Poconos Vacation Homes for Sale or Rent
Our local USA Realty Poconos office real estate professionals can put you in touch with the best deals in Poconos Vacation Homes For Sale or for a Poconos Rental Home and Pocono vacation real estate including ski homes, Pocono lake homes, lake view homes, lake community homes, log cabins, and hunting cabins. Interested in buying a Pocono Vacation home or interested in a Poconos Vacation Rental? Visit the Best online rental web site in the Poconos with live operators available to answer your questions about renting a home in the Poconos Mountains. In our 41 years in the Poconos we have run across any number of issues that Vacation Home buyers and sellers or renters should consider prior to buying, selling or renting a home in the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania. Let us tell you about them here. It may make the process of purchasing or renting a vacation home easier. Feel free to pick up the phone and call a Pocono Real Estate Vacation Home specialist at the USA Realty office in the Poconos Mountains of PA 570 517 2428 any day from 9 AM until 10 PM.
Vacation Home communities with dues are not necessarily a good buy. Consider purchasing a home in a vacation community when you are sure the cost of the amenities will provide value for you and your family. Consider dues as additional taxes. If you do not use the services, why pay the tax (dues)? If you find value in the pool, tennis court and clubhouse for your children, consider it.
In the country or in town? If you want to live in town, you will probably end up in an older home requiring more maintenance and closer neighbors. If in the country, you will contend with a drive of a few miles for basic shopping, but probably have more space and privacy.
Resale or new? If you enjoy tinkering and fixing, a used home is more likely your choice. But, some of you fixers are going to find out you just can not find the house you want in the resale market ... and you'll be converted to building a new vacation home in the Poconos.
Decide on why to you want to buy -- House too small? Just need to get away more often? Coming to the Pocono mountains a lot and want to save on hotel bills? Down The Shore too expensive? Need a tax deduction? Like the idea of tenants paying your mortgage? Kids like to ski? Always dreamed of living on a lake? Weigh your decision and consider your reasons when choosing a home.
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Rent it or use it for yourself only: Decide in advance if renting your Poconos Vacation home is important to you. If so, the location of your new rental home is the important factor to consider. The best rental homes are adjacent to ski mountains. This is a supply and demand issue. Skiers pay more to be near the slopes. See The Poconos Rental Homes web site for information on seasonal variations in rental rates. Many homes are rented by the homeowners themselves by placing ads in newspaper and online sites. Some very successfully.
Where to Buy a Vacation Home in the Poconos --Lakefront, lake rights, river front, view, proximity to ski slopes, stream side, tennis courts, social activities at a clubhouse are some of the amenities that might drive you to a particular home. Expect to a pay different a premium for each these choices. Pocono lakefronts can average $40-50,000 more than lake view for the same home. Views of ski slopes and long mountain views go fro $20-50,000 more than non view homes. Visit the Best Places To Live in the Poconos pages.
Most "gated" communities and a few un gated"Vacation" neighborhoods have tennis and pool(s) some indoor and some outdoor.
How to Buy a Vacation Home in the Poconos Mountains of PA - Find an agent who has been around the Poconos a LLLLLLooonnngg time. Someone who is familiar with all the neighborhoods and their amenities and reputations. Expect to spend some time looking, unless you have specific desires (lakefront, long view, close to skiing, or distance to DWG Bridge. If you are wanting one of these, there will only be a few on the market and you will want to act somewhat quickly when you find one that suits you.) Call USA Realty at 570 517 2428 to speak to an experienced Poconos Vacation Home Agent.
Poconos Vacation Homes for Sale
Our Poconos MLS search enables you to browse local vacation homes for sale and get a sense of the market before you buy or sell. Every vacation home for sale from every real estate broker in the Pocono region is listed and updated every day right here. Our USA Realty Poconos Vacation Home agents have access to both Poconos MLS systems, be sure any agent you work with does, since only one or two offices are member of both systems. Whether you're looking for luxury second homes, lake homes, ski homes, foreclosures, or fixer uppers you'll find them here.
Pocono Vacation Home Values
Vacation home values in the Pocono Mountains are often more consistent than in other regions. Communities throughout the region, specifically the mountain areas and prominent luxury developments in Lake Naomi, Timber Trails, Saw Creek, Arrowhead Lakes, Bear Creek, Skytop, Lake Wallenpaupack, and Buck Hill have remained fairly steady price-wise, with slight value decreases.
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Expect to pay more for financing a vacation home than you would on a primary home. Banks require either more down or a higher interest rate on a second home. Terms are generally 20 - 25 years. Many people purchase a second home with an equity loan on their primary residence. There may be some tax advantages to owning a second or vacation home (see your accountant).
Poconos Vacation Home Rentals
The best way to find, view and rent a vacation home here in the Poconos is to visit the web sitewww.PoconosRentals.net Here you will find over 80 different Poconos vacation homes for rent. Most come uxoriously furnished complete with linen, towels and sheets. Many are within a minute to a Poconos Ski Resort or Summer water park.
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