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The Best 2019 Spring Events in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 24, 2019 7:00:00 AM

As cabin fever gives way to Spring fever, Poconos residents (and visitors) will be headed out to enjoy all that the region has to offer. There is always something going on in the Poconos—including events for kids, families, or adults. Here’s a look at just a few of the events coming up early this spring!

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

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 Home Builders, Retiring in the Poconos, Poconos Living

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: aging in place, Retiring in the Poconos, 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 Activities, Things to Do in the Poconos, Poconos Living

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

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

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: Poconos Home Builders, homebuilding trends, 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: Liberty Homes, Custom Homes in Pennsylvania, New Year Resolutions, Building A Dream Home

4 Signs You're Ready to Build a New Poconos Home

Posted by Liberty Homes on Dec 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Building a new home isn’t something you do on a whim.  It’s an undertaking with significant financial and personal implications. How do you know if the time is right for you to wade into the homebuilding process? Let’s take a look at 4 signs you’re ready to build a new Poconos home.

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

4 Ways to Enjoy the Christmas Season in the Poconos

Posted by Liberty Homes on Dec 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM

It almost seems as if Christmas celebrations and the Poconos were made for each other. What’s extra nice about celebrating Christmas here is that you don’t have to settle for the same old thing. Here’s a look at 4 ways to enjoy the Christmas season in the Poconos.

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Topics: Holidays, Poconos Lifestyle, Winter in the Poconos, Christmas

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