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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

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

6 Essential Features for the Home You Retire In

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

One advantage of owning a vacation home in the Poconos is that it could easily become a place for you to retire when you no longer need to be so close to an urban area for work. Or perhaps you’ve visited the Poconos on occasion to escape the crush of city/suburban life and have thought you’d like to build a retirement home there. Whether you currently own a place in the Poconos or are thinking about building, there’s a bit more to consider than just peace and quiet. Let’s look at 6 essential features for the home you retire in.

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Topics: Retiring in the Poconos, retirement, Forever Home, aging in place

Home Accessibility: Thinking about the Future

Posted by John Holahan on Dec 18, 2015 7:00:00 AM

There is a lot of emphasis on making things easy to access this day—whether it’s access to information, entertainment, news, or items you want to purchase. But what about providing for accessibility within your own home?

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Topics: aging in place, Poconos custom homebuilders, building accessible homes

How To Build a Home You’ll Love 20 Years from Now

Posted by John Holahan on Aug 26, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Youve probably heard it said a hundred times: Your home is the single most significant investment youll ever make.So how can you make sure that investment is one that youll still love 10 or 20 years from now? 

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Topics: aging in place, Poconos custom homebuilders, building a home that will last, planning your home for now and the future

NAHB Announces Best of 50+ Housing Award Winners

Posted by Liberty Homes on Mar 11, 2014 2:07:19 AM

NAHB, 2014 - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 50+ Housing Council announced the winners of its 2014 Best of 50+ Housing Awards, which honor excellence and innovation in the design, development, lifestyle and marketing of housing for the mature market. The annual awards program, held during the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, showcases the latest trends in housing for that market sector.

“This year’s winners stepped up to the plate and supplied competitive and attractive projects for the 50+ market,” said Robert Karen, chairman of NAHB's 50+ Housing Council and managing member of the Symphony Development Group. “Today’s 50+ home buyers and renters are looking for homes and communities that are much more innovative, and incorporate features and amenities that fit their lifestyle. These winning projects do just that.”

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Topics: Health, NAHB, Liberty News, International Builders' Show, National Association of Home Builder, Senior housing market, Robert Karen, Las Vegas, aging in place

Featured Vacation Property Floor Plan for Sale: The Jellico

Posted by Liberty Homes on Jan 21, 2014 1:02:38 AM

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Topics: Cathedral, Bedroom, Liberty News, Dining room, Floor Plan, Great room, Vacation property, Furniture, aging in place

NAHB Announces Best of 50+ Housing Awards Finalists

Posted by Liberty Homes on Jan 9, 2014 1:39:53 AM

NAHB - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the finalists for NAHB’s 2014 Best of 50+ Housing Awards, the premier design and marketing competition for the 50+ housing industry. A total of 63 entries were chosen as finalists and are eligible for either a Gold or Silver Award from NAHB’s 50+ Housing Council.

“We are seeing some really great variety in today’s 55+ housing market—from eclectic urban communities to quaint village settings and everything in between,” said Robert Karen, chairman of NAHB's 50+ Housing Council and managing member of the Symphony Development Group. “The finalists submitted outstanding work this year, and we are excited to present the award-winning projects in a ceremony at the International Builders’ Show this coming February.”

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Topics: Liberty News, retirement, 50+ Housing Council, active adult housing, 50+ housing market, aging in place

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Shows Significant Improvement in Second Quarter

Posted by Liberty Homes on Sep 17, 2013 2:26:39 AM

(NAHB, 2013) - Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for single-family homes showed strong continued improvement in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. The index increased 24 points to a level of 53, which is the highest second-quarter number since the inception of the index in 2008 and the seventh consecutive quarter of year over year improvements.

“Builders and developers for the 55+ housing sector are feeling optimistic as they are seeing more consumers return to the marketplace,” said Robert Karen, chairman of NAHB’s 50+ Housing Council and managing member of the Symphony Development Group. “With existing home prices rising, consumers are able to sell their current homes and make the move toward either purchasing a home or renting an apartment that is designed to more specifically suit their lifestyle.”

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Topics: Liberty News, Chief economist, HMI, Single-family detached home, Real estate economics, National Association of Home Builders, Index (economics), aging in place

The Aging Population of Pennsylvania

Posted by Liberty Homes on Sep 5, 2013 2:29:59 AM

By 2020, Pennsylvania’s 60 and older population is expected to be 25% of the total population. Nearly 75% of those turning 65 will require long term care. Whether you age in place, move into an assisted living facility or need more care that only a nursing home can provide this infographic from DLP Law shows what the aging population of the Pennsylvania looks like.

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Topics: Health, Nursing home, Liberty News, Assisted living, Facilities, Long-term care, Senior Health, Pennsylvania, United States, aging in place

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