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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

How to Save Money When Building a New Home

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

You’ll face a number of important issues when you decide to build a new home. Three of the biggest questions you’ll have to answer are:

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2018 Pennsylvania Building Code Update - Is Your Builder Using It?

Posted by John Holahan on Sep 12, 2018 11:44:07 AM

Energy efficiency is an important consideration for building your new Poconos home. Not only is it important from a financial perspective (Who wants to pay more than they have to for the energy that keeps you warm, cool, and comfortable?), but it’s also an environmentally responsible thing to do. That’s something we at Liberty Homes have championed for years and have talked about repeatedly on our website.

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Topics: Building Code, Pennsylvania home builders, Pennsylvania Building Code, Poconos Home Builders

The Best 2018 Fall Events in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Sep 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The temperatures in the Poconos may be getting ready to drop, but the fall activity level is just starting to heat up! Here’s a quick overview of some of the best 2018 fall events in the Poconos.  

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Topics: Fall, Fall in the Poconos, Fall Trips, Fall Foliage, Poconos Living

Best Fall Getaways in Pennsylvania

Posted by John Holahan on Aug 30, 2018 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 season. 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 getaways, Pennsylvania Getaways, Pennsylvania Vacations, Fall Trips, Poconos Getaways

Poconos Town Spotlight: Honesdale

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

Occasionally you’ll hear someone describe a place as being, “As pretty as a postcard.”  That certainly could be said of Honesdale in the Poconos. The vintage postcard you see here captures some of the charm that’s made Honesdale, PA a favorite destination for many years. The town offers a wonderful mixture of beautiful scenery, fascinating history, and modern conveniences and amenities.

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Topics: Honesdale, Small Towns in the Poconos, Where to Live in the Poconos, Places to Visit in the Poconos

Poconos Neighborhood Spotlight: Milford, Pennsylvania

Posted by John Holahan on Aug 4, 2018 7:00:00 AM

You may be thinking about building a great new home in the Poconos—and there are plenty of options available to you—but that doesn’t mean you’ll spend all of your time in your new home. One of the great things about living in the Poconos region is that are so many interesting things to do and fun neighborhoods and towns to explore scattered throughout the region. Right now we’d like to take a closer look at Milford, Pennsylvania.

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Topics: Milford, Poconos Neighborhoods, neighborhoods in the Poconos, Small Towns in the Poconos

Why the Poconos is the Perfect Place to Retire

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

For years people have been coming to the Poconos region for vacations. They love being able to get away from it all and enjoy the sights, sounds, and wonderfully slower pace of life this area offers. But what if you could enjoy that kind of environment permanently?

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Topics: Retiring in the Poconos, Poconos Lifestyle, Liberty Homes, Poconos Home Builders

Why You Should Retire in the Poconos

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

“Things just aren’t the way they used to be.” It seems like we hear that comment more frequently all the time.  It’s true, but sometimes that’s good news! Retirement is one thing that’s changed a lot over the years. Retirees are a lot more active than they were years ago. And increasing numbers of Americans prefer to stay in their own homes after retirement. That doesn’t necessarily mean staying in their same old house—particularly if it no longer fits their lifestyle. Let’s take a look at why you should retire in the Poconos.

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Topics: Retiring in the Poconos, aging in place, Universal Design, Buying a New Home in the Poconos

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