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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: Poconos Custom Home Design, home size, ideal square footage, Poconos Homes

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: retirement, Poconos Custom Home Design, aging in place, Retiring in the Poconos

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, Poconos Custom Home Design, Poconos Homes

Why You Should Do a Credit Check Before Building a House

Posted by John Holahan on Apr 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM

In the 40 or so years that we've been building homes in the Poconos, there has always been one question that homebuyers ask: “What is this home going to cost me?” While we’ve talked before about the factors that impact the cost of building a home, it’s easy for homeowners to overlook a big factor in the cost of a home - their credit score. That’s why it’s smart to do a credit check before making a move.

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Topics: Poconos Custom Home Design, Poconos Homes

Preparing your Poconos Home for the Holidays

Posted by John Holahan on Dec 5, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Preparing your Poconos home for the holidays often includes getting ready for guests. And whether you plan on having a lot of visitors—or just a few—a little bit of preparation can go a long way toward making everyone comfortable. Because people tend to spend a lot of time in the family room over the holidays, you might want to check out this post about how to set up the perfect living room/family room.

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Topics: Liberty Homes, Poconos Custom Home Design, Poconos Lifestyle, Christmas

10 Amazing Photos of Homes in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Dec 1, 2017 7:00:00 AM

What image comes to mind when you think of building a new home in the Poconos? For some, the area evokes memories of traditional, rustic, woodsy homes such as the one you see here. But what if you don't see yourself as a "log cabin" kind of family (although, to call this gorgeous home a "cabin" falls far short of the mark)? The good news is you'll find all kinds of home styles in the Poconos. Click here to check out the wide variety of styles and floor plans we offer at Liberty Homes.

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Topics: Liberty Homes, Poconos Custom Home Design, Poconos Lifestyle, Poconos Homes

6 Unique Storage Ideas for Your New Home

Posted by John Holahan on Sep 19, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Size is a major factor in choosing a floor plan for your new Poconos home. You don’t want to pay for more home than you really need. On the other hand, you don’t want to end up with a home that’s too small for you to be comfortable. Here’s a post that helps you answer the question: “How big is big enough?

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Topics: Liberty Homes, Poconos Custom Home Design, Storage Solutions, Poconos 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: Poconos Custom Home Design, Poconos 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 Custom Home Design, Poconos investment property, Poconos Homes

Commuting from the Poconos – What Cities Are Accessible

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 14, 2017 7:00:00 AM

When most people think of life in the Poconos they think about a place where they can get away from it all and enjoy the adventures of living in a less urban area. There are times, however, when Poconos residents do need to get to surrounding towns and cities—for work, for visiting families, or for other reasons.  The good news is that you can get there from here . . . and to be honest, it doesn’t take all that long.

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Topics: Poconos Custom Home Design, Poconos Lifestyle

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