Owning a vacation home in the Poconos and Carbon County

Opportunities in Carbon County and Monroe County

(the Southern Poconos)

Pocono Short-term Rental Market Real Estate Update – Fall 2022

The end of the third quarter is a time of significant transition in the vacation home market in the Poconos.  The busy summer vacation season has wrapped up, and for some it is time to look at their position and perhaps make some changes.  As a realtor focused on helping buyers find vacation homes theyContinue reading “Pocono Short-term Rental Market Real Estate Update – Fall 2022”

Are the Poconos the Best AirBnB Market in the Nation?

It seems that a growing number of investors and companies that support them are feeling very positive about investing in vacation homes in the Poconos and the future of Short-term Rentals in the region. Popular YouTuber Edward Lui states the Poconos are the Best Airbnb Market in the Nation, Airbnb put the Poconos in theirContinue reading “Are the Poconos the Best AirBnB Market in the Nation?”

Short-term Rental Friendly Pocono Communities

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: November, 2022 Many of the homes in the Poconos and neighboring counties were built as second homes and vacation getaways. Some have been turned into incomeContinue reading “Short-term Rental Friendly Pocono Communities”

What is Turnkey STR?  Factors to Consider When Buying a Short-Term Rental Business.

There has recently been a rise in properties for sale that are described as “Turnkey STR,” a term that has come to mean a property that is fully operational as a short-term rental and being sold as a complete package.  These are often properties that have recently been upgraded, are very tastefully designed and furnished,Continue reading “What is Turnkey STR?  Factors to Consider When Buying a Short-Term Rental Business.”

Beyond the Numbers, Finding your Niche in the Poconos STR Market

I spend a lot of time with customers who have big visions of success in the short-term rental business and they often ask me questions about a property’s ability to generate profit.  Many have use data tools like PriceLabs or AirDNA to help them understand the market and the opportunities that currently exist there.  TheyContinue reading “Beyond the Numbers, Finding your Niche in the Poconos STR Market”

Finding the right place to start your STR business in the Poconos.

The Poconos have been a popular vacation destination for generations.  Vacation communities continue to be built for second homes and investment properties and the practice of renting them for short periods is as old as the manmade lakes which were built around.  The rental business has surged in recent years with the rise of bookingContinue reading “Finding the right place to start your STR business in the Poconos.”

Running a Short-term Rental Business is Running a Hospitality Business

Short-term Rental Properties are different from Long-Term Rental Properties and the smart investor will have a plan. As a realtor, I field a lot of calls and interest from people who are interested in investing in a Short Term Rental (STR) property in the popular vacation home area of the Poconos.  Some of these inquiresContinue reading “Running a Short-term Rental Business is Running a Hospitality Business”

The Risks of Regulation for a Short-Term Rental Business

There are indeed risks associated with regulations that will impact a STR Business.  Operators who are willing to invest time and effort to influence the political forces that impact their business can help minimize that risk.  Here we explore how.

Is now the Right Time to invest in a Vacation Home in the Poconos?

Stocks market indexes are trading at record high levels, bond markets are strong, and the price of real estate continues to leap upward.  Rarely (if ever) have all three of these investment areas risen so sharply in unison.  With the ability for many to work remotely or build a business from home, the demand toContinue reading “Is now the Right Time to invest in a Vacation Home in the Poconos?”

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