Sunday, April 12, 2009

Just a note to all tea party Patriots, this is a great forum to start with and even though it has support from republicans and Fox News let me just sya we should use this forum as a launching pad for REAL CHANGE. I'm not talking about the garbage the present day republican leaders represent either. We need to get back to basics! Remember K.I.S.S., Keep it simple stupid!!!!! Neither democrats or republicans practice that and who suffers????? We elect these fools time after time who serve horridly for 4 years, some longer and some shorter, and end up with full health benefits and pensions FOREVER!!! Are you kidding me?????????? We have elderly americans choosing between Eating and Medications while these pompus Fools reap benefits they themselves create. The WHOLE thign is BULLSHIT and they all must GO!!!Let's find an honest and ehtical candidate to serve without the fear of taking kickbacks or being bought by big businesses.I mwould run myself but the only thing I can offer is honesty and sincerity and I am sure the politcally correct would NOT like me because I would do what makes sense and what is best for ALL not just a handful of friends!!! Let's find someone and catapult him, better yet let's find a small army of candidates and elect them all and basically do away with democrats and republicans as they don't desreve the support anymore.

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Easter in The Poconos

Happy Easter Pocono Enthusiasts!! This holiday weekend is filled with easter egg hunts and lots of fun activities for the young'ens at the various candy outlets.
For the grown ups it is one last weekend of peaceful serenity before the throngs of buyers escape here to find their own piece of Pocono Serenity! With Trout season ready to bring to the mountains all of the avid anglers ready to fish the endless supply of lakes, rivers and streams, the interested prospective buyers are ready to pounce on the many 'good deals' that await them here.
Whether you are looking in amenity filled Arrowhead Lakes or Lake Naomi or more subtle lake communities such as Towamensing Trails, Brier Crest Woods, Camelot Forest or Lake Harmony, one thing is certain, the DEALS are HERE!!!!!

Why not take your time and Search the Pocono MLS for Yourself Here For FREE and even receive Free Listing Alerts of Pocono Listings Delivered Right to Your Inbox! Let us help you get that search started for your very own piece of Pocono Serenity!

Whether your pleasure is fishing, swimming, whitewater rafting, paintballing, hunting, hiking, biking or any other outdoor activity it is enhanced greatly by enjoying those activities here in The Beautiful Pocono Mountains!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Big Bass Lake - So Much to Do!

Located in Gouldsboro, PA is Big Bass Lake. Conveniently located close to Rte 380 you will find this wonderful gated lake community with full amenities.The community offers two lakes complete with sandy beaches, marina, picnic and playground facilities, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, ice skating rink (weather permitting), ski hill with T-Bar, tubing hill, indoor and outdoor pool, dry sauna and clubhouse.Needless to say Big Bass Lake is LOADED with things to do.When you are ready to make that magical purchase of a home inside this wonderful community be sure to give Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty a call at 570 234 0633 as we are your Pocono Community Real Estate Experts. If you would like to view all currently active properties on the Pocono MLS right now then click on the link below.Click to view Current Homes for Sale in Big Bass Lake

Buck Hill Falls - One of The Oldest Pocono Communities

One of the oldest Pocono Communities, Buck Hill Falls boasts the following amenities:* A 27-hole golf course - 18 holesdesigned by Donald Ross - now boasts a clubhouse, PGA Professional and staff, and the Fairway Grille Restaurant. First designed in 1907, the planning of the original course required the purchase of an adjacent farm, bringing the total Buck Hill area at that time to more than 1,000 acres.
* Ten tennis courts with Har-Tru surfaces, with USTA Professional, staff and pro shop. Our Tennis Grille Restaurant is open daily for lite fare and refreshments.

* Olympic-sized swimming pool, with a director and staff of lifeguards. The program includes swim lessons, swim team and a summer swim meet schedule.

* Championship Lawn bowling greens, groomed to perfection.

* Two paddle tennis courts.
* Outdoor Ice Skating Rink* Over two miles of pristine trout fishing streams* Extensive marked and mapped hiking trails.The information and photos on this page were provided by View All Current homes on the market in Buck Hill Falls Simply Click the link below!
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Brier Crest Woods - The Shangri La of the Poconos

Located just 2.5 miles from the slopes at Big Boulder you can find the Shangri La of the Poconos. That's right, Brier Crest Woods Community and its 43 Acre Lake Shangri La can be found conveniently just off of Pa Rte 903 and very close to PA Rte 115. Homeowners of this fabulous lake community enjoy the sandy beach at Lake Shangri La, basketball courts, tennis courts and picnic and playground facilities. This community enjoys seeing an abundance of wildlife since it is predominantly surrounded by PA State Gamelands. Hundreds and hundreds of acres of wooded green space keep this community rustic and earthy. For all of you race fans Pocono Raceway is about 5-10 minutes from this relaxing Pocono Community.Call Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty to speak to our Brier Crest Woods Real Estate Professional Today. To get your search started now you can click the link below to view all current home for sale in this wonderful lake community!Click to view all Current Homes For Sale in Brier Crest Woods

Lake Harmony Pennsylvania

Lake Harmony is THE Power Boating Lake in the Jack Frost / Big Boulder Resort Area of the Pocono Mountains. Access to 125 Acre Lake Harmony as well as beach, boat docks and tennis courts are included for Homeowners of Properties in Lake Harmony Estates. Enjoy Water Skiing and Jet Skiing in this gorgeous lake. After hours enjoy a meal at one of their infamous restaurants including Nicks Lake House, The Terra Cottage, Piggys and more. Late night enjoy the exciting Club Atmosphere of Shenanigans all located right around the lake in quaint little Lake Harmony!Interested in this area? Call Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty at 570 234 0633 and ask to speak to our Lake Harmony Real Estate Expert.To View All Homes Currently on the market in Lake Harmony Simply Click the Link Below! Click to View Current Homes For Sale in Lake Harmony and The Estates

Camelback Ski Resort and Waterpark

Located conveniently right off of Interstate 80 in Tannersville, Pa is Camelback Mountain Resort Complex. Whether you are a Winter Sport Enthusiast or you love the Fabulous Fun of Outdoor Waterslides in the Summer you will certainly enjoy Camelback Mountain and all it has to offer you!Camelback Ski Mountain maintains 33 Ski Trails from novice to expert as well as All Terrain Parks and Tubing Hills for the more Conservative at heart. 17 Lifts help keep all of the action going well into the night here at Camelback. If you need a break you can certainly find solace and warmth at one of their 5 restaurant / lounges.For a list of the most current homes in and around the Camelback Mountain area of the Poconos simply click the link below. View Camelback Ski Homes

Jack Frost - Second of The Big Two

Come explore the premier Pocono Ski Resort Condos any time of year at Jack Frost's Snow Ridge Village, where snow comes first. Located in the scenic mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania, they are the ideal destination for your next winter retreat or summer get-away. Lots to do all 4 Seasons. From Festivals and Concerts to Motocross and Skirmish!
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Big Boulder Ski Resort - One of The Big Two

Whether it is a single family home close to the slopes or condo / townhome living close to Boulder Lake and the Slopes there is something for everyone inside of the Big Boulder Resort.Conveniently located in quaint Lake Harmony, PA right off of PA Route 903 this legendary area of the Poconos offers to its homeowners use of the 175 Acre Big Boulder Lake and some awesome views of the Ski Slopes at night.There are 15 Ski Trails and 6 tubing chutes for winter fun!To view all of the current homes for sale in this wonderful winter wonderland please click the link below! Click to view all Big Boulder Properties for Sale

Bear Creek Lake - A Quiet Hidden Gem Near Jim Thorpe, PA

Bear Creek Lake Community is conveniently located just off Rte 903 in Penn Forest Township, close to exit 74 off of The Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike. The community is a secluded and private lake community with great amenities including a 137 Acre Lake, Beach, Outdoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Clubhouse and Road Maintenance. Click to View All Homes for Sale in Bear Creek Lake Community!

The Magical Pocono Forest - Camelot Forest Conservation Community That Is!

Up the northeast extension of the Pa Turnpike exit 95 or not too far off of Interstate 80 exit 284 sits the little town of Blakeslee, PA. Anchored by a few markets, stores and even restaurants and pubs and tucked away just minutes from Jack Frost Ski Resort and Jack Frost National Golf Course, this quaint little town consists of a few Pocono "Lake Communities". One such community here is Camelot Forest Conservation Community located right off of Rte 940.
A conservation community is dedicated to the protection and preservation of their natural resources including their own on going eco-systems and the consistent upkeep of the natural landscape of the area. Camelot Forest is a smaller low key community with two lakes, a 14 acre and a 12 acre lake, one clubhouse and tennis courts. The community is served by public sewers and the roads are maintained by the local township but once inside you are lost in its beauty. Tall Trees abound around every corner with properties averaging .75 to 1 full acre in size. With it's close proximity to Jack Frost, Split Rock and Big Boulder (approx. 3 miles) , Camelot Forest has become a more popular destination for those Pocono Home buyers seeking lower dues and a more low key atmosphere with great location to everything.
At Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty, one of our real estate professionals lives in this wonderful community and even serves on the communities board. For the most accurate and professional assistance in finding that perfect Pocono Home inside of this wonderful conservation community please feel free to call us and we'll take care of the rest. Ask for Doreen St Cyr when you call!
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Monday, April 6, 2009

An Informational Blog or a bunch of listing posts - Which Would you Prefer?

In the town of Pocono Lake this site actually ranks Realtors according to how many Blogs they post. My question is "Would you, the reader want to read relevant information about your community or see what listings a real estate agent has sold recently or even what they have for sale currently?"
Seems to me that since You Can Always See EVERYTHING that is Currently on the Market in Arrowhead Lakes Just By Clicking Here, that you would like much more than that. Since Active Rain's ranking statistics don't differentiate from the art of a skillful blog and the art of 'copy and pasting', there will always be a ranking system that is deceiving to the Active Rain Consumer. In other words, being ranked #1 on Active Rain doesn't necessarily mean you are the top Blogger just that you are really great at 'copying and pasting' your listing activity to a Blog Spot and receiving credit for 10 second of work rather than a thoughtful and honest Bloggy Doooo!
I mean to be quite honest if it is Pocono Mountain Listings you are looking for you can even see ALL LAKEFRONT HOMES FOR SALE and even still ALL GAMELAND PROPERTIES FOR SALE simply by clicking the appropriate highlighted links!

Towamensing Trails - Off The Beaten Path in the Poconos

The beautiful wooded Lake Community of Towamensing Trails is conveniently located just off Rte 903 in Albrightsville, PA. Close to Big Boulder Ski Resort and White Water Rafting, this community of many amenities sits nestled amongst the many Grey Birches of this area. Tucked away nicely among the mountains of Northeast PA is this Lake Towamensing with it's 190 Acres of Refreshing Beauty. This community also offers homeowners swimming pools, tennis courts and basketball courts, not to mention a fully functional Clubhouse / Restaurant setup like no other.
For more information on this wonderful wooded community tucked away in the Fabulous Pocono Mountains and to view ALL Homes currently on the market in Towamensing Trails please click the following link! Enjoy!!
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An Ode to the North Arrow Drive Bear

Ok Arrowhead Residents and Homeowners and potential future homeowners, this morning (Monday April 6) was the second monday in a row I found my self retrieving my trash can and cleaning up a mess of garbage strewn all over the place. I thought it must be a bear at first then my mind turned to the devious raccoons that I have battled wits with in the past and with the help a few COLD buckets of water was victorious in getting those sly garbage junkies to retreat in a wet panic and hadn't returned since.
As I drove down the road to take Molly to the bus stop though I noticed one of the Very Big and Very Heavy Wooden Trash bins that hold the trash cans for most of the part timers was completely turned over and his trash spewed about in much the same manner as my own. This is the second week in a row for both of us. I guess I didn't want to believe that a bear was so close but in reality I think that is what it was. It wouldn't have been the first time I have seen a bear in our direct Vicinity on North Arrow so close to the lake as my neighbor Anita had one peeping through her slider back to Autumn's ago.
I guess to confirm my suspicions I will have to camp out downstairs next Sunday night as Mr Bear approaches for Easter Dinner at the Cordisco Garbage Cans. Not sure what I will do but one thing for sure is I will get a picture for the followup to this blog. I am thinking we have to name him also. If anyone can think of a good "Bear Name" for a garbage rummager please pass it along to me. Till next time let me just say, keep your trash lids snapped tightly and if you live on North Arrow Drive keep me posted if you see him.
All you interested folks who would love to be closer to nature, I have almost 90 properties of all shapes and sizes available in Arrowhead Lakes Community. Whether it be a lakefront home you are looking for or a property that borders PA Gamelands or just a simple getaway, fully functional cabin with fireplace etc... for under $100,000 I have the inventory for you. Pay us a visit on any of our sites to view ALL Pocono Mountain Homes for Sale!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

So You Think Your Home Shows Well???

After Before

Before After

OK Reators, you just landed that new listing! House shows well, or so you think? A few small things can make a huge difference in making that house really "POP" and give the buyer that feeling of 'Wanting It'. We at Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty are now offering our sellers a complete refund of their consultation fee if they consult with Valerie Sagheddu, owner and artistic operator of Apostle Art, a Complete Home Staging and Design Service Company right here in the Great Northeast PA and Pocono Mountains area. Above are a few of the before and after pics of just the little things she picks up on. The homeowner actually had most of the items around her house. She just needed the guidance on where to place things and what colors to use etc... Check them out and check Valerie out at!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Pocono Home Buyer Looking for a Deal?

Everyone is always looking for a deal. Doesn't matter what it is just so long as it is a DEAL! With the declining home values which coincide rather systematically with the rising unemployment Pocono Home Buyers and Investors are even more The Bargain Hunters. Well when I get a heads up from my Real Estate Peeps, in this case Heather Rickert, and she is giving me a heads up on a price reduction on a nice little cabin in Arrowhead Lakes I felt compelled to post this home here on my Blog. Let me run down a few of the details: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Large Front Deck, Adirondack Siding and Backing to a large greenbelt. Don't get me wrong now, this home does need a little updating but it is also being reduced down to $93,000 and the owner is looking for offers NOW! Check it Out For Yourself Here!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Easter Pocono Home Specials

Well with Easter right around the corner I am sure that the Easter Bunny will be bringing Great Pocono Deals to all the good little boys and girls this year. Whether your Easter Wish list includes a small cabin getaway in gorgeous Arrowhead Lakes or a magnificent New Home accented with stone and cedar and Backed up to 21,000 Acres of Bradys Lake State Gamelands, we have the inventory and are in serious contract talks with Mr Bunny on your behalf. The result is Great Deals for YOU!

Maybe you were especially good this year and Santa overlooked that fine behavior!! You might be eligible for a practically Brand New Country Cape on 3 Acres with 5 Bedrooms, 3 Car Garage and just under 3,000 sq ft of living space. I think that all the deals are right there in front of you this Easter and all you need is for Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty to steer you to the GRAND EASTER EGG HUNT!!!Look no further than this page. Stop by at the top of this Blog to say hi or better yet call us in person. Our Links and Phone Numbers are at the Left of This Blog! We will find you your Easter Special!

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