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How to Save Money When Building a New Home

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

You’ll face a number of important issues when you decide to build a new home. Three of the biggest questions you’ll have to answer are:

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2018 Pennsylvania Building Code Update - Is Your Builder Using It?

Posted by John Holahan on Sep 12, 2018 11:44:07 AM

Energy efficiency is an important consideration for building your new Poconos home. Not only is it important from a financial perspective (Who wants to pay more than they have to for the energy that keeps you warm, cool, and comfortable?), but it’s also an environmentally responsible thing to do. That’s something we at Gerber have championed for years and have talked about repeatedly on our website.

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Topics: Pennsylvania home builders, Poconos Home Builders, Pennsylvania Building Code, Building Code

The Best 2018 Fall Events in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Sep 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The temperatures in the Poconos may be getting ready to drop, but the fall activity level is just starting to heat up! Here’s a quick overview of some of the best 2018 fall events in the Poconos.  

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Topics: Poconos Living, Fall in the Poconos, Fall, Fall Foliage, Fall Trips

Best Fall Getaways in Pennsylvania

Posted by John Holahan on Aug 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM

There are lots of great things to do in the Poconos all year long. The region really is a place for all season. There’s no denying, however, that autumn in the Poconos is pretty special. Things slow down just a bit and the colors really come to life. We’ll take a look at a few of the best fall getaways in Pennsylvania.

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Topics: Poconos Getaways, Fall Trips, fall getaways, Pennsylvania Getaways, Pennsylvania Vacations

Poconos Town Spotlight: Honesdale

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

Occasionally you’ll hear someone describe a place as being, “As pretty as a postcard.”  That certainly could be said of Honesdale in the Poconos. The vintage postcard you see here captures some of the charm that’s made Honesdale, PA a favorite destination for many years. The town offers a wonderful mixture of beautiful scenery, fascinating history, and modern conveniences and amenities.

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Topics: Where to Live in the Poconos, Places to Visit in the Poconos, Small Towns in the Poconos, Honesdale

Poconos Neighborhood Spotlight: Milford, Pennsylvania

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

You may be thinking about building a great new home in the Poconos—and there are plenty of options available to you—but that doesn’t mean you’ll spend all of your time in your new home. One of the great things about living in the Poconos region is that are so many interesting things to do and fun neighborhoods and towns to explore scattered throughout the region. Right now we’d like to take a closer look at Milford, Pennsylvania.

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Topics: neighborhoods in the Poconos, Poconos Neighborhoods, Small Towns in the Poconos, Milford

Why the Poconos is the Perfect Place to Retire

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When it’s time to build your Poconos home one big question is, “How big should your

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Topics: Liberty Homes, Poconos Lifestyle, Poconos Home Builders, Retiring in the Poconos

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

Preparing Yourself for Those Surprising Places Where Your Poconos Custom Home Could Cost You More

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 11, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Building a custom home in the Poconos can be full of little surprises. Some of them are really good surprises, such as when the view from your family room windows is even better than you anticipated. Others are not quite as welcome, like when the material for your backsplash doesn’t look much like the sample you saw (and doesn’t go with your countertops the way you thought it would). Perhaps the most unwelcome surprise is when your home costs more than you planned. Here are tips for preparing yourself for the surprising place where your Poconos custom home could cost you more.

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Topics: Poconos New Home Cost, Poconos Custom Home Cost, Poconos Home Costs

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

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