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John Holahan

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What is Aging-in-Place and Why It Matters for You

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 18, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Chances are good that you've heard the phrase "Aging-in-Place" before. It's been a growing trend in the housing industry for a number of years. Or you may have heard of "Universal Design" which is a term that architects, designers, and builders often use to describe their approach to this phenomenon.  Let's examine the questions: What is aging-in-place and why it matters to you.

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Topics: aging in place, Poconos Living, Poconos Home Builders, Retiring in the Poconos

5 Tips for Retiring in a Two-Story Home

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The Poconos region has become an increasingly popular retirement destination. Because so many retirees are much more active in retirement than their predecessors, the abundance of activities in the Poconos makes it an ideal retirement location. Many people, however, purchase their retirement home before they actually retire. Often they buy it as a vacation home which then becomes their retirement property. Frequently, they’ll purchase a two-story home because it affords more space for kids and guests. So how does that work when it becomes their retirement house? Here are 5 tips for retiring in a two-story home.

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

7 Things to Live Near When You Retire

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM

American baseball icon (and unintentional philosopher) Yogi Berra is credited with coining the phrase: “The future ain’t what it used to be!” That’s certainly true when it comes to retirement. Retirement used to be considered a time to slow down, kick back, and relax. These days, when people look forward to their future retirement, they still want to relax, but the “slow down” part has changed. If you’re thinking about retiring in the Poconos, here’s a look at 7 things to live near when you retire.

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Topics: Poconos Living, Poconos Activities, Things to Do in the Poconos

8 Things to Know About the Poconos Before You Move There

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 17, 2019 7:00:00 AM

For decades, the Poconos region has been a popular vacation and “get-way” spot for East Coast residents. In recent years, however, the Poconos have increasingly become popular as a place for East Coasters to get away and live! Whether they are looking for a vacation home, a primary family home, or a place to which they can retire, people are looking at the Poconos as an ideal place to build a home. But before you pull up stakes where you are, there is some information you should be aware of. Let’s look at 8 things to know about the Poconos before your move there.

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Topics: things to do in Poconos, Poconos Activities, Moving to the Poconos, Poconos Living, Buying a New Home in the Poconos

Should I Buy a Home in the Poconos in 2019?

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 8, 2019 7:00:00 AM

If you’ve been thinking about buying a home in the Poconos—either as a vacation home, a primary residence, or as a place to retire—you may be wondering about the timing, and thinking: “Should I buy a home in the Poconos in 2019?”

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Topics: Poconos Home Costs, Poconos Home Builders, Building a Home in the Poconos, Buying a New Home in the Poconos

The Future of Home Building—Trends that Could Take Off in 2019

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

One of the benefits of building a new home (as opposed to purchasing an existing home) is that as a homeowner, you get to take advantage of all the latest developments and improvements—and create a home that's designed and built with today's added comforts and styles in mind. But what are the most recent developments? As we head into a new year, what is the future of homebuilding?  And what are the trends that could take off in 2019?

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Topics: homebuilding trends, Poconos Home Builders, Building a Home in the Poconos

New Year, New Home: How to Get a Jump on Finding your Dream Home in 2019

Posted by John Holahan on Dec 29, 2018 3:34:00 PM

If you’re like many Americans, the approaching New Year makes you think about making some changes. Of course, while we tend to make New Year's resolutions, we are not all that great about actually keeping them! According to Statisticbrain.com 45 percent of Americans still make resolutions each year, but only 8 percent claim to be successful in keeping them.

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Topics: Custom Homes in Pennsylvania, New Year Resolutions, Building A Dream Home, Liberty Homes

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

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