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The Best 2018 Spring Events in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Mar 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM

As cabin fever gives way to Spring fever, Poconos residents (and visitors) will be headed out to enjoy all that the region has to offer. Here’s a look at just a few of the events coming up early this spring!

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Spring Getaways in the Poconos

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

Everybody needs to get away once in a while. Sometimes families want to get away from the constant crush of demands on their time (school, work, sports, activities) and just have some time together. Sometimes it’s the grownups who want to get away to enjoy some quiet time together and perhaps rekindle a spark in their relationship. But where can you get away to in the spring when the weather can be so unpredictable?  Here’s a look at some spring getaways in the Poconos that may be just what you’re looking for.

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How to Plan for Building a Poconos Home

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 26, 2018 7:00:00 AM

How to Plan for Building a Poconos HomeThere is no shortage of inspiration when it comes to the importance of planning.  Here are a few of our favorite inspirational quotes about this important activity.

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Topics: planning for your new Poconos home, keys to planning new Poconos home

Questions to Ask when Visiting a Home Builder

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

Choosing the right home builder is absolutely essential when building a new home in the Poconos. You can have the perfect location, the right floor plan, and even a great price—but if you end up with a builder that’s not right for you, you won’t be happy. So how do you find the right builder?

Actually sitting down face-to-face is one of the best methods for choosing the right contractor. But you’re going to want to get some information. Here are some key questions to ask when visiting a home builder.

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Topics: questions for builders, questions to ask a Poconos custom homebuilder, Home Building Questions

How Much Does Land Cost in the Poconos?

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 13, 2018 7:00:00 AM

One of the most substantial costs in building your new Poconos home is the cost of the land you'll build your house on. But what's a realistic amount to spend?

Like the houses that sit on them, the prices of properties can vary widely based on location, suitability, and special features (such as trees, rivers, or lakes). A fairly common rule of thumb when purchasing land is not to spend more than 20-25 percent of your total budget on the property itself. So, how much does land cost in the Poconos?

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Topics: Buying Land in the Poconos, factors affecting cost of Poconos homes, lots for new Poconos homes

4 Features that Will Influence the Cost of Your New Poconos Home

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 7, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Savvy homeowners want to know what they’re really going to pay for a new home so that they can set a realistic budget up front. Here’s a helpful post that covers useful information about how to set a new home budget—and why it’s important to do it early.  Sometimes people building a new home can get blind-sided by unexpected costs that they might not have considered when setting their budget. Let’s look at 4 features that will influence the cost of your new Poconos Home.

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Topics: Poconos Home Prices, home building budget, Poconos Home Costs

8 Beautiful Photos of the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Sometimes the best way to describe what it's like to live the Poconos is not to describe it at all—but to simply let you see things for yourself. Here are eight beautiful photos of the area that pretty much tell their own stories.

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Topics: Poconos Lifestyle, Living in the Poconos, Photos of the Poconos, Poconos Photos

Poconos Neighborhood Spotlight: Greenwood Acres

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If the idea of living “away from it all” and still being close to the things you enjoy is enticing to you, Greenwood Acres is a location you’ll want to explore. In fact, it’s an ideal location for a first home, a vacation home for the family, or even a place where you can retire, this is a great place to be.

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Topics: Poconos Lifestyle, Where to Live in the Poconos, Poconos Neighborhoods, Greenwood Acres

Is a Train Coming to the Poconos?

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

Is-a-Train-Coming-to-the-Poconos-1.jpgThere are a lot of reasons people move to the Poconos.  Some come for the slower pace of life. Some love the views and all of the outdoor activities. Still, others love the easy access to the many beautiful and quaint small towns scattered around the region. It's a fairly safe bet, however, that few people move to the area because of the great commute to New York metro area. That's despite that fact that as a recent WFMZ-TV post estimates, between 30 to 40 percent of Monroe County residents make that commute regularly—a commute that averages almost 39 minutes.

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Topics: passenger trains in the Poconos, Poconos Living, Poconos Public Transportation, What's New, 2018

Experience the Poconos—Your 2018 Checklist of Things to Do

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 16, 2018 9:14:13 AM

Even though we’re not too far into the New Year many of us are already struggling with keeping our New Years resolutions. Of course, we’re in good company. According to statisticbrain.com more than 40 percent of us regularly make resolutions, but only about 9 percent feel like we’re successful in achieving our goals. Maybe that’s because we’re doing things we don’t really want to do. Instead, maybe we should focus on some fun stuff instead! Here’s your 2018 checklist of things to do to help you experience the Poconos.

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Topics: Poconos Activities, Poconos Shopping, Poconos skiing, things to do in Poconos, Poconos Horseback Riding, Poconos Antiquing, Poconos Whitewater Rafting

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