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John Holahan

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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

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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Topics: Home Building

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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Topics: Home Building

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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Topics: Home Building

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