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Poconos Destinations: Jim Thorpe is Much More Than Quaint Shops and Interesting Architecture

Posted by John Holahan on Oct 2, 2017 2:00:00 PM

People around the Poconos know that the town of Jim Thorpe is a great place to wander the streets enjoying great food, quaint shops, and fascinating architecture. But there’s so much more to see in this beautiful Poconos borough. The town was originally established as Mauch Chunk in 1818 but was renamed after the Native American Olympic medalist Jim Thorpe in 1953. Click here to read a bit more about the fascinating history of this beautiful Poconos town.

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Topics: Poconos Lifestyle, Poconos homebuilders, things to do in Poconos, exploring Jim Thorpe

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

Fun AND Fine Dining: Two New Restaurants Opening at Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Apr 22, 2017 7:00:00 AM

You may already be aware of the wet and wild fun the Kalahari Resorts have brought to the Poconos. I’ve mentioned before that as of March, the Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Pocono Manor would be the largest indoor water park in the United States. Kalahari always has something going on for the whole family with exciting daily activities that include contests, coloring, interactive games, crafts, free cookie decorating, and so much more. But the Poconos Kalahari Resort has always been about much more than just fun for the kids. They take care of the kids’ parents, too!

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Topics: Poconos homebuilders, best places to eat in the Poconos, great new restaurants in Poconos region

Poconos Neighborhood Spotlight: Arrowhead Lake

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

While the entire Poconos Mountain region is overflowing with natural beauty, there are special places within the area that seem to embody its character. The community of Arrowhead Lake, nestled within the beauty of the northeastern part of Pennsylvania, is one of those places.

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Topics: Poconos homebuilders, Poconos Neighborhoods, Arrowhead Lake, great places to live in the Poconos

Why Indoor Air Quality Matters for Your Home

Posted by John Holahan on Apr 12, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Over the past 20 years or so there has been an increasing interest in building homes that are easier on the environment.  We’ve thought about it a lot ourselves and have even written about it on occasion.

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Topics: Poconos homebuilders, indoor air quality for Poconos homes, protecting your inside air quality

8 Landscaping Suggestions for Your Land in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Apr 8, 2017 7:00:00 AM

One surefire way to enhance the beauty of your Poconos home (and enhance your enjoyment of it at the same time) is to give some serious thought to the landscaping of the property surrounding your home. There are lots of great ideas out there about how you can create great plans for almost any kind of look you want (a quick search on houzz.com/landscaping will yield over 1,000,000 photos from which to choose!). That’s a lot of choices!

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Topics: Poconos homebuilders, landscaping for Poconos homes

Our Favorite Places in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The Poconos Mountains are actually a poorly kept secret. Plenty of people from up and down the East Coast find their way into the region every year to enjoy the great scenery; to ski the mountains in the winter; and to take advantage of the trails, waterfalls, and beautiful foliage at other times in the year.

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Topics: Things to Do in the Poconos, Poconos homebuilders, Best Places in the Poconos, Places to Visit 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

Poconos Neighborhood Spotlight: Pocono Manor

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 4, 2017 7:00:00 AM

There’s an old saying that “fences make good neighbors.” That may well be true, but here in the Poconos we think there’s more to the story than that. If you’re considering building a new home in the region, paying attention to who different neighborhoods is essential!

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Topics: Where to Live in the Poconos, Poconos homebuilders, Poconos Neighborhoods, Pocono Manor

Tub or Shower? Which is the Right Choice for You?

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 17, 2015 7:00:00 AM

When it comes to designing the Master Bathroom in your new home, one question you’ll probably face is whether or not you should include a tub. Over the last few years, the debate on this has varied widely. Not all that long ago, the sense was that if you wanted a really nice “spa-like” bathroom, it meant including a large soaking tub (most likely with water jets). 

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Topics: tubs vs. showers in Master Bathrooms, bathrooms in custom homes, Poconos homebuilders

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