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Owning a vacation home in Pocono

Lately I’ve been hearing that the STR business in the Poconos is down and that the market is oversaturated. Some of my clients are doing quite well, some not as well as they hoped. It’s a good time for a deeper discussion about the potential to operate a profitable STR in the Poconos. According toContinue reading "Can You Still Make Money with Short-term Rentals in the Poconos?"

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There is both an art and a science to running a STR. The Art involves design of the property and the marketing that sets expectations. The Science looks at the data generated by the AirBnB, VRBO and other directory sites as well as what is reported by other analytics tools. I believe that half ofContinue reading "The Business of Estimating STR Income"

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May 01, 2024

Lately I’ve been hearing that the STR business in the Poconos is down and that the market is oversaturated. Some of my clients are doing quite well, some not as well as they hoped. It’s a good time for a deeper discussion about the potential to operate a profitable STR in the Poconos. According toContinue reading "Can You Still Make Money with Short-term Rentals in the Poconos?"

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April 06, 2024

There is both an art and a science to running a STR. The Art involves design of the property and the marketing that sets expectations. The Science looks at the data generated by the AirBnB, VRBO and other directory sites as well as what is reported by other analytics tools. I believe that half ofContinue reading "The Business of Estimating STR Income"

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March 28, 2024

On March 7, 2024, the picturesque Camelback Resort in Tannersville, PA played host to the first-ever Poconos STR Conference, marking a significant milestone for the Poconos Association of Vacation Rental Owners (Poconos VRO), the local industry trade association. Co-sponsored by the Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau (PMVB) and the Pocono Mountain Association of Realtors (PMAR), thisContinue reading "Poconos STR Conference 2024 Raises Awareness and Gives a Boost to the Poconos Vacation Rental Industry"

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March 19, 2024

On March 18, 2024 in a packed township meeting, the Tobyhanna Township Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 2 to Cap the number of STR licenses at a number that equals 12% of the number of homes. The Cap was originally proposed at 10% but in the discussion portion of the meeting the administrative staffContinue reading "Tobyhanna Township Adopts a Cap on Vacation Rental Properties"

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January 25, 2024

As a realtor who specializes in helping people find vacation rental properties, I see a lot of interesting interpretations of the rules which is one of the primary reasons we have so many rules. You should assume that to operate a vacation rental or short-term rental in the Poconos, you will need a municipal license.Continue reading "Getting it Right – The Quirks Around STR Occupancy Limits"

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January 05, 2024

Mention HOA and many people think of cumbersome regulations, restrictive committees and added expenses. Here in the Poconos, we have our share of these, but we also have many communities which were built as vacation/resort communities and the HOA serve to bring attractive amenities and a pleasant vacation experience for homeowners and guests. As aContinue reading "Top 10 STR-Friendly Communities in the Poconos"

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January 03, 2024

Here some insight on the vacation home rental market and investment outlook for short-term rental properties in the Poconos for 2024. Overall Poconos home sales are down, home sale prices seem stable, total rental income is down slightly, and rental stays (nights booked) are holding steady. When it comes to homes for sale, we areContinue reading "Pocono STR and Real Estate Market Update – Winter/Spring 2024"

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July 03, 2023

Some communities are more friendly to VRBO and Airbnb, others oppose the practice.  Here is an summary drawn from various HOAs (Home Owner Associations) and township regulations. Last Updated: June, 2024 ARROWHEAD LAKE (Coolbaugh Township and Tobyhanna Township, PA) As one of the area’s most recognized vacation home communities, Arrowhead Lake has a rich traditionContinue reading "Short-term Rental Friendly Pocono Communities"

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June 10, 2023

Short-term Vacation Rentals Matter in the Poconos For as long as there have been vacation homes in the Poconos, there have been vacation rentals and the vacation rental business is a big part of the ongoing prosperity of the region. With the rise of AirBNB, VRBO and other Online Travel Agencies, the visibility of theContinue reading "Join the Effort to Build a Better Vacation Rental Industry in the Poconos"

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June 05, 2023

I am a realtor who specializes on helping people find vacation homes that they can use as a short-term rental. My clients range from young first-time real-estate buyers all the way to sophisticated investors who have large portfolios of income properties and support staff to guide their decisions. Often, I am asked to provide myContinue reading "Pocono STR Owners Answer the Question: Would You Do it Again?"

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