Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stop The Cheaters in Arrowhead Lakes

Anyone who has gone through the building process in Arrowhead Lakes knows the rules that need to be followed. Before ever purchasing their land in Arrowhead the prospective buyer hopefully had themselves good Realtor Representation and had a wetland study done prior to their purchase. The Wetland Study is a "Gold Ticket" to build in this wonderfully maintained Pristine Lake Community. Those who have made the wise decision to hire experts in their fields to represent them in the purchase of their land in Arrowhead and secure that they followed ALL Proper Procedures should not be simply 'walked all over' by the people who went to an auction and took it upon themselves to make a purchase of a piece of land that is predominantly All Wetlands. As if that wasn't bad enough their claim of ignorance when they started building WITHOUT a Proper Wetland Study and the job was shut down because of this has them now pleading their case to The Army Corp of Engineers.
This land owner has been so upset by the fact that he has been stopped in his efforts to build on his wetland infested lot that he religiously drives around the lake making calls to The Army Corp of Engineers turning in anyone who is building on the lake. His efforts are pure childish in that he is flat out slowing down the Dreams of other more honest and law abiding land owners who have followed all of the rules and obtained all of the proper paperwork to begin the Building of Their Dream Home the Right Way!
If this sort of childish behavior from people who are just looking to cut corners that so many other hardworking and law abiding land owners had to pain stakingly puddle through bothers you then I encourage you ALL to contact the Army Corp of Engineers at :

Who to Contact
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia DistrictThe Wanamaker Building100 Penn Square EastPhiladelphia, PA 19107-3390Questions/Comments Public AffairsContact: Ed Voigt Phone: (215) 656-6515 FAX: (215) 656-6820
orContact: Susan AndersonPhone: (215) 656-6595

A Hidden Gem of a Pocono Mountain Lakefront Home for Sale

For the most part I like talking about Pocono Real Estate in general and share different experiences in Blogs here. However this one listing I have to put out here simply because noone will find it anywhere else. The Homeowner for This Gorgeous Lakefront has Given us, Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty Exclusivity For the Sale of This Fine Mountain Home. You Can Check Out the details Right Here!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Central Sewer Hookups Coming to a Screaming Halt in Arrowhead Lakes

In case anyone hasn't heard Arrowhead Lakes Community, after being instructed by the Department of Environmental Protection, has issued a halt on all central sewer hookups in the community until permitting from previous sewer hookups and the running of the main sewer lines have come into proper compliance.
Apparently all the ducks were not in order when this whole sewer project got started some 7 -8 years ago. This will not affect anyone who already has permitting in place to build but no future permits will be given to build with connection to central sewer until further notice. After speaking to interim general manager, Charlie Hozempa, he felt that given what is involved with the entire process it will probably a good year before anyone can start to hook up once again. As the community moves as quickly as possible to remedy this situation it cannot control the speed and cooperation of the engineers involved and of course the various governmental bodies of the different townships involved (Coolbaugh and Tobyhanna) not to mention any environmental agencies. These variables will no doubt take up the most time!
Who does this affect???? Well I will start by telling you who it doesn't affect. It doesn't affect anyone in the finished sewer sections which are sections 14 and up. For those lot owners in sections 1 - 13, I would take this time to invest in a 'wetland study' if you ever have any intention of either building on your lot or selling it. Just because there is sewer available or your lot falls within a finished sewer section, this doesn't mean that your lot is 'buildable'. A wetland study is required to build in this community and if you have any questions about this issue please feel free to use my contact information on the right and I will be happy to help you out. If a wetland study indicates the presence of wetlands on the property you might want to consider having the property surveyed and also the wetlands surveyed. This of course depends on how much wetlands your lot has. If it is a trivial amount that falls outside the setbacks of your building box then there is no reason to do anymore work but if there is substantial wetlands then it would be to your benefit to get both the parcel and the wetlands surveyed to see if you have a building box and if so, how much of a building box. This information can be the determining factor of whether or not you have a 'marketable' piece of property!
This will directly affect a few of my clients as they have waterfront property. One client was waiting for the sewer to come around the bend which should have happened this year and my other client had a land and home package set up but didn't get to the permitting stage yet so that will more than likely be shelved for another year as well.
If anyone has any questions on wetlands and whether or not your property has them please feel free to call me or email me and I will help steer you to the right people.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Pocono "Lake Community" Website - For The People

After a subtle celebration by a select few with the creation of our latest company website which was set up to attract and help buyers make more informed decisions of which part of the Poconos they would like to maintain their second home in. There are literally hundreds of 'lake communities' in the Pocono Mountains and much of the beginning stages of purchasing a second home is spent trying to find out what the buyer is looking for in a 'vacation spot'.
Our new site, http://www.poconocommunitysite.com, is an ever-going work in progress as more and more information is gathered about the different communities it will be posted to the appropriate page. For the consumer, they can literally click onto a page of a community they might want information on and gather the information, possibly look at a few pictures and most importantly they can click a link on the community page and be able to view ALL of the current MLS listings for that particular "Lake Community". No more clicking onto the town or clicking a community or breaking down the search in any other obscure parameter but the simplest!
Are you interested in Arrowhead Lakes Community. How about Towamensing Trails? Maybe Lake Naomi or even Lake Harmony is where your interest lies. Who knows, maybe you are a ski bum or a winter sport person. You might want the low down on Camelback Ski Homes or Jack Frost Condos or even Big Boulder Ski Homes. Whatever your desire we make it easier for you to gather some information and view all current listings in each in particular area or community. The site even has a search already broken down to show ALL AVAILABLE LAKEFRONT HOMES and ALL GAMELAND BORDERING PROPERTIES!
After 15 months as a Real Estate Company we are in a position to offer buyers the opportunity to obtain information and assist them with the purchase of an Authentic Katahdin Cedar Log Home. For the Qualified Buyer who doesn't like what is out there on the market we offer the services of our own in - house builder with a kick-butt architecht available to Create Their Own Dream Custom Home here in the Poconos! If you are a consumer who is looking to book a vacation in the Lush Pocono Mountains you can Browse our Inventory of Rental Properties Right Here! Finally though for the savvy Pocono Home Browser you can still Search The Pocono MLS Yourself for Free From Scratch and Even Receive a Free Listing Alert Service which arranges for listings to be delivered right to your inbox based on search parameters YOU pick out.
Whatever you need Mr. or Mrs. Pocono Buyer or Seller we have the tools to assist you! Please feel free to check out ALL of Our Helpful Sites.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Pocono Farms - A Golfers Delight

Conveniently located just off Rte 611 in Tobyhanna just above Mount Pocono is the Fabulous Pocono Farms Country Club. With its rolling green hills and lovely wooded countryside, Pocono Farms Country Club Association is where friends and families enjoy a variety of sports and social activities. In short, a resort atmosphere with a family feel.
The banquet facilities complement their award winning 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, 16-acre stocked lake, pavilion with boat dock, volleyball court, Olympic size pool, and Kick - Butt clubhouse. Our members can stay in shape while enjoying their time together relaxing with sports and social activities. The membership participates in a range of activities designed to promote interaction among all members.
A warm and welcoming atmosphere with benefits and activities for all is emphasized because Pocono Farms Country Club Association is member-owned. The Board of Directors and staff serve the members and their guests in a professional and friendly manner to assure that the service quality and selection of family activities meet the members' desires and high standards.To find out more about the real estate market in Pocono Farms please call Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty at 570 234 0633. We are Here To Assist you!To View All Current Homes on the Market in Pocono Farms Simply Click the Link Below!

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Pocono Mountain Lake - Carbon County's Low Key Lake Community

Pocono Mountain Lakes is a small, cozy tucked away lake community surrounded by PA Gamelands and just a hop, skip and a jump from I-80 and I-476 right off of Rte 940 in White Haven, PA. This community is passed by each day by hundreds of passersby, most of which probably don't even know the community exists. It is that well hidden from the road! The lake is a modest but refreshing 6 Acres.

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Pocono Ranchlands - Bushkill, Pa's Community Wonderland

Pocono Ranch Lands is a four season community offering the best of all! With a ski chalet and outdoor pools you can enjoy the best of each season, right out your back door. Pocono Ranch Lands is located in Bushkill near Route 209 and Bushkill Falls, "The Niagara of the Poconos".Amenities include: Pools, Clubhouse, Private Ski Area, Horseback Riding, Playgrounds, Lighted Tennis and Basketball Courts.

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Directions :
Take Interstate Route 80 West to Exit 309 (Marshall’s Creek) in Pennsylvania
Take Route 209 North approximately 4 miles to third traffic light
Turn right and continue on Route 209 North approximately 8 miles
Turn left at blinker light in Bushkill onto Bushkill Falls Road
Turn right on Milford Road—continue approximately 5 miles
Turn left onto Minks Pond Road
Turn right into Pocono Ranchlands
Proceed North to Allentown
From Allentown take Route 22 East to Route 33 North
Proceed on Route 33 till Route 209 North joins it
Proceed North on Route 209 to Interstate Route 80 East to Exit 309
Proceed as from New York

Pocono Springs Estates - Gated and Secluded

Bordered by State Gamelands, Pocono Springs Estates is a haven for wildlife, including deer, wild turkey, bald eagles, and red tail hawks. The amenities of this gated community include 133 acre Crystal Lake, stocked annually, the recreation island, featuring a heated swimming pool, basketball, handball, tennis, and bocce courts, 24 hour security patrols on our 56 miles of internal roads, 2 gated entrances/exits, and several green wildlife refuge areas.
The community is serviced by the North Pocono, Wallenpaupack, and Western Wayne School Districts.

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Riverside Estates - Livin' Along The Lehigh

Riverside Estates is a non-profit residential Community in Pocono Lake, PA with community preserved land along the Lehigh River. There are 129 lots in the Riverside Estates Community, ranging in size from 1+acre to 7 acres, each lot being a minimum size of one acre for home building. We are a private Community, structured in accordance with the Planned Communities Act of Pennsylvania, and we are internally responsible for the maintenance of our roads and recreation area, as well as compliance with any/all By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, and Covenants and Restrictions pertaining to ownership of lots and/or homes within the boundaries of Riverside Estates. The owner(s) of each lot is/are responsible for payment of annual dues to the Community for each lot owned, as well as payment of County and Township taxes on each of those lots, and any necessary assessments as may be determined by the Board of Directors to address emergencies or improvements to the Community at large. Ownership of each lot entitles the owner(s) to one vote in elections and for ratification of budget items and dues.
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Saw Creek Estates

Saw Creek Estates Community Association (SCECA) is a private residential community in the Poconos Mountains. This wonderful and amenity filled community offers the following: * Two Indoor Pools* Four Outdoor Pools* Indoor/Outdoor Hottubs* Outdoor Wading Pool* Indoor / Outdoor Tennis Courts* Outdoor Basketball Courts* Two Lakes* Outdoor Walking Trail* Raquetball Courts* Health / Fitness Center* Outdoor Volleyball Court* Softball Field and Tennis Center* Top of the World Restaurant* On-Site Ski Slopes - Open Weekends and Holidays (Conditions Permitting)Saw Creek is located within 5 miles of Horseback Riding , Apline Skiiing, Golfing, a Large Flea Market and Fernwood Resort. Skiers will find themselves only 7 miles from Shawnee and approximately 20 miles from Camelback.

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Stillwater Lake Estates

Conveniently located right at the intersection of Rte's 940 and 380 in Pocono Summit, Stillwater Estates offers a vigorous lake community life with quick and easy access to the major highways for daily commuting. This private lake community consists of a lake, beach, tennis courts and a clubhouse.
Give us a call today to show you what is available in this commuter dream community.

Lake is 137 Acres
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Stillwater Lake Civic Association

Stillwater Lake Civic Association is also a convenient choice of lake communities in the Poconos. Very close to Rte's 940, 611 and 380, it offers the daily commuter to enjoy coming home every night to their house in the Mountains! This private lake community offers two lakes, one for boating and fishing (Back Lake) and one for Swimming, boating and fishing (Front Lake), a pool, basketball courts and playgrounds.Back Lake - 50 AcresFront Lake - 33 Acres
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Towamensing Trails - A Hidden Gem in the Poconos

Towamensing Trails is a private residential lake community located conveniently off of Rte 903 in Albrightsville, PA. This wooded and rustic community offers homeowners one 190 Acre Lake Towamensing, private pool, beach, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, Ball Field and Playground. Towamensing Trails also sports a Lounge / Restaurant right in the community. It is open to all Towamensing Property Owners, their family and guests. To consume alcohol at the lounge you must belong to the Trails Lake and Tennis Club but all other activities do not require membership.
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Wagners Forest - Big Forest Living

Wagners Forest Park is a conservation oriented community dedicated to preserving the natural environment and wildlife of the area. Parcel sizes average 2 + acres. This community is conveniently located just off Rte 940 in Pocono Lake, PA close to I-80, I-476 and Rte 380. This wonderful low key Pocono Community offers huge mature trees throughout. Your home is literally set in a forest. Right down the road from the ski slopes at Jack Frost and Big Boulder makes this an all around great place to have your Pocono Home.
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