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How Far In Advance Should You Plan a Home Build?

Posted by John Holahan on Oct 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Anyone considering building a new home has at least two major questions: “How much is this going to cost?” and “How long is this going to take?” In the past, we’ve posted information about how much homes in the Poconos can cost. For this post, we'd like to focus on the second question. How far in advance should you plan a home build?

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Topics: Poconos Home Builders, Timeline for Building a Home, planning your new Poconos home, Building a Home in the Poconos, Homebuilding 101

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

Timeline for Building a Home

Posted by John Holahan on Dec 28, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Perhaps the two things people building new homes worry most about are the budget (“How much is this going to cost?”) and the timeline for completing the project (“How long is this going to take?”). This article offers help on how to budget for a new home in the Poconos. It’s also helpful to know what homes in the area cost. Here’s a post that looks at how much you should pay for a Poconos home. But let's take a look at the timeline for building a new home. The more you understand the process, the better you'll be prepared.

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Topics: Timeline, Building a Home in the Poconos, Timeline for Building a Home, New Homes in the Poconos

Building a Home in the Poconos: The Complete Guide

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Building a home in the Poconos isn’t just a transaction. In fact, it’s not even an event. It’s a process. And the more you understand the different elements of this process, the more enjoyable it will be. Having a sense of how you’ll move through the process makes a lot of the decisions you’ll make less stressful—and it ensures that you’ll end up with the home you really want.

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Topics: Building a Home in the Poconos, Poconos Home Builders, Poconos Custom Homes, Home Building, Liberty Homes

Homebuilding 101

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Building a new home in the Poconos doesn’t happen overnight. And while you, as a homeowner, may never hoist a hammer or cut a board, you’re still involved in the process. There are some essentials that you’ll want to grasp that will make the process—and the decisions you make—a lot easier.  Let’s take a look at Homebuilding 101 for Poconos residents.

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Topics: Homebuilding 101, Home Building for Beginners, Building a Home in the Poconos, Poconos New Homes

3 Different Types of Poconos Homes: Which One is Right for You

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM

If you’ve been toying with the idea of building a new home in the Poconos, there are three options you may want to consider. I’m not talking about three different styles of home (at Liberty Homes, we offer a lot more than just three kinds of floor plans. Click here to see for yourself!). I’m talking about three different ways you can use your new home.

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Topics: Poconos Homes, Building a Home in the Poconos, Poconos investment property, Poconos Rental Property

Where to find Poconos Lakefront Lots

Posted by John Holahan on May 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM

While there are a lot of great living locations throughout the Poconos, for many prospective residents the ideal spot to build a home is either on or near a lakefront. There’s simply something that’s simultaneously exciting and relaxing about being near the water.

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Topics: Lakefront Lots in the Poconos, Lakefront Homes, Building a Home in the Poconos, Living in the Poconos

Why Building a Smaller Home May Make Sense

Posted by John Holahan on May 10, 2017 7:00:00 AM

When it comes to building a new home many homeowners subscribe to the theory that “bigger is better.” According to propertyshark.com U.S. homes built in the last 6 years are 74% larger than those built in the 1910s. The average new home in America is roughly 2,430 square feet.  But is that right for you? Let’s look at why building a smaller home may make sense.

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Topics: Small Homes, Home Building, Building a Home in the Poconos, New Homes in the Poconos

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