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Building a Second Home: Here's What You Need to Know

Posted by John Holahan on Sep 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The allure of building a second home can be really compelling. There are so many ways that a secondary residence can be used. The potential benefits are pretty impressive. Let’s take a look at some of those benefits—and things you need to consider before you make this kind of a move. If you’re thinking about building a second home here’s what you need to know.

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Topics: Building a Vacation Home, Poconos Vacation Homes, Vacation Homes, Second Homes, Building a Second Home

8 Tips for Preparing Your Poconos Home for the Vacation Season

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 12, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you have a vacation home in the Poconos that hasn’t been in use for a while, there are probably a few things you’ll want to do to get it ready for use. And whether you plan to rent out your home to others—or occupy it yourself—here are 8 tips for preparing your Poconos home for the vacation season. By the way, if you’ve only thought about having a vacation home in the Poconos, here’s a look at some of the reasons it might make sense.

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Topics: Poconos Vacations, Poconos Homes, Poconos Vacation Homes, Summer in the Poconos

Why You Should Buy a Vacation Home in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Apr 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a vacation home where you can take a mini-vacation anytime you want, that dream may be closer to reality than you realize. Let’s take a look at why you should buy a vacation home in the Poconos!

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Topics: Building a Vacation Home, Poconos Vacation Homes

Cabins in the Poconos – How to Make Your Rustic Living Dream Reality

Posted by John Holahan on Dec 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Perhaps nothing evokes the spirit of living in the Poconos Mountains more than the image of a rustic log cabin. It’s a reminder of the region’s history—from the days of coal mines and locomotives to its early days as a resort destination set apart from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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Topics: Log Cabins, Cabin, Cabins in the Poconos, Poconos Vacation Homes

Why the Poconos May Be the Perfect Place to Retire or Build a Vacation Home

Posted by John Holahan on Dec 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM

It seems that certain areas are ideal for certain pursuits. If you want great live theater and fine dining, it's hard to beat New York City. If you're looking for a connection to early American history (and some fantastic cheese steak sandwiches), Philadelphia is a great place to go. When it comes to finding a place to build a vacation home or a home for your retirement, the Poconos may just be the perfect place.

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Topics: Living in the Poconos, Retiring in the Poconos, Poconos Vacation Homes, Poconos Living, Liberty Homes

5 Reasons Why Building in the Poconos May Make Sense for You.

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 26, 2015 7:00:00 AM

If you’re considering building a new custom home in the New Jersey or Pennsylvania area you’ve got a lot of choices. Is there are good reason to choose the Poconos Mountain area for your new home? Actually, we can think of several that might make sense for you! 

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Topics: Poconos Lifestyle, Poconos Vacation Homes, Poconos custom homebuilders

Live Like a King or Queen In Camelot Forest!

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 24, 2015 7:00:00 AM

If you’ve ever dreamed of living in the forest, you may be closer to realizing that dream than you know. Camelot Forest is a beautiful community nestled in the Camelot Forest Conservation area of the Poconos that offers outstanding single family living in a quiet, peaceful location surrounded by natural scenery! 

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Topics: Poconos Lifestyle, Poconos Vacation Homes, Poconos custom homebuilders

How to Set up the Perfect Living Room/Family Room in Your Poconos Home

Posted by John Holahan on May 26, 2015 6:10:00 AM

Whether you’re building a new custom home or remodeling an existing home in the Poconos, one of the most important rooms to plan is your living room or family room. Next to the kitchen, it may be one of the most-used rooms in your home. And with today’s emphasis on open designed floor plans, whatever you do with this room will be visible to anyone entering your home. 

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Topics: Home Builders in PA, Poconos Home Builders, Poconos Vacation Homes, Whole House Remodeling in the Poconos

5 Design Trends That No Longer Make the Grade for Your Poconos Home

Posted by John Holahan on May 17, 2015 8:31:00 AM

Designers often release their “trends for the year” in January, but life in the Poconos follows its own timetable. Besides, not everyone builds or remodels a home in the middle of winter. We think now is a perfect time to consider what’s “in” and what’s “out” in home design. Let’s take a look at a few home designs that have worn out their welcome for your Poconos home. 

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Topics: Bathroom Remodeling in the Poconos, Custom Home Building in the Poconos, Kitchen Remodeling in the Poconos, Poconos Home Builders, Poconos Vacation Homes

Experience Africa in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on May 15, 2015 5:34:00 PM

A lot of people think of the Poconos when they think about getting away. But discovering Africa in Pennsylvania isn’t usually one of the things they think about—until now. 

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Topics: Summer, Poconos Lifestyle, Poconos Resorts, Poconos Vacation Homes, Things to Do in the Poconos

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