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The Best Home Builders in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Oct 31, 2018 5:14:40 PM

When it comes time to build your dream home in the Poconos, one of the most important things you can do is choose the right home builder. But making that choice isn't always easy. That's why we're here to help!

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Topics: Poconos Home Builders, How to Select a Poconos Home Builder, Best Home Builders, Poconos Custom Home Builder

What is the Cost of Building a Home in the Poconos?

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 7, 2017 9:04:00 AM

We’ve been building custom homes for more than 35 years, and without question, the one question we’ve probably been asked more than any other is, “What is it going to cost to build a home in the Poconos?” You know what? We really don’t mind that question at all! As a homeowner, you have to ask that question. It would be foolish not to do so.

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Topics: Poconos New Homes, Poconos Custom Homes, Poconos Custom Home Builder, Poconos New Home Cost, Poconos Custom Home Cost

Mastering the Master Suite—What Makes It Special?

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 24, 2015 7:01:00 AM

There is a good chance that nobody beside you will ever spend much time in your Master Suite. That alone is one thing that makes it so special. It’s a very private and personal space. For many couples, it’s a bit of a private retreat—unlike any other space in the home. So what can you do to make it even more special? Here are a few ideas. 

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Topics: master suite, Building A Dream Home, Poconos Custom Home Builder

Does Your New Poconos Master Bathroom Really Have to Be a BATH Room?

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 18, 2015 7:30:00 AM

One of the most important rooms to think about when building a new home is the master bathroom. At one point in time, it was a bit of an afterthought for a lot of homeowners—but not anymore. The fact that (according to the National Association of Home Builders) the bathroom is the single most commonly remodeled room in the home, provides you with a glimpse of just how important this room is. Apparently, a lot of homeowners aren’t completely happy with what they start out with! 

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Topics: bathroom design, Building A Dream Home, Poconos Custom Home Builder, Bathroom Remodeling in the Poconos

Location Matters: Why Where You Build in the Poconos Makes a Difference

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 28, 2015 12:07:00 PM

When people talk about heading to the Poconos they’re talking about a pretty good-sized area. This section of northeast Pennsylvania covers more than 2,400 miles and crosses four separate counties (Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties). Just because you’ve seen one part of the Poconos doesn’t mean you’ve seen it all.

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Topics: Poconos Custom Home Builder, Where to Live in the Poconos, How to Build a Home in the Poconos

4 Shades of Green: How to Use Less Energy and Save on Utilities

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 26, 2015 5:01:00 PM

One of the reasons people relocate to the Poconos is to enjoy the greenery that surrounds them so much of the year. But there’s another kind of “green” that can help homeowners use less energy, save on utilities, and be a little easier on the green that grows outside their homes. Whether you’re building a new custom home in the Poconos or remodeling and existing home, here are four simple ways to use less energy and save money—while lessening your impact on the environment.

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Topics: Energy Efficient Homes, HERS Index, Poconos Custom Home Builder, Poconos Home Remodelers

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

3 Things You Need to Know Before Building a Home in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Dec 9, 2014 10:06:00 AM

Maybe you’ve been considering building a new home in the Poconos for some time. But before you pick a floor plan or sign a contract there are three things you need to know. These three things are something that real estate agents have trumpeted for years: “Location, location, location!”

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Topics: Poconos New Homes, Building My Dream Home, Dream Home, Building A Dream Home, Poconos Custom Home Builder

What to Know About Poconos Ski Resorts: More Than Just Skiing

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 29, 2014 10:14:00 AM

Mention the Poconos to people at this time of year and skiing comes to mind almost immediately. There are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the winter fun in the Poconos when the flakes start to fly. And a lot of the ski resorts in the area don’t even wait for Mother Nature to bring on the snow—they make it themselves!

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Topics: Poconos Custom Homes, Pocono Mountains, Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau, Poconos Custom Home Builder, Skiing in The Poconos, Visit the Poconos

One Story vs. Two Story Homes in the Poconos – Which One Wins?

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 27, 2014 10:11:00 AM

If you’ve thought about building a custom home in the Poconos (whether it’s a vacation home, a second home, a retirement property, or your primary residence), you’ve probably given a lot of thought to why you want to be in the area. But have you given much thought to the design of the house itself?

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Topics: Poconos Custom Homes, Poconos Custom Home Builder, Two Story Home in the Poconos, One Story Home in the Poconos

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