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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

How Big Should Your Home Be?

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 1, 2018 7:00:00 AM

When it’s time to build your Poconos home one big question is, “How big should your home be?” According to aei.org “New US homes today are 1,000 square feet larger than in 1973 and living space per person has nearly doubled.” While the trend over the last several decades has been toward larger homes, increasing numbers of prospective homeowners are asking if bigger is really better. Often the real issue is not more space, but space that is better designed and makes you feel comfortable.

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Topics: home size, Buying a New Home in the Poconos, Home Specifications, ideal square footage

Balancing the Benefits of a New Poconos Home with the Challenge of Selling Your Existing Home

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 20, 2015 9:01:00 AM

What do you do when the home you’re currently living in no longer fits your lifestyle? Do you move or remodel? And if you decide to move, how do you balance the benefits of a new home with the challenges of selling your existing home? Is it worth it?

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

9 Things You Should Do to Maintain Your Poconos Home

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 15, 2015 12:03:00 PM

We’ve all known “high-maintenance” people. They constantly need attention or they begin to fall apart. Your home in the Poconos is a little bit like that (but less annoying). The fact is that homes do need constant maintenance. And by taking a little bit of time and effort to maintain your home, you can avoid some major discomfort and expense down the road. Not everything has to be done at once, but there are a number of things you’ll want to stay on top of throughout the year.

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Topics: home maintenance, Poconos Custom Home Builder, Poconos Home Remodelers, Home Remodeling, Buying a New Home in the Poconos

It May Be Cold Outside (But It’s the Perfect Time to Start Your New Home Search)

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 9, 2015 4:14:00 PM

Who wants to think about looking for a new home in the middle of winter? Bundling up and braving the roads in January is probably not high on your list of favorite things to do. But even though it’s cold outside, it’s a perfect time to start your search for the perfect new home in the Poconos.

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Topics: Poconos Custom Homes, Poconos Lots for Sale, Buying a New Home in the Poconos, New Homes

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