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John Holahan

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4 Ways to Achieve “Perfection” in Your New Home Build

Posted by John Holahan on Oct 9, 2019 7:00:00 AM

First of all, when it comes to building a new home, you may need to adjust your understanding of “perfection.” While we all know the tagline from Lexus— “The Unwavering Pursuit of Perfection”—nobody actually expects a car to be perfect. It’s the same with building a home. Minor imperfections are part of the building process. That doesn’t mean you have to settle for less than you want. You can still walk into your new home with a huge sigh of satisfaction.  With that in mind, let’s look at 4 ways to achieve “perfection” in your new home build.

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How to Get the Most Charm and Character When Building a New Home

Posted by John Holahan on Oct 5, 2019 10:58:39 AM

Your home is unlike any other building. It’s much more personal. It’s where you relax and enjoy yourself in an intimate surrounding. It’s why so many people want to build a place that exudes charm and character.  So, let’s take a look at how to get the most charm and character when building a new home.

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5 Top Features to Add When Building Your Home

Posted by John Holahan on Oct 2, 2019 7:00:00 AM

What are the most important features to include when you’re building a new home? There are plenty of design and décor experts who can tell you about the hottest new colors, fabrics, and styles. Styles come and go. Building trends, on the other hand, are a reflection of things that make a home more comfortable and convenient. Let’s look at some of the 5 top features to add when building your home.

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How to Prepare My Poconos Home for Fall

Posted by John Holahan on Sep 9, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Autumn in the Poconos can be a stunningly beautiful season (and here's a guide to some of the great things to do in the area in the fall). But fall is also a harbinger of the weather changes to come when winter comes calling. The good news is that there are several things you can do to prepare your home during the fall months so that you don't have to freeze your fingers and toes later. Here are some tips to help you prepare your Poconos home—inside and out—for fall.

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Topics: Fall in the Poconos

The Best 2019 Fall Events in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Aug 28, 2019 7:00:00 AM

While there are plenty of things to enjoy in the Poconos throughout the year, there is something special about autumn in the area. The temperatures in the area may be cooling off, but the activities are definitely heating up! Let's take a quick look at some of the best 2019 fall events in the Poconos.

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Topics: Fall in the Poconos

Best Fall Getaways in Pennsylvania

Posted by John Holahan on Aug 26, 2019 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 seasons. 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: Fall

6 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Poconos Home Builder

Posted by John Holahan on Aug 16, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Choosing the right builder for your new Poconos home is one of the most important parts of the homebuilding process. The good news is that you have lots of choices. The tough part is that you have to make a choice. Here are 6 factors to consider when choosing a Poconos home builder.

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The 4 Biggest Home Building Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

Posted by John Holahan on Aug 6, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Building a new home can be an exhilarating experience. If you’ve never done it before, it can be challenging—especially if you don’t know about some of the potential pitfalls. Don’t worry! Here’s a look at the 4 biggest home building mistakes you can easily avoid.

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The Top 6 “Nice to Haves” to Include in a Home Build

Posted by John Holahan on Aug 2, 2019 7:00:00 AM

There’s an old John Denver song that includes the line: “It’s the little things that make a house a home.” And while Mr. Denver wasn’t writing about homebuilding, that truth still applies. Here’s a look at the top 6 “nice to haves” to include in a home build.

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How to Match a Floor Plan with Your Home Goals

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 8, 2019 9:10:00 AM

When you begin dreaming about building a new home in the Poconos, you may have a mental image of how your house will look. Your vision may include a particular style, color, or exterior treatment. You may even have color schemes in mind for the interior. Maybe you’ve even considered specific features for your kitchen. All of those things are important, but one of the most critical things to do when planning your home is to make sure you match a floor plan with your home goals.

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Topics: Home Building

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