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Home Buying in Pocono Lake : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Nov 18, 2016
Laura Teal asked:
Hoping vacation home will become my eventual retirement home. Any other suggestions? Public water and/or sewer would be a bonus...
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Mon Oct 5, 2015
Tipperarynyc answered:
We also have had our home for over 10 years and it ourretreat ! We have had batteries taken out of our electric boat a few times.So we out them under a locked area in the oat.We also have come up to find that our home was broken into and all our TV'S were disconnected and taken.We thought it was due to a home being built next to us and the workers saw we were not there furing the week.
This is a beautiful community and would not keep us from leaving.
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Sat Sep 27, 2014
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
John asked:
Considering investing in a second home here. Trying to get a grasp on what I can expect for rental vs vacancy percentage. Anyone local with some insight?
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Sun Mar 2, 2014
Jzogottonsted answered:
The Riverside Estates annual fee is only $375/year. That includes upkeep of our road ways, snow removal from the roads and upkeep of our 32 acre community park/picnic ground/hiking trails. There is a Martz Bus terminal in Mt. Pocono, about 20 minutes away. Not sure which downtown you are referring to. It goes to NYC and Philadelphia. ... more
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Sat Feb 15, 2014
Ellen answered:
I know folks who live in Locust Lake. I have stayed with them many times. Locus Lake is family oriented and have events geared towards guests and year 'round homeowners. I have heard rumors that Arrowhead Lakes is becoming more of a resort and, with the addition of their million dollar clubhouse, their fees keep escalating. Locust Lake has reasonably low fees, isfamily ooriented and is patrolled by Security 24 hrs. Arrowhead has pools (I believe three), which Locust Lake doesn't, if that is important to you. They both have beaches and lakes. My husband wishes to purchase a home in Pocono Lake for year 'round living. We are learning towards Locust Lake:) ... more
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Mon Nov 25, 2013
Ed McKeown answered:
Dear Susan,
Sorry this looks like it went unanswered for a while. Yes you can have pets in Arrowhead Lake. I do not see a rule that says anything about size of pets either. You must control your animals just like anywhere else. Are you considering buying a home here? It would be my guess it is a vacation home you seek. I can help you with your search if you wish.
Thank you,
Ed
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Sun Nov 24, 2013
rberke answered:
I live in Arrowhead. Yes, there are restrictions, both minimum/maximum & height. Also out-builds i.e. sheds are limited to 2 and have size limitations. If you contact the office they can give you more information. There is also a web site. ... more
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Tammy Hayes answered:
Check with the county building and zoning departments.
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Fri Oct 11, 2013
Lynn Ydoyaga answered:
Are you talking about Arrowhead Lake?
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Fri Jun 21, 2013
Rick Cordisco answered:
Since this is their primary home, probably not BUT you never know when negotiating. It is a spectacular home with views of Jack Frost's Ski slopes. Call me to see it.
Rick - Cell - 570 872 1340
Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty
Owner/Blogger/Realtor
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Ali Kamnaksh answered:
it depends on what your building will look like and size and lot size.
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Wed May 29, 2013
Lynn Ydoyaga answered:
There are hundreds of communities in the Poconos. Association Dues can be as little as $150 per year & as much as $10,000.
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Sun Jan 20, 2013
Lynn Ydoyaga answered:
The Seller can do what he wants with the report. Hopefully, the do some of the repairs & disclose any deficencies to a new buyer.
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Sun Sep 23, 2012
Lynn Ydoyaga answered:
Many communities are mixed with some central & some private septic & wells. It is probably in your best interest to work with an agent to send listings only that match your criteria. I would be happy to help.

Lynn 570-881-1343
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
Daniel Seip answered:
Arrowhead is our #1 seller, I am building my new home there actually. What else would you like to know? I am here for you.
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Tue Mar 1, 2011
Carole Perdon answered:
I don't know why, but it is totally unfair. Only homeowners pay the school tax, yet renters do not. Homeowners, whether with children in schools or not, pay the school tax. Renters, whether with children in school or not, do not pay the school tax. Seem absurd. It should be divided equally, and if your children are no longer in school, or you never had children in school, you should not have to pay a school tax. Between the school tax, property tax and the Berkheimer tax, I need a second job just to take care of taxes! Something really needs to be done, but I don't know what or how to go about it. Any suggestions (other than moving!)? ... more
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Tue Mar 1, 2011
Rick Cordisco answered:
Lisa's answer broke it down nicely. I would like to add that when it comes time to sell, the Lake Community homes with all of the amenities typically have a much quicker turnaround on the market than those homes outside of a community. This is assuming you are talking about the Pocono Lake area and NOT Stroudsburg or those small towns down toward The Water Gap. ... more
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Wed Nov 17, 2010
Cheryl McDonald answered:
Simply put, it's negotiable...the buyer can ask for the seller to do repairs prior to settlement and the seller can either agree to do all repairs, not do any repairs, do some repairs and/or credit the buyer before closing for all, some or none of the repairs.

Good Luck :- )
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Tue Jul 8, 2008
Jared answered:
I meant IS NOT int he first line of the last post.
Trulia needs an edit for that.
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