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Play It Safe by Building a New Home

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 20, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Any investment you make comes with a certain amount of risk. Obviously, if you can minimize your risk (and maximize your return) you’re ahead of the game. How does that work when it comes to buying a home? For most of us, that’s still the single largest purchase/investment we make. Are you better off buying an existing home? Or do you play it safe by building a new home?

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

What Are the Best New Home Features for a Poconos Home?

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

You’ll have lots of choices when you decide to build a new home in the Poconos. Obviously, you'll want to consider your exact location and the style of home you want. You'll also want to think about what size home is the best fit for your needs. Beyond those essentials, however, what are the best new home features for a Poconos home?

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Topics: New Homes in the Poconos, Home Features, Building a New Home in the Poconos, Poconos Home Builders

How to Find an Affordable Home in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 6, 2018 10:43:22 AM

Mention the "perfect" get-away home and some people's thoughts immediately turn toward oceanfront property or a large, luxury home along a gorgeous golf course. Homes like that may be beautiful, but they tend to be expensive—and out of reach. But that doesn't mean you can't find the perfect get-away home. It's really a matter of finding a place that has everything you want—within your budget. Here’s a post that highlights the importance of having a realistic budget—and how to set your budget. Let’s look at how to find an affordable home in the Poconos.

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Topics: New Homes in the Poconos, Affordable Homes, Homes for Sale in the Poconos, Home Search, Poconos Home Builders

Furniture Ideas for Your New Poconos Home

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

You've probably heard the old adage that, "Clothes make the man." What a person wears tends to make a statement about that person and accentuates his or her personality and style. To some degree, your furniture does the same thing with your home. We’ve talked before about what gives a home a “Poconos style.” And while the architecture certainly plays a significant role, the furniture you choose for inside your home plays a big part in setting the style as well. Let's look at some furniture ideas for your new Poconos home.

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Topics: Furniture, New Homes in the Poconos, Poconos Homes, Home Decorating

How to Care for a New Home You Just Moved Into

Posted by John Holahan on Mar 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM

There’s something special about moving into a brand new home that nobody has ever lived in before. Everything looks great, works great, and feels great. So how can you keep everything looking like new? Here are a few tips on how to care for a new home you just moved into.

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Topics: home maintenance, New Homes in the Poconos, Poconos Homes

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

How Much Should You Pay for a Home in the Poconos?

Posted by John Holahan on Oct 18, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Any one considering building a new home in the Poconos is bound to have lots of questions. And when it comes to building your dream home, there are no stupid questions! There is one question that we home builders probably hear more than any other: “What’s it going to cost to build my new home?” It’s a good and fair question. How much should you pay for a home in the Poconos?

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Topics: Poconos Home Builders, New Homes in the Poconos, Poconos Home Costs, Poconos Home Pricing

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

Home Security in the Poconos: 5 Benefits You Could Enjoy

Posted by John Holahan on Apr 26, 2017 7:00:00 AM

There was a time when “home security” for your Poconos home meant installing expensive, cumbersome equipment that was less than reliable and (too often) not all that effective in deterring break-ins. That has changed a lot in recent years.

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Topics: home security for Poconos homes, Poconos homebuilders, New Homes in the Poconos

How to Budget for a Custom Home in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 15, 2017 4:45:00 PM

Setting the budget for your new home in the Poconos is one of the most critical steps you’ll take in the homebuilding process. So how do you “get it right”? It’s a process that’s filled with questions. Let’s take a look at some of the key questions that will help you get things off on the right foot and ensure that you end up with the Poconos home that’s right for you.

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Topics: Poconos homebuilders, home building budget, Home Prices in the Poconos, Affordable Homes, New Homes in the Poconos

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