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4 Signs You're Ready to Build a New Poconos Home

Posted by Liberty Homes on Dec 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Building a new home isn’t something you do on a whim.  It’s an undertaking with significant financial and personal implications. How do you know if the time is right for you to wade into the homebuilding process? Let’s take a look at 4 signs you’re ready to build a new Poconos home.

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

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

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 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 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

2018 Pennsylvania Building Code Update - Is Your Builder Using It?

Posted by John Holahan on Sep 12, 2018 11:44:07 AM

Energy efficiency is an important consideration for building your new Poconos home. Not only is it important from a financial perspective (Who wants to pay more than they have to for the energy that keeps you warm, cool, and comfortable?), but it’s also an environmentally responsible thing to do. That’s something we at Liberty Homes have championed for years and have talked about repeatedly on our website.

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Topics: Building Code, Pennsylvania home builders, Pennsylvania Building Code, Poconos Home Builders

Why the Poconos is the Perfect Place to Retire

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

For years people have been coming to the Poconos region for vacations. They love being able to get away from it all and enjoy the sights, sounds, and wonderfully slower pace of life this area offers. But what if you could enjoy that kind of environment permanently?

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Topics: Retiring in the Poconos, Poconos Lifestyle, Liberty Homes, 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

How to Budget for a New Home

Posted by John Holahan on Mar 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM

You've no doubt heard or read the quote" Behind every successful man is a great woman." When it comes to building a new home in the Poconos, it could be argued that behind every successful new home build is a realistic budget.  Ah, but how does one come up with a realistic budget. Let’s take a look at some of the keys that go into how to budget for a new home.

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Topics: New Home Budget, realistic budget for new home, Poconos Home Costs, Poconos Home Builders

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