Let’s consider the pros & cons with listing your home during the winter months

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Selling your home in Winter

If you are an Northeast PA homeowner struggling with the decision about whether listing your home for sale during the winter months is good or bad, there are arguments for either choice.
Let’s start with the “pros”:
One of the best things I like about listing your home for sale in the winter months is that the holidays work to your advantage. Nothing says “home” better than a house that is well (and tastefully!) decorated for the holidays. By making sure the decorations accent the house rather than overpower it, you still funnel attention where it belongs: on your house!
Another plus that comes with listing your home in town during the winter months is the logistical reasons that keep the proportion of non-serious “shoppers” from occupying your time. I find that the majority of those who are looking for homes during the winter months are disproportionally intent on actually buying a home.
On the other hand, some of those same logistical forces serve as counterarguments against listing your home during the winter. They are the same reasons many real estate agents tell their clients to wait until the spring to list. It’s true that there are fewer daylight hours for home viewings…not to mention spates of bad weather, and the greater chance that holiday travel will interfere with both buyer and seller schedules.
All in all, I think the arguments cancel each other out: I don’t advise you to allow the time of year to prevent you from listing your home in any season. If you are otherwise ready to sell your home this month or next, I say — make the most of the season! Who knows – it has happened more than once that the right buyer is out there right now. I have marketing plans for area homes that work every month of the year — if you are ready to sell, I’d be delighted to help you launch your sale this holiday season!


Lot 43 Highridge Road Equinunk, PA – Woods @Duck Harbor Lot


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Beautiful 5+ acre lot ready to build on in The Woods @ Duck Harbor, Equinunk, PA 5.31 acre lot in the highly desirable and gated community of The Woods at Duck Harbor, with easy access to Duck Harbor Pond, a 205-acre lake allowing motorboats and jet-skis and backs state lands.

Build your beautiful country home on this expansive parcel with lovely views.

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24 Park Road Hawley, PA – Lake Wallenpaupack Lakefront Home for sale!


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24 Park Road

Hawley, PA 18438

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms : 2 (2 full)

List Price: $529,000

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Very well-maintained and classic two-story charmer right up close to the water with 50′ of Lake Wallenpaupack frontage! This lovely and cozy 4- bedroom home is everything you’ve thought of when envisioning a country lake home.


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MLS#: 12-981

PropertyType: Single-Family Home

Price: $529,000

Status: For Sale

MLS/Source ID: 12-981

Zip: 18438

Style: cottage

Foundation: wood

Roof: asphalt

Parking: surface-lot

Rooms: 13

Floors: tile

Heating Fuel: electric,propane


Cobbs Lake Preserve, Lake Ariel, PA: A Natural Jewel for Country Living

In my travels around our gorgeous homeland of Northeast PA, I have – what I believe to be – is a privilege to explore some very fine residential communities.  And, the one I toured today was Cobbs Lake Preserve in Lake Ariel, Wayne County.  

This year-round residential development is a very unique wooded and private community of 540 acres – 400 of them natural preserve land with a pristine non-powerboat lake. The lake is stocked for the leisurely afternoons fishing on the 42 acres lake or just to meander around the many coves in your rowboat or canoe. Then, put your walking shoes on and explore the seemingly endless hiking and walking trails in surroundings its’ association membership is tirelessly committed to preserving.

Their mission is to maintain and balance the natural environment of a well- protected forest; to keep the forest healthy and productive, to help improve the wildlife habitat, conserve the soil and water and the general aesthetics of the environment and, at the same time – balance the support services and resources for its vital and active homeowner- community.

Cobbs Lake Preserves association dues are fairly minimal in light of everything it is committed to. For 940.00 (2011 season fee) the dues include trash disposal, road maintenance, the community well source and club house. 

A very special community indeed and if you’d like to learn more about the unique wooded enclave visit them @ cobbslakepreserve.net or www.instapage.org/cobbs. 

And, click here If you’d like to see what’s for sale in Cobbs Lake and become a homeowner in one of Pennsylvania’s prettiest communities,