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The Best Winter Getaways in Pennsylvania

Posted by John Holahan on Dec 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Celebrating the holidays can be a lot of fun with friends and family. But after all the activity has slowed down, you may be ready for a change of pace—and a change of scenery. The Poconos area offers a plethora of ways to recharge your mental and emotional batteries. People are increasingly recognizing that the Poconos area is a region for all seasons. But what about getting away in the middle of winter?  Here’s a look at some of the best winter getaways in the Poconos.

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Topics: Poconos Living

6 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe When You Are Away for the Holidays

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Whether your Poconos home is a vacation home or your full-time residence, there may be times when you’ll be away for longer periods of time. The approaching holiday season is one of those times when your home may be empty for days on end. A few simple precautions can help ensure that your home will be protected—even when no one is home. Here are 6 ways to keep your home safe when you are away for the holidays.

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Topics: Poconos Living

The Best 2019 - 2020 Winter / Christmas Events in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 11, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Many of us look forward to holiday entertaining in the Poconos. And if you’re expecting friends and family this year, here’s an article that can help you prepare your Poconos home for the holidays. Of course, not all winter activities take place at home. There are always plenty of activities to enjoy around the region—and around the state. Here’s a look at some of the best 2019-20 winter events in the Poconos.

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Topics: Poconos Living

The Best 2019 Black Friday / Christmas Shopping in the Poconos

Posted by Liberty Homes on Nov 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM

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How to Prepare My Poconos Home for Winter

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 1, 2019 7:00:00 PM

There are lots of great ways to enjoy the Poconos region in winter. But if you don’t have a warm and comfortable house to return to, that can take the edge off of your fun. As longtime Poconos builders, residents often ask about how to prepare a Poconos home for the winter. Here are a few things we suggest.

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Topics: Poconos Living

5 Ways to Make Your Home Worthy of a Staycation

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 21, 2019 7:00:00 AM

When you live in a place that is a year-round vacation destination, a “staycation” just makes sense. Of course, to make that work you want to have a home base that is a comfortable and welcoming place from which to operate. Here’s a look at 5 way to make your home worthy of a staycation.

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Topics: home design, Poconos Vacations, Poconos Living

5 Historical Sites to Visit in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Apr 8, 2019 7:00:00 AM

These days, most visitors to the Poconos are drawn by the area’s natural beauty, the great nature trails, the fantastic array of waterfalls, and the many winter skiing activities. The region’s history, however, goes back much farther than that. The original inhabitants were Native American tribes including Lenape, Paupack, Shawnee, Minisink, Delaware, and Iroquois.

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Topics: Poconos Lifestyle, History, Poconos Vacations, Poconos Living

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

5 Tips for Retiring in a Two-Story Home

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The Poconos region has become an increasingly popular retirement destination. Because so many retirees are much more active in retirement than their predecessors, the abundance of activities in the Poconos makes it an ideal retirement location. Many people, however, purchase their retirement home before they actually retire. Often they buy it as a vacation home which then becomes their retirement property. Frequently, they’ll purchase a two-story home because it affords more space for kids and guests. So how does that work when it becomes their retirement house? Here are 5 tips for retiring in a two-story home.

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

7 Things to Live Near When You Retire

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM

American baseball icon (and unintentional philosopher) Yogi Berra is credited with coining the phrase: “The future ain’t what it used to be!” That’s certainly true when it comes to retirement. Retirement used to be considered a time to slow down, kick back, and relax. These days, when people look forward to their future retirement, they still want to relax, but the “slow down” part has changed. If you’re thinking about retiring in the Poconos, here’s a look at 7 things to live near when you retire.

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Topics: Poconos Activities, Things to Do in the Poconos, Poconos Living

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