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What Is RESNET® and Why Does It Matter?

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 27, 2020 12:30:00 PM

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, Poconos Home Builders, RESNET homebuilder, Energy Efficiency, Building a Home in the Poconos

What is Aging-in-Place and Why It Matters for You

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 18, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Chances are good that you've heard the phrase "Aging-in-Place" before. It's been a growing trend in the housing industry for a number of years. Or you may have heard of "Universal Design" which is a term that architects, designers, and builders often use to describe their approach to this phenomenon.  Let's examine the questions: What is aging-in-place and why it matters to you.

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Topics: aging in place, Poconos Home Builders, Retiring in the Poconos, Poconos Living

The Future of Home Building—Trends that Could Take Off in 2019

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 2, 2019 7:00:00 AM

One of the benefits of building a new home (as opposed to purchasing an existing home) is that as a homeowner, you get to take advantage of all the latest developments and improvements—and create a home that's designed and built with today's added comforts and styles in mind. But what are the most recent developments? As we head into a new year, what is the future of homebuilding?  And what are the trends that could take off in 2019?

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Topics: Poconos Home Builders, homebuilding trends, Building a Home in the Poconos

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

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: How to Select a Poconos Home Builder, Poconos Custom Home Builder, Poconos Home Builders, Best 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: Poconos Home Builders, Building a New Home in the Poconos, New Homes in the Poconos, Home Features

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, planning your new Poconos home, Building a Home in the Poconos, Homebuilding 101, Timeline for Building a Home

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

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: Liberty Homes, Poconos Lifestyle, Poconos Home Builders, Retiring in the Poconos

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