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John Holahan

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The Best 2018-19 Winter Events in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM

What’s going on around the Poconos this winter? There is always plenty of activity in the region. Here’s a look at some of the best 2018-19 winter events in the Poconos.

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Topics: Winter, Winter Events, Winter in the Poconos, Christmas

Play It Safe by Building a New Home

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

Any investment you make comes with a certain amount of risk. Obviously, if you can minimize your risk (and maximize your return) you’re ahead of the game. How does that work when it comes to buying a home? For most of us, that’s still the single largest purchase/investment we make. Are you better off buying an existing home? Or do you play it safe by building a new home?

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Topics: Building a New Home in the Poconos, Poconos New Homes, New Homes in the Poconos, Poconos Home Builders

Best Winter Getaways in the Poconos

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

The holiday season can be festive and fun . . . but sometimes it’s just good to get away from the normal activities and simply slow down a bit. The Poconos offer a lot of ways to recharge your mental and emotional batteries. We’ve talked before about the fact that the Poconos area is a region for all seasons. But let’s take a look at some of the best winter getaways in the Poconos.

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Topics: Pennsylvania Getaways, Winter getaways, Poconos Vacations, Poconos Getaways

6 Tips for Choosing Where to Retire

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

Increasing numbers of people approaching retirement age in the New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia areas are choosing the Poconos as their destination. Obviously, the serenity and beauty of the area have a lot to do with that. But there’s much more to comfortable retirement living than just nice views. Here are 6 tips for choosing where to retire that you’ll want to think about before making your choice.

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Topics: Retiring in the Poconos, retirement, aging in place, Poconos Lifestyle, Poconos Living

The Best Home Builders in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Oct 31, 2018 5:14:40 PM

When it comes time to build your dream home in the Poconos, one of the most important things you can do is choose the right home builder. But making that choice isn't always easy. That's why we're here to help!

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Topics: Poconos Home Builders, How to Select a Poconos Home Builder, Best Home Builders, Poconos Custom Home Builder

Best Ski Resorts in the Poconos

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

For a lot of people on the East Coast, the Poconos are synonymous with skiing in the winter months. Part of that is no doubt due to the natural beauty of the region. But another big reason people head to the Poconos to ski is that they have so many choices. Regardless of your skill level or other interests, there’s something here for you when you want to hit the slopes. Let’s take a look at some of the best ski resorts in the Poconos.

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Topics: Poconos Lifestyle, Poconos skiing, Skiing in The Poconos, Winter, Winter Activities

What Are the Best New Home Features for a Poconos Home?

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

You’ll have lots of choices when you decide to build a new home in the Poconos. Obviously, you'll want to consider your exact location and the style of home you want. You'll also want to think about what size home is the best fit for your needs. Beyond those essentials, however, what are the best new home features for a Poconos home?

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Topics: New Homes in the Poconos, Home Features, Building a New Home in the Poconos, Poconos Home Builders

How Far In Advance Should You Plan a Home Build?

Posted by John Holahan on Oct 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Anyone considering building a new home has at least two major questions: “How much is this going to cost?” and “How long is this going to take?” In the past, we’ve posted information about how much homes in the Poconos can cost. For this post, we'd like to focus on the second question. How far in advance should you plan a home build?

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Topics: Poconos Home Builders, Timeline for Building a Home, planning your new Poconos home, Building a Home in the Poconos, Homebuilding 101

What Is RESNET® and Why Does It Matter?

Posted by John Holahan on Oct 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM

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

Building a Second Home: Here's What You Need to Know

Posted by John Holahan on Sep 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The allure of building a second home can be really compelling. There are so many ways that a secondary residence can be used. The potential benefits are pretty impressive. Let’s take a look at some of those benefits—and things you need to consider before you make this kind of a move. If you’re thinking about building a second home here’s what you need to know.

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Topics: Building a Vacation Home, Poconos Vacation Homes, Vacation Homes, Second Homes, Building a Second Home

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