen important specialties.

U.S. News states that it ranks hospitals in order to help patients seeking care to locate practitioners in their areas most suited to treat them — be it for inpatient surgery or outpatient care. This renowned online publication evaluates over 4,500 facilities per year by analyzing patient and provider surveys along with administrative data and analytics from federal databases such as the American Hospital Association.

Hospitals are ranked with an overall score based on the elements of survival, patient safety, care-related factors such as nursing and extensiveness of services.

Quality Recognition from a Data-driven Authority Site

Niche is a market research company publishing annual reports on the healthiest counties in America. Rankings are based on access to healthcare, quality of medical providers, prevalence of fitness facilities and health-conscious lifestyles of residents.

Specifically, hospitals in highly-rated areas are evaluated through in-depth analysis of resident and patient reviews. This website consistently ranks Lehigh, Montgomery and Bucks Counties as some of the healthiest places to live in the state.

St. Luke’s University Hospital-Bethlehem Campus

U.S. News awards this hospital with a high-performance rating in the adult specialties of geriatrics and orthopedics. Additional specialties include ear, nose and throat, nephrology, gynecology, urology, diabetes and neurology among others.

Meanwhile, seven adult procedures and conditions are also cited as top–rate including heart bypass surgery and lung cancer surgery. This facility is also well-known for routine care in the areas of maternity, physical therapy and children’s health.

St. Luke’s has also earned high performance ratings in the areas of aortic valve surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and treatment of heart failure. Residents of new homes in Lehigh Countycan rest assured that highly-rated medical care and attention is nearby.

Lehigh Valley Health Network

This regional affiliation of medical facilities was founded by a group of civic-minded women over 100 years ago. Their motto “A Passion for Better Medicine” extends across eight campuses statewide.

Locally, Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital provides ambulatory and emergency services as well as inpatient care across an array of infant and juvenile health concerns from routine procedures to complex conditions.

If you plan on growing your family in Lehigh County, PA — you can find peace of mind in knowing that this hospital is just 15 minutes away from The Reserve at Highgate.

Here, the ER is known for its kid-friendly design aimed at making the hospital experience less stressful for children through creative distraction techniques, “needle stick” pain management methods, fun waiting room decor and interactive video displays.

Doylestown Hospital

The flagship location of Doylestown Health, is a community-focused facility that was founded in 1923 by the Village Improvement Agency (VIA) which oversees the governance of the hospital to this day. The staff and policies are nationally and regionally recognized for innovation and quality, with a stated mission to “continuously improve the quality of life and proactively advocate for the health and well-being of the individuals we serve.”

A comprehensive list of medical services is listed under 14 areas of clinical emphasis including emergency medicine, cardiology, maternal health, pediatric care, robotic surgery and rehabilitation among others.

If you’re thinking of buying a new home in Bucks County, consider this healthcare facility, just a short drive from the Arbors at Hilltown and Highfield Estates. Here, a medical staff of over 435 professionals in over 50 specialties are standing by night and day to serve you.

Jefferson Health-Abington Hospital

For more than 100 years, this general surgical and medical facility has served the surrounding community with comprehensive, high quality care. Currently, this hospital focuses on 11 specialties including gastroenterology, cancer, orthopedics, diabetes and pulmonology among others.

U.S. News awards this facility with high a performance rating in six adult procedures and conditions including hip replacement, knee replacement, heart failure, COPD, colon cancer surgery and heart bypass surgery.

Residents of new homes in Montgomery Countycan find comfort in the fact that this facility is just 15 minutes away from Horsham Glen, and is ranked among the top ten in the Philadelphia region. Also, this hospital has recently received awards for patient safety and nursing excellence, and continues to expand its role in the community by offering support groups, helplines, screenings and health education classes. Patient ratings are taken upon discharge, and show a unanimously positive hospital experience.

Hallmark Neighborhoods Add to the Excellence of the RegionA wealth of world-class medical facilities in Lehigh County, Bucks County and Montgomery County inspires distinction across all municipal areas. That’s why Hallmark Homes Group’s new home communities are the perfect complement to a medical infrastructure that is based on quality and superior service.

Contact us to learn more about living in proximity to highly-ranked hospitals and medical facilities.

New Homes Enable Savings and Conservation through Energy Certified Features

Categories: Hallmark Homes Group, New Homes in Bucks County, New Homes in Montgomery County | Posted: February 15, 2019

Energy efficiency is a growing concern among homebuyers — inspiring quality builders to build homes that conserve power, save money and benefit the environment.

If you are interested in a residential property that is designed to reduce utility costs, enhance personal comfort and contribute to sustainability — consider one of the many new Hallmark homes in Bucks County and Montgomery County.

This establish homebuilder has recently achieved a new level of excellence — every newly-built homes in these communities will be Energy Star Certified. This means that these homes can save you up to 30% on monthly bills — allowing you to add up your savings while cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions.

Going Beyond Efficiency

An Energy Star Certified Hallmark home meets or exceeds the efficiency requirements established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Every energy-based facet of construction including thermal enclosure, insulation, temperature control, water management, lighting fixtures and household appliances are verified to be in compliance by an independent testing agency.

Now, you can move into a new home in Bucks Countyor Montgomery County that has been meticulously constructed and professionally verified to provide the best in comfortable cost-effective living.

Eliminate Air Loss

The thermal enclosure of a home is the overall airtightness of every window, door and fitting that is connected to the outside air. Together, the integrity of how these components are installed preserves the indoor climate regardless of outdoor temperature. During the various stages of construction in an energy efficient house, specific methods are used to achieve an airtight structure.

Segments of ductwork for heating and cooling are installed with faultless connections, while entry points for electrical and plumbing conduit are sealed tight. Plus, high-performance windows and doors are properly anchored and set with caulking. These specialized features have built-in thermal breaks which keep the temperature outside from being conducted to the building’s interior.

Get Third Party Verification

Once the sheetrock is hung onto the framing studs and painted over, it is difficult for a buyer to determine whether or not that wall contains the proper level of insulation. An Energy Star home is inspected during construction to ensure this, and tested upon finishing to confirm.

This dynamic is achieved with partnership with an independent Home Energy Rater. Hallmark is building new homes in Bucks County and Montgomery County that are tested and verified by Energy Star. In addition to walls, this step also monitors and verifies proper insulation in floor-based power outlets, arm-level light switches and electrical junction boxes.

Breathe Clean Air

The quality of indoor air in a home is determined by the caliber of heating and air conditioning units installed by the builder. Air conditioners and furnaces draw in air from outside, treat it accordingly and distribute it throughout a structure via ductwork.

High-efficiency heating and cooling units use advanced filters to remove elements such as dust, pollen, allergens and other pollutants before sending the air throughout the home.

These modern systems are highly efficient and feature reduced levels of noise and energy use while maintaining premium performance with extended warranty coverage. Energy Star tests, rates and approves top brands that are manufactured specifically for efficiency.

Then, these units are properly installed by trained HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) professionals according to best practices established by leading equipment manufacturers. The result is clean, refreshing air that is affordably maintained at optimum temperatures at all times.

Avoid Moisture Damage

An integral component of an energy efficient home is a comprehensive water protection system. Not only can water damage be caused by outdoor elements such as rain, snow and irrigation — it can also occur from within the house from poorly insulated plumbing pipes and improperly installed water heaters.

All new homes in Bucks County and Montgomery County built by Hallmark feature top moisture damage prevention ratings from Energy Star.

  • Protect from Within

This energy efficient step in the building process offers the peace of mind that comes from knowing that precipitation stays outside, and when it goes from the roofing shingles to the downspouts and finally into the yard, seepage is avoided into the below-ground walls or the foundation — because they have been treated with damp-proof coating.

  • Take Preventive Measures

As plumbing is being installed, each phase of the process includes inspections from an Energy Star professional to ensure that all couplings and plumbing fixtures are securely in place. To prevent broken pipes from freezing temperatures, all conduit below ground and in contact with exterior walls are checked for proper insulation.

Also, a state-of-the-art water heater with modern energy saving features will be approved and tested once installed.

Save Money on Lighting and Appliances

Efficiency-approved fixtures, bulbs and appliances offer immediate value through modern appeal and superior performance. These features also offer long-term benefits by requiring less energy to operate which translates to a reduced carbon footprint and greater savings on monthly bills.

You can customize your new home in Bucks Countywith elegance and style by choosing lights and appliances that speak to your personal sense of design.

  • Flip the Switch

Efficiency certified fixtures and bulbs use up to 90 percent less energy than their traditional counterparts. These components can last 15 times longer than incandescent models while emitting the same amount of light from units that are hum-free.

  • Get More, Use Less

Modernizing your home with Energy Star approved refrigerators, dishwashers, ceiling fans and laundry units allows you to enjoy appliances that outperform older models while reducing energy use by up to 50 percent.

Join the Modern Age

Houses designed to use less energy while providing a superior living experience are the choice for people looking to benefit the environment and save money. Contact us to learn more about moving into a newly customized, Energy Star Certified home.

Custom Home Builder Answers Key Questions About Buying a New Home

Categories: Hallmark Homes Group | Posted: March 30, 2018

If you are considering buying a new home from a custom homebuilder, you’re probably seeking answers to a few key questions. You may wonder if owning a new home will save money, if buying will be too exhausting, if you’ll have a long waiting period or how to finance the purchase.

Below, Hallmark Homes Group answers important questions about the buying process while discussing the advantages of home ownership.

Can Buying a New Home Save Me Money?

A new home can lower the ongoing cost of ownership in many ways. Owning a new home provides you the energy-saving benefits of the latest building materials, heating and cooling systems, electrical fixtures and appliances. Plus, modern faucets, showerheads and plumbing configurations use far less water than yesterday’s counterparts. These features translate to significantly lower monthly power, gas and water bills.

Meanwhile, other expenses such as property taxes, mortgage insurance and mortgage interest are all deductible, saving you money on your yearly taxes. Also, any equity built over time through home ownership can be leveraged towards refinancing, covering loans and opening new lines of credit or simply as a retirement nest egg.

Is Building a New Home a Lot of Work?

With the right processes in place, building a new home should not burden you with work, and in fact, should be an exciting and happy experience. Hallmark Homes Group prides itself in making the process easy while creating your vision of your new home.

An experienced sales representative will guide you through our step-by-step process from selection to settlement day. We will be available to listen and answer any questions you may have along the way.

Will I Have to Wait a Long Time?

Hallmark offers several quick move in homesfor buyers who prefer or need a faster settlement time rather than undergo the wait time required by customizing a home.

With a quick delivery option, you can expect your home to be completed within 30 to 90 days and still experience the advantages of owning a new home with many personalized and customized features and finishes.

When you have the option of time on your side, building a custom home is a longer process but the choice is well worth it. You will own a home that is customized to your lifestyle and personally yours down to almost every detail.

Do I Need to Save a Lot of Money?

Getting approved for a loan does not require a large amount of savings. You might assume that you need 10 to 20 percent of a home’s selling price in order to be authorized for a loan. The reality is that in some circumstances you may be able to qualify with as little as three percent down.

Also, a pristine credit score is not always a must. While a higher credit score translates to a lower interest rate, understand that every situation is unique. The best approach is to seek pre-approvalas you are researching your buying options, this way you will know what you can comfortably afford from the onset of the home buying process.

For more information, Hallmark provides a mortgage financing guideto help you navigate each step of the financing process.    

Ready to Get Started?

Hallmark Homes Groupis a Pennsylvania builder offering homes in the Bucks County, Montgomery County and Lehigh County areas specializes in creating custom dream homes along with positive experiences for their buyers.Contact usto learn more about working with a custom homebuilder.

The Power of ‘Yes’: How a Bucks and Montgomery County Home Builder is Turning Ideas into Reality

Categories: Bucks County Homes, Customized homes, Hallmark Homes Group, Montgomery County, New Homes | Posted: September 19, 2017

There are two characteristics that separate an exceptional custom homebuilder from an average one: the willingness to accommodate the wishes of you, the client, and the ability to do so in a timely manner.

Hallmark Homes Group is the Bucks and Montgomery County homebuilder that allows you to quickly turn a domestic vision into your dreams of a new home. This is accomplished through the efforts of a team who not only values your ideas, but also works to shape them into the unique living spaces created for you and your family.

A ‘Can Do’ Attitude Let’s You Customize Your Home

It is a fact that many builders are unaccommodating when it comes to changing an existing floor plan or home design. As the buyer and future owner of a newly built home, your living experience should not have to be stifled by a builder who is unwilling to adapt to your requests.

You can tour the Hallmark model homes while visualizing every last detail of how your tastes and preferences can be applied to the layout you love most. Once you review your design adjustments with your Hallmark representative, building can begin.

Use Your Imagination

Hallmark Homes Group listens to your unique ideas, ranging from additional lighting installations, window sizes, trim designs, fixture styles, appliances and so much more. A video interview with a happy homeowner reveals that with Hallmark, “it’s a yes” for almost any, requested modification.

This can involve deeper sinks to accommodate your culinary inclinations or the installation of cabinet lighting if you prefer soft effects from above and below. Adding upgrades such as specialized light switches can help you achieve the perfect hue, while including certain ceiling wood beams can give your living area that perfect, homely look and feel.

The Advantages of Flexibility

Before building gets underway, you can change and upgrade specific details of your new house. Hallmark’s broad selection of designs provides style to appeal to many tastes, but you may have additional ideas for a floor plan that can perfectly accommodate your lifestyle.

You can expand rooms, bump out walls and even add specialized spaces to make your home as comfortable, enjoyable and livable as possible.

Excellent Turnaround Times

Video interviews with delighted Hallmark customers also reveal that this custom home builder got right down to the business of construction once the sale closed. This is especially convenient if you’re a buyer in transition who is eager to get into your new home. Rather than waiting around for undue months on end, you can go from visualizing your perfect house to being able to move in within a reasonable time frame.

A Homebuilder Who Listens

If you are looking for a Bucks and Montgomery County homebuilder who specializes in accommodating the requests of their clients, consider Hallmark Homes Group. Contact us to experience the value of working with a custom homebuilder who listens your ideas and implements them into the final details of your new home.

Meet Your Neighbors at Country Ridge!

Categories: Customized homes, Hallmark Homes Group, New Homes, New Model Homes | Posted: May 3, 2016

Hallmark is hosting a “Meet Your Neighbor” event on Sunday May 8th at Country Ridge in Perkasie.  Come tour Hallmark’s newly decorated model home and mingle with your future neighbors.  There will be a food truck provided by Jules Thin Crust Pizza from 12 – 2pm and an ice cream truck provided by Sweet Pea Ice Cream from 1 – 3pm.

Tour the Franklin model home located at 413 Hickory Drive.  The model is open daily from 10 am – 5pm and on Mondays from 1-5pm.  Please contact Rob DiIoia at 215-453-2930 or via email at rdiioia@hallmarkhomesgroup.com for more information.

Hallmark Homes Group wins a 2016 Synergy Award!

Categories: Hallmark Homes Group, Uncategorized | Posted: April 28, 2016

The results are in! Hallmark Homes Group is proud to announce that we have won the 2016 Synergy Award for Best Builder Website in the category of local homebuilders.  The Synergy Awards are presented by the Home Builder’s Association of Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware Counties.  Our team is very proud of our work and hope that you begin your new home search with us!

View our award winning website and find your dream home here!2016 Synergy Award

Perkasie Community Event on 2/28/16

Categories: Customized homes, Hallmark Homes Group, New Homes, New Model Homes | Posted: February 24, 2016

Future Country Ridge homeowners may be interested in attending Free Will Brewing Company’s ‘Screw Winter Clambake’ on Sunday February 28th.  This family friendly ‘New England style Clambake’ event is open to the public and is being held in their parking lot from 12 noon – 7pm at 410 E Walnut Street in Perkasie.  Ticket price includes 1 ENTREE + 2 SIDES + 2 BEERS. They will have several bonfires going all day, plus outdoor heaters, and access to their cellar level production space. Additional food and beverages will be available a la carte. Tickets are $30 in advance (here) or purchase in Taproom for $35.*

This event is a great way to get acquainted with Perkasie Borough and to meet your future neighbors!  Country Ridge offers open and airy new single family homes, on a cul-de-sac, with each homesite backing up to open space. This intimate community of just 18 homes offers the perfect balance of laid-back country living and a close to-everywhere location. You can choose from 6 distinctive home types with endless floor plan selections to fit your needs and lifestyle.  Inside each well-designed, energy efficient home are 4 bedrooms, up to 3.5 baths, full basements, 2 car garages and 2,023 to 3,056 square feet of living space.

Make sure to stop by our Sales Center to get a sneak peek of the Franklin Grand Manor model home before it opens. The Country Ridge Sales Center is located at 1001 W. Park Ave, Perkasie, PA 18944 and is open this weekend from 10 AM to 5 PM.

*This event is not sponsored or affiliated with Hallmark Homes  Group

Meet the Builder and Muddy Shoe Preview Event at Country Ridge in Perkasie

Categories: Customized homes, Hallmark Homes Group, New Homes, New Model Homes, Quick Delivery Home | Posted: February 20, 2016

On Saturday February 20th, Hallmark Homes Group is holding an event at their new single family home community in Perkasie, Pa.  From 11 am to 3 pm, future Country Ridge homeowners can meet with Hallmark Homes Group’s President and learn all about the construction process and this brand new exciting community.

The ‘Muddy Shoe Preview’ will also take place the same day . The new model home will be available to tour as well as a quick delivery home which is scheduled for an early spring completion.

Country Ridge is also still offering the promotion of including a finished basement to anyone who purchases a new home before February 29th, 2016.*

*Offer valid for new buyers who have a fully executed agreement of sale by 2/29/2016.  Not valid on prior sales or spec homes.  This offer may be withdrawn or changed at any time by the builder without notice.  Information is subject to errors and omissions. Additional terms may apply.

Doylestown – Quick Delivery Estate Home Available Immediately!

Categories: Customized homes, Hallmark Homes Group, Luxury homes, New Homes, Quick Delivery Home | Posted: January 14, 2016

Hallmark Homes Group stunning new quick delivery home is now complete and move-in ready!  This dream home is located at our Serendipity Farm community in Doylestown Township and is set on over an acre of land overlooking a picturesque pond.

Located at 143 Pine Mill Circle is The Greenbrier Manor. It’s a beautifully appointed, luxurious 4,310 square foot home loaded with upgrades including a 3-car garage, an opulent master suite, large secondary bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The first floor of this home boasts a stunning 2-story foyer with front and rear stairs, a grand dining room, large living room and a private study. As you move towards the expansive gourmet kitchen you will find upgraded cabinets, granite counter-tops, and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen gracefully passes into a breakfast room attached to a stately and sunny solarium, optimizing your private views of iconic Bucks County. Located just off the kitchen is the spacious family room with gas fireplace. You will find upgraded hardwood floors throughout the first floor as well as upgraded moldings and millwork. The second floor master suite is the perfect space to relax, refresh and getaway; a grand double door entry-way leads to a main bedroom with a tray ceiling, retreat and sitting area. Two massive walk-in closets provide ample space and the lavish master bath includes soaking tub with separate shower, private commode and double-bowl vanity. Three additional bedrooms and two full baths complete the second floor. The basement has 9 foot ceilings, a walk-up option with 6′ sliding glass door and rough-in plumbing for a future full bathroom. There are many other upgrades such as recessed lighting and additional windows throughout this beautiful home.

Serendipity Farm is superbly located in the Central Bucks School District with close proximity to Route 611, Route 202 Bypass and the PA Turnpike. Just minutes from historic Doylestown Borough with quaint shops, restaurants and many cultural activities, the Greenbrier Manor at Serendipity Farm offers luxury in an uncommon setting.

Don’t miss your chance to own this luxury home – make your appointment today to tour this home. Please contact us 215-416-0036 or contact@hallmarkhomesgroup.com.

This spectacular home has just been professionally photographed by Bob Graham Jr.  Please browse through our photos to view Bob’s fabulous work!  You can view more of Bob’s work at http://bgrahamjr.com

 

Hallmark Introduces New Home Designs at Serendipity Farms

Categories: Customized homes, Hallmark Homes Group, Luxury homes, New Homes, Quick Delivery Home | Posted: December 17, 2015

The Greenbrier, part of Hallmark’s luxury estate home collection, is currently available our Serendipity Farm and The Reserve at Hilltown High Field Estates and Horsham Glen communities. This grand home of 4,101 square feet has 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths. The home displayed in the virtual tour is a Quick Delivery home available for immediate delivery at Lot 1 Serendipity Farm, 143 Pine Mill Circle in Doylestown Township.  Our Greenbrier virtual tour is available HERE.

The Adams is a well-planned single family home that is available at our newest community Country Ridge in Perkasie, PA.  The Adams is 2,122 square feet and has 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. This home features a great open concept perfect for families of all sizes.  The Adams virtual tour is available HERE.

For more information on these homes or any Hallmark community, please contact us at 215-416-0036 or e-mail us at contact@hallmarkhomesgroup.com.

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