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Why You Should Retire in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 21, 2018 7:00:00 AM

“Things just aren’t the way they used to be.” It seems like we hear that comment more frequently all the time.  It’s true, but sometimes that’s good news! Retirement is one thing that’s changed a lot over the years. Retirees are a lot more active than they were years ago. And increasing numbers of Americans prefer to stay in their own homes after retirement. That doesn’t necessarily mean staying in their same old house—particularly if it no longer fits their lifestyle. Let’s take a look at why you should retire in the Poconos.

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Topics: Universal Design, aging in place, Buying a New Home in the Poconos, Retiring in the Poconos

How to Find an Affordable Home in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 6, 2018 10:43:22 AM

Mention the "perfect" get-away home and some people's thoughts immediately turn toward oceanfront property or a large, luxury home along a gorgeous golf course. Homes like that may be beautiful, but they tend to be expensive—and out of reach. But that doesn't mean you can't find the perfect get-away home. It's really a matter of finding a place that has everything you want—within your budget. Here’s a post that highlights the importance of having a realistic budget—and how to set your budget. Let’s look at how to find an affordable home in the Poconos.

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Topics: Poconos Home Builders, Affordable Homes, New Homes in the Poconos, Homes for Sale in the Poconos, Home Search

How Big Should Your Home Be?

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 1, 2018 7:00:00 AM

When it’s time to build your Poconos home one big question is, “How big should your home be?” According to aei.org “New US homes today are 1,000 square feet larger than in 1973 and living space per person has nearly doubled.” While the trend over the last several decades has been toward larger homes, increasing numbers of prospective homeowners are asking if bigger is really better. Often the real issue is not more space, but space that is better designed and makes you feel comfortable.

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Topics: Buying a New Home in the Poconos, home size, ideal square footage, Home Specifications

6 Essential Features for the Home You Retire In

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM

One advantage of owning a vacation home in the Poconos is that it could easily become a place for you to retire when you no longer need to be so close to an urban area for work. Or perhaps you’ve visited the Poconos on occasion to escape the crush of city/suburban life and have thought you’d like to build a retirement home there. Whether you currently own a place in the Poconos or are thinking about building, there’s a bit more to consider than just peace and quiet. Let’s look at 6 essential features for the home you retire in.

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Topics: retirement, aging in place, Retiring in the Poconos, Forever Home

The Top 6 Restaurants in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 20, 2018 7:00:00 AM

When you've created the perfect kitchen in your Poconos home you may think you'll never go anywhere else for a meal. But there are times when there is just no substitute for having someone else do all of the preparation and serving. And of course, it's awfully nice to have someone else do all the clean up afterward! So let's take a look at the top 6 restaurants in the Poconos.

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Topics: Pocono Mountains, Things to Do in the Poconos, great restaurants in the Poconos, Poconos Restaurants

8 Tips for Preparing Your Poconos Home for the Vacation Season

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 12, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you have a vacation home in the Poconos that hasn’t been in use for a while, there are probably a few things you’ll want to do to get it ready for use. And whether you plan to rent out your home to others—or occupy it yourself—here are 8 tips for preparing your Poconos home for the vacation season. By the way, if you’ve only thought about having a vacation home in the Poconos, here’s a look at some of the reasons it might make sense.

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Topics: Poconos Vacation Homes, Poconos Vacations, Poconos Homes, Summer in the Poconos

Don't Settle for Department Store Stuff - Shop Locally for Your Poconos Home

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 4, 2018 7:00:00 AM

These days you can walk into 10 different departments stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or New York and swear you’ve been down the same aisles 10 times. It's not that there aren't nice quality items in some of these stores—but everything kind of looks the same. That's particularly troubling if you're looking for items to decorate your Poconos home. You want your home to reflect your unique personality. Don't settle for department store stuff—shop locally for your Poconos home!

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Topics: Pocono Mountains, Shopping, Poconos Shopping, Shop Local

Outdoor Space—Keep It Simple with These 5 Essentials

Posted by John Holahan on May 28, 2018 7:00:00 AM

One of the biggest trends in the homebuilding and remodeling industry has to do with blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living. There’s little doubt that homeowners in the Poconos have embraced this idea. There are so many great ideas for enjoying the outdoor space around your home that it’s easy to get carried away creating the “perfect” outdoor space. If you’re more interested in relaxing outside than in spending all your time, energy, and money creating the ultimate outdoor experience, here’s a tip for your outdoor space—keep it simple with these 5 essentials.

Before we get into specifics, the key thing to remember is to create a space that reflects the way you use it—rather than mimicking some designer’s dream of what you should have. Build your space around the things that you enjoy doing and the things that make you comfortable.

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Topics: outdoor living, Poconos Living, Outdoor Spaces, Outdoor Decorating

The Best Summer Getaways in Pennsylvania

Posted by John Holahan on May 19, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The idea of a getaway is appealing to a lot of people. And Pennsylvania is a great place to get away from the stress and strain of everyday urban or suburban life. Of course, different people have different ideas of what to do when they get away to recharge their batteries. Are you looking for adventure? Is it entertainment you’re after? Do you want to enjoy nature? Or are you looking to restore a little romance to your relationship? Let’s take a look at some of the best summer getaways in Pennsylvania.

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Topics: Liberty Homes, Poconos Getaways, Summer Getaways, Summer in the Poconos

The Best 2018 Summer Events in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on May 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM

While it’s true that the Poconos region offers all kinds of activities for residents and visitors to enjoy year round, there’s still something special about summer. The days are longer. The pace is somehow slower. And the weather just makes it that much more enjoyable to get out and do things. Ah! But what is there to do? Here’s a quick look at some of the best 2018 summer events in the Poconos.

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Topics: Summer, Poconos Activities, Summer Events, Summer in the Poconos

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