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Owning a vacation home in Pocono

NOTE: Tobyhanna Township approved a short-term rental ordinance in 2022. A revision to the ordinance was adopted on February, 20 2024. This changed the occupancy limit to 2 per bedroom + 2 and reduced fines for violations to be within state guidelines. The provision to cap the number of STR licenses to 10% was removedContinue reading "Top 10 STR-Friendly Communities in the Poconos"

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As we end 2023, here some insight on the vacation home rental market and investment outlook for the Poconos. Overall Poconos home sales are down, home sale prices seem stable, rental income is down, and rental stays (nights booked) are holding steady. When it comes to homes for sale, we are seeing a bifurcated marketContinue reading "Pocono STR and Real Estate Market Update – Fall/Winter 2023"

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January 05, 2024

NOTE: Tobyhanna Township approved a short-term rental ordinance in 2022. A revision to the ordinance was adopted on February, 20 2024. This changed the occupancy limit to 2 per bedroom + 2 and reduced fines for violations to be within state guidelines. The provision to cap the number of STR licenses to 10% was removedContinue reading "Top 10 STR-Friendly Communities in the Poconos"

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November 30, 2023

As we end 2023, here some insight on the vacation home rental market and investment outlook for the Poconos. Overall Poconos home sales are down, home sale prices seem stable, rental income is down, and rental stays (nights booked) are holding steady. When it comes to homes for sale, we are seeing a bifurcated marketContinue reading "Pocono STR and Real Estate Market Update – Fall/Winter 2023"

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August 17, 2023

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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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: February, 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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June 01, 2023

Here’s some insight on the vacation home investment market in the Poconos, for Summer 2023. Inventory remains tight for very desirable homes; prices remain high, and we continue to see people moving into the area taking advantage of the quality-of-life benefits of the region. From driving around, I see what appears to be a strongContinue reading "Pocono STR and Real Estate Market Update – Summer 2023"

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March 13, 2023

I get a lot of inquiries from people who have heard about the Poconos, but who have never been here. They understand that Poconos has a reputation as a vacation area, but are unsure of the draws, so here’s my spin. The Pocono Mountain region is famous as a vacation getaway with its natural scenicContinue reading "What Brings People to the Poconos?"

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February 07, 2023

Many of the inquires I get ask is there are service providers to help with getting a STR started and then keeping it going.  Since Tourism is the main business in the Poconos, the answer is yes.  Below is a list of firms that have been mentioned by clients, other realtors or that I haveContinue reading "Service Providers for Short Term Rentals in the Poconos"

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January 28, 2023

Short-term Rentals (STR) in Pennsylvania are regulated by the local municipalities. Pennsylvania has three official forms of municipal governments, cities, townships, and boroughs. Municipalities have the right to restrict this use of a home through Zoning and they have the right to regulate STR through local ordinances and licensing processes. To give you a senseContinue reading "The Pocono Geography Puzzle – Understanding Who Regulates Short-term Rentals in the Poconos"

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