US - USA Realty is a boutique Poconos Homes for Sale
real estate company with a
team of agents specializing in all kinds of Poconos
properties. Our Realtors provide relocation counseling,
vacation home buying advice, retirement home advice,
personal attention, and market expertise. On our site
you can customize your search for Poconos Homes for
Sale, find neighborhood descriptions, and read the
latest information about buying a home in the Poconos
Mountains region of Northeastern, PA.
often Poconos home buyers start with finding
the right neighborhood.
Since there are aver 200 from which to choose,
you can get some suggestions on where to start
from an experienced Poconos real estate agent
at USA Realty. Call 570 517 2428 with a short
description of your ideal home and lifestyle
and one of our agents will help narrow your
choice of community or neighborhood. You might
consider reading about the style or use of a
Home in the Poconos first. See
Lakefront Home buying tips, Ski
homes information, or the lakeview
homes guide. The Log
Cabin and Home
Inspection pages are useful resources, too.
This web site offers insider information on
many Poconos neighborhoods and communities,
designed to give you an idea of the local market
and current MLS listings. We understand that
your time is precious, why waste it trying to
find descriptions of communities or downtown
condo buildings? Get your Poconos real estate
research done right here, in one place. We want
to make navigating the real estate world as
easy as possible for you. You will see this
on our site, and you will see it in our service.
you'd like more information about relocation, luxury
real estate, waterfront homes, or vacation properties
in the Poconos, please don't hesitate to contact.
We're happy to answer all questions, big or small.
Forget to Factor in these Extra Costs of Owning a
for the mortgage isn't the only expense that you will
need to consider when you are buying a Poconos home.
There are many other costs that you will have to think
about and these can come as a shock if you haven't
planned ahead for them. Some very enthusiastic first-time
homeowners will gloss over these costs and later find
out that their budget and paycheque is overwhelmed.
are a few of the costs that you should consider when
you are becoming a homeowner for the first time.
a home purchase is complete, you will have a whole
new series of additional costs concerned with moving
into your new home . You might be able to
ask your friends for a favor, but you may have to
spend thousands on a moving company to get all of
your things to your new home. You will also have to
pay for gas to drive back and forth to your new home
during the purchase and move in process and perhaps
also cover the cost of a hotel stay on the way if
you are moving across the country.
amount of real estate taxes that you pay will vary
depending on the state that you live in. In Pennsylvania
taxes are generally in the 2.5 to 3 % of value per
year range. In the Poconos it will depend upon the
county or school distrct in which you are buying.
forget that you will also need to pay for your heating
costs in winter, air conditioning in summer and your
lights and internet all year round. Your utilities
can really add up, so if you don't
factor them into your budget you will be in for a
will also need to factor in the costs of repairing
your home, such as when an appliance needs to be replaced
or something needs fixing. A general rule of thumb
is that every homeowner should budget at least 1%
of the purchase value of the home to cover remodelling
and home maintenance.
don't forget about landscaping and lawn care. If you
pay a landscaping company to take care of your property
it could cost around $30-$50 per week. If you do
it yourself the costs will be lower, but
you will need to pay for the equipment and supplies
and spend a lot of your valuable time.
good thing about purchasing in the Pcoonos is that
there are neighborhoods where maintenance is included
in your monthly community fees. Places like Northridge
at Camelback, Snow Ridge
Village, Pinecrest Lake and Golf Club, LaBar Village,
Stones Throw Townhomes, Crystal Park and a
few other include some or all of the exterior maintenance
in their monthy fees.
on Your Mortgage
you are considering your budget for homeownership,
you will also need to factor in the amount that you
will pay in mortgage interest over the duration of
the home loan. The interest rate on your mortgage
will of course change over time, depending on the
mortgage that you select.
are just a few of the extra expenses that homeowners
need to factor into their budget when buying a Pocons
area home. If you have any more questions about home
ownership, call us at 570-517-2428 or email me at