You may be someone who has secretly harbored a dream of building a vacation home in the Poconos—but never thought about it too seriously because it seemed a little frivolous. There are, however, some pretty serious and significant reasons to pursue that dream. Let’s look at three reasons you just might want to build a vacation home in the Poconos.
1. Anytime Availability
If you love coming to the Poconos (and there are lots of reasons why people love visiting the area) you’ve probably been through the drill of locating lodging and paying a premium during the most popular times. Maybe you’ve even had to cancel a trip because you couldn’t find a place to stay—or had to settle for accommodations that were less than you’d hoped for. Whether it’s the height of ski season, the middle of the summer, or at the peak of fall colors, you’ll always have a place to stay—even if you decide to come at the last minute
2. Building Family Connections
We live in an age when families spread out all over the country because of jobs other considerations. A vacation home, however, can serve as a great place to make memories for your family. It can be a huge draw for your own kids to return to a place where they had so much fun—and bring their families with them. There are plenty of activities for younger children in the area, so you can invite grandchildren and know they’ll love it.
3. It’s a Good Investment
Historically, real estate is a solid financial investment. We’re not financial advisors (and don’t give advice about your investments) but one of the great things about investing in a vacation home is that you get to enjoy it the whole time it is increasing in value. Even if you didn’t make a dime, you will have had the benefit of enjoying time with your family in a comfortable and welcoming environment.
BONUS REASON: It’s a great way to prepare for retirement
If you enjoy the time you spend in your Poconos home, you may want to think about it as a place to retire. You’ll have plenty of time to get a sense for whether this is the right place to spend your time when you know longer have to worry about your daily commute to work. And you can make a gradual move at your own chosen pace. If and when you choose to sell your primary residence, you’ll have a place to go if your home sells quickly.
The Poconos Mountains are a great place to visit. Having your own vacation home is far from frivolous —it could be one of the best investments you’ve ever made.