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John Holahan

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The Best Spring Getaways in Pennsylvania

Posted by John Holahan on Mar 10, 2020 10:01:00 AM

There’s no doubt about it that the Poconos Region is a great place to live. But even if you’re fortunate enough to live here you may still need to get away once in a while. Sometimes families want to escape from the constant crush of demands on their time (school, work, sports, activities) and just have some time together. Sometimes it’s the grownups that 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?

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Topics: Spring, Pennsylvania Getaways, Spring in the Poconos, Spring Getaways

The Best 2020 Spring Events in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Mar 2, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Say Goodbye to Winter

March 6, 2020

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Topics: Poconos Events, Poconos Lifestyle, Spring in the Poconos, Spring Events

Average Home Prices in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 4, 2020 7:53:00 PM


With ski resorts for snowy getaways and beautiful lakes for summer vacations, the Pocono Mountains area is the ultimate all-season destination that’s been attracting visitors for over a century. The most shocking thing about the Poconos isn't that they are 71 miles from New York or that the schools are great or that the area is a natural wonderland minutes from quaint towns and thriving cultural communities... It's the price of buying a new home.

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Topics: Poconos New Homes, Poconos Custom Homes, Poconos Custom Home Builder, Poconos New Home Cost, Poconos Custom Home Cost

What is the Cost of Building a Home in the Poconos?

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 1, 2020 9:04:00 AM

We’ve been building custom homes for more than 35 years, and without question, the one question we’ve probably been asked more than any other is, “What is it going to cost to build a home in the Poconos?” You know what? We really don’t mind that question at all! As a homeowner, you have to ask that question. It would be foolish not to do so.

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Topics: Poconos New Homes, Poconos Custom Homes, Poconos Custom Home Builder, Poconos New Home Cost, Poconos Custom Home Cost

What Is RESNET® and Why Does It Matter?

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 27, 2020 12:30:00 PM

Sometimes buying a new home feels a little bit like a big bowl of alphabet soup. You’re exposed to acronyms that you don’t run into anywhere else. You have to deal with PITI (Principle/Interest/Taxes/Insurance) on your mortgage loan. You may find yourself comparing HVAC (Heating Venting Air Conditioning) systems. In a lot of cases, you’ll find yourself in a relationship with an HOA (Home Owners Association). There’s one acronym, however, you may not be familiar with that can make a big difference when building your new Poconos home. What is RESNET® and why does it matter?

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Topics: Resnet, Poconos Home Builders, RESNET homebuilder, Energy Efficiency, Building a Home in the Poconos

Should I Buy or Build a Home in the Poconos in 2020?

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

The beginning of a new year often gives people pause to consider new opportunities. For some people that might include the consideration of buying or building a new home. Before you jump into a major decision like that, there are things you’ll want to evaluate—including the timing. Should you buy or build a new home in 2020? Let’s look at a few things you’ll want to think about before deciding.

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Topics: Building a Home in the Poconos

The Best Winter Getaways in Pennsylvania

Posted by John Holahan on Dec 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Celebrating the holidays can be a lot of fun with friends and family. But after all the activity has slowed down, you may be ready for a change of pace—and a change of scenery. The Poconos area offers a plethora of ways to recharge your mental and emotional batteries. People are increasingly recognizing that the Poconos area is a region for all seasons. But what about getting away in the middle of winter?  Here’s a look at some of the best winter getaways in the Poconos.

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Topics: Poconos Living

6 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe When You Are Away for the Holidays

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Whether your Poconos home is a vacation home or your full-time residence, there may be times when you’ll be away for longer periods of time. The approaching holiday season is one of those times when your home may be empty for days on end. A few simple precautions can help ensure that your home will be protected—even when no one is home. Here are 6 ways to keep your home safe when you are away for the holidays.

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Topics: Poconos Living

The Best 2019 - 2020 Winter / Christmas Events in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 11, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Many of us look forward to holiday entertaining in the Poconos. And if you’re expecting friends and family this year, here’s an article that can help you prepare your Poconos home for the holidays. Of course, not all winter activities take place at home. There are always plenty of activities to enjoy around the region—and around the state. Here’s a look at some of the best 2019-20 winter events in the Poconos.

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Topics: Poconos Living

How to Prepare My Poconos Home for Winter

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 1, 2019 7:00:00 PM

There are lots of great ways to enjoy the Poconos region in winter. But if you don’t have a warm and comfortable house to return to, that can take the edge off of your fun. As longtime Poconos builders, residents often ask about how to prepare a Poconos home for the winter. Here are a few things we suggest.

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Topics: Poconos Living

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