Buyer FAQ

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Q: How far are the Poconos from major metro areas?


The Poconos are closer than you think! Below are estimated driving times.
Albany: 3 Hours
Atlantic City: 3 Hours
Baltimore: 3½ Hours
Boston: 5 Hours
Buffalo: 5½ Hours
Charleston: 8 Hours
Cleveland: 7 Hours
Columbus: 8 Hours
Dover: 3 Hours
Erie: 6 Hours
Harrisburg: 2 Hours
Hartford: 3 Hours
Manchester: 3½ Hours
New York City: 1½ Hours
Philadelphia: 2 Hours
Pittsburgh: 6 Hours
Providence: 4¾ Hours
Rochester: 4½ Hours
Syracuse: 3 Hours
Trenton: 2 Hours
Washington D.C.: 4½ Hours

Q: What kind of activities are there to do in the Poconos?


The beautiful scenery of the Pocono Mountains lends towards many different outdoor activities including: skiing, hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, and horseback riding as well as several different activity/water parks. The Poconos also boasts many museums, antique shops, outlet stores, and theaters.

Q: What are the first steps I should take in preparing to buy a home?


Assessing your financial readiness is the first step in buying a home. You should visit a mortgage broker and obtain a pre-approval. Once you have been pre-approved for a mortgage, you can visit a REALTOR® who can help you determine the price range you should be looking in, answer questions specific to your situation and show you the homes available on the market in your price range

Q: What is a REALTOR® and why should I use one?


A REALTOR® is a real estate agent who has been accepted in the National Association of REALTORS® which holds them accountable to a strict code of ethics. All of the agents at Davis R. Chant Realtors are members of the National Association of REALTORS® and are able to provide exceptional service to help you along the journey of buying a home.

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